Privacy Policy

Last updated: October 3, 2016

This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use and protect your personal information. By accepting the Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service during registration and by using our Site, you expressly consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is effective upon acceptance for new users and is otherwise effective on October 3, 2016.


What Information Do We Collect?

Curio uses artificial intelligence to discovery, schedule, share and analyze the best content for your audience right when they want it (collectively, “Services”). To deliver our services, Curio accesses publicly available information from social networking sites and services as well as non-public data that you authorize us to access and collect. For example, we analyze data from your activities (including messages, data or other content that you upload or post) on social networking sites and services, and the data from people you follow or friend (or otherwise connect with) as well as people who follow or friend you (or otherwise connect with).

You can browse some areas of our site without telling us who you are. In order to create an account and to access certain restricted sections of our service, you will be required to register and provide personal information. If you choose to give us personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our servers located in the United States. We may collect and store the following personal information: email address and physical contact information, professional information (company name, position/title) transactional information based on your activities on or via our mobile apps, data related to the content you create on our site, in-app behavior for our mobile apps, support requests, chats, and correspondence sent to us; and standard web log information, such as connection information, your location, statistics on page views, traffic to and from our site, statistics on email open and click rates, and IP address.

We may receive location information from the social media services that you connect to Curio and when you authorize it, from your mobile device (“Geolocation Data”). We use Geo-Location Data to complete your profile, customize our service to make them more relevant to you and to your audience, and to provide you with location-specific content.

Payment for Curio is processed by Stripe. Curio does not collect or store credit card information.

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How Secure Is The Information We Collect?

Your information is stored at world-class SSAE 16 and ISO 27001 certified, and Tier III Standards compliant data centers located in the United States. Curio is committed to industry best practices concerning security to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of the information in our possession. However, as you know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the site. Therefore, although we work very hard to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. Our entire site uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) session, which encrypts all transaction data for transmittal in a format that prevents theft of the information. While on a secure page, the lock at the bottom or top of a web browser becomes locked and this lets you know that you are in a secured session. Our servers are located in a secure, supervised environment. Our databases are accessible only by persons who have entered into and are bound by a confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement with us.

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How Do We Use Your Information?

We will never resell or redistribute your information without your express permission. You agree that we may use your personal information to:

  • provide the services and customer support you request, including content relevant to specific interests
  • resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems
  • prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and enforce our Terms of Service
  • customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising
  • tell you about targeted marketing, service updates, and promotional offers based on your specific preferences
  • compare your information for accuracy, and verify it with third parties

Occasionally, we conduct user surveys to learn how we can better serve you. These surveys are optional and if you choose to respond, your responses will be kept anonymous. The demographic information we collect in the registration process and through surveys is used to help us improve our services.

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How Can You Use Information from Curio?

Curio allows users to share personal information when they post content to social networks. We encourage you to respect the privacy of others. You agree to use another person's or entity's information only for:

  • the content you create through Curio
  • other purposes that the other person or entity expressly permits

Neither we nor our users like spam. You may not add other Curio users to your mailing list (email or physical mail), or share, rent or sell other users’ contact information, without their express consent. To report Curio-related spam or spoof emails to Curio, please forward the email to us: You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our Terms of Service.

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To Whom May We Disclose Your Information?

We never sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your express consent. If you don't wish to receive marketing communications from us, simply indicate your preference once you sign-in to your account on Curio or by following the directions provided in an email.

We may disclose personal information if we are legally required to do so, to enforce our policies, to respond to claims that content you submitted violates the rights of others, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of third parties. We may also share your personal information with:

  • Service providers who help us with our business operations (such as fraud investigations, affiliate and rewards programs)
  • Third parties to whom you expressly ask us to send your information (for example, when you post content directed to another person)
  • Law enforcement or other governmental officials, in response to a verified request relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity (we will disclose information relevant to the investigation, such as name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, nickname history, IP address)
  • In the event Curio sells, transfers, or otherwise shares some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy. You will have an opportunity to opt of out concerning such use of your information as a result of such transfer if the new entity’s planned processing and use of your information differs materially from that set forth in this Privacy Policy.

In an effort to respect your privacy, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or equivalent legal document, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity.

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How Do We Protect Children’s Privacy?

We do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us via the address below. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any Personal Information through the Services.

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How Do We Use Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that help us analyze our site, customize our services, content and advertising, and identify you and maintain your signed-in status, among other uses. Certain features on our site are available only through the use of cookies. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our site and our service and to improve the site and our service. A session cookie enables certain features of the Site and our service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or leave the Site. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the Site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. We may use certain Google Analytics features that leverage cookies (Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting) to help us provide better services. You are always free to decline our cookies, although doing so may interfere with your use of some of our services.

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How Can You Protect Your Account?

Your password is your key to your account. Use unique numbers, letters and special characters, and do not share your password with anyone. If you do share your password or your personal information with others, remember that you are responsible for all actions taken on your account. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately notify us and change your password.

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How Can You Access, Review or Change Your Personal Information?

You can see, review and change your personal information in your account area on Curio. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. If you request, we will close your account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible. We do retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Service, and take other actions permitted by law.

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Third Parties and Other Social Media Services

This document addresses only the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Curio does not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.

For example, you can choose, using Curio, to access third-party social media web sites and services (such as Twitter or Facebook) (collectively “Social Media Services"). When you do so, you may share information with those Social Media Services, and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies and terms of service. You may be able to modify your privacy settings with these Social Media Services to, for example, control what information the Social Media Services disclose to services like Curio. When you add Social Media Service accounts to Curio or sign into Curio using your Social Media Services account, we will collect relevant information necessary to enable our Services to access that Social Media Service, you will provide your login information, like your password, directly to such Social Media Service (and not to us). As part of such integration, the Social Media Service will provide us with access to certain information that you have provided to such Social Media Service, and we will use, store and disclose such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and, if and to the extent applicable, the policies of such Social Media Services. In addition, we may provide certain information about you or your activities on the Services, or that you have otherwise provided to us, to such Social Media Services as part of such integration (including information that may be used by such Social Media Services to personalize ads for you). However, please always remember that the manner in which Social Media Services use, store and disclose your information is governed by the policies of such third parties, and we shall have no liability or responsibility for the privacy practices or other actions of any Social Media Services that may be enabled within Curio or via our mobile apps. Specifically, with Facebook,Curio utilizes the following data and permissions: the ability to access your data "offline", your email address, to read your stream or feed, likes, birthdate, education, location, work history, and hometown.

Additionally, our site and mobile apps contain links to other web sites. The fact that we link to another site is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise any control over third party websites.

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We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on this site. You should consult this Privacy Policy regularly for changes. We always shows the last updated date at the top of this page. Your continued use of or our mobile apps after such time means that you have accepted the new terms. If your questions are not answered online, you may write to us at:

Curio/Startup Foundry, LLC
Attn: Legal Department – Privacy Policy
311 N. Aberdeen, Suite 200A
Chicago, Illinois 60607

or email us:

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