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Privacy Policy

Casting Coin Privacy Policy  

Casting Coin *[[full name of entity]]* (“Casting Coin,” “We,” “Us” or “Our”)  is a software booking platform where talent providers in the fashion industry, such as photographers, models, hair and makeup artists, stylists, and fashion influencers, can feature their best work and get booked directly by businesses seeking their particular talent (the “Services”). The platform eliminates the need to use booking agents or referrals from friends and family, or search for assignments and/or talent in or from unreliable sources.  

Casting Coin takes seriously the proper use of our Services and compliance with our policies. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the personal information provided to us by the users of our software platform, which is available through our service website, https://castingcoin.com (the “Website” or the “Site”) and to which this Privacy Policy is linked.

We are committed to safeguarding the Personal Information entrusted to us by our  Members (as defined below) and visitors to our Site.  Casing Coin has implemented this Privacy Policy to govern the use of Personal Information that we collect through the Website, including Personal Information you send to us. This Privacy Policy does not govern Personal Information collected from any other source or in any other manner, including but not limited to Personal Information that Members may collect from other Members.  This Privacy Policy is intended to provide you with information as to: (i) the type of information that is collected, (ii) how the collected information is used and with whom it is shared; (iii) how we intend to protect the information; and (iv) how you can access such information and have it modified and/or removed.

This Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time, and we reserve the right to make changes without prior individual notice. Such changes are effective upon publication of the revised Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy often so that you will remain abreast of our current policies, including our policies concerning the gathering and use of information that may be collected on our Sites. You are responsible for making sure you are aware of the provisions of Casting Coin’s most current Privacy Policy.  You can tell when the Privacy Policy was last modified by checking the “updated” date.

The Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into and made a part of our Terms and Conditions of Use of the Websites, and explains how Site users’ information and data is used:

  • California Privacy Rights
  • Collection and Use of Information
  • Collection and Use of Information
  • Personal Information
  • Financial Information
  • IP Address
  • Social Networks
  • Other Information
  • Use of Cookies, Plug-ins and Web Beacons; Use of Google Analytics
  • Do Not Track Signals
  • Your Consent
  • In General
  • Reviews and Feedback **[[Is there any permitted on the Site?]]**
  • Use of Information
  • In General
  • Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications
  • Use of Your Personal Information Within Casting Coin
  • Lawful Access, Legal Action and Investigations
  • Disclosure of Personal Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties
  • Acquisition of Business
  • Retention of Personal Information
  • Links to Other Sites
  • Information Storage and Protection
  • Options to Review and Opt-Out Choices
  • Changes in Policy
  • Use of Sites by Children
  • Governing Law
  • Contact Us

California Privacy Rights.

Under California law, California residents who have provided personally identifiable information to a company may have the right to request a list of all third parties to whom that company had disclosed such information for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, along with a list of the categories of Personal Information that had been so disclosed.  **[[Does Casting Coin share the Personal Information collected from the Sites with non-affiliated third parties for such third parties’ direct marketing purposes?]]** If you are a California resident who would like information on how to exercise your rights concerning third party disclosures, you may send an email to [confirm what they do and conform as appropriate; specify e-mail address/contact info of someone at Casting Coin  knowledgeable about California disclosure rules/laws].

Collection and Use of Information

The Personal Information We Collect.  This Policy applies to all information collected by or submitted to the Websites. We consider “personal information” to mean information about an identifiable individual.  Although any member of the public can visit our Website, if you become a Member of our community, either as a provider of talent (“Provider”), or as a booker of talent (“Booker”; collectively, Providers and Bookers are “Members”), you will need to register as an active member. As part of the registration process, you will create an account and will be asked to provide a variety of information including, but not limited to, your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and information about you and/or your company.  We may also collect billing information such as credit card numbers, and your personal financial information. Providers and Bookers set up personal profiles when they register. You will be asked to provide a user name when you register, provide a password, and create a personal profile **[[confirm]]** **[[Are all profiles private? Can they be shared with Members?]]** **[[Portions of?]]** profiles of Providers, including their photographs and biographical information that each Provider creates for his/her posting are publicly available and can be viewed by visitors to the Site as well as Members. **[[What about Bookers? Need explanation of who has access to what on the Site]]** However, once a Booker books an appointment with a Provider, additional information may **[[will?]]** be exchanged directly between the Booker and Provider. **[[Is Casting Coin privy to any of this? What kind of info?]]**

Financial Information. Casting Coin collects billing information for use in processing payments when booking services. Credit card information is stored in order to process payments for bookings **[[is this accurate?]]**. The credit cards are processed through Stripe. You will provide your payment information to Stripe and Stripe’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use will govern use and disclosure of that information.  We encourage you to read carefully Stripe’s Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Use [add Stripe link].  The only financial information that is stored by Casting Coin is **[[the last four digits of your credit or debit card to enable us to facilitate your payment transactions and commissions? Accurate? Other]]** Additionally, Providers publicly display their rates for services provided. **[[Casting Coin maintains that information?]]**

**[[Need explanation of booking fees—are they accessible through the Site? Maintained by Casting Coin? Need explanation of commissions and how payment works—through Stripe? How are booking fees paid to Booker?]] **[[Does Casting Coin disclose or retain financial documentation for Members?]]**

IP Address.   An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider when you log on. Your IP address is not linked to your Personal Information but Casting Coin does reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify individuals who threaten the Website or other users or visitors.  IP addresses may also be used to help diagnose problems with the Website and to gather broad demographic information.

Third-Party Applications.  Users currently cannot connect to the Website through social media apps such as Facebook or Instagram **[[confirm. The Site has Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn widgets so user can link and follow Casting Coin from the Site]]** However, Bookers and Providers may provide links in their Profiles that link to a social media feature. **[[confirm]]**

Other Information.  When you access the Websites, Casting Coin will automatically receive some information about your use of the service.  The type of information that is automatically collected by Casting Coin includes such things as the date and time of access of the Site, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer that you are using, the domain and host from which you access the Internet, your browser software and operating system, the referring website address, and the kinds of business activities you are engaged in while using the Website.  This information is used to help us improve and enhance the Website to better meet the needs of its users.  

Casting Coin contracts with non-affiliated third parties/business partners to host the Site and to provide data collection and reports regarding users’ activities on the Site.  With the consent of users of the Site (“Users”), these non-affiliated third parties/business partners use cookies on our behalf and receive information about the browsing activity and collects information anonymously (meaning without attaching it to any personally identifiable user) and aggregates information collected from users of the Site. These non-affiliated third parties/business partners have agreed not to use this information other than (i) in connection with providing services to us to make our Site more useful and efficient, (ii) as permitted in this Privacy Policy, or (iii) as otherwise permitted by law.  

Casting Coin will also aggregate Personal Information and may use, share and disclose such aggregated Personal Information with the consent of Users and as permitted by law.  For example, we may use such aggregated Personal Information for research and product development purposes, and may also share such aggregated Personal Information with Casting Coin’s business partners.

Regardless of whether a user and/or Member has chosen to limit our sharing of Personal Information as collected on the Website, Casting Coin may, without restriction, use, share and disclose aggregated statistics about users and Members, along with specific information concerning individual users and Members that is not Personal Information in any way permitted by applicable law.

Use of  Cookies and Web Beacons; Use of Google Analytics  **[[everything in the following section(s) needs to be confirmed; also will want a pop up of some kind on Site so User can affirmatively agree to cookie policy if Site uses cookies or other tracking devices]]**

The Site makes use of: (i) “cookies” – small data files which we may send to your computer on the basis of the information that we have collected about your visit; and (ii) “web beacons” – small strings of code that provide a graphic image that surveys visitors’ internet activity.  They contain information allowing us to recognize when you are visiting the Site and to keep track of your preferences. Through the use of cookies and web beacons, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our Site such as the links you click and the searches you conduct on our Site.  Cookies are stored in your computer’s browser or on your hard drive and can then be retrieved by the Websites. Two kinds of cookies may be used: so-called “session” cookies, which are deleted from your computer when you leave the Sites and are used purely to help you to navigate around the Site; and “persistent” cookies, which remain on your computer so that the Site can recognize you when you return. We will not track Users’ activity with cookies or web beacons without your express consent.

We may also use third-party advertising companies to target and show you advertisements when you visit the Site with your express consent.  On occasion, Casting Coin permits third-party advertisers and ad networks to place their own cookies on our Site to track visitors’ activities on the Site.  This enables such companies to recognize visitors so that when those visitors visit a third-party website, advertising can be delivered that is tailored to their individual interests (whether for Casting Coin services or for the products or services of others), based on what has been learned from the visitors’ activity on Casting Coin’s Site.  This practice is called “interest-based advertising,” and the practices of these third-parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Casting Coin offers you choices about the collection of information on our Site. Casting Coin adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising. If you decide you do not want to receive personalized ads from third-party advertisers and ad networks please visit www.AboutAds.info/choices, where you can learn more about opting out from receiving interest-based advertising. **[[Does Casting Coin engage in Interest Based Advertising?]]**

If you want to delete any cookies that were already sent to your computer, please refer to your web browser’s “Help” facility.  In addition, most web browsers can be set to prevent you from receiving new cookies, notify you before accepting cookies or disable cookies altogether. Details about this can normally be found in the “Help” facility provided with your browser. Please note that if you disable cookies you may not be able to take advantage of some of the Site’s interactive functionality. **[[Does Casting Coin engage in Interest Based Advertising?]]**

Casting Coin uses a web analytics tool called Google Analytics that helps website and mobile application owners understand how visitors engage with their websites.  We can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with our Site so we can improve them. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. Google Analytics uses cookies, and IP addresses, and reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. In the event a visitor to the Sites voluntarily submits contact information to Google Analytics, that company may then associate such information with the applicable IP address to enable us to see that visitor’s specific interactions with our Site. For more information related to Google Analytics, click here: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-On. For information about and to install Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, click here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .   

Do Not Track Signals  

Certain web browsers provide users with an option by which you may have your browser send a “Do Not Track” signal to websites that you are visiting, advising the recipient websites that you do not want to have your online activity tracked.  However, the way browsers communicate such “Do Not Track” signals is not yet uniform and, accordingly, our Site does not take any action in response to such signals. In the event a final standard is developed and accepted, we may reassess how we should respond to such signals.

Your Consent

In General

We only collect, use and/or disclose your Personal Information with your consent. You will be requested to provide your express consent for use of your Personal Information, except in limited circumstances.  When you register as a Member, that constitutes your express consent to the collection, handling, use and disclosure of your Personal Information for the purposes of being a Provider or Booker, as applicable, pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Services offered through this Site.

When you register as a Member on the Site, we will provide you with the opportunity to receive information from companies or individuals who have services, products, information and/or offers that we think might be of interest to you. If you elect to receive such information or offers **[[provide or explain mechanism for consenting/opting in]]**, Casting Coin may from time to time provide your contact information to these entities so that they may send you such information. If you no longer want us to share your contact information with others, follow the instructions set forth in the Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications section in this Policy. If you no longer want to receive information from those third parties, you will need to opt out of those communications by following the instructions set forth in such other parties’ privacy policies. **[[confirm]]**

You must be 18 years of age to use the Site.  Casting Coin does not knowingly collect or maintain any Personal Information from children under the age of 13, and no part of the Site is designed with the purpose of attracting such children.

If you use the Sites from any country outside the United States, the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries.  By visiting the Website, you consent to these transfers. **[[This Site is intended for and is to be used solely by residents of the United States.]]**

Reviews, Feedback, Etc. **[[Is there any? There is a blog section –who gets to blog? Any oversight by Casting Coin?]]

We encourage Members to **[[send constructive feedback? post public reviews?]]** Maintaining respectful, respectable, and responsible actions with regards to anything you post is vital for Members.  Postings/blogs are public and can be viewed by other Members and the general public. Postings cannot be deleted once you post them provided, however, that if you post anything that Casting Coin deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, to be inappropriate, we can delete such posts without your consent. **[[is some/any of this applicable?]]**

Use of Information

In General.  With your consent, signified by your registering for an account and becoming a Member, we use the Personal Information your provide to us for the purpose of communicating with the parties to the transactions in which you are engaged or with other persons or entities with whom you are involved in connection with the transactions on the Website and to process and bring those transactions to completion.  Your Personal Information may also be used in the following ways, with your consent, unless otherwise indicated:

    • to deliver materials, information and services to you,
    • to connect Bookers and Providers,
    • to give you notice of and/or resolve any problems that may arise in connection with our services,

 

  • to process/bill, collect payments, determine prices, process refunds
  • to collect fees/commissions due to Bookers, Casting Coin **[[confirm]]**

 

  • to better understand the needs and interests of our customers,
  • to analyze the success of our services and the Site and for research and development purposes,
  • to manage the Site’s interactive functionality,
  • to help us improve and enhance the Website experience for all of its visitors, and customize the content on our Site,
  • for compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations, without your consent, as necessary,
  • as otherwise reasonably required to provide customer services and maintain the Site,
  • to investigate potential breaches of the Terms and Conditions of Use of the Site,
  • to investigate potentially unlawful activity, without your consent, as necessary,
  • for any other purpose outlined in this Privacy Policy and/or the Terms and Conditions of which this Privacy Policy is a part, and
  • as otherwise permitted by law.

We may also use your Personal Information to contact you via direct postal mail and/or electronically if you consent to such contact **[[mechanism for consent]]** and to the extent such activity is permitted by law. This information may also be used to help Casting Coin and its commercial partners, and services providers deliver information to you, and for other purposes as are reasonably necessary to provide the services requested by you. You may opt-out of receiving future mailings or other messages from us by following the instructions in the e-mail or other message you receive from us or by following the instructions set forth in the Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications section in this Policy.

Opting In and Opting Out of Electronic Communications.   At certain points where Personal Information is collected on our Site, there may be a box to indicate that you wish to receive certain information or communications from us. You may opt out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from us at any time.  In all of our electronic communications you will be given the opportunity to opt out of receiving future communications. However, if you continue to use the Services, you will still receive e-mail booking confirmations or matters related to booking appointments. **[[true?]]**

Lawful Access, Legal Action and Investigations.  Your Personal Information may otherwise be disclosed to non-affiliated third parties as either permitted by, or to comply with, applicable laws and regulations.  Your Personal Information may be transmitted through and stored on servers outside your home country, and may be accessed by authorities in those jurisdictions. We may disclose Personal Information if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities or fraud, situations involving the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms and Conditions of Use, or otherwise in accordance with applicable law.  

Disclosure of Personal Information to Non-Affiliated Third Parties. In addition to the above disclosures, Casting Coin may share your Personal Information, without restriction, with companies and organizations that we retain to perform services for us, such as those that provide data processing, computer software maintenance and development, and companies providing professional, legal or accounting advice to us.  In such situations, Casting Coin requires that these companies and organizations agree to (a) maintain the confidentiality of the Personal Information, and (b) limit the use of such Personal Information to the purposes for which it was provided. We will not sell, rent or market Personal Information collected on the Site to non-affiliated third parties for their marketing purposes, unless we have your express consent.  **[[confirm]]**However, we may disclose aggregated statistics about visitors to the Site, along with anonymous information concerning individual users of the Site.  We may combine anonymous information and/or aggregate information we collect with additional anonymous and/or aggregate information collected from other sources. We may share anonymous information (including aggregate information) we collect regarding our users with third parties (such as advisors, and/or consultants) for various business purposes including conducting general business analysis, and developing website content and services.

Acquisition of Business.  In the event that Casting Coin or an affiliate of Casting Coin is involved in a merger, acquisition, consolidation, restructuring, reorganization, liquidation, sale or similar transaction relating to any portion of its business and/or assets, or in the unlikely event that Casting Coin goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, each User hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Site, all data collected on the Site (including Personal Information still within our possession, custody or control), and any of our rights and obligations under this Privacy Policy may be included in the assets of, and/or transferred pursuant to, such transaction, and that any acquirer or successor (or a third party through bankruptcy) of Casting Coin may continue to use the Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  If that occurs, a notice will be posted to such effect on the Site and/or notification will be provided by any other media or contact method as may be required by applicable laws and regulations.

Retention of Personal Information.  Personal Information is retained to deliver our Services, to otherwise fulfill identified or apparent purposes, and Personal Information may be retained for record-keeping. At some point Casting Coin may elect to destroy, erase or anonymize your Personal Information. Once anonymized, we undertake not to re-identify the information.

Links to Other Sites and Services

The Site may contain links to various other sites such as sites owned by retailers or service providers who are not Members. **[[confirm]]**Bookers and Providers also may post links and/or include links on their profiles. These sites may ask to collect user information voluntarily or otherwise collect certain information (for example, your IP address).  Please be aware that these other websites may have different privacy policies that may subject users to different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites for information concerning what information is collected on such websites and how it is used. **[[add social media links]]**

Information Storage and Protection

Casting Coin will maintain reasonable procedures to protect the security and confidentiality of Personal Information provided to it by Members, in accordance with Applicable Law.

There are industry standard safeguards in place to protect Users’ Personal Information, such as the use of firewalls and SSL certificates, and limiting access to such information by company personnel.  Personal Information will be stored in databases and servers located in the United States.  However, no transmission made through the internet can be made completely secure, and accordingly, we will not be liable for the disclosure of any Users’ Personal Information that occurs as a result of transmission errors or the actions of any third party to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In the unlikely event that we determine that there may have been a security breach that results in the unauthorized disclosure of Personal Information to a third party, Casting Coin will promptly notify consumers whose Personal Information it reasonably believes may have been compromised by posting information on the Site and, if email contact is possible, then also by sending an email notification with respect to the situation.

Options to Review and Opt-Out Choices

Members have the ability to opt-out of receiving electronic communications, such as emails from Casting Coin, by checking the “opt-out” box on their profile. Additionally, Members may access, review and update, revise and/or delete certain Personal Information by **[[checking  a delete box in the Member’s Profile? If you want to request that certain personal information be deleted, may not be able to do it by checking a box—may need another mechanism—Member can go to profile and make changes?]]** Additionally, please note that while you may request the updating, revision or deletion of such information, a copy of the unrevised information may be maintained in Casting Coin’s records after any such revision or deletion.  

As the Site evolves, Members may be offered additional options for reviewing and/or editing Personal Information.  Please check this Privacy Policy often to make sure you have reviewed the most recent version.

If for any reason you wish to discontinue your membership and  use of the Site and have your Personal Information removed from our database, please **[[deactivate your account by checking a box? Request by e-mail?]]**.

Changes in Policy

From time to time, Casting Coin’s Privacy Policy may change. Casting Coin will post changes to the Privacy Policy on the Site. Please review this Privacy Policy often so that you will remain abreast of our current policies. Users of the Site are responsible for making sure they are aware of the provisions of Casting Coin’s most current (see the date at the top of this Privacy Policy) Privacy Policy.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York of the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  Please click here to review the terms relating to Disputes and Governing Law for these Sites *[[LINK]]*

Contact Us

If you have any questions or complaints concerning this Privacy Policy or our handling of your Personal Information you may contact us at support@castingcoin.com or write to us at 160 West 71st Street, NYC, NY 10023

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