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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome! Pimmento, Inc. (“we,” “our,” or “us”) operates pimmento.com as well as the Pimmento mobile app (collectively, the “Service” or “Pimmento”). The following Privacy Policy outlines the types of personally identifiable information that we collect when operating our Service.

Your privacy is important to us. When running Pimmento, we follow a few fundamental principles:

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data, please contact us at hello@pimmento.com.

How You Accept this Policy

When you visit pimmento.com, sign up for an account, download our app, or otherwise provide us with any personally identifiable information, you consent to this Privacy Policy.

Information We Gather and Why

Visitors

Like most online services, we collect various non-personally identifiable information that web browsers, apps, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. We collect this information to better understand how Pimmento’s visitors use the Service, to make improvements, and for marketing and advertising purposes.

Registered Users

We gather personally identifiable information about Pimmento's registered users. For example, we collect potentially personally identifiable information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blog. If users create an account, we ask that they provide additional information, including information about skin conditions and age. We collect this information to customize your user experiences and to improve Pimmento.

Cookies

It’s hard to operate an online service, without using cookies. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on your computer in order to recognize you and keep track of your preferences. Here at Pimmento, we use cookies to help identify and track usage of the Service and to make it easier to deliver a personalized experience. You can easily refuse our cookies, by adjusting your preference in your browser. However, be forewarned, disabling cookies may cause Pimmento to not operate properly.

Analytics

In order to improve and grow Pimmento, we use analytics tools, such as Google Analytics and Mixpanel, to collect information about user and visitor usage (collectively “Analytics Tools”). These Analytics Tools collect data such as how often you visit Pimmento, what areas of Pimmento you visit, and what other sites or services you used prior to using Pimmento.

Analytics Tools generally operate differently. For example, Google Analytics only collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit Pimmento, not your name or other identifying information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your computer to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. MixPanel, by contrast, gives us the ability to track your specific activity on the Service. As of right now, we only use the information we get from Analytics Tools to improve the Service and do not combine the information collected through the use of Analytics Tools with personally identifiable information. However, we reserve the right to do so in the future.

Please note Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your use of Pimmento is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to Pimmento by disabling cookies on your browser. You also can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here.

Other Third-Party Services

We haven’t built from scratch all of the features offered on Pimmento. To run the Service, we often utilize various third-party products (collectively “Third-Party Services”), such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. If you authorize us to connect with these Third-Party Services, you grant us permission to collect certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and any other information that the third-party service makes available to us.

Please note that your use of these Third-Party Services is governed by their respective Terms of Service and Privacy Policies. We use and disclose any collected information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

How We Use Collected Data

We collect data for a variety of reasons, some of which were described above. Specifically, we use your personally identifiable information to:

We may aggregate some of your personally identifiable information in certain data analyses, and may display this information publicly or provide it to others. When aggregating personally identifiable information, we do our best to ensure that the information is not identifiable to any particular user.

When Do We Share Your Personal Information

We do not sell, rent, or trade any information that you provide us or share any of your information with any third parties, except as provided below.

We may disclose personal identifiable information in response to service of legal process, such as a court order, summons, subpoenas, or as permitted or required by law when we reasonably believe it is necessary or appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our Terms of Service, which can be found here.

We may disclose potentially personally-identifying information to employees, independent contractors, vendors, and affiliated organizations that: (i) need to know your personally identifiable information in order to provide services available on Pimmento; and (ii) have agreed not to disclose your information to others. Some of these employees, contractors, or affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using Pimmento, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Information about our users, including personally identifiable information, may be disclosed or transferred to entities, now or in the future, affiliated with us or as part of any merger, acquisition, change of control, debt financing, insolvency, bankruptcy or sale of our assets. Such information may be used in the businesses of any entity so receiving it and you consent to any such transfer.

Data Retention

We currently intend to retain your data for the life of Pimmento, except for user deleted images which we will periodically deleted from our servers. If you delete your account, we may retain some personally identifiable information that you have provided to us in order to maintain Pimmento for other users or to comply with relevant laws.

Children

You cannot sign up for a Pimmento user account if you are under the age of 18, without parental consent.

We also do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and we do not target Pimmento towards children under the age of 13. If you learn that a child under the age of 13 has used Pimmento, created a user account, or provided us with personally identifiable information, please contact us at hello@pimmento.com.

Your Choice as a User

Right now, if you create an account on Pimmento, it’s not possible for you to revise or delete any of the personally identifiable information that you may have provided to us. However, if you would like something removed or revised please contact us and we’ll do our best to take it down.

Protection of Personal Information

We’re a young company, but we do our best to keep any information you provide to us safe and secure. For example, we use the third-party, Firebase (http://www.firebase.com), to handle user authentication and to ensure that connection with the Pimmento occur through industry standard transport layer security. If you log into your account on a shared computer, be sure to sign out of your account when finished. If you believe a third- party has access to your account, you must let us know as soon as possible. Even with all these precautions, we cannot fully guarantee against the access, disclosure, alteration, or deletion of data through events such as, but not limited to, hardware or software failure or unauthorized entry or use.

Online Tracking and How We Respond to Do Not Track

Online tracking is the collection of data about an individual’s Internet activity used to deliver targeted advertisements and for other purposes. Some web browsers (including Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome) incorporate a “Do Not Track” (DNT) or similar feature that signals to websites that a visitor does not want to have his/her online activity and behavior tracked. If an online service elects to respond to a particular DNT signal, the service may refrain from collecting certain personally identifiable information about the browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and there is currently no industry consensus as to what constitutes a DNT signal. For these reasons, many websites, including Pimmento, do not take action to respond to DNT signals. For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. Any changes to the Privacy Policy will be reflected on this page and will become effective immediately upon posting. If the changes are significant, we will do our best to notify you via email or through a notification. We encourage visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy.

Your Rights as a California Resident

Residents of California have the right to request from us certain information with respect to the types of personally identifiable information we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us. Your request should specify your full name and the email address you used when submitting personally identifiable information to us.

International Users and Visitors

Pimmento is hosted in the United States. Because the Internet is global, you should note that by providing personally identifiable information as an international visitor or user, you are: (i) permitting the transfer of your personally identifiable information to the United States which may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you reside; and (ii) permitting the use of your personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Questions?

We would be happy to answer them. Shoot us an email or send us a note:

Email: hello@pimmento.com

Effective Date: September 30 , 2015