Last updated: January 15, 2019.
2. Information We Collect
We directly collect information about you that you provide when you use the Services. We receive and store this information that you voluntarily provide it to us through the Site, including any information provided as an individual or entity (e.g. name, email, employment details, geographical information) or in any other manner, such as third-party log-in authentication systems (e.g., Facebook/PayPal) that may be offered through the Services. The decision to provide this information to us is completely voluntary, and we may provide options through the Service that control the extent to which you are willing to have this information displayed on through the Services (e.g. store location).
We also collect information from you automatically during your visit to the Site and your use of the Services, including but not limited to, your IP address and device ID, date and time of visit, and web browser used, as well as through cookies, web beacons, or other web tracking tools (further discussed below).
We are not responsible for any information that you provide directly to other users of the Services or to third parties, and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with third-party privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such third parties.
3. How We Use Your Information
By registering an account to use the Services, engaging with features of the Site, or otherwise using the Services, you consent to our use of your information as permitted herein, including but not limited to: for brand owners, creating publicly viewable education and marketing materials based on information you have provided; and for budtenders, displaying the content of any product review you provide through Services.
Additionally, we may use your information to:
- provide targeted, or location-based content, services, and advertising through the Services and to third parties;
- aggregate data regarding your use of the Services, and generate reports relating to such use, which reports may be produced by third-party service providers;
- contact you (i.e. through text message) with promotional materials and other information of interest (if you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, you may unsubscribe through the link provided in any of the communications);
- provide you with personalized content and services offered by us;
- moderate, display, and disseminate the information and other content you have submitted through the Services;
- customize, modify and improve the features, performance, and support of the Services;
- assist with our internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, and service improvement; and
- communicate with you or initiate communication with you on behalf of third parties through your account or through other means such as email, telephone (including mobile phone), or postal mail, including through the use of contact information that you provide to us or (where it is lawful for us to do so) that we otherwise obtain from third-party resources.
4. Sharing of Your Personal Information
We will not sell your Personal Information to any third party, but your Personal Information may be shared with third parties either directly by you through the features of the Services (within your control) or in the following circumstances:
With Your Consent:When you expressly consent to allow us to share your Personal Information for specific uses, this includes through accepting any notices on the Site and in the Services. This may include sending your demographic or other personally identifying information through text message to toptender.
With Our Service Providers and Vendors: As reasonably needed to operate the Services, your Personal Information may be shared with certain third-party service providers, vendors, agents, and other persons who assist us in providing the Services. Such third parties may access your information only as necessary to perform their functions and such parties will be required to adhere to confidentially obligations. The Services may also share aggregated information with third parties to allow such third parties to serve advertisements online.
With Stores/Brand Owners: If you follow any link provided by a user of the Services, the Services may automatically direct you to the applicable third-party website, which process may include sharing information with that user. By indicating your interest regarding receiving additional information from the user, your personal information may be shared with the party or parties responsible for the link under the terms of our agreement with such party.
In Order to Comply with Applicable Law: We will disclose your Personal Information if legally required to do so, or at our discretion, pursuant to a request from a government entity or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (i) meet legal requirements or comply with legal process; (ii) protect our rights or property, or that of affiliated companies; (iii) prevent a crime; or (iv) protect the personal safety of other users or the public.
In Connection with the Purchase of Our Business: We may transfer your Personal Information to an acquirer (and its affiliates or agents) as part of any sale of the business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our or our assets. You will be notified of such an event by a prominent notice posted on the Site. This may also include as part of an insolvency proceeding or dissolution. Personal Information will not be sold independently as an asset of our business.
5. How We Store Information
6. Security of Your Information
You are responsible for keeping your account information and relevant passwords secure and private. 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 method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Do not share your password with anyone else.
7. Tracking Cookies and Tracking Technology Disclosure
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts may be used by us and our third-party marketing partners, affiliates, and analytics or service providers (e.g. user interaction and marketing analytics). These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Services, tracking users’ movements through the Services, and gathering demographic information about the Services’ user base. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these third parties on an individual or aggregated basis. In addition, third-party service providers, including Google, may use these technologies in order to better provide you with advertisements relevant to your interests.
8. Information on Children
To access or use the Services you must be 21 years of age or older. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information without their consent, he or she should contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 21 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our files and terminate the child’s account.
9. Contact Us