Online Privacy Policy

Thank you for using this service, which is owned by Draper, Inc. ("Draper," "we," "us," or "our").

Effective Date: December 1, 2018

Table of Contents

Scope of This Policy
Your Consent
This Policy is Part of Our Terms of Use
Types of Information We Collect
Cookies and Other Technologies
How We Use Information Collected Through This Site
Your Choices
How to Access, Update or Correct Your Information
Steps We Take to Safeguard your Information
How We Share Information With Others
Data Retention
Accuracy of Information
European Data Protection Law
Privacy Rights in Other Jurisdictions
Children Under the Age of Thirteen
Links to Other Sites
This Policy May Change
Contact Us

Scope of This Policy

This online privacy policy (this "Policy") applies only to information collected through Draper-owned platforms on which it is posted (collectively, this "Site"), including our website at https://www.draperinc.com. Some of the information we collect through this Site may be "personal information"—information that identifies you personally, alone or in combination with other information available to us. It does not apply to third-party platforms or to other platforms owned by Draper. It also does not apply to information collected through other channels, such as over the phone or in person.

For individuals located in the European Economic Area, please pay particular attention to the section "European Data Protection Law" which, in addition to the general information in this Policy, contains further information about our processing of your personal information, as required by European data protections laws.

Your Consent

Please take a few minutes to review this Policy before using this Site. By using this Site, you are consenting, to the extent permissible under applicable law, to the collection, use and disclosure of your information as set forth in this Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by this Policy, you may not access or use this Site.

This Policy is Part of Our Terms of Use

This Policy is part of the Terms of Use that govern your use of this Site. A link to our Terms of Use is provided at the bottom of each page of this Site.

Types of Information We Collect

Information You Manually Provide. Draper collects the information you manually provide (using your keyboard, mouse, or touchpad) when you use this Site. For example, we collect the information you provide when you create an account, place an order, ask us a question, or otherwise interact with this Site. Likewise, we collect the information you provide when you create an account or post User-Generated Content. Some of the information you manually provide may be personal information, and types of information we may collect include your name, username and password, postal address, email address, phone number and business contact information.

Information Others Provide. Others may also post information about you, primarily (but not exclusively) as User-Generated Content. All postings must comply with the requirements for User-Generated Content as set forth in our Terms of Use.

Information From Third-Party Social Media Platforms. You may be able to register with, log on to, or enhance your profile on this Site by choosing to automatically populate the requested data fields with information you previously provided to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook or Twitter). By doing this, you are asking the third-party platform to send us information, including personal information, from your profile on that platform.

Information from your browser or device. Draper collects information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser or mobile device. This information typically includes your IP address, the name of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. The information we receive may depend on your browser or device settings. The information we receive from your web browser and device may or may not be personally identifiable. However, we may combine it with other information in an attempt to identify you or we may combine it with information that does identify you.

Cookies and Other Technologies

A "cookie" is a small file placed on your device when you visit a site that can be understood by the site that issued the cookie. We use cookies and other technologies, including device identifiers, to collect information and support certain features of this Site. For example, we may use these technologies to:

  • collect information about the ways visitors use this Site—which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
  • support the features and functionality of this Site—for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits;
  • personalize your experience when you use this Site; and
  • improve our marketing efforts, including through use of targeted advertising.

The information we collect using cookies and similar technologies may or may not be personally identifiable, but we may link it to personal information that you provide. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. Although you are not required to accept cookies when you visit this Site, you may be unable to use all of the functionality of this Site if your browser rejects our cookies.

How Can You Reject Cookies?
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave this Site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit this Site, you will not be able to use all of the features and functionality of this Site if you set your browser to reject, or manually reject, cookies. The method to reject cookies varies from browser to browser; please visit your browser’s help menu for more information.

Create a link to here from footer "About Ads" Information About Third-Party Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising

In addition to the cookies Draper delivers to your computer or mobile device through this Site, certain third parties may deliver cookies to you for a variety of reasons. For example, we may use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our Sites. To learn more about Google Analytics, click here. Other third parties may deliver cookies to your computer or mobile device for the purpose of tracking your online behaviors over time and across nonaffiliated websites and/or delivering targeted advertisements either on this Site or on other websites.

You have choices about the collection of information by third parties on this Site. For example, if you don’t want information about your visit to this Site sent to Google Analytics, you may download an Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. Please note that the Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to Draper.

In addition, if you would like to opt out of having participating entities collect your online behavior for advertising purposes when you are browsing our websites, click here for a "Website Opt Out." You will be directed to an industry-developed website that allows you to choose whether each listed entity may collect and use data for interest-based advertising purposes. It may be that some of the third parties that collect interest-based information on this Site do not participate in the Website Opt Out, in which case the best way to avoid third-party tracking of your online behaviors may be through your browser settings and deletion of cookies.

The Website Opt Out described above works only on websites. To opt out of having participating entities track your behaviors for advertising purposes when you are using a mobile app, download and use the Digital Advertising Alliance’s "App Choices" app. As with the Website Opt Out, the "Mobile App Opt Out" prevents tracking only by participating entities.

Please note that the Website Opt Out and Mobile App Opt Out are device specific and the Website Opt Out is browser specific. If you wish to opt-out from having interest-based information collected by participating entities across all devices and browsers, you need take the steps outlined above from each device and browser.

Where Can You Get More Information on Cookies?

You can find general information and details about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org/cookies. If you have any specific questions about our use of cookies or similar technologies, please contact us.

How We Use Information Collected Through This Site

Generally, we use the information we collect through this Site

  • to provide the information, products and services you request;
  • for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
  • to provide you with effective customer service;
  • to provide you with a personalized experience when you use this Site;
  • to contact you with information and notices related to your use of this Site;
  • to contact you with special offers and other information we believe will be of interest to you (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
  • to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);
  • to better understand your needs and interests;
  • to improve the content, functionality and usability of this Site;
  • to improve our products and services and to attract investors;
  • to improve our marketing and promotional efforts; and
  • for any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice, click-through agreement or other agreement between you and us.

Your Choices

In General. We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use, and disclose the information you provide on or through this Site. We strive to provide choices to you at a meaningful time and in a meaningful place. This Notice describes some of your other choices, such as your choice to opt out of receiving "cookies."

Do Not Track Mechanisms. Your browser may deliver a "Do-Not-Track (‘DNT’) signal" to this Site. Because of the changing state of technology and indecision within the technology and marketing industries regarding the meaning of DNT signals, we currently do not make any guarantee that we will honor DNT signals.

Previously Expressed Preferences. You may change previously expressed preferences regarding how we use information you provide on or through this Site. For example, if you have provided your contact information and receive periodic emails from us, you may decide to stop receiving those emails by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in an email’s footer. You may be able to change other preferences through an account you create on this Site. Otherwise, please contact us using the information provided below.

Direct Marketing. We will not use your personal information for direct marketing purposes, without your consent. We obtain your opt-in consent to our marketing communications via the Site. We include an "opt-out" link in electronic newsletters and promotional emails we send you, so that you can inform us that you do not wish to receive such communications from us in the future. If at any time you wish to be removed from our mailing lists, please contact us using the contact information provided at the end of this Policy. Please provide your full name, company name, postal address and email address so that we can locate you on our mailing lists. We will honor your request within a reasonable period of time and, in any event, within the time limits set by applicable law.

How to Access, Update or Correct Your Information

If you have created a profile on this Site, you may be able to access, update or correct your information through your account settings. Otherwise, you may need our help. Please contact us using the information provided below. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and, in any case, within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identity. If you seek deletion of information that you provided when you were a minor, please contact us using the information provided below.

Steps We Take to Safeguard your Information

We maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, physical and technological measures to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information you submit on or through this Site. Unfortunately, no website, server or database is completely secure or "hacker proof." We therefore cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed, misused or lost by accident or by the unauthorized acts of others. Further, we cannot control dissemination of personal information you post on or through this Site using any social networking tools we may provide, and you should have no expectation of privacy in such information.

How We Share Information With Others

With Third–Party Vendors. Draper shares information collected through this Site with third-party vendors who act on our behalf. For example, we may use third-party vendors to design and operate this Site; to conduct surveys; and to help us with our promotional efforts. These third-party vendors may need information about you to perform their obligations. Typically, they are required by contract to keep your information confidential and to use it only to provide services on our behalf; however, as described below, we may allow them to use aggregate or de-identified data for their own purposes or to market the products and services of their other clients.

With Other Users of Our Sites. You may be able to submit User-Generated Content on or through our Sites. Any information contained in UGC can be read, collected, or used by others. In addition, unless prohibited by applicable law, we may use UGC you submit for advertising campaigns and other promotions. We may or may not use your name in connection with such use, and we may or may not seek your further consent before using the content for such purposes. Therefore, you should have no expectation of privacy with respect to UGC you submit on or through our Sites. If, at any time, you wish us to remove UGC that you posted, please Contact Us using the contact information below. Although we do not promise to remove UGC simply because we receive a request to do so, we will consider reasonable requests and will remove UGC when applicable law requires us to do so. Please be aware, however, that if the UGC has already been distributed to other websites or published in other media, we will not be able to recapture and delete it.

Within the Draper Family of Businesses. We may share information collected through this Site with other members of the Draper family of businesses, including Draper Europe AB and Draper Group Ltd. Before doing so, however, we may offer you the opportunity to "opt out" or "opt in," as required by applicable law. Every member of the Draper family of businesses is required to handle information collected through this Site in accordance with this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.

With Third-Party Social Media Platforms. We may provide functionality on this Site that allows you to automatically post information to a third-party social media platform (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest). If you choose to take advantage of this functionality, people with access to your profile on the third-party platform will be able to see your post. Thus, you should have no expectation of privacy in those actions. Further, if you choose to link your profile on this Site with an account on a third-party social media platform, we may share the information in your profile with that third-party platform. We may also use third-party social media platforms to offer you interest-based ads. To offer such ads, we may convert your email address into a unique value which can be matched by our partner company with a user on their platform. Although we do not provide any personal information to these platform vendors, they may gain insights about individuals who respond to the ads we serve.

In Aggregate or De-Identified Form. We use information collected through this Site to create a compiled, aggregate view of usage patterns. We may share aggregate information with third parties so we and they can better understand our user base. We may also share with third parties information about how particular individuals use this Site, but only on a de-identified basis ("Individualized Data"). Individualized Data is not personally identifiable, but it does reflect the usage patterns of a particular Site user, as opposed to Site users collectively. We may provide basic demographic information (gender and age) in conjunction with providing Individualized Data. Third parties typically use this information for analytical purposes and to market their own products and services.

With Other, Carefully Selected Business Partners. From time to time, we may share your information with selected third parties for their own marketing purposes. For example, we may partner with third parties to sponsor contests or other promotions, and we may share with these third parties the information you submit to us to participate in the contest or take advantage of the promotion. Before doing so, however, we may offer you the opportunity to "opt out" or "opt in," as required by applicable law.

As Part of a Business Transfer. Your information may be transferred to successor organization if, for example, we transfer the ownership or operation of this Site to another organization if we merge with or are acquired by another organization, or if we liquidate our assets. If such a transfer occurs, the successor organization’s use of your information will still be subject to this Policy and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.

To Comply With Laws and Protection of Our Rights and the Rights of Others. We may disclose your information when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, a court order or a subpoena. We may also disclose your information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; to protect the security of this Site; to enforce or apply our online Terms of Use or other agreements; or to protect our own rights or property or the rights, property or safety of our users or others.

As Described in a Privacy Notice or Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your information as described in any privacy notice posted on this Site, or as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect about you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we collected it and in accordance with applicable law and legitimate business interests.

When assessing the data retention period, we take into account the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the information, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the information, the purposes for which we process the data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Accuracy of Information

We strive to keep our records accurate and will make appropriate corrections when you notify us. Please let us know if there is incorrect information in any statements or other communications that you receive from us. If you would like to correct or update your personal information, please contact us using the relevant contact details below.

European Data Protection Law

This section applies only to individuals who are located in the European Economic Area ("EEA") whose personal information is collected and used by Draper. Nothing in this section is intended to bind Draper in respect of the personal information of any other individual.

For the purpose of applicable data protection laws in the European Union (including the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679)), Draper, Inc. is the data controller of your personal information. You may contact Draper, Inc. at the contact details provided below.

Our Legal Grounds for Using Your Personal Information

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

  • where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you;
  • where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligations;
  • where you consent;
  • where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (i.e. we have a business or commercial reason for using your information) and your interests and your fundamental rights do not override those interests, in particular our legitimate interests in:
    • keeping our products and services relevant, effective and of high quality;
    • marketing our products and services;
    • defining types of customers for new products or services;
    • providing high quality customer service;
    • developing and improving the efficiency, technical specification and security of our IT systems and infrastructure; and
    • expanding and developing our business and ensuring the future success of our business.

We may process your personal information for more than one legal ground depending on the specific processing purpose for which we are using your information. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal information.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground which allows us to do so.

Your Rights

Subject to any local or national law exceptions, if you are a resident of the EEA and your personal information is processed by Draper, you have certain rights:

  • Access. Subject to certain exceptions, you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we are processing about you, which we will provide to you in electronic form.
  • Rectification. You have the right to require that any incomplete or inaccurate personal information that we process about you is amended.
  • Deletion. In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that we delete personal information that we process about you.
  • Restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict our processing of your personal information where: (a) you believe such information to be inaccurate, (b) our processing is unlawful but you oppose the deletion of your personal information, (c) we no longer need to process such information for a particular purpose, but where we are not able to delete the data due to a legal or other obligation or because we require the information in connection with legal claims, or (d) you have objected to the processing of your personal information.
  • Portability. You have the right to request that we transmit the personal information we hold in respect of you to another data controller, where this is (a) personal information which you have provided to us, (b) the processing is by automated means, and (c) we are processing that information on the basis of your consent or in order to perform our obligations under a contract to you.
  • Objection. Where the legal justification for our processing of your personal information is our legitimate interest, you have the right to object to such processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. We will abide by your request unless we have compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests and rights, or if we need to continue to process the data for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim.
  • Withdrawing Consent. If we rely on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This includes cases where you wish to opt out from marketing messages that you receive from us.
  • Making a Complaint. You may make a complaint at any time with the national data protection authority in the EU country where you are based. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach your supervisory authority so please contact us using the contact details provided below.

You may contact us on our contact details below at any time to exercise any of the rights which apply to you. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal information (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights).

Cross-Border Data Transfers

The personal information we collect from you will be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA, including the United States of America. It will also be processed by personnel operating outside the EEA who work for us. To the extent permitted by law, such submission also constitutes your consent for the cross-border transfer.

With respect to transfers from the EEA to the United States and other non-EEA jurisdictions, we implement standard contractual clauses as approved by the European Commission, and other appropriate solutions to address cross-border transfers as required or permitted by Articles 46 and 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation. Where required by such laws, you may request a copy of the suitable mechanisms we have in place by contacting us.

Privacy Rights in Other Jurisdictions

You may have rights in relation to your personal information under applicable data privacy laws in other jurisdictions. If you wish to exercise any such rights, please contact us using the contact information below.

Children Under the Age of Thirteen

We are proud of this Site and we strive to ensure that it doesn’t offend people of any age. However, this Site is not intended for children or minors under the age of thirteen years without the permission of a parent or guardian. If you believe that a child has submitted personal information on or through this Site without the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian, please contact us using the information provided below so that we can take appropriate action.

Links to Other Sites

This Site may provide links to other websites operated by third parties, including in some cases our third-party vendors. Draper does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. Any information you provide to third parties on their websites is covered under their privacy and data collection policies and is not covered by this Policy. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal information.

This Policy May Change

We are continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of this Site and the services we offer through this Site. As a result of these changes (or changes in the law), we may need to update or revise this Policy. Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Policy at any time, providing any notice required under applicable laws, by posting the revised version of this Policy behind the link marked "Privacy Policy" at the bottom of each page of this Site. To the extent permissible under applicable law, your continued use of this Site after we have posted the revised Policy constitutes your agreement to be bound by the revised Policy. However, we will honor the terms that were in effect when we gathered data from you.

For your convenience, whenever this Policy is changed, we will update the "effective date" at the top of this page. Be sure you check the effective date to see if this Policy has been revised since your last visit. We recommend that visitors to our Site review this Policy from time to time to learn of our new privacy practices and changes to our policies.

You may access the current version of this Policy at any time by clicking the link marked "Privacy Policy" at the bottom of each page of this Site.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Draper, Inc.
Privacy Officer
411 South Pearl Street
Spiceland, Indiana 47385
Email: privacy@draperinc.com
Telephone: 765-987-7999

With a copy to:
Draper, Inc.
Marketing Department
411 South Pearl Street
Spiceland, Indiana 47385

You may also submit your question through our Patent or Privacy Inquiry page.


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