The focus of our Site and Services are to let You settle life’s friendly squabbles, arguments and opinion-based questions by tallying votes from other users quickly and anonymously.
Those that access the Services are individually referred to as a “User,” and collectively, as “Users” meaning they have either registered with Zip or established an account.
“Personal Information” means contact information (e.g., your name, birthday, zip code, email address, and/or telephone number). Social media information, and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual.
BY USING OUR SITE OR SERVICES OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR SITE OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. WE MAY PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 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.
Children. The Site and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. We do not collect Personal Information from people we actually know are under 13 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to prevent the User from utilizing the Site and the Services.
Collected Information In General. The Personal Information gathered enables us to provide the Services and helps us learn more about the use of the Site and/or Services. We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily at registration and in the course of using the Site and/or Services, including the questions and opinions you post on the Site or through the Services. To use the Services you must create an “Account” by providing your name, email address, gender, birthday, zip code, additional preferences, a password, and potentially additional information. You may alternatively connect to the Site or Services through other authenticated profiles (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in which case we may collect information (including a photograph), from Facebook for the purposes of creating your Account on the Site. When you communicate with us by sending us an email, we will collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us.
Registration. When you register we will create a profile for you that includes information you want to provide, including, but not limited to, your gender, location, and a profile picture. We may collect information about your location in a variety of ways, including through Facebook and through functionality enabled in native mobile applications. If you registered through an alternative authenticated profile (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), we may use the information we collected about you from that profile to pre-populate your Profile. You can choose not to provide us with certain information that has been marked optional, but the Services have more relevancy when you provide this information, and you may be able to make more meaningful connections.
We will refer to all of the information contained in your Profile as your “Profile Information”.
We will refer to the questions asked through the Site and Services as “Questions” and Answers to Questions as “Answers”.
If you access the Services from your mobile device, we will collect your unique device identifier, the application version you are using, and your event activity.
Although it is our hope that you find the display of advertising to you based on your non-personally identifying browsing interests valuable, if you would prefer not to participate in the services offered through these solutions, you can always opt-out of this activity by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website by clicking http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.” Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these non-cookie technologies, and those browser settings that block cookies may have no effect on such techniques. To learn more about Interest-Based Advertising, please visit the NAI’s website (www.networkadvertising.org).
Our Relationship with Social Networking Sites. We have created and may offer You interfaces that allow You to connect with social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter (“Social Networking Site”) through our Site. We will work with the Social Networking Site’s application protocol interfaces (better known as their developer APIs) in a way that allows You to authorize us to access Your account on that Social Networking Site on Your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, You will not provide us with Your user name or password to the Social Networking Site, but You will need to log in to that Social Networking Site directly through our Site. Once authorized by You, the Social Networking Site will provide us a token that allows the Social Networking Site to recognize us when we ask, on Your behalf, for access to Your account information or to post information. You will be able to revoke our access to any Social Networking Site at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within Your account settings on the applicable Social Networking Site, though such revocation may limit the Services we are able to provide You.
USE OF INFORMATION
Personal Information. We will use your Personal Information to:
- Administer your Account;
- Provide you with Services and customer support;
- Target content to You or on Your behalf – for example, a User can restrict the distribution of a question to Users that fall within a particular age group
- Market our products and services (and those of third parties) to You that we believe may be of interest to You, including through the serving of personalized advertisements, though we will not disclose Your Personal Information in doing so. For example, we allow advertisers to choose the characteristics of users who will see their advertisements and we may use any of the attributes we have collected to select the appropriate audience for those advertisements. For example, if you tend to ask questions about food and recipes, we might use that interest to show You content questions linked to ads for restaurants. In that case, we do not tell any restaurant owner or company who You are, rather we share certain characteristics based on the fact that You received the advertisement question;
- Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems;
- Improve the quality of the Site and the Services; and
- Communicate with you about the Site and the Services.
We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.
We may send you communications via email about the Site and Services. You can opt out of receiving certain communications from the Site by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Site and Service related communications (e.g., emails related to your Account).
Profile Information, Questions and Answers. To be clear, profile Information, Questions and Answers that are associated with your name, email or other identifying information are considered Personal Information and we use such Profile Information, Questions and Answers in all of the ways we use Personal Information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
Personal Information. We may disclose certain Personal Information:
- To third party vendors who act on our behalf and help us provide the Services or the Site;
- To third parties, including our promotional partners;
- To commercial Zip members, including market researchers, with whom you have directly interacted through the Services or the Site;
Anonymous Information. We may disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.
If You provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with Your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
The Site or Services may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site or Services and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.