Last Modified: February 14, 2023
How does the Website work?
The Website enables anonymous visitors to the Website (“Visitors”) to learn more about us and the services we provide, and Visitors who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and not a minor in their state of residence, to submit certain of their PII to us to become one of our registrants (“Registrants”) in various capacities, including without limitation to make a purchase or to submit a request to become a “Friend” or “Member” of Myco, and to register for certain of our activities and events. The terms “you”, “your” and “yours”, when used herein refer to either Registrants and Visitors or to both Registrants and Visitors collectively, as applicable.
You can make general use of the Website without providing any PII to Myco. However, you will need to provide us with certain PII in order to use certain of the Website’s functionality, such as becoming a Registrant.
What type of PII does Myco collect from you and how do we use it?
Registrants must provide certain PII to Myco in order to register with us, including without limitation a Registrant’s name, address, email, and payment information. We may also ask you for general statistical, non-PII about yourself and your interests.
We intend to use all such information collected through the Website or otherwise from you for multiple purposes, including for our own research and decisions making purposes. We also will use such information to keep you informed about our activities by sending you emails, by reaching you by phone and for hard-copy mailings. And we will use your email addresses for our email marketing.
How else do we use your PII?
Myco or entities working on our behalf may use your PII to help fulfill your requests in connection with your use of the Website and/or your participation in our activities, or to help us or third parties communicate with you about different resources offered as part of the Website or our activities, or otherwise. For example, we may transfer information collected at registration, including your PII, to service providers and other third parties who assist us in running the Website and/or in processing your registration at an event.
Under what other circumstances may we share or otherwise release PII?
What other information does Myco collect through the Website?
Do I have the ability not to be identified by Myco?
How do we store information?
Myco takes steps consistent with commercially reasonable industry standards to secure PII collected from you from loss, misuse, unauthorized access and destruction while under our control. However, please note that despite our efforts to protect information provided to us, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be lost, disclosed or accessed by accidental circumstances or by the unauthorized acts of others.
Does Myco provide links to other websites?
What are our policies regarding children?
The Website is intended for general use by persons who have reached the age of consent in their state of residence and it is not targeted to anyone under thirteen (13) years of age. Myco does not knowingly collect PII from anyone under thirteen (13) years of age. If we learn that we have unintentionally collected PII from anyone under thirteen (13) years of age, we will promptly delete such information.
Do we respond to Do Not Track signals?
The Website does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.
Do we have a mechanism to address the removal of PII and complaints about the handling of information that we collect?
If you wish to remove PII that you have submitted to Myco, please send us an email requesting such removal (with the word “Removal” in the email subject line) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions or concerns about any of our information collection or handling practices, please contact us at email@example.com.
What state (and other jurisdiction) specific provisions should I keep in mind?
FOR RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA
To the extent Myco is subject to California privacy laws, if you reside in California then you will be afforded the additional rights listed below:
The Right to Notice of Categories of PII Collected
Myco may collect the following categories of PII as per the definitions outlined under California law:
Characteristics of protected classifications;
User records information;
Commercial information; and
Inferences drawn from the categories described above, in order to create a profile about you and to reflect your preferences, characteristics, behavior, and attitudes.
The Rights of Access, Deletion, And Equal Service
As a resident of California, you also have the following rights (subject to exemptions under the law):
Access: The right to request to know the categories of PII that Myco collects, the purpose for collecting and using such information, the categories and sources of said information, the categories of parties that Myco shares or sells PII to (if applicable), and the specific PII that Myco has collected about you;
Deletion: The right to request deletion of PII that Myco collects or maintains;
Opt-Out: The right to opt-out of any sale of PII; and
Non-Discrimination: The right to non-discriminatory treatment for exercising your rights under California law.
How To Exercise Your Rights Under California Law
In order to exercise your rights under California law, such as that of access, deletion, opt-out, and non-discrimination, please contact Myco. We will employ verification procedures in line with California law to ensure that you are authorized to exercise these rights.
The Right to Notice of How Collected PII is Used and Shared
For information about our policies about the collection, use and sharing of your PII by us, please see our above explanations regarding these issues. If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your PII with certain third parties for marketing purposes. Please express your preference to us by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Note on PII Shared with Online Advertising Platforms
The PII that Myco shares may include online identifiers such as IP addresses and device identifiers for online advertising. These identifiers being shared make it possible for Myco to advertise to you and its other users via platforms such as Facebook and Google. Said platforms may use this data to provide advertising services to others as well. Sharing this information with these service providers may be considered a “sale” of PII under California law, but Myco does not receive money in return and the information shared does not include your name or other contact information.
Learn how you can opt-out of the sharing of this kind of information that may be deemed a sale (if applicable) by contacting Myco at email@example.com.
FOR RESIDENTS OF NEVADA
Myco does not sell your PII as per the definition of "sale" under Nevada's Revised Statutes Chapter 603A.
OTHER STATE-SPECIFIC PRIVACY LAWS
To exercise your rights under other state-specific privacy laws, including as it relates to access, deletion, opt-out, and non-discrimination, please contact Myco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR RESIDENTS OF THE UK, EU AND EEA
As per the UK and EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), residents of the United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU), and European Economic Area (EEA), are afforded rights pertaining to the processing of their PII. Each references to a “user” or “you” in this sub-section regarding GDPR refers to residents of the UK, EU, or EEA who are visiting and accessing Myco Website or App.
Data Controller Vs. Data Processor
Myco, in its general operations, is ordinarily deemed a data controller under the GDPR as opposed to a data processor. For this reason, data processing inquiries and requests relating to the rights afforded under the GDPR should be directed to Myco.
The Legal Bases for Processing of PII
As per the GDPR, Myco utilizes a variety of legal bases for the processing of a user’s PII, which are listed below:
Myco may process PII on the basis of a user’s consent; at times, implicit consent where allowed, and at times explicit consent, where required.
Myco may process a user PII to meet obligations necessary under a contract with such user, to take action based on a user request, in anticipation of forming a contract with a user, or as is otherwise necessary for Myco’s contractual relationship with a user.
Myco may process, use, or disclose PII when necessary to comply with a legal obligation.
Myco may process, use, or disclose PII where necessary to protect the vital interests of an individual.
Myco may process PII on the grounds of legitimate interests of Myco or third parties where such interests are not overridden by balancing the interests and fundamental rights of users.
The legitimate interests of Myco may include:
Analyzing and improving Myco;
Protecting the interests of Myco, users, and employees;
Order fulfillment; and
Among other activities which benefit Myco.
Rights Afforded Under The GDPR
The Right to be Informed
For information about the kinds of PII collected, processed, shared, and stored, please refer to the sections titled “What type of PII does Myco collect from you and how do we use it?”, “How else do we use your PII?” and “How else do we use your PII?”. Further, please review the section titled “What other information does Myco collect through the Website?” for information about which cookies are utilized as well as how to block such cookies.
The Right of Access
You may have the right to access and receive a copy of your PII. To exercise this right, please contact Myco via the contact page.
The Right of Rectification
You may have the right to rectify your PII. To exercise this right, please contact Myco via the contact page.
The Right to Erasure
You may have the right to the deletion of your PII. To exercise this right, please contact Myco via the contact page.
The Right to Restrict Processing
You may have the right to restrict the processing of your PII. To exercise this right, please contact Myco via the contact page.
The Right to Data Portability
You may have the right to portability of your PII. To exercise this right, please contact Myco via the contact page.
The Right to Object
You may have the right to object to the processing of your PII. To exercise this right, please contact Myco via the contact page.
Rights Relating to Automated Decision Making or Profiling
You may have rights if Myco conducts automated decision-making or profiling. Currently, Myco does not conduct such activities.
International Transfers of Data
Myco is based in the United States and the recipients of PII Myco collects and shares, as is outlined in the section above titled " Under what other circumstances may we release PII?", may also be located in the United States or some other jurisdiction. PII may be transferred, stored, and processed on servers outside of a user’s jurisdiction of residence, where privacy protections are lesser than those of user’s jurisdiction of residence. Continued use of the Website, or other interaction with Myco, constitutes your consent to such transfer.