Privacy

Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting Maapit.com. Maapit is strongly committed to protecting your privacy. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform our members about the information we collect, how and why we collect the information.

Disclosure Regarding Collection and Use of Personal Information

Maapit members can post information about themselves and access information about other users who have registered on the Maapit website.  The website gives users the ability to post content such as photos, videos and other information. Maapit will continue to add additional features and functionalities that are entertaining and useful for its users. This privacy policy explains our online information collection and usage, as well as the choices you can make regarding the way we use and share such information. Please take the time to read and understand this policy so that you can understand how we use your personal information. If you register on the Maapit website, create a profile, post information, request information, or enter any contests or promotions that we may offer, you agree to the terms outlined in this policy. As we update and expand our services, this policy may change, so you are encouraged to review it from time to time.

Required Personal Information  

Each person who registers on the Maapit website is required to provide their email address. We require this information so that we can contact our users, if the reason should arise. In addition, all users are required to provide their first and last names, gender, birth date, interests and zip code. We collect this information so that we can identify individuals, personalize our service and provide additional content tailored to our registered users. Finally, we require users to select a password to ensure that they are the only person who can control their personal information and account.
 

Other Collected Information   

We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information (generic information that does not identify you personally) when you visit any of our web pages including the following:

   1. Cookie Information: When you visit the Maapit website, we may send one or more cookies (a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Maapit uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and it disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Maapit website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.


How We Use Your Personal Information 

Please note that, except for your email address and password, any information that you provide to us or post on the Maapit website (in your Maapit profile, on discussion boards, in message areas or on other areas of the website) become publicly available and can be collected and used by others. Any of such information, including photos and videos may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels. Although you may limit public access to certain information (such as using the  Privacy functionality on your profile page to restrict your profile to those Maapit users who are your friends), we recommend not posting any information that you may consider private, sensitive or content you don't want other people to know or to redistribute.  We will use the personal information you provide online to operate, maintain and provide the features and functionality of the Maapit website. For example, we may send you an email notification if you win a contest. We may also send you an email offering products or services which we think you may be interested in. For example, we may send to you an email regarding special merchandise offers and announcements about products or services offered by us or a Sponsor company. We may also contact you offline by sending you special offers, promotions and catalogs, which we think may be of interest to you. We use both your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Maapit website and to create new features, functionality, promotions and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. We may use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to:


(a) Monitor the effectiveness of our campaigns, which you participate in.

(b) Monitor and aggregate metrics such as the total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.

Use and Disclosure of Non-Personally Identifiable Information   (Sharing of Data)  

We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to analyze how our site is used, improve the design and content of our site and to enable us to personalize your user experience. We may also share this information with third parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions or functionality on the Maapit website. We may provide your email to a particular advertiser, only if you subscribe to that particular promotion displayed on the Home Page Note; as often as you sign up for coupons, promotions or special deals to different campaigns, is as often as we provide your Non-Personally Identifiable Information e.g. education, race, gender, marital status, first name, age range, children if (yes or no), salary, city, state and comments related to a campaign from the home page. Maapit will Never share your profile page comments. However, your last name and an identifiable photo linking your face or likeness will NEVER be forwarded to any third party.  In essence, the information we send is generic. Like most Daily Deals sites the reason we forward your email is because the advertising firm, requires it to verify you, when you redeem your prize.

Use and Disclosure Personally Identifiable Information  

If required by law or as we think necessary to protect Maapit or others from injury or slander.  With or without your consent, however in response to a court order or subpoena, by law enforcement agency, we may have to provide your email and access to your content, if we’ve being advised or believe that someone is causing (or about to cause) injury to, or interference with the rights or property of someone else.

Collection of Information By Others 

Maapit website may contain links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Please be aware that Maapit is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other websites.  We encourage all users of the Maapit website to be aware of when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.  This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Maapit through the Maapit website. We may offer promotions that are sponsored by or co-sponsored with non-affiliated companies. Based on our agreement with them, these third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that site visitors voluntarily submit to participate in a contest or promotion. We have no control over the use of this information by these companies.  We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Maapit website. The third-party advertising technology which we may use on our site may gather information derived from your visits to this site to target advertising within this site. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed your browser. In addition, we may use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising.

Forums Message Boards Newsgroups and Community Tools  

From time to time we may make forums, message boards, newsgroups and other community tools available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas become public information for other users to view and for us to use. For example, from time to time, we may use the content you write (including your name) for promotional purposes, in email newsletters or elsewhere. By using Maapit or these forums, message boards, news groups, and other community tools, you agree that we may do so. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas, since anyone - not just Maapit may use publicly posted information.

Our Commitment to Security 

We believe we have in place the appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online as well as offline. Whenever personal information is passed on to non-affiliated companies, to the extent practical, we require that they also have in place the appropriate safeguards. We cannot, however, guarantee that they do.

International Users

If you are visiting Maapit from a location outside of the United States, you will connect via servers located in the United States and all information you provide will be processed and maintained in our web servers and internal systems located within the United States. By using Maapit, you authorize the export of personal information to the U.S. and its storage and use as specified above when you provide such information to us on Maapit.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction 

This policy and our legal obligations are subject to the laws of the State of New York and the United States of America, regardless of the location of any user. Any claims or complaints must be filed in the State of New York, N.Y.

Special Note for Parents  

If you have concerns about the Maapit Website or its services or wish to terminate your child's registration, please contact us at info@Maapit.com   Our site will not knowingly accept personal information from anyone under 14 years old in violation of applicable laws. If you believe that your child under 14 has gained access or he/she is using our services without your permission, please contact us at info@Maapit.com

Change of Ownership

In the event of a change in ownership, or a direct merger or acquisition with another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of Maapit's user information, including names, and email addresses, to a separate entity. All registered users will be notified of any change in ownership, merger or acquisition of Maapit's assets by a third party, and may choose to modify any of their registration information at that time.
Changes to this Policy

Due to the fact that our business needs may change over time, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. If at any time in the future we plan to use your personally identifiable information in a way that differs from this policy, we will revise this policy as appropriate. Your continued use of Maapit following the posting of any changes to this policy means you accept such changes. This policy is effective as of July 2, 2012.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy document, you may contact us at info@Maapit.com

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