Posted October 05, 2022
Coil Technologies, Inc. (“Coil”, “we”, “our”, or “us”) was started because we wanted a way for you to access content effortlessly, fairly reward its creators, and do so without compromising on your right to privacy.
By using our Service, you agree to our Terms of Service (“Terms”) and consent to our collection, use, disclosure practices, and other activities as described in this Policy. If you do not agree and consent, you must stop using our Service.
If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights and choices, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Us” section.
We collect the following categories of information about you through our Website:
We collect this information about you as follows:
We also automatically collect the following categories of information about you when you use or interact with our Website, advertisements, or emails:
The tracking technologies used to automatically collect information include the following:
For further information on tracking technologies and your rights and choices regarding them, see the next section and the section “Your Rights and Choices” below.
Coil offers tools, including the “Coil Extension” and “Partner Sign In and Linking” that allow content creators to be paid when users visit their websites (“Web Monetization Tools”). These tools collect information and function as follows:
For information about your choices relating to the Web Monetization Tools, see the section “Your Rights and Choices” below. For more information on our Web Monetization Tools, please visit our Get the Coil Extension and OAuth Overview pages in our Help Center.
We also obtain information about you from other sources. We protect data obtained from these other sources according to the practices described in this Policy, plus any additional restrictions imposed by the source of the data. The categories of sources we collect from include:
Coil collects and uses information for business and commercial purposes in accordance with the practices described in this Policy, including as follows:
Notwithstanding the above, we may use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
We share information we collect in accordance with the practices described in this Policy. The categories of parties with whom we share information include:
Notwithstanding the above, we may share information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we share information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
We use analytics services, such as Segment and Amplitude, to help us understand how users access and use the Service. In addition, we work with agencies, advertisers, ad networks, and other technology services to place ads about our products and services on other websites and services. Some of these services may serve ads targeted to your interests based on data collected by them about you across time and services (“Interest-based Advertising”).
You may access, update, or delete certain account information that you have voluntarily submitted to us through your account on the Service by logging into your account and visiting your account settings. Please note that we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Please be aware that if you disable or remove tracking technologies, some parts of the Coil Service may not function correctly.
The companies we work with to provide you with targeted ads are required by us to give you the choice to opt out of receiving targeted ads. Most of these companies are participants of the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and/or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the targeted ads provided by these companies, and how to opt out of receiving certain targeted ads from them, please visit: (i) for targeted ads from DAA participants, https://www.aboutads.info/choices; and (ii) for targeted ads from NAI participants, https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Opting out only means that the selected participants should no longer deliver certain targeted ads to you. It does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., in connection with the participants’ other customers or from other technology services).
Please note that if you opt out of using any of these methods, the opt out will only apply to the specific browser or device from which you opt out. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any opt out options or programs, or the accuracy of any other entities’ statements regarding their opt out options or programs.
Please note that your opt-out is limited to the email address used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions.
The Service is intended for a general audience and not directed to children under 13 years of age. Coil does not knowingly collect personal information (as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, or “COPPA”) from children. If you are a parent or guardian and believe Coil has collected personal information in violation of COPPA, please contact us as set forth in the section entitled “Contact Us” below, and we will remove such personal information. We do not knowingly “sell,” as that term is defined under the CCPA, the personal information of minors under 16 years old who are California residents.
We implement and maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technical security safeguards to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
We are based in the U.S. and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. If you are accessing the Service from outside of the U.S., please be aware that information collected through the Service may be transferred to, processed, stored, and used in the U.S. and other jurisdictions. Data protection laws in the U.S. and other jurisdictions may be different from those of your country of residence. Your use of the Service or provision of any information therefore constitutes your consent to the transfer to and from, processing, usage, sharing, and storage of your information in the U.S. and other jurisdictions as set forth in this Policy.
From time to time, it may be necessary to revise or reissue this Policy as we develop technologies to do more with less data, launch new products, adapt to new laws or regulations, respond to user feedback, etc. We reserve the right to update this Policy as we deem appropriate and will post the updated Policy to the website. We may provide additional notice to you via email or through our website if the changes are material. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting of the revised Policy. Your continued use of the Service indicates your consent to the Policy when posted.
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, our data practices, or our compliance with applicable law, please contact us:
By email: [email protected]
Coil Technologies, Inc.
268 Bush St #3632
San Francisco, CA 94104
This Policy is designed to be accessible to people with disabilities. If you experience any difficulties accessing the information here, please contact us at [email protected].
These additional disclosures apply only to California residents. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides additional rights to know, delete, and opt-out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing personal information to provide notices and means to exercise your rights.
The below notice sets out the categories of personal information we have collected in the past 12 months as enumerated by the CCPA. For more specifics on what, where, and how this information is collected, please visit the "Information Collection" section above.
We collect, use, and share these categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the “Use of Information” and "Sharing of Information" sections above.
We do not sell information as defined by the CCPA.
You have the right to know certain details about our data practices in the past 12 months. In particular, you may request from us the categories of:
In addition, you have the right to request:
To exercise any of these rights, please submit a request to [email protected]. In the request, specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of the request. We will confirm receipt of your request within 10 days. We may require specific information from you to help us verify your identity and process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity, we may deny your requests to know or delete.
You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for exercising any of your rights.
California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers in California to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third-parties and, in some cases, affiliates for those third-parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to obtain information about our compliance with this law, please contact us as set forth in the section entitled “Contact Us”. Requests must include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and include your name, street address, city, state, and ZIP code. Please note that Coil is not required to respond to requests made by means other than through the provided email address or mail address.
We do not sell personal information. However, Nevada law (NRS 603A.340) requires each business to establish a designated request address where Nevada consumers may submit requests directing the business not to sell certain kinds of personal information that the business has collected or will collect about the consumer. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third-party for the third-party to license or sell the personal information to other third-parties. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to submit a request relating to our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us at [email protected].
Data protection laws in Europe distinguish between organizations that process personal data for their own purposes (known as “controllers”) and organizations that process personal data on behalf of other organizations (known as “processors”). Coil acts as a controller with respect to personal data collected as you interact with our websites, emails, and advertisements.
Data protection laws in Europe require a “lawful basis” for processing personal data. Our lawful bases include where: (a) you have given consent to the processing for one or more specific purposes, either to us or to our service providers or partners; (b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you; (c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; and (d) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or a third-party, and your interests and fundamental rights and freedoms do not override those interests. Where applicable, we will transfer your personal data to third countries subject appropriate or suitable safeguards, such as standard contractual clauses.
You have the right to access, rectify, or erase any personal data we have collected about you through the Service. You also have the right to data portability and the right to restrict or object to our processing of personal data we have collected about you through the Coil Service. In addition, you have the right to ask us not to process your personal data (or provide it to third-parties to process) for marketing purposes or purposes materially different than for which it was originally collected or subsequently authorized by you. You may withdraw your consent at any time for any data processing we do based on consent you have provided to us.
To exercise any of these rights, contact us as set forth in the section entitled “Contact Us” and specify which right you intend to exercise. We will respond to your request within 30 days. We may require additional information from you to allow us to confirm your identity. Please note that we store information as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, and may continue to retain and use the information even after a data subject request for purposes of our legitimate interests, including as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent fraud, and enforce our agreements.
If you have any issues with our compliance, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.