WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION
As a matter of policy, we do not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personal information may be disclosed in the normal scope of business to provide our services.
PocketListings.net cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, and to help protect you and other PocketListings.net members from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, and fraud complaints without a subpoena. Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep our Site free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to: prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity.
Persons under the age of 16 are not eligible to use PocketListings.net unsupervised and we ask that persons under the age of 16 do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a person under the age of 16, you may only use this Site in conjunction with and under the supervision of your parents or guardians.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our service to make your experience safer and easier. We only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.
In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. If you choose to use our services, we may require you to provide contact and identity information, billing information and other personal information as indicated throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields on certain forms are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.
Under some circumstances we may require some additional financial information. We use your financial information, including credit card information to verify the accuracy of your name, address, and other information, as well as to bill you for your use of our services.
We automatically track certain information based upon your behavior on the Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve you and our community. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on the Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on the Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address.
Can cookies be removed from my hard drive? Yes, cookies can be removed from your hard drive. Also, depending on what type of web browser and what browser version you are using, you may be able to change the properties on your cookie file so that cookies are not used or saved. Please check with your browser provider for more information on removing cookies.
If you establish a credit account with PocketListings.net to pay the fees we charge, we collect some additional information, such as a billing address, a credit card number and a credit card expiration date.
If you choose to leave feedback for PocketListings.net or in relation to other members, we will collect that information you provide to us. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. We also collect other members' comments about you.
If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.
WHAT WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We use your personal information to facilitate the services you request. We use your personal information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to: resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe exchange of information; collect fees owed; measure consumer interest in our services; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes. We may compare and review your personal information for errors, omissions and for accuracy.
If you choose to join PocketListings.net as a member, or otherwise provide us with your financial information, we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.
You agree that we may use personal information about you to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze site usage, improve our content, and customize the Site's content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using PocketListings.net.
YOUR USE OF OTHER MEMBERS INFORMATION
Under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personal information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of that user. You agree that other users may use your personal information to communicate with you in accordance with this Section. Note that law enforcement personnel, and other rights holders are given different rights with respect to information they access.
PocketListings.net and our members do not tolerate spam. Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a PocketListings.net member, to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent. To report PocketListings.net related spam to PocketListings.net, please contact us at email@example.com.
ACCESSING, REVIEWING, AND CHANGING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We offer you the ability to automatically review and change the information you submit to us by logging into PocketListings.net and entering in the new information yourself. Generally, we will not modify your personal information based on your request because it is very difficult to authenticate your account manually. You can change your password, email address, contact information, financial information, and user preferences by going to the account preferences section in PocketListings.net. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate. Upon your request, we will deactivate your account, contact information, and billing information from our active databases. To make this request, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to PocketListings.net and select Cancel. Such information will be deactivated as soon as reasonably possible based on your account activity and in accordance with our termination policy and applicable law. All debts must be relieved at this time.
We will retain in our files some personal information you have requested to remove to prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our User Agreement and comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personal information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. However, such personal information will be deactivated from public and member viewing and will only be available to select PocketListings.net personnel.
CONTROL OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD
Your information is stored on our servers we currently rent located in the United States. We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
PocketListings.net may use third parties to facilitate or outsource one or more aspects of the business, product and service operations that we provide to you. These third parties are subject to confidentiality agreements withPocketListings.net and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide to them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific PocketListings.net related operation.
USE OF EMAIL TOOLS
You may not use email services that we offer to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate our User Agreement.
We do not rent or sell email addresses.
THIRD PARTY DISCLOSURE LIMITATION
The Electronic Privacy Information Center focuses public attention on emerging civil liberties issues relating to the National Information Infrastructure. EPIC Alert is the online newsletter of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC. The newsletter is bi-weekly and covers issues related to privacy and civil liberties in the information age.
HOW TO CONTACT PocketListings.net
PocketListings.net San Francisco, CA 94121 We can be reached via email at email@example.com.