Disclosure Regarding Collection and Use of Personal Information
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
(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
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.
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.