Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 13, 2022

FORESYTE PRIVACY POLICY

At  FORESYTE, Inc., (“Foresyte”, “Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”), we value your trust. We are committed to acting responsibly when we collect, use and protect your non-personal and personal information.

We believe in being clear and open about how we collect data related to you when you visit our website at www.foresyteapp.com (the “Site”) (“Website”), download, access and /or use the mobile application named: Foresyte  (“App”),  subscribe to/ purchase our services for budgeting and lifestyle planning, subscribe to our newsletter, interact with us, participate in online surveys, advertisements or marketing emails, opt-in for push notifications, opt-in to receive SMS mobile messages, or engage with any other websites, pages, features, or content we own, operate and/or provide collectively with the Website and/or App the “Services”).

Federal and state laws say that we must tell you how we collect, share and protect your personal information. This Privacy Notice (“Privacy Notice”) is designed to help you understand how we collect, use, share and safeguard the information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Services. Please read this Privacy Notice very carefully.

By accepting our Privacy Notice/accessing and using the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Notice and the Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”).  The Services are intended for users located in the United States only, and you hereby expressly acknowledge and agree that if you are accessing and/or using the Services that you reside in the United States and will only access and/or use the Services in the United States. The use of the Services and App is subject to the Mobile Application Terms of Service.

TYPES OF DATA WE COLLECT

We collect “Non-Personal Information” and “Personal Information” and the information we collect from you depends on how you use the Services. “Non-Personal Information” includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. “Personal Information” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, email address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. This includes:

Types = Types of data that we may process

Use Case = Primary purpose for collection and use of data

User Information.

TypesWe collect your first and last name, email and phone number if you contact us.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in contacting our Website visitors/ users  and communicating with them in relation to the Services.

Account Information.

TypesWe collect your name, date of birth, gender, job title, financial information such as: income, savings/ investment goals, credit card debt, discretionary spending behavior, spending profile, etc., zip code,  phone number,  email address, iPhone contact lists if you consent and share them with us, if you download and set up an account through the Services.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in contacting our customers and communicating with them in relation to the Services. We have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with the Services to better improve the Services, and to understand your preferences and interests and to select offerings that you might find most useful. The iPhone contact lists that you provide us allow us to engage third parties to assist with providing services that may be of interest to you and those in your contact lists. We may send you a text message that contains promotional information that may be of interest to you. You can opt-out of receiving future text messages by replying "STOP." We also have a legitimate interest in detecting and preventing fraud.

Cookies and First-Party Tracking.

TypesWe use Cookies and clear GIFs. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to a computer’s hard drive while a website is viewed. See our Cookie Policy for more information on how we use Cookies.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in making the Services operate efficiently.

Cookies and Third-Party Tracking.

TypesWe participate in behavior-based advertising, this means that a third party uses technology (i.e.: a cookie, pixel or ‘LAL’) to collect information about your use of the Service so that they can provide advertising about products and services tailored to your interests. To learn more about our third-party partner, please read its privacy policy. We use Firebase Analytics and Firebase Authentication, which is a user authentication service provided by Google Inc. (US).: https://policies.google.com/privacy. You may erase your data from our database by accessing the “Advanced Settings” page. By doing so, your account will be deleted, and your subscription will be disabled.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in engaging in behavior-based advertising, capturing website and mobile application analytics and engaging third parties to assist with providing Services to you. Firebase Authentication allows our App to authenticate you as a user and securely save your data and provide the same personalized experience across all your devices.

Social Media Contractors.

TypesOur Website and App use social media connectors. They are social media buttons you see on our Website and App or linked posts that allow you to connect and learn more about us and interact with us, our users and marketing partners. To learn more about the social media’s privacy policies, please read their respective privacy policies on their websites.

Use CaseWe engage in behavior-based advertising, capturing website and mobile application analytics and engaging third parties to assist with providing Services that may be of interest to you.

Email Interconnectivity.

TypesIf you receive email from us, we may use certain tools to capture data related to when you open our message, click on any links or banners it contains and make purchases.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with our communications to you.

Feedback/Support.

TypesWe collect personal data from you contained in any inquiry you submit to us regarding the Services, such as completing our online forms, calling or emailing for the purposes of general inquiries, support requests, or to report an issue.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in receiving, and acting upon, your feedback, issues, or inquiries.

Emailing List.

TypesWhen you sign up for one of our e-mailing list(s), we collect your name and email address.

Use CaseWe share information about our products and services with individuals that consent to receive such information. We also have a legitimate interest in sharing information about our products and services.

Mobile Devices.

TypesWe collect information from your mobile device such as unique identifying information broadcast from your device when using the Services.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in identifying unique visitors, and in understanding how users interact with us on their mobile devices.

Website & Application Interactions.

TypesWe use technology to monitor how you interact with the Services. This may include: IP addresses, preferences, web pages you visited prior to using the Services, information about your browser, network or device (such as browser type and version, operating system, internet service provider, preference settings, unique device IDs and language and other regional settings), information about how you interact with the Services (such as timestamps, clicks, scrolling, browsing times, searches, transactions, referral pages, load times, and problems you may encounter, such as loading errors).

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in understanding how you interact with the Services to better improve the Services, and to understand your preferences and interests and to select offerings that you might find most useful.  We also have a legitimate interest in detecting and preventing fraud.

Transactional Information.

TypesWe collect transactional information, including information about the services you purchase or about which you make an inquiry.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in our customers' transactional information to fulfill contractual obligations related to Services. We also have a legitimate interest in understanding your preferences and interests so we could select offerings that you might find most useful.

Logs.

TypesWe collect information, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to a computer when the Internet is used), domain name, click-activity, referring website, and/or a date/time stamp for visitors.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in monitoring networks and the visitors to our Website/ App and access and use of the Services to provide the Services and enhance the Services.

Employment.

TypesIf you apply for a job posting, or become an employee, we collect information necessary to process your application or to retain you as an employee.  This may include, among other things, your social security number.  Providing this information is required for employment.

Use CaseWe use information about current employees to perform our contract of employment, or the anticipation of a contract of employment.  In some contexts, we are also required by law to collect information about our employees. We also have a legitimate interest in using your information to have efficient staffing and work force operations, and provide the Website and App to our customers.

Geolocation Information.

TypesWhen you use our Website/ App, and Services, we collect your location from the GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your device to determine your location to better serve you. 

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in understanding our users and providing tailored Services.  In some contexts, our use is also based upon your consent to provide us with geo- location information.

Surveys.

TypesWhen you participate in a survey, we collect information that you provide through the survey.  If the survey is provided by a third-party service provider, the third party’s privacy policy applies to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information.

Use CaseWe have a legitimate interest in understanding your opinions and collecting information relevant to our organization and the Services.

CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT ("COPPA")

Our Services require customers to enter their date of birth when creating an account. Our Services are not designed for children under 13, and we do not intentionally or knowingly collect Personal Information from users who are under the age of 13 or from other websites or services directed at children. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information. 

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

  • We collect Personal Information from you such as your first and last name, e-mail, zip code, date of birth, gender, job title, financial information such as income, savings and investment goals, credit card debt, standard monthly expenses and discretionary spending behavior standard routines and work/life balance, discretionary life activities and social commitments, iPhone contact lists if you consent and provide them, phone number, username, password when you choose to subscribe to our Services/ set up an account through the Services.

  • When you engage us to provide Services, Apple's App Store (iTunes) will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information and billing information.

  • If you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we may collect your name, if stated, and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send you a reply.

  • When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional information that you knowingly provide.

  • We will maintain the information you send via email in accordance with applicable federal law.

  • In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, all emails sent from our organization will clearly state who the email is from and provide clear information on how to contact the sender. In addition, all email messages will also contain concise information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further e-mail communication from us. 

COLLECTED VIA TECHNOLOGY

  • In an effort to improve the quality of the Services, we reserve the right to track information provided to us by your browser or by our software application when you view or use the Services, such as the website you came from (known as the “referring URL”), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Services, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We track this information using Cookies. Cookies are sent to a user’s browser from our servers and are stored on the user’s computer hard drive or mobile device. Sending a Cookie to a user’s browser enables us to collect Non-Personal information about that user and keep a record of the user’s preferences when utilizing our Services, both on an individual and aggregate basis. Please review the Cookie Policy for more information.

  • We may also use third party analytics services such as Firebase to collect information about how you use and interact with our Services. Such third-party analytics services may use Cookies to gather information such as the pages you visited, your IP address, a date/time stamp for your visit and which website referred you to the Website or App.

  • We reserve the right to use technological equivalents of Cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. We reserve the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.

  • Some content or applications on the Services are served by third parties, including servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use Cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our Services. The information they collect may be associated with your Personal Information or they may collect information, including Personal Information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content. We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used and we are not liable for any third party providers, acts or omissions. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the third party provider directly.

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

In general, Personal Information you submit to us is used either to respond to requests that you make, or to aid us in serving you better. We use your Personal Information in the following ways:

  • to facilitate the creation of and secure your account

  • to send you Services as you requested;

  • to send you rewards if you participate in our referral program;

  • to identify you as a user in our system;

  • to establish an account on the App;

  • to provide improved administration of the Services;

  • to improve the quality of experience when you interact with the Services;

  • to send you administrative email notifications, such as security or support and maintenance advisories;

  • to respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;

  • to tailor marketing to your needs and respond to your requests;

  • to post testimonials;

  • to periodically send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for other marketing purposes including those of third parties;

  • to perform marketing or data analysis;

  • to comply with legal obligations, as part of our general business operations, and for other business administration purposes; and

  • in very limited circumstances where we believe necessary to investigate, prevent or act regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or violations of this Privacy Notice.

USE OF NON-PERSONAL INFORMATION

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Services and customize the user experience. We also aggregate Non-Personal Information in order to track trends and analyze use patterns on the Services. This Privacy Notice does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

As a general rule, we do not sell, rent, lease or otherwise transfer any information collected either automatically or through your voluntary action. We may disclose your Personal Information as described below and as described elsewhere in this Privacy Notice.

Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Personal Information with third party service providers to provide you with the Services that we offer you; to conduct quality assurance testing; to perform marketing; to run data analysis; to facilitate creation of accounts; to provide technical support; and/or to provide future services to you.  The third-party service providers we are engaged with and/or third-party products and/or services we use to provide the Services include without limitation:

Business Transfers. If (i) Foresyte is acquired by, merges with, or receives investment from  another company or (ii) if any of Foresyte’s  assets are or may be transferred to another company, whether as part of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company. As part of the business transfer process, we may share certain of your Personal Information with lenders, auditors, attorneys and consultants.

Other Disclosures. If (i) Foresyte is acquired by, merges with, or receives investment from  another company or (ii) if any of Foresyte’s  assets are or may be transferred to another company, whether as part of a bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding or otherwise, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company. As part of the business transfer process, we may share certain of your Personal Information with lenders, auditors, attorneys and consultants.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS

As part of the Services, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications; however, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain nor are we liable for third party products, services, acts and/or omissions. This Privacy Notice applies solely to information collected by us in relation to the Services and your use of the Services. Therefore, this Privacy Notice does not apply to your use of a third-party website accessed by selecting a link on our Website/ App or via the Services. To the extent that you access or use the Services through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to such access and/or use. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.

YOUR RIGHTS REGARDING THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may send periodic promotional emails to you. You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in each promotional email. If applicable, you can also indicate that you do not wish to receive marketing communications from us in the “Notifications” section of your Account. Please note that notwithstanding the promotional preferences you indicate by either unsubscribing or opting out in the Notification section of your Account or iPhone settings, we may continue to send you administrative emails including, for example, periodic updates to our Privacy Notice. You may unsubscribe to promotional emails by following the opt-out instructions contained in the email. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process unsubscribe requests. If you unsubscribe from receiving promotional emails, we may still send you emails about the Services.

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

If applicable privacy laws allow, you may have rights over your Personal Information.  This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Right to Know. You have the right to request disclosure about our Personal Information collection practices during the prior 12 months, including the categories of Personal Information we collected, the sources of the information, our business purposes for collecting or sharing the information and the categories of third parties with whom we shared such information. You may request a copy of the specific pieces of Personal Information we may have collected about you in the last 12 months.

  • Right to Delete.  You may request that we delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information, subject to certain exceptions.

  • Right to Opt-Out.  You have the right to opt-out of any ‘sales’ of your Personal Information, if a business is selling your information. For clarity, we do not sell your Personal Information.

  • Right to Non-Discrimination. You have the right to not be discriminated against for exercising these rights.

You can make the following choices regarding your Personal Information:

Access To Your Personal Information. You may request access to your Personal Information by contacting us at the address below. If required by law, upon request, we will grant you reasonable access to the Personal Information that we have about you.  We will provide this information in a portable format, if required.  Note that California residents may be entitled to ask us for a notice describing what categories of Personal Information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for direct marketing. 

Changes To Your Personal Information. We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Information. Please contact us at the address below immediately if there are any changes to your Personal Information. Note that we may keep historical information in our backup files as permitted by law.

Deletion Of Your Personal Information. Typically, we retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, or as otherwise described in this Privacy Notice. You may, however, request information about how long we keep a specific type of information, or request that we delete your Personal Information by contacting us at the address below. If required by law we will grant a request to delete information, but you should note that in many situations we must keep your Personal Information to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, or for another one of our business purposes.

If you decide to delete your in-App account, you may do so by selecting “Delete My Account” on your profile page. Deleting your Foresyte account in-app will:

  • Sign you out immediately

  • Erase all your user data

  • Permanently disable your Foresyte account

  • Remove your email from our mailing lists.

 

You will receive an email when account deletion is completed.

Objection to Certain Processing. You may object to our use or disclosure of your Personal Information by contacting us at the address below. 

Online Trackings. We do not currently recognize automated browser signals regarding tracking mechanisms, which may include ‘Do Not Track’ instructions.

Promotional Emails. You may choose to provide us with your email address for the purpose of allowing us to send free newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials to you, as well as targeted offers from third parties.  You can stop receiving promotional emails by following the unsubscribe instructions in e-mails that you receive.  If you decide not to receive promotional emails, we may still send you communications related to your use of the Services and administrative purposes for reasons such as providing you with updates to this Privacy Notice.

Revocation Of Consent. If you revoke your consent for the processing of Personal Information, then we may no longer be able to provide you Services. In some cases, we may limit or deny your request to revoke consent if the law permits or requires us to do so, or if we are unable to adequately verify your identity. You may revoke consent to processing (where such processing is based upon consent) by contacting us at the address below.

If you make a request, unless specifically stated above, we have 30 calendar days to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email        or send correspondence via mail to:

Foresyte, Inc.
3021 N. Southport Ave.
Unit 4A
Chicago, IL 60657

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PERSONAL DATA

We implement security measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure and/or destruction. Our security measures include using HTTPS encryption for data in transit and Google Cloud IAM RBAC policies to control access to backend user data.

Because the internet is not a completely secure environment, we cannot warrant the security of any information a user transmits to us or guarantee that information on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, and/or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical and/or managerial safeguards.  Any account you have on our App is protected by your account password and we urge you to take steps to keep your Personal Information safe by not disclosing your password and by logging out of your account after each use. We further protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures; however, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee the Services are absolutely secure.

In the event that your Personal Information is acquired, or is reasonably believed to have been acquired, by an unauthorized person and applicable law requires notification, we will notify you of the breach by email, fax, or U.S. mail. We will give you notice promptly, consistent with the reasonable needs of law enforcement and/or Foresyte to determine the scope of the breach and to investigate and restore the integrity of the data system.

HOW WE RETAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. The precise periods for which we keep your Personal Information vary depending on the nature of the information and why we need it. To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Information, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use and/or disclosure of your Personal Information, the purposes for which we process your Personal Information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. 

In some circumstances we may anonymize your Personal Information (so that it can no longer be associated with a user) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice.  We may retain information (including without limitation your personally identifiable information) for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, audit purposes, and/or to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements. In some cases, if you choose not to provide us with requested information, you may not be able to use the Services. You can request further details of retention periods for different aspects of your Personal Information by contacting us.

 

Please note that in the course of providing the Services, we collect and maintain aggregated, anonymized, or de-personalized information which we may retain indefinitely.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you are visually impaired, you may access this Privacy Notice through your browser’s audio reader.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Notice or any agreement you entered into with Foresyte from time to time. We may notify you of significant changes to this Privacy Notice by sending a notice to the primary email address specified by you or by placing a prominent notice on the Website and App.  Significant changes will go into effect thirty (30) days following such notification. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately. You should periodically check the Website and/or App and this Privacy Notice for updates.

OTHER JURISDICTION

Foresyte, Inc. is located in the United States. The Services are hosted in, provided from the United States, and intended for those that reside in the United States. Personal information that you submit through the Services may be transferred outside of the jurisdiction in which you live. We also store Personal Information locally on the devices you use to access the Services. Your Personal Information may be transferred to other jurisdictions that do not have the same data protection laws as the jurisdiction in which you initially provided the information. The following provisions may apply to you depending on where you are located.

Nevada. This notice is provided to you pursuant to state law. Nevada state privacy laws permit us to make marketing calls to existing users, but if you prefer not to receive marketing calls, you may be placed on our internal opt-out list by emailing us at        or you may also contact the Nevada Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of the Nevada Attorney General, 555 E. Washington St., Ste 3900, Las Vegas, NV 89101; telephone 702-486-3132; email        . We do not make marketing calls to existing users.

Vermont. In accordance with Vermont law, we will not share information we collect about you with companies outside of Foresyte, Inc., except as described herein, or otherwise required or permitted by law.

California. At this time, California Privacy laws (California Consumer Privacy Act, California Privacy Rights Act) do not apply to us, but we will still protect your Personal Information as outlined in this Privacy Notice. If you feel this is incorrect, please contact us at         .

JURISDICTION OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

Personal Information may be accessed by us or transferred to us or to our affiliates, business partners, or service providers in the United States. If you are located outside of United States, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to and stored in the United States and that, by submitting information to us, you explicitly authorize its transfer and storage in the United States. We will protect the privacy and security of Personal Information according to this Privacy Policy regardless of where it is processed or stored.

OVERSIGHT

If you have comments or questions about our Privacy Notice, please contact us at       . We will address any issue to the best of our abilities.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices, please contact us by sending an email to        or send correspondence via mail to:  

Foresyte, Inc.
3021 N. Southport Ave.
Unit 4A
Chicago, IL 60657

We will attempt to respond to your request and to provide you with additional privacy-related information.

Cookie Policy

Last Updated: July 12, 2022

FORESYTE COOKIE POLICY

At FORESYTE, INC., (“Foresyte”, “Company”, “we” or “us”), we believe in being clear and open about how we collect data related to you. This Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”) provides detailed information about how and when Foresyte uses cookies and similar technologies when you visit our website at www.foresyteapp.com (“Website”), download, access and /or use the mobile application named: Foresyte (“App”), interact with online advertisements or marketing emails, or engage with any other websites, pages, features, or content we own or operate that direct you to this Cookie Policy (collectively the “Services”).

This Cookie Policy explains what these technologies are, why we use them, and your rights to control our use of them. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully so that you can be informed about our cookie handling practices when accessing or using the Services. Please click the “Cookies Settings” link to update your browser’s cookie preferences for the Services at any time.  

ACCEPTANCE

This Cookie Policy is part of  Foresyte’s Privacy Notice and helps inform you  to about our data handling practices.

 

By accessing or using the Services, you accept the data practices and terms detailed in this Cookie Policy and Privacy Notice. If you do not agree with this Cookie Policy, please discontinue your access or use of the Services immediately. This Cookie Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or other sites linked from the Services.

CHANGE TO THIS COOKIE POLICY

We may update this Cookie Policy at any time so that we can keep you updated about our new data handling practices. If we make any material changes to this Cookie Policy, we will notify you when you first visit our Services after the changes are posted or via the email address, we have on file for you (if any), or otherwise post the updated version on the Services and changing the ‘Last Updated’ date above. Once any amendments to this Cookie Policy are posted, the changes become effective immediately and you acknowledge and agree to such changes if you continue to use the Services. We will update the Last Updated date located at the top of this Cookie Policy whenever we make changes to this Cookie Policy.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

“Cookies” are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites function, to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. 

We use both first-party and third-party cookies on our Services. First-party Cookies are Cookies that are placed on your device by us, while third-party Cookies are set by parties other than Foresyte. Third-Party Cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the Services (for example advertising, interactive content, interaction with social media sites, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party Cookies can recognize your computer or mobile device both when you visit the Services, and also when you visit certain other websites. Foresyte does not control how third-party Cookies are used, and we encourage you to check the websites of any third-party Cookie providers for more information about how they use cookie information.

HOW LONG WILL COOKIES STAY ON MY BROWSING DEVICE?

Our retention periods for Cookie information depend on whether the Cookie is a “persistent” or “session” Cookie. Each category of Cookie listed below is either a session Cookie or persistent Cookie.

We use “persistent Cookies” to save information about you for longer periods of time, while “session” Cookies are deleted when you close your browser or after a short period of time. Persistent Cookies are stored for varied lengths of time depending on the purpose of the Cookie collection and tool used. You can delete Cookie data as described herein.

WHY DOES FORESYTE USE COOKIES?

We use first-party and third-party Cookies for several reasons. Foresyte uses Cookies to help it understand how the Services are being used, such as whether you spent more time on a certain part of the Services, whether you experienced any technical issues,  to make the Services operate efficiently, analyze what products and services may be of interest to you; we have a legitimate interest in engaging in behavior-based advertising so that you could receive advertising about products and services tailored to your interests; and more.  Some Cookies are required for technical reasons in order for the Services to operate, and we refer to these as “essential” or “strictly necessary” Cookies. Other third-party Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users and to enhance the experience of the Services. Third parties serve Cookies through the Services for advertising, analytics and other purposes.

WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DOES FORESYTE USE?

As of the date of this Cookie Policy, we use the Cookies described below on the Services:

Strictly Necessary Cookies. These Cookies are strictly necessary for the Website and/or App to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.  They are usually set only in response to actions made by you which amount to requests to provide the Services. Strictly necessary Cookies allow you to use the Services and to enable access to various features such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms, creating a unique user session, and enabling access to secure areas.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of the Services will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information and Foresyte serves these Cookies directly.

Performance Cookies. These Cookies are strictly necessary for the Website and/or App to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.  They are usually set only in response to actions made by you which amount to requests to provide the Services. Strictly necessary Cookies allow you to use the Services and to enable access to various features such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms, creating a unique user session, and enabling access to secure areas.  You can set your browser to block or alert you about these Cookies, but some parts of the Services will not then work. These Cookies do not store any personally identifiable information and Foresyte serves these Cookies directly.

Functionality Cookies. These cookies enable the Services to provide enhanced functionality and personalized features. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. Although these cookies are not strictly necessary, if you disable them, certain functionality may not be available to you.

Targeting Cookies. Targeting Cookies are used by our advertising and marketing partners and work primarily through uniquely identifying your device (e.g., advertising ID, ‘IP’ address, geolocation), and are used to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other websites you may visit. If you do not allow these Cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media and Advertising. Social media cookies offer the possibility to connect you to your social networks and share content from our Services through the social media. Advertising cookies collect information to help better tailor advertising to your interests. In some cases, these cookies involve the processing of your personal data. Refusing these cookies may result in seeing advertising that is not as relevant to you or you not being to link effectively with Instagram or other social networks and/or not allowing you to share content on social media.

Use of Local Storage. Cookies are not the only way to store information on your computer or mobile device. Foresyte stores additional information that is essential to the functionality of the Services in local storage. Local storage is similar to the storage of information in Cookies, but never expires until the Services delete this information, or you delete it yourself. Please refer to the instructions specific to the type of browser you are using, or the specific mobile phone operating system you are using for instructions on how to delete local storage.

Other Tracking Technologies. Cookies are not the only way to track visitors to a website. Foresyte and our third-party partners may use other similar technologies such as clear GIFs (also known as “tracking pixels” and “web beacons”). Clear GIFs are small graphics files that contain an identifier that recognizes when a user visits our Website and/or App. This allows our third-party partners to monitor traffic patterns between websites, communicate with Cookies, to understand if you have come from an advertisement displayed on a third party website, to monitor the success of marketing campaigns and to improve site performance. These technologies typically rely on Cookies to function, so disabling cookies in your browser will impair their functionality.

HOW CAN YOU MANAGE COOKIES VIA YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS?

You have the right to decide whether to allow Cookies when using the Services. Most browsers allow you to control Cookies as part of their settings and preferences. Please refer to your specific browser for instructions on how to disable, limit and delete Cookies. 

Below we describe how you can manage first-party and third-party cookies on the Services:

First-Party Cookies. You can enable, disable or delete Cookies via your browser settings. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser, usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” settings of your browser. Please be aware that if you set disable Cookies on your browser, you may not be able to access secure areas of the Services and parts of the Services may also not work properly (e.g., referral links, preferences, etc.).

The following links are provided for your convenience. Click on the relevant link below to access detailed information regarding Cookie settings. Should your browser not be listed here, you should review the help pages for your specific browser to see what features are offered for adjusting your Cookie settings:

  1. Microsoft Internet Explorer

  2. Google Chrome

  3. Safari

  4. Firefox

If you use a different browser than those listed above, please refer to your specific browser’s documentation or check out http://www.allaboutcookies.org/browsers/index.html to learn more about different browsers. You can also find out more information about how to change your browser Cookie settings at www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

Note that if you disable, limit or delete cookies, the Services may not function properly, and this may prevent you from using our Services.

Third-Party Cookies. Any Cookies that are placed on your browsing device by a third party can be managed through your browser (as described above) or by checking the third party’s website for more information about cookie management and how to “opt-out” of receiving cookies from them. You can learn more at the following third-party websites:

  1. AllAboutCookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

  2. Network Advertising Initiative: http://www.networkadvertising.org/

  3. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_cookie 

HOW CAN I OPT-OUT OF INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING COOKIES?

We do not control interest-based advertising Cookies on the Services. However, many advertising companies that collect information for interest-based advertising are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”), both of which maintain websites where people can opt out of interest-based advertising from their members.

To opt-out of website interest-based advertising provided by each organization’s respective participating companies, visit the DAA’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.aboutads.info/, the DAA of Canada’s opt-out portal available at https://youradchoices.ca/en/tools, or visit the NAI’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.

HOW CAN I OPT-OUT OF ANALYTICS AND MARKETING COOKIES?

As described in this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Notice, we use third-party analytics providers to collect information about the effectiveness of our Services and marketing campaigns. Some third-party analytics and marketing Cookie service providers allow you to opt-out with them directly.

HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding this Cookie Policy, please contact us using the information below. You may also find our Privacy Notice helpful. You can contact us via email at        . If you prefer to contact us by postal mail, please use the following address:

Foresyte, Inc.
3021 N. Southport Ave.
Unit 4A
Chicago, IL 60657