Information Collection and Use
You can generally visit our Website without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself, although We do log all visitors’ IP addresses. However, if you choose to open a User account we will ask for Your name and contact information including home or business address, email address, telephone number, and other information and financial information such as credit card numbers or Your e-wallet account information. We will also ask you to create a username and User account (“User Information”).
We also may collect further personal information such as locational data, purchasing habits, pages viewed, browsing time and date, and preferences, and clicking habits (“Other Information”). Additionally, we may collect information from the browsing device you use, such as your type of computer or mobile device, operating system, browser type, mobile carrier, the referring web page, search terms used, and cookie data (“Computer Information”).
For the purpose of this Policy, User Information, Other Information, and Computer Information are referred to collectively as “Personal Information”.
We may use Your Personal Information to improve Website functionality, to personalize Your experience, to track usage, to deliver requested services or information, to provide You with notices regarding goods or services You may be interested in purchasing in the future, to register You to use Our Website and Services, to verify Your authority to enter Our Website, to provide analysis and feedback to other Users of our Website, to comply with legal requests and obligations, to perform analytics, and to improve the content and general administration of the Website and Our Services. We may also use User information such as credit card numbers and other financial information to verify your identity.
We may use IP addresses to discover and prevent unauthorized use of the Website. When we collect IP addresses for aggregate trend and demographic information analysis, we do not match the IP addresses to personally identifiable information. We also reserve the right to block certain IP addresses’ access to the Website or some of the Services. If You believe Your IP address has been blocked through no fault of Your own in an unintentional manner, please contact Us at cutomerservice(at)bidokee.com.
We may also make copies of Your Personal Information as a means of back up protection should We suffer any data loss.
All Personal Information and all communications made on or through this Website including emails sent to or from us to or from Users will be stored on servers rented, leased, or owned by Us.
By creating a User account on BidOkee, You agree to receive emails from Us. Email preferences can be modified in your User account settings. We will only send you emails if You opt in to receive emails from Us. Our emails will contain a conspicuous unsubscribe link through which You will be able to modify your email subscription settings, including cancelling email subscriptions.
Privacy of Individuals Under 18
BidOkee respects the privacy interests of individual under age 18 and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Website is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not target Our Services or this Website to individuals under 18. BidOkee does not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under the age of 18. Please visit our Terms for terms regarding Website age restrictions.
The Website may track the total number of visitors to our Website, the number of visitors to each page of our Website, browser type, and IP addresses, and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate, but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Website, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Disclosure of Personal Information
- BidOkee may share with and among its affiliated companies any registration information, any information concerning potentially fraudulent activities on BidOkee.com, and any other information it may obtain or possess regarding any user of BidOkee.com, as far as is permitted by law;
- BidOkee reserves the right to report any activity conducted in connection with the Website or Service that it reasonably suspects violates any law or regulation to appropriate law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties;
- BidOkee may, as far as is permitted by law, access, collect, and disclose any information it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, user contact details, IP address and traffic information, usage history and posted content, in order to cooperate with court orders or to protect BidOkee’s systems and customers from fraudulent or illegal activity; and
BidOkee does not disclose User Information except where:
- We have your consent;
- We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of processing information on Our behalf;
- We have reason to report to a credit-reporting agency pursuant to the Terms;
- We need to deliver a product or service that You have ordered; or
- We are complying with valid legal process.
We may transfer your Personal Information to a successor entity upon a merger, consolidation or other corporate reorganization in which We participate or to a purchaser of all or substantially all of BidOkee’s assets to which this Website or the Services relates.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Referral Network
BidOkee operates a four level referral system whereby Users may obtain Perks in exchange for referring other individuals to the Website. You may receive Perks in the following circumstances:
(a) when you refer another individual to the Website (a “First Level Referral”);
(b) when a First Level Referral refers another individual to the Website (a “Second Level Referral”);
(c) when a Second Level Referral refers another individual to the Website (“a “Third Level Referral”)
(d) when Third Level Referral refers another individual to the Website (a “Fourth Level Referral”)
Collectively, all individuals referred to the Website as a First Level Referral, Second Level Referral, Third Level Referral or Fourth Level Referral in relation to a particular User constitute that User’s “Referral Network”.
In order to enhance the functionality of our referral system certain information regarding the members of a User’s Referral Network will be viewable to that User. In particular, every User of the Website with an active Account may be able to view the following information in relation to members of their Referral Network:
(a) the User ID and/or name of the other User who referred the Referral Network member to the Website;
(b) any Perks gained by a User in exchange for referring a member to your Referral Network;
(c) all the contributions a particular member of your Referral Network has made to any crowdfunding campaigns through the Website, including the date of contribution and amount contributed.
Collectively the information in (a) through (c) above is referred to as the “Network Information.” By using the Website or Services or registering for an Account on the Website You consent to your Network Information becoming publicly available to other Users of the Website who are members of your Referral Network as further discussed above. No other Personal Information, such as User mailing addresses, email addresses or phone numbers will be publicly viewable in this manner unless you have first expressly opted into sharing this information.
From time to time We may contact Users generally or only specific Referral Networks with information and promotions relating to the Website, including offers to support other crowd funding campaigns on the Website. We may also allow Users to send messages directly to members of their Referral Networks, including messages promoting individual crowdfunding campaigns, through functionality provided by the Website. Additionally, Users may be able contact other Users within their Referral Network through functionality provided by the Website. By using the Website or Services or registering for an Account on the Website You agree to receive such communications from Us or members of your Referral Network.
We may, from time to time, modify the information that may be publicly viewable to a User regarding the members their Referral Network. If these modifications result in information additional to the Network Information becoming available, We will request the consent of all Users affected before making such information available, and will only make a User’s information available upon receiving that User’s prior consent.
Users may be able to restrict the Network Information that is publicly viewable to members of their Referral Network by adjusting privacy settings on the Website. In particular Users choose to share their Network Information with all Users of the Website, or restrict the information that is shareable to their Referral Network. However, Users will not be able to opt-out of having the Shared Information be viewable to a member of that User’s Referral Network.
From time to time we may use other third parties to send out emails on our behalf and a third party marketing provider to provide broadcast email services for us. When you sign up to receive newsletters, marketing material or other communication from BidOkee, we will share your name and email address as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for promotional purposes other than those described in this paragraph.
Any emails you received from BidOkee whether director or through third party services providers shall have an opt-out or unsubscribe option clearly displayed allowing the user to opt-out or unsubscribe from future emails from BidOkee.
Links to Third Party Websites
We may employ procedural and technological security measures that are reasonably designed to help protect Your Personal Information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. BidOkee may use industry-standard secure socket layer (SSL) and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to Your Personal Information.
Correcting/Updating Personal Information
BidOkee provides You with the ability to review, correct, and delete any Personal Information you have on record with Us. If you wish to review or correct Your Personal Information, You may access Your account online or You may contact Us at customerservice(at)bidokee.com
Users will be able to terminate their User account by using an account termination tool in their User settings. Personal information associated with the User account will remain on Our servers but will be rendered inactive and any publicly available information not related to a User account will cease to be viewable.
Upon termination of a User account, the content associated with that account will be rendered inactive but may remain publicly viewable and will not necessarily be deleted.
Revision date: December 31, 2014