PRIVACY POLICY


Date of last effective update is May17th, 2021.

We are fully committed to protecting user privacy on the FlippBidd Inc.’s website/app, and have described to you in this Privacy Policy the way we use personal information made available to us through your use of our website/app. By using this website/app in any way, you consent to be legally bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and agree to the way we use and disclose your personal information in agreement with the policy. If you are not in full agreement with our policy, you must exit this website/app immediately.

Personal information, as described in various privacy laws and information security standards, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

In addition, the terms “collect”, “process”, “treat”, “use”, “share”, “disclose”, “divulge” and analogous words shall be refer to your information and other data collected from our visitors and end users. Personal information, as described in various privacy laws and information security standards, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context.

USER AGREEMENT & REGISTRATION

As a user of our website/app, you will be asked to agree to this Privacy Policy by clicking on the “I Agree” checkbox on the registration page, mobile device runtime permissions request screen (as available), pop-up box, tab or other analogous means. Through that action, you thereby acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Policy, which is and constitutes a legal, binding agreement between you and FlippBidd.

Overall, this Privacy Policy is freely available for your review prior to registration, and if you do not agree to its terms, your remedy shall consist of not registering an account and exiting the web tab through which you visited our website/app.

For purposes of this Policy, the website/app shall be the initial point of contact between you and FlippBidd, and will serve as the point of collection of any personal data you may provide us.

For purposes of this Policy, the website/app shall be the initial point of contact between you and FlippBidd, and will serve as the point of collection of any personal data you may provide us.

  • FlippBidd does not rent or sell your personal information.
  • FlippBidd does not divulge your contact information to third parties or other users without your consent.
  • Any personal information that you give to FlippBidd will be protected by industry standard technology and codes of ethics.

For purposes of this Policy, the website/app shall be the initial point of contact between you and FlippBidd, and will serve as the point of collection of any personal data you may provide us

We constantly try to develop our user experience, and continuously work in order to:

  • notify you concerning the ways in which your personal information may be utilized and shared (overseas included);
  • preserve the security and protection of your personal details; and/or
  • enforce the accessibility of your personal information in order for you to exercise your right of correction of said information.

Accordingly, by registering with us and/or otherwise using our products and services, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Policy.

USER ELIGIBILITY

FlippBidd does not knowingly provide its services to persons under the age of eighteen (18). If you are under such age, you may only access FlippBidd and our services under the direct, express and unequivocal supervision of your parent or legal guardian.

Users are prohibited from providing FlippBidd with personally identifiable information of persons under the age of thirteen (13) without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. FlippBidd does not knowingly collect any kind of information from any person under the age of thirteen (13). In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, 15 U.S.C. 6501–6505 ("COPPA"), if we learn or have reason to suspect that any user or that any client, project or customer data appertains persons under the age of thirteen (13), we will freeze and/or delete any personal information under that user’s account, without prior notice and without responsibility.

We reserve the right to request any and all applicable proof of identification and consent proof from our users, at any moment, without prior notice, and at our sole and final discretion. Upon the failure to provide such proof of age, we reserve the right to immediately freeze, block or cancel the account, with no liability.

HOW DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?

Our platform will collect certain personally identifying information when downloading and using our website/app, when registering for an account, when making an individual purchase, when purchasing any recurring subscription, when purchasing an individual package, when providing any user generated content, when using third party advertising networks, when interacting with any users, and other means which may result applicable.

We may also collect personal information you when you subscribe to a newsletter or enter your email address, answer to a survey, fill out a form, use live chat or enter information on our website/app. Note that if you choose not to provide some personal information, we may not be able to provide the services or respond to user requests.

Generally, through the provision of the services, FlippBidd may collect the following types of personal information:

Collected Personal Information.

Includes information that can be used to personally identify an individual person, such as: (e.g. name (first and last) and email address). Accordingly, you hereby represent and warrant to FlippBidd that you have the necessary rights and authorizations required for the disclosure of any and all personal information. For more information on copyright and intellectual property rights, please visit our Terms.

Your name, photo, and any other information/data that you opt to add to your public profile will be available for viewing by the public and other users of FlippBidd.

When you create a profile, others may be able to see in your profile certain information/data about your activities on FlippBidd, such as the questions and answers you post, your followers and whom you follow, topics that you find interesting, the information you list as credentials, the channels that you use and select for viewing, along with your browsing history and habits.

Thus, Personal Information collected will include, but will not be limited to:

Name and Surname Date of birth IP address
Address Profile Picture Phone number
Age, gender, profile picture Real estate interests and activities Geo-localization data
Non-Personal Information. Includes information that cannot be used to personally identify an individual person, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information that we may collect, such as number of clicks, platform types, preferences you submit and preferences that are generated based on the data you submit.
User Generated Content. Includes information and content that you post, upload, use, exploit, sell, subscribe to or otherwise exploit when using FlippBidd.
Personal Information Collected via Third Party Tools.

Includes information such as aggregate user statistics, analytics, demographic information, and web site usage information. As our user, you will generally be able to control and select the amount and type of personal information you may disclose to us.

You may also choose to connect and make and receive payments to and from third-party networks; if you do so, you will be allowing us to pass to and receive from the third party payment processing platforms your login information and other user data for payment purposes.

As of the last effective date, we use the following processors:

  • Google Analytics – cookies, analytics, metrics
  • XXXX – email newsletter management and database
  • Facebook – remarketing

Personal Information Collected via Third Party Platform Sign On Integration.

We may allow our users to use single sign on authentication services such as those provided by Amazon, Google and Facebook (as available). Henceforth, the website/app might provide an option of using user media credentials to execute sign on to each service, thus, by such action, we may collect your personal information as given by such third party platforms, but never more than the personal information these platforms disclose. If you deauthorize access to our website/app, your access to said platforms may be suspended.

Collected personal information from such third parties will include, but will not be limited to, friends, email, personal data, image gallery, viewing history, viewing preferences, likes, lists and other information.

For more information, please read the terms and policies of such third party platforms. Please take into account that such third party platforms may in turn disclose and share your personal information according to their own rules, guidelines and policies.

Any changes in such platform’s functionalities will be the sole and final responsibility of the social media network.

Platform Providers. We host our platform and the back-end of the website/app using third parties, such as Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web services. Your personal information will be transferred and hosted from their data centers throughout the United States and other jurisdictions.
Technical Information Collected via the website/app. As you navigate through the website/app, a desktop or a mobile browser, certain information can be passively collected (that is, gathered without you actively providing the information) using various technologies and means, such as Internet Protocol addresses, cookies, Internet tags, and navigational data collection.
Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet and is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer). We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our website/app, and administer and improve services to our consumers.
Cookies.

A “cookie” is a bit of information that a website sends to your web browser that helps the site remember information about you and your preferences. Fields used by our cookies include, but will not be limited to:

  • session of anonymous customer;
  • recently viewed products of anonymous customer;
  • logged in customer session;
  • logged in customer ID.

Internet tags. Our website/app and websites use Internet tags, also known as single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, and 1-by-1 GIFs, they are smaller than cookies and tell the website/app’s server information such as the IP address and browser type related to the visitor's computer.
Navigational data. Also known as "log files", "server logs", "clickstream" data and "Internet Tags", they are used for system management, to improve the content of the site, market research purposes, and to communicate information to visitors.
Analytics.

We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as the ones provided by Google in order to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service and to understand more about the demographics of our users.

Visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners for more about Google analytics and practices. We may also employ third-party partners and technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which attempt to recognize you across multiple devices.

Aggregated Statistics.

We may share personal information with our advertisers or publishers, along with aggregate statistics, metrics, and other reports about the performance of their ads or content in our platform, such as the number of unique user views, demographics about the users who saw their ads or content, conversion rates, and date and time information. Certain features may allow you to share your personal information with advertisers on our platform if you opt-out.

We may share aggregated anonymized or de-identified information with third parties for research, marketing, analytics, and other purposes.

THE WAYS WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use the information collected from and about you:

  • To make our services available to users;
  • To inform you about modifications to our website/app and services;
  • To enable us to appraise, and consequently improve our website/app and its services;
  • To customize your experience;
  • To inform you about events and/or services which may interest you, but only if you have agreed to be so informed;
  • To troubleshoot problems and resolve disputes; and
  • To discover and protect ourselves against error, fraud and other criminal activities.
  • Facilitate account creation and logon process.
  • Post testimonials.
  • To request feedback and to contact you about your use of our website/app, to manage a promotion, survey or other functionalities provided via the website/app.
  • In order to enable user-to-user and user-to-business communications.
  • Enforce our terms, conditions and policies for business purposes, to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or in connection with our contract.
  • Respond to legal requests and prevent harm. If we receive a subpoena or other legal request, we may need to inspect the data we hold to determine how to respond.

Our services implement a chat function among users, which is a material part of our offerings. Our chat allows users to "Add Participants" to the chat rooms to have multiple people on the chat all at once. However users can not invite other people to the chat if they do not have their phones numbers stored.

In such way, FlippBidd will only allow users to add participants and show the list of contacts once the user authorizes the app to sync their contacts using his/her phone’s authorization screen to allow FlippBidd to have access to the contact list.

We and/or our third-party marketing partners may use the personal information you send to us for our marketing purposes, if this is in accordance with your marketing preferences. For example, when expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our website/app, subscribing to marketing or otherwise contacting us, we will collect personal information from you. You can opt-out of our marketing emails at any time

We may use your information to develop and display personalized content and advertising (and work with third parties who do so) tailored to your interests and/or location and to measure its effectiveness.

FlippBidd will keep any collected information only as long as it is legally necessary, with regard to the purpose of its processing. Upon the case of information which is stored by our sub-processors, the data will be stored on their secure servers as indicated on their respective privacy policies from time to time.

If you do not wish to disclose any or part of your information to us, you may still be able to use some of the functionalities of our website/app, though we will not be able to guarantee that you will be able to enjoy them at their fullest if you elect not to disclose it to us.

OUR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

We may divulge your personal information with pre-approved service providers that carry out some services on our behalf.

We allow third-parties, such as authorized service providers and advertising companies, to place ads on our website/app. These companies may in some cases use tracking technologies like cookies, to obtain information about users who view their ads.

We also may share your information with third parties with whom you choose to let us share information.

We may disclose your personal information (whether in reply to a subpoena, a court order or an investigative demand) to appropriate legal authorities and government officials if we are mandated to do so.

With the exclusion of the above-mentioned, we will never deliberately sell, exchange or otherwise give your personal information to third parties.

If our business is sold or merges in whole or in part with another business that would become responsible for providing the Site to you, we retain the right to transfer your information to the new business. The new business would retain the right to use your information according to the terms of this policy as well as to any changes to this privacy notice as instituted by the new business. We will also retain the right to transfer your information if our company files for bankruptcy and some or all of our assets are sold to another individual or business.

If we, or our affiliates, clients, contractors, licensors, officers, agents and/or representatives, reserve the right to allow access to any of your information when we think it is reasonably important or when you violate the terms mentioned in this policy. Hereafter, we will have the right to disclose any or all gathered information and/or data, when the following circumstances arise: (i) if necessary under an applicable law; (ii) in reply to a legal demand or subpoena from an agency of the law; (iii) to protect ourselves and our affiliates from any legal third party claims and procedures that may be brought to us (inclusive of takedown notices); and/or (iv) to prevent or cause cessation of any undertakings that may be construed by us as having the ability to be or cause a predicament or hazard to us.

We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

OUR COOKIES POLICY

FlippBidd makes use of "cookies" technology to provide a user friendly registration process and log in experience. It also helps us to improve users’ general experience. Through the use of cookies, we may also automatically collect information about your online activities on our website/app, such as the pages viewed by you, the links you opened, and the searches you carried out on our website/app.

By acknowledging our use of cookies, you are giving us, and the third parties we partner with, express permission and consent to place, store, and access some or all the cookies described below on your computer, mobile Internet browser and/or mobile device:

  • Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for proper functioning of the website/app, such as displaying content, logging in, validating your session, responding to your request for services, and other functions. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of cookies. However, if you disable these cookies, you may not be able to access features on our website correctly or at all.
  • Functional Cookies. These cookies enable the website/app to remember a user’s choices – such as their language, user name, and other personal choices – while using the website/app. They can also be used to deliver services, such as letting a user make a blog post, listen to audio, or watch videos on the website/app.
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting Cookies. These cookies allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They may be used for a variety of purposes, such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping cart as they browse a website. Session cookies also permit users to be recognized as they navigate a website so that any item or page changes they make are remembered from page to page. Session cookies expire after a browser session; thus, they are not stored long term
  • Persistent Cookies. These cookies are stored on a user’s device in between browser sessions, which allows the user’s preferences or actions across a website (or, in some cases, across different sites) to be remembered. Persistent cookies may be used for a variety of purposes, including remembering users’ choices and preferences when using a website or to target advertising to them.

We may also collect and use the data contained in log files, which may include your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our platform, the time you visited our platform and which sections you visited.

When you access our platform via a mobile device, we may use your mobile device ID (i.e. the unique identifier assigned to a mobile device by the manufacturer) and/or Advertising ID (for Apple iOS) instead of cookies in order to recognize you and track displayed web pages, along with their performance. For the latest versions of Apple iOS, your device would request you one or more times for your express consent for advertising tracking.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. If you wish so, you can easily disable cookies on your web browsing software by following the step-by-step guides located at www.allaboutcookies.org and at www.youronlinechoices.com.

ADVERTISING, OPT-OUT CHOICE

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers in order to collect information and marketing analytics about the manner in which you browse our website/app.

From time to time, we may use Google Analytics, Ad Words, Double Click and/or Ad Sense tracking codes, and other third-party software tools (such as remarketing codes) in order to collect information and marketing analytics about the manner in which you browse our platform and services.

The served ads will be targeted based on your previous browsing history, and may include retargeting codes. For example, third-party vendors may show you FlippBidd’s ads on certain websites across the Internet, even after you leave our platform. The collected information is anonymized, meaning it cannot be tracked back to individuals. Using such tools, we learn how to optimize, and serve ads based on a user’s past visits, providing you with a better user experience.

DO-NOT-TRACK DISCLOSURE

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected.

At this stage, no uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy notice.

COMMERCIAL MESSAGE NEWSLETTERS

Occasionally, we will ask you for express permission and approval to receive electronic messages in electronic format which are then sent to an electronic address and that contains a message asking recipients to participate in commercial activities such as newsletters, purchase of products, services and invitations to participate in surveys.

We will send you service-related announcements on occasions when it is necessary to do so. For instance, if our service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, or a new enhancement is released, which will affect the way you use our services, we might send you an email. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are neither commercial nor promotional in nature.

Generally, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data if grounds for this objection is to direct marketing. Henceforth, if you no longer wish to receive email update and other commercial communications and messages, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each update or communication.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

You must at least be eighteen (18) years of age or older to use our services. For purposes of clarification, we do not legally accept users under such age into our services.

We reserve the right to request any and all applicable proof of identification and consent proof from our users, at any moment, without prior notice, and at our sole and final discretion. Upon the failure to provide such proof of age, we reserve the right to immediately freeze, block or cancel the account, with no liability.

We will never intentionally collect private information from children under 18, except as allowed by law or with parental consent.

SECURITY OF INFORMATION

At FlippBidd, we do our best to safeguard your personal information. To prevent illegal access, ensure proper use of information, and maintain data accuracy, we deploy practical administrative practices and measures that safeguard your information, including transmitting it using modern cryptography (for example, over HTTPS).

You however agree that there is no full guarantee of data security for information made available on or through the internet. We will thus not bear responsibility to unauthorized access to your information that is beyond our control.

The security of your information is important to us, but please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

You can be assured that personal information collected through the website/app is secure and is maintained in a manner consistent with current industry standards. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

NOTICE TO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS

Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”), FlippBidd Inc. and its affiliates hereto provide the following notice regarding the categories of information that we have collected or disclosed within the preceding twelve (12) months about California residents who are not employees, independent contractors, owners, directors, officers, or job applicants of FlippBidd, or emergency contacts or benefits beneficiaries of the foregoing.

Henceforth, the CCPA provides Californians with the following rights:

  • Requests for Information: you (or your authorized agent) can request a copy of your information, including how we have collected, used, and shared your information over the past 12 months (if any), including the categories of information we collected and our purposes for doing so; the categories of sources for that information; the categories of third parties with whom we shared it for a business purpose and our purposes for doing so.
  • Your Right to Notification: under the CCPA, we cannot collect new categories of information or use them for materially different purposes without first notifying you.
  • Nondiscrimination for exercising your CCPA Rightsthe CCPA prohibits us from discriminating against you for exercising your rights under the law. Such discrimination may include denying services, charging different prices or rates for services, providing a different level or quality of services, or suggesting that you will receive a different level or quality of goods or services as a result of exercising your rights.
  • Your Right to Delete informationyou can request that we delete your information by contacting us. You also can request that we delete specific information, and we will honor such requests, unless a due exception applies, such as when the information is necessary to complete a transaction, verify a fraud, review a chargeback or contract for which it was collected or when it is being used to detect, prevent, or investigate security incidents, comply with laws, identify and repair bugs or ensure another consumer’s ability to exercise their free speech rights or other rights provided by law.
  • o Please take into consideration that we may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us, our affiliates or our service providers in order to:

    • Complete the transaction for which we collected the information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you;
    • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities;
    • Debug our products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
    • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law;
    • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.);
    • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us;
    • Comply with a legal obligation that has substantive grounds;
    •  Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.

Overall, we have, may collect or will collect the following categories of information from our users, customers and individuals, as necessary to fulfill our legal obligations and operational business purposes:

  • Personal information, as defined in the California customer records law, such as contact information and financial information;
  • Identifiers, such as online identifier, IP address and name;
  • Financial information, such as transaction information and history and securities trading information and history;
  • Internet or network activity information, such as browsing history and interactions with our and other websites and systems;
  • Geo-localization data, such as device location and IP location;
  • Audio, electronic, visual and similar information, such as video recordings created in connection with our business activities, such as your fitness videos and multimedia content; and
  • Inferences drawn from any of the information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics.

CHANGES

We may sometimes review this Privacy Policy to better describe our use of, disclosure of and protection of your private information. We will always post the last updated date on the top portion of this page when we do.

Your continued use of the FlippBidd site after such changes are made indicate your continued approval of our privacy policy.

CONTACT

If you have any questions or queries about us, the website, the app, our services or this policy terms, please contact us at:

flippbidd@gmail.com