PRIVACY POLICY

Be A Gift ("We") are committed to protecting your personal information.

This policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us in connection with your use of our site, will be processed by us. It is important that you read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

We will also keep you up to date with developments and stories from the Be A Gift community via our regular email newsletter. You can choose to unsubscribe from this at any time by sending an email to support@BeAGift.net.

1. INFORMATION WE MAY ASK YOU FOR

For our site to work effectively, we may collect and process the following data about you:

1.1 Your Information

Registration Information

When you register to use our site, we need you to provide your name, e-mail address and location information (based on your current address).

Your location allows us to do things like suggest the Gifts of other users near your location that you may be interested in. We will never share your exact location with other users, but we will let them know your general location, for instance that you are two miles from another user, without specifying the direction.

[If you subscribe to our services, you will be required to provide your full name, address and credit or debit card details or your bank account details.]

Information You Choose to Share

Your information includes the information you choose to share on our site, such as your photo, a biography, your Gifts, your public posts, the skills you have or the feedback you provide on another user.

1.2 Information Other Users Post About You

We receive information about you from other users, such as when they report a Gift given, report a user, or exchange Gratitude.

1.3 Other Information We Receive About You

We also receive other types of information about you:

  • We receive data about you when you interact with our site, such as when you log-in, look at another user's wishes, send or receive a message or use the app.
  • When you post things like photos, we may receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, data, and place you took the photo.
  • We receive data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access our site including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include your IP address and other information about things such as your internet service provider, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

2. INFORMATION THAT IS ALWAYS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

The only information about you that will always be publicly available to other users of the Services is your name, the general location you indicate (see paragraph 1.1) and the other information you choose to make publicly available.

We use the information we receive about you in connection with the Services:

  • to ensure that Be A Gift Content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your phone;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our Services; and
  • to promote our Services.

Your information is yours and we will never share it with advertisers.

If you subscribe to our Services, you will be required to provide your name, address and card details, which will be passed immediately to our payment provider via a secure link. Your card details are not retained on our database. We will keep your name and address confidential on our secure database and process these in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE RECEIVE

We use the information we receive about you in connection with the Services:

  • to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services, when you choose to do so;
  • to notify you about changes to our Services;
  • to better understand the ways in which users interact with our site and Services; and
  • to promote our Services.

Your information is yours and we will never share it with advertisers.

[If you subscribe to our Services, you will be required to provide your name, address and card details, which will be passed immediately to our payment provider via a secure link. Your card details are not retained on our database. We will keep your name and address confidential on our secure database and process these in accordance with this Privacy Policy.]

4. COOKIES

Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you use our site and also allows us to improve our site.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser on the hard drive of your computer if you agree. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that allow you to automatically sign in to our Services.
  • These cookies are used by Be A Gift to identify you as a user and to sign you in to the site or app. Until you sign out, you remain signed in to the Be A Gift app.
  • Analytical/performance cookies: They allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The Company uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate use of those services and compile a report for us. Google Analytics will not collect your personal information.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognize you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site or make use of the Services.

5. WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at Heroku, Inc. (web host); Stripe, Inc. (payment processor). Such staff may be engaged in processing your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to protect your data, including against unauthorized access.

6. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

If we or you terminate your account in accordance with section 10 of our Terms of Use, we will remove your profile from the system and anonymize all of your personal data, including your profile information. This means that your profile will no longer be accessible or identifiable by you, us or other users. However, certain past interactions with the system and other users will remain accessible (for example, when attached to another user's history or profile, e.g. where you have thanked that user).

We keep your personal data for as long as you are a user of our site or linked to another user or users of our site, as explained above.

7. DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • if you have consented to us sharing your personal information in this way;
  • if all, or substantially all of our assets are merged with or acquired by a third party, in which case your personal information may form part of the transferred or merged assets and you will be deemed to consent to this. If this happens, we will do our best keep you informed; or
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use or House Guidelines; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Be A Gift, our users, or others.

8. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

9. CONTACT

Help on how you manage your personal profile on our site and the App is available through BeAGift.net. If you have any questions, comments and/or requests regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at Support@BeAGift.net.