Complice is designed to help you achieve you goals, whatever those may be. However, while Complice or people giving coaching in the context of Complice may give you advice, you remain fully responsible for having goals that are safe, or at least for staying safe while pursuing risky goals. Complice is not responsible if you hurt yourself doing something that you motivated yourself to do using it. Also, if you find yourself becoming so productive that your social life is damaged, you agree that that was an unintended byproduct and that Complice is not responsible for your life becoming unbalanced. (Btw, potential solution to this: make a "Social" or "Community" or "Connection" goal.)
We'll respect your privacy, and won't sell your email address or steal or your identity. You will retain control over what data of yours is shared with others, via the Visibility controls on a per-goal basis. The exact details of this may change in the future, but always in ways that are generous, and if serious changes to this system are made, we will err on the side of caution, as well as notify you. We may do research on anonymized data.
By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. (Lawyers seem to have a funny definition of “agree”.) If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Complice, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old. Presumably there are paranoid "think of the children" laws about this sort of thing and saying that puts us in compliance?
By submitting Content to Complice marked as visible to anyone, you grant Complice a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish that Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your productivity. If you delete Content, Complice will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Complice has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Complice’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Complice’s reasonable opinion, violates any Complice policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Complice’s sole discretion. Complice will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
TL;DR = we don't share your data in ways you don't want, you don't sue. Deal? One caveat: we may at some point want to use your data for science! But that will involve at least one of (a) anonymization and (b) your permission, possibly both. In any case, we're extremely careful with your payment information (we don't even store it on our own servers; stripe takes care of all of that) and we take the reasonable precautions that you'd expect in a NodeJS app with information like your email address and phone number. Definitely contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or concerns.
For completeness, here's the official policy, which, as above, is modeled on WordPress's generously shared document.
Like most website operators, Complice collects non-personally-identifying information (but see the link above about that!) of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Complice’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Complice’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Complice may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Complice also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
Certain visitors to Complice’s websites choose to interact with Complice in ways that require Complice to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Complice gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at Complice.co to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Complice — like by subscribing to a monthly plan — are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Complice collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Complice. Complice does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Complice may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Complice may monitor the most popular kinds of goals on the Complice.co site. Complice may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Complice does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Complice discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Complice’s behalf or to provide services available at Complice’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Complice’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Complice will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Complice discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Complice believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Complice, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Complice website and have supplied your email address, Complice may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Complice and our products or services. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it (appropriately anonymized) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. (We will usually ask first.) Complice takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
Note that this is primarily referring to information like email addresses and so forth. With respect to your private goals, we take your privacy very seriously and make it difficult for Complice employees to (accidentally or intentionally) look at private user data. So if your goals are private, then all we can see is how many goals you have, what colors they are, and some basic numerical stats like how many intentions you've submitted towards those goals.
If Complice, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Complice goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Complice may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy. This clause seems a little worrisome since part of this policy is that it can be changed in any way at any time! If it's any consolation, you have our assurance that we wouldn't ever sell Complice to anyone we didn't feel was on board with the spirit of all of this.
2017 July 30: Minor phrasing changes.