Pintrips Privacy Policy

1. General.

This privacy policy (this “Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you about the type of information that Pintrips, Inc. (“we,” “us,” or “our”) may gather or collect from you in connection with your use of www.pintrips.com (this “Site”), including the tool bar made available for download on the Site (the “Tool Bar”). It also explains the conditions under which we use and disclose that information, and your rights in relation to that information.

The procedures for modifying or changing this Privacy Policy in the future are discussed in Section 6 of this document.

2. Children.

This Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

3. Gathering, Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.

We collect both Non-Personally-Identifying Information and Personally-Identifying Information from you. “Non–Personally–Identifying Information” is information that, without the aid of additional information, cannot be directly associated with a specific person or entity. “Personally–Identifying Information,” by contrast, is information such as a name or email address that, without more, can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. Personally-Identifying Information may include persistent identifiers, such as a customer number held in a Web Cookie (defined below) or processor serial number, that is combined with other available data that identifies an individual.

  • A. Gathering Non-Personally-Identifying Information.
    (i) Web Browsers.

    Like most site operators, we gather Non-Personally-Identifying Information from you of the sort that web browsers, depending on their settings, may make available. That information includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, operating system and browser type, and the locations of the web pages you view right before arriving at, while navigating and immediately after leaving this Site.

    (ii) Web Cookies.

    A “Web Cookie” is a string of information that a site stores on your computer, and your browser provides to this Site, each time you submit a query to this Site. We may use Web Cookies to track the pages that you visit during each Site session , to help us make available certain features of this Site, improve your experience, and to help us understand how this Site is being used.

    IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO HAVE WEB COOKIES PLACED ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU SHOULD SET YOUR BROWSER TO REFUSE WEB COOKIES BEFORE ACCESSING THIS SITE, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CERTAIN FEATURES OF THIS SITE MAY NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY WITHOUT THE AID OF WEB COOKIES. IF YOU REFUSE WEB COOKIES, YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY.

    (iii) Web Beacons.

    A “Web Beacon” is an object that is embedded in a web page. It is usually invisible to you but allows site operators to check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email communication. We may place Web Beacons on pages of this Site.

    You may not decline Web Beacons. However, they may be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser setting to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

    (iv) Tool Bar.

    Upon download from the Site, the Tool Bar will be installed on your computer. The Tool Bar will collect Non-Personally Identifying Information from travel web sites that you visit after the Tool Bar is installed, while you visit such sites. The Tool Bar will track the third party travel web site pages that you visit and gather other information which will include how much time is spent on each page and the information shown on each page.

  • B. Use of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.

    We analyze Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from users of this Site to help us better understand how this Site is being used. By identifying patterns and trends in usage, we are able to better design this Site to improve your experiences, both in terms of content and ease of use. We use Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from users of the Tool Bar to (i) help users select, view, track and share travel itineraries and (ii) help us serve advertisements to you, as further described in Section 3(D) below.

  • C. Disclosure of Non-Personally-Identifying Information.

    From time to time, we may also release the Non–Personally–Identifying Information gathered from Site (including Tool Bar) users in the aggregate, such as by publishing a report on trends in the usage of this Site (and the Tool Bar).

  • D. Third Party Advertisements.

    The advertisements appearing on this Site are delivered to you by us. From time to time, third party advertisers (“Third Party Advertisers”) will deliver to us advertisements to be delivered to our users. In the course of serving advertisements to this Site, we may place or recognize a unique Web Cookie on your browser. Non-Personally-Identifying Information, such as the number of times you have viewed an advertisement, gender, and declared user interests (but not your name, address, or other Personally-Identifiable Information), are used to serve advertisements to you. Such a Web Cookie may be used to tailor ad content on this Site. As with other Web Cookies, and consistent with our policy on cookies stated above in Section 3(A)(ii) (“Web Cookies”), you may block or delete such Web Cookies from your drive or memory.

    Opt-Out: You may at any time opt-out of tailored ad content by uninstalling the Tool Bar and blocking or deleting Web Cookies from your drive or memory.

    We may also use Web Beacons to help us manage and optimize our online advertising. And, the third party advertising technology that we use on this Site may use Non-Personally-Identifying Information derived from your use of this Site (including the Tool Bar) to target advertising to you on this Site.

4. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personally–Identifying Information.

As defined above, Personally-Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity. We will only collect Personally-Identifying Information that you knowingly submit to us. Consistent with this Privacy Policy, profiles on users will be constructed. Profile IDs will be encrypted. We will not disclose your Personally-Identifying Information to third parties unless we obtain your permission to do so at the time we collect it, except as set forth below:

  • A. Registration and Other Information Provided to Us.

    When you register with this Site, you may be asked to disclose Personally–Identifying Information. In addition, this Site allows users to create an account and login to this Site using their Facebook account credentials through Facebook Connect. If you are not currently registered as a user and you click on “Login with Facebook,” you will first be asked to enter your Facebook credentials and then be given the option to register and join this Site. By using Facebook Connect, you are allowing us to access your Facebook account information and you are agreeing to the Facebook Terms of Use regarding your use of this Site via Facebook.You may also choose to submit Personally-Identifying Information to us when you send us an email or use any interactive features and services that we may make available from time to time on this Site.

  • B. Material You Choose to Reveal in On-line Forums, Blogs, Message Boards, Chat Rooms or Similar Locations.

    You may post Personally-Identifying Information on areas of this Site that may be viewed by third parties (including advertisers), although we recommend that you do not do so. We urge you to use good judgment and not post Personally-Identifying Information that you do not want other users to know.

    YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS OF PRIVACY OR OTHER HARM RESULTING FROM YOUR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION.

  • C. DMCA Infringement Notifications, Notices of Violations of Site Terms of Service and Other Communications Directed to Us.

    By submitting a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Infringement Notification or other communication (including communications about content stored on or transmitted through this Site), you consent to have this communication forwarded to the person or entity who stored or transmitted the content addressed by your communications in order to facilitate a prompt resolution. For notices other than DMCA Infringement Notifications, upon request, we will edit out your name and contact information. However, DMCA Infringement Notifications (including any Personally-Identifiable Information set forth in the notifications) will be forwarded as submitted to us without any deletions.

  • D. Security.

    We take reasonable precautions to protect the security of your information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your Personally-Identifying Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Any unauthorized access to or use of this Site or information collected and maintained by this Site should be immediately brought to our attention by sending us an email at: support@pintrips.com.

  • E. Storage of Personally Identifying Information Outside of the United States.

    Personally-Identifying Information may be stored on servers outside of the United States, and, as a result, may be subject to access requests from law enforcement in other jurisdictions.

  • F. Other.

    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Privacy Policy, we will disclose Personally-Identifying Information in the following limited circumstances:

    (i) Employees, Third-Party Processors and Third-Party Service Providers.

    We will disclose Personally-Identifying Information to our employees, contractors, affiliates, distributors, dealers, vendors and suppliers who process Personally-Identifying Information on our behalf, participate with us in the provision or operation of this Site or provide you with services relating to products available on or through the Site.

    (ii) By Law, to Protect Rights and to Comply with Our Policies.

    We disclose Personally-Identifying information if: (1) required to do so by law, or in response to a subpoena or court order; (2) we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect against fraud, to protect the property or other rights of us or other users, third parties or the public at large; or (3) we believe that you have abused the service by using it to attack other systems or to gain unauthorized access to any other system, to engage in spamming or otherwise to violate applicable laws.

    (iii) Business Transfers; Bankruptcy.

    We reserve the right to transfer all Personally-Identifying Information in our possession to a successor entity in the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of our assets. Other than to the extent ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personally-Identifying Information will be subject to this Privacy Policy, or to a new privacy policy if you are given notice of that new privacy policy and you affirmatively opt-in to accept it. Personally-Identifying Information submitted or collected after a transfer, however, may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity.

    (iv) Marketing Communications.

    If you opt-in to receive our marketing materials upon registration, we will email you about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you opt-in to receive third parties’ marketing materials upon registration, we will provide your email information to third parties, so that those third parties may directly contact you about additional products and services. If you wish to opt-out of having your email information provided to third parties at any time after registration, you may do so by sending us an email at support@pintrips.com. Even after opting-out, you may continue to receive marketing emails from third parties to whom we have provided your email information. You will be responsible for directly contacting such third parties to request cessation of further marketing emails.

    (v) Facebook Connect

    We allow users to automatically post recent activity back to Facebook, and give them the option to disable Facebook Connect at any time by logging into their profile and selecting the option to disable Facebook Connect.

5. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties.

Third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy with respect to Personally-Identifying Information that you provide directly to those third parties or that those third parties collect for themselves. We do not control the third-party sites that may be accessible through this Site. Thus, this Privacy Policy does not apply to information provided to third-party sites or gathered by the third parties that operate them. Before visiting a third-party site, whether by means of a link on this Site or otherwise, and before providing any Personally-Identifying Information to any third party, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that site, and should take those steps necessary to your discretion, to protect your privacy.

6. Privacy Policy Changes.

Because of changes in technology and the growth and development of our business, or for other business reasons, we may need to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post on this Site a copy of the modified Privacy Policy, which will become effective 30 days after it is first posted on this Site. You should regularly review this Site to ensure that you are informed of any changes and if you are also a registered user, be sure that the email address on record is current. If you are a registered user, we will also email you to the email address then on record a link to a copy of the modified Privacy Policy 30 days before it will go in effect. If any modification is unacceptable to you, you shall cease using this Site. Your continued access to the Site will indicate you have accepted the change.

Unless we obtain your express consent, any revised Privacy Policy will apply only to information collected after the time it takes effect, and not to information collected under any earlier Privacy Policy.

7. Access to Information.

You have a right to contact us in order to access or update any personal information that we may store about you.

8. Contact Us.

If you wish to contact us, please contact us at the following addresses and include your name, address and email address in your correspondence to us: Pintrips, Inc., 440 N Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, email: contact@pintrips.com.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of and was last updated on May 16, 2012.

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