The words of which the initial letter is capitalized have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
GDPR means EU Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.
CCPA means the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
“Website” means META BROTHERS LLC’s website located at https://www.meta-brothers.com/.
“Consent” means freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which data subject, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of Personal Data relating to the data subject.
"Account" means a unique account created for You to access our Website, Service or parts of our Service.
"Company", referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Agreement, refers to META BROTHERS LLC.
For the purpose of the GDPR, the Company is the Data Controller.
"Consumer", for the purpose of the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), means a natural person who is a California resident. A resident, as defined in the law, includes (1) every individual who is in the USA for other than a temporary or transitory purpose, and (2) every individual who is domiciled in the USA, who is outside the USA for a temporary or transitory purpose.
"Cookies" are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device or any other device by a Website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that Website among its many Uses.
"Data Controller", for the purposes of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), refers to the Company as the legal person which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.
"Device" means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cell phone or a digital tablet.
"Do Not Track" (DNT)” is a concept that has been promoted by US regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet Users to control the tracking of their online activities across Websites.
"Personal Data" is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.
For the purposes of GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to You such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
For the purposes of the CCPA, Personal Data means any information that identifies, relates to, describes or is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with You.
"Sale", for the purpose of the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act), means selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a Consumer's personal information to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.
"Service" refers to the services offered by Company.
"Service Provider" means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analyzing how the Service is used. For the purpose of the GDPR, Service Providers are considered Data Processors.
"Usage Data" refers to data collected automatically, either generated by the Use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
"Website" refers to Meta Brothers LLC’s Website, accessible from https://www.meta-brothers.com/.
"You" means the individual accessing or using the Service, the Website or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.
Under GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), You can be referred to as the Data Subject or as the User as You are the individual Using the Service.
Collecting and Using Your Personal Data
Personal Data Collected
While Using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be Used to contact or identify You. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
If You send Us notification through “Contact” section of our website - We may process Your first name, last name, name of the company You represent (if any), e-mail address, phone number, address - state, province, ZIP/postal code, city and information provided by You in the text section.
If You visit and/or use the Website - Certain information may be collected automatically, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, name of the domain and host from which You access the Internet, the browser software and operating system of your computer, and the Internet address of the website from which You linked directly to our website.
If You contact us via Our email - We may process Your email address and any data that You submit while communicating.
If You are a user of any of Our Services/products - We may also collect data for the purpose of agreement performance, pricing, your age, full name, address, email, and other information related to your agreement history.
Do Not Track
Generally, We do not track You over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore We do not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals.
Usage Data may be collected automatically when Using the Service.
Usage Data may include information such as Your Device's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When You access the Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You Use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You Use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit our Service or when You access the Service by or through a mobile device.
Tracking Technologies and Cookies
Web Beacons. Certain sections of our Service and our emails may contain small electronic files known as Web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count Users who have visited those pages or opened an email and for other related Website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of a certain section and verifying system and server integrity).
Cookies can be "Persistent" or "Session" Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on Your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your Web browser.
We may use both Session and Persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:
Necessary / Essential Cookies
Type: Session Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the Website and to enable You to Use some of its features. They help to authenticate Users and prevent fraudulent Use of User accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only Use these Cookies to provide You with those services.
Cookies Policy / Notice Acceptance Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Us
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Us
Purpose: These Cookies allow Us to remember choices You make when You Use the Website, such as remembering Your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter Your preferences every time You Use the Website.
Tracking and Performance Cookies
Type: Persistent Cookies
Administered by: Third-Parties
Purpose: These Cookies are Used to track information about traffic to the Website and how Users Use the Website. The information gathered via these Cookies may directly or indirectly identify You as an individual visitor. This is because the information collected is typically linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device You Use to access the Website. We may also Use these Cookies to test new pages, features or new functionality of the Website to see how our Users react to them.
Source of Personal Data We Process
Generally, the Personal Data We process is obtained directly from You. However, there are situations in which We may also be in possession of Your Personal Data through other legitimate means, such as executing an agreement to which You are not a party:
If You are designated as an authorized person or business contact for Our partners.
If We provide You with our Services.
If You are Our employee.
If You allow recruitment platforms to share Your CV or resume with Us.
Depending on Your social network settings, We may receive information from Your social network. For example, when You follow Us via social media platforms, such as LinkedIn and Facebook, We can receive Personal Data from these social media platforms related to Your profile.
Use of Your Personal Data
The Company may use Personal Data for the following purposes:
To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a User of the Service. The Personal Data You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered User.
For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application's push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which We offer that are similar to those that You have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.
For business transfers: We may use Your information to evaluate or conduct a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Our assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which Personal Data held by Us about our Service Users is among the assets transferred.
For other purposes: We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying Usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our Service, products, services, marketing and Your experience.
Retention of Your Personal Data
The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.
Disclosure of Your Personal Data
Generally, there are not any Sale of Your Personal Data by Us. We do not sell or share your Personal Data with anyone outside Company. However, we may disclose or share data with the following categories of recipients for the following purposes:
Support services - We may use third parties for support services to the Website, such as social network providers, marketing agencies and IT suppliers. All such third parties may require to protect Your Personal Data and only process it as per our instructions.
Third-party websites - Our Website may contain links to third-party websites; if You follow these links, You exit our Website. While these third-party websites are selected with care, We cannot accept liability for the use of Your Personal Data by these third parties.
Public authorities - If We are required to by law, court order or any other order of public authorities, we may share your Personal Data with public authorities or governmental organizations.
Sharing with affiliate companies and ownership change of Company - We may share Your Personal Data with our affiliate company if this is necessary for the purposes listed above. If ownership of Company changes as a result of a merger, acquisition, transfer, sale of assets, reorganization or bankruptcy Your Personal Data may be transferred to the successor entity.
Researches - For research purposes we may use third party software such as Google Analytics.
With Your consent: We may disclose Your Personal Data for any other purpose with Your consent.
Legal Basis of Processing
We collect, use and store Your Personal Data to comply with the legal obligations We are subject to, if necessary for Our legitimate interests or the interests of a third party, for the execution of an agreement, or on the basis of Your consent.
When We process Your Personal Data for our legitimate interests or the interests of a third party, We have balanced these interests against Your legitimate interests. Where necessary We have taken appropriate measures to limit implications and prevent unwarranted harm to You. Our legitimate interests may, for example, include security and safety purposes, to improve Our Website, or to provide better services and offers to You.
Where We process Your Personal Data for a purpose other than that for which We collected it initially (and We rely on a legal basis other than consent or complying with legal obligations for this new purpose), We will ascertain whether processing for this new purpose is compatible with the purpose for which the Personal Data Were initially collected.
The specific legal basis of processing Your Personal Data are:
Making steps at Your request before concluding an agreement (Article 6 (1) (b), of the GDPR).
The fulfillment of legal obligations by Us (Article 6 (1) (c) of GDPR).
The legitimate interest of Us (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR), such as: the organization of the entire Company activity for the purpose of carrying out the activity; scheduling of IT applications; solving complaints and requests received from clients or other interested persons; initiating and conducting litigation by courts of law and (possibly) other public authorities.
Your consent to processing, when expressly granted, freely and unconditionally, in specific situations such as, for example, marketing processing (Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
Personal Data Transfers to Third Countries
Company may transfer Your Personal Data to countries other than Your country of residence, including but not limited to countries outside the European Economic Area. International transferring occurs in the course of providing Your services. Partners or service providers have operations in countries across the world. The laws of these countries may not afford the same level of protection to Your Personal Data.
Company ensures that proper and required protection is in place to comply with the requirements for the international transfer of Personal Data under applicable privacy laws. For transfers of Personal Data outside the European Economic Area, Company may use European Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses as safeguards.
Company ensures that Your Personal Data are properly secured by appropriate technical and organizational measures, so that they are protected against unauthorized or unlawful Use, alteration, unauthorized access or disclosure, accidental or wrongful destruction, and loss. However, no security system is impenetrable and Company cannot guarantee the security of the systems. In the event that any information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Company will take steps to investigate the situation and, where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
You may contact Us (please see par. “How to contact Us” below) to exercise any of the rights You are granted under applicable data protection laws, which includes the following:
Right to access - You may ask Us whether or not We process any of Your Personal Data and, if so, receive access to that Personal Data in the form of a copy. When complying with an access request, We will also provide You with additional information necessary for You to exercise the essence of this right.
Right to rectification - You may have Your Personal Data rectified in case of inaccuracy or incompleteness. Upon request, We will correct inaccurate Personal Data about You and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, complete incomplete Personal Data, which may include the provision of a supplementary statement.
Right to restriction of Processing - You may obtain a restriction of the processing of Your Personal Data, which means that We suspend the processing of Your data for a certain period of time. Circumstances which may give rise to this right include situations where the accuracy of Your Personal Data was contested but some time is needed for Us to verify their (in)accuracy. This right does not prevent Us from continuing storing Your Personal Data. We will inform You before the restriction is lifted.
Right to erasure - You may have Your Personal Data erased, which means the deletion of Your data by Us and, where possible, by any other controller to whom Your data has previously been made public by Us. Erasure of Your Personal Data only finds a place in certain cases, prescribed by law and listed under article 17 of the GDPR. Due to the way We maintain certain services, it may take some time before backup copies are erased.
Right to data portability - You may request Us to provide You with Your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to have such data transmitted directly to another controller, where technically feasible. Upon request and where this is technically feasible, We will transmit Your Personal Data directly to the other controller.
Right to object - You may object to the processing of Your Personal Data, which means You may request Us to no longer process Your Personal Data. This only applies in case the ‘legitimate interests’ ground constitutes the legal basis for processing (par. “Legal Basis of Processing” above).
Under conditions, We are entitled to deny or restrict Your rights as described above. In any case, We will carefully assess whether such an exemption applies and inform You accordingly.
We may, for example, deny Your request for access when necessary to protect the rights and freedoms of other individuals or refuse to delete Your Personal Data in case the processing of such data is necessary for compliance with legal obligations. The right to data portability, for example, does not apply in case the Personal Data was not provided by You or if We process the data not on the basis of Your consent or for the performance of a contract.
How to Contact Us
If You have any questions or concerns, or need to exercise Your rights listed above, You can contact Us via email or regular mail directed to:
Address: 12 Fuller Dr. West Hartford, CT, 06117 USA
If You have unresolved concerns, You also have the right to contact the data protection authorities.