Buddypass Privacy Policy

Buddypass Inc. (“buddypass,” “we,” and “us”) respects the privacy of its users (“you”, “your”) and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website or application.

By using our website or application (our “Service”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally identifiable information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as used in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

What personal information do we collect from the people that use our Service?

When using or registering for our Service, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, or other details to help enhance your buddypass experience. In order to register as a user with buddypass, 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, current city, some public profile photos, friend list, and information about your Facebook friends who might be common Facebook friends with other buddypass users. You will also be asked to allow buddypass to collect your location information from your device when you download or use the Service. In addition, we may collect and store any personal information you provide while using our Service or in some other manner. This may include identifying information, such as your name, email address and, if you transact business (like advertising) with us, your telephone number, address and financial information. You may also choose to provide us photos, a personal description and information about your gender and preferences, interests, and search distance. If you chat with other buddypass users, the content of your chats is used to allow this service to function properly with other users. If you contact us with a customer service or other inquiry, you provide us with the content of that communication.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you login or register or enter information on our Service.

We automatically collect information from your browser or device when you visit our Service. This information could include your IP 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.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you login, register, contact us, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website or application, or use certain other features of our Servces in the following ways:
– To personalize user’s experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
– To improve our website in order to better serve you.
– To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

When you register as a user of buddypass, your profile will be viewable by other users of the Service. Other users will be able to view information you have provided to us directly or through Facebook, such as your Facebook photos, any additional photos you upload, your first name, your age, approximate distance, your personal description, and information you have in common with the person viewing your profile, such as common Facebook friends, likes and buddypass interests.

How do we protect visitor information?

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Any transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

When you visit our Service, we may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our Service and to personalize your experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your activity on our Service, 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 Service to show you our advertisements on other sites or applications.

Third Party Disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our services and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. Google Adwords Policy

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the United States to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require a person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting personally identifiable information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals with whom it is being shared, and to comply with this policy.

See more at: California On-line Privacy Protection Act

According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
– Users can visit our site anonymously.
– Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page, or as a minimum on the first significant page after entering our website.
– Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’, and can be easily be found on the page specified above.
– Users will be notified of any privacy policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page.
– Users are able to change their personal information by logging in to their account.

Does our site allow third party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we do allow third party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under 13.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
– We will notify the users via email within 7 business days.
– We will notify the users via in site notification within 7 business days.

We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

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