Our Commitment To Privacy

Last Update: 2nd of November 2021

At Rebellium we take your privacy seriously.

We collect as little data and personally identifiable information as possible.

For improved privacy it is recommended that you use a VPN or TOR when browsing and engaging with this website and any third-party services linked to it.

1. Information We Collect

There are certain instances where we may come in contact with your personal data or personally identifiable information. If you use a VPN or TOR and a pseudonymous name and email address when interacting with us, most of the information we may come in contact with, such as your real location and IP address will be hidden and not visible to us or any third-party services we use.

Emails

If you send us an email or contact us, we will see your email address and the first and last name used in your email account along with possibly other personally identifiable information. Other than our newsletter submission form we don’t actively maintain a contact form on this website. For improved privacy we recommend using a pseudonymous email address when contacting us.

Affiliate Partners

Some of the links on this website are affiliate links which allow us to support projects we believe in. Whenever you sign up to a third-party product or service through one of the affiliate links on this website, these third parties may collect personal data from you. This data will be processed according to each third party provider’s Privacy Policy. However, many affiliate programs have dashboards that provide statistics, as well as first and last names and email addresses of customers that have signed up through an affiliate link. In order to respect your privacy, we recommend using a VPN or TOR whenever you sign up to a third party service through an affiliate link. And whenever possible and allowed by a third party provider, use a pseudonym and a pseudonymous email when creating and access your account.

Newsletter

We use Mailchimp as our newsletter provider and when you submit your email on one of the email submission forms and click the “Subscribe” button, we collect your email address and possibly other personally identifiable information such as your location and IP address. We have disabled the name field for added privacy. Your email address is stored on Mailchimp along with other personal information according to Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy which you can read below.

Please note that:

  • We don’t ever share your email address or the limited personal data we collect through the email form with anyone else
  • We don’t ever upload your email address to a third-party service like Facebook, AdRoll or Google Ads for re-targeting or advertising.

The only instance in which we might upload your email address to a third-party service other than Mailchimp is if we ever decided to switch from Mailchimp to another newsletter provider.

With that being said, you can read how Mailchimp’s handles your personal data below. In this context, Rebellium is the Member and you are the Contact.

Taken directly from Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy:

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A. Information We Collect

The Personal Information that we may collect or receive about you broadly falls into the following categories:

(i) Information we receive about Contacts from our Members: A Member may provide Personal Information about you to us through the Service. When a Member uploads their Distribution List or integrates the Service with another website or service (for example, when a Member chooses to connect their e-commerce account with Mailchimp), or when you sign up for a Member’s Distribution List on a Mailchimp or other signup form, the Member may provide us with certain contact information or other Personal Information about you such as your name, email address, address, or telephone number. You may have the opportunity to update some of this information by electing to update or manage your preferences via an email you receive from a Member.

(ii) Information we collect automatically: When you interact with an email campaign that you receive from a Member, browse or purchase from a Member’s connected store, respond to a Member’s survey, or otherwise directly interact with a Member’s use of the Service, we may collect information about your device and interaction with the Member’s content. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to collect some of this information. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies is discussed more below and in more detail in our Cookie Statement available here.

  • Device information: We collect information about the device and applications you use to access content sent through our Service, such as your IP address, your operating system, your browser ID, and other information about your system and connection.
  • Usage data: It is important for us to ensure the security and reliability of the Service we provide. Therefore, we also collect usage data about your interactions with campaigns (and/or emails) and other content delivered through the Service, which may include dates and times you access campaigns (and/or emails) and your browsing activities (such as what pages are viewed, which emails are opened, and how you respond to surveys). This information also allows us to provide our Service, ensure compliance with our Standard Terms of Use and Acceptable Use Policy, to monitor and prevent service abuse, and to ensure we attain certain usage standards and metrics in relation to our Service. We also collect information regarding the performance of the Service, including metrics related to the deliverability of emails and other electronic communications that our Members send through the Service. This information allows us to improve the content and operation of the Service and facilitate research and perform analysis into the use and performance of the Service.

(iii) Information we collect from other sources: From time to time, we may obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as social media platforms, and third-party data providers.

B. Use of Personal Information

We may use the Personal Information we collect or receive about you in reliance on our (and where applicable, our Members’) legitimate interests for the following purposes:

  • To enforce compliance with our Standard Terms of Use and applicable law. This may include utilizing usage data and developing tools and algorithms that help us prevent violations.
  • To protect the rights and safety of Members, third parties, or Mailchimp. For example, sometimes we review the content of our Members’ email campaigns to make sure they comply with our Standard Terms of Use. To improve that process, we have software that helps us find email campaigns that may violate our Standard Terms of Use. We, or our third-party service provider, may review those particular email campaigns, which may include your contact information. This reduces the amount of spam being sent through our servers and helps us maintain high deliverability.
  • To meet legal requirements, including complying with court orders, valid discovery requests, valid subpoenas, and other appropriate legal mechanisms.
  • To provide information to representatives and advisors, including attorneys and accountants, to help us comply with legal, accounting, or security requirements.
  • To prosecute and defend a court, arbitration, or similar legal proceeding.
  • To respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
  • To provide, support and improve the Service. For example, this may include sharing your information with third parties in order to provide and support our Service or to make certain features of the Service available to our Members. When we share Personal Information with third parties, we take steps to protect your information in a manner that is consistent with applicable privacy laws. For further information about how we share information, refer to Section 5 below.
  • To perform data analytics projects. Our data analytics projects use data from Mailchimp accounts, including your Personal Information, to provide and improve the Service. We use information, like your purchase history, provided to us by Members, so we can make more informed predictions, decisions, and products for our Members. For example, we use data from Mailchimp accounts to enable product recommendation, audience segmentation, and predicted demographics features for our Members. If you prefer your data not to be used in this manner, you can opt out of data analytics projects at any time by completing this form or emailing us at personaldatarequests@mailchimp.com.
  • To carry out other business purposes. To carry out other legitimate business purposes, as well as other lawful purposes about which we will notify you.

C. Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We and our third-party partners may use various technologies to automatically collect and store certain device and usage information (as discussed above) when you interact with a Member’s email campaign or connected store, and this may include using cookies and similar tracking technologies, such as pixels and web beacons or if a Member is using our Mobile App, we may collect this information through our SDKs deployed on our Members mobile device. For example, we use web beacons in the emails we send on behalf of our Members. When you receive and engage with a Member’s campaign, web beacons track certain behavior such as whether the email sent through the Mailchimp platform was delivered and opened and whether links within the email were clicked. Both web beacons and SDKs allow us to collect information such as your IP address, browser, email client type, and other similar data as further described above. We use this information to measure the performance of our Members’ email campaigns, and to provide analytics information and enhance the effectiveness of our Service, and for the other purposes described above.

Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies is discussed in more detail in our Cookie Statement available here.

D. Your Data Protection Rights

Depending on the country in which you reside, you may have the following data protection rights:

  • To access; correct; update; port; delete; restrict or object to our processing of your Personal Information.
  • For more information about how you can exercise these rights, please see our Privacy Rights Requests form. You also have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your Personal Information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA are available here.

As described above, for much of the Personal Information we collect and process about Contacts through the Service, we act as a processor on behalf of our Members. In such cases, if you are a Contact and want to exercise any data protection rights that may be available to you under applicable law or have questions or concerns about how your Personal Information is handled by Mailchimp as a processor on behalf of our individual Members, you should contact the relevant Member that is using the Mailchimp Service, and refer to their separate privacy policies.

If you no longer want to be contacted by one of our Members through our Service, please unsubscribe directly from that Member’s newsletter or contact the Member directly to update or delete your data. If you contact us directly, we may either forward your request to the relevant Member or provide you with the identity of the Member to enable you to contact them directly.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.

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As you can see, Mailchimp and most other email newsletter providers we’re aware of collect more personal information than we’d like.

But they’re a great way to stay in touch with subscribers.

Before submitting our newsletter form and opening our emails, you can connect to a VPN or TOR and use a pseudonymous email address for improved privacy.

In case you know of an email newsletter provider that’s better than Mailchimp when it comes to  privacy and secrurity, please let us know and we’re happy to consider switching.

2. Use Of Personal Information

We may use your email address to send you relevant articles and updates from time to time in accordance with Mailchimp’s Privacy Policy.

3. Cookies And Tracking

Cookies

The comment section of this website and the login functionality have been disabled for additional privacy and to avoid even the most essential or functional cookies.

We don’t use any statistics cookies.

And you won’t find any advertising or marketing cookies on this website.

Tracking

We use a simple, open-source tool called AWStats to track and analyze our website traffic. AWStats parses and analyzes server log files, producing HTML reports. These reports may include IP addresses and certain personally identifiable information such as what browser is being used and where a user is coming from. We don’t use Google Analytics or any advanced tool to analyze web traffic. Should we ever decide to change our analytics tool or switch to something that uses cookies we will let you know in this privacy policy.

To further protect the privacy of Google Chrome users we have included a header to opt out of Google’s FLoC cohort calculation.

4. Your Data Protection Rights

If you would like to opt-out of our newsletter you can do that directly through the unsubscribe link in any newsletter email sent to you. This will however not delete you from our Mailchimp database. If you’d like us to completely delete you from our Mailchimp database, please send an email and we’ll happily honor your request. If you have sent us emails in the past and would like us to delete all emails that we ever exchanged, we can do that as well.

For any privacy questions, you can send an email to: