Effective May 25, 2018
- About this policy
- Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control
- How do we collect your personal data?
- What personal data do we collect from you?
- What do we use your personal data for?
- Sharing your personal data
- Data retention and deletion
- Laws surrounding National Prostaff
- Advertising and content providers
- Social network sites
- How to contact us
At National ProStaff Inc. (NPS), we want to give you the best possible experience. To do this we need to collect information from you to provide you with quality, relevant content and product recommendations. That said, your privacy and the security of your personal data is very important to us. Here, we will transparently explain how and why we collect, store, and use your personal data, and outline the controls you have to choose how that data is shared.
2. About this Policy
This Policy sets out the essential details relating to your personal data relationship with NPS. The Policy applies to all NPS services and any associated services. The terms governing your use NPS are defined in our Terms and Conditions.
From time to time, we may offer additional services. If the introduction of these new or additional services results in any change to the way we collect or process your personal data we will provide you with more information and additional terms or policies. Unless stated otherwise when we introduce these new or additional services, they will be subject to this Policy.
The aim of this Policy is to:
- Ensure that you understand what personal data we collect about you, the reasons why we collect and use it, and who we share it with;
- Explain the way we use the personal data that you share with us in order to give you a great experience when you are using NPS; and
- Explain your rights and choices in relation to the personal data we collect and process about you and how we will protect your privacy.
We hope this helps you to understand our privacy commitments to you. For further clarification of the terms used in this Policy please visit our Privacy FAQ. For information on how to contact us if you ever have any questions or concerns, then please see the ‘How to Contact Us’ section below Alternatively, if you do not agree with the content of this Policy, then please remember it is your choice whether you want to use the National Prostaff Service.
3. Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control
You may be aware that a new European Union law, called the General Data Protection Regulation or "GDPR" gives certain rights to individuals in relation to their personal data. As available and except as limited under applicable law, the rights afforded to individuals are:
- Right of Access - the right to be informed of and request access your personal data
- Right to Rectification - the right to request that we amend or update your personal data where it is inaccurate or incomplete;
- Right to Erasure - the right to request that we delete your personal data;
- Right to Restrict - the right to request that we temporarily or permanently stop processing all or some of your personal data;
- Right to Object -
- the right, at any time, to object to us processing your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation;
- the right to object to your personal data being processed for direct marketing purposes;
- Right to Data Portability - the right to request a copy of your personal data in electronic format and the right to transmit that personal data for use in another party’s service; and
- Right not to be subject to Automated Decision-making - the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated decision making, including profiling, where the decision would have a legal effect on you or produce a similarly significant effect.
In order to enable you to exercise these rights with ease and to record your preferences in relation to how NPS uses your personal data, we provide you with access to the following settings via submission of a written request to NPS.
- Notification Settings - allows you to choose which communications you receive from National Prostaff, and set your sharing preferences.
If we send you electronic marketing messages based on your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may, at any time, respectively withdraw such consent or declare your objection (“opt-out”) at no cost. The electronic marketing messages you receive from NPS (e.g. those sent via email) also will include an opt-out mechanism within the message itself (e.g. an unsubscribe link in the emails we send to you).
You can find out more about the GDPR rights described above on the GDPR Website. If you have any questions about your privacy, your rights, or how to exercise them, please contact our Data Protection Officer using the ‘Contact Us’ form . We will respond to your request within a reasonable period of time upon verification of your identity. If you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal data you can also contact and are free to lodge a complaint with your local Data Protection Authority.
4. How do we collect your personal data?
We collect your personal data in the following ways:
- When you sign up for the National Prostaff Service - when you sign up to the National Prostaff Service, we collect certain personal data so you can use the National Prostaff Service such as your email address, birth date, gender, and country.
- Through your use of the National Prostaff Service - Through your use of NPS - when you use NPS, we collect personal data about your use of NPS Service, such as the locations of your posts, the gear and fish species that you tag, and the products you purchase, and the frequency of your visits.
- Personal data collected that enables us to provide you with additional features/functionality - from time to time, you also may also provide us with additional personal data or give us your permission to collect additional personal data e.g. to provide you with more features or functionality. We will not collect photos, precise mobile device location, or contacts from your device without your prior consent. You always will have the option to change your mind and withdraw your consent at any time.
- From third parties - we will receive personal data about you and your activity from third parties, including advertisers and partners we work with in order to provide you with the National Prostaff Service (please see ‘Sharing your personal data’ section below). We will use this personal data either where you have provided your consent to the third party or to National Prostaff to that data sharing taking place or where National Prostaff has a legitimate interest to use the personal data in order to provide you with the service.
We use anonymised and aggregated information for purposes that include testing our IT systems, research, data analysis, creating marketing and promotion models, improving NPS, and developing new features.
5.What personal data do we collect from you?
Personal information is any information that can identify or get in contact with someone such as, but not limited to, an email address, full name, date of birth, address, phone number, photos, videos, blogs, reviews, applications, comments, updates, personal websites (URL’S), reports, and other information contributed. Other information is any information that is not personal information that is gathered by NationalProstaff.com. This includes, but is not limited to, user navigation, statistics, page views, length of visit, browser used, operating system used, and search engine used. IP Address is the number your device is assigned to that our server uses to send your device information. Every time you visit NationalProstaff.com we collect information that you provide by either using our website, using services, posting content, exchanging data and registering on NationalProstaff.com
We have set out in the tables below the categories of personal data we collect and use about you:
Personal data collected when you sign up for the National Prostaff Service
|Categories of personal data||Description of category|
|Account Registration Data||
This is the personal data that is provided by you or collected by us to enable you to sign up for and use the National Prostaff Service. This includes your email address, birth date, gender, postal code, and country.
Some of the personal data we will ask you to provide is required in order to create your account. You also have the option to provide us with some additional personal data in order to make your account more personalized.
The exact personal data we will collect depends on the type of National Prostaff Service plan you sign up for and whether or not you use a Third Party Service (as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use, such as Facebook) to sign up and use the National Prostaff Service. If you use a Third Party Service to create an account, we will receive personal data via that Third Party Service but only when you have consented to that Third Party Service sharing your personal data with us.
Personal data collected through your use of the National Prostaff Service
|Categories of personal data||Description of category|
|Service Usage Data||
This is the personal data that is collected about you when you are using the National Prostaff Service - this may include:
Personal data collected with your permission that enables us to provide you with additional features/functionality
|Categories of personal data||Description of category|
|Voluntary Mobile Data||
In addition to the mobile data we collect to provide you with the National Prostaff Service (outlined above), you also have the option to give us your consent to collect additional personal data from your mobile device to provide you with features/functionality that will enhance your National Prostaff Service experience.
We will not access any of the personal data listed below without first obtaining your consent:
We may collect such personal data if you sign up for a Trial or purchase any of our Paid Subscriptions (as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use) or make other purchases through the National Prostaff Service. The exact personal data collected will vary depending on the payment method (e.g. direct via your mobile phone carrier or by invoice) but will include information such as:
|Contests, Surveys and Sweepstakes Data||
This personal data is used to enable National Prostaff and our partners / service providers to send you marketing communications either:
You can find out more about the personal data collected and the controls you have in relation to the marketing communications you receive via the Privacy FAQ on www.nationalprostaff.com.
6. What do we use your personal data for?
When you use or interact with the National Prostaff Service, we use a variety of technologies to process the personal data we collect about you for various reasons. We have set out in the table below the reasons why we process your personal data, the associated legal bases we rely upon to legally permit us to process your personal data, and the categories of personal data (identified in the section ‘What personal data do we collect from you?’) used for these purposes:
|Description of why National Prostaff processes your personal data (‘processing purpose’)||Legal Basis for the processing purpose||Categories of personal data used by National Prostaff for the processing purpose|
|To provide, personalize, and improve your experience with the National Prostaff Service and other services and products provided by National Prostaff, for example by providing customized, personalized, or localized content, recommendations, features, and advertising on or outside of the National Prostaff Service (including for third party products and services).||
|To understand how you access and use the National Prostaff Service to ensure technical functionality of the National Prostaff Service, develop new products and services, and analyze your use of the National Prostaff Service, including your interaction with applications, advertising, products, and services that are made available, linked to, or offered through the National Prostaff Service.||
|To communicate with you for National Prostaff Service-related purposes.||
|To process your payment to prevent or detect fraud including fraudulent payments and fraudulent use of the National Prostaff Service.||
To communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for:
via emails, notifications, or other messages, consistent with any permissions you may have communicated to us (e.g., through your Account Settings page).
|To provide you with features, information, advertising, or other content which is based on your specific location.||
7. Sharing your personal data
We have set out the categories of recipients of the personal data collected or generated through your use of the National Prostaff Service.
Publicly available information
The following personal data will always be publicly available on the National Prostaff Service: your name and/or username, profile picture, who you follow and who follows you on the National Prostaff Service, your sponsorships, posts, tagged gear and comments..
Personal data you may choose to share
The following personal data will only be shared with the categories of recipients outlined in the table below if:
- you choose to make use of a specific National Prostaff Service feature where sharing of particular personal data is required for the proper use of the National Prostaff Service feature; or
- you grant us your permission to share the personal data, e.g. by selecting the appropriate setting in the National Prostaff Service.
NationalProstaff.com allows you to manage your profile and limit the information that appears on your profile as well as allowing you to control the amount of information you receive from us. You have the ability to remove and delete any of your personal content. We also reserve the right if we feel it’s necessary to remove posts, comments, or other content that originates from you
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Third Party Applications you connect to your National Prostaff Account||
If you connect your National Prostaff account to a Third Party Application, such as, for example, social media, audio, television, or automotive platforms, National Prostaff may share your Service Usage Data so you can connect to your National Prostaff account.
|Third Party Applications you use to log into National Prostaff||
If you log into a Third Party Application using your National Prostaff account credentials, then that Third Party Application may have access to certain Service Usage Data such as your saved content and activity.
You will receive a notification before connecting to the Third Party Application to let you know what personal data will be shared / accessible to that Third Party Application.
|Your NPS Fishing Followers||
There also may be times when you want us to share certain Service Usage Data, specifically information about your use of National Prostaff, with other National Prostaff users known as ‘Your National Prostaff Followers’.
Learn more about how to manage notifications, your publicly available information, and what you share with others in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ section of this Policy and on the Privacy Center.
Information we may share
|Categories of Recipients||Reason for sharing|
|Service Providers and Others||We use technical service providers which may operate the technical infrastructure that we need to provide the National Prostaff Service, in particular providers which host, store, manage, and maintain the National Prostaff application, its content and the data we process.
We use technical service providers to help us communicate with you.
We use marketing and advertising partners to show you more tailored content, or to help us understand your use of the National Prostaff Service, to provide you with a better service. We also may also share personal data with certain marketing and advertising partners to send you promotional communications about National Prostaff.
|National Prostaff Partners||
If you access the National Prostaff Service through an offer that you received or purchased from a third party such as your mobile network operator, we share personal data with that third party about your use of the National Prostaff Service, such as whether and to what extent you have used the offer, activated a National Prostaff account, or actively used the National Prostaff Service.
|Academic Researchers||We will share your personal data for activities such as statistical analysis and academic study, but only in a pseudonymised format.|
|Other National Prostaff Group Companies||We will share your personal data with other National Prostaff Group companies to carry out our daily business operations and to enable us to maintain and provide the National Prostaff Service to you.|
|Law Enforcement and Data Protection Authorities||
We will share your personal data when we in good faith believe it is necessary for us to do so in order to comply with a legal obligation under applicable law, or respond to valid legal process, such as a search warrant, a court order, or a subpoena.
We also will also share your personal data where we, in good faith, believe that it is necessary for the purpose of our own, or a third party’s legitimate interest relating to national security, law enforcement, litigation, criminal investigation, protecting the safety of any person, or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm, provided that we deem that such interest is not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of your personal data.
Finally we may share your personal information if we feel you are a threat to our services, service providers, features, functionality, rights, property, other unaffiliated parties, members, pro-staff, premium members, clients, employees, or the and safety of National Prostaff.
We will share your personal data if we believe it is necessary to protect our business, its assets, defend our interests, exercise our legal rights, and/or to comply with legal and regulatory obligations.
Furthermore, we may sharre your personal data in the possible event of bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, joint venture, consolidation, transfer of control, fundamental corporate change(s) or any other possible business combination involving National Prostaff.
8. Data Retention and Deletion
We keep your personal data only as long as necessary to provide you with the National Prostaff Service and for legitimate and essential business purposes, such as maintaining the performance of the National Prostaff Service, making data-driven business decisions about new features and offerings, complying with our legal obligations, and resolving disputes. We keep some of your personal data for as long as you are a user of the National Prostaff Service. For example, we keep your posts, followers list, comments, sponsorships and account information.
If you request, we will delete or anonymise your personal data so that it no longer identifies you, unless, we are legally allowed or required to maintain certain personal data, including situations such as the following:
- If there is an unresolved issue relating to your account, such as an outstanding credit on your account or an unresolved claim or dispute we will retain the necessary personal data until the issue is resolved;
- Where we are required to retain the personal data for our legal, tax, audit, and accounting obligations, we will retain the necessary personal data for the period required by applicable law; and/or,
- Where necessary for our legitimate business interests such as fraud prevention or to maintain the security of our users.
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third-party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices and content. If you click on a third-party advertisement or link, please understand that you are leaving the National Prostaff Service and any personal data you provide will not be covered by this Policy. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect and process your personal data.
The National Prostaff Service is not directed to children under the age of 13 years. If you are between the age of 13 and 17 or under the legal age/age of majority where you reside (stricter age limits may apply under local law), before using NationalProstaff.com kindly review the Agreement with your parent or guardian. Please see our Terms and Conditions of Use for further details.
We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13 years or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, please do not use the National Prostaff Service, and do not provide any personal data to us.
If you are a parent of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided personal data to National Prostaff, please contact us using the ‘Contact Us’ form on the Privacy Center, and you may request exercise of your applicable rights detailed in the ‘Your rights and your preferences: Giving you choice and control’ section of this Policy.
If we learn that we have collected the personal data of a child under the age of 13 years (and do not have verified parental/guardian consent), we will immediately take reasonable steps to delete the personal data. This may require us to delete the National Prostaff account for that child.
By using NationalProstaff.com you confirm that you are at least 13 years of age and meet all requirements to use this website. If you are under the age of 13 or do not meet all requirements of eligibility, immediately stop use of NationalProstaff.com and do not submit any personal information about yourself.
11. Laws surrounding National Prostaff
National Prostaff strives to maintain reasonable standards of security and confidentiality of information. This is achieved through the use of firewall protection and the information access limitations our employees are subject to. Only fully authorized individuals have access to certain information. If we believe or find any individual is in violation of our standards and security, this individual will be subject to disciplinary measures at our discretion. It is our request that any of our affiliated third parties follow the same policy. No data transmitted over the internet is 100% secure and for any internet site, there exists a real possibility that third parties could unlawfully intercept and or gain access to data transmissions and private communications. For this reason, we cannot warrant or guarantee any security of the information we receive and are not responsible for any theft, destruction, misuse, or inadvertent disclosure of any information.
14. Advertising and content providers
When you visit company profiles and their team of Prostaff profiles, these companies or individuals may offer and post various forms of advertisements. These third parties will be offered tracking technologies by National Prostaff to determine the effectiveness of their advertising efforts and their presence on the website. They will use this information to better tailor their advertising initiatives and to attempt to enhance your through both their corporate team page and Prostaff profile pages as well as the combined information they share on our website. These tracking technologies will allow them to count views of their content and the approximate physical location of individuals that view their content. We do not have access or control over their tracking capabilities, and in no way have access to the information they have collected using these technologies. These tracking technologies and information collected are therefore subject to these third parties’ privacy policies. We highly recommend that if you have any questions surrounding their privacy policies that you contact these individuals and third party companies directly.
15. Social networking sites
16. How to contact us
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