Slope Privacy Notice 

Last Updated: 8 FEB 2022

This Privacy Notice explains how information about you, that directly identifies you, or that makes you identifiable (“personal information”) is collected, used and disclosed by Slope Inc., (“Slope,” “we”, “our” or “us”) in connection with our website at www.slope.so (the “Site”) and our services offered in connection with the Site (collectively with the Site, the “Service”). 

From time to time, we may also provide you with additional privacy notices or disclosures – often referred to as “just in time” disclosures –  where the scope of the inquiry, request, or personal information we require falls outside the scope of this Privacy Notice. These just-in-time disclosures may supplement or clarify our privacy practices or may provide you with additional choices about how we process your data. Please note that this Privacy Notice does not cover or apply to our processing of information about our employees or contractors.  

Click on the links below to jump to each section:

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND OUR USE 
  2. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
  3. CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION
  4. HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION
  5. THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING 
  6. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES
  7. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
  8. REGION-SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES: 
  9. CHANGES TO PRIVACY NOTICE
  10. CONTACT US

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND OUR USE 

We collect personal information in connection with your visits to and use of the Service. This collection includes information that you provide in connection with the Service, information from third parties, and information that is collected automatically such as through the use of cookies and other technologies.

Information That You Provide

We collect personal information from you. The categories of information we collect can include:

  • Account Information. When you make an installment plan purchase with Slope, we may collect your personal information such as your first and last name, billing address, and payment information (credit card, debit card, or other payment method) at the point of purchase. We combine this information with information provided by the authorized merchant, such as your mobile phone number, email address and Tax ID/PIN, in order to manage your account, remind you of upcoming payments and provide you with the Service. In limited instances, we may collect your mobile phone number, email, address, and Tax ID/PIN directly from you. Please note that depending on the payment method you select, Slope may collect your payment information, or you may provide that information directly to our third party payment processors, including Plaid or Stripe. The payment processor’s use of your personal information is governed by their privacy notice. To view Stripe’s privacy policy, please click here and to view Plaid’s privacy policy, please click here
  • Communications.  If you communicate with us through any paper or electronic form, we may collect your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or any other personal information you choose to provide to us.  We use this information to investigate and respond to your inquiries, and to communicate with you, to enhance the services we offer to our users and to manage and grow our organization. 
  • Marketing Emails.  If you sign up to receive news or alerts from us, we collect your email and  applicable interests and communication preferences in order to send you regular updates about the Service.  We use this information to manage our communications with you and send you information about products and services we think may be of interest to you. To unsubscribe from promotional messages, please follow the instructions within our messages and review the Control Over Your Information section below.

Information from Third Party Sources 

We may receive personal information about you from our business partners and service providers and combine this information with other data we collect from you.  The third parties may include website and service operators, payment processors, marketing partners, and shipping providers.  The information may include contact information, demographic information, and information about your purchases.  We use this information to administer and facilitate our services, your purchases and our marketing activities.

  • Installment Loan Application Information. When you make a purchase with one of our authorized merchants (B2B platform) using the Slope check out payment option, we receive certain personal and commercial information about you from the merchant, including your name, social media URLs, past commercial history, Tax ID/PIN, email address and phone number, in addition to information about your purchase. We use this information to provide our Service, mainly to confirm loan qualification and tailor our installment plans to you. We may also use this information to manage your account and remind you of upcoming payments.   
  • Information from Other Sources.  We may obtain information from other sources, including through third-party information providers, customers, or through transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. We may combine this information with other information we collect from or about you. In these cases, our Privacy Notice governs the handling of the combined personal information. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages about products and services that may be of interest to you.  

Other Uses of Personal Information 

In addition to the uses described above, we may collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

  • For our business activities, including to operate the Service and to provide you with the features and functionality of the Service;
  • To communicate with you and respond to your requests, such as to respond to your questions, contact you about changes to the Service, and communicate about account related matters;
  • For marketing and advertising purposes, such as to market to you or offer you with information and updates on our products or services we think that you may be interested in;
  • For analytics and research purposes;
  • To enforce our Terms of Service, to resolve disputes, to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights, and to protect our business interests and the interests and rights of third parties;
  • To comply with contractual and legal obligations and requirements;
  • To fulfill any other purpose for which you provide personal information; and
  • For any other lawful purpose, or other purpose that you consent to.

2. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share your personal information in the instances described below.  For further information on your choices regarding your information, see Control Over Your Information

  • Authorized Merchants (B2B Platform). We may disclose personal information to authorized merchants that you have previously purchased from for their own business purposes. For example, we may share information about your installment plan selection, method of payment, and repayment history. 
  • Service Providers. We share personal information with third party service providers who perform services on our behalf, which are subject to reasonable confidentiality terms, and may include processing payments, providing web hosting services, technology support providers, email communications providers, analytics providers, and data storage providers.
  • Payment Processors.  In some instances, you may provide your information directly to our payment processors through our Service. The processors are lawfully permitted to process your information for their own business purposes and legal requirements.  
  • Corporate Transaction. We may transfer any information we collect in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including any shares in the company) or any portion or combination of our products, services, businesses and/or assets.  Should such a transaction occur (whether a divestiture, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, liquidation, or similar transaction or proceeding), we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that any transferred information is treated in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.
  • Legal Requirements. Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or other agreements or to protect the security or integrity of the Slope services, including to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with preventing fraud or illegal activity; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Slope, our Customers, visitors, or others. 
  • With Your Consent. We may disclose your information publicly or with another third party with your prior authorization.

With others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual. 

3. CONTROL OVER YOUR INFORMATION


  • Modifying or Deleting Your Information.  If you have questions about reviewing, changing, or deleting your information, you can contact us directly at support@slope.so.  We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.  
  • Emails and Notifications.  You can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link provided in such communications. You may not opt-out of Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, order confirmation, changes or updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).  You may also unsubscribe from receiving SMS text messages by replying “STOP” to the number sending the message. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests.  

4. HOW WE USE COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGY TO COLLECT INFORMATION

We, and our third-party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Site, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us.  We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”).  

We, and our third-party partners, use tracking technologies to automatically collect usage and device information, such as:

  • Information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, device type/model/manufacturer, operating system, date and time stamp, and a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser or your account (including, for example, a persistent device identifier or an Ad ID), and other such information. We may also work with third-party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which permit us to recognize and contact you across multiple devices.
  • When you access our sites from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID, Unique ID for Advertisers (“IDFA”), Google AdID, or Windows Advertising ID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address.  
  • Information about the way you access and use our services, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our services, the pages you visit, the links you click, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access the services from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Sites.
  • We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the services and to understand more about the demographics of our users. You can learn more about Google’s practices at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and view its opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

We use the data collected through tracking technologies to:  (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our services; (c) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Site; (d) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (e) otherwise to plan for and enhance our services.

We and our third-party partners may also use cookies and tracking technologies for advertising purposes.  For more information about tracking technologies, including your choices regarding this technology, please see Third-Party Tracking and Online Advertising  below.

5. THIRD-PARTY TRACKING AND ONLINE ADVERTISING 

We may share, or we may permit third-party online advertising networks, social media companies, and other third-party services, to collect information about your use of our Site over time so that they may play or display ads that may be relevant to your interests on other websites or apps, or on other devices you may use.  Typically, though not always, the information we share is provided through cookies or similar tracking technologies, which recognize the device you are using and collect information, including hashed data, click stream information, browser type, time and date you visited the site, and other information.  This information is used to display targeted ads on or through our services  or on other websites, apps, or services. We or the online advertising networks use this information to make the advertisements you see online more relevant to your interests. We may also display targeted advertising to you through social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and others.  These companies have interest-based advertising programs that allow us to direct advertisements to users who have shown interest in our services or our clients’ services while those users are on the social media platform, or to groups of other users who share similar traits, such as likely commercial interests and demographics. These advertisements are governed by the privacy policies of those social media companies that provide them.

Google Analytics and Advertising. We may also utilize certain forms of display advertising and other advanced features through Google Analytics, such as Remarketing with Google Analytics, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting . These features enable us to use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick advertising cookie) or other third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and display ads based on your past visits to our services. You may control your advertising preferences or opt-out of certain Google advertising products by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager, currently available at https://google.com/ads/preferences, or by vising NAI’s online resources at http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies Opt-Out. As noted above, depending on your browser or mobile device, you may be able to set your browser to delete or notify you of cookies and other tracking technology by actively managing the settings on your browser or mobile device.  

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to:  (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies.  Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the sites, as some features and services on our sites may not work properly.  Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies.  You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it. 

To learn more about interest-based advertising and how you may be able to opt-out of some of this advertising, you may wish to visit the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) resources and/or the Network Advertising Initiative’s (NAI) online resources, at www.aboutads.info/choices or http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and you can opt-out of receiving some interest-based advertisements on mobile apps by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices. You may also be able to limit interest-based advertising through the settings menu on your mobile device by selecting “limit ad tracking” (iOS) or “opt-out of interest-based ads” (Android).  

Please note that when you opt out of receiving interest-based advertisements, this does not mean you will no longer see advertisements from us or on our online services.  It means that the online ads that you do see from DAA program participants should not be based on your interests.  We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs. In addition, third parties may still use cookies to collect information about your use of our online services, including for analytics and fraud prevention as well as any other purpose permitted under the DAA’s Principles.

6. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND SERVICES

For your convenience, our Site may provide links to third-party websites or services that we do not own or operate. We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from the services, including the information or content contained within them. Your browsing and interaction on any other website or service are subject to the applicable third party’s rules and policies, not ours. If you are using a third-party website or service, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site or service before providing any personal information.

7. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

Our services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13.  If we learn that any personal information has been collected inadvertently from a child under 13, we will delete the information as soon as possible.  If you believe that we might have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at support@slope.so.

8. REGION-SPECIFIC DISCLOSURES: 

Nevada: Chapter 603A of the Nevada Revised Statutes permits a Nevada resident to opt out of future sales of certain covered information that a website operator has collected or will collect about the resident. To submit such a request, please contact us at support@slope.so.

9. CHANGES TO PRIVACY NOTICE

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Notice from time to time in our sole discretion.  We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personal data by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Slope account and/or by placing a prominent notice on our Site.  It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Notice periodically. When we do change the Privacy Notice, we will also revise the “last modified” date. 

10. CONTACT US

For additional inquiries about this Privacy Notice, please send us an email at support@slope.so or contact us at:

Slope Tech, Inc.

45 Lansing Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

This Privacy Notice was last modified on February 8th, 2022.