Birdzi 10 Box Price Plus Stores, Inc. App Terms of Use

 

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Birdzi, Inc. (“Birdzi”, “we,” or “us”), our website at http://birdzi.com (the “Site”) the Harps-branded mobile application (the “App”), and other services provided by us and on which a link to these Terms of Use is displayed (collectively, together with the Site and the App, our “Service”). These Terms of Use are a legally binding contract between you and Birdzi regarding your use of the Service.

 

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY CLICKING “I ACCEPT,” YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING THE BIRDZI PRIVACY POLICY AT THE END OF THIS DOCUMENT (COLLECTIVELY, THESE “TERMS”). If you are not eligible, or do not agree to these Terms, then please do not use the Service.

 

These Terms of Use provide that all disputes between you and Birdzi will be resolved by BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU AGREE TO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT to assert or defend your rights under this contract (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court). Your rights will be determined by a NEUTRAL ARBITRATOR and NOT a judge or jury and your claims cannot be brought as a class action. Please review the Arbitration Agreement below for the details regarding your agreement to arbitrate any disputes with Birdzi.

1.     Birdzi Service Overview. When you enter a 10 Box Price Plus Stores, Inc.(“Retailer”) store that has signed up for our services, the App will follow you on your route through the store and present grocery coupons and offers to you based on your current location. You may use the Savings Card Scanning feature to link your Retailer loyalty card to your account, which will allow the App to track purchases you make at Retailer stores so that the App may provide offers and coupons specifically tailored to you based on your past choices.

2.     Eligibility. You must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to use the Service. By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to us: (i) that you are at least thirteen (13) years of age; (ii) that you have not previously been suspended or removed from the Service; and (iii) that your registration and your use of the Service is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations. If you are using the Service on behalf of an entity, organization, or company, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind such organization to these Terms and you agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such organization.

3.     Accounts and Registration. To access some features of the Service, including the Savings Card Scanning feature, you must register for an account with Retailer or provide information that is used by Birdzi, Inc. to create a login on your behalf. When you register for an account or request that we create one on your behalf, you may be required to provide some information about yourself (such as your e-mail address or other contact information). You agree that the information you provide or provided to create that account is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times. We or Retailer may provide or may have provided you with a password for your account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, then you must immediately notify us at appsupport@birdzi.com.

4.     Support. If you are having problems with the Service, please contact us at appsupport@birdzi.com or via the help page on the Retailer website.

5.     Content Disclaimer. We are under no obligation to edit or control content that Retailer or parties with whom we or Retailer may contract post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for such content. Birdzi may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the Service you will be exposed to content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that such content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Birdzi with respect to such content. Birdzi makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy or fitness for use of any offers, including, but not limited to, coupons, rebates, discounts, etc. posted via the Service or that Retailer or any third party will honor or acknowledge any such offers, coupons, rebates, discounts, etc. posted via the Service. Birdzi is not responsible for providing any value for any offers, coupons, rebates, discounts, etc. posted via the Service. Birdzi is not responsible for the change of information at Retailer or third party stores including but not limited to rebate information, pricing, availability or fitness for use.

6.     Prohibited Conduct. BY USING THE SERVICE YOU AGREE NOT TO:

6.1           use the Service for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;

6.2           violate, or encourage others to violate, the rights of third parties, including by infringing or misappropriating third party intellectual property rights;

6.3           interfere with security-related features of the Service, including without limitation by (i) disabling or circumventing features that prevent or limit use or copying of any content, or (ii) reverse engineering or otherwise attempting to discover the source code of the Service or any part thereof except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law;

6.4           interfere with the operation of the Service or any user’s enjoyment of the Service, including without limitation by (i) uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code, (ii) making unsolicited offers or advertisements to other users of the Service, (iii) attempting to collect, personal information about users or third parties without their consent; or (iv) interfering with or disrupting any networks, equipment, or servers connected to or used to provide the Service, or violating the regulations, policies, or procedures of such networks, equipment, or servers;

6.5           perform any fraudulent activity including impersonating any person or entity, claiming false affiliations, accessing the Service accounts of others without permission, or falsifying your age or date of birth;

6.6           sell or otherwise transfer the access granted herein or any Materials (as defined in Section 11 below) or any right or ability to view, access, or use any Materials; or

6.7           attempt to do any of the foregoing in this Section 6, or assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described in this Section 6.

7.     Third-Party Services and Linked Websites. Birdzi may provide tools through the Service that enable you to export information to third party services through our implementation of third party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons). By using these tools, you agree that we may transfer such information to the applicable third-party service. Such third party services are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their use of your exported information. The Service may also contain links to third-party websites. Such linked websites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their content.

8.     Termination of Use; Discontinuation and Modification of the Service. If you violate any provision of these Terms, your permission to use the Service will terminate automatically. Additionally, Birdzi, in its sole discretion may terminate your user account on the Service or suspend or terminate your access to the Service at any time, with or without notice. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service at any time (including, without limitation, by limiting or discontinuing certain features of the Service) without notice to you. We will have no liability whatsoever on account of any change to the Service or any suspension or termination of your access to or use of the Service. You may terminate your account at any time by contacting customer service at appsupport@birdzi.com.

9.     Privacy Policy; Additional Terms

9.1           Privacy Policy. Please read the Birdzi Privacy Policy carefully for information relating to our collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information, including disclosure to Retailer. The Birdzi Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated by reference into, and made a part of, these Terms.

9.2           Additional Terms. Your use of the Service is subject to any and all additional terms, policies, rules, or guidelines applicable to the Service or certain features of the Service that we may post on or link to on the Service (the "Additional Terms"), such rules applicable to particular features or content on the Service, subject to Section 10 below. All such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into, and made a part of, these Terms.

10. Modification of these Terms. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change these Terms on a going-forward basis at any time. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. In the event that a change to these Terms materially modifies your rights or obligations, you will be required to accept such modified terms in order to continue to use the Service. Material modifications are effective upon your acceptance of such modified Terms. Immaterial modifications are effective upon publication. For the avoidance of doubt, disputes arising under these Terms will be resolved in accordance with these Terms in effect that the time the dispute arose.

11. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. The Service is owned and operated by Birdzi. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, data, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Service (the “Materials”) provided by Birdzi are protected by all relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights and applicable laws. All Materials contained in the Service are the property of Birdzi or our third-party licensors, including Retailer. Except as expressly authorized by Birdzi, you may not make use of the Materials. Birdzi reserves all rights to the Materials not granted expressly in these Terms.

12. Indemnity. You agree that you will be responsible for your use of the Service, and you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Birdzi and its officers, directors, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries and agents (collectively, the "Birdzi Entities") from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to, use of, or alleged use of the Service; (ii) your violation of these Terms or any representation, warranty, or agreements referenced herein, or any applicable law or regulation; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (iv) any disputes or issues between you and Retailer or between you and any third party. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you (and without limiting your indemnification obligations with respect to such matter), and in such case, you agree to cooperate with our defense of such claim.

13. Disclaimers; No Warranties

THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE BIRDZI ENTITIES SPECIFICALLY (BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION) DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (i) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE, OR TRADE. THE BIRDZI ENTITIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT OFFERED THROUGH THE SERVICE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED. 

 

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING ANY OF THE BIRDZI ENTITIES OR THE SERVICE THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ALL DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE, YOUR DEALINGS WITH OTHER SERVICE USERS, AND ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SERVICE AND USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIALS OR CONTENT THROUGH THE SERVICE AND ANY ASSOCIATED SITES OR SERVICES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIALS OR CONTENT. 

SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

14. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL THE BIRDZI ENTITIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT ON THE SERVICE, INCLDUING RETAILER’S OR A THIRD PARTY’S OFFERS, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT THE BIRDZI ENTITIES HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

YOU AGREE THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE BIRDZI ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF RELATING TO THE USE OF OR ANY INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE (INCLUDING ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE) OR OTHERWISE UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (i) THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO BIRDZI FOR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CLAIM OR (ii) $100.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 14 WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

15. Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to conflict of law principles. To the extent that any lawsuit or court proceeding is permitted hereunder, you and Birdzi agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state courts and federal courts located within Middlesex County, New Jersey for the purpose of litigating all such disputes. We operate the Service from our offices in New Jersey, and we make no representation that Materials included in the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

16. General. These Terms, together with the Birdzi Privacy Policy and any other agreements expressly incorporated by reference herein, constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between you and Birdzi regarding your use of and access to the Service, and except as expressly permitted above may be amended only by a written agreement signed by authorized representatives of all parties to these Terms. You may not assign or transfer these Terms or your rights hereunder, in whole or in part, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. We may assign these Terms at any time without notice. The failure to require performance of any provision will not affect our right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of these Terms or any provision of these Terms constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself. Use of section headers in these Terms is for convenience only and shall not have any impact on the interpretation of particular provisions. In the event that any part of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the unenforceable part shall be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remaining parts will remain in full force and effect. Upon termination of these Terms, any provision that by its nature or express terms should survive will survive such termination or expiration, including, but not limited to, Sections 2 and 6 through 19.

17. Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

17.1        Generally. In the interest of resolving disputes between you and Birdzi in the most expedient and cost effective manner, you and Birdzi agree that any and all disputes arising in connection with these Terms shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration is more informal than a lawsuit in court. Arbitration uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury, may allow for more limited discovery than in court, and can be subject to very limited review by courts. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief that a court can award. Our agreement to arbitrate disputes includes, but is not limited to all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of these Terms, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory, and regardless of whether the claims arise during or after the termination of these Terms. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND BIRDZI ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.

17.2        Exceptions. Notwithstanding subsection 17.1, we both agree that nothing herein will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit either of our right to (i) bring an individual action in small claims court, (ii) pursue enforcement actions through applicable federal, state, or local agencies where such actions are available, (iii) seek injunctive relief in a court of law, or (iv) to file suit in a court of law to address intellectual property infringement claims.

17.3        Arbitrator. Any arbitration between you and Birdzi will be governed by the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, "AAA Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"), as modified by these Terms, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and filing forms are available online at www.adr.org, by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879, or by contacting Birdzi.

17.4        Notice; Process. A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send a written notice of the dispute to the other, by certified mail or Federal Express (signature required), or in the event that we do not have a physical address on file for you, by electronic mail ("Notice"). Birdzi's address for Notice is Birdzi, Inc., 33 Wood Avenue South, Suite 600, Iselin, NJ 08830. The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought ("Demand"). We agree to use good faith efforts to resolve the claim directly, but if we do not reach an agreement to do so within 30 days after the Notice is received, you or Birdzi may commence an arbitration proceeding. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by you or Birdzi shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator until after the arbitrator makes a final decision and award, if any.  In the event our dispute is finally resolved through arbitration in your favor, Birdzi shall pay you (i) the amount awarded by the arbitrator, if any, (ii) the last written settlement amount offered by Birdzi in settlement of the dispute prior to the arbitrator’s award; or (iii) $1,000.00, whichever is greater.

17.5        Fees. In the event that you commence arbitration in accordance with these Terms, Birdzi will reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee, unless your claim is for greater than $10,000, in which case the payment of any fees shall be decided by the AAA Rules. Any arbitration hearings will take place at a location to be agreed upon in Middlesex County, New Jersey, provided that if the claim is for $10,000 or less, you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted (i) solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator; (ii) through a non-appearance based telephonic hearing; or (iii) by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules in the county (or parish) of your billing address.  If the arbitrator finds that either the substance of your claim or the relief sought in the Demand is frivolous or brought for an improper purpose (as measured by the standards set forth in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11(b)), then the payment of all fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. In such case, you agree to reimburse Birdzi for all monies previously disbursed by it that are otherwise your obligation to pay under the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the decision and award, if any, are based. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the payment and reimbursement of fees or expenses at any time during the proceeding and upon request from either party made within 14 days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.

17.6        No Class Actions. YOU AND BIRDZI AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Further, unless both you and Birdzi agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

17.7        Modifications. In the event that Birdzi makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to Birdzi's address for Notice), you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within 30 days of the change to Birdzi's address for Notice, in which case your account with Birdzi shall be immediately terminated and this arbitration provision, as in effect immediately prior to the amendments you reject shall survive.

17.8        Enforceability. If Subsection 17.6 is found to be unenforceable or if the entirety of this Section 17 is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Section 17 shall be null and void and, in such case, the parties agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue described in Section 15 shall govern any action arising out of or related to these Terms.

18. Export Laws. You are responsible for complying with trade regulations and both foreign and domestic laws. You represent and warrant that you are not located in a country that is subject to a US Government embargo, or that has been designated by any United States government entity as a “terrorist supporting” country and you are not listed on any United States government entity list of prohibited or restricted parties. The Service may not be downloaded to or exported or re-exported: (a) into (or to a resident or national of) Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, or any other country subject to United States embargo; (b) to anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or on the US Commerce Department's Denied Party or Entity List; or (c) to any prohibited country, person, end-user or entity prohibited by United States export laws.

19. Consent to Electronic Communications. By using the Service, you consent to receiving certain electronic communications from us as further described in our Privacy Policy. Please read our Privacy Policy to learn more about your choices regarding our electronic communications practices. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.

20. Contact Information. The services hereunder are offered by Birdzi, Inc., located at 33 Wood Avenue South, Suite 600, Iselin, NJ 08830. You may contact us by sending correspondence to the foregoing address or by emailing us at appsupport@birdzi.com. If you are a California resident, you may have these Terms mailed to you electronically by sending a letter to the foregoing address with your electronic mail address and a request for these Terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRDZI PRIVACY POLICY

 

This Birdzi Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) describes the collection of personal information by Birdzi, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) from users of our 10 Box Price Plus Stores, Inc.-branded mobile application (the “App”), our web site at https://birdzi.com (the “Website”), as well as all related applications, widgets, software, tools, and other services provided by us and on which a link to this Policy is displayed (collectively, together with the App and the Website, our “Services”) and also describes how your information will be shared between 10 Box Price Plus Stores, Inc. (“Retailer”) and us.  This Policy also describes our use and disclosure of such information.  By using our Services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with this Policy.  This Policy is incorporated by reference into the Birdzi Terms of Use and subject to the provisions of the Terms of Use.

Personal Information

Personal Information,” as used in this Policy, is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as an individual's name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.  Personal Information also includes information about an individual’s activities, such as information about his or her activity on our Services, and demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences, when any of this information is linked to Personal Information that identifies that individual.

Personal Information does not include “aggregate” or other non-personally identifiable information.  Aggregate information is information that we collect about a group or category of products, services, or users that is not personally identifiable or from which individual identities are removed.  We may use and disclose aggregate information, and other non-personally identifiable information, for various purposes.

Collection of Information

Collection of Voluntarily-Provided Information

We collect Personal Information that our users provide to us in a variety of ways on our Services.  These include the following: 

·      E-mail Newsletters.  Retailer may offer e-mail newsletters from time to time on or through our Services.  If you sign up to receive a newsletter from Retailer through the Services, we collect your e-mail address.

·      User Accounts and Profiles.  Our Services may give you the ability to register for or link the Services to a Retailer account.  We will collect the Personal Information that you provide to us in the course of registering for an account or the information that you have provided to Retailer if you link your Retailer account to the Service (with the Savings Card Scanning Feature, below).  This information may include, for example, name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, and related demographic information about you.

·      Savings Card Scanning Feature. Our Services may give you the ability to link your Retailer loyalty card account to the Services by taking a picture of the bar code on your loyalty card with the camera on your mobile device. If you link your loyalty card account to the Services, you grant us access to the information associated with your loyalty card account, including (i) any saved purchase history data, (ii) coupons, promotions and other offers provided through the App that you accept, (iii) purchases you make in the future, and (iv) any Personal Information associated with your loyalty card account.

·      Correspondence.  If you contact us by e-mail, using a contact form on the Services or Retailer’s website, or by mail, fax, or other means, we collect the Personal Information contained within, and associated with, your correspondence.

·      Contests and Sweepstakes.  We or our advertisers and other business partners may conduct or sponsor special contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions that users may enter or otherwise participate in on our Services.  Certain of these promotions may be co-branded with one of our advertisers or other business partners.  In these instances, the collection of your Personal Information may occur directly by the third-party partner on its website or other online service and may be shared with us.  The promotion will state the privacy policy or policies governing the collection of such personal information.

Passive Information Collection

When you visit our Services or a Retailer store, some information is collected automatically.  For example, when you access our Services or visit a Retailer store, we may automatically collect your location, your browser’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type, the nature of the device from which you are visiting the Services, the identifier for any handheld or mobile device that you may be using, the Web site that you visited immediately prior to accessing any Web-based Services, the actions you take on our Services, and the content, features, and activities that you access and participate in on our Services.  We also may collect information regarding your interaction with e-mail messages, such as whether you opened, clicked on, or forwarded a message.

We may collect this information passively using technologies such as standard server logs, cookies, and clear GIFs (also known as “Web beacons”), as well as sensors that may be installed at Retailer stores.  We use passively-collected information to administer, operate, and improve the Services, to provide information about your visit to the Retailer store to Retailer and to provide coupons, promotions, and other offers that are tailored to you.  If we link or associate any information gathered through passive means with Personal Information, or if applicable laws require us to treat any information gathered through passive means as Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information under this Policy.  Otherwise, we use and disclose information collected by passive means in aggregate form or otherwise in a non-personally identifiable form.

Also, please be aware that third parties, such as Retailer or sites or services provided by third parties (“Third-Party Sites”) that may be linked to from the Services, may set cookies on your hard drive or use other means of passively collecting information about your use of their services, Third-Party Sites or content.  We do not have access to, or control over, these third-party means of passive data collection.

Information from Other Sources

We may receive information about you, including Personal Information, from third parties, including Retailer and may combine this information with other Personal Information we maintain about you.  If we do so, this Policy governs any combined information that we maintain in personally identifiable format.

Use of Personal Information

We use Personal Information to provide services and information that you request; to enhance, improve, operate, and maintain our Services, our programs, services, App, Web sites, and other systems; to prevent fraudulent use of our Services and other systems; to prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in violation of our Terms of Use or applicable law; to provide information about your visit to the Retailer store to Retailer; to tailor coupons, promotions, other offers, and other aspects of your experience on and in connection with the Services; to maintain a record of our dealings with you; for other administrative purposes; and for any other purposes that we may disclose to you at the point at which we request your Personal Information, and pursuant to your consent.

We may also use Personal Information you provide to contact you regarding products, services, and offers, from ourselves, Retailer, and from third parties, that we believe you may find of interest.

 

Disclosure of Personal Information

 

Except as described in this Policy, we will not disclose your Personal Information that we collect on the Services to third parties without your consent.  We may disclose information to third parties if you consent to us doing so, as well as in the following circumstances:

 

Affiliates

 

We may disclose your Personal Information to any entity that is owned by the Company, owns the Company, or which directly or indirectly shares any common ownership with the Company (“Affiliates”), and Affiliates will treat your Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.

 

Retailer

 

We may disclose your Personal Information to Retailer at any time as a service to Retailer, including any Personal Information you provide to us to register an account with Retailer, your location at any time within a Retailer store, and the activities in which you partake on the App, or as otherwise mentioned in this Policy.

 

Service Providers 

 

We may disclose Personal Information to third-party service providers (e.g., data storage and processing facilities such as Amazon Web Services and email management providers such as MailChimp) that assist us in our work.  We limit the Personal Information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such Personal Information.

 

Public Areas and Syndicated Services

 

Some features on our Services may allow you to upload, post, or otherwise transmit materials to public areas of third party services, such as Facebook and Twitter (e.g., regarding an offer you accepted on the Services). We may make these materials available for display upon the designated third party properties that are not governed by this Policy (collectively, “Syndicated Services”). Please be aware that any Personal Information that you include within any materials you choose to export to third party services will be made available to other users of the Services, and to users of Syndicated Services, who view it.  You include Personal Information in such materials at your sole risk.  Additionally, even after such information is removed, caching and archiving services may have saved that information, and other users or third parties may have copied or stored the information available on the Syndicated Services.  We cannot warrant or guarantee that any Personal Information that you provide on and in connection with the Services will not be accessed, viewed, or used by unauthorized persons.

 

Business Transfers

 

Information about our users, including Personal Information, may be disclosed and otherwise transferred to an acquirer, or successor or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of company assets, or similar transaction, as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which Personal Information is transferred to one or more third parties as one of our business assets.

 

To Protect our Interests

 

We also disclose Personal Information if we believe that doing so is legally required, or is in our interest to protect our property or other legal rights (including, but not limited to, enforcement of our agreements), or the rights or property of others, or otherwise to help protect the safety or security of our Services and other users of the Services.

 

Choice

 

The App will offer you a choice as to whether to allow the App access to your location. If you do not grant the App access to your location data, the App will not access your location or provide your location data to Birdzi, Retailer, or any third parties.

 

If you receive commercial e-mail from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions contained within the e-mail.  You may also opt-out from receiving commercial e-mail from us, and any other promotional communications that we may send to you from time to time (e.g., by postal mail) by sending your request to us by e-mail at appsupport@birdzi.com or by writing to us at the address given at the end of this policy.

 

Please be aware that if you opt-out of receiving commercial e-mail from us, it may take up to thirty days for us to process your opt-out request, and you may receive commercial e-mail from us during that period.  Additionally, even after you opt-out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us regarding our Services.

 

Access

 

If you link your Retailer account to the Services, you may have the ability to access and update many categories of Personal Information that you provide to us by logging in to the App and accessing your account settings.  If you wish to access or amend any other personal information we hold about you, you may contact us at appsupport@birdzi.com. 

 

If you request that we delete your account on any of our Services (via a user settings page, by e-mail, or otherwise), we will do so within a reasonable period of time, but we may need to retain some of your Personal Information in order to satisfy our legal obligations, or where we reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so. 

 

Links

The Services may contain links to other Web sites, products, or services that we do not own or operate. The Services also may contain links to Third-Party Sites such as social networking services.  If you choose to visit or use any Third-Party Sites or products or services available on or through such Third-Party Sites, please be aware that this Policy will not apply to your activities or any information you disclose while using those Third-Party Sites or any products or services available on or through such Third-Party Sites.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these Third-Party Sites or any products or services on or through them.  Additionally, please be aware that the Services may contain links to Web sites and services that we operate but that are governed by different privacy policies.  We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies applicable to any Web site or service you visit other than the Services before providing any Personal Information on them.

Children

 

Children’s safety is important to us, and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active interest in the online activities of their children.  Our Services are not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13 without obtaining parental consent.  If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 on our Services, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we may have collected any such personal information on our Services, please notify us at appsupport@birdzi.com.

 

International Visitors

 

Our servers and data centers are located in the United States.  If you choose to use the Services from outside the U.S., then you should know that you are transferring your Personal Information outside of your region and into the U.S. for storage and processing. By providing your Personal Information to us through your use of the Service, you agree to that transfer, storage, and processing in the U.S.  Also, we may transfer your data from the U.S. to other countries or regions in connection with storage and processing of data, fulfilling your requests, and operating the Services.  You should know that each region can have its own privacy and data security laws, some of which may be less stringent as compared to those of your own region.

 

Security

We use reasonable security measures that are designed to protect personal information from accidental loss, disclosure, misuse, and destruction.  Please be aware, however, that no data security measures can be guaranteed to be completely effective.  Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you provide to us.  You transmit information to us at your own risk.

Updates to this Policy

 

We may occasionally update this Policy.  When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the beginning of the Policy.  Your continued use of our Services after such changes will be subject to the then-current policy.  If we change this Policy in a manner that is materially less restrictive of our use or disclosure of your Personal Information, we will use reasonable efforts to notify you of the change and to obtain your consent prior to applying the change to any Personal Information that we collected from you prior to the date the change becomes effective.  We encourage you to periodically review this Policy to stay informed about how we collect, use, and disclose personal information.

Contacting Us

 

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy, please contact us using the following contact information:

 

Birdzi, Inc.

200 Middlesex Turnpike, Suite #300, Iselin, NJ 08830

appsupport@birdzi.com