Welcome to the Shoppingbuddy™ downloadable browser add-on application or to our website at the address www.shoppingbuddy.nl (collectively and separately known as “Shoppingbuddy”), brought to you (the “User”, “you”) by Shoppingbuddy Technologies Ltd. (“we”, “us”, or the “Company”).
We respect the privacy of our users and are committed to protect the personal information that you share with us in connection with the use of Shoppingbuddy.
YOUR CONSENT (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!)
WHICH INFORMATION WE COLLECT ON OUR USERS?
We collect two types of data and information from our Users:
a. Non-personally identifiable information pertaining to a User, which may be made available or gathered via the User’s use of Shoppingbuddy (“Non-personal Information”). We are not aware of the identity of the User from which the Non-personal Information was collected. Non-personal Information which is being collected consists of technical information and aggregated usage information, and may contain, among other things, the activity of the User on Shoppingbuddy, type of operation system, User’s ‘click-stream’ on Shoppingbuddy’s offers and any e-commerce websites operated by third parties (including Third Party Services, as such term is defined in the Terms), including search queries and related searches on search engines you make, browser type and version, language and keyboard language.
b. The second type of information is personally identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may with reasonable effort identify an individual, or may be of private or sensitive nature (“Personal Information”).
Personal Information which is may be gathered consists of the following:
c. What is stated under point a above, will expire once the user creates a Shoppingbuddy account. Then data will be collected. Shoppingbuddy will use the data to send relevant emails.
Please note that even if you will voluntarily submit your personal information to us, we do not merge such information with pseudonymous information we may have collected about you, and we do not supplement such information with other sources.
HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION ON OUR USERS?
We use certain technologies and methods to collect information:
b. Keys and values in the Windows Registry; which include data about your operating system and relevant processes;
c. Installer Reports; when you install Shoppingbuddy, the installer generates reports with information about the installation of Shoppingbuddy on your computer;
d. Information which you provide us voluntarily; For example, we collect Personal Information which you voluntarily provide when you contact us directly by email for instance.
We store the Personal Information either independently or through the help of our authorized third-party service providers as detailed below.
What are the Purposes of the Collection of Information?
We collect Non-personal and Personal Information in order to provide and operate Shoppingbuddy and to make Shoppingbuddy and related services customized as possible to your interests and preferences. We also use the information for statistical and analytics, research and technical support; this enable us to further develop, customize and improve Shoppingbuddy based on Users’ common preferences and uses and to enable us to provide our Users with a better user experience, with more relevant products, offers and deals and other marketing materials.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We may, and you approve us to share or transfer information, including Personal Information, internally within our group of companies.
We share Non-Personally Information with third parties, when this is required in order to provide, maintain or improve our services and operation. This is the case with third party offers; we share your Non-Personal Information with third parties for the purpose of providing you with offers we or such third parties think you may be interested in, including based on your statistical Non-Personal Information.
When and if we share such pseudonymous information with third parties as described under this policy we instruct them not to merge such information with PII, nor share, sell or otherwise transmit such information to 4th parties.
We value your privacy and control over your personal information, and therefore you may notify us that you wish to either review your Personal Information or delete it. You can notify us by sending an email to: email@example.com and we will make reasonable efforts to delete any such Personal Information pursuant to any applicable privacy laws. Note that unless you instruct us otherwise we may retain your Personal Information for a period of 12 months or a longer period as reasonably and legally required.
Further, at all times you can choose not to allow us or any third party to collect data about you, or ask to view or edit Personal Information that is stored about you. You may also choose not to accept cookies, including cookies associated with our services or third party services. However, you should take into account that many of the services or portion of them may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
If you are a resident of California, United States, or of the European Union, you have the right to send us written request and ask a list of Personal Information categories that we may disclosed to third parties or to which we may give access to third parties, and the details of such third parties. To exercise such right you may contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To exercise your choices or if you encounter any trouble fell feel free to visit the Site (at: www.shoppingbuddy.nl) or reach out to us by email: email@example.com.
To install and use Shoppingbuddy you must be over the age of thirteen (13). The Company does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13) and does not wish to do so. We reserve the right to request proof of age at any stage so that we can verify that minors under the age of thirteen (13) are not using Shoppingbuddy.
We take a great care in implementing and maintaining the security of Shoppingbuddy and your Personal Information. The Personal Information is hosted on Amazon Web Services which provides advanced security features. The Company employs industry standard procedures and policies to ensure the safety of its Users’ Personal Information, and prevent unauthorized use of any such information. Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access. If you feel that your privacy was treated not in accordance with our Policy, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and our privacy officer shall investigate promptly.
THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE/SERVICE
When you access or use Shoppingbuddy we use industry-wide technologies such as “cookies” (or similar technologies), which store certain information on your computer (“Local Storage”) and which will allow us to enable automatic activation of certain features, and make your service experience much more convenient and effortless. The cookies used by Shoppingbuddy are created per session you launch when the application starts for the first time, and may persist until the application is removed from your computer. We do not include any information about you other than your session and anonymous globally unique identifier key, the date and time at which you have started using the application, information about how you have downloaded Shoppingbuddy to your computer and information necessary to serve you different content, such as when performing user-interface so-called “A/B tests”. These cookies can be removed by using your browser’s cookie/Local Storage cleaning facilities. It is easy to prohibit the Local Storage altogether. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer’s hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. However, if you block or erase cookies your online experience may be limited.
The list below provides additional information regarding the types of cookies we use and their purpose:
Functionality Cookies: used to identify you as an user and you preferences to provide you with customized offers and deals; we also use such cookies to label you as an opted-out user in case you will choose to opt out of our services;
Analytics Cookies: used to collect information about how users use Shoppingbuddy. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve Shoppingbuddy. Such information is collected in an aggregated form, including the number of Users of Shoppingbuddy, where Users have access to Shoppingbuddy from and the webpages they visited.
For these services we utilize Google Analytics services and you advised to click here http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ for an overview of privacy at Google;
INFORMATION WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
Notwithstanding anything else in this Policy, we are not responsible for the accuracy, correctness and security of any of the information we gather, store and disclose to you or to anyone else.
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