At TightKnit, we enable you to capture and share special memories, so they remain alive, always percolating in and around the family. As a result, we collect Personal Information from you through our Platform, or through any other digital or personal communication between you and us. Personal Information collected by us may include your name, e-mail address, postal address, birthdate, general usage metrics of the Platform, your financial payment information, your profile, email communication history with TightKnit, anything you submit to or post on the Sites, and other information associated with you or your organization, as well as other information that may or may not specifically identify you. The information collected through the Platform may be stored at servers, computers, or other media located in the United States. We may also collect general information about your technology interfaces or preferences and the websites you visit.
We may obtain information about you from third-party sources, such as Google or Apple. This information may be utilized, analyzed, and/or compared with information that TightKnit has collected from you or that you have submitted to the Platform. If TightKnit obtains information from third-party sources, you agree that your sole legal remedy for any harm associated with that information is against the third-party that provided the information to us, and that you will not assert any cause of action, claim or demand against us other than requesting we delete any erroneous information.
TightKnit shall be entitled to collect anonymous and/or aggregated data across its various products and services provided that no individual natural person can be identified from such data (“Aggregate Data”). The Aggregate Data will be used for various purposes, including without limitation to analyze behavior, trends, and website interaction, to improve and enhance our services, and for other development, creation of new features, and for diagnostic and corrective purposes in connection with our services. TightKnit shall own all right, title and interest in and to the Aggregate Data and this is not considered personal data.
For each visitor to our Sites, pursuant to your use of the Sites, we may use various technologies, including “cookies,” to automatically gather certain information from your electronic device about your activities using the Sites. We may collect and store non-personally identifying information through cookies and third parties to profile user activity and preferences. Technical and specification information about your device and settings may be collected when you use the Sites. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, the content of previously accepted “cookies” from us, and clickstream data. We collect and store this information on an individual basis and in combined form. We also collect both user-specific and aggregate information on what pages visitors access or visit.
A cookie is data stored on your device that tracks non-personal information about you. When using the Sites, we may assign your device one or more cookies that enable us to, for example, personalize your experience, improve the quality of the Sites, and generally provide a more satisfying user experience. Cookies allow us to automatically collect information about your activity on the Websites, such as the content you access while using the Sites, the links you click, and other activity you conduct while using the Sites. You may choose to modify your device setting to disable cookies or limit their use. If you choose to disable or limit cookies, or otherwise limit your device permissions to the Sites, you may experience diminished performance from the Sites and/or may be prevented from using some or all features of the Sites. Our cookies generally fall into one of four categories: Essential, Functional, Analytics and Target.
Our Platform may contain web beacons (also known as “clear gifs”) or similar technologies that gather non-personally identifiable information about your use of our Platform. Such technology may also be contained in e-mail messages or newsletters from us that allow us to determine whether messages have been accessed. The purpose of our use of this technology is so that we may analyze the effectiveness of our marketing efforts, the value of our content, and the quality of our Platform.
The following section only applies if you use one of our mobile software applications (the “Software”).
The Software requires certain permissions on your mobile device in order to work as intended. You can either allow or deny the Software access to the permissions. In some cases it is necessary for you to grant the Software permissions to take full advantage of features or functionality of the Software. If you disallow some or all permissions, the Software may not function properly. Some of the permissions needed may include access to your device’s: camera; microphone; location; phone; SMS; and storage. Additional permissions may be requested as new features are added in the future.
In accordance with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our Site and Platform are not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect information from any person under the age of 13. If you are the parent or legal guardian of someone under the age of 13 who may have provided TightKnit with information without your knowledge or consent, please contact us as provided below to have this information removed.
We do not share your personal data with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for their advertising purposes.
We may use and share your information for any legally permissible purpose. We may match, use, and share any of the information we collect from you to any personally identifiable information we obtain through third-parties. The ways we may use or share information that we collect about you include:
In addition, we may share, aggregate, and sell non-individual information, incapable of identifying a particular person, with third parties for any lawful purposes.
We maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for all user information collected in our Platform. However, given the nature of communications and information technology, and that the use of the Internet has inherent risks, although we regularly monitor for possible vulnerabilities and attack, we cannot warrant or guarantee that information provided to us through the Platform or stored in our systems or otherwise will be absolutely free from unauthorized intrusion by others, nor can we warrant or guarantee that such data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Therefore, although we take reasonable steps to secure your information, we cannot and do not promise or warrant that your information will always remain secure.
The Platform may link to other websites, including but not limited to advertisements on our Sites. We disclaim any and all responsibility for the privacy practices of third-parties that may have links to or from our Platform. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and privacy statements of every website that you visit that collects personally identifiable information.
For personal data that we have about you, you may request the following:
To make these or any other requests with respect to your Personal Information, you may contact us as provided below under “Contact Us.”
We ask that individuals making requests identify themselves with at least their name, address, and email address and identify the information requested to be accessed, corrected, or removed before we process any requests. We may decline to process requests if we cannot verify the requestor’s identity, if we believe the request will jeopardize the privacy of others, if we believe the request would violate any law or legal requirement, if we believe the request would cause the information to be incorrect, or for a similar legitimate purpose.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights under applicable law. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not share any personal information about you with other companies if prohibited by applicable California law or to the extent your prior consent to share is required by applicable California law.
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights with respect to your Personal Information including the following rights:
Attn: TightKnit Support
PO Box 185
Wayzata, MN 55391.
On any email or postal letter you send, please include “Privacy” in the subject line.
Last Updated: October 14, 2021
TightKnit is the perfect place for families and friends to share and preserve their photos, memories and life stories, together.
*Link to the Promotion Rules from our sign-up screen.
Already a member? Thank you!
Enjoy your free lifetime membership!