Effective Date: October 15, 2018
Last Updated Date: October 15, 2018
Thank you for visiting the SoaPen website (https://soapen.com/) (“Site”). We’ve designed this Site as: (i) a tool to assist parents, teachers and other adults teach children about proper hygiene and handwashing techniques, and (ii) a resource where parents, teachers and other adults may purchase SoaPen products.
A Note About Children
We do not intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal information to us and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 13, please contact us at email@example.com
A Note to Users Outside of the United States
What information do we collect on the Site?
We collect information from or about Site users concerning use of the Site.
Information You Provide Us.
We may collect Personal Data that you provide directly to us when you enter certain information on our Site. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. “Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.
Information Collected via Technology.
We and our service providers may use tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, local shared objects, and pixel tags) and website analytics tools to, among other things, monitor and better understand user behavior on the Site.
Information Collected by Our Servers. To make our Site and Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
· Pixel Tags. In addition, we use “Pixel Tags”(also referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of Web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in Web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send e-mail messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie the information gathered by Pixel Tags to our users’ Personal Data.
· Flash LSOs. When we post videos, third parties may use local shared objects, known as “Flash Cookies,” to store your preferences for volume control or to personalize certain video features. Flash Cookies are different from browser Cookies because of the amount and type of data and how the data is stored. Cookie management tools provided by your browser will not remove Flash Cookies. To learn how to manage privacy and storage settings for Flash Cookies, click here: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html.
How do we use your information?
We may use your Personal Data and other information:
to respond to your request(s), question(s) and concern(s), to administer the Site and enable users to use the Site and its features, to protect our rights and property;
identify you as a user in our system;
provide improved administration of our Site;
improve the quality of experience when you interact with our Site;
send you an e-mail to verify ownership of the e-mail address provided;
send you administrative e-mail notifications, such as security, or support and maintenance advisories;
respond to your inquiries related to employment opportunities or other requests;
make telephone calls to you, from time to time, as a part of secondary fraud protection or to solicit your feedback; and
send newsletters, surveys, offers, and other promotional materials related to our Services and for our other marketing purposes.
In addition, we use the usage information collected about your Site visits, including the pages you view, information you search for, and the average time spent on our Site, on an individual basis or in the aggregate, to better understand our audience and the usage and visitation on our Site and the other sites tracked by these third parties; develop new features, deliver advertising targeted to your interests; and offerings on the Site and improve the functionality and user-friendliness of our Site.
We may perform any of the above functions through our service providers.
User Testimonials and Feedback
We often receive testimonials and comments from users who have had positive experiences with our Services. We occasionally publish such content. When we publish this content, we may identify our users by their first and last name and may also indicate their home city. We obtain the user’s consent prior to posting his or her name along with the testimonial. We may post user feedback on the Site from time to time. We will share your feedback with your first name and last initial only. If we choose to post your first and last name along with your feedback, we will obtain your consent prior to posting you name with your feedback. If you make any comments on a blog or forum associated with our Site, you should be aware that any Personal Data you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Data you choose to submit in these blogs and forums.
Creation of Anonymous Data
We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our Services and improve Site navigation. We reserve the right to use Anonymous Data and aggregated and other de-identified information for any purpose and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties in our sole discretion.
Sharing with Third Parties
We generally do not share information collected about you through the Site.
In addition, we may share non-personally identifiable Site usage information (including aggregate data) with others, for their own use, in a form that does not include your name or contact information. The third parties that support our website analytics tools may be able to access and use your Site usage information.
We maintain a presence on several social media platforms, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, and we also incorporate some third party social media features onto the Site. We also include tools on the Site that allow you to share and/or publicly post content or information from the Site to your profile on a third party social media platform. Third party social media platforms have their own privacy policies which explain how they will use, protect and share your information, including any information you share on those platforms from the Site, and we encourage you to read them.
Links to Third-Party Websites
Do Not Track Disclosures
Some web browsers may transmit “do-not-track” (“DNT”) signals to the websites with which the user communicates. Because of differences in how web browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them.
Our third party service providers, such as our website analytics service provider, may collect information about your online activities over time and across the Site and other online properties. Our service providers may not change their tracking practices in response to DNT settings in your web browser, and we do not obligate them to honor DNT settings. You can opt out of your Site usage information being included in our Google Analytics reports by visiting https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Information Choices and Changes
You may send requests about personal information to our contact information below. You can request to change contact choices, opt-out of our sharing with others, and update your personal information.
You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Site with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Site works for you.
Contact Us We welcome your questions and comments about privacy. Please feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to make hand washing with soap fun and accessible for kids world over.
HOW SOAPEN BECAME A REALITY
We grew up in New Delhi, India and met at the Parsons School of Design, NY. Aiming to design for social impact, we found the UNICEF Wearables for Good Challenge. It highlighted a statistic that moved us - more than 50% of infectious diseases that lead to fatalities among kids under 5 can be avoided by the simple act of washing hands with soap. We started thinking “how can we make hand washing with soap fun?”
Winning the UNICEF challenge was our first step in making SoaPen a reality. Along the way, we’ve been listed on Forbes 30U30 and named Toyota’s Mother of Invention. We hope you join us on our journey to make hand washing fun and accessible to kids around the world.
Amanat and Shubham
This was our first visualization of what SoaPen could look like. We submitted this sketch to the UNICEF Wearables for Good Challenge and won the challenge for the concept.
We tried out our tiny first prototypes with students at Reece School, NY and got an amazing response. It gave us the confidence to iterate further.
We launched SoaPen's beta version in 2019 and the response was amazing- getting us a feature in Real Simple.
Our newest SoaPen is here! With improved packaging and even more vibrant new colors, it's built on user feedback.
Our mission is to make hand washing fun and accessible for kids around the world. For every purchase, we donate soap or a percentage of profits to partner organizations that passionately support children's hygiene and health.
We've conducted successful hand washing awareness campaigns in India and the Philippines using SoaPen as a teaching tool and are excited to grow our impact.
Thank you for supporting our cause with your purchase.