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Pugoka, (“Pugoka,” “we,” or “us“) knows that you care how Personal Information about you is collected, used, shared and stored. “Personal Information” means information which personally identifies you or another.
Personal Information We Collect or You May Provide
When you register to be a User you will be asked to provide the following information:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Your Facebook information if you are signing up with Facebook connect (This will authenticate your identity and link your Facebook Profile information, such as your name and email address, to your Pugoka account. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network)
- You may provide your location
If you create a Campaign, or join as a Campaign team member, we will ask you to provide us with the following Personal Information in addition to the Personal Information you provide when you register to be a User:
- Your legal person or business name
- Your legal physical address
- Your Tax ID (if you are a business)
- Your telephone number
- Your date of birth
- Your PayPal account information (if accepting payments via PayPal)
- Your bank account information.
As a Contributor, we will ask you to provide:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Ship-to information
- Your billing name and address
- Your PayPal e-mail address
You may be also be asked to provide further information in order to help validate your identity:
- Your gender
- Your driver’s license information, government issued identification number
- Other personally identifiable information as we need for verification
We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us or your Posts which we may retain along with our responses.
As a Campaign Owner, you can invite others who are helping you with your campaign to join your campaign team. We will ask you for this person’s email address and send him or her an email invite to join your team. Pugoka collects this email address for the purpose of sending this invite. This person may contact us to request that we remove this information.
You can sign up for or sign in to your Pugoka account using Facebook Connect. When you sign in using Facebook Connect, we will receive the following info: your public profile, friend list and email address. Pugoka will use this info to authenticate your identity, show you Campaigns your friends have funded, and link your Facebook Profile information to your Pugoka account. Facebook Connect gives you the option to post information about your activities on this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network. You can disconnect Facebook Connect under your Pugoka account settings page.
Any Personal Information you Post as User Content is available to the public without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Your name and location are publicly displayed in your profile page. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the site, contact us using. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. The profile you create on our site will be publically visible. You may change the visibility settings of your Contributions, and the types of information it may disclose, on the “My Contributions” page, and/or when you take specific actions on the site that provide you the option of anonymity.
We display personal testimonials of satisfied users on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us using the information below. We collect your location based information for the purpose of tailoring search to reflect results in your area. We will only share this information with our mapping provider for the sole purpose of providing you with this service.
When you use our mobile site, we may receive information about your location and your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device. We may use this information to provide you with location based services, search results, and other personalized content. Most mobile devices allow you to control or disable location services in the device’s setting’s menu. If you have questions about how to disable your device’s location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or the manufacturer of your particular device.
How We Use Your Personal Information
We use your Personal Information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the Service and conduct our business. For example (and not limited) to:
- Register as a User and to identify you when you sign-in to your account
- Administer your account or funds
- Respond to your inquiries, customer service requests, complaints or your job application
- Verify activity as we deem necessary
- Send you a newsletter or other promotional communications
- Conduct research and analyze data to improve our Service or customize our communications with you
- Communicate with you
How We Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties
We do not sell your Personal Information to third parties.
We may share your Personal information:
- As required by law, such as to comply with reporting requirements, a subpoena, or similar legal process.
- In connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity or as we believe reasonably necessary to protect or enforce our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others.
- With any other user, contributor, campaign owner or third party with your prior consent to do so as described in this Policy.
If you are a Contributor, we share your name, email and shipping address with the Campaign Owner or Campaign team member for delivery of Rewards.
If you are a Campaign Owner, we may share your name, email address, and other contact information with any Contributor who alleges that you have failed to comply with your Campaign commitments such as Reward fulfillment.
We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities such as processing your payments, accepting job applications and offering customer service. These companies are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us and are obligated to keep your information confidential. Some of our pages utilize framing techniques to serve content from our service providers while preserving the look and feel of our site, such as when you enter credit card information. Please be aware that you are providing your personal information to these third parties and not to https://www.pugoka.com/.
If Pugoka is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets or bankruptcy, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Website of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information.
How We Store and Protect Your Personal Information
We may store Personal Information in locations outside our direct control (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).
We use Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt sensitive personal information (such as your payment information and geolocation) before it travels over the internet. Credit card numbers are never stored on our database or servers.
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted 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 method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Website, you can contact us.
Compromise of Personal Information
We will promptly notify those persons whose Personal Information is compromised. Notwithstanding, Pugoka does not accept liability for any unintentional disclosure or a disclosure that occurs due to a security breach of our systems or facilities.
User Access and Choice
You may, of course, decline to submit Personal Information to us; in which case, you may not be able to become a User or use certain Services.
If your Personal Information changes, you may correct, update, amend, remove, or ask to have it removed by making the change on your user account “Settings” page, by contacting the email address listed below. If you no longer desire our service, you may deactivate/delete your account entirely from the account “Settings” page, or contact us directly. We will respond to your request within 30 days.
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your Personal Information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Notification, Electronic Communication
Upon registration, or on other areas of the site, you may opt-in to receive periodic messages from us, including changes to features of the Service, newsletters, promotions and special offers. If you wish to subscribe to these emails, we will use your name and email address to send them to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving our newsletter or marketing emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing email preferences manager on your account settings page or you can contact us.. Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, or offers.
Links to Other Websites, Blogs/Forums and Social Media Widgets
Our Site includes links to other websites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Pugoka. When you use a link to go from our Website to another website, such as that of our payments processors, the privacy statement for the other website governs. We encourage you to carefully read and understand the privacy statement of any website you visit.
Our Website offers a publicly accessible blog. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be displayed publicly and read, collected, and used by others who access them. To request removal of your personal information from our blog, contact us. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.