You must be at least 13 years of age or older to access or use the Site. By accessing or using the Site you affirm that you are at least 13 years of age and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in the Terms, and to abide by and comply with the Terms. If you are under 13 years of age, you are not permitted to use the Site. If for any reason, we, in our sole discretion, believe you do not meet the eligibility requirements set forth above, we reserve the right, without provision of any notice to you to terminate your account and the Terms. If you do not meet the eligibility requirements as set forth above, we have no obligations to you under the Terms. You must be at least 18 years or older in order to add a business listing on Pitnit. By adding a business on Pitnit you warrant that you are above 18 years of age and will be legally bound by this Agreement. You represent that you possess the required authority to provide such business information to Pitnit.
Protecting Your Privacy
We do not share, rent, or sell your account information to any third party, except as expressly set forth below. Please help us protect your privacy by keeping your account information safe. Do not disclose your password to anyone and keep changing it periodically. If you find that an account depicting your personal or business profile has been created on Pitnit by an unauthorized individual, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request for its removal.
Information We Collect
You may use some of our services without registering on Pitnit or providing any Personal Information. When you register on Pitnit, you are required to provide us some of your Personal Information to create an account. We collect and store the following Personal Information in connection with your registration on Pitnit: your first and last name, username and password, email address, date of birth, gender, education and employment details, current city and hometown. You understand that by providing us such Personal Information, you allow us to identify you. You can control who has access to some of your Personal Information by changing your privacy settings. Some of the services we provide may be hampered if you do not provide us the necessary Personal Information.
Some of the information that you provide us may be viewed by everyone on Pitnit. This includes your name, profile photo, cover photo, gender, username, business reviews, and business listing details like your business location, business contact details, products & services, offers & coupons, business posts, user comments & reviews, photos & videos, business working hours and other content. You also provide us your information when you send messages, or post User Content through Pitnit, create groups and events and register for the use of certain features and services like email newsletters and promotional offers. We may collect or retain any other User Content.
Pitnit allows you to import contacts from your Gmail accounts and send them invitations to join your friends/followers list on the Site. We may store the email address of all such contacts that you invite to the Site.
In addition to the above, we may also collect and store the following:
- Information about how you use the features and services of the Site and how frequently you use them.
- Your requests for services, or information and correspondence sent to us or through the Site.
- Information related to customer service given to you as a user of the Site.
- The activities you perform on or through the Site, like adding a friend, sharing a post or photo, discussions on groups/communities and chat conversations.
- Other sources of information like demographic and traffic-related information, statistics related to page views, IP address, and standard web log information.
In most cases, we acquire your Personal Information directly through you. We may obtain information related to business listings from other sources also including publicly available sources. Some information about your business listings on the Site may be available on search engines to improve online visibility of the business and enable individuals and other businesses to communicate with you.
How We Use Your Information
Pitnit may use your Personal Information or other collected information in order to improve the services offered to you, diagnose technical problems, maintain security, and analyse how you use the various services on the Site. In addition, we may provide your information to third party vendors and service providers, who work on behalf of Pitnit and need the information to perform services for us. These third party vendors are allowed to use your Personal Information solely for the purpose of providing the services requested by us in order for us to maintain the Site.
We may also use your Personal Information or other collected information for the following purposes:
- To provide you personalized content and information.
- To monitor the effectiveness of the Site by analysing the statistics related to total number of visitors, total traffic, and other demographic information.
- To rectify technical problems.
- To help you access your information in a more efficient manner.
- To monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.
- To identify whether you are an authentic account user or not.
- To keep a track of your personal preferences as specified by you.
- To gather information to find ways of improving the Site and provide you more relevant features, recommendations and other services.
How We Share Your Information
We will not share, sell, or rent your Personal Information to any third party. Before submitting any information on or through the Site, please check the privacy settings available. Please note that some of the Personal Information that you share on or through the Site, like your name and profile photo, may not have any privacy settings. If you do not want to share your profile photo with anyone on the Site, please do not upload it. Any Personal Information that you post on the Site may become available to the public instantly, depending upon your Privacy Settings. We may store your Personal Information and other content in locations that are not under direct control of us (for instance, on the servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). We take strict measures to prevent any unauthorised disclosure of your Personal Information.
Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Information, we may disclose your Personal Information in the following scenarios:
- To assist you in delivering services that you have requested from us.
- If you authorise any representatives to have access to your Personal Information.
- In response to subpoenas, warrants, court orders, lawful requests or legal process.
- To establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or protect other users.
- In order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding any claims or allegations by third parties, illegal activities, or potential threat to the safety or property of another person.
- As otherwise stated by applicable law.
We may send you email notifications from time to time to inform you about the activities happening on your account. We send you a notification when you have a new friend request, when someone accepts your friend request, someone comments on your post, etc. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you may opt-out by changing your Email Notification settings.
We also store your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address acts as a unique identifier on your computer or device. It provides us your session details on the Site and helps to detect and prevent illegal activities on or through the Site.
Security of Your Personal Information
Security of your Personal Information is of utmost importance to us. We take considerable measures to ensure safety of your Personal Information. However, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will always be 100% secure. For example, your Personal Information may be affected by actions outside of our control, such as computer “hacking” and physical theft. You acknowledge and agree that you provide your information, including Personal Information, to the Site at your own risk. You are solely responsible for keeping your account details and password secure.
In the event we notice that your Personal Information has been compromised, we may send you a notification to inform you about the security breach, or as otherwise required by law.
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Data Retention and Account Termination
When you deactivate your user account or when your account is terminated, we may still retain your account information and other content for a specific duration of time for backup or archival purposes. In the ordinary course of business, we will delete your record and any associated data, other than non-personally identifiable information related to your deleted account. However, we will retain one of the following: your username, email address, or user profile. Please note that we may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives.
Your Choices about Your Information
It is always your choice to decline to provide us with your Personal Information. In that case, we may not be able to provide you with certain features or services. If you want to update your account information or account preferences, you can do so by changing your Account Settings.
Policy Regarding Children
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. We do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information about users who are under the age of 13 and no part of the Site is directed to or intended to be used by persons under 13. If you are 13 years of age, then please do not use the Site at any time or in any manner. If we learn that Personal Information of persons under 13 years of age have been collected on the Site, then we may deactivate the account and/or make the user content inaccessible. If you find that we have personal information about anyone below 13 years of age on our website, please inform us at email@example.com.
Whenever we make any changes to the Site or inform you about any updates on the Site, we may notify you by (i) sending notice to the email specified on your user account, (ii) posting such notice on the Site, or (iii) as required by applicable law. The manner in which we notify you and the final decision to give you a notification will be at our sole discretion. You can opt out of receiving certain other types of notifications by changing your Email Notification Settings in your user account.
Change of Control
In the event Pitnit is acquired by or merged with a third party, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as a part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In an event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors’ rights generally, your Personal Information may be transferred by the trustee.