Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Last updated: 19 Jan, 2019

By using our web application, web extension or in any way using or accessing our Services, you accept the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and the processing of your personal data.

Personal Data Controller

Company name: Ultimate Machine

Corporate ID: (SE)870622555701

Address: Gunn Wållgrens Gata 5, 412 49 Göteborg, Sweden

Information about personal data we collect

When creating your account we collect data used to identify and authenticate you, such as an e-mail address. When you subscribe to the service, we collect the minimum personal data required for us to manage our VAT and TAX. This includes your first- and last name, street address, state and country.

When using the service, the data you submit will be collected and stored to provide the services TAYL offers. This includes, for example, the stories you create, including all information about it, such as: from what service it was created, url of the page, title, author, full text body and cover image.

In an ongoing effort to improve our Services, additional personal data may be collected from you. In such cases, we will notify you when the personal data collection takes place.

How we use your personal data

Your privacy is important to us and we will only process your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy and relevant personal data regulation.

Data processing necessary to provide the Services

Necessary for identification, authentication, improving the services and security:

  • E-mail address
  • Device information (such as brand, model, OS-version)
  • Country of residence

Necessary for TAX/VAT collection:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Street address
  • Country of residence

    • In particular, if country is EU member or not.
  • State (if country is U.S.A.)

As you continue to use the Services, you will regularly provide TAYL with further personal data. It follows from the nature of the Services that we must process such data that you upload to the Services to enable the Services, for example, we will process the stories you submit or create. This processing is a pre-requisite for us being able to offer the Services to you.

Some of the data collected from you and processed by TAYL for certain features of the Services, is possible for us to delete and cease processing for the future if you so require, without you having to terminate your use of the entire Services, i.e., not all data (submitted over time by you to us either directly or through third-party services) is required for you to still be able to use the Services. If you want us to cease processing certain data about you under this category, we will inform about the consequences of such cease, i.e., how it will affect your use of the features of the Services.

Customer relationship as a legal ground

It should be noted that marketing sent by TAYL to you on the basis of a customer relationship as a legal ground for processing personal data, does not require a consent. Such data will be processed and used in compliance with relevant personal data regulation.

Profiling & analytics

TAYL analyze the usage of the Services, in order to provide you as a user with the most relevant features of the Services as possible with regard to your personal goals. In analyzing the usage of the Services, TAYL will process certain data for so-called profiling. Profiling means processing of your and other users’ personal data to analyze or predict aspects of your use of the Services. The data processed will be user habits where we will track actions taken by you such as when you move between screens, press buttons and take actions on the Services. The purposes of the profiling is to monitor how engaged users are in different features of our Services, find out ways to make the Service more effective (fit for purpose) and vary the features or content to better match your individual usage patterns and preferences.

The profiling of your data can also be used as the basis for marketing towards other new potential customers on other platforms than the TAYL Services, such as other social media platforms. Please note that this so called look-a-like-process of recruiting new customers does not mean that you will receive any marketing. Nor does it mean that any other third parties will gain access to your data for any other purpose than for TAYL to reach new customers, i.e. third party providers (for example social media) will only process your data on behalf of TAYL as processors, see further under transfer of data below.

TAYL's processing of your personal data for profiling purposes as described above, does not require any consent as a legal ground to be processed. If this should be the case, i.e. if, under relevant personal data regulation, consent is required for the use as described above, you hereby give your consent to TAYL using your personal data as defined above for profiling, for the purpose of improving the Services and for providing customer support.

Marketing – legitimate interest

TAYL may use your personal data for profiling and marketing purposes via emails, notifications, or other messages, by TAYL or TAYL's selected business partners. Profiling will be used for marketing purposes to enable personalized and relevant offers to you, based on your preferences, see "Profiling" above.

The use of personal data for marketing purposes will only concern such offers that have a close relation to your use of the Service and the offers will be sent to you by TAYL; no personal data will be transferred to third parties for marketing purposes. This processing is based on a legitimate interest, on our side the interest to offer you the best possible service, on your side the possibility to be offered relevant products and services relevant to your use of the Service and for third parties to reach you with such offers. In other words we are of the conclusion that consent is not required. If this should be the case, i.e. if, under relevant personal data regulation, consent is required for the use as described above, you hereby give your consent to us using your personal data as defined above.

Opt-out from marketing

In case you do not want TAYL to use your personal data for the purpose of marketing, you may at any time unsubscribe from any further messages by clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of such a message.

Cookies

TAYL uses cookies in order to function properly. We use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your device for a set period of time or until you delete them).

If your Internet browser is set and configured to accept cookies, you consent to the use of cookies.

A cookie is a small text file which is created by the websites you visit and may contain information about you as a visitor. These text files are stored on your computer and, for instance, keep you from having to remember your password. Information from cookies may be used to improve the user experience and/or the Services and to target marketing campaigns and offers to our customers.

If you do not accept cookies, you can prevent cookies from being saved on your computer by changing the settings of your web browser. You can also delete cookies which have been previously stored. In such cases, please refer to the help section of your Internet browser. If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still use our Services, but their functionality may be somewhat limited.

Rectification of personal data

You have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data processed by TAYL. If a request for rectification concerns data that is necessary for TAYL to offer the Services, such requests will have the effect that your account will be terminated at TAYL.

If you wish to exercise this right, please contact us. An application shall be made in writing and must be signed by you. Alternatively, you can also rectify your personal data by deleting your account via the Services.

Data in transfer

Personal data collected from you may be shared with third-party providers of TAYL that process personal data on behalf of TAYL; such as server hosting providers, data storage providers, companies carrying out system and sales performance monitoring, customer support systems- and payment service providers. These service providers will be considered processors of your personal data.

At times, some of your personal data by may be transferred and processed to processors, as described above, that are established in the United States or other countries (some of which will be outside the EEA). We may also transfer your personal data in the event that our business (or part of it) is sold, for instance as part of a merger or acquisition. TAYL will always apply safeguards to protect your personal data from unauthorized disclosure. In case of transfer of data to third parties that are outside of the EU or EEA and that do not offer an adequate level of data protection, TAYL will apply the EU Commission’s model clauses and/or binding corporate rules, or similar instruments/mechanism, for the safeguarding of integrity and security.

In no event does TAYL transfer personal data to third parties with the right for such parties to use the data other than on behalf of TAYL.

TAYL may further disclose your personal data in order to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, if we reasonably believe that this is required by law, regulation or other legislation, or in order to protect and defend TAYL, our business partners or users’ rights and interests, subject always to relevant applicable personal data regulation.

Portability

You have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided to TAYL, in accordance with relevant personal data regulation, provided that such request does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

Complaints

If you have any questions or complaints about our processing of your personal data, you are welcome to contact us. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Security of the personal data we process

The security and integrity of your personal data are important to us. In addition to complying with applicable relevant personal data regulation, we use accepted industry standards, technologies, and procedures, such as firewalls, security software, etc., in order to protect the integrity of your personal data and to prevent any unauthorized access. However, no system can be 100% secure, and despite our efforts, there is always a risk of unauthorized access to your personal data. By using our Services, you assume this risk. We also urge you to use a unique and strong password to your user account on the TAYL services as well as to protect such password. You should further limit access to your computer and browser and log out after having used the TAYL Services.

Children

If you are under age 13, you are not allowed to submit any personal data through our Services. Further, we encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children's Internet use and to help us in enforcing our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide any personal data through our Service without their permission. If you become aware that a child under the age of 13 has submitted personal data to us, please contact us.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

From time to time, it may become necessary to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Therefore, we reserve the right to update and/or modify this Privacy Policy at any time by giving notice to you. Please review this Privacy Policy frequently, and especially before you register an account with us. The date of the last modification is listed at the top of this Privacy Policy.

Contact

We will communicate with you by email. Please be aware that if you unsubscribe from our mailing list you will still be receiving answers to your questions sent to our support but you will not be receiving promotional emails.

We welcome your feedback regarding our Services. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Terms of Service

Last updated: 19 Jan, 2019

By becoming a member or using our Services, you accept and agree to these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). Therefore, it is important that you carefully read through these Terms. If you do not consent to these Terms, you should not register with TAYL.

About TAYL

TAYL is a service developed and provided by Ultimate Machine. The service is available online at, among other places, tayl.app, in the Chrome Web Store as "TAYL" and the Mozilla Add-ons Library as "TAYL". The purpose of TAYL is to let people have their text content read and delivered via podcasts.

Using our Services

To use our Services, you must follow some simple rules. The Service is only available for your private use and is not intended for commercial use. Do not misuse the Services, so that either TAYL or anyone else is harmed in any way. You may only use the Services as permitted by law and these Terms. By using our Services, you agree that:

  • All of the personal data provided by you is accurate and up to date.
  • You are solely responsible for all activities on your account and all the content that is uploaded and/or created under your TAYL account (“User Material”).
  • TAYL does not monitor the contents of the Service, but may at any time choose, at its sole discretion, to remove User Material from the Service and/or your user account and to terminate your account and membership.
  • Your membership, including your email and password, with TAYL, is personal and may not be transferred or used by someone else. You are responsible for storing your login details in a safe manner. TAYL is not in any way responsible for any loss or damage caused by unauthorized access to your account or use of your login details. If you learn of or suspect any unauthorized use of your account, you must immediately inform TAYL's Customer Service. Contact details are available at the bottom of this document.
  • TAYL is not intended for use by persons under the age of 13. To use TAYL, you must be at least 13 years old.
  • Violation of any of these Terms will lead to a direct termination of your user account and subscription. If you violate these terms, you will not get a refund.
  • You are not allowed to engage in any commercial activities, advertise and/or provide hints (such as links) on where commercial activities are present through our Services.
  • You must not engage in any unlawful activities on the Service, such as (but not limited to) contributing with information which in any way contains or involves incitement to racial hatred, defamation, harassment, child pornography or pornography.
  • You are not allowed to contribute to any propaganda, religious and/or political views.
  • If you have any criticism or feedback regarding TAYL or our Services, to firstly contact TAYL to help us to improve our Services.
  • You may not transmit, and/or distribute files that may damage TAYL or others’ computers or property (such as viruses and trojan horses).
  • You may not share others’ personal information, without their approval.

Your account

You can at any time choose to cancel/end your account at your convenience. Please note that uninstalling the browser extension, closing all TAYL browser tabs or deleting your account will not automatically stop your subscription — you must actively cancel the subscription in the user settings or by contacting our customer support.

TAYL Premium

This section only applies when you purchase and/or subscribe to TAYL Premium or other paid products. By paying the subscription fee, you get access to TAYL Premium during the time your subscription is valid, subject to these Terms.

All subscriptions with TAYL Premium are paid in advance.

You may at any time terminate your membership, in which case your membership will still be valid for the subscription time you have already paid for. Subscription fees can be found on TAYL's website and in the TAYL application. Special terms and conditions may apply. TAYL reserves the right to change the subscription fees from time to time.

You hereby consent to start using the Services immediately upon subscribing with TAYL Premium or other paid products. This means that you will only have 14 days to withdraw from the contract with TAYL from the date you receive confirmation of your subscription via email if you do not start using the Services during that period. To use your right of withdrawal, you must send an email to TAYL (you will find our contact details at the bottom of this document). Any prepaid fees will be refunded within 30 days. Default in payment shall not be deemed as a termination of a TAYL Premium subscription.

Intellectual property

All rights in and to the Services, including any trademarks, service marks, trade names and copyrighted content (collectively “Intellectual Property”) presented within the Service are the property of TAYL and/or third parties. You agree not to use Intellectual Property for any other purposes except for your use of the Service unless required otherwise by applicable mandatory law.

By submitting User Material to TAYL, you warrant and represent that you hold the copyright, trademark and/or other intellectual property rights to your content. You agree to grant TAYL a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use User Material to the extent necessary for TAYL to operate and maintain the Service. This license shall remain valid until the respective User Material is deleted from the Service by you or by TAYL in accordance with these Terms.

Disclaimer and limitation of liability

You use the Service at your own risk. The Service is provided “AS IS,” without any warranties, and TAYL does not warrant that the Service and availability thereof will be uninterrupted or error-free. TAYL does not assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in the information or software or other documents, including User Material, which is referenced by or linked to. References or links to third parties' websites are provided "AS IS," without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

In no event shall TAYL be liable for any indirect or consequential damages, except in cases of intentional misconduct or gross negligence. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, TAYL's aggregated liability for any direct damages shall be limited to the lesser of: (i) membership fees paid by the user; (ii) membership fees paid by the user during the previous calendar year; or (iii) 2 000 SEK.

Miscellaneous

For the sake of clarity, TAYL doesn’t undertake the obligation to monitor the contents of User Material.

You are not entitled to assign your rights and/or obligations under these Terms or use of the Service to any third party without TAYL's prior written consent. TAYL is entitled to assign its rights and/or obligations under these Terms.

TAYL reserves the right to refuse the Service to anyone for any reason at any time. TAYL may revise these Terms from time to time and the most current version will always be posted on TAYL's. Any and all material changes shall become into effect between you and TAYL upon your acceptance of such changes (e.g., by using the Services after such notification has been made to you or renewing your subscription).

Governing law and dispute resolution

These Terms and the use of the Services are governed by the laws of Sweden, except for its conflicts of laws principles. All claims arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Service shall be resolved by the Swedish public courts, whereby the District Court of Gothenburg shall be the court of the first instance.

Contact details

For further information, inquiries or assistance you may contact TAYL. Customer Service is available in ways specified on the website or in the apps. The channels for support might differ from time-to-time.

For customer support, please visit our homepage at www.tayl.app, or use the in-app support section to get in touch with us as a member of the service.

Company name: Ultimate Machine

Corporate ID: (SE)870622555701

Address: Gunn Wållgrens Gata 5, 412 49 Göteborg, Sweden