PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Any Personally Identifiable Information collected by appsbar® will be safeguarded to protect against unauthorized access. Procedures are in place to secure any Personally Identifiable Information provided to appsbar® . appsbar® stores your personal information in an encrypted computer database on dedicated servers that allow only limited access. appsbar® employs commercially reasonable efforts to protect this information from loss, misuse, and other unauthorized disclosure, alteration or destruction.
WHO IS COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION
appsbar® guides creators through the entire process – from creation to publication - with visual and textual clues along each step. Creators choose icons from the appsbar® library or their own, building their own splash-page choosing from a rainbow palette of background colors, text styles and images, a way to customize the navigation toolbar and content, and ability to add as many or few pages as they want.
WHAT IS COLLECTED, AND HOW DO WE USE IT
You can visit certain pages located at http://www.appsbar® .com without creating a user account or providing any personal data to us. However, many sections of the appsbar® Web Site are only accessible to registered users, including use of the appsbar® Development Tool and other related or included software development tools to create mobile applications (each an “Application”). In order to access pages requiring registration, you will be required to create a user account (hereinafter a “User Account”) by completing the registration form and creating a User Name and password. If you create a User Account, appsbar® may collect certain Personally Identifiable Information when you register, including without limitation your name, e-mail address, security question and answer (for forgotten password or user name retrieval or other security verification), and other basic contact information. In the event that you wish to publish an Application created by you on the appsbar® Web Site to an Application Store, you will also be required to provide additional information such as mailing address, phone number, gender and age range or birth year.
Certain sections of the appsbar® Web Site include forms on which you may choose to supply personalized information that will enable you to make purchases online or receive individualized services or features that we do not offer anonymous users. You can always choose not to provide information; however, if you do choose not to provide such information, you may not be able to make purchases via the appsbar® Web Site or take advantage of certain other features of appsbar® Web Site. If you order products or paid services through the appsbar® Web Site, we will collect Personally Identifiable Information, which may include without limitation, name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and shipping and other contact information for the recipient of the item (if different than yours), your name and account number (if applicable) as well as payment information, such as credit card number, billing address, expiration date and other billing information.
The appsbar® Web Site may offerfeatures that allow you to receive electronic alerts or notices about updates to the appsbar® Web Site, promotional announcements, new or improved features, services, and products, and other information or to permit you to subscribe to newsletters, magazines or other subscriptions. If you elect to take advantage of any of these or similar features, we will collect certain Personally Identifiable Information, which may include without limitation your name, mobile number (if you opt in to receive text alerts), e-mail address, phone number, confirmation of age and other basic contact information. The Form Builder function allows the creator to let users of an individual app fill out and send the app publisher various information such as customer service surveys, a restaurant to-go order, or answers to questions asked through the app. The Social Interaction Platform allows users to share the content within an app across social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook feeds to engage users with photos and videos.
Certain forms on various pages throughout the appsbar® Web Site may ask users to voluntarily provide a limited amount of demographic information or to complete online surveys that ask you for demographic data, such as your zip code, age or income or educational level. Providing such demographic information and participating in such surveys or other research are always voluntary. appsbar® aggregates the responses we receive before using the information to improve the products and services we offer. We do not link your individual responses to your Personally Identifiable Information at any time. appsbar® uses this information for internal marketing research to help us better serve our users and customers and continually improve the features and services available on the appsbar® Web Site.
If you create a User Account on the appsbar® Web Site in order to use the appsbar® Development Tool or if you otherwise opt-in or request to receive any marketing or promotional materials of any kind from us, you agree thereby to opt-in to our marketing database and you expressly agree that:
- 1. appsbar® may send you promotional materials regarding its products and services as well as those of its affiliates and promotional partners. Such promotional materials may include, without limitation, advertisements and content (including but not limited to alerts), including advertisements and content provided by third parties, via electronic messages to the e-mail address(es) you provide to us during the registration process, and from time to time via other methods. You can opt out of receiving these promotional communications at any time by following the instructions in the e-mail; and
- 1. appsbar® may sell, rent, lease, share or exchange your Personally Identifiable Information with any third party; and
We may also use your e-mail address to contact you to verify and/or update any information related to services, features or transactions that you have requested via the appsbar® Web Site. Although you may opt out of the promotional e-mails as noted above, you should be aware that, that as long as you use our products and services or otherwise maintain a business relationship with us, however, you may not opt out of receiving communications from us relating specifically to those products and services or that business relationship.
APPLICATION USAGE/PROVIDER PRODUCTS
While accessing and operating software or other product that we make available to you on or through the appsbar® Web Site, such software or product may record general statistical and tracking information, such as the date and time you access the software or product and the time that you have spent using it. Our product or software may transfer this information to our servers, and such information is used by us or on our behalf for internal resource management purposes. appsbar® also may collect statistics about the user behavior of the appsbar® Web Site or any of the application development tools made available via the appsbar® Web Site. appsbar® uses information collected for a variety of product and service related purposes, including without limitation, products and services provisioning and assessment for future service improvements. appsbar® also reserves the right to gather data on usage of its appsbar® Development Tool or other software programs that it licenses or makes available for use via the appsbar® Web Site, including server IP addresses, domain counts and other information deemed relevant, to ensure that such software programs are being used in accordance with the terms of the corresponding license agreement.
INSERTION OF IN-APPLICATION ADVERTISEMENTS
We may enter into agreements with other companies that market software or services that either function similarly to software that we make available or that enhance or extend its functionality or that of the appsbar® Web Site. Some of these may be third party products that may utilize components of our software. Under the terms of these agreements, we may be required to collect information about your sessions and your use of these third party products and share this information with these third parties.
We collect additional information about how you use and access the appsbar® Web Site to analyze trends, administer the appsbar® Web Site, track user’s navigation on the appsbar® Web Site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, which enables us to improve the appsbar® Web Site by making it more accessible and easier to navigate. For example, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address (the Internet address of your PC), your computer’s name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses and other generally-accepted log information. IP addresses are not linked to Personally Identifiable Information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information, which will be aggregated with that of other users in order to understand how the appsbar® Web Site is being used.
CHILDREN UNDER 13
appsbar® does not target children under the age of 13 and does not offer or knowingly sell any of its products or services to children. appsbar® does not knowingly collect any personal information about children under the age of 13.
From time to time, we may use your e-mail address to contact you regarding your User Account, to announce new features or services that may be available via the appsbar® Web Site, and to verify and/or update any information in or related to your account. We may send e-mails and/or postal mailings to new users and to provide to existing users information regarding their specific Provider products. Periodically, we will send news and information to users and other parties who have expressed interest in us and our products. You can opt out of receiving these promotional communications by logging into your account and updating your preferences on the appsbar® Web Site. Please note, however, that as long as you use the Service, or any of our products and services, or otherwise maintain a business relationship with us, however, you may not opt out of receiving communications from us relating specifically to the Service or those products and services or that business relationship.
We may disclose any or all of your Personally Identifiable Information if we are required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us (for example, under a subpoena, court order or other regulatory requirement or to maintain or protect the security of the appsbar® Web Site); (2) protect and/or defend our rights or property (including our rights in any software that is licensed or made available for use through the appsbar® Web Site) or other legal interests or of any user of the appsbar® Web Site or other person; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the safety of the public or any users or other users of the appsbar® Web Site. If we receive legal process calling for the disclosure of any of your Personally Identifiable Information we will attempt to notify you via the e-mail address you supplied during registration within a reasonable amount of time before we respond to the request, unless such notification is not permitted.
Change in Ownership or Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we might sell or buy assets. We shall be entitled to transfer to a third party information that we maintain, including any Personally Identifiable Information, in connection with a transaction or proceeding involving a transfer of some or all of the assets relating to the appsbar® Web Site or a business in connection with which such information is maintained.
Use of Third Parties/Service Providers
appsbar® may employ third parties or other companies to assist us in providing certain services, products and communications to you, and otherwise to perform functions on our behalf, such as processing and fulfilling online orders or requests, such as online purchases or other transactions via the appsbar® Web Site, processing credit card payments, shipping or delivering packages, providing customer service, sending print and electronic mail, removing repetitive information from customer and e-mail lists, maintaining and analyzing information collected and/or stored via the appsbar® Web Site, hosting sites from the appsbar® Web Site, measuring the effectiveness of promotions and e-mails, performing analyses of users’ activities on the appsbar® Web Site, serving images via the appsbar® Web Site, processing subscriptions and other purchases or transactions via the appsbar® Web Site, and fulfilling other functions necessary to our business.
In the event that we utilize third party vendors or companies to provide any of the services described above or similar services, we may need to share your Personally Identifiable Information with them to enable those companies to perform their obligations. However, we will provide these companies only with that information necessary to perform their functions on our behalf, and we will not authorize them to use your Personally Identifiable Information for any other purpose. In such event, these companies are required to agree, in writing, that they will abide by the privacy statement and privacy standards implemented herein, including the relevant confidentiality and security provisions.
appsbar® uses secure connections during the transmission of log in, registration and membership information. This means that information collected through those pages dealing with sign in, registration and membership information, is encrypted before it is sent over the Internet between your computer and appsbar® computers. The technology used is called Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Through the use of this technology, your information collected through those pages dealing with sign in, registration and membership information is encrypted on your computer, sent through the Internet as jumbled code and decoded on either appsbar® 's secure server or the systems of the third party contracted to provide the service in question. You can verify that the connection is secure because you will see a key or a padlock at the bottom of your browser. Another identifier of a secure connection is the URL (or web site address); for example, the address will change from http://www.appsbar® .com to https://www.appsbar® .com when a secure connection is in place. However, while we employ data encryption technology, you should be aware that there is an inherent risk in transmitting any data electronically. This risk is inherent in all Internet dealings. Consequently, we cannot guarantee that any Personally Identifiable Information transmitted will be prevented from being viewed or used by any particular person and therefore, you agree to hold us harmless from and against any injury, financial or otherwise, that results from such unauthorized viewing or use. Moreover, e-mails sent to us over the Internet are susceptible to detection, decryption, eavesdropping or tampering. Thus, you agree to hold us harmless from and against any harm, financial or otherwise, that results from such detection, decryption, eavesdropping or tampering of e-mails.
In addition, you must take steps to maintain the security of your private information by keeping your password and other personal information confidential. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
OPTIONAL AND VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
When you use the appsbar® Web Site, you may choose to send and receive messages (including private messaging), participate in chat rooms, discussion boards and other online communications features that may be available on the appsbar® Web Site, set up and personalize your individual profile and transmit information through various channels. In doing so, the information that you voluntarily provide will be accessible or viewable by other users of the appsbar® Web Site. Your voluntary disclosure of such Personally Identifiable Information on or through the appsbar® Web Site is at your own risk. Although some features may allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that Personally Identifiable Information that you voluntarily post on the appsbar® Web Site will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the appsbar® Web Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of such information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your Personally Identifiable Information.
OTHER WEB SITES
UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION
After registering your User Account, you can view and modify certain Personally Identifiable Information by logging into your account where designated in the appsbar® Web Site. In addition, we provide you with the ability to decline -- or “opt-out of” -- certain mailings and other materials we may offer. For these materials, you will be able to specify whether you wish to opt-out by following directions provided either in the e-mails themselves or in your User Account maintenance area. Finally, if you request, we will remove your name and other Personally Identifiable Information from our active databases. Please understand, however, that it may be impossible to remove this information completely, due to backups and records of deletions. If you wish to remove your name and other Personally Identifiable Information from our database, please create an e-mail with the term “Unsubscribe” in the subject line, and send the e-mail to unsubscribe@appsbar® .com. As an alternative, you may write to us with your request, at the mailing address as follows: “E-mail Removal List,” appsbar® , 260 S.W. Natura Ave., Second Floor, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, specifying each e-mail address you wish to remove from our database. You will be removed from our databases generally within ten (10) business days of our receipt of your request. You may also request to review or amend any Personally Identifiable Information that we maintain about you, by sending a written request to the same address, subject to our verification of your identity acceptance of any proposed revision.