1. What Information Do We Collect?
Personal Information. We receive, collect, and process certain personal identification information from you when you visit and use our site, such as when you create an account on our site, post a comment, subscribe to a newsletter, buy or sell an item, or in connection with other services or promotions we may from time to time make available on our site. By using our site, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the site.
Information You Provide To Us. In order to connect to or register as a user with Phynder, you will be asked to sign in using your Facebook login. If you do so, you authorize us to access certain Facebook account information, such as your public Facebook profile (consistent with your privacy settings in Facebook), your email address, interests, likes, gender, birthday, education history, relationship interests, current city, photos, personal description, friend list, and information about and photos of your Facebook friends who might be common Facebook friends with other Phynder users. You will also be asked to allow Phynder to collect your location information from your device when you download or use the site. In addition, we may collect and store any personal information you provide while using our site or in some other manner. This may include identifying information, such as your name, address, email address and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information. This may also include information you post in order to sell any item on the site, including any photographs, written descriptions, and your location, as well as any offers you like on the site. You may also provide us photos, a personal description, and information about your sell or search preferences, such as distance, price range, and item categories. If you make any reviews, ratings, or comments, chat with other Phynder users, or contact us with a customer service or other inquiry, you provide us with the content of those communications.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information. When you use our site, we automatically collect and record certain non-personally identifiable information about your use.
Information Collected Automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser or device when you visit our site. This information could include your Internal Protocol address, device ID and type, your browser type and language, the operating system used by your device, access times, your mobile device’s geographic location while our application is actively running, and the referring website address.
Cookies And Use Of Cookie Data. When you visit our site, we may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our site and to personalize your experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your activity on our site, such as the pages you visit, the time and date of your visits and the links you click. If we advertise, we (or third parties) may use certain data collected on our site to show you Phynder advertisements on other sites or applications.
Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of our site and to deliver or communicate with cookies. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer users, to deliver targeted advertisements, and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
Information Collected By Third-Parties For Advertising Purposes. We may allow service providers, advertising companies and ad networks, and other third parties to display advertisements on our site. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies or web beacons, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. We do not provide any non-anonymized personal information to third parties. Some of these third- party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org). Opting out will not decrease the number of advertisements you see.
2. How Do We Use The Information We Collect?
In General. We may use your personal information to:
deliver and improve our application, features, and services and manage our business;
track and analyze the usage of our site and account activity
perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our or others’ products, services, or content;
develop, display, and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our site and other sites, including providing our advertisements to you when you visit other sites;
establish and maintain your account and process transactions with us;
display account activity to our users;
verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
review our compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and orders;
enforce legal terms that govern your use of our site; and
Job Applicants. If your personal information is submitted through our site when applying for a position with our company, the information will be used solely in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your personal information, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions. This information, which may include your name and contact information, prior education and experience, and other information you provide to us, may be shared with third-party service providers retained by us to collect, maintain, and analyze candidate submissions for job postings.
In all circumstances, we may perform these functions directly or use a third party vendor to perform these functions on our behalf who will be obligated to use your personal information only to perform services for us. Also, if you access our site from a third party social platform, such as Facebook, we may share non-personal information with that platform to the extent permitted by your agreement with it and its privacy settings.
3. With Whom Do We Share The Information?
Service Providers. We may share information, including personal and financial information, with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include processing transactions and payments, processing communications, fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, ad tracking and analytics, member screenings, supporting our site functionality (such as data storage providers), and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys, and other features offered through our site. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
Other Situations. We may disclose your information, including personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
Aggregated And/Or Non-Personal Information. We may use and share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our site or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information, or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of analyzing usages and trends, improving or enhancing our site, improving existing features and services and developing new ones, conducting general business analysis, or other business purposes. For example, we may engage a data provider who may collect web log data from you (including IP address and information about your browser or operating system), or place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser to enable you to receive customized ads or content. The cookies may reflect de-identified demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us (such as your email address), that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. To opt-out of cookies that may be set by third party data or advertising partners, please go to http:// www.aboutads.info/choices/. We may also publish this information for promotional purposes or as a representative audience for potential advertisers or investors.
4. Do We Collect Information From Children?
Phynder is not intended for and does not knowingly collect information from any persons under the age of 16. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we may in our discretion delete that information. If you believe that your child has registered on our site or that we have collected information from your child, please contact us immediately at email@example.com
5. What Security Measures Do We Take With Respect To Your Information?
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your account information is protected by a password and all information will be stored in Amazon S3 Servers. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access of your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure by signing out after using our services. We encrypt sensitive information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
6. How Long Do We Retain Your Information?
7. Information You Provide About Yourself While Using Our Site.
9. Governing Law and Dispute.
International Users. If you are located anywhere outside of the United States, please be aware that information we collect, including, personal information, will be transferred to, processed and stored in the United States. The data protection laws in the United States may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your personal information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the United States according to laws of the United States. By using the site or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the United States.
Notice to California Residents. Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (known as the “Shine the Light” law), Phynder users who are residents of California may request certain information regarding the disclosure of your personal information during the immediate prior calendar year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at the following email address:
send us your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Questions And Comments
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at email@example.com.
Effective: November 10, 2014