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AdKaddy's Private Policy

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY.

This privacy statement and notice of privacy practices (“Privacy Policy”) describes the privacy practices of AdKaddy, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “AdKaddy”) located in the United States.  For the purpose of the following terms, references to “We”, “Us” and “Our” include AdKaddy and its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, representatives, successors and assigns.

We provide a website and mobile-based application that offers a marketplace for consumers to interact with various third party businesses (collectively, the “Application”).  This Privacy Policy is applicable to all data collection by AdKaddy and shall apply to the user’s (“You” or “Your”) use of the Application.  This Privacy Policy describes how AdKaddy treats Your use of the Application, including the collection, storage, and handling of Your personal information and Your use of the Application.  This Privacy Policy shall apply strictly to users’ information collected in the United States.

BY USING THE APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO OUR COLLECTION PRACTICES, USE PRACTICES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES AS DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS PRIVACY POLICY, THEN DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR USE THE APPLICATION.

We take the privacy of Your personal information seriously.  If You have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or Your personal information please contact Us directly at the email or mailing address listed in Section 2 (Contact and Electronic Communication).

1. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

AdKaddy reserves the right to revise or update this Privacy Policy at any time, and You agree to be bound by those revisions or updates.  AdKaddy will notify You of any changes to the Privacy Policy by posting the revised or updated Privacy Policy within the Application.  Any modifications or updates are effective immediately upon posting.  Your use of the Application thereafter constitutes Your agreement to and acceptance of the Privacy Policy and its revisions or updates.  You should periodically read the Privacy Policy to learn of any revisions or updates.  This Privacy Policy incorporates by reference the terms of service (the current version of which can be found at www.adkaddy.com/privacypolicy) (the “Terms of Service”), as may be modified from time to time without notice, that apply with respect to Your use of the Application. 

2. Contact and Electronic Communication

By using the Application or providing Your personal information to Us, You agree that We can communicate with You electronically regarding any legal, regulatory, technical, security, privacy, and any administrative or consumer notification obligations that may be related to Your use of the Application.  If You have any questions about this Privacy Policy or about the Application related to the Privacy Policy, You can contact AdKaddy by e-mail at contact@adkaddyinc.com.

 

You may also contact Us at:

AdKaddy, Inc.

Attn: Customer Service

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3. Types of Information Collected and How it is Collected

The types of information We collect from You when You access or use the Application are listed below.  AdKaddy does not share Your Information with any unaffiliated third parties.  AdKaddy is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other websites or third parties.  You should review the terms of use and privacy policies that are posted by those third parties, before using any services, websites, or applications they provide.  AdKaddy accepts no liability for any information, products, advertisements, content, services, or software accessible through these third party websites or for any action You may take as a result of linking to any such website.  We collect information directly from You through use of the Application.

3.1 Personal Information We Request From You

Certain functions of the Application (e.g. creating a user account) will require You to provide personal information to AdKaddy.  That personal information may include Your name, phone number, e-mail address, mailing address, zip code, username, password, credit card information, social security number, birth date, criminal history, bank account information, citizenship status, previous work experience, education background, and federal employment identification number.  By submitting this personal information to AdKaddy, You agree that AdKaddy may use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, for example to provide You with functions of the Application, match Your interests with advertisements and advertisers, adapt and improve AdKaddy services to better suit Your needs, provide benefits entitled to You, and to meet regulatory or contractual requirements relating to the functions provided to You.

AdKaddy may also use this personal information in other ways, such as to provide You with information about offers that may be of interest to You, to seek follow-up from You about Your experiences with AdKaddy, or as otherwise disclosed to You at the point of collection.  Where required, AdKaddy will seek Your express consent to send such messages, including when sent by e-mail or other type of commercial electronic message.  You may withdraw Your consent by using the “unsubscribe” link located at the bottom of such messages You receive from AdKaddy to the extent applicable, or by contacting AdKaddy at the email or postal address listed in this Privacy Policy.

To the extent required by applicable federal or state law, AdKaddy may be required to disclose Your personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.  By submitting personal information to AdKaddy, You give AdKaddy permission to receive it, review it, store it, and use it for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

3.2 Other Types of Information We Collect

AdKaddy also gathers certain information about Your shopping and advertising preferences, how You use the Application, including the frequency of visits, and other information that may help AdKaddy improve the customer experience, mitigate fraudulent activity, and comply with legal requirements.  Such information may include, but is not limited to, the following:

 

Log Information

When You visit AdKaddy’s Application, We automatically collect and store certain information in Our server logs.  This type of information includes details of how You interacted with the Application. It may include information such as: IP address, Unique Device Identifier, or CallerID / ANI (Automatic Number Identification) information, content of advertisements, transaction with APIs (Application Program Interface), transactions with IVR (Interactive Voice Response) systems, activity, and content of visitor interaction with call center representatives; Application usage activity, hardware information, and hardware and system settings.

Automatic Collection

AdKaddy uses cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer AdKaddy’s Application, track users’ movements around the Application, and to gather demographic information about Our user base as a whole.

Cookies

A cookie is a small, data file that is managed by an application and stored on Your local device.  AdKaddy uses session and persistent cookies to, among other things, identify Your device during a particular interaction and analyze Your behavior during a particular visit.  Most applications provide You with the ability to accept or decline cookies, as well as to be warned each time a cookie is being sent.  If You choose to decline cookies, You may not be able to fully use AdKaddy’s Application.

Pixel Tags

Pixel tags help AdKaddy better manage user experience and content tracking.  Pixel tags are tiny graphics with unique identifiers, which provide a similar function to cookies and are used to track user interaction with content provided by AdKaddy or an advertiser.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s device, pixel tags are embedded invisibly within content.  The small size and transparency of pixel tags are not intended to deceive content recipients, but minimize distraction.

Do Not Track and Third Party Advertising Cookies

Do-Not-Track is a public-private initiative, http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/, that has developed a technical “flag” or signal that an end-user may be able to activate within their browser software to notify applications that they do not wish to be “tracked” by third parties as defined by the initiative.  The initiative, however, has not reached a consensus as to exactly what technical or other actions those parties receiving the signal should take.  As a result, Do-Not-Track has not yet been standardized and most applications, including AdKaddy, do not alter their behavior or change their services when they receive a “do-not-track” flag or signal.  You can, however, make decisions about Your privacy and the advertisements You receive.

Some of the ads You receive on applications are customized based on predictions about Your interests generated from Your visits to different applications.  This type of advertisement customization is sometimes called “online behavioral” or “interest-based” advertising.

As an alternative to the opt-out, You can also elect to block all cookies from first parties (such as AdKaddy) and from third parties (such as any entities involved in advertising) by using the cookie blocking options built into Your device. 

 

4. Retention and Deletion of Personal Information

AdKaddy will retain Your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected and to comply with applicable laws.  When personal information is no longer needed or legally required, it will be permanently deleted or de-identified so that it can no longer be associated with a specific individual.

 

5. Use of Personal Information

In addition to any of the previously mentioned uses of personal information, AdKaddy may use Your information collected on the Application for such purposes as: (a) helping to establish and verify Your identity; (b) activating and maintaining Your account; (c) for tax purposes; (d) contacting You to offer updates and notices, promotional notices, and other information about the Application or other services available from AdKaddy; (e) providing You with advertisements You have requested or authorized; (f) responding to Your questions, inquiries, comments, and instructions; (g) improving the Application by solving technical problems, calculating overall usage statistics, internal marketing and promotional purposes, and Application development and content improvement; (g) taking good faith steps to enforce the terms and conditions of the Terms of Service; and (h) maintaining the security and integrity of the Application and AdKaddy’s systems.

6. Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose Your personal information in the following instances:

  • To fulfill a service to You.  For example, if You e-mail Us a question, We may use Your e-mail address to process Your request and respond to Your question.

  • To comply with law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law, or comply with legal process served on Us, and to protect and defend Our rights or property, including Our rights and property and Our services, or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of You and Our other visitors.

  • We may use anonymized or general information derived from the data We collect from You and aggregate it with information from Our other customers and visitors (“Non-Identifiable Aggregated Data”) for Our business purposes, including without limitation for analyzing customer needs and improving Our Application, and We will own all right, title and interest in any such Non-Identifiable Aggregated Data.

  • To protect against fraud and potential fraud.  We may verify the information You provide to obtain the Application. In the course of such verification, We may receive additional personal information about You.

6.1 Legal Disclosure

We may disclose information about You and Your use of the services if We believe that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with the law and/or legal process where a formal request has been made (e.g. request from an administrative oversight agency, civil suit, subpoena, court order or judicial or administrative proceeding); (ii) protect or defend Our rights and/or property or the rights and property of others; (iii) enforce Our Terms of Service and/or this Privacy Policy; and (iv) respond to claims that the content(s) of a communication violates the rights of another.

Also, circumstances may arise where, for business reasons, We may decide to reorganize, or divest all or part of Our business through sale, assignment, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy proceedings, or We may acquire a new business.  In these circumstances, personal information may be shared with the actual or prospective purchasers or assignees, or with the newly acquired business. 

7. People Under the Age of 18

The Application provided by AdKaddy is not directed or available to persons under eighteen (18) years of age.  If You become aware that Your child, who is under eighteen (18) years of age, is accessing the Application and providing personal information without Your consent, please contact Us by using the information provided in the Contact and Electronic Communication section of this Privacy Policy.  AdKaddy will take steps to remove the child’s personal information from AdKaddy’s data collection systems and terminate Your child’s account should AdKaddy determine that a child under eighteen (18) has accessed the Application.

 

8. Security of Information

Information submitted via the Application or e-mail is subject to interception or incorrect routing, as the Internet is not a fully secure communications channel.  Please consider this prior to submitting any information to AdKaddy via the Application or e-mail.  While AdKaddy follows generally-accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to Us, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure.  Therefore, while AdKaddy strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your personal information, AdKaddy cannot guarantee its absolute security.

 

9. Social Media

Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that You submit to the Application or to AdKaddy by e-mail, uploading, downloading, or otherwise, is done at Your own risk and without any expectation of privacy.  AdKaddy cannot control the actions of other users of any application or website and AdKaddy is therefore not responsible for any content or communications contained on such applications and platforms.  By using the Application, You are representing and warranting to AdKaddy that You have reviewed the applicable Privacy Policy and Terms of Service of the Application and that You will abide by all such provisions contained therein.  Additionally, in the event that AdKaddy offers a message board or any other interactive or social-type feature on the Application, please be aware that these areas may allow You to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information.     Although AdKaddy may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of the Application, AdKaddy encourages You to be wary of providing any of Your personal information in such public fora.  The information You submit can be collected and used by individuals or entities You do not know.  AdKaddy does not guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and is therefore not responsible for any information You choose to submit.  Your use of these features is fully at Your own risk.

10. International Users

If You are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that You are transferring information about You, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as the European Union, and You consent to the transfer of information about You, including Your personal information, to the U.S.; and the use and disclosure of information about You, including Your personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy.

11. Monitoring and Enforcement

AdKaddy has implemented various measures to monitor compliance with and enforce the elements in this Privacy Policy.  If You have a privacy-related inquiry, complaint, or dispute, please contact Us at the postal or e-mail address listed in the Contact and Electronic Communication section of this Privacy Policy.

Updated as of July 2018