Cookie Policy

Cookies & Other Technologies

This policy explains our use of cookies and other technologies to understand, improve and protect Straton plc. If you see a capitalized word, it’s defined in our Terms of Use.

 

What they are

Cookies are small data files that are issued to your device when you visit a website and that store information about your use of a service. Pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels) are little snippets of code or tiny images embedded on websites and in email that help us learn how you interact with our site and emails.

 

Why we use them

Straton plc. uses cookies and these other technologies to help recognize you as a repeat visitor and, to improve the quality of our Services.

 

How they work

When you visit Straton plc., our web server sends a cookie to your device, which allows us to recognize your device (but not the specific person using it). By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other account information when, for example, you log in to our Services, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. Similarly, pixel tags on Straton plc. and in email communications help us identify how your device is being used to interact with Straton plc. content. Some of the tags and cookies used by our Services are served by us, and some are served by trusted partners who are delivering services on our behalf.

 

Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies Straton plc. uses:

 

Authentication

Straton plc. uses authentication cookies and similar technologies to tell us when you’re logged in to Straton plc. This lets us show you personalized views related to your interests and connect you with projects like those you may already have backed.

 

Security

Cookies also help keep Straton plc. secure by facilitating security features and allowing us to detect activity that might violate our rules and Terms of Use.
These cookies help protect your account from being accessed by anyone other than you, alert you and us when your account is accessed, and provide capabilities that allow us to disable any active sessions you have (for example, when you log out or change your password).

 

Localization

Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see Straton plc. in your preferred language.

 

Site features and services

Straton plc. uses cookies that provide functionality and help us deliver our products and services — for instance, by storing your preferences or by pre-filling the username field when you log in.

 

Performance

Performance cookies help us route traffic between servers and understand how Straton plc. is performing, so we can provide you with the best experience possible. We may use third party software development kits (SDK) in our mobile apps to collect information about activity in the app, the type of device and operating system it is running on and how the app is functioning. For example an SDK may send us a report if the app crashes, and reports on which features of the app are used more than others.

 

Analytics and research

Cookies and other technologies also help us to understand, improve, and research features and content on the Straton plc. site. For example, we may use cookies to understand how you are discovering projects or to determine which types of browsers or devices are accessing Straton plc. You can opt-out of being included in Google Analytics here.

 

Social Media Platforms

Cookies and other technologies make interacting with social media platforms more seamless. For example, when you’re signed into social media accounts while you use our Services, these technologies enable you to share content with your social network or, in some cases, log in using your social media credentials. These features are usually controlled by the social media platform you are using and are governed by its separate privacy policies and the preferences you set with that service.

 

Marketing

Cookies help us deliver targeted advertisements on social media platforms, based on your activity on Straton plc., including the projects you’ve backed or creators you’ve followed on Straton plc., and to track the performance of those ads. This is sometimes referred to as online behavioral advertising. In some cases, our partners may use cookies to provide us with information about your interactions with their services. Those third-party cookies would be subject to the third party service’s policies.
You can opt-out of online behavioral advertising. The Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising program provides consumers with the ability to opt-out of having their online behavior recorded and used for advertising purposes.
Certain choices you make are both browser- and device-specific.

 

You can control certain cookies

Your browser may give you the ability to control cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie. Certain browsers can be set to reject browser cookies. Blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our Services. To find out more about how to enable, disable, or delete cookies from your web browser, please visit here. To control flash cookies, which may be used on certain websites from time to time, you can go here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

 

Our Do Not Track Policy

Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our sites may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.
Certain options you select are browser- and device-specific.

 

Questions?

If you have questions or suggestions, please @straton.pro

This updated policy will go into effect on May 25, 2021.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this Policy from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of this Policy will never apply retroactively—we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using Straton plc. after a change, that means you accept this Policy.

 

Who We Are

Straton plc. provides services that help people bring creative projects to life (our “Services”). Our main service is a funding platform for creative projects. We are a Public Benefit Corporation based in EU, Estonia, Tallinn, EE.

 

How This Policy Applies

This Policy describes the information we collect from you, how we use that information and our legal basis for doing so. It also covers whether and how that information may be shared and your rights and choices regarding the information you provide to us. If you see a capitalized word, it’s defined in our Terms of Use. We use cookies and similar technologies, as described in our Cookie Policy.
By using the Services offered by Straton plc. , you’re acknowledging you have agreed to our Terms of Use and that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy.

 

How We Use This Information We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

 

To keep your account secure and protect our Services (including to verify the identities of creators and prevent fraud and abuse); To enable us to provide you with our Services, and to improve and promote our Services; To create and administer your account, contact you, and customize your experience on Straton plc. (for example, to show you projects that we think may interest you based on your previous use); and To track and analyze use of the Services so that we can improve how Straton plc. is performing and provide users with the best experience possible.

 

European Union Users Data protection law in Europe requires a “lawful basis” for collecting and retaining personal information from citizens or residents of the European Economic Area. Our lawful bases include:

 

Performing the contract we have with you: In certain circumstances, we need your personal data to comply with our contractual obligation to deliver the Services, enable creators to establish and display their projects, and enable backers to find and make pledges to them. Legal compliance:
Sometimes the law says we need to collect and use your data. For example, tax laws require us to retain records of pledges and payments made through our Services. Legitimate interests: This is a technical term in data protection law which essentially means we have a good and fair reason to use your data and we do so in ways which do not hurt your interests and rights. We sometimes require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way that might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and that does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests.
For example, we use identity, device, and location information to prevent fraud and abuse and to keep the Services secure. We may also send you promotional communications about our Services, subject to your right to control whether we do so.
We analyze how users interact with our Site so we can understand better what elements of the design are working well and which are not working so well. This allows us to improve and develop the quality of the online experience we offer all our users.

 

Retention

We will retain your information as long as your account is active, as necessary to provide you with the Services or as otherwise set forth in this Policy. We will also retain and use this information as necessary for the purposes set out in this Policy and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements and protect Straton plc. legal rights.
We also collect and maintain aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized information which we may retain indefinitely to protect the safety and security of our Site, improve our Services or comply with legal obligations.

 

Email and Mobile Notifications

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt in to any marketing communications we send.
We will send you email relating to your transactions on Straton plc. You may also elect to receive certain marketing email communications, in accordance with your preferences, and from which you may opt out at any time by adjusting your notification settings. If you download the Straton plc. app, you can manage the notifications you receive on your mobile device in your profile settings.

 

We’ll also send you service-related announcements when it’s necessary to do so.

 

Security

We take security seriously, and the security of your personal data is important to us. We follow industry-standard practices to protect the data we collect and maintain, including using Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt information as it travels over the internet. No method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, so Straton plc. cannot guarantee its absolute security. Your account information is protected by a password, which you should choose carefully and keep secure. We encourage all users to enable two-factor authentication in account settings to further protect their account.
We have a Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) – (GDPR) and protocol in place in the event of a data breach. We encourage the responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities of our Services by emailing hello@straton.pro, and we will invite valid disclosures to our bug bounty program.

 

Data Protection Authority

Subject to applicable law, if you are a citizen or resident of the European Economic Area, you also have the right to (i) object to Straton plc. use of your personal information and (ii) lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority or the Estonia Information Commissioner’s Office, which is Straton plc. lead supervisory authority in the European Union.

 

Children

People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not permitted to use Straton plc. on their own. Straton plc. does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 16 and children under 16 are not permitted to register for an account or use our Services.
If you believe that a child has provided us with personal information, please contact us at support@straton.pro. If we become aware that a child under age 16 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we’ll delete it.

 

Data Protection Officer

To contact our Data Protection Officer, please email dpo@straton.pro.
You can contact us in writing at:
Straton plc. – OU
Kalasadama 4, Tallinn, 10415, Estonia
ESTONIA, EU

 

Updated: June 2021