What Personal Information Does My Fave Places Collect?
When you visit My Fave Places website you will browse anonymously unless you have posted a comment on the web site or selected to contact us.
Personal Information - You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number and email address) on the web site. Here are some of the ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information.
• Contact Us - If you email us through the “Contact”, "What are yours?", "Get in touch!" or "Want to Contribute?" links on this site, we ask you for information such as your name and email address so we can respond to your questions and comments. You may choose to provide additional information as well.
• Blog and Subscribe updates - If you would like to receive alerts such as email newsletters from My Fave Places, we ask for your name and email address so we can send you the updates.
Information we collect and how we use it
Mobile app account Information: If you create an account on My Fave Places app, we may store and use your first and last name, email address, home location of city or town, and other information you may provide with your account, such as your gender, short bio and a personalized display name. Your display name, city/town location as well as any photo you submit through the registration process, will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. There is an option in the Profile section to add a short bio that will be displayed publicly.
You can invite your friends to join the Service by providing us with their contact information, or by allowing us to access your contacts from your mobile device, or third party sites to select which friends you want to invite. If you allow us to access your contacts, we may transmit that information to My Fave Places long enough to process your invitations.
Can I hide my user profile from public view to protect my privacy?
My Fave Places people, lists and notes are intended for public consumption and works best when real people share and trust each other’s recommendations. However we think it’s important to keep your personal account information private. You can create a personalized user name that is displayed and we do not reveal your email or phone number. You can also keep as many or as few of your favorite places private from others. We have steps on how to do that listed in our help section of the app.
If you post any Comments or User Content on the Website, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there may be read, collected, or used by other users of the Website, as well as other third parties. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. We cannot guarantee that other users have not made copies of and/or will not use such information outside of the Website. We are not responsible for information you choose to post in this forum.
App sharing to Third Party Services (i.e., Twitter and Facebook)
The My Fave Places app gives you the option of sharing some of your activity to your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts. This means when you share a place to Twitter or Facebook, this information will be viewable by the communities on those services (and in the case of Twitter, may be discoverable by search engines).
As is true of most Services, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer Services, to track users' movements around Services and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this automatically-collected data to personally identifiable information.
The Services deal with location, so in order to work, the Services need to know your location. Whenever you open and use/interact with our app on your mobile device or go to one of our Sites, we use the location information from your mobile device or browser (e.g., latitude and longitude) to tailor the Services experience to your current location (i.e., we'll show you a list of nearby locations, friends and tips). This information is NOT shared with others. We use various technologies to determine location, such as location services of the applicable operating system or browser and sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi- access points and cell towers. Your real-time location is not shared on the app or web.
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our site are visited and by how many people.
If you are an anonymous visitor, the information we collect is not capable of personally identifying you.
We also use third party advertisements to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Third Party Web Site Destinations
Information We Share
We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our app or web site visitors, except as described here. We may share information provided by our visitors to this site with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are restricted from using or disclosing the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights
My Fave Places does not disclose your personal information to third parties for the purpose of directly marketing their services to you unless you first agree to such disclosure. If you have any questions regarding this policy, you may contact us at the address listed above.
What if I Have Questions Or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy or anything else, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: February 29, 2016