BookAround Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which BookAround collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the www.bookaround.co website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by BookAround.

 

Personal identification information

 

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

 

Non-personal identification information

 

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

 

Web browser cookies

 

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

 

How we use collected information

 

BookAround may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service

  • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

  • To personalize user experience

  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

  • To improve our Site

  • We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

  • To send periodic emails

  • If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

How we protect your information

 

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

 

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

 

Sharing your personal information

 

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

 

Children's Privacy

 

BookAround is committed to protecting the privacy of young children, and therefore does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information on the Site or Service from persons under 13 years of age, except in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 ("COPPA"). By providing any personal information to BookAround or otherwise using the Service, all Visitors and Users, including without limitation individuals in the European Union, must acknowledge and hereby unambiguously consent to the transfer to, collection and processing of such information in the United States. You may not use the Service if you do not agree to such transfer to, collection, and processing of your personal information in the United States.

 

We adhere to the following COPPA tenants:

 

We will not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity. Parents or Guardians can review their child's personal information, direct us to delete it, and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information. Parents or Guardians can review, delete, manage or refuse with whom their child's information is shared through through account settings on our website, through emailing our support staff, by mailing us a letter contacting us directly. We will notify Parents or Guardians directly before collecting PII from their kids. This includes what specific information you will want to collect and how it might be disclosed, a link to your online privacy policy, and how the Parents or Guardians can give their consent. Also, if the Parent or Guardian doesn't consent within a reasonable time you will delete the parent's and child's online contact info from your records. Parents or Guardians can give consent by checking the box agreeing to consent upon registration, signing a consent form and sending it via fax, mail, or electronic scan, provide a copy of a form of government issued ID that you check against a database.

 

Changes to this privacy policy

 

BookAround has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

 

Your acceptance of these terms

 

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

 

Contacting us

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

 

BookAround

www.bookaround.co

BookAround

1215 Parkway

Austin, TX 78703

(512) 887-8834

hello@bookaround.co

 

This document was last updated on February 24, 2015