(Last Updated January 17, 2017)
What Information Do We Collect?
Personally Identifiable Information: We may collect personally identifiable information when you specifically and knowingly provide it to us, for example when you register and provide personal information such as your e-mail address, name, phone number, or other information, or when you submit credit card information to pay a Seller, or purchase some other service, or register as a Member. Halfy Hour does not consider personal information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.We collect and use your personally identifiable information to operate and improve our Service, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, and to display content customized to your interests and preferences.You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. Note that personally identifiable information collected by us may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents maintain facilities; by using our sites or Service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information: We may collect and aggregate non-personally identifiable information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, hardware type, geographic location, and access times and durations. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the Service content or pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the Service.
Location: The Service includes features which utilize location information, so in order to work, those features of the Service need to know your location. Whenever you open and use/interact with our website or application, we use the location information from your mobile device or browser (e.g., latitude and longitude) to tailor the Service experience to your current location (i.e., we’ll show you a list of nearby Sellers, items offered, and/or other information). Also, the Service uses your mobile device’s ‘background location’ to provide the Service, including to send you notifications of items near you.Your real-time location, at a neighborhood-level, may be shared on the app with other Members if you adjust your setting to allow real-time location identification. Your location is updated from time to time using your background location. You can turn off neighborhood-level location sharing. Additionally, when you send a message,your mobile device’s location may be shared with the recipient(s) of the message.
What Do We Do With The Information That We Collect?
Halfy Hour will use the personally identifiable information directly submitted by you solely for the purpose for which you have provided it, whether it be to register, use the Service to communicate with other Members, purchase food or other items offered by Sellers, request information, , etc. We will only access credit card or other payment information submitted by you, if any, as necessary to process your payment transaction. We may share this information with service providers who perform services on our behalf, such as processing payments, providing data storage, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service, will be required to maintain the confidentiality of the information, and will be prohibited from using it for any other purpose. We may also use the information you provide to us to contact you for reasons related to your submitted content, use of the Service, responding to a communication to us, or providing you information you request (such as alerts and notifications). Additionally, we may periodically send you email or text messages or call you about existing or prospective products and services, or to obtain information to better understand our users.We may also use information you provide to better serve you, and, if you have given your consent for us to do so, to send you e-mails concerning offers from our partners and other third parties that we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive marketing emails, you may adjust your “Personal Information Preferences” as described below or follow the “unsubscribe” instructions included within each email communication.
Halfy Hour or our third-party partners will use non-personally identifiable information to track and analyze usage and volume statistical information from our users to administer our content in order to improve the Service. We may also perform statistical analysis of user behavior in order to measure interest in our online products and services for product development purposes.
Disclosure: As a general rule, Halfy Hour will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except under one of the following circumstances: we have your permission; we determine in good faith that it is legally required to be revealed by any relevant statute, regulation, ordinance, rule, administrative or court order, decree, or subpoena; information revealed during the course of Halfy Hour’s enforcement of the policies and procedures of the Service, its application, and/or website; information that we determine must be disclosed to correct what we believe to be false or misleading information or to address activities that we believe to be manipulative, deceptive or otherwise a violation of law; where you are otherwise notified at the time we collect the data; where we need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested; when such disclosure is made subject to confidentiality restrictions in connection with a sale, merger, transfer, exchange, or other disposition (whether of assets, stock, or otherwise) of all or a portion of the business conducted by Halfy Hour. Halfy Hour may share the non-personally identifiable information that Halfy Hour gathers, in aggregate form only, with advertisers and other partners.
Social Network Applications
The Service allows you to elect to access the data on your profile in social networks, and to interact through features on the social networks. This access is not activated automatically, but require express authorization by you. The Service allows you to authorize the Service to obtain information about you that is available on the social network (for instance name and surname), as well as to interact with our account. For further information on the use of personal information by social networks, you should review their respective privacy policies.
The Service is owned by Halfy Hour and may be accessed in the United States and abroad. For data protection purposes, Halfy Hour is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction. If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us may be transferred to the United States. By using the Service, application and/or website, you consent to such transfer.
User Generated Content in Comments or Forums
The Service does or may provide for user-generated comments, ratings, sharing, reporting, curating, blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (collectively “UG Content”). If you use a UG Content feature, you should be aware that these areas are open to all Members and any personal information you post or provide may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with UG Content, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information, including sending you unsolicited messages. UG Content may be retained indefinitely.
How Does A User Change Or Update Information?
Security and Encryption
We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. No method of transmission over the internet, mobile technology, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. Therefore, while we endeavor to maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information that we collect online, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Our Service has security measures in place designed to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We use standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption that encodes information for such transmissions. All Service information is maintained on secure servers. Access to stored data is protected by multi-layered security controls including firewalls, role-based access controls and passwords. You are responsible to keep your password secure.
All credit cards are securely stored at Stripe.com using application level Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256-bit encryption (bank-grade security) over secure HTTPS connections. None of our company’s internal servers are able to view or obtain plain text card numbers.Sellers who have received payment from a Buyer will be paid via deposit to their designated account.
Changes to This Policy
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