ImageSuggest is a tool that allows you to easily find images to illustrate your text. It relies on Images coming from third-party image databases. As of July 8th 2021, images come from Unsplash.com, Pixabay.com and Pixabay.com.
ImageSuggest is a freemium service, meaning you don’t need to pay anything to use it. Since our service is web based, we do need to store a small amount of information about you, your usage and some metadata associated with your use of our service. For example, in order for you need to sign up, you need to provide us with a valid email, or use Google authentication to access our service (“sign up with Google”).
The only personal information we store is your email address, and an encrypted password. We collect your email via the sign up form that you fill, or we retrieve from Google automatically if you choose to sign up with a Google account.
If you choose to upgrade to a paid plan, we send your request to a PCI compliant payment processing partner, which is Stripe. We do not store any billing or payment information ourselves, we rely on your PCI compliant payment processing partner for that purpose.
If you reach out to us via email, we will collect your email, as well as any personal and non-personal information that you choose to share with us via email. If you connect with us via the Contact form shown on our website, we may collect your name, reason, email address, IP, user agent, and any other information that you choose to share with us via the Message field of the Contact form.
We offer our service via a Google Docs Add-On which can be downloaded on Google Marketplace. Besides, we allow our users to sign up and log in to our service using their Google account. As such, we have to maintain strict compliance with Google API Services User Data Policy and Google APIs Terms of Service. Our Google Docs Add-on also has to satisfy Google’s OAuth’s Client Verification review and Add-on review. Please check the section “Add-on authorization & data access” below to understand which information our Google Docs Add-on has access to.
We store your user settings such as default language and default image databases used for searches. We also store the date at which your account was created and when you last accessed it. In order to monitor usage, abuse and provide you with great quality of service, we calculate:
We do not collect any cookie information and we don’t track any non logged in user, other than through the use of Google Analytics (cf later).
When you install the ImageSuggest Google Docs add-on, it will ask for authorization to run on your account. The authorizations will be used for the sole purpose of providing the service to you. We respect data miniminization principle and collect only a minimal amount of personal data through ImageSuggest in order to ensure the proper provision of ImageSuggest’s value. We do not use your personal data for any purpose that are different from the purposes for which it was provided.
This authorization is required for the add-on to be able to access and modify the Google Docs documents that you install it in.
This authorization is required for the add-on to send and retrieve information to and from our API.
This authorization is required for the add-on to to work in a sidebar inside Google Docs, where you can request automatic image suggestions, perform manual image searches and configure settings.
We also rely on the following authorization:
Your email address is used to create your ImageSuggest account.
We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyze the use of our commercial website (ImageSuggest.com). Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
We have installed a Microsoft Clarity cookie on every page of our site. Clarity captures the interactions on our website such as how the page has rendered and what interactions users undertake such as mouse movements, clicks, scrolls, etc. By default, any sensitive content such as passwords, usernames, etc. By default, any sensitive content such as passwords, usernames, etc. are masked before sending to Clarity. Clarity is GDPR complaint as a data controller.
To delete your ImageSuggest account, log in to your account on ImageSuggest.com, click on the menu at the top right of the screen, select “Membership” and click on “Close my ImageSuggest account” button at the bottom of the screen. Please also check the next section “Removing the Google Docs Add-On” in case you have chosen to use our Google Docs Add-On.
Once you’ve followed those steps, we will remove your name, email, plan from our database, and delete your details from our Stripe account. We do keep we delete user records from our DB entirely and we also delete customers from Stripe.
These steps apply to you in case you have installed on Google Docs Add-On. To remove the add-on access to your Google account, you must uninstall the add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace:
Uninstalling ImageSuggest will interrupt all the add-on’s functionality and activities on your Google account.
Ensuring your privacy is important to us. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. We rely on third parties for some services:
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.
Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.
We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information. All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
ImageSuggest may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website, and in particular in our blog section. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
ImageSuggest relies on images from stock photography websites. As of July 8th 2021, images come from Unsplash.com, Pixabay.com and Pexels.com. There privacy policies can be seen on these pages:
By using our service, you acknowledge that you have read the privacy policies of those sites and have agreed to them.
From time to time, you may receive messages from us. In this section, we explain when you may receive commercial and service-related notices from us and what you can do to decline our promotional messages.
If we have your email address, we may send you a newsletter to keep you updated about the latest developments related to ImageSuggest and our special offers. You will receive our newsletters in the following instances:
You can opt-out from receiving our commercial communication at any time free of charge by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link included in our newsletters, adjusting the settings of your user account, or by contacting us directly.<
If necessary, we will send you important informational messages, such as confirmation receipts, payment information, technical or administrative emails, and other administrative updates. Please note that such messages are sent on an “if-needed” basis and they do not fall within the scope of commercial communication that may require your prior consent. You cannot opt-out from service-related notices.
The newsletters sent by us may contain tracking pixels that allow us to conduct analysis of our marketing campaigns. Tracking pixels allow us to see whether you opened the newsletter and what links you have clicked on. We use such information to conduct analytics and pursue our legitimate business interests.
See more at: https://consumercal.org/about-cfc/cfc-education-foundation/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa-3/
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
You may change your personal information by emailing us or by logging into your account.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is aimed at giving citizens throughout the European Union (EU) control over their personal data. GDPR applies to you if you are a European Union citizen or, as a business, if your email subscribers are EU citizens, or you deal with any kind of personal data of EU citizens.
ImageSuggest has reviewed and is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have designed the application to store minimal data and maintain strict compliance with the legislations on data that is processed by the application.
In accordance with GDPR, CCPA and other global legislation you have a ‘right to be forgotten’. If you wish to cancel your account and have all your data removed, follow the guidelines detailed in the sections “Deleting your ImageSuggest account” and “Removing the Google Docs Add-On”.