Last Updated on August 8, 2014
Welcome to Highrise, an online social entertainment site where people can create their own PocketPals, have fun, hang out, play games, and make friends. Highrise is owned and operated by PocketzWorld Inc. ("Highrise," "we," "our" or "us"). Highrise respects your privacy concerns and recognizes that visitors to Highrise need to understand how their information may be used or shared.
1. 1. Data Controller
461 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94108
1. 2. Name of the Register
Highrise Customer Database
1. 3. The Purpose For Processing Your Data and the Use of Our Register
We use Customer Data (defined below) and other data about you for the following purposes:
· Administering and maintaining the customer relationship with our customers and operating the Service.
· If the customer has agreed, to sending newsletters and other information (including marketing information) about Highrise and other Highrise products.
· For keeping Highrise safe and other administrative and safety reasons, e.g. investigating fraud and other criminal actions and helping the police with the investigations.
· Complying with applicable law, and to the extent permitted by applicable law, cooperating with requests by government and by third parties that allege their rights have been violated.
· Planning and developing our business activities, as well as our affiliates and subsidiaries, with the help of different research methods.
· Serving you content and advertising directly, as well as through our affiliates and subsidiaries and our relationships with third-party vendors.
1. 4. Content of the Register
· "Customer Data" includes:
- E-mail address.
- IP-address, and other persistent identifiers ("Device Identifiers").
- Date of birth.
- Facebook user ID if user connects with Facebook Connect.
- Apple ID if user connects via an Apple device.
· "Usage Data" (transaction information, usage behavior and preferences, purchase information, access logs, moderation actions).
· Chat Log. We may log chats for safety and moderation reasons
· Submissions. Content and other data you submit to us.
1. 5. Regular Sources of Information
Data is collected through customers' interaction with us, including our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as by third-party vendors, including without limitation:
· completion of online forms (such as the registration form).
· participation in contests and surveys.
· subscription for certain newsletters and enhanced services.
· posting of messages to the message boards and chat services.
· emails or other communications with us.
· Tracking Technologies (defined below) such as cookies and web beacons.
6. Regular Destinations of Disclosed Data and Whether the Data is Transferred to Countries
Outside the United States.
We do not regularly disclose data to third parties, except to our affiliates and third parties we engage to provide services for us (e.g., site development, operations and moderation). Some of these third parties such as analytics providers, advertising services providers and advertisers, may collect data from you themselves via our Service or services, but we are not responsible for them and their own privacy policies govern their practices.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, the data may be disclosed to police or other authorities, or to third parties alleging a violation of their rights, if required or allowed by the law.
Information may also be disclosed for research and marketing purposes if the customer has given a consent for such disclosure.
Your data may also be disclosed to financial institutions, and authorities and our payment partners in specific cases when a fraud is inspected as well as to the payment partners as part of the normal payment process and risk management.
Furthermore, the data may be transferred to other companies within Highrise.
We may transfer information that we collect about you to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union / European Economic Area, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring information, including Customer Data, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction, and you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. and the use and disclosure of information about you, including personal information, as described in this Policy.
7. The Principles of How the Data File / Register is Secured
Access to Highrise data relating to our customers is granted to Highrise's employees or contractors if reasonably required by their work duties. Access is controlled through security procedures such as by using individual Highrise-issued certificates and user-names/passwords and logging data access and actions. Although we take measures to secure your data, no data security is without risk and we cannot guarantee security and you transmit data to us at your own risk.
We may use a variety of now and later developed methods and technologies, such as "cookies", that automatically (or passively) collect and/or store certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Service ("Tracking Technologies"), which technologies may be downloaded to your computer or device and may set or modify settings on your computer or device. A "cookie" is a data file placed on a computer or device (such as your browser) when it is used to visit the Service. We use Tracking Technologies that are strictly necessary to allow you to use and access the Service, including cookies required to prevent fraudulent activity or improve security. We may decide in the future to use Tracking Technologies to help us deliver content, including advertisements, relevant to your interests as part of your use of the Service and third-party sites. By using this Service, we are seeking to obtain your consent to use these various Tracking Technologies.
You may exercise control over regular cookies insofar as they may generally be disabled or removed by tools that are available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances can be blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Each browser you use will need to be set separately and different browsers offer different functionality and options in this regard. By choosing to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to benefit fully from the Service (e.g., some or all of it may not continue to work as intended).
A "web beacon" is another type of Tracking Technologies we may use, which we may use to track who is reading a web page or e-mail, when, and from what computer or other device. We use them to provide better service to you. We may use web beacons to recognize the visitors generated from our online and e-mail campaigns as well as to monitor our customers' readership levels to identify aggregate trends and individual usage. We may link Customer Data and other data about you to the web beacons. We may decide in the future to use web beacons to help us deliver content, including advertisements, relevant to your interests as part of your use of the Service and third-party sites.
Our Service is a general audience website intended for customers 13 and over and we do not intend to collect personal information from customers under the age of 13. If you are a U.S. parent and suspect your child under 13 years of age has submitted Customer Data to us, contact us by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Information Third Parties Provide About You
11. Information You Provide About a Third Party
You may send someone else a communication from the Service, such as sending an invitation to a friend on the condition that you have the consent of such person. If so, the information you provide (names, e-mail addresses, mobile number, etc.) is used to facilitate the communication and is not used by us for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use any send-to-a-friend functionality on our Service, your e-mail address, mobile number, name or user-name, and message may be included in the communication sent to your addressee(s). Some of these tools may be third-party tools subject to third-party privacy policies as further detailed in Section 12.
13. You May Request Changes to the Information We Collect About You and Set Communication Preferences
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of registration. The Service may allow you to review, correct or update Customer Data you have provided through the Service's registration forms or otherwise, and you may provide registration updates and changes by contacting us.
If so, we will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active databases as soon as reasonably practicable. With respect to our mobile and other applications (i.e., when we are the application publisher), you can prospectively stop all collection of information by the application by uninstalling the application. You may use the standard uninstall process as may be available as part of your applicable Device or potentially via the appropriate application or app marketplace.
When you edit your Customer Data or change your preferences on the Service, information that you remove may persist internally for our administrative purposes. Also, please note that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your Customer Data from our databases and that residual data may remain on backup media. In addition, if you have made any public postings on the Service such as in forums or blogs, these communications will not generally be removed.
Postal Mail: PocketzWorld Inc., 90 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco CA 94105
Highrise takes reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access or against loss, misuse or alteration by third parties. Although we make good faith efforts to store the customer information collected on the Service in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public (excepting information you have posted publicly on the Service), we cannot guarantee the absolute security of that information during its transmission or its storage on our systems. Further, while we attempt to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining access to this information. We do not warrant or represent that your information will be protected against, loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties.
If we make any material changes to our privacy practices that may impact you, we will prominently send you a minimail or post other notice of the changes on our Service for a period of at least 30 days.
16. How To Contact Us