At Flipmass, we care deeply about privacy. We believe in transparency, and we're committed to being upfront about our privacy practices, including how we treat your personal information. We know you care about your privacy too, so we provide settings that allow you to choose how certain information is used by Flipmass. This policy explains our privacy practices for flipmass.com (the "Site"), Flipmass' mobile applications (the "Apps") and Services provided by Flipmass, Inc.
Information Collected or Received
As a Flipmass member you are required to provide a valid email address at registration and you may be able to choose a username or alias that represents your identity on Flipmass.
Depending on which Services you choose to use, Flipmass may require additional information to provide the Services. No identifying information is displayed publicly. You may edit your information at any time by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flipmass automatically receives and records information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit on the Site or on the Apps and stores it in log files. We may combine this automatically collected information with other information we collect about you. This information helps us to prevent fraud and keep the Site and Apps secure, analyze and understand how the Site and the Apps work for members and visitors, and provide a more personalized experience for members and visitors. For more information about online tracking tools (including flash cookies) and how we use them, see our Cookies & Tracking Technologies page or "Information Uses, Sharing & Disclosure" section below.
Choice & Control
We know that members of our community value having control over their own information, and therefore Flipmass gives you the choice of providing, editing or removing certain information, as well as choice over how we contact you. You may change or correct your Flipmass account information (except your username) by sending an email to email@example.com.
For various reasons, Flipmass may send you messages about our Services or your activity. Some of these messages are required, Services-related messages for members (such as transactional messages or legal notices). Other messages are not required, (such as newsletters), and you can control which optional messages you choose to receive by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you no longer wish to use Flipmass' Services or receive Services-related messages, then you may close your account by sending us an email at email@example.com.
Messages from Flipmass
On occasion, Flipmass will contact you. Primarily, these messages are delivered by email, and every account is required to keep a valid email address on file to receive messages. Flipmass may contact you by telephone to provide member support or for transaction related purposes if you give us permission to call you. Additionally, Flipmass may send you an SMS message or physical mail in order to provide you with customer support or to provide you with information related to our Services or about products and features you may find of interest. You may update your contact preferences by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some messages from Flipmass are Services-related and required for members. Examples of Services-related messages include an email address confirmation/welcome email when you register your account, notification of an order, and correspondence with Flipmass' support team. You may not opt out of receiving Services-related messages from Flipmass, unless you close your account.
Flipmass may also send you messages related to certain features or your activity on the Site or Apps. Flipmass may send you news or updates about changes to our Site, Apps, or Services. From time to time, we may develop new types of messages and share them with you to inform you about our Services. Primarily, members will receive these messages via email or push notifications through the Apps, but you may choose to opt out of receiving different types of messages through the settings on your Flipmass account or mobile device.
Information Uses, Sharing & Disclosure
We respect your privacy. Flipmass will not disclose your name, email address or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in this policy. We generally use the information to provide and improve our Services and products, for billing and payments, for identification and authentication, for targeted online and offline marketing, to contact members or interested parties, and for general research and aggregate reporting.
Flipmass limits access to your personal information by Flipmass personnel to those whom we believe reasonably need that information to provide products or Services to you or in order to do their jobs.
Regardless of what country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Flipmass to use your information in the United States and any other country where Flipmass operates. We rely on various authorized methods, including your consent, to enable us to transfer your personal data to the US (if you do not live in the US) and to other countries. In some countries, the privacy laws and standards, including the rights of certain authorities to access your personal information, may differ from those that apply in your home country.
We also may disclose personally identifiable information to parties in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity. In such events, Flipmass may disclose a name, address, country, phone number, email address, and company name.
Flipmass may share demographic information with business partners, but it will always be aggregated and anonymized, so personally-identifiable information is not revealed.
Flipmass may engage third party companies and individuals (such as research companies, analytics and security providers) to help provide our Services. These third parties have limited access to your information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated to Flipmass not to disclose or use your information for other purposes.
This policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that Flipmass does not own or control, or individuals that Flipmass does not employ or manage. If you provide your information to others, different practices may apply to the use or disclosure of the information you provide to them. Flipmass does not control the privacy policies of third parties, including other Flipmass members. Flipmass is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of Flipmass members or other websites on the Internet, even those linked to or from the Flipmass Site or Apps. We encourage you to ask questions before you disclose your personal information to others.
The security of your personal information is important to us. Your Flipmass account information is protected by a password. It is important that you protect against unauthorized access to your account and information by choosing your password carefully, and keeping your password and computer secure, such as by signing out after using our Services.
Flipmass encrypts sensitive information (such as credit card numbers) using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Flipmass follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once Flipmass receives it. Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Flipmass will retain your information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy, for as long as your account is active, or as needed to provide you Services. If you no longer want Flipmass to use your information to provide you Services, you may close your account. Flipmass will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Please note that closing your account may not free up your email address, username, or shop name for reuse on a new account.
You may inform us of any changes or requests regarding your personal data, and in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection law, we may update or delete your personal data accordingly. We'll respond to your request within a reasonable timeframe.
If you are a Flipmass member, you can access, correct, change, and delete certain personal information associated with your account by sending us an email at email@example.com.