Phizzle, Inc. (“Phizzle” or “we”) is a leading provider of mobile technology products and services and operates this digital property, as well as other websites, applications, products and services that are part of the Phizzle portfolio of digital properties (the “Phizzle Network”). We operate some of the websites and applications within the Phizzle Network on behalf of third parties as well as our Partners (“Partners”), whose brands appear on the applicable digital property.
We value the trust you place in us not only to provide the Phizzle Services but also to store and process your personal information and the personal information of the contacts in your network in a trustworthy manner. “Personal Information” or “PII” means information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your contact information, and other non-public information that is associated with such information.
Phizzle collects information about you when you first activate the Service and as you continue to use the Services.
When you communicate with us by sending us an email, we may collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us. We may collect, process and store Personal Information when you knowingly provide it to us, including in the following ways:
- contact information such as your personal and business information (like your photo, name, address, mobile phone number, email address)
- demographic information, hobbies and interests
- your user name and password
There are some types of information that we collect only with your express consent. In order to provide the best user experience or provide certain Services, we may ask to access your current location. The Service may collect your location information from a number of sources: from the GPS in your wireless device, from your mobile carrier’s network, from a WiFi access point, or from a combination of some or all of the above. As we associate this information with you, we consider it to be Personal Information. However, we only use your most recent location and do not store a history of your various locations over time (though we will have a history of the content and promotions delivered to you). If you want to deactivate this feature, you can disable location services on your mobile device, but we may not be able to provide you certain of our services that are reliant on precise location information. Please contact your carrier for more information about how to disable location services. In addition to precise location data, in order to receive the benefit of certain Services, we may ask that you allow the Services to import and store your contacts from your smart phone. We use this information, in part, to provide you certain services, including to better understand your relationships and interests for the purpose of customizing the content and advertising materials that you see through the Services.
In addition to the information that we collect from you when you knowingly provide it, we may also collect your unique device identification number, commonly known as a UDID, and receive information about you from third parties, including our Partners. We may find it useful to combine this information with the Personal Information we already have about you, and reserve the right to do so.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We also collect Non-Personal Information (“Non-PII”) in connection with the Services. Non-PII is information that cannot by itself be used to identify or locate a particular person or entity. The Non-PII we collect automatically includes the type of wireless device you use to access the Services, the name of your wireless carrier and other information passively collected and stored, such as your Internet protocol address, domain names, browser type, and access times. And we also keep track of the way you interact with the Services, including the date and time you use the Services, your responses to marketing messages you receive via the Services, and the content and advertisements you viewed while using the Services. We use this information to, among other things, measure the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and to help us deliver personalized and relevant content and promotions to you via the Services.
We may also use Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable.
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Our Relationship with Social Networking Services
We have created interfaces that allow you to connect with social networking services such as Facebook and Twitter (“SNS”) through our Services. We work with the SNS’s application protocol interface (better known as their developer API) in a way that allows you to authorize us to access your account on that SNS on your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, you do not provide us with your user name or password to the SNS. Instead, once authorized by you, the SNS provides us a token that allows the SNS to recognize us when we ask, on your behalf, for access to your account information or to post information. For example, when you click “Connect” to grant Phizzle and/or its Partner access to your Facebook account, we will import your name and other information from Facebook. Similarly, when you click “Like”, we will post the applicable information to your Facebook account. You can revoke our access to any SNS at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within your account settings on the applicable SNS.
USE OF INFORMATION
We use Personal Information to provide the Services. Without Personal Information, the Services would not exist. You agree that we may use Personal Information to provide the Services and:
- analyze the Services, to optimize and customize the Services and to improve and offer new features;
- deliver personalized advertising and marketing of our products and services and those of third parties as further described below
- compare personal information against other sources of personal information and try to ensure that it is accurate and complete;
- tailor the features, content, performance and support of the Phizzle Website or Services to you;
- administer your account, provide customer support, resolve disputes, and enforce our terms; and
- communicate with you about our Services, targeted marketing, Service updates, and promotional offers based on your marketing preferences.
Some parts of the Services permit you to invite people to join. If you invite people to join, we may share your email address with them. You may only invite people whom you know personally that would like the Services. You may not send spam via the Services.
We may also use your Personal Information to create Non-PII by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.
ADVERTISING AND MARKETING SERVICES
Our business is not based on selling personal information for marketing purposes. But we support our Services, at least in part, through advertising and sponsorships. In providing advertising services, we may allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and we may use Personal Information or non-PII to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. For example, if you tend to view content about a particular team in the National Basketball Association, we might use that interest to show you ads for basketball video games (and to tell ad networks to serve those ads). We or one of our advertising partners may deliver the advertisement on this digital property, on another digital property within the Phizzle Network or on a digital property outside the Phizzle Network. We do not tell any advertiser who you are, though it is possible that the advertiser, or someone working on its behalf, may learn that you possess certain characteristics based on the two simple facts that they are delivering the ad to individuals that fall within a particular audience segment and that you received the advertisement.
If you don’t wish to receive marketing communications from us (whether via SMS, push alerts, or email) please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Phizzle Website and Service related communications.
When Phizzle Discloses Information to Third-Parties
We share PII with third party vendors who help us provide the Services or the Phizzle Website. For example, if you enable location-based services, we may provide your location information to third-party partners that integrate with the Services and help make the Service better, such as a mapping or navigation service.
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
Information Disclosed to Third Parties
The backbone of the Services is based on Personal Information. As such, we view the protection of that Personal Information as an important part of our obligation to you. Therefore we use appropriate physical, technical and systemic security systems to protect Personal Information. This includes, but is not limited to the use of firewalls and, to some extent, encryption. While we work hard to protect Personal Information, there are others working just as hard to illegally obtain information. We cannot promise that Personal Information will always remain private.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S PRIVACY
Protecting the privacy of children is important. For that reason, Phizzle does not knowingly collect PII from persons under 13 years-of-age. IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICE OR PROVIDE PII. If Phizzle learns that PII has been collected from a person under the age of 13 via the Services, including the Phizzle Website, then we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian and believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided his or her Personal Information to us, please contact us at email@example.com.
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY. BY USING THE PHIZZLE WEBSITE OR SERVICES AND PROVIDING ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE TRANSFER OF DATA FROM YOUR COUNTRY TO A COUNTRY THAT HAS LESS STRINGENT LAWS, AND THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN CONFORMANCE WITH THIS POLICY.
For questions or concerns relating to privacy, please send us an email at info@Phizzle.com. Alternatively, you may contact us at the address below.
Phizzle, Inc. Attn: Privacy Officer 58 Second Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Effective: December 1, 2012