Thank you for visiting www.Zappy.Ventures. This website, our mobile site(s), and our developed mobile app(s) are owned and operated by Zappy, LLC. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information gathering and dissemination practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by Zappy, LLC
We collect information in order to serve our online/mobile users better. This information allows us to provide better information and services to create a valuable community in which to discuss thoughts, issues and experiences. Zappy, LLC will use the information we collect to provide you with valuable services and we will not sell or provide your information to third parties without your consent, unless required by law.
The Information We Collect
Through Zappy, LLC website(s), mobile site(s), mobile app(s), and other media (collectively, the “Site”) you can engage in various activities like installing the mobile app(s), entering contests or sweepstakes, taking quizzes, voting in polls or otherwise expressing an opinion, participating in one of our online forums or communities, viewing business contact information, online ordering, accessing directions, accessing social media sites, receiving push notifications, etc. Your personally identifiable information may be required to engage in these activities as well as to receive products and services that you may have requested. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages and elsewhere include but are not limited to: name, address, gender, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and credit or debit card information.
We may also collect information about your personal or professional interests and your use of or opinions about various products, programs and services. This may involve information about your usage of our Site, your usage of our mobile apps.
We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our web pages or use our mobile applications, such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, your IP Address, your Internet service provider and your mobile service provider.
We may collect location information that you provide. Certain devices and browsers contain unique identifiers that can be used to identify the geographical location of the device. When you use such a device or browser to access our Site, your device and/or browser may automatically collect and/or transmit your location information. We also may collect GPS information from the device if the device transmits it. Additionally, if you download our mobile app, we may collect your location information in order to deliver our mobile app services. If you choose to enable certain features in our mobile app(s) that require your geographic location, then we may collect and store that information.
We may also collect and store information through the use of other automatic technologies, such as browser and flash cookies, pixels and web beacons about your use of our Site, including device identifying information such as IP addresses, MAC address or other device-specific alphanumerical ID numbers, the make and model of your device, the wireless provider associated with your device, whether you downloaded the app, the source of the download of the app, when the app is launched, how many times a particular page within the Site is visited, which features the users interact with, and your device or computer’s connection to the Internet. If you choose to connect to our Site through a social network such as Facebook, we may automatically collect your profile information. These things allow us, among other things, to improve the delivery of our services to you and to measure traffic on the Site. The information we collect may be collected directly by us, or it may be collected by a third-party website hosting provider, or another third-party service provider, on our behalf.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information we collect to deliver personalized services, content and advertisements and to provide you with better information and offerings. In addition, we may use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill requests for our products or services, to respond to inquiries about offerings or advertisements and to offer other products or offerings that may be of interest. We may also use your information to send you information about our company and promotional material on behalf of our participants, to notify winners of sweepstakes or contests, to send promotional items/specials, and to contact you when necessary.
We may share certain of your information with third parties and/or with our customers. We will not provide your personally identifiable information to other third parties or mass marketers without your consent. Unless you consent to the disclosure of your personally identifiable information, only we, our customers, the manufacturers of our mobile app(s), our affiliates, our technical consultants, our third party auditors and any other third party representatives that are involved with maintaining our Site or providing associated services or who need the information to assist us in providing you with the best service possible have access to your personally identifiable information.
If you choose to submit content (e.g., a blog post), we may publish your name, screen name and other information you have provided to us. We reserve the right to use any content you post in blogs, chat rooms, discussions or any other public section of our Site for promotional purposes, in e-mail newsletters, in promotional collateral, or elsewhere, both on its own and aggregated with any other information you provide, and by downloading our mobile apps and/or using any part of our Site, you agree that we may use your information for these purposes. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone, not just Zappy, LLC, may use publicly posted information.
The information we collect in connection with our online/mobile forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these online forums and communities and, from time to time, to offer you products, programs, specials or services.
We sometimes use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our advertisements, publications, offerings, and the Site, and to enable us to customize your experience with the Site. We also may use this information to analyze usage of the Site, as well as to provide you with certain offerings.
We will disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request. We may also transfer or disclose such information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
We may use location information, either information provided by you or in information automatically collected, in order to provide you with content, services and advertising that are relevant to your geographic area.
We may also disclose aggregated data to our advertisers, customers and other third parties to generate reports, marketing and technical research and for related business purposes. Our advertisers and customers enable us other services to you. In return, they need to know how to effectively place their ads to potential customers. For example, we may tell advertisers or customers how many people saw or clicked on an ad and additionally, how many people saw or clicked on ads in different portions of our Site. Where available, we may offer additional information about viewer characteristics.
We may use third-party service providers to target and serve some of the advertisements you see on the Site. We may share technical or aggregate information, such as type of pages viewed and categories of interest, from our Site with these service providers and advertisers for their use in displaying ads on our Site. These third party providers and advertisers may use their own browser or flash cookies, web beacons and similar technologies to collect technical information (such as device unique identifier, IP address, MAC address, browser type, pages visited, and location information) from users of the Site that is generated automatically as a user views or interacts with an ad. These service providers may use that information, sometimes in conjunction with similar information gathered through other websites and other sources, to deliver advertisements on this Site, and on other websites.
You may have the option to subscribe to receive various e-mail, mail and/or mobile phone updates and push notifications when you register and our use our Site. We will use these updates to provide you with special offers, site upgrades, new features, events, promotions, and much more.
Please note that if Zappy, LLC or any of its subsidiaries or lines of business is sold or otherwise disposed of, including through merger of, consolidation or sale of assets, the relevant customer database, including personally identifiable information we may possess about you, may, in whole or in part, be sold, disposed of, transferred or otherwise disclosed as part of that transaction.
If you prefer not to receive traditional mail, e-mail, push notifications, mobile phone or other messages or promotions from Zappy, LLC, you may contact Zappy, LLC via e-mail (see Contact Info below). You also have the option of turning off mobile push notifications from our apps in the settings of each app or in the settings of your mobile device.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
We sometimes may offer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, or other activities or offerings that are sponsored or co-sponsored by or presented with identified third parties. By virtue of your participation in such activities or offerings, your device identifying information and the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily submit may be provided to both our Site and the third parties. We have no control over the third parties’ use of this information.
The restrictions set forth herein will not apply in the event that you engage in certain improper conduct. Specifically, Zappy, LLC shall have the right to itself use or release to third parties personally identifiable information regarding users who are suspected of having used our Site or any other service provided by Zappy, LLC for any fraudulent or inappropriate purposes, for having otherwise violated any law, rule, regulation, or the rights of third parties, or for having engaged in any conduct Zappy, LLC deems improper. By downloading or using our developed mobile apps and/or using our Site, you are agreeing to our use or release of any information you provide in any manner we deem appropriate or necessary if you are suspected of having engaged in any conduct that Zappy, LLC deems improper or inappropriate.
Our Commitment to Security
You can cease all collection of information by our mobile app(s) by uninstalling them from your mobile device. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace.
Protection for Children
The site you are visiting is not intended for use by children. We have no intention of collecting personally identifiable information from children. If a child has provided us with personally identifiable information, that child’s parent or guardian should contact Zappy, LLC (see Contact Info below) if they would like the information submitted by the child deleted from our database. We will use all reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
We will retain user collected information for as long as you use the Site and for a reasonable time thereafter.
Changes to this Policy
By downloading and using our developed mobile app(s) and/or using our Site, you consent to the collection, use and storage of your personal and non-personal information as described herein. You also authorize the export of personal information and its storage and use as specified above when you provide any such information to us. The headquarters of Zappy , LLC are located in Broome County, New York. This policy and our legal obligations hereunder are subject to the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America, without respect to conflict of laws principles, regardless of the location of the user.
Any claims or complaints must be filed in the state and/or federal courts located in Broome County, New York.
How to Contact Us
201 State Street
Binghamton, NY 13901