Last updated: June 1, 2016.
The BarkHappy website, www.barkhappy.com (the “Website”), and mobile app (the “App”) are intended for use by adults that have dogs.
4. Information You Provide to BH: A User may make personal data available to BH such as, for example: (i) when a User signs in with Facebook, your name, location, age, relationship status are shared with BH to prefill your profile; (ii) when a User clicks on markers in the App, does a search, or navigates to a point of interest; interacts with other users/dogs and sends messages or meeting invites, and checks into locations, related information is shared with BH; (iii) when a User requests technical support; or (iv) otherwise through use of the App where personal data is required for use and/or participation. The types of personal data collected may vary depending on the type of activity the User is engaged in. The personal data BH may collect, process and use may include, but are not limited to, the User’s name, age, and gender; dog information such as breed, age, likes/dislikes; e-mail address; photos of the User or such User’s dog(s); and location data. Some of this personal data will be used to enhance in-App experiences such as User offers, deals and events based on User location, profile information, dog type and dog preferences.
5. Other Information BH Collects and Uses: BH may use tools or third party analytical software to automatically collect and use certain data including, but not limited to: (i) device properties, including, but not limited to IP address, Media Access Control (“MAC”) address and unique device identifier or other persistent or non-persistent device identifier (“Device ID”); (ii) device software platform and firmware; (iii) mobile phone carrier; (iv) App usage, search information and information regarding meetings with other Users, (v) other non-personal data as reasonably required by BH to enhance use of the App and other BH products and services.
BH may disclose personal and non-personal data to its partners and contractors for purposes of analyzing usage of the App and other BH products and services, providing User and technical support, managing and providing the Service, customizing BH’s communications, and to further develop the App and other BH products and services. When BH shares this information, it is with vendors and other service providers who are engaged by or working with BH in connection with the operation of the services BH provides to the User and/or for analytics purposes.
BH may use personal data to send rewards and offers via email, within the App or by mail or other delivery services to Users at the home address provided by a User if any in-App purchases of products are made. BH may use personal data provided by a User to send messages to the User within the App with informative and/or commercial content about BH’s services or third party products and services which BH thinks may be of interest to the User, such as new features and services, special offers and updated information. In addition, if a User has consented to receiving push notifications, BH will share the data collected with its vendors for the purpose of delivering approved push notifications.
If a User contacts BH by email, BH will use the personally-identifiable email address information only to respond to the specific inquiry. BH may use “cookies” and other technologies such as pixel tags, locally shared objects, clear GIFs and web beacons. BH treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data.
Cookies: A “cookie” is a small bit of record-keeping information that websites often store on a User’s computer. BH’s cookies do not include personal data and are typically used to quickly identify a User’s device and to “remember” the User. Users can disable cookies or set their browsers to alert them when cookies are being sent to their device; however, disabling cookies may affect their ability to use the App.
Web beacons and pixel tags: A “web beacon” or a “pixel tag” is an electronic image that allows BH to count Users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements. Web beacons, like cookies, do not include personal data. E-mails and other electronic communications BH sends to a User may contain pixel tags that enable BH to track a User’s usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed, if any.
BH may disclose a User’s personal data to third parties as required by law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud or other activity that is illegal or may expose a User or BH to legal liability. BH may also disclose a User’s personal data to third parties when BH has a reason to believe that a disclosure is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with BH’s rights, property, operations, Users or others who may be harmed or may suffer loss or damage, or if BH believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect BH’s rights, combat fraud and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on BH. To the extent permitted by applicable law, BH will make reasonable efforts to notify affected Users of such disclosure through the Website or in another reasonable manner.
When a User discloses data about him or herself throughout the course of contributing User-generated content or participating in support forums, community blogs or fan pages, the information disclosed is public information, and there is no expectation of privacy or confidentiality. BH is not responsible for any personal data a User makes public in any of these forums.
7. Third Party Terms and Conditions: A User’s access to and use of the App and other BH products and services may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to application stores, mobile software platforms, social networking services and payment providers. BH is not liable for any such third party terms and conditions and their use of Users’ personal data, and if you use a third party website or service, you do so at your own risk. For payments of Lost and Found contributions, BarkHappy uses Stripe. Their Terms can be found here: https://stripe.com/us/terms
10. Children’s privacy
The Website, App and all other BH products and services are general audience services meant for persons with dogs who are at least of the age of majority in the legal jurisdiction where they reside.
BH restricts the use of the Website, the App and all other BH products and services to individuals age 13 and above. We do not knowingly collect, maintain or use personal information from children under the age of 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal data without your consent, please contact us at email@example.com. If we become aware that a child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal data, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the related account.
For California Residents:
300 S. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
BH makes good faith efforts to enable Users to review, update or correct any personal data in BH’s possession. Users should contact BH at firstname.lastname@example.org to review, update or correct any personal data. BH will need sufficient information from the User to validate the User’s identity and to verify the User’s access, and also to assist in handling the User’s request. Even if personal data is changed or deleted according to a User request, BH may still retain some of User personal data to resolve disputes, enforce BH user agreement(s), and comply with technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the integrity, security and operation of the products and services provided by BH.
Please contact BH for any additional information at:
300 S. Lamar
Austin, TX 78704