- 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
COLLECTION OF COOKIES INFORMATION
B. How Flipgigs Uses the Personal Information We Collect
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.
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.
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.
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).
INFORMATION DISCLOSED TO NON-AFFILIATED THIRD PARTIES
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.
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.
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.
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
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: