Privacy Policy

Effective as of February 2014

 

We at Beep, Inc. (“Beep”) have created this privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) because we know that you care about how information you provide to us is used and shared.  This Privacy Policy relates to the information collection and use practices of Beep in connection with the Website and any Pre-Orders and Orders.

 

By visiting our Website and/or processing any Pre-Orders or Orders, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy and the accompanying Terms of Use.   

 

Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in our Terms of Use.

 

The Information We Collect

 

1.         Personal Information

When you sign up to become a User, process any Pre-Order or Order, enter any promotion, contest, or sweepstakes, or sign up for our newsletter or other publications, you will be required to provide us with personal information about yourself, which may include your name and e-mail address (collectively, “Personal Information”).  We do not collect or access any Personal Information from you when you use the Website unless you provide us with the Personal Information voluntarily or authorize us to access it.   

2.         Billing Information

 

When Users wish to process Pre-Orders or Orders, they will be required to provide certain information in addition to the Personal Information noted above.  Such information may include a debit card number, credit card number, expiration date, bank account information, billing address, activation codes, and similar information (collectively, “Billing Information”).    

3.         Other Information

We may collect additional information (collectively, the “Other Information”).  Such Other Information may include:

 

            a.         From You.  Additional information about yourself that you voluntarily provide to us, such as product and service preferences and other information that does not identify you personally.

 

            b.         From Your Activity.  Information that we automatically collect when you use the Website, including, without limitation, IP addresses, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, amount of time spent on particular pages, and sections of the Website visited.

 

            c.         From Cookies.  Information that we collect using “cookie” technology.  Cookies are small packets of data that a website stores on your computer’s or mobile device’s hard drive so that your computer will “remember” information about your visit. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to help us collect Other Information and to enhance your experience using the Website.  If you do not want us to place a cookie on your hard drive, you may be able to turn that feature off on your computer or mobile device.  Please consult your Internet browser’s documentation for information on how to do this and how to delete persistent cookies.  However, if you decide not to accept cookies from us, the Website may not function properly.    

 

The Information Collected by or Through Third-Party Advertising Companies

 

We may share Other Information about your activity on the Website with third parties for the purpose of tailoring, analyzing, managing, reporting, and optimizing advertising you see on the Website and elsewhere.  These third parties may use cookies, pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear gifs), and/or other technologies to collect such Other Information for such purposes.  Pixel tags enable us, and these third-party advertisers, to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits the site on which the pixel tag is located in order to learn which advertisement brings a user to a given site.

 

Accessing and Modifying Personal Information and Communication Preferences

 

If you have registered for the Website, you may access, review, and make changes to your Personal Information, Billing Information, and certain Other Information by following the instructions found on the Website.  In addition, you may manage your receipt of marketing and non-transactional communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Beep marketing email.  We will use commercially reasonable efforts to process such requests in a timely manner.  You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our subscription databases.  Guests cannot opt out of receiving transactional e-mails related to their account.

 

How We Use and Share the Information 

 

We use the Personal Information, the Billing Information, and the Other Information (collectively, the “Information”) to provide and improve the Website, process and fulfill Pre-Orders and Orders, solicit your feedback, administer our rewards, contests, and promotional programs, and inform you about our products and services and those of our third-party marketing partners and sponsors. Also, we may share the Information as described below.

 

·       We may from time to time share Information with other companies who may provide you information about the products and services they offer.  However, to the extent required by law, you will be given the opportunity to opt-out of such sharing.

 

·       In an ongoing effort to better understand our users and our Website, we might analyze the Other Information in aggregate form in order to operate, maintain, manage, and improve the Website. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. We may share this aggregate data with our affiliates, agents, and business partners.  We may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our products and Website to current and prospective business partners and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

 

·       We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf.  Examples may include providing marketing assistance, information technology support, billing processing, and customer service.  These other companies will have access to the Information only as necessary to perform their functions and to the extent permitted by law.

 

  • We may share some or all of your Information with any of our parent companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us.

 

  • As we develop our businesses, we might sell or buy businesses or assets.  In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, sale of assets, dissolution, or similar event, the Information may be part of the transferred assets.

 

  • To the extent permitted by law, we may also disclose Information when required by law, court order, or other government or law enforcement authority or regulatory agency, or whenever we believe that disclosing the such information is necessary or advisable, for example, to protect the rights, property, or safety of Beep or others. 

 

How We Protect Your Information

 

We take commercially reasonable steps to protect the Information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.  Please understand, however, that no security system is impenetrable.  We cannot guarantee the security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to and from us over the Internet. In particular, e-mail sent to or from the Website may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. 

 

Important Notice to Non-U.S. Residents

 

It is important to note that the Website and its servers are operated in the United States.  If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any Personal Information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States.  By using the Website, you hereby consent to this transfer and our use of the information and data provided by you in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

 

Children

 

We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 through the Website.  If you are under 13, please do not give us any Personal Information.  We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to help enforce our Privacy Policy by instructing their children to never provide Personal Information through the Website without their permission.  If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided Personal Information to us, please contact us, and we will endeavor to delete that information from our databases.

 

California Residents

 

Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents who have an established business relationship with Beep may choose to opt out of our sharing your Personal Information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.  If you are a California resident and (1) you wish to opt out; or (2) you wish to request certain information regarding our disclosure of your Personal Information to third parties for the direct marketing purposes, please send an e-mail to privacy@thisisbeep.com or write to us at:

 

Beep, Inc.

110 Capp St.

Suite 200

San Francisco, CA 94110

 

In addition, Beep does not monitor, recognize, or honor any opt-out or do not track mechanisms, including general web browser “Do Not Track” settings and/or signals.

 

External Websites

 

The Website may contain links to third-party websites.  Beep has no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of our business partners, advertisers, sponsors, or other websites to which we provide links.  As such, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of those third-party websites.  You should check the applicable third-party privacy policy and terms of use when visiting any other websites.

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of the date stated at the top of this Privacy Policy.  We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  By accessing and/or using the Website after we make any such changes to this Privacy Policy, you are deemed to have accepted such changes.  Please be aware that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, our use of the Information is governed by the Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collect the information.  Please refer back to this Privacy Policy on a regular basis 

 

How to Contact Us

 

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at privacy@thisisbeep.com or follow the instructions on the Website.