Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use of personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of: March 24, 2011 This Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information, and the measures we take to protect it and use it responsibly.

Flipgigs, Inc. ("Flipgigs ") is committed to protecting the privacy of your information. We recognize that privacy is of utmost importance. This Privacy Policy details certain policies implemented throughout Flipgigs governing use of personal data collected through Flipgigs website located at www.flipgigs.com (the "Website") and the services provided by Flipgigs on the Website ("Services"). The Privacy Policy describes how we handle your personal information in connection with your use, and our operation, of the Website and Services, including the kind of personally identifiable information that we gather and how it is used and disclosed.

If you have any questions or comments about the Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@flipgigs.com. Let us know if you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy.

The Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Flipgigs Terms of Use, which can be accessed at http://www.flipgigs.com/terms-of-use. Your use of the Website and/or Services and any personal information you provide on the Website remains subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy and Flipgigs’ Terms of Use. All capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein have the definitions set forth in the Terms of Use.If you haven't already, you should also check out our Terms of Use to see your rights and responsibilities regarding Flipgigs use.

Please note that any video, image, comments, or Service description, or other Submitted Content posted by users onto the Website becomes published content and is provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. Please note that, generally, Submitted Content will be accessible by other users on the Site and can be used by those people to send you unsolicited communications. Please be sure that any information you post on any area of the Website (including any Submitted Content) is information that you are comfortable with sharing with others. Anything you post on your profile, any services you list, and any requests you make are public information. Don't post anything on Flipgigs that you wouldn't be comfortable sharing with your mother.

A. Collection of Your Personal Information

  1. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

    You can generally browse parts of the Website without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. In certain sections of the Website, however, we may invite you to submit questions, participate in polls or surveys and request information or require you to register for an Account. When you register for an Account or when you submit questions, participate in polls or surveys and request information, we may ask you to provide certain personal information such as your legal name, civil status, occupation; your contact information, including email address and/or telephone number; your demographic information, such as postal code, and residential and commercial addresses; your preferences and interests; and other information relevant to user surveys and/or offers. We may also collect personal information that you post in your Offer, Profile, Wants, or Feedback, and any comments or discussions you post in any blog, chatroom, or other correspondence site on the Website, or any comments you provide during dispute resolution with other users of the Website. If we deem it necessary, in our sole and absolute discretion, we may also ask for and collect supplemental information from third parties, such as information about your credit from a credit bureau (to the extent permitted by law), or information to verify any identification details you provide during registration. You can browse Flipgigs anonymously. However, we will collect and use any information that you supply to us on your own. We don't plan on doing anything devious with this information; rather, we hope to use this information to improve Flipgigs and tailor it to your needs.

  2. COLLECTION OF FINANCIAL INFORMATION

    Flipgigs does not store credit card information. Credit card transactions are transmitted to a financial gateway, and we endeavor to protect the security of your payment information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. Flipgigs may, however, collect contact information, such as name, phone number, and address for billing purposes. Flipgigs does not store your credit card information.

  3. COLLECTION OF AGGREGATE INFORMATION

    We may collect aggregate information from your use of our Website and Services, such as your browser type, your ISP or operating system, the URL of the previous website you visited, and your IP address, none of which can be easily used to identify you. We will collect certain information provided by your computer when you visit Flipgigs. However, we can't personally identify you with this information, and we will only use it to look at where our users are coming from and why they might be attracted to Flipgigs.

  4. COLLECTION OF COOKIES INFORMATION

    We may collect information from you by using cookies. A cookie is a small file stored on user's computer hard drive containing information about the user. The cookie helps us analyze web traffic or informs you about your use of a particular website. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual, tailoring its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. When you visit the Website, we may send one or more cookies (i.e., a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer that identifies your browser. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you disable cookies you may be prevented from taking full advantage of the Website because it may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. Like most other websites, Flipgigs collects information from your web browser using "cookies." We use cookies to tailor your use of Flipgigs to your preferences. If you don't want us to use cookies, simply disable them in your web browser.

B. How Flipgigs Uses the Personal Information We Collect

  1. HOW FINANCIAL INFORMATION IS USED

    When you enter your credit card information into the Website, a credit card processor encrypts the data. Flipgigs saves none of your credit card information, and your credit card information is used for no purpose but to make the particular transaction you authorize.

    When you enter your credit card information into the Website, a credit card processor encrypts the data. Flipgigs doesn't save any of your credit card information.

  2. GENERAL USE

    We may also use any of the above-referenced types of information that we gather to: (a) resolve disputes, (b) collect fees, (c) troubleshoot problems with the Website and/or Services, (d) when legally required or at Flipgigs's discretion to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the Website or on the Internet, (e) enforce of Terms of Use (f) customize, measure, and improve the Website's content and design, and (g) compare personal information collected through the Website and Services to verify its accuracy with personal information collected from third parties.

    We may also use the information you provide us if we are involved in a dispute with you, if the law requires us to disclose it, or to compare the information you've provided with third party verification services that you request.

C. Children's Privacy

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Flipgigs endeavors not to collect or maintain any personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. The Website and Services are not intended for anyone under the age of 13. Children under the age of 13 are ineligible to sign up for Flipgigs. Flipgigs recognizes the privacy interests of children, and Flipgigs encourages parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests.

D. Security

We employ procedural and technological security measures, consistent with industry practice, which are reasonably designed to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. Flipgigs may use encryption, passwords, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, as you probably know, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications or defeat these measures and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information or use it for improper purposes. Therefore, we do not promise and cannot guarantee, and thus you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will not be collected and used by others. Flipgigs is not responsible for the unauthorized use by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available. We do our best to keep all of your personal information secure. We do this by using encryption, passwords, and physical security at our offices. However, we can't guarantee that an intruder won't break into our systems and access your information. We'll do our best to make sure this doesn't happen.

E. Disclosure

We will not sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required to do so by law. We may also make your personal information available in the following circumstances: We won't sell or disclose your personal information to anyone unless you allow us to do so, we are required to do so by law, or we are bought by another company (in which case we will turn over the information only to the new company).

  1. INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES

    We may disclose your personal information to prevent an emergency, protect or enforce our rights, enforce our Terms of Use and/or to protect the safety of users of our Website and our Services or protect or enforce the rights of a third party, or as required by law.

  2. INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

    We may contract with various third parties for the provision and maintenance of the Website, Services and our business operations, and Flipgigs may need to share your personally identifiable information [and data generated by cookies and aggregate information] with these vendors and service agencies. For example, we may provide your personally identifiable information to a credit card processing company to process your payment. The vendors and service agencies will not receive any right to use your personally identifiable information beyond what is necessary to perform its obligations to provide the Services to you.

  3. INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

    We will disclose your personal information, such as your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, user ID history, bidding and listing history, and fraud complaints, to law enforcement or other government officials if we are required to do so by law, regulation or other government authority or otherwise in cooperation with an investigation of a governmental authority.

  4. IN THE EVENT OF A CHANGE OF CONTROL OR BANKRUPTCY

    In the event that Flipgigs undergoes a change in control, including, without limitation, a merger or sale of all or substantially all of Flipgigs’ assets to which this Website relates or other corporate reorganization in which Flipgigs participates, and is thus merged with or acquired by a third party entity (a "Successor"), Flipgigs hereby reserves the right to transfer the personally identifiable information we have collected from the users of the Website and/or Services to such Successor.

    In addition, in the event of Flipgigs bankruptcy, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application or laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, Flipgigs may not be able to control how your personal information is transferred, used, or treated and reserves the right to transfer the personally identifiable information we have collected from the users of the Website and/or Services to non-affiliated third parties in such event.

  5. INFORMATION DISCLOSED AT YOUR REQUEST

    We may share your personal information with other Registered Users to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information or if you explicitly consent to such disclosure upon receipt of a specific Service. For instance, when you contract for a specific Service with another Registered User, Flipgigs will send that Registered User a notice that includes the personal information that you have chosen to allow Flipgigs to reveal to users with whom you contract. You can change your privacy settings regarding the information you choose to reveal to other Registered Users with whom you contract by logging into the Website and navigating to your preferences page in "Your Profile."

F. Links to External Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites or resources over which Flipgigs does not have any control. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Flipgigs of those external websites. You acknowledge that Flipgigs is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and further agree that Flipgigs is not responsible for the content of such external websites. We are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such external websites and such sites are not governed by this Privacy Policy. Your use of any external website is subject to the terms of use and privacy policy located on the linked to external website. We can't vouch for the privacy policy of any website other than Flipgigs’, even if we happen to link to that website from one of our pages.

G.Updating, Deleting and Correcting Your Personal Information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  1. You can review, correct and delete your personal information by logging into the Website and navigating to your preferences page in "Your Profile." You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Typically, we will not manually alter your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. Nonetheless, upon your request we will close your Account and remove your personal information from view as soon as reasonably possible, based on your Account activity and in accordance with applicable law. We do retain information from closed Accounts in order to comply with the law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations of any Registered User, enforce the Flipgigs Terms of Use and take any other actions otherwise permitted by law that we deem necessary in our sole and absolute discretion. You should understand, however, that once you publicly post an Offer, Want, Feedback, or any other information onto the Website, you may not be able to change or remove it. Once we have deleted or removed your Account, you agree that Flipgigs shall not be responsible for any personally identifiable information that was not included within your deleted and/or removed Account that remains on the Website. You can update or delete any of your personal information on Flipgigs at any time. After you delete it, we will only retain your personal information in order to comply with the law.

H. Privacy Policy Updates

FLIPGIGS MAY, IN ITS SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, CHANGE THIS PRIVACY POLICY FROM TIME TO TIME BY UPDATING THIS DOCUMENT. FLIPGIGS WILL POST ITS UPDATED PRIVACY POLICY ON THE WEBSITE ON THIS PAGE AND POST NOTICE OF THE CHANGE SO IT IS VISIBLE WHEN USERS LOG-ON FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER THE CHANGE IS POSTED SO THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS AWARE OF WHAT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT AND HOW WE MAY USE THIS INFORMATION. FLIPGIGS ENCOURAGES YOU TO REVIEW THIS PRIVACY POLICY REGULARLY FOR ANY CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE AND/OR CONTINUED PROVISION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO US WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF THE THEN-CURRENT PRIVACY POLICY.We may update this Privacy Policy. If we do, we'll let you know.

Our computer systems are currently based in the United States, so your personal data will be processed by us in the United States where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as the European Union. If you create an Account with the Website as a visitor from outside the United States, by using the Website, you agree to this Privacy Policy and you consent to the transfer of all such information to the United States, which may not offer an equivalent level of protection of that required in the European Union or certain other countries, and to the processing of that information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us at support@flipgigs.com