This Privacy Statement applies to personal data collected, used and stored by Badass Times, a media publication that is part of Badass Empire, which is owned and run by Quadrant Marketing Ltd. (UK company number 06337866), hereinafter “Badass Times.”
Badass Times takes your privacy very seriously. We do everything we can to convey the information on our Platform with the highest possible accuracy. This Privacy Statement explains the types of personal data we collect from and about you and how we use, disclose, and protect that data as well as your ability to control specific uses of it.
What is personal data?
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your name, telephone number, address, and e-mail address.
What personal data do we collect?
We collect personal data about you from a variety of sources, such as:
Information we collect directly from you
This is the personal data you provide us when using our Platform, products, and services. For example, when you sign up to receive our newsletter, create an account, or purchase a product or service from us. This type of information may include your name, e-mail address, user name, telephone number, age, date of birth, gender, user-generated content, post and other content you submit to our Platform, and any additional information you provide voluntarily to us.
When you create a Badass Times account, we may use device IDs, cookies, and other signals, including information obtained from third parties, to associate accounts and/or devices with you.
Information we collect from your use of our Platform
We may use information from a social sign-on using your Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn credentials to create an account or log on. This type of information may include your interests, marital status, photos, and comments.
Information we collect from other sources
We may collect information from other sources if you have permitted for that information to be shared. For example, information from public databases and marketing companies. This type of information may include your name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, household information, consumer and market research data, purchase behavior and preferences, and information about your lifestyle such as your hobbies and interests. The aforementioned processing of personal data may also be based on legitimate interests of Badass Empire.
For which purposes do we use your personal data?
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract and provide you with the necessary service or information.
- Where it is required for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party), and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
The following purposes are examples of how we may use the personal data we collect:
- Provide you with services and products that you request from us;- Communicate regularly with you to inform you about service updates, content, special offers, and advertisements that may be of interest to you;
- contact you if this is required to perform our services;
- to inform you about changes in our services and our Platform;
- Send you an invoice for our services and products;
- Resolve consumer and/or product and services issues;
- Anticipate and resolve problems with any goods or services supplied to you
- improve your customer experience on our websites;
- Do research and analysis to maintain, protect, develop and improve our networks and services;
- Deliver customized content or advertising such as personalized offers for products and services that may be of interest to you;
- Participate in our online communities, including our social media channel/pages and blogs;
- Store your preferences for future interactions and communications from us;
- Create external marketing & analytics reports;
- Carry out other legitimate business purposes;
- Prevent illegal activities, suspected fraud and potential threats to our network;
- Analyze our customers’ characteristics at an aggregated level and customer utilization of our products and services to understand customer and market needs, improve our existing products and services, design new products and services, and for business development.
Will we share your personal data with other parties?
We may disclose your personal data to third parties if needed to provide the services and products available on the Platform, which third parties will process your personal data in conformance with this Privacy Statement.
We may also disclose your personal data:
- To our affiliates or subsidiaries.
- If we are legally entitled or required to do so (for example, if required to do so by legal proceedings or for the purposes of detection and prevention of fraud and other crime or as part of a security audit).
- When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or others’ safety.
- If we sell a business or part of a business to another company, then the transfer of ownership could include the transfer of your personal data directly related to that business to the purchasing company. We would require the buyer to treat your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
- To any other third party with your prior permission to do so.
Your personal data may be transferred, stored and processed in the UK or any other country in which Badass Times (or its affiliates, subcontractors or agents) maintain facilities. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
Special information for parents
We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy and do not intend for our Platform to be used by anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years old and wish to use our Platform in any way that requires you to submit your personal data, please get your parent or legal guardian to do so on your behalf.
If you are a parent or legal guardian and believe we may have collected personal data about a child, please contact us as described in this Privacy Statement.
You can sign up to receive our newsletter via the Platform. If you do not wish to receive the newsletter any longer, you can use the unsubscribe link in every newsletter.
How do we protect the personal data?
The collection, use, and disclosure of personal data collected through the Platform are safeguarded by technological and organizational security measures with the objective to protect the personal data against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction. These measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.
In particular: (i) we encrypt many of our services using SSL (ii) we review our information collection, storage, and processing practices, from time to time to guard our systems against unauthorized access, and (iii) we restrict access to personal information to our employees and all other parties we work with, who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
We will not retain your personal data for a period longer than necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected unless we have to keep it for legitimate business, tax, or legal purposes.
Your privacy rights
You are entitled to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, have a copy of it. Furthermore, you have the right to data portability. You can request us to correct, update, or delete your personal data in our records and/or inform us about any misuse of your personal data.
Links to other websites
Our Platform may contain links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This Privacy Statement applies solely to personal data collected, used, and restored in connection with the use of our Platform.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement may be changed from time to time. If we make any substantial changes to this Privacy Statement and the way we use your personal data, we will provide appropriate notice to you. Please check our Privacy Statement frequently to stay informed about how we use your personal data.
The new Privacy Statement will be effective immediately upon posting. By accessing our websites or making use of our products and services, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Statement.
This Privacy Statement was last updated on July 25, 2020.
Terms of Service
Please review these Terms carefully before using the Site and Services. By using any of the Site and Services, you accept these Terms.
We may occasionally change these Terms, so we encourage you to review the Terms periodically. The most current version of the Terms (along with their effective date) will be linked from each of the Site and Services. If you continue to use the Site and Services after we change the Terms, you accept all changes.
Additional terms may apply to your use of the Site and Services. We will provide these terms to you or post them on the Site and Services to which they apply; they are incorporated by reference into these Terms. If there is a conflict between these Terms and any additional terms that apply to a particular Service, the additional terms will control.
Sweepstakes, contests, and promotions on the Site and Services may also have additional rules and eligibility requirements, such as certain age or geographic area restrictions, and you are responsible for complying with these rules and requirements.
- Registration and Access Controls
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login names and passwords, and you accept responsibility for all activities, charges, and damages that occur under your account. If you have reason to believe that someone is using your account without your permission, you should contact us immediately. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your failure to notify us of unauthorized use.
If we request registration information from you, you must provide us with accurate and complete information and update it when it changes. You may not access any age-restricted Services unless you are above the required age.
- Intellectual Property; License
The content, information, data, designs, code, and materials associated with the Site and Services (“Content”) are protected by intellectual property and other laws. You must comply with all such laws and applicable copyright, trademark or other legal notices or restrictions.
Subject to these Terms, you may access and use the Site and Services only for your own personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all other rights to the Site and Services and Content, and you may not otherwise copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, display, perform, or create derivative works of the Site and Services or Content without our permission. You also may not transfer or sublicense this limited right to use the Site and Services or resell the Site and Services.
- Viral Distribution
We may expressly authorize you to redistribute certain content for personal, non-commercial use. We will identify the content that you are authorized to redistribute and describe ways you may redistribute it (such as via email, blogs, or embedded players, or by producing Mash-Ups). We may revoke this authorization at any time. If you redistribute content, you must be able to edit or delete such publicly posted content, and you must edit or delete it promptly upon our request.
- Commercial Licenses
You must obtain our written permission for commercial use of the Content or the Site and Services. If you wish to license content from the Site and Services, please contact us.
- Legal Complaints
Badass Times respects intellectual property rights. If you believe that Content on the Site and Services infringes your copyright, please follow our procedures for making a copyright infringement claim. If you have a legal complaint other than a copyright claim, please follow our procedure for making other legal complaints.
- User Submissions
Some of the Site and Services may allow you to submit or transmit audio, video, text, or other materials (collectively, “User Submissions”) to or through the Site and Services. When you provide User Submissions, you grant to Badass Times, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and partners a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable license to use, distribute, edit, display, archive, publish, sublicense, perform, reproduce, make available, transmit, broadcast, sell, translate, and create derivative works of those User Submissions, and your name, voice, likeness and other identifying information where part of a User Submission, in any form, media, software, or technology of any kind now known or developed in the future, including, without limitation, for developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. You hereby waive any moral rights you may have in your User Submissions.
We respect your ownership of User Submissions. If you owned a User Submission before providing it to us, you will continue owning it after providing it to us, subject to any rights granted in the Terms and any access granted to others. If you delete a User Submission from the Site and Services, our general license to that User Submission will end after a reasonable period of time required for the deletion to take full effect. However, the User Submission may still exist in our backup copies, which are not publicly available. If your User Submission is shared with third parties, those third parties may have retained copies of your User Submissions. In addition, if we made use of your User Submission before you deleted it, we will continue to have the right to make, duplicate, redistribute, and sublicense those pre-existing uses, even after you delete the User Submission. Terminating your account on a Service will not automatically delete your User Submissions.
We may refuse or remove a User Submission without notice to you. However, we have no obligation to monitor User Submissions, and you agree that neither we nor our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, or agents will be liable for User Submissions or any loss or damage resulting from User Submissions.
You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant to Badass Times the license above and that none of your User Submissions are defamatory, violate any rights of third parties (including intellectual property rights or rights of publicity or privacy), or violate applicable law.
- Third-Party Content
- Fee-Based Services
If you accept fee-based products or features, you agree to the terms and conditions governing all such purchases, including all requirements to pay applicable fees and charges. We will notify you of any changes to fees and charges. Billing for all mobile subscription services will be governed by the Mobile Features section of these Terms unless the terms of the subscription say otherwise.
We may offer trial subscriptions to paid services for free or at special discounted prices. Unless otherwise stated, these trial subscriptions and other subscription services will be automatically renewed at the current subscription rate if you do not cancel before the end of the trial or subscription period. You may need to cancel your subscription at least 10 days prior to its renewal date in order to avoid further charges.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees and charges are non-refundable, including for unused portions of canceled subscriptions. We do not provide price protection or refunds in the event of a price drop or promotional offering.
- Acceptable Use
The Site and Services have been designed to present content in a unique format and appearance. Unless we permit you, you agree not to access the Site and Services using any interface other than ours. We may deny permission to link to the Site and Services for any reason in our sole discretion, and you must be able to edit or delete promptly links that you create, upon our request.
Without limiting any other provision in these Terms, you may not use the Site and Services to do the following or assist others to do the following:
Threaten, defame, stalk, abuse, or harass other persons or engage in illegal activities;
Link to the Site and Services from a site or transmit any material that is inappropriate, profane, vulgar, offensive, false, disparaging, defamatory, obscene, illegal, sexually explicit, racist, that promotes violence, racial hatred, or terrorism, or that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable;
Frame the Site and Services, display the Site and Services in connection with an unauthorized logo or mark, or do anything that could falsely suggest a relationship between Badass Times and any third party or potentially deprive us of revenue (including, without limitation, revenue from advertising, branding, or promotional activities);
Violate any person’s or entity’s legal rights (including, without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, and publicity rights), transmit material that violates or circumvents such rights, or remove or alter intellectual property or other legal notices;
Transmit files that contain viruses, spyware, adware, or other harmful code;
Advertise or promote goods or services without our permission (including, without limitation, by sending spam);
Interfere with others using the Site and Services or otherwise disrupt the Site and Services;
Transmit, collect, or access personally identifiable information about other users without the consent of those users and Badass Times;
Engage in unauthorized spidering, “scraping,” or harvesting Content, contact or additional personal information, or use any other unauthorized automated means to compile information;
Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation or the origin of materials you transmit; or
Defeat any access controls, access any portion of the Site and Services that we have not authorized you to access (including password-protected areas), link to password-protected areas, attempt to access or use another user’s account or information, or allow anyone else to use your account or access credentials.
- Site Access; Account Deletion
We may take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you prior notice:
Restrict or terminate your access to the Site and Services;
Change or discontinue the Site and Services;
Deactivate your accounts and delete all related information and files in your accounts;
We will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions, and we will not be limited to the remedies above if you violate these Terms.
If you do not agree to these Terms, you should immediately stop using the Site and Services. If you want to delete your account on a Service, please use contact instructions posted on the Service at which you obtained the account. Any User Submissions you made while using the Site and Services will continue to be governed by Section 6 of these Terms.
Sections 6 and 11-15 of these Terms will survive any termination of your access to the Site and Services, whether we terminate your access or you voluntarily discontinue your use.
You will defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Badass Times, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the directors, officers, employees, shareholders, vendors, partners, contractors, agents, licensors or other representatives of each of them and all of their successors and assigns (collectively, the “Badass Times Parties”) with respect to all claims, costs (including attorney’s fees and costs), damages, liabilities, and expenses or obligations of any kind, arising out of or in connection with your use or misuse of the Site and Services (including, without limitation use of your account, whether or not authorized by you, and claims arising from User Submissions). Badass Times retains the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any claim subject to indemnification, and in such cases, you agree to cooperate with us to defend such claim. You may not settle any claim covered by this Section 11 without Badass Times’ prior written approval.
- 12. Disclaimers; Limitation of Liability
BADASS TIMES PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT: (1) THAT the Site and Services, ANY OF the Site and Services’ FUNCTIONS OR ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (2) THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; (3) THAT the Site and Services OR THE SERVERS HOSTING THEM ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE; OR (4) THAT the Site and Services OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH the Site and Services WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE. BADASS TIMES WEB PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND TITLE. the Site and Services, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, AND FUNCTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH OR SENT FROM the Site and Services, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.”
BADASS TIMES PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, ECONOMIC, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR SERVICES OR YOUR USER SUBMISSIONS, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF ONE OR MORE OF BADASS TIMES PARTIES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE, BUT EXCLUDING WILLFUL MISCONDUCT) UNLESS SPECIFIED IN WRITING. BADASS TIMES PARTIES’ LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH the Site and Services OR YOUR USER SUBMISSIONS FOR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT WILL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO BADASS TIMES IN THE THREE MONTHS PRECEEDING THE CLAIM.
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF the Site and Services IS AT YOUR RISK. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH the Site and Services OR ANY OF THE CONTENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE ACCESSING AND USING the Site and Services.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IF YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES THAT ARISE OUT OF BADASS TIMES PARTIES’ ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, ARE NOT IRREPARABLE AND ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION OR OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF RESTRICTING EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, PROGRAM, TELEVISION SHOW, MOTION PICTURE, OR OTHER AUDIO/VISUAL CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY BADASS TIMES PARTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION the Site and Services (INCLUDING THOSE INCORPORATING USER SUBMISSIONS).
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE UNKNOWN OR ARE UNSUSPECTED. ACCORDINGLY, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE THE BENEFIT OF ANY LAW, INCLUDING, TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE, CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE § 1542, THAT OTHERWISE MIGHT LIMIT YOUR WAIVER OF SUCH CLAIMS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- Governing Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction
These Terms and all claims arising from or related to your use of the Site and Services will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. If applicable, these terms will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.
With respect to any disputes or claims not subject to arbitration (as set forth below), you agree to exclusive jurisdiction in England and Wales. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms, we may seek injunctive or other equitable relief from any court of competent jurisdiction.
Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, you must file any claim or action related to the use of the Site and Services or these Terms within one year after such claim or action accrued. Otherwise, you will waive the claim or action.
We may elect to resolve any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Site and Services by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of The London Court of International Arbitration. Unless we establish a different location, arbitration hearings will be held in London, England. The arbitrator’s award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.
- Affiliate Links
When an application, product, or service is reviewed on Badass Times, the reader should be aware that it is common practice for us to use affiliate links. Badass Times may, assuming that the app is not free, receive a small commission on the said app’s sale. However, it should be noted that these links will never be allowed to sway our decision in reviewing an application on the site. First and foremost, we strive to present our readers with applications that we consider to be of impeccable quality. No amount of commission on the sale of an application would move us away from this standard.
Badass Times relies, primarily, upon the sale of advertisements for monetization of our site. At present, we work with Google DoubleClick for Publishers to accomplish this goal. Advertising on Badass Times exists in the form of display ads and sponsored content, which is respectfully marked as such.
We may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and agree that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our sites or delivering them to you via email. You may update your email address by visiting the Site and Services where you have provided contact information. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we will not be responsible for failure to notify you. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. These Terms, including all additional terms, conditions, and policies on the Site and Services, constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior agreements with respect to the subject matter hereof. If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under the laws of England and Wales, the rest of the agreement survives.
Please read the statement below for more information about the use of this website and other Badass Empire platforms.
What is a cookie?
When offering services via our Platform, or a third party, we can place cookies. A cookie is a small data file that your browser places on your computer or mobile device. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser. The third-party cookies of third parties are installed by third-party websites, such as advertisers. They gather data about your browsing habits and allow them to track you across multiple websites.
What cookies do we use?
Cookies can be categorized by the role they fulfill on our Platform:
- Functional cookies are essential to enable you to use and move around our Platform and to ensure that our Platform functions properly.
- Analytical cookies are used to collect information on visitor behavior (e.g., the pages you view most often) to optimize the usability of the Platform.
- Advertising cookies are used to follow browsing behavior over a more extended period across various websites. These cookies build individual user profiles according to their interests. Based on these interests, the content of the advertisements on our website will be adapted for different visitor groups.
- Social cookies are used to enable logged on users of selected social media sites to share content from the Platform directly.
Because of how the internet and how websites work, it’s possible that we may have missed a cookie that is placed by a third party on our Platform. If you happen to find one that isn’t listed above, then please let us know.
You give your consent for cookies to be placed and read out on our Platform by clicking “agree” on the cookie notice or by continuing to use the Platform. For more information about the use of the data collected through cookies, see our Privacy Statement.
You can use the settings within your browser to control the cookies that are set on your computer or mobile device. To learn more, please look at the cookie settings available in your specific web browser(s). The links below will take you directly to your browser’s manual.
You may also visit www.youronlinechoices.eu for details on how to remove cookies of specific parties and for further information on cookies generally.
However, please be aware that cookies are essential to many aspects of the Platform. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to enjoy all of the Platform’s features.
You can prevent Google’s processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of our website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link And install. For more information about Google Analytics and privacy, please visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Our Platform uses social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from different social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest. With the help of these plug-ins, you can, for example, share content or recommend products. The plug-ins are deactivated by default and therefore do not send any data.
By clicking on the “Enable Social Media” button, you can activate the plug-ins. The plug-ins can, of course, be deactivated with one click again. When these plug-ins are enabled, your browser connects directly to the respective social network servers as soon as they access any of our Platforms. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly from the social network to your browser and integrated into it by the Platform.
If you do not want social networks to collect data about you through active plug-ins, you can either disable the social plug-ins s or choose the option “Block third-party cookies” in your browser settings.
Changes to this Cookie Statement
This cookie statement was last updated on July 25, 2020.
How can you contact us?
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement or your privacy, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any complaints about our Privacy Statement or the way Badass Times processes your personal data, you can submit a complaint with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. More information can be found on the website: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/