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Privacy Policy

outdoorpals is committed to maintaining the accuracy, confidentiality, and security of your Personal Data. This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you use our mobile application, visit our website, sign up for an account or use any of our services. By visiting our website or using our mobile application or any of our services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, which is outlined below.  By visiting this website, using our mobile application or any of our services you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy and you consent to receive it via electronic form via publication on the world wide web between you (“you,” “user,” “your”) and outdoorpals, LLC (“the website,” “the service,” ”services”, “us,” we”, "our", "company", "website", “outdoorpals”).   This Privacy Policy is part of our Terms and Conditions which govern your use of the Site and Services.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to any products, Services, websites, or content that are offered by third parties (“Third Party Services”, “service providers”), which are governed by their respective privacy policies. Please read this policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we treat it. By using our website or services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood and consent to this privacy policy.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

As part of our mobile application, website and services, you may be asked to provide certain information about you and we may collect information automatically through your usage. You directly provide the majority of the information that we collect. We collect personal information that you provide or input on the site, including:

  • Name, date of birth and contact information;

  • Login details, including email address and password;

  • Social media account information, and profile image,

  • Information in correspondence with us

  • Payment information, including your address and credit card information,

  • Demographic information;

  • Pictures, video, and other user uploaded or submitted content;

  • Location data, if user chooses to share that information in the mobile application

Additionally, we may collect information automatically about users via a variety of methods, such as cookies, web beacons, JavaScript, and log files. This information may include user IP addresses, browser types, domain names, device type, time stamp, referring URL and other log file information; user activities within the Service; aggregate and statistical information regarding overall server/visitor traffic and navigation patterns for the Service. Web servers collect this type of basic information automatically as part of Web log processes.

We may also receive information if you chose to link or sign up using a third-party service account (such as Facebook or Apple), including your contact lists for these services and information related to your use of the website or mobile application in relation to these services.

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

We will use this information collected for the following purposes:

  • To provide our services to you

  • To create an account on our website with login details for you

  • To send you communications regarding our services, including with marketing offers

  • To advertise or market to you

  • To better understand and serve your needs;

  • Respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us

  • To enhance your customer experience and improve our customer service

  • To tailor our content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer personalized help and instructions, and to otherwise personalize your experience with our Service.

  • To support the social functions of the website and mobile application, including to permit you and other users to connect with each other through the service and for you and other users to share, download, and otherwise interact with User Content posted through the services

  • To help us detect abuse, fraud, and illegal activity on the website and mobile application

  • To comply with applicable legal obligations, including responding to a subpoena or court order

  • To enforce our terms, conditions and policies

  • To use user content as part of our advertising and marketing campaigns to promote the services

Do We Ever Share Your Personal Information with Third-Parties?

We share the information we collect as follows:

Legal Disclosures. We may disclose a Service user’s information (including personal information) where we believe that we are required to do so in order to comply with an applicable statute, regulation, rule or law, a subpoena, a warrant or administrative request, a court or regulatory order, or other valid legal processes. We may also disclose personal information where we believe it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating the Terms of Service for our Service, to detect fraud, for assistance with a delinquent account, as evidence in litigation in which we are involved, or to protect the safety and/or security of our users, the Service or the general public.

Service Providers. We may employ independent contractors, vendors and suppliers to provide specific services related to the Service, such as hosting and maintaining the Service, providing credit card processing and fraud screening, and developing applications for the Service, email services and marketing enrichment services.

Business Transfers. We reserve the right to transfer information (including personal information) to a third party in the event of a sale, merger or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of outdoorpals, LLC or any of its Affiliates (including as part of a bankruptcy proceeding). We may disclose personal information about Service users to our affiliated companies. Our affiliates’ use of your personal information will be in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Social Media Sharing. If a user chooses to share information or other content and feedback through social media outlets, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, third parties may receive information about a user’s experience on the Service.

Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may also provide aggregate, anonymous or de-identified information about users and the Service for marketing and research purposes. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit the Service, the demographic breakdown of our registered users of the Service, and the educational progress of categories of users.

SMS Messaging Privacy

Outdoorpals uses third-party software to allow users to invite their phone contacts to the app via a one-time SMS link. The users receiving the SMS text may not be a part of the outdoorpals platform, and will not have the option to opt in to receiving these messages prior to receiving the message. All SMS messages sent from the outdoorpals platform are initiated by an individual with a prior relationship with the recipient; the individual/user is initiating the SMS message and the recipient of the SMS message is a phone contact of that individual. The recipient of the SMS invite can opt-out of receiving SMS messages from the outdoorpals app by replying "STOP" to these messages. Outdoorpals as a company will NEVER be using Twilio SMS to contact its users. Outdoorpals does not collect any personal contact information from its users.

What Privacy Protections are there for third-party links used on the website or Service?

Content and information posted by the Company may contain links to other sites, including those of our business partners or affiliates. While we seek to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy and security, we are not responsible for the privacy practices used by other sites.

What Additional Rights do EAA Residents Have?

If you are resident outside the United States, including in the EEA; European Economic Area (“EEA”), which includes the member states of the European Union (“EU”), we transfer Personal Data provided by you for processing in the United States, including Personal Information sent via e-mails or when you create an account.  Under the GDPR, we are considered a “controller” and a “co-processor” of the Personal Data of EEA Residents.  By providing Personal Data to us for the purpose of using the website or mobile application, you consent to the processing of such data in the United States.  The transfer of your Personal Data to the United States is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and us for your use of the website or mobile application.

Please note that the United States does not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA and other jurisdictions.

Rights of EEA Residents

This section of the Privacy Policy is applicable to residents of the EEA, which consists of the member states of the European Union.  This section also applies to residents of Switzerland and residents of the United Kingdom.   Residents of the EEA, UK and Switzerland are referred to here as “EEA Residents.”

All processing of Personal Data of EEA Residents is performed by us in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data (“GDPR”).

Under the GDPR, we are both the controller and a co-processor of the Personal Data of EEA Residents. Our purpose for collecting and processing Personal Data from EEA Residents is to provide them with the features and functionalities of our website and mobile application and information regarding our services.  The legal basis for collecting Personal Data is because it is necessary for performance of a contract between us to provide you with the website and mobile application and its related features and functionality. We also rely on your consent to receive information about our services.  You may withdraw consent from receiving marketing and promotional communications by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link on the communication or sending an e-mail to outdoorpalsapp@gmail.com with the subject line “Opt Out.”  If EEA Residents do not provide Personal Data to us or withdraw consent for processing such Personal Data, we may not be able to provide such residents with certain features or functionalities of the website or mobile application or information regarding the services, including processing payments.

If you are an EEA resident, you have the right to access personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information below.

Additionally, if you are an EEA resident we are hereby notifying you that we are processing your information in order to fulfill contracts we might have with you, or otherwise to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Additionally, please note that your information will be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States.

Security of Transmission of Personal Information and Risks Related to the Internet

This Website and mobile application have security measures in place to help protect against the loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of the information under the company’s control. This Website uses no encryption (data scrambling) on certain portions of this Website, but uses encryption on portions where you are transmitting financial information, such as credit card information. When you are on any website that asks you for confidential information, you should check to see if the information being transmitted is encrypted in order to increase the security of your information. Although every effort is made to ensure no one else will view, seize or obtain your information, complete confidentiality and security is not yet possible over the Internet. Any unencrypted email communication over the Internet is not secure or confidential, and is subject to possible interception, loss and alteration. The company, its agents, administrators, employees and affiliates may not be held liable for any damages you or anyone else may suffer or incur as a result of the transmission of confidential or sensitive information over the Internet, and all such communications will be made at your own risk.

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. For example, we seek to use Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology for the placement of orders. 

Unfortunately, no data storage system or data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please also be aware that we may use third-party cloud service providers that provide hosting, data storage and other services pursuant to standard terms and conditions that may be non-negotiable; these service providers have informed us or the general public that they apply security measures they consider adequate for the protection of information within their system, or they have a general reputation for applying such measures.

What Additional Rights Do California Users Have?

The California Consumer Privacy Act provides some California residents with the additional rights listed below. 

Right to Know. You have the right to know and see what data we have collected about you over the past twelve (12) months, including:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;

  • The categories of sources from which the personal information is collected;

  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting your personal information;

  • The categories of third parties with whom we have shared your personal information; and

  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

We do not sell your personal information.

Right to Delete. You have the right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you (and direct our service providers to do the same). There are a number of exceptions, however, that include, but are not limited to, when the information is necessary for us or a third party to do any of the following:

  • Provide you with a good or service, or otherwise perform a contract between us and you;

  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;

  • Fix our system in the case of a bug;

  • Protect the free speech rights of you or other users;

  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 et seq.);

  • Comply with a legal obligation; or

  • Make other internal and lawful uses of the information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Other Rights. You have the right to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclose to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. You also have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights listed above.

Exercising Your California Privacy Rights. To request access to or deletion of your personal information, or to exercise any other data rights under California law, you may write to us at legal@outdoorpals.com. Please include your full name and email address associated with your use of our services, along with why you are writing, so that we can process your request in an efficient manner.

Response Timing and Format. We aim to respond to a consumer request for access or deletion within 45 days of receiving that request. If we require more time, we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

Are There Any Age Restrictions for Use of the Company’s Services?

You must be at least 18 years old or older to gain access to our services. The Service is not intended for those who are under 18 years old.  The Company does not knowingly collect any information from anyone who is under 18 years of age and does so in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This website and Service, as well as its contents and services, is directed solely to individuals who are at least 18 years old and older.

If we learn we have collected Personal Data from a child under 18 without parental consent, we will delete that information, unless we are legally obligated to retain such data.   If you have any reason to believe we may have unknowingly collected data from a minor under the age of 18, please immediately send us an email at legal@outdoorpals.com or use the “Contact Us” function on our website, outdoorpals.com.

How Are Users Notified of Any Changes to this Policy?

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will provide notice of any material changes made to our Privacy Policy by prominently posting the revised Policy with an updated date of revision on our homepage. We encourage users to check this page periodically for any changes. If we make any material changes that affect information we have previously collected about you, we will provide you with notice, via email or within the Service.

How Can I Contact the Company Regarding this Policy?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our security measures at outdoorpals, LLC, please contact us at legal@outdoorpals.com or use the “Contact Us” function on our website, outdoorpals.com.