Last updated: January, 2019
Please read this Policy carefully before sharing information with us so you understand our practices regarding your information. By using our Widget or Website, you agree to the terms of this Policy and our use, sharing, and disclosure of information as described below or in any revisions to this Policy. If you do not agree with the practices described in this Policy, you may chose not to use the Website.
Information We May Collect About You and How We Collect It
The types of information we receive and/or collect about you through our Widget or Website may include:
- Information by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, email address, city/state, telephone (including mobile phone), as well as other demographic information you may provide (“personal information”);
- Information that is about your interest in offers (“Offers”) made available by Pear Commerce and/ or our “CPG” (consumer packaged goods) and retailer (“Retailer”) collaborators, participation in any product tests or trials, and how our company may be of assistance to you;
- Your activity on the Widget or Website, as well as subsequent redemption activity by you related to Offers;
- Activity by you that may be shared with us by our CPG and Retailer collaborators, for example whether you redeemed an Offer;
- Information about your smart phone connectivity provider, internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Widget or Website, and details regarding your usage of our Widget or Website;
- Location information;
- and Records and copies of correspondence, if you contact us.
We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us by, for example, filling out forms on the Widget or Website, as well as from our CPG and Retailer collaborators.
Pear Commerce collects certain information about visitors to our Widget and Website automatically and through automated means, including information about your data plan and internet connection, your IP address, the equipment you use to access the Widget/Website, and usage details. We may also collect non-personal information automatically as you navigate through our Widget and Website, using technologies such as cookies and analytics software. We also may have visibility into your behavior and information provided in using any linked CPG or Retailer loyalty program or tool.
We use the information gathered through these technologies and methods to improve your user experience, provide more relevant Offers to you, analyze trends, track visitor movements, diagnose problems, gather information on visitor preferences, and tailor our service offering to better meet your individual tastes.
We do not respond to “do-not-track” signals or other mechanisms that allow users to signal their preferences on the collection of their personal information over time and across third-party websites or online services. Our Widget and Website do not monitor for or adjust any use as the result of “do-not-track” signals.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use the information we collect about you, including your personal information, to:
- Present the Widget and Website and its content to you and optimize your experience as a user, including targeting of Offers;
- Provide you with information about our services and the products offered by our collaborator CPGs that you may request from us;
- Enroll you in any product tests or trials and administer your participation in any such tests or trials;
- Provide customer support for our services, permit service and customer satisfaction evaluations, or otherwise manage our relationship with you;
- Notify you about changes to our Widget or Website or regarding the terms of any Offer or any other item provided by us;
- Communicate with you by text, e-mail, postal mail, telephone, or mobile device, or social media or messaging account, about our services and/or any related item;
- Perform research and analysis about your use of, or interest in, our services, Offers, the Widget or Website; and
- Perform other functions as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.
Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose or share your information, including personal information any of our subsidiary, affiliate, or successor entities, CPGs and Retailers, with prospects or other companies with which we have a strategic relationship, and vendors / other companies that perform work necessary for us to provide our services to you, for you to redeem Offers, or that will assist us in improving the products we offer. We will only share your personal information with a company that is not a subsidiary or affiliate if that company agrees to keep your personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them or other appropriate purposes such as to protect their own rights, comply with laws, or protect the rights of others. We may also share your information for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information or as may be requested or consented to by you. We may share or sell aggregate and de-identified information that does not identify you personally without restriction and for any business purpose.
We may share or transfer your personal information if all or part of our business is sold, merged, dissolved, acquired, reorganized, or subject to a similar transaction. We also reserve the right to disclose your information as necessary to comply with a subpoena or similar investigative demand, court order, request for cooperation from law enforcement or other governmental agency, to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law, and/or to protect the rights or interests of third parties.
Now or in the future this Widget and/or Website may permit you to write certain messages or postings that may be viewed by other users of the Widget / Website as well as by Pear Commerce, CPGs, Retailers, and possibly the general public (collectively, "User Comments"). We cannot control the actions of others who may view your User Comments. Therefore, we are not responsible for any third party action with a User Comment. User Comments are by definition not confidential.
This Widget/Website may, now or in the future, include buttons or links that permit you to share and post information on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Any postings on these third party platforms are governed by the terms, conditions, and privacy policies of such third parties.
Your Choices About Collection and Use of Your Information
You can chose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our Widget or Website or to receive or redeem Offers, or ask questions, or engage with certain functionality on our Widget or Website. You also can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it. And you can opt out of receiving promotional emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in any such email you receive from us. We may, however, send you non-promotional emails that do not contain an unsubscribe link. We may text you to verify your mobile telephone number
Deletion of Your Information
You may send us an email at email@example.com to request that we delete your email and/or mobile telephone number and any related personal information from our system, except that we may be required to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes.
How We Protect Your Personal Information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, technical, and administrative measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. No system, however, can be completely secure. While we take steps to secure your personal information, we do not promise that your personal information or activity or Offer history will always remain secure. We are not responsible or liable for the illegal acts (such as hacking) by third parties. If you have concerns about the security of your personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Widget and Website are aimed at a general, adult audience, and are not directed at, or intended for use by, children under 13. Accordingly, we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits California residents to request and obtain once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) that Pear Commerce disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from its name, examples of the products or services marketed may be provided. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email your request to: email@example.com.
For Offers selected by you, this is your notice that your information has been shared with: (1) The CPG entity that provides the offered item, and (2) the specific Retailer that is available to fulfill / redeem the Offer selected by you.
Please note, third parties are not allowed to use this site to track individual California residents over time and across websites.
Visitors from Outside the United States
Pear Commerce is located in the United States and our Widget and Website are intended for use by individuals in the United States. Accordingly, Pear Commerce’s data collection is subject only to the laws of the United States, as applicable.
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