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InstantLocal Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective September 1, 2016.

This Privacy Policy explains how Instant Local Inc., a Delaware corporation (“InstantLocal,” “we”, “us,” or “our”) works with, collects, uses, shares and protects information in relation to our services, including our website, our application, and other services that link to this Privacy Policy (the “Services”).  This Privacy Policy also explains your choices about the collection and use of your information.  Your access to and use of the Services are conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use, located at www.instantlocal.com  (the “Terms of Use”).  By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use.

  1. INFORMATION COLLECTED. InstantLocal collects the following types of information from you, using the techniques described below, when you use the Services:

Information you provide us directly:

  • Your login credentials from your Facebook account or another similar social media platforms as allowed by the Services (collectively, a “Social Media Account”).
  • Information from such Social Media Account including your public profile and related information.
  • User generated content (e.g., photos, video, comments, or other materials) that you may post to the Services from time-to-time (“User Content”).
  • Communications between you and InstantLocal regarding the Services.
  • Information about you or your business including name, address, email address, website and other similar information.

Location Information:

When you use the Services we may collect information about your location using methods that include, but may not limited to, GPS, wireless networks, cell towers and Wi-Fi access points.  Such location information will be used for the sole purpose of providing and improving the Services.  InstantLocal will not use the location data for any other purpose and will use commercially reasonable efforts measured by industry standards to protect such location information.

Analytics information:

We use third-party analytics tools to measure traffic and usage trends for the Services (“Analytics Information”).  These analytics tools collect Analytics Information sent by your device or our Services, and assist us in improving the Services.  We collect, use, and analyze the Analytics Information in aggregate, non-identifiable form, so that the Analytics Information does not identify any particular individual user.

Cookies and similar technologies:

We use cookies and similar technologies to collect information about how you use the Services, and to help us provide the Services to you.

Device identifiers:

When you use a mobile device to access our Services, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers.” Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device.  A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by InstantLocal.  A device identifier may deliver information to us or to a third party partner about how you browse and use the Services and may help us or others provide reports or personalized content and ads.  Some features of the Services may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

 

  1. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

In addition to some of the specific uses of collected information that we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may also use such information to:

  • help you efficiently access your information after you sign in;
  • remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the Services;
  • provide personalized content and information to you and others;
  • provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of our Services;
  • develop and test new products and features;
  • market our Services to you;
  • monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns;
  • diagnose or fix technology problems; and
  • automatically update our application on your device.

 

  1. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will not rent, sell, or transfer information we collect form you to third parties without your consent, except as noted in this Privacy Policy.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

We also may share your information and User Content with third-party organizations that help us provide the Services to you (“Service Providers“).  Our Service Providers will be given access to your information under reasonable confidentiality terms, and will only be given access to your information as is necessary for such Services Providers to assist us in providing the Services to you.

We will share your information and User Content in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so.

We may share your information and User Content in connection with any proposed or actual purchase, sale, lease, merger, assignment, re-organization, or financing of all or any portion of our business, assets or equity interests.

We may also share certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners.  This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share such anonymized data with other parties.  We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.

We may access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm.

Parties with whom you may choose to share your User Content:

Any information or content that you voluntarily post to the Services, such as User Content, becomes available to InstantLocal to re-share publicly.  To change your privacy settings on the Services, please log into the Services and changing your profile settings in your account.  Once you have shared User Content through the Services or otherwise made it public, that User Content may be re-shared by others.

If you remove information that you posted to the Services, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Services, or if other users or third parties have copied or saved that information.

  1. HOW WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

Your information collected through the Services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which InstantLocal, its affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities.

InstantLocal, its affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.  If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S.  law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.

By registering for and using the Services, you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which InstantLocal, its affiliates, or Service Providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

However, InstantLocal cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to InstantLocal or guarantee that information on the Services may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information, and for controlling access to any electronic communications between you and InstantLocal at all times.  Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes the social media services you connect to InstantLocal make to their services.  We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.

  1. YOUR CHOICES ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION

Your account information and profile/privacy settings:  Update your account at any time by logging into the Services and changing your profile settings.  Unsubscribe from email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications.

How long we keep your information and User Content:  Following termination or deactivation of your account, InstantLocal, its affiliates, or its Service Providers may retain your information (and User Content for backup, archival, audit purposes, and as otherwise necessary to operate the Services.

Your Responsibility:  You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information, and for controlling access to any electronic communications between you and InstantLocal at all times.

  1. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

InstantLocal does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services.  The Services and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13.  In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.  If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

  1. OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Services, including the information or content contained within them.  Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Services to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services.  Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies.  In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content.  If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content you do so at your own risk.

  1. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Services, please contact us at info@instantlocal.com.

  1. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

InstantLocal may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time so please review it periodically.  We may also provide you direct notice of such modifications or updates, as appropriate under certain circumstances, but are under no obligation to do so.  Your continued use of the Services after any modification or update to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification or update.