Zip's Privacy Policy

Zip (collectively referred to as “Zip,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) operates thezipapp.com (the “Site”) as well as related services, including our mobile applications (collectively, the “Services”). These terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) creates an enforceable, binding agreement between Us and You once You access the Site or uses our Services.

The focus of our Site and Services are to let You settle life’s friendly squabbles, arguments and opinion-based questions by tallying votes from other users quickly and anonymously.

Those that access the Services are individually referred to as a “User,” and collectively, as “Users” meaning they have either registered with Zip or established an account.

“Personal Information” means contact information (e.g., your name, birthday, zip code, email address, and/or telephone number). Social media information, and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual.

BY USING OUR SITE OR SERVICES OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR SITE OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. WE MAY PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY.

Children. The Site and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. We do not collect Personal Information from people we actually know are under 13 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 13 years of age, we will take steps to prevent the User from utilizing the Site and the Services.

Collected Information In General. The Personal Information gathered enables us to provide the Services and helps us learn more about the use of the Site and/or Services. We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily at registration and in the course of using the Site and/or Services, including the questions and opinions you post on the Site or through the Services. To use the Services you must create an “Account” by providing your name, email address, gender, birthday, zip code, additional preferences, a password, and potentially additional information. You may alternatively connect to the Site or Services through other authenticated profiles (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in which case we may collect information (including a photograph), from Facebook for the purposes of creating your Account on the Site. When you communicate with us by sending us an email, we will collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us.

Registration. When you register we will create a profile for you that includes information you want to provide, including, but not limited to, your gender, location, and a profile picture. We may collect information about your location in a variety of ways, including through Facebook and through functionality enabled in native mobile applications. If you registered through an alternative authenticated profile (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, etc.), we may use the information we collected about you from that profile to pre-populate your Profile. You can choose not to provide us with certain information that has been marked optional, but the Services have more relevancy when you provide this information, and you may be able to make more meaningful connections.

We will refer to all of the information contained in your Profile as your “Profile Information”.

We will refer to the questions asked through the Site and Services as “Questions” and Answers to Questions as “Answers”.

If you access the Services from your mobile device, we will collect your unique device identifier, the application version you are using, and your event activity.

Anonymous Information. As you use the Site or Services, certain Anonymous Information may be passively collected and stored, such as your Internet protocol address, domain names, browser type, and access times. We may also use Cookies (as defined below) or web bugs and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which You searched and viewed, or which advertisements displayed on the Site You have viewed and/or clicked on. “Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your browser while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your browser until you delete them) to improve your experience on the Site (e.g., by keeping you logged in). Many consider the use of cookies to be industry standard. If used by the Site, Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions.

Disclosure – Usage of Third Party Cookies. We may use a third party tracking service to track and analyze Anonymous Information from Users of our Site. Such third parties may use Cookies to help track User behavior. Additionally, we may also enable advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing advertisements on the Site or through the Services. These advertisers and ad servers may use Cookies in order to monitor information related to served advertisements. Clicking on such advertisements will direct You to the website of a third-party and the advertiser. This Privacy Statement does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.

Our Relationship with Social Networking Sites. We have created and may offer You interfaces that allow You to connect with social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter (“Social Networking Site”) through our Site. We will work with the Social Networking Site’s application protocol interfaces (better known as their developer APIs) in a way that allows You to authorize us to access Your account on that Social Networking Site on Your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, You will not provide us with Your user name or password to the Social Networking Site, but You will need to log in to that Social Networking Site directly through our Site. Once authorized by You, the Social Networking Site will provide us a token that allows the Social Networking Site to recognize us when we ask, on Your behalf, for access to Your account information or to post information. You will be able to revoke our access to any Social Networking Site at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within Your account settings on the applicable Social Networking Site, though such revocation may limit the Services we are able to provide You.

USE OF INFORMATION

Personal Information. We will use your Personal Information to:

We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.

We may send you communications via email about the Site and Services. You can opt out of receiving certain communications from the Site by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you Site and Service related communications (e.g., emails related to your Account).

Profile Information, Questions and Answers. To be clear, profile Information, Questions and Answers that are associated with your name, email or other identifying information are considered Personal Information and we use such Profile Information, Questions and Answers in all of the ways we use Personal Information.

Anonymous Information. We may, through our use of Cookies and web bugs, keep you logged into our Site, track your session history, collect your click-stream data, and personalize your experience on the Site. We may use your Anonymous Information to analyze usage patterns so that we may enhance the Site or Services, improve our internal operations and the content of our software, notify visitors about updates to our Site or Services, and improve the efficacy of our content and advertisements that appear on the Site. We may also use your Anonymous Information (including Cookies) to market our products and services to you, whether on our Site or on third party websites.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Personal Information. We may disclose certain Personal Information:

Anonymous Information. We may disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.

FEEDBACK

If You provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with Your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

Accessing And Controlling Your Information. You can review and/or change any of your Personal Information or Profile Information by logging into the Site and accessing your Account. You authorize us to use and disclose any new or modified information that you provide in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please remember, however, if we have already disclosed some of your Personal Information or Profile Information to third parties, we cannot access that Personal Information or Profile Information any longer and cannot force the deletion or modification of any such information by the parties to whom we have made those disclosures.

Upon your request, we will close your Account. We may continue to use your Profile Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy even after we have closed your account. In addition, we may retain your Personal Information and Profile Information to comply with laws, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Information Disclosed to Third Parties. This Privacy Policy addresses only our use and disclosure of information we collect from and/or about you. If you disclose information to others, including to our promotional partners, the use and disclosure restrictions contained in this Privacy Policy will not apply to any third party. We do not control the privacy policies of third parties, and you are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties where applicable.

The Site or Services may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other websites. When you click on such a link, you will leave our Site or Services and go to another site. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy is subject to revision from time to time on a going-forward basis. We will post any revised version of the Privacy Policy on this page. If we make any material changes to it, we will also send you notice thereof to the last email address you have provided to us. Continued use of our Services following notice of such changes will indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Contact Us. If you have questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy, please contact us by sending an email to: support@thezipapp.com

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