1. What Personal Information Does Ballyhoo Collect ?
Your phone number Your location information from time to time Any personal information that you choose to provide such as name, email, gender. Information about your device such as hardware information, operating system version, carrier info if available.
2. Why is this information collected?
Ballyhoo provides you, the user, with deals in vairous categories which are highly customized to your location, indicated tastes and probable use. Since the deals are real-time short lived and sensitive, we need to collect the above information on a periodic basis. Your contact information is collected in order to enable you to share the deals that you discover on our platform with your friends at real-time.
3. How is My Information Shared?
Followers and people/brands you follow on Ballyhoo: Followers can see your publicly available information and you can see the publicly available information of users you follow, as described below (under "Publicly Available
Information and Apps").
Individuals reading this information may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in comments, plans or tips or other content (location or otherwise) that you create in the Services.
Businesses, Locations, Events and Brands: One of the key purposes of the Services is to help users learn about businesses, locations, events and brands (for example, a restaurant or a movie theater or a hotel) that are relevant to them, and for these entities to provide information about themselves, their locations and events to users, as well as to reward users when they visit their location or event through offers and specials.
Publicly Available Information: When you use the Services, certain information is public, such as your public user profile information, tips, likes, saves, public photos, lists that you create and save, tastes and lists of friends and/or followers (as applicable to a particular Service), and may be searchable by search engines and be shared with or disclosed to third parties, including through our API to a wide range of users and services. We may also share or disclose aggregated and anonymous data, such as de-identified location data, to third parties, including users you may follow and users of our Service, for analytical or other purposes.
5. Determining your location
The Services deal with location, so in order to work, the Services need to know your location. Whenever you open and use/interact with our apps on your mobile device or go to one of our Sites, we use the location information from your mobile device or browser (e.g., latitude and longitude) to tailor the Services experience to your current location (i.e., we'll show you a list of nearby locations, friends and tips). This information is NOT shared in a form that is identified with you with others unless you are using a service that they offer. Also, the Services use your mobile device's ‘background location to provide the Services, including to send you notifications of tips/friends/plans/interesting things etc. near you. If you have ‘background location turned on, the Ballyhoo app will, from time to time, tell us about your device's location even if you are not directly interacting with the application.
6. Sharing Location with the Ballyhoo app
Your real-time location is not shared with anyone on the Ballyhoo app in a form that identifies you.If you use a service from one of our merchants, write a tip, like or otherwise interact with a place, users may infer that you have been to that location. Some content, like tips, are time stamped and other users could use that information to infer when you were at a place even though tips can be posted when you aren't at the place you are leaving a tip about.
Your location data is ONLY shared with others when you proactively decide to "purchase" a deal from one of the merchants on our platform. "Others" in this scenario ONLY represents the owner of the service / product that you have purchased.
By default, location sharing is turned on and at a radius level is shared with your Ballyhoo friends and is updated from time to time using your background location. You can turn off neighborhood sharing. Your location is also shared when you proactively decide to "purchase with a "check in" is the location information of that place.
9. Your Location History
We store your location history to provide you better quality deals. This information is treated as private under any and all circumstances and is NEVER shared.
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