This policy describes the information we process to support PearPop and other services products and features offered by PearPop (Services).
To provide the Services, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect depend on how you use our Services. You can learn how to access and delete information we collect in your account settings.
As described below, we collect information from and about the computers, phones, and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Services. Information we obtain from these devices may include:
Advertisers, app developers, and publishers can send us information they use, including our APIs and SDKs. These partners may provide information about your activities off PearPop — including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads you see, and how you use their services—whether or not you have a PearPop account or are logged into PearPop. We may also receive information about your online and offline actions and purchases from third-party data providers who have the rights to provide us with your information. Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to us.
We use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the Services and related services described in the PearPop Terms. Here's how:
We use the information we have to deliver our Services, including to personalize features and content and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off our Services. To create personalized Services that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide); how you use and interact with our Services; and the people, places, or things you're connected to and interested in on and off our Services. Learn more about how we use information about you to personalize your PearPop experience, including features, content and recommendations in [Settings].
We use the information we have (including your activity off our Services, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services.
We use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Services, and promote safety and security on and off of Services. For example, we use data we have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.
We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Services, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
Your information is shared with others in the following ways:
When you share and communicate using our Services, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on PearPop, you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of your friends, the public, or a customized list of people. Similarly, when you use PearPop to communicate with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send. Your network can also see actions you have taken on our Services, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their PearPop.
Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Services, including if they don't have an account. This includes your PearPop username; any information you share with a public audience; information in your public profile on PearPop; and content you share on a PearPop page, public PearPop account or any other public forum. You, other people using PearPop, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Services, including in Services, in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Services.
You should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see your activity on our Services can choose to share it with others on and off our Services, including people and businesses outside the audience you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot, or reshare that content to others across or off our Services. Also, when you comment on someone else's post or react to their content, your comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person's content, and that person can change the audience later.
People can also use our Services to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a story, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you in their posts or messages.
People in your networks can see signals telling them whether you are active on our Services, including whether you are currently active on PearPop, or when you last used our Services.
When you choose to use third-party apps, websites, or other services that use, or are integrated with, our Services, they can receive information about what you post or share. Also, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your public profile on PearPop, and any information that you share with them. Apps and websites you use may receive your list of PearPop friends if you choose to share it with them. But apps and websites you use will not be able to receive any other information about your PearPop friends from you, or information about any of your PearPop followers (although your friends and followers may, of course, choose to share this information themselves). Information collected by these third-party services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one.
If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Services, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free services to people around the world. We don't sell any of your information to anyone, and we never will. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties we share information with:
We provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, pages, videos and other content on and off the Services.
We provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we don't share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission. For example, we provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was seen by a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who lives in Madrid and likes software engineering) to help them better understand their audience. We also confirm which PearPop ads led you to make a purchase or take an action with an advertiser.
We share information about you with companies that aggregate it to provide analytics and measurement reports to our partners.
When you shop for or buy something from a seller in our Services, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.
We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Services are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.
We also provide information and content to research partners to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business.
We share information with law enforcement or in response to valid legal requests
We provide you with the ability to access, rectify, port and erase your data. Learn more in your [Settings].
We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide our Services, or until your account is deleted - whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs. For example, when you search for something on PearPop, you can access and delete that query from within your search history at any time, but the log of that search is deleted after 6 months. If you submit a copy of your government-issued ID for account verification purposes, we delete that copy 30 days after submission.
When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and status updates, and you won't be able to recover that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn't part of your account and won't be deleted. If you don't want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Services, you can deactivate your account instead. To delete your account at any time, please visit [Settings].
We access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others:
We share information globally, both internally within PearPop and externally with our partners and with those you connect and share with around the world in accordance with this policy. Your information may, for example, be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the PearPop Terms and to globally operate and provide our Services to you.
We'll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our Services.
You may have additional privacy rights under your local laws, and we will comply with those rights also.
If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us as described below.
You can contact us at:
By email: [customer service email address]
Date of Last Revision: May 21, 2020