(1) description of personally identifiable information (belonging to you and third parties) collected by the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services;
(2) how the collected information is used;
(3) with whom the collected information may be shared;
(4) choices available to you regarding the collection, use, and distribution of such information;
(5) security procedures that are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of personally identifiable information under Pinxter®’s control; and
(6) instructions how you can access and correct inaccuracies in the information collected about you.
A Word from Pinxter®
Pinxter® is committed to providing superior service to all of our customers and visitors, particularly with respect to their privacy concerns. We understand that you may have questions about how the Pinxter® Application, Website, and the Services collect and use your information; we have prepared this statement to inform you of the privacy principles that govern the Website as well as the Services.
The Pinxter® Application and Website are United States-based services. However, because access to the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services may use the internet infrastructure of different jurisdictions, use of the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services may be subject to the laws of various jurisdictions, including the laws of the United States and the European Union. For example, personally identifiable information collected in the European Union and its Member States is subject to the EU Directives concerning personal data, privacy and electronic communications, including but not limited to Directive 2002/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector and Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and the subsequent legislation adopted in the EU Member States.
Pinxter® complies with the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor programs as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Pinxter® has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To view our certification, please visit
Pinxter® may also be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personally identifiable information to appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, Pinxter® will provide this information upon receipt of appropriate documentation. Pinxter® may also provide information to law enforcement to protect its property and the health and safety of individuals as permitted by statute.
A. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Information We Collect Through the Pinxter® Application
The Pinxter® Application may be used by users with User Accounts (“Registered Users”) as well as users without User Accounts (“Unregistered Users”). However, Pinxter® Application’s functionality may be significantly limited Unregistered Users.
As a Registered User, you may also be permitted to provide your exact location if you choose to enable you mobile device to send us such information. We may use and store this information to provide certain Services, such as tagging the uploaded User Content with your location and may otherwise use this information to improve your experience with the Services and to provide you with additional functionality.
Information We Collect Through the Website
The Website does not collect personally identifiable information from your computer when you browse the Website and request pages from our servers. This means that, unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with your personally identifiable information (such as by sending an e-mail to Pinxter®), Pinxter® will not know your name, your e-mail address, or any other personally identifiable information when you browse the Website.
When you use the Website, Pinxter® or trusted third parties authorized by Pinxter® may also collect certain technical and routing information about your computer (also known as environmental variables) to facilitate your use of the Website and the Services enabled thereby. When you browse the Internet, your Internet browser (such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer) automatically transmits some information to Pinxter® every time you access content on one of our internet domains. Examples of such information include the URL of the particular Web page you visited, the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using, or the browser version that you are using to access the Website. All of this information may be collected by Pinxter® and used to help improve our offerings to you.
The Pinxter® Application and Services allow Registered Users to upload content to share with other users (“User Content”). Because the Pinxter® Application is, at its heart, a social application, most of the information you provide to us when uploading User Content may be made public. This includes information provided along with User Content, such as the date and time that the User Content was posted, as well as User Content that you like and dislike or comment on, or other public interactions in the Services. Furthermore, other Registered Users may “follow” your User Account and thereby access all information you have made public.
Providing Information to Pinxter®
You never have to provide personally identifiable information to Pinxter®. However, should you choose to withhold certain required information, Pinxter® may not be able to provide you with some or all of the Services. For instance, a User Account is necessary to enjoy all of the Pinxter® Application’s features. Some of the information we ask you to provide may be identified as mandatory or optional. If you do not provide the mandatory information with respect to a particular activity, you may not be able to engage in that activity or make such a purchase. Pinxter® will inform you of the mandatory or optional nature of the requested or required information.
When you submit personal information to Pinxter® through the Pinxter® Application or Website, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across international boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which Pinxter® and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices or web hosting servers. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage, and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted vendors of Pinxter®. Such vendors are bound by contract not to use your personal information for their own purposes or provide it to any third parties.
You may be provided an opportunity to subscribe to periodic newsletters and product updates provided by Pinxter®’ advertisers. These newsletters and product updates are marketing tools that allow Pinxter®’ advertisers to inform you of new their services, products, and updates, as well as other news which may be relevant to you. Subscription to such newsletters may require you to provide your first and last name, your email address, and other information. You will be given the opportunity to choose the type of information such advertisers will provide to you and you will be provided with an opportunity to opt-out from receiving such information by either making appropriate choice in your User Account or by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pinxter® encourages all users of the Pinxter® Application to sign up for User Accounts in order to access the full range of features offered by the Pinxter® Application. When registering for a User Account, Pinxter® will ask you to provide certain information. Such information may include your name, e-mail, gender, age group and other personally identifiable information. Additionally, you may log into the Pinxter® Application using an authorized third party social network account, such as a Facebook or Instagram account. In the event that you log into the Pinxter® Application using a third party social network account, Pinxter® may collect certain information from your third party social network account profile as well as information regarding you activities on the third party social network. It is completely optional for you to register for a User Account or engage in activities requiring a User Account.
Once your create a User Account, you will be deemed a Registered User and will be able to access, review and update your User Account information through the Pinxter® Application. You may also request to access and change your personal information and privacy preferences by contacting us at email@example.com
If you wish to deactivate your User Account, you can do so by contacting Pinxter® at firstname.lastname@example.org. When you deactivate your User Account, some or all of the information stored and maintained as part of your account may be retain from our servers, including the User Content uploaded via the Pinxter® Application and Services.
Third Party Websites
The Pinxter® Application and Website may contain links to websites owned and operated by third parties. Such links are presented for your convenience and information. Pinxter® does not control these third party websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices or content. Pinxter® does not control the information collection and distribution policies on such websites other than those that are under the control of Pinxter® itself. Content on third party websites may not reflect products, services, and/or information provided by Pinxter®. Third parties may also set their own cookies and/or use web beacons, which may be used to identify some of your preferences or to recognize you if you have previously had contact these third parties. Pinxter® does not control the use of such technology by third parties, the information they collect, or how they use such information. You should direct all concerns regarding any third party website to the site administrator or webmaster of such website
Pinxter® also uses third party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Website. These companies may use general information about your visits to the Website as well as other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and your choices as to not having your information used by these companies, please direct such concerns to the respective company’s administrator or webmaster.
Third Party Applications
Information Relating to Children
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) was passed by the U.S. Congress in November 1998. COPPA provides parents with specific rights regarding their children's privacy. For additional information and resources on COPPA, please visit the Federal Trade Commission Web site at http://www.ftc.gov/. The Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services are not directed at children under 13 years of age and, therefore, COPPA does not apply. However, we recognize that children under the age of 13 may access the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services. The collection of information from such users is covered above. Parents and legal Guardians may request us to review, delete, or stop the collection of the personally identifiable information of their child. You may do so by contacting us by letter (using the address information provided at the bottom of this page) or e-mail to email@example.com.
Cookies and Web Beacons
The Website uses “cookie” and “web beacon” technology. “Cookies” are short pieces of data generated by a web server that a website stores on a user’s computer. Certain pages on our Website may require the use of a cookie for purposes of keeping information you enter on multiple pages together. Cookies also enable us to customize our Website and offerings to your needs and provide you with a better online experience with us. In addition, cookies are used to:
• measure usage of various pages on our Website to help us make our information; more pertinent to your needs and easy for you to access;
• identify and categorized the internet webpages from which the visitor came to the Website and observe the browsing patterns; and
• provide functionality such as online orders, Pinxter® services and other functionality that we believe would be of interest and value to you.
In addition, the service providers we use to serve and host our advertisements, and/or deliver our e-mails use session and persistent cookies, to track the number of times the Website is accessed and whether the site was accessed from an advertisement. There are no cookies in the advertisements or e-mails. A cookie is placed on your computer only if and when you click on an advertisement or open the e-mail. The cookie generated from the advertisement or e-mail does not contain any personally identifiable information and will remain on your hard drive until you delete it.
You may set your browser to block cookies (consult the instructions for your particular browser on how to do this), although doing so may adversely affect your ability to perform certain transactions, use certain functionality and access certain content on our Website.
Web beacons are used in combination with cookies to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites. A web beacon is typically a transparent graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a site. As opposed to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on Web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. These web beacons are not tied to personally identifiable information. The use of a web beacons allows the site to measure the actions of the visitor opening the page that contains the web beacon. It makes it easier to follow and record the activities of a recognized browser, such as the path of pages visited at a website. Pinxter® uses the information provided by web beacons to develop a better understanding of how the Website’s visitors use the Website, and to facilitate those visitors' interactions with the Website. Pinxter® may make the aggregate data obtained from web analytics (including from our third party analytics providers, if applicable) publicly available. If this data is made available, none of the information will be personally identifying information or potentially-personally identifying information.
B. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
How Your Personal Information Is Used
Pinxter® collects information from you in order to record and support your participation in the activities provided by Pinxter®. We may use your e-mail address to send a confirmation e-mail when you sign up for a User Account and, if necessary, may use other information you provide to contact you for help to process the purchase or service you have selected. Your personal information also may be used to keep you informed about new services, service upgrades, special offers, and other Services.
As described above, Pinxter® may collect information about your use of the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Service (such as the types of services used and how many users we receive daily.) This information is collected in aggregate form, without identifying any user individually. Pinxter® may use this aggregate, non-identifying statistical data for statistical analysis, marketing, or similar promotional purposes.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
In operating the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services, Pinxter® may engage third parties, such as e-mail service providers, purchase shipping and order processing merchants, and marketing companies that act as independent contractors on behalf of Pinxter®. These parties are contractually prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any purpose other than for the purpose Pinxter® specifies. We do provide non-personally identifiable information to certain service providers for their use on an aggregated basis for the purpose of performing their contractual obligations to us. We prohibit the sale or transfer of personal information to entities outside of the Pinxter®’ affiliates for their use without your approval.
In the event that all or substantially all of Pinxter®’s stock and/or all or substantially all assets are transferred or sold to another entity, Pinxter® may transfer personally identifiable information to the acquiring entity. If, as a result of such a business transition, your personally identifiable information will be used in a materially different manner than as described herein, you will be given choice consistent with our policy regarding notification of changes.
Disclosure of Information to Other Users
Through use of the Pinxter® Application, Website, and Services, you may have the option to disclose personally identifiable information about yourself to other users. Certain personally identifiable information you disclose may be available to all users, such as information in your publicly-accessible account profile (“Public Information”). Other personally identifiable information may be intended only for particular users (“Private Information”), such a private correspondence to such users. Any disclosure of Public Information or Private Information is undertaken willingly by you and you agree that Pinxter® is not responsible for the contents or consequences of any such disclosure. Pinxter® encourages you to exercise extreme caution when disclosing any information about yourself to other users, especially Private Information. Although Pinxter® will not disclose your Private Information, you agree that Pinxter® is not responsible for any consequence whatsoever of your willing disclosure of Private Information or Public Information to other users.
Securing the Transmission and Storage of Information
A password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving any site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
C. CHOICES AVAILABLE TO YOU
You may always choose whether or not to disclose personally identifiable information and that choice will not prevent you from using the Website and to have limited access to the Pinxter® Application and Services. Please note, however, if you should choose to withhold certain requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the Services dependent upon the collection of this information. You will be given an opportunity to “opt-in” and make your preference choices for any items that are optional and which are not prerequisite for our rendering such services.
You can choose at anytime to opt out of receiving emails from Pinxter® by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email you receive from Pinxter® or by contacting Pinxter® directly at Privacy@pinxterapp.com. If you elect to opt out, we will not, as applicable, share your personal information with third parties or send you emails. However, we may continue to use your personal information for internal purposes, to enhance your user experience or as necessary to administer the site or comply with applicable law.
We reserve the right to send a one-time registration confirmation e-mail, and infrequent service alert messages to users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use a service they have previously signed up for, regardless of email contact opt-in status. We also reserve the right to contact you if compelled to do so as part of a legal proceeding or if there has been a violation of any applicable licensing, warranty and purchase agreements. Pinxter® is retaining this right because in limited cases we feel that we may need to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters that will be important to you. This does not allow us to contact you to market a new or existing service if you have asked us not to do so, and issuance of these types of communications is rare.
To ensure that your request is honored, you must provide Pinxter® with information sufficient for us to accurately identify and access your records. The information we require is your full name, address and the email address you provided to Pinxter® when you requested services or products. Pinxter® reserves the right to contact you to verify that we have accurately identified your record.
D. PRIVACY-RELATED INQUIRIES AND COMPLAINTS
Please note that if you provide Pinxter® with inconsistent privacy preferences (for example, by indicating on one occasion that third parties may contact you with marketing offers and indicating on another occasion that they may not), Pinxter® cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.
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