Privacy Policy

 

Effective Date: 4/19/2021

 

Helm Labs LLC (“Helm,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) provides this privacy policy to describe how we collect, use, and share the information of individuals who visit our website located at www.helmteam.us, and other online properties that link to this privacy notice (collectively, the “Site”). This privacy policy also covers how Helm treats personal information collected in the context of providing its services which include data management; conducting research, surveys, and polling; providing data and statistical analysis services; data modeling; data enrichment; and political and cause messaging that Helm provides to its clients (collectively, the “Services”).

 

Information Collection

 

Personal Information We Collect From or About You.  Our Site or Services may collect certain personal information you choose to provide to us.  For example, we may collect information when you subscribe to our mailing list, contact us through the Site, log on to the Site on behalf of a Helm client to take action on the client’s behalf, or otherwise communicate with us or interact with us through other methods such as sending us an email.  The types of information that we collect may include your name, address, email address, phone number, age, date of birth, and/or any other information you choose to provide to us or that we collect through these interactions.

 

Our Services may process additional personal information, including when we collect information about you from third party sources. For example, we may collect information about you from analytics companies, data brokers, demographic companies, and other vendors that provide us with information.  Helm may combine the information that you provide to us or that we otherwise collect about you.

 

Information We Collect When You Use Our Site or Services.  We may also collect information relating to your interactions with us, our Site, and our Services, including your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses and other information we collect through the use of cookies and similar technology. See Interest-Based Advertising and Analytics section of this privacy notice to learn more about the use of this information and the choices available to you.

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Technology.  Portions of the Site and some of our Services are cookie-enabled to provide a more customized user experience.  A cookie is a small piece of information that a website can store on a computer and later use to recognize a user.  Cookies may enhance your ability to receive the information you want.  You may be able to personalize your browser settings to reject cookies, although certain features of the Site may not function as intended.  Please see the Interest-Based Advertising and Analytics section of this privacy notice for information and choices regarding analytics and interest-based advertising by third parties on the Site.  We also use and interact with other technologies on our Site and Services, such as pixel tags and mobile advertising IDs, that allow us, our service providers, and other third parties to identify your device, track your interactions with other sites or with our advertising and email campaigns, and track activity over time and across websites.

 

Information Use


We may use your information for any lawful purpose, including the following:

 

  • To provide Services to our clients and servicing accounts;

  • To respond to your inquiries; 

  • To provide the products, services, or information that you request;

  • To operate, maintain, personalize, improve, and troubleshoot the Site or Services, including for our and our clients’ analytics purposes;

  • To send Helm updates and other communications that may be of interest to you, including direct marketing;

  • To contact users who are interested in applying for jobs at Helm;

  • To create aggregated statistics or information;

  • To comply with the law and to maintain the security of our Site or Services; and/or

  • For any other purpose for which you have given your consent, or for any other purpose disclosed at the time of collection.

 

Information Sharing


We may share personal information with third parties as follows:

 

Commercial Clients, Candidates, and Nonprofit Political and Advocacy Organizations.  We may share personal information with our clients, which may include commercial entities, candidates, nonprofit organizations, groups, or causes and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such entities.  When we disclose information to these entities, it will be governed by their privacy policies.

 

Affiliates. We may share personal information with corporate affiliates, including those not under the Helm brand. 

 

Service Providers.  We may share personal information with third parties who support our work, including service providers or agents that perform activities for us or on our behalf, such as analytics, statistical analysis, or sending you email or postal mail.

 

As Required by Law and Similar Disclosures.  We may disclose personal information or other data to comply with law or legal requirements (including with certain government entities or regulators), or when needed in our judgment to protect our rights or the rights of third parties or for safety or security reasons.

 

Advertising Providers.  We may share personal information with advertising networks and third parties that provide advertising services, including providers of interest-based advertising.  Please see the Interest-Based Advertising and Analytics section of this privacy notice for more information about interest-based advertising.

 

Consumer Data Resellers.  We may share or disclose certain personal information to entities that buy and sell consumer data.

 

Corporate Changes.  If we or some or all of our assets are acquired by another organization, such as through a merger, acquisition, or bankruptcy, the organization will possess the information collected by us, and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information as described in this privacy notice.

 

Aggregated or Anonymized Information.  We may share information that has been anonymized or aggregated, or any other technical information, without limitation.

 

Consent.  We may disclose information with your consent or as otherwise disclosed at the time of data collection or sharing.

Interest-Based Advertising and Analytics


Interest-Based Advertising. Helm adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles.  We may partner with ad networks and other ad serving providers (“Advertising Providers”) that serve ads on behalf of us and others on non-affiliated platforms. Some of those ads may be personalized, meaning that they are intended to be relevant to you based on information Advertising Providers collect about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time, including information about relationships among different browsers and devices. This type of advertising is known as Interest-Based Advertising (“IBA”).  If you would like to exercise choice regarding IBA collection on our website, please visit https://optout.aboutads.info to opt out from companies participating in this tool. If you would like to exercise choice regarding IBA collection on mobile apps as a general matter, please visit https://youradchoices.com/appchoices to learn about your choices regarding companies participating in this tool. 

 

Analytics.  We may also work with third parties that collect data about your use of the Site and other sites or apps over time for non-advertising purposes.  Helm uses Google Analytics and other third-party services to improve the performance of the Site and Services and for analytics and marketing purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

 

Third-Party Links and Tools


The Site may provide links to third-party websites or apps, including our social media pages.  We do not make promises or guarantees regarding data collection on the linked websites and apps that are not operated by Helm.  We do not control the privacy practices of those websites or apps, and they are not covered by this privacy notice.  You should review the privacy notices of other websites or apps that you use to learn about their data practices.

 

The Site may also include integrated social media tools or “plug-ins,” such as social networking tools offered by third parties.  If you use these tools to share personal information or you otherwise interact with these features on the Site, those companies may collect information about you and may use and share such information in accordance with your account settings, including by sharing such information with the general public.  Your interactions with third-party companies and your use of their features are governed by the privacy notices of the companies that provide those features.  We encourage you to carefully read the privacy notices of any accounts you create and use.

 

Your Choices
 

To opt out of our Helm email updates, you can use the link provided at the bottom of each email you receive from us.  

 

Nevada residents may submit a request to opt out of the sale of certain personal information about them to certain third parties who would further license or sell such personal information by submitting a request to opt out to privacy@helmteam.us and submitting your full name, telephone number, address, email address, date of birth, and proof of Nevada residency.  Note that we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request.

 

California residents should consult the California Privacy Rights section below for more information about steps they can take to exercise choice regarding personal information about them. 

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy


We will notify you of any material changes to our privacy policy by updating this webpage and the effective date.  We encourage you to visit this page periodically to learn of any updates regarding the information that we collect, use, and share.

 

Contact Us


If you have questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy notice, please contact us at: privacy@helmteam.us

 

California Privacy Rights

 

This section contains disclosures required by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and applies only to “personal information” that is subject to the CCPA.  

Personal Information We Collect. In the preceding twelve months, we have collected the following categories of personal information about California consumers.


Categories of Sources.  We collect personal information from the following categories of sources: 

 

  • Consumers;

  • Commercial entities;

  • Advertising networks;

  • Data analytics providers;

  • Data brokers;

  • Service providers;

  • Affiliates not under the Helm brand; 

  • Nonprofit organizations; and

  • Government entities.


 

Why We Collect, Use, and Share California Consumer Information.  We use and disclose the personal information we collect for our commercial and business purposes, as further described in this privacy policy.  These commercial and business purposes include, without limitation:

 

  • Our commercial purposes, including:

 

  • Conducting surveys and polls; and

  • Providing managed data, data enrichment, modeling, research, analysis, and/or analytics services. 

 

  • Our business purposes as identified in the CCPA, which include:

 

  • Auditing related to our interactions with you;

  • Legal compliance;

  • Detecting and protecting against security incidents, fraud, and illegal activity;

  • Debugging;

  • Performing services (for us or our service provider) such as account servicing, processing orders and payments, and analytics;

  • Internal research for technological improvement;

  • Internal operations;

  • Activities to maintain and improve our services; and 

  • Other one-time uses.

 

Recipients of California Personal Information. We sell the categories of personal information designated above to the categories of third parties listed below:

 

  • Political and advocacy organizations;

  • Non-profits;

  • Commercial entities;

  • Advertising/marketing companies;

  • Advertising networks;

  • Business to business companies;

  • Marketing data companies;

  • Data analytics providers;

  • Consumer data resellers;

  • Affiliates not under the Helm brand; and

  • Government entities.

 

We disclose the categories of personal information designated above to the categories of third parties listed below for business purposes:

 

  • Service providers;

  • Affiliates not under the Helm brand; 

  • Government entities;

  • Advertising networks;

  • Data analytics providers; and 

  • Consumer data resellers.

 

Your Rights Regarding Personal Information. California residents have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses.  If you are a California resident, you may exercise the following rights regarding personal information about you, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:

  • The right to know the categories and/or specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you, the categories of sources from which we collected personal information about you, our purposes for collecting or selling personal information about you, the categories of personal information about you that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information;

  • The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you. 

  • The right to opt out of our sale(s) of personal information about you. Please note that if you opt out of certain types of sales, we will be unable to provide you with the services that rely on such sales.

  • The right not to receive discriminatory treatment for the exercise of the privacy rights conferred by the CCPA.

 

Please note to exercise these rights we may also have to request that you coordinate with our clients to whom we provide the Services. To exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the following information and submit the required verifying information, as further described below:

 

Verification Process and Required Information. Note that we may need to request additional information from you to verify your identity or understand the scope of your request, although you will not be required to create an account with us to submit a request or have it fulfilled.  We will require you to provide, at a minimum, your full name, address, telephone number, email address, and date of birth.

 

Authorized Agent. You may designate an authorized agent to make a CCPA request on your behalf by requesting for a CCPA Authorized Agent Designation via email at privacy@helmteam.us

 

Minors’ Right to Opt In. We do not have actual knowledge that we sell the personal information of minors under 16 years of age.

 

Contact for More Information.  For questions or concerns about Helm’s privacy policy or practices, please contact us via email at privacy@helmteam.us