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WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Among the information we collect, are as follows:
User Account information: When you create an account on the Sites, send us an email or fill out our “Contact” or “Registration” form through the Sites; we may store and use your full name, email address, zip code, GPS location (mobile) and other demographic information you may provide with your account registry such as gender, date of birth, education, race or ethnic origin, and other information relevant to user surveys and/or offers. Your user ID, first name and last initial, as well as any photo you submit or upload through the registration process, will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. All users have the option to request a removal of unauthorized account that has been created with out knowledge depicting you or your likeness. Hootfy ¬also collects aggregated information, demographic information and other information that does not reveal you specific identity and may publish statistics or share them with third parties without including Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) of any user.
Log Usage Data: Our servers automatically record usage log data created when you use the Services. Usage log data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring web page, visited web pages, location, mobile carrier, computer or mobile device type, search terms and cookie information.
Location Data: If you provide location information during the registration process or at any other time via your account settings, we may store that information in connection with your account (including, for example, your IP address which may provide an approximate geo-location). If you are using mobile Services, we may collect location data directly from your mobile device if your device allows us to do so. Your mobile device manufacturer or mobile hootspert may provide you with choices about how and whether location data is shared with us.
Businesses/Hootsperts Account Information: When you create an account on the Sites, send us an email or fill out our “Contact” or “Registration” form through the Sites; we may store and use your full name, entity name, email address, zip code, GPS location (mobile) and other demographic information you may provide with your account registry such as gender, date of birth, education, race or ethnic origin, and other information relevant to entity surveys and/or offers.
If we deem it necessary, in our sole and absolute discretion, we may also ask for and collect supplemental information from third parties, such as information about your credit from a credit bureau (to the extent permitted by law), or information to verify any identification details you provide during registration.
Information We Collect From Third Parties: We may obtain information about you from third parties and use it to provide a customized experience, to suggest products or services that might be of interest to you, or to supplement or correct information that you have provided to us, and generally to improve our Services.
Relationship Information: That helps us to understand who you are and what types of stores, products, and advertisements you might like. This includes lifestyle, preference, and interest information; geographic information such as your state/province, city, or neighborhood; the types of Services or products that interest you;
Social Media Information: Certain information you post or provide through Hootfy for public posting, such as your name, profile, reviews, collections and comments, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of Hootfy, including without limitation, social media applications and other public for a in which you choose to participate. Please also be aware that if you choose to share you information or activity on the Sites, they will become publicly available on other social media platforms. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide us and the information you choose to share and publish. We will not have an obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of Hootfy available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others through social media networks or otherwise.
Contacts: The Sites allows registered users to invite friends to join the Site by providing their contact information, or by allowing us to use your address book from your computer, mobile device, and/or other third party sites.
Communications: When you sign up for an account, you are opting in to receive emails from us, businesses and other users. You can manage your email preferences when need, but understand that you cannot opt out of receiving administrative or legal notices from Hootfy. Information exchanged on the Sites, by you and/or with other users may be stored in order to process and deliver them, allow you to manage them, and investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the site. If you send information from the Sites to your phone or mobile device via SMS text message, we may log your phone number, phone carrier, and the date and time of the message sent and processed. Charges for texts that is received by recipient will be determined by the carrier.
Sites: We may store your information about your use of the Sites, such as your search activity, the pages you view, the date and time of your visit, and he businesses you call using our mobile application. We may also may store information that your computer or mobile device provides to us in connection with your use of the Sites, such as your browser type, type of computer or mobile device, browser language, IP address, mobile carrier, unique device identifier, location and requested and referring URLs.
WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?
We use the information to fulfill your requests, provide the site’s functionality, improve site feature, improve Sites services, improve Sites quality, personalize user experience, track usage of Sites, provide feedback to businesses listed on the Sites, display relevant advertising, provide quality customer support, send messages to you, system backup and allow for recover of information in event of technical difficulties, enhance Sites security, and comply with all legal obligations. Specifically we may use your personal information for any of the following reasons:
to provide our Services to you, including registering you for our Services, verifying your identity and authority to use our Services, and to otherwise enable you to use our Site and Services;
for customer support and respond to your inquiries;
for internal record-keeping purposes;
to process billing and payment, including sharing with PayPal or other third party payment gateways in connection with Site and/or Hootfy’s products and Services;
for Hootfy market research purposes, including, but not limited to, the customization of the Site according to your interests;
to improve and maintain our Site and Services
to periodically send promotional emails to the email address you provide regarding new products from Hootfy, special offers and other information;
to contact you via email, telephone, facsimile or mail, or , where requested, by text message, to deliver certain services or information you have requested;
we may use your demographic information (i.e., age, postal code, residential and commercial addresses, and other various data) to more effectively facilitate the promotion of goods and services to appropriate target audiences and for other research and analytical purposes;
we may also compare personal information collected through the Site and Services to verify its accuracy with personal information collected from third parties;
we may combine aggregate data with the personal information we collect about you
to offer electronic newsletters, surveys, and polling to users;
Businesses/Hootsperts: One of the key purposes of the Hootfy is to help users and members learn about businesses/hootsperts’ locations, features, and information regarding services that are relevant to them, and for these entities to provide information about themselves, their locations and services to users. Additionally, registered business members may have access to aggregate and anonymous data, demographic and business profile activity (that is not tied individual users) of users that have visited, commented, reviewed or shared their business.
Analytics: We use Google Analytics to better understand how visitors interact with our Sites. This service provides non-PII data including but not limited to data on where visitors came from, what actions they took on our Sites, how long they stayed, and where visitors went when the left our Sites.
In addition, in the event of Hootfy’s bankruptcy, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application or laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally.
Public Content: The information that you post to the site is intended for public consumption, including reviews, photos, comments, likes, bookmarks, friends, lists, and account profile. We may display this information on the site, share it with businesses, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services. Accordingly, Hootfy cannot ensure the privacy of any PII included in such user-generated content.
Transactions: If you make purchases through the site, we may collect and store information about you to process our requests and populate forms for future transactions, such as your phone number, address, email, full name, account ID, and credit card information. This information may be shared with third parties who help process of fulfill your requests. When you submit your credit card numbers, we encrypt that information using industry standard technology.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
to personalize your experience.
Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs;
to operate and improve our website and services. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you;
to improve customer service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs;
to send periodic emails to newsletter subscribers. The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions;
COLLECTION OF AUTOMATIC INFORMATION
Yes (Cookies are small files that a site or its hootspert transfers to your computers hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or hootsperts systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information
Disabling Cookies. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you disable cookies, you may be prevented from taking full advantage of the Site because it may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third 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 information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Hootfy also shares collected PII with third-party vendors and hootsperts with whom Hootfy works to provide application programming interfaces (“APIs”) and other functions for the Sites in connection with delivery of Hootfy services only to the extent necessary to provide those APIs and services. Hootfy allows certain social media platforms to host plug-ins or widgets on the Sites which may collect certain information about those users who choose to use those plug-ins or widgets.
Hootfy Hootsperts: We may utilize third party hootsperts to help us administer, provide and improve the Services and these providers have access to you personally identifiable information only as necessary to perform services for us (e.g., we may share your credit/debit card information with our third party transaction processors only as necessary to complete your purchase, or we may utilize third party hootsperts to provide you with targeted messaging and advertising and these providers have access to your information only as necessary to provide these offers).
Investigations and Law: We may release personally identifiable information when we believe that doing so is appropriate to comply with applicable laws, to avoid legal liability, to cooperate with government or law enforcement or private parties; to protect our rights, reputation, safety or property or that of users or others; and to address fraud, security or technical issues.
Co-Branded Partners: Some of our Services may be co-branded and offered in conjunction with a third party. If you use such co-branded Services both Hootfy and the third party may receive information provided by you or collected in conjunction with the co-branded Services. If you sign-up with Hootfy through co-branded websites or within a co-branded store directly, Hootfy may share your information with a co-branded company.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code permits California residents to request from a business, with who the California resident has established a business relationship, certain information about the types of personal information the business has shared with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. You may make one request each year by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Sites and welcome any feedback about these Sites
CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. We require registered users of the site to be at least 18 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important. If we obtain actual knowledge that a registered user is under 18, we will promptly delete information associated with such account. By using the Hootfy you are representing that you are at least 18 years old.
CHANGING, CLOSING OR CORRECTING YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION,
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that this Site is hosted on our computer servers in the United States. Therefore, your information may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United States Federal and State governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of this Site or the Service or your submission of any Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.
We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. However, no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the protection of any information shared with us.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website at http://www.hootfy.wiztechpk.com/terms
Email Opt Out: We understand how annoying it may be when companies give away or sell your email address, so be assure, Hootfy does not nor will ever do that.
By joining the Hootfy mailing list, you are agreeing to receive a promotional email from the Site. Our goal is to provide the most relevant promotion, alert or interests that you may enjoy, but if you think we are not doing a great job and would not like to receive anymore promotional, alert or interests emails, you can unsubscribe at any time.
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