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Privacy Policy

Last updated March 23, 2023

Fond of You, Inc., d/b/a Somethings Mentorship (“Somethings,” “we”, “us” or “our”) provides a platform for parents or guardians (“Parents”) to find on demand mentorship for their teenager(s) (“Teenager” or “Teen”) by pairing their Teen(s) with a college student or a young professional with shared interests, experiences, and personality traits (“Mentors”). This Privacy Policy describes how Somethings handles personal information that we collect through our digital properties that link to this Privacy Policy, including our website and mobile application (collectively, the “Service”), as well as through social media, our marketing activities, our live events, and other activities described in this Privacy Policy.  

Data Protection Officer

Somethings is headquartered in New York City in the United States. Somethings has appointed an internal data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions or concerns about Something’s personal data policies or practices. If you would like to exercise your privacy rights, please direct your query to Something’s data protection officer. Somethings’s data protection officer’s name and contact information are as follows:

Patrick Gilligan - patrick@somethings.com

Personal information we collect

Information you provide to us as either a Parent or Teenager. Please note that the information we may collect from you may vary depending on how you interact with the Services. We have outlined these differences below. 

Personal information you may provide to us as a Parent through the Service or otherwise includes:

  • Identifiers, such as your first and last name, salutation, email address, billing and mailing addresses, and phone number.

  • Demographic Information, such as your city, state, country of residence, and postal code.

  • Profile data, such as the username and password that you may set to establish an online account on the Service, date of birth, biographical details, photograph, links to your profiles on social networks, interests, preferences, and any other information that you add to your account profile.  

  • Communications that we exchange with you, including when you contact us through the Service, social media, or otherwise. 

  • Marketing data, such as your preferences for receiving our marketing communications and details about your engagement with them.

  • Questionnaire responses, such as you and your Teenager’s personal concerns, goals, Mentor preferences, and any other information that you choose to provide.

  • Relationship data, such as familial or other relationship to Teenagers whose personal information you may provide to us. 

  • Government-issued identification numbers, such as national identification number (e.g., Social Security Number, tax identification number, passport number), state or local identification number (e.g., driver’s license or state ID number), and an image of the relevant identification card.Feedback data, such as the information you share when you complete a survey or provide feedback about your experience with the Services. 

  • Payment information needed to complete transactions, including payment card information or bank account number.

  • Other data not specifically listed here, which we will use as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.

Personal information you may provide to us as a Teenager through the Service or otherwise includes:

  • Identifiers, such as your first and last name, salutation, email address, mailing addresses, and phone number.

  • Demographic data, such as your city, state, country of residence, postal code, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, age, pronouns, and any other self-identifying information that you choose to provide.

  • Profile data, such as the username and password that you may set to establish an online account on the Service, education information, date of birth, biographical details, photograph, links to your profiles on social networks, interests, hobbies, preferences, and any other information that you add to your account profile.  

  • Communications that we exchange with you, including when you contact us through the Service, social media, or otherwise. 

  • Questionnaire responses, such as you and your personal concerns, goals, hobbies, activities, education plans, communication preferences, Mentor preferences, and any other information that you choose to provide.

  • Marketing data, such as your preferences for receiving our marketing communications and details about your engagement with them.

  • Feedback data, such as the information you share when you complete a survey or provide feedback about your experience with the Services. 

  • Other data not specifically listed here, which we will use as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed at the time of collection.

Third-party sources. We may combine personal information we receive from you with personal information we obtain from other sources, such as:

  • Public sources, such as social media platforms, and other publicly available sources.

  • Our affiliate partners, such as our affiliate network provider and publishers, influencers, and promoters who participate in our paid affiliate programs.

  • Third-party services, such as social media services, that you use to log into, or otherwise link to, your Service account. This data may include your username, profile picture and other information associated with your account on that third-party service that is made available to us based on your account settings on that service.

  • Marketing partners, such as joint marketing partners and event co-sponsors.

Automatic data collection. We, our service providers, and our business partners may automatically log information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your interaction over time with the Service, our communications and other online services, such as:

  • Device data, such as your computer’s or mobile device’s operating system type and version, manufacturer and model, browser type, screen resolution, RAM and disk size, CPU usage, device type (e.g., phone, tablet), IP address, unique identifiers (including identifiers used for advertising purposes), language settings, mobile device carrier, radio/network information (e.g., Wi-Fi, LTE, 3G), and general location information such as city, state or geographic area.

  • Online activity data, such as pages or screens you viewed, how long you spent on a page or screen, the website you visited before browsing to the Service, navigation paths between pages or screens, information about your activity on a page or screen, access times and duration of access, and whether you have opened our emails or clicked links within them.

  • Precise Geolocation data when you authorize our mobile application or service to access your device’s location.

Cookies and similar technologies. Some of the automatic collection described above is facilitated by the following technologies:

  • Cookies, which are small text files that websites store on user devices and that allow web servers to record users’ web browsing activities and remember their submissions, preferences, and login status as they navigate a site. Cookies used on our sites include both “session cookies” that are deleted when a session ends, “persistent cookies” that remain longer, “first party” cookies that we place and “third party” cookies that our third-party business partners and service providers place. 

  • Local storage technologies, like HTML5, that provide cookie-equivalent functionality but can store larger amounts of data on your device outside of your browser in connection with specific applications. 

  • Web beacons, also known as pixel tags or clear GIFs, which are used to demonstrate that a webpage or email was accessed or opened, or that certain content was viewed or clicked. 

Data about others. We may offer features that help users invite their friends or contacts to use the Service, and we may collect contact details about these invitees so we can deliver their invitations. Please do not refer someone to us or share their contact details with us unless you have their permission to do so. 


How we use your personal information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes or as otherwise described at the time of collection:

Service delivery. We may use your personal information to:

  • provide, operate and improve the Service and our business;

  • establish and maintain your user profile on the Service;

  • facilitate your invitations to friends who you want to invite to join the Service;

  • enable security features of the Service, such as by sending you security codes via email or SMS, and remembering devices from which you have previously logged in;

  • communicate with you about the Service, including by sending announcements, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;

  • communicate with you about events or contests in which you participate;

  • understand your needs and interests, and personalize your experience with the Service and our communications; and

  • provide support for the Service, and respond to your requests, questions and feedback.

Research and development. We may use your personal information for research and development purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and our business.  

Marketing and advertising. We, our service providers and our third-party advertising partners may collect and use your personal information for marketing and advertising purposes:

  • Direct marketing. We may send you direct marketing communications. You may opt-out of our marketing communications as described in the Opt-out of marketing section below.  

  • Survey responses. With your consent, we may use your feedback and survey responses to post comments about your experience with the Services on the website, for promotions, or otherwise. 

Compliance and protection. We may use your personal information to:

  • comply with applicable laws, lawful requests, and legal process, such as to respond to subpoenas or requests from government authorities;

  • protect our, your or others’ rights, privacy, or property (including by making and defending legal claims);

  • protect the safety of you or others in the event of a crisis or immediate threat to your or others’ wellbeing;  

  • audit our internal processes for compliance with legal and contractual requirements or our internal policies; 

  • enforce the terms and conditions that govern the Service; and 

  • prevent, identify, investigate and deter fraudulent, harmful, unauthorized, unethical or illegal activity, including cyberattacks and identity theft.  

With your consent. In some cases, we may specifically ask for your consent to collect, use or share your personal information, such as when required by law.  

To create anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data. We may create anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data from your personal information and other individuals whose personal information we collect. We make personal information into anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data by removing information that makes the data identifiable to you. We may use this anonymous, aggregated or de-identified data and share it with third parties for our lawful business purposes, including to analyze and improve the Service and promote our business.  

Cookies and similar technologies. In addition to the other uses included in this section, we may use the Cookies and similar technologies described above for the following purposes:

  • Technical operation. To allow the technical operation of the Service, such as by remembering your selections and preferences as you navigate the site, and whether you are logged in when you visit password protected areas of the Service.

  • Functionality. To enhance the performance and functionality of our services.

  • Analytics. To help us understand user activity on the Service, including which pages are most and least visited and how visitors move around the Service, as well as user interactions with our emails. For example, we use Google Analytics for this purpose. You can learn more about Google Analytics and how to prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our sites here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Retention. We generally retain personal information to fulfill the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements, to establish or defend legal claims, or for fraud prevention purposes. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal information, we may consider factors such as the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal information, the purposes for which we process your personal information and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.   


How we share your personal information

We may share your personal information with the following parties and as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or at the time of collection.  

Service providers. Third parties that provide services on our behalf or help us operate the Service or our business (such as hosting, information technology, customer support, email delivery, marketing, consumer research and website analytics). 

At your direction. If you request immediate assistance related to your health or wellbeing, we may connect you to first responders, mental health and medical professionals, or support hotlines.

Parents. If we, or our Mentors, believe a Teenager’s health or wellbeing is at risk, we may share our concerns directly with the Teenager’s Parent, guardian, or other responsible adult.

Payment processors. Any payment card information you use to make a payment on the Service is collected and processed directly by our payment processors, such as Stripe. Stripe may use your payment data in accordance with its privacy policy, https://stripe.com/privacy.

Professional advisors. Professional advisors, such as lawyers, auditors, bankers and insurers, where necessary in the course of the professional services that they render to us.

Authorities and others. Law enforcement, government authorities, and private parties, as we believe in good faith to be necessary or appropriate for the compliance and protection purposes described above. 

Business transferees. Acquirers and other relevant participants in business transactions (or negotiations of or due diligence for such transactions) involving a corporate divestiture, merger, consolidation, acquisition, reorganization, sale or other disposition of all or any portion of the business or assets of, or equity interests in, Mind & Match or our affiliates (including, in connection with a bankruptcy or similar proceedings).  

Linked third-party services. If you log into the Service with, or otherwise link your Service account to, a social media or other third-party service, we may share your personal information with that third-party service. The third party’s use of the shared information will be governed by its privacy policy and the settings associated with your account with the third-party service.


Your choices 

Access or update your information. If you have registered for an account with us through the Service, you may review and update certain account information by logging into the account. 

Opt-out of marketing communications. You may opt-out of marketing-related emails by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of the email, or by contacting us. Please note that if you choose to opt-out of marketing-related emails, you may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing emails.  

If you receive marketing text messages from us, you may opt out of receiving further marketing text messages from us by replying STOP to our marketing message. 

Cookies. Most browsers let you remove or reject cookies. To do this, follow the instructions in your browser settings. Many browsers accept cookies by default until you change your settings. Please note that if you set your browser to disable cookies, the Service may not work properly. For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your browser and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

Mobile location data. You can disable our access to your device’s precise geolocation in your mobile device settings.

Do Not Track. Some Internet browsers may be configured to send “Do Not Track” signals to the online services that you visit. We currently do not respond to “Do Not Track” or similar signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” please visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.

Declining to provide information. We need to collect personal information to provide certain services. If you do not provide the information we identify as required or mandatory, we may not be able to provide those services.

Delete your content or close your account. You can choose to delete certain content through your account. If you wish to request to close your account, please contact us.


Other sites and services

The Service may contain links to websites, mobile applications, and other online services operated by third parties. In addition, our content may be integrated into web pages or other online services that are not associated with us. These links and integrations are not an endorsement of, or representation that we are affiliated with, any third party. We do not control websites, mobile applications or online services operated by third parties, and we are not responsible for their actions. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of the other websites, mobile applications and online services you use.


Security 

We employ a number of technical, organizational and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information we collect. We implement what we believe to be appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the information that we collect and store from loss, misuse, unauthorized use, access, inadvertent disclosure, change or destruction. 

  • We restrict access to Personal Information to those employees, contractors, and agents who need that information in order to process it. Anyone with this access is subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations. 

However, no network, server, database or Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Please keep this in mind when giving us any Personal Information.

International data transfer

We are headquartered in the United States and may use service providers that operate in other countries. Your personal information may be transferred to the United States or other locations where privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your state, province, or country.  

Children  

The Service is not intended for use by anyone under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or guardian of a child from whom you believe we have collected personal information in a manner prohibited by law, please contact us. If we learn that we have collected personal information through the Service from a child without the consent of the child’s parent or guardian as required by law, we will comply with applicable legal requirements to delete the information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by updating the date of this Privacy Policy and posting it on the Service or other appropriate means. Any modifications to this Privacy Policy will be effective upon our posting the modified version (or as otherwise indicated at the time of posting). In all cases, your use of the Service after the effective date of any modified Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy.

How to contact us
  • Email: hello@somethings.com

  • Mail: 424 Broadway Unit 602 New York City, New York 10013

  • Phone: (818) 808 - 2954

Somethings Mentorship services are provided by mentors who are trained to offer digital social and emotional support. The services provided by Somethings are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. Somethings Mentorship is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment provided by licensed professionals. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For 24/7 crisis support call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line, or call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

© 2022 Somethings

Somethings Mentorship services are provided by mentors who are trained to offer digital social and emotional support. The services provided by Somethings are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. Somethings Mentorship is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment provided by licensed professionals. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For 24/7 crisis support call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line, or call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

© 2022 Somethings

Somethings Mentorship services are provided by mentors who are trained to offer digital social and emotional support. The services provided by Somethings are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any mental health or medical conditions. Somethings Mentorship is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment provided by licensed professionals. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For 24/7 crisis support call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line, or call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

© 2022 Somethings