Data Spendwell collects
Spendwell collects two types of data from users:
Volunteered Member Data
This is data Spendwell members intentionally share. It includes, but is not limited to member value preferences, settings, emails and names. Spendwell retains this information on its own secure servers.
Passive Operational Data
This is data Spendwell users and members allow Spendwell to collect by using this website or any of Spendwell’s apps. This includes, but is not limited to anonymized user and member information such as general location, device usage, and some very general site and/or app usage information. Only a portion of this data is stored by Spendwell. Plausible, Spendwell's web analytics provider, collects and stores data on its own servers in a completely anonymized state.
How Spendwell collects data
When you become a Spendwell member, Spendwell also collects data from you through a web form and stores that data in a secure database. This includes data you provide Spendwell through your Settings page and when you set your priorities.
How Spendwell protects data
Spendwell as a portal for transactions operates only through a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and data is encrypted before transmission. Spendwell does not store sensitive personal information beyond what you can control through your member settings (Volunteered Member Data).
Minimalist approach to data collection
Given the limitations of security in a constantly-evolving internet and digital world, Spendwell’s approach to user data collection is to collect only that which is absolutely necessary for the success of Spendwell, its apps and content.
Limits to data security
Technology evolves every single day and so do the ways in which nefarious actors attempt to compromise secure systems. While Spendwell will make every reasonable effort to protect user data, Spendwell offers no guarantee of user data security or privacy.
Spendwell will not sell data it collects from you
Spendwell will never sell Volunteered Member Data collected from you. This is the only data that Spendwell collects directly from its members.
Spendwell will vet all data partners for their commitment to your privacy and data security
Spendwell will only work with transactional and operational partners that share a strong commitment to your data privacy. Partners that interact with Spendwell user data also have their own privacy policies that apply to your use of Spendwell. Please read these privacy policies:
Spendwell will not share identifiable data without your permission
Spendwell will not share data collected from you without your explicit permission. Spendwell will only collect data from you deemed necessary for the successful operation of this site and Spendwell’s apps and products.
How Spendwell uses general user data
The information Spendwell gathers from general users on Spendwell.com and Spendwell apps is usage information such as site visit duration, which pages are most popular and the types of devices that are used to visit Spendwell.com and Spendwell’s apps. Spendwell will use this information to make Spendwell.com and Spendwell’s apps a better experience for its visitors and users.
How Spendwell uses Member data
Spendwell uses the information that you intentionally share, like your value preferences, in order to set editorial direction and improve Spendwell. Spendwell improvements based on member data could include, but will most likely not be limited to, feature improvements, user interface design improvements, and business model improvements.
Who does your data belong to?
Data that Spendwell directly maintains about you is your data. Spendwell will always disclose to you the data that Spendwell collects from you. You can request its removal from Spendwell’s servers and databases at any time. In addition to removing data from Spendwell’s servers, all external records of yours that Spendwell has control over will also be removed. Please note, asking to have your data with Spendwell removed will end your membership with Spendwell and this action can only be reversed by creating a brand new member account. To have your data completely removed from Spendwell, discontinue your membership through your Spendwell Member settings.
This policy was last updated on 2022-02-07.