Who We Are? We are a Platform designed for the social communications and development of Ideas and Intellectual Property and their commercialization in the marketplace. This Platform is owned by Blueprints Lab, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company (LLC) or its assigns (e.g. SiMPL Ideas), also referred to herein as “we”, “our”, “us”, Website, system, APIs, apps, “Platform”, “Services”, “Blueprints” or “BPL.”
We serve our Members of the Platform. All other persons who access this Platform by permission of Members are called “Guests.” For example, a Member might be a “University”, the “Armed Forces”, an “Inventor”, a “Prime Contractor”, an Individual or Organization or whomever we designate by agreement as Users of the Platform.
Scope and Intent
If you do not want to register an account and become a Member, do not enter into this Agreement, do NOT click “Join ” and do not access, view, download or otherwise use the Platform, Website(s), app(s), API(s), information, products, services, or Services.
Applicable laws and this Agreement
You will follow the rules set out by Blueprints and this Platform and agree to the law of the State of Texas (“Law”), also as jurisdiction, without conflict of laws for any claim by you.
You must comply with all applicable laws and this Agreement, as may be amended from time to time with or without advance notice electronically or in writing.
License and warranty for your submissions to the Platform
You shall follow the law and our rules.
You may own the information you post on this Platform under this Agreement but once shared you give us, subject to MNDA (if any), irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sub-licensable, royalty-free right to use, to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, process, analyze, use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any information you provide, directly or indirectly to us, including, but not limited to, any User-generated content, ideas, concepts, techniques and/or data to the Services, you submit or assign rights to the Platform, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties.
Any information you submit to us is at your own risk of loss. By providing information to us, you represent and warrant that you are entitled to submit the information and that the information is accurate, not confidential for which you cannot release, and not in violation of any contractual restrictions, or copyrights, or other third-party rights.
It is your responsibility to keep your User profile information accurate and updated.
You are eligible to enter into this Agreement if you meet the following criteria:
Are not currently restricted from the Services, or not otherwise prohibited from having an account as determined by Law, Users, or us.
Are not a competitor of this Platform or are not using the Services for reasons that are in competition with us.
Will not use a false name or seek to defraud others on the Platform.
Have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party to.
Will not violate any rights of the Platform, Blueprints, Users, or any third party, including intellectual property rights such as patent, copyright, or trademark rights.
Agree to provide at your cost or expense all equipment, software, mobile access, and internet access necessary to use the Services.
The information you provide is truthful and not intended misrepresent or defraud any User.
You are not a terrorist as defined by any government or common law understanding.
You support the U.S. Constitution as written, or interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court, or a court of competent jurisdiction.
Participation on this Platform, the Services, or Platform connections.
The Platform and/or Blueprints reserves the right to refuse participation to any organization, including nonprofits, and schools at any time in its sole discretion or as arbitrator of these matters.
By using the Services and creating an idea, invention, prototype, product, service, community, a collaboration, or a company you represent and warrant that you: 1) have the right to enter into and perform this Agreement with us including, but not limited to, the consent of the idea, invention, prototype, product, service, community, collaboration, or company to use its name and/or logo, and 2) that the information submitted is true, complete, and current to the best of your understanding.
By participating in the Services, you grant Platform and Blueprints (us, we, our) a worldwide right to: 1) display your listing anywhere on our Platform, unless we have agreed in writing otherwise; 2) promote your organization as part of the Services online, in print and any other form of media; and 3) display your trademark, logo, slogans and other source or business identifiers as you provide to us in promotion of your organization. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless for said right.
We grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license during your participation in the Services to use the Services names and logos on your website, in print and in other forms of media.
You may terminate your relationship with us and our right to use your name and logo at any time by giving written notice and we will cease all such use within a commercially reasonable time. You indemnify us of any internet link we cannot control. We acknowledge that you retain all right, title, and interest in and to your name and logo and reserve all rights not expressly granted.
We may terminate this Agreement, you as a User, or remove your listing from the Platform or Services at any time for any reason. Upon receipt of written notice of termination from us, you must promptly remove the logo and disable the links from your site to the Services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Platform and Blueprints shall not be liable for any payment for the information provided to us, unless we otherwise agree in writing before it is posted.
Each Source or Member may have one or more individuals who are responsible for overseeing the use of and monitoring of the content posted.
From time to time, Members may be asked to confirm their account on the Platform or its Services.
If such an account is not reconfirmed, the account may be removed. Once a Member is removed from a Platform, the content of that User remains on the Community and is the useful property of the Source, Platform, or Service unless we might otherwise agree.
Administrators or designated Members by the Source, or the Platform may delete the User Content of one or more Users without recourse.
We, may add or remove Users at our sole discretion.
Notification of acts contrary to this Agreement
If you think you have to breach this Agreement, you will let us know once aware. If you believe that you are entitled or obligated to act contrary to this Agreement under any mandatory law, you agree to provide us with detailed and substantiated explanation of your reasons in writing at least 30 days before you act contrary to this Agreement, to allow us to assess whether we may, at our sole discretion, provide an alternative remedy for the situation, though we are under no obligation to do so.
User-to-User Communication and Sharing
When you share information, others can see, copy, and use that information. The Platform allows Users to post your observations and comments on designated topics. The Platform may also enable sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including links to news articles and/or external websites. We, in our sole discretion, may remove content if the content violates this Agreement or others’ intellectual property rights. Please note that in your posts and information you share may be seen and used by other Users, and we cannot guarantee that other Users will not use the ideas and information that you share on the Platform, subject to an MNDA – you accept this risk. Therefore, if you have an idea or information that you would like to keep confidential or don’t want others to use, or that is subject to third-party rights that may be infringed by your sharing it, do not post it to anywhere on the Platform or our Services. YOU AGREE WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANOTHER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU POST ON THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES.
Your use of the Platform and the Services is subject to export and re-export control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) maintained by the United States Department of Commerce and sanctions programs maintained by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. You shall not – directly or indirectly – sell, export, re-export, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any software or service to any end-user without obtaining the required authorizations from the appropriate government authorities. You also warrant that you are not prohibited from receiving US origin products, including services or software. You agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless from your violation of Export Control.
Contributions to Us
By submitting ideas, suggestions, (“Contributions”) to us, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information outside our MNDA if using SiMPLPlatform.com.
We may translate these Terms into other languages for your convenience. Nevertheless, the English version governs your relationship with us, and any inconsistencies among the different versions will be resolved in favor of the English version.
Our Rights and Obligations
We may change or discontinue Services, and in such case, we do not promise to keep showing or storing your information and materials. For as long as we continue to offer the Services, we may provide and seek to update, improve, and expand the Services. As a result, we allow you to access the Platform as it may exist “as is” and be available on any given day and we have no other obligations, except as expressly stated in this Agreement. We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend, or discontinue the Platform, Services, or Applications partially or entirely, for all or part of the Services for you or for all our Users in our sole discretion. All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on the Platform or by direct communication or notice on the Platform to you unless otherwise noted. We reserve the right to withhold, remove, or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by us (solely) to be contrary to this Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, we have NO obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other Users provide when using the Services.
Disclosure of User Information
Interactions with other Users
We have the right to limit the connections and interactions on the Service. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. We may limit the number of connections you may have to other Users and may, in certain circumstances, prohibit you from contacting other Users through use of the Services or otherwise limit your use of the Services. We reserve the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users and to restrict, suspend, or close your account if we determine, in our sole discretion, that doing so is necessary to enforce this Agreement.
Intellectual Property Notices
The Services includes the copyrights and other Intellectual property rights of us and except for the limited license granted to you and we reserve all of our intellectual property rights in the Services. SiMPL™, our logos and other trademarks, service marks, graphics, and logos used in connection with the Platform are trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and logos used in connection with the Platform may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Our copyrights are ours and we do not transfer license to them by allowing access or use by you. This Agreement does not grant you any right or license with respect to any such trade secrets, patents, trademarks, copyrights, or logos2FEB
This privacy notice for Blueprints Lab LLC (doing business as SiMPL Ideas) (“SiMPL Ideas,” “we,” “us,” or “our“), describes how and why we might collect, store, use, and/or share (“process“) your information when you use our services (“Services“), such as when you:
Visit our website at SiMPLideas.org, or any website of ours that links to this privacy notice
Engage with us in other related ways, including any sales, marketing, or events
Questions or concerns? Reading this privacy notice will help you understand your privacy rights and choices. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, please do not use our Services. If you still have any questions or concerns, please contact us at support@SiMPLideas.com.
SUMMARY OF KEY POINTS
This summary provides key points from our privacy notice, but you can find out more details about any of these topics by clicking the link following each key point or by using our table of contents below to find the section you are looking for. You can also click here to go directly to our table of contents.
What personal information do we process? When you visit, use, or navigate our Services, we may process personal information depending on how you interact with SiMPL Ideas and the Services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use.
Do we process any sensitive personal information? We may process sensitive personal information when necessary with your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law.
Do you receive any information from third parties? We do not receive any information from third parties.
How do you process my information? We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent. We process your information only when we have a valid legal reason to do so.
In what situations and with which parties do we share personal information? We may share information in specific situations and with specific third parties.
How do we keep your information safe? We have organizational and technical processes and procedures in place to protect your personal information. However, no electronic transmission over the internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information.
What are your rights? Depending on where you are located geographically, the applicable privacy law may mean you have certain rights regarding your personal information.
How do I exercise my rights? The easiest way to exercise your rights is contacting us. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information you disclose to us
In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when you register on the Services, express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and Services, when you participate in activities on the Services, or otherwise when you contact us.
Personal Information Provided by You. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make, and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect may include the following:
Sensitive Information. When necessary, with your consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, we process the following categories of sensitive information:
intellectual property data
Payment Data. We may collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your payment instrument number (such as a credit card number), and the security code associated with your payment instrument. All payment data is stored by Stripe. You may find their privacy notice link(s) here: https://stripe.com/privacy
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete, and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
Information automatically collected
In Short: Some information — such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address and/or browser and device characteristics — is collected automatically when you visit our Services.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use, or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device name, country, location, information about how and when you use our Services, and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes.
The information we collect includes:
Log and Usage Data. Log and usage data is service-related, diagnostic, usage, and performance information our servers automatically collect when you access or use our Services and which we record in log files. Depending on how you interact with us, this log data may include your IP address, device information, browser type, and settings and information about your activity in the Services (such as the date/time stamps associated with your usage, pages and files viewed, searches, and other actions you take such as which features you use), device event information (such as system activity, error reports (sometimes called “crash dumps”), and hardware settings).
HOW DO WE PROCESS YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We process your information to provide, improve, and administer our Services, communicate with you, for security and fraud prevention, and to comply with law. We may also process your information for other purposes with your consent.
We process your personal information for a variety of reasons, depending on how you interact with our Services, including:
To facilitate account creation and authentication and otherwise manage user accounts. We may process your information so you can create and log in to your account, as well as keep your account in working order.
To deliver and facilitate delivery of services to the user. We may process your information to provide you with the requested service.
To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may process your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the requested service.
To send administrative information to you. We may process your information to send you details about our products and services, changes to our terms and policies, and other similar information.
To enable user-to-user communications. We may process your information if you choose to use any of our offerings that allow for communication with another user.
To send you marketing and promotional communications. We may process the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. You can opt out of our marketing emails at any time. For more information, see “WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?” below).
To evaluate and improve our Services, products, marketing, and your experience. We may process your information when we believe it is necessary to identify usage trends, determine the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns, and to evaluate and improve our Services, products, marketing, and your experience.
To determine the effectiveness of our marketing and promotional campaigns. We may process your information to better understand how to provide marketing and promotional campaigns that are most relevant to you.
To comply with our legal obligations. We may process your information to comply with our legal obligations, respond to legal requests, and exercise, establish, or defend our legal rights.
WHEN AND WITH WHOM DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
In Short: We may share information in specific situations described in this section and/or with the following third parties.
We may need to share your personal information in the following situations:
Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
Affiliates. We may share your information with our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this privacy notice. Affiliates include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners, or other companies that we control or that are under common control with us.
Business Partners. We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services, or promotions.
Other Users. When you share personal information (for example, by posting comments, contributions, or other content to the Services) or otherwise interact with public areas of the Services, such personal information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly made available outside the Services in perpetuity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of your activity, communicate with you within our Services, and view your profile.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
In Short: We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy notice unless otherwise required by law.
We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy notice, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting, or other legal requirements). No purpose in this notice will require us keeping your personal information for longer than the period of time in which users have an account with us.
When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize such information, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SAFE?
In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate and reasonable technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, despite our safeguards and efforts to secure your information, no electronic transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, so we cannot promise or guarantee that hackers, cybercriminals, or other unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security and improperly collect, access, steal, or modify your information. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the Services within a secure environment.
DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
In Short: We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we may have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
Withdrawing your consent: If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, which may be express and/or implied consent depending on the applicable law, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us by using the contact details provided in the section “HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?” below.
However, please note that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal, nor when applicable law allows, will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
Opting out of marketing and promotional communications: You can unsubscribe from our marketing and promotional communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send, or by contacting us using the details provided in the section “HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?” below. You will then be removed from the marketing lists. However, we may still communicate with you — for example, to send you service-related messages that are necessary for the administration and use of your account, to respond to service requests, or for other non-marketing purposes.
If you would at any time like to review or change the information in your account or terminate your account, you can:
Log in to your account settings and update your user account.
Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, we may retain some information in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our legal terms and/or comply with applicable legal requirements.
CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. At this stage no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.
DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with Services, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from all our systems (e.g., backups, etc.).
DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS NOTICE?
In Short: Yes, we will update this notice as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.
We may update this privacy notice from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy notice, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy notice frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS NOTICE?
If you have questions or comments about this notice, you may email us at email@example.com or by post to:
Blueprints Lab LLC
101 Mill Street
Waco, TX 78006
HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
Based on the applicable laws of your country, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.