TIPTER PRIVACY POLICY

Tipter is committed to safeguarding any personal information that may be collected through our Site and to ensuring that you are fully informed as to how your personal information will be used. The following policy describes such collection and usage. Any undefined capitalized terms used within this Privacy Policy will have the same meaning as they do in the Tipter Terms.

1. INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

In visiting the Site and using our Services, there are several ways that we may collect personal information from you, whether explicitly by asking you for it first, or automatically.

First, we may ask you to provide personal information as part of providing you with requested Services or when corresponding with you. This may include the following instances:

- Registration: When you register to use the Services, we will ask you to provide certain information. Such information may include your name, email address (“Contact Information”), username, country where you live, profile picture and a password. If you login using your Facebook, Twitter or Gmail accounts, our system will also remember this information. Your username and password will allow you to log in in future instances, and the Contact Information may be used to contact you and verify your account information. This registration process is optional for Tipter Site visitors who only want to view the Site content, but is required for Registered Tipter users and other users that would like to be featured through or comment in public areas of the Site.

- When You Communicate With Us: When you contact us with questions, comments or for purposes of customer/technical support, we collect the information contained in your message, which may include your Contact Information and any other personal information you provide. We will also collect such information when you ask to be included in our mailing lists or express an interest in hearing more about the Services, in order to send you information in the future regarding the Services, Tipter partners, related services, promotions or events.

- When You Fill Out a Survey: We may collect your Contact Information through surveys we may conduct from time to time in respect of the Services. Participation and providing information in surveys is optional.

In addition to the above, we may collect further information from you automatically. Whenever you visit our Site, our web server automatically collects and aggregates information in respect of your visit through the use of “cookies” and otherwise. This information may include referring websites, browser type, browser language, operating system, the pages that you access, your Internet protocol address, and the actions you take on our site (such as the pages you’ve viewed and the links clicked).

We use cookies to allow us to automate access and the data entry functions of our website, tailor our website to your preferences or interests, or customize promotions or marketing. In addition, cookies allow us to track use of our website to determine those areas which are useful or popular and those that are not thereby enabling us to improve and update our website effectively. In general, this aggregate information will not identify you personally unless correlated with other personally identifying information.

Most web browsers can either alert you to the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. You should be aware that if you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the Site may not function properly or permit access.

2. CONTENT SUBMITTED TO PUBLIC AREAS OF THE SITE

Please note that any information which you choose to upload, post or communicate via the Services to public areas of the Site may be viewed by all users and visitors of the Site. Please be aware that such Content shall be considered public information for which you should have no expectation of privacy. In addition, please be aware that the username, profile picture and accumulated reputation value (which we refer to as "karma") of our registered users will be visible to all Site visitors.

To learn more, please read the Tipter Terms.

3. WHAT WE DO OR MIGHT DO WITH THE INFORMATION COLLECTED

 

We may use the information provided to us to:

   

4. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

 

We will not use your personal information for any purposes, other than those outlined in this Privacy Policy and/or in the Terms, unless we have your consent. We will not share your personal information with any other third parties without your permission, unless:

 

(a) We are required to do so by law or when necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on Tipter, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm, financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity. In all cases, such information will only be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

 

(b) In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, reorganization or acquisition of our company so long as the party acquiring the information agrees to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

In addition, we may provide aggregate statistics about users, sales, traffic patterns and other information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifiable information.

 

5. LINKS AND THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS

 

We may offer links from our website to other websites which may be hosted by our partners or by unrelated companies which we think may be of interest to you. Such websites are not governed by this Privacy Policy and Tipter makes no representation as to their practices for dealing with your personal information. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of any third-party website at the beginning of your visit.

 

6. SECURING THE INFORMATION

 

We take reasonable technical and organizational measures to guard against unauthorized or unlawful processing of the information collected and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

 

In addition, we recommend that you do your part in protecting yourself from unauthorized access to your account by ensuring no one else uses your computer when you are logged in, by logging off from the site when it is not in use and by keeping your password confidential. 

7. ACCESS, MODIFICATION AND ACCURACY OF INFORMATION COLLECTED

 

You can access and modify your Tipter account information directly by logging into your account settings pages, as well as make any changes to any consent that you may have given in respect of us contacting you relating to information that you receive from us. At any time, you may also ask that your preferences as to the type of communications that you receive from us are modified in order to stop receiving them or to be added to our mailing list. You can also do this by following the instructions included in each communication or newsletter.

 

If you would like to cancel or delete your account, you may do so by following the directions in your profile page.

 

We will adhere to any such request, but might save certain non-identifying data for analysis purposes.

 

8. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

We may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect our practices and provide greater protection for your information. Information collected by us will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of our policy which were in effect at the time of collection.

 

9. ACCEPTANCE OF OUR PRIVACY POLICY

 

By using our Services and accessing our Site you are consenting to the practices relating to information collection and use that are described in this Privacy Policy.

 

10. CONTACTING US

 

Any requests for access to your information, modification of your information or questions in respect of this policy should be sent to the following email address privacy@tipter.com.

   

Version: February 28th, 2013