Action Hound, LLC - PRIVACY POLICY

Action Hound, LLC respects your privacy. Action Hound, LLC offers mapping, GPS, and community based services to users of www.actionhound.com (the "Website") and / or users of Action Hound's mobile applications (the "Application") (collectively referred to as the "Services").

This Privacy Policy describes:
This Privacy Policy is incorporated as part of the Action Hound Terms of Use (the "Terms of Use" or the "Terms").

Your use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Use, Copyright Policy, and this Privacy Policy and indicates your consent to them The Services are not intended for use by persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you may not download or use the Application.

In this Privacy Policy, the term "personal information" means any information collected by us or provided by you that, with reasonable efforts, may be used to identify you, which may include first and last name, email address, month & year of your birthday, and your geographical location information.

Contact Action Hound / Abuse reports

If you believe that your privacy has been compromised by any person, in the course of using the Services, then please contact Action Hound at: privacy@actionhound.com

You may send Action Hound other requests, responses, questions, and complaints by email at info@actionhound.com

Information that is being collected

Action Hound allows you to use the Services only by registering yourself with the app, requiring you to provide the information stated above. If you do not wish to provide the information stated above, you will not be able to use the Services.

The categories of information collected by Action Hound will include all or some of the following.

Whenever you use the Services, Action Hound will collect:

Please note that when you first install the Application on your mobile device, Action Hound will set up an account associated with that mobile device (the "Account"). Action Hound will collect and use your information, in accordance with this Privacy Policy, whenever you activate the Application on that mobile device. This use includes linking your information with your Account.

If you do not want your location, name, or [calculated] age visible to other Services users, do not log into the app.

Private messages and user supplied Reviews can be used by Action Hound to determine misuse or abuse of the Application or Services, or violations of our Terms or this Privacy Policy.

Uses of information

Action Hound may use information collected from or provided by you for the following purposes:

Please note that the email address and name you provide will be used to identify you when you use the Services. Your email address will never be made visible to or shared with other users of the Services or Application.

You may also provide additional information that will be used to personalize the Services and enhance your experience with the Services. For example, if you provide us with your "preferred games", we will provide you with a list of other users that have similar interests.

Further information may be collected when Action Hound exchanges communications with you. For example, if you submit a request, contact Action Hound, or report a violation to the abuse team.


Personal information that you share
The Services are based on a community of users publicly sharing information with Action Hound and with other members of that community.

In particular, users choose to share personal information such as name, age, picture, and their location information. This information may be shared either directly to the Service and to all users, such as in the case of displaying users on a map or displaying user provided reviews about other users. This information may also be shared via third party services (such as social networks) which interact with the Service upon such users' choice.

The content that you share to all users is neither private nor confidential and you should not have any expectation of privacy with respect to it. Information you upload will be posted along with some other personal information, such as name and [calculated] age. You must exercise caution and common sense when submitting information. At the very least, you should demonstrate the same degree of caution as when publishing personal information by means other than the internet and cellular services.

You can decide whether or not to upload content to the Services. However, any content that you submit for posting may be viewed by all users of the Services and by Action Hound.

We, at Action Hound, take great measures to provide you with the best experience you can have while using the Service. However, Action Hound has no control over the conduct of any user and disclaims all liability in this regard. Users are advised to carefully and thoroughly consider whether or not to make public or available any information and carefully examine all necessary details related to any communication with other users to any engagement or communication being made.

Participating in any user's activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using Action Hound is entirely at your own risk. Action Hound is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances. The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulation, or any other duty. We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost, or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held, or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, the Services or the use thereof.

Integration with social networks

You may choose to share information between your Account and your social network account (such as Facebook or Twitter). Through this option, you may choose to have personal information and other content about you available from social networks transmitted and shared through the Services. Similarly, you may choose to have personal information and other content about you available from Action Hound, including your location, transmitted to and share through your social network account.

By setting your Account to integrate with social networks, including by signing onto Action Hound using your social network account (such as your Facebook or Twitter account), you agree to share information (including personal information) between Action Hound and such social networks for the purposes provided under this Privacy Policy.

The social network's use of information made available by Action Hound is governed by that social network's privacy policy and controlled by the social network, not by this Privacy Policy or Action Hound.

When you connect to the social network account through the Services for the first time or otherwise make the Services interact with your social network account, you will be asked to permit the social network to share your personal information stored on such social network with the Services. We collect your information from your social network account only in accordance with your privacy settings you have set up under your social network accounts.

Accordingly, we only collect such information which you allowed the social network(s) to share with third parties (such as your name, email address, profile picture, or other information you make publicly available via the applicable social network). You understand that the Services may access, make available, and store (if applicable and as permitted by the third party social network and authorized by you) such information so that it is available on and through your Account. For example, Action Hound may allow you to share your location or challenge outcomes with your Facebook friends via the Application.

Please note that certain information which you have defined as private on your third party social network accounts may become public to other Action Hound users through the Services if you have defined such information to be public on the Services. For example, if you designate your social network profile picture as "private" in your social network account (to the extent possible under said settings), but have elected to set your Action Hound account settings as public, then the profile picture will become public on the Action Hound Service.

Meta-data that we collect
Action Hound collects information about the use of the Services. For example, Action Hound may record the frequency and scope of your use of the Services, duration of your sessions, information about the device on which you have installed the Application, content that you use or create, advertisements that you view or click on, your communications with other users and third parties, the Internet Protocol (IP) address and the name of the domain that serve you to access the Services, and the geographic location of the computer system that you are using to log-in.

Accessing the Services

In order to access any features of the Services, you will be required to register and provide all required information needed for Application functionality.

Action Hound may also establish and require from time to time additional or different means of identification and authentication for logging in and accessing the Services or for accessing certain features or designated sections of the Services.

Your log-in details are your responsibility. You are fully accountable for any use or misuse of your Account and personal details as a result of conveying your details to someone else. You must maintain your log-in details in absolute confidentiality and avoid disclosing them to others. Make sure that you change your password frequently and at least once every six months.

Sharing information with others

Action Hound does not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties.

Action Hound will not share your personal information with others or without your consent except for the following purposes and to the extent necessary in Action Hound's good-faith discretion:
Controlling your personal information

If you would like us to delete your Account and your personal information, please send an email from the account associated with the email address you used during registration to info@actionhound.com with the subject "Delete Account".

On receiving such a request, Action Hound will use reasonable efforts to delete such information. However, please note we may not delete information immediately from our back-up systems.

Action Hound only records your current location information at any given time. However, location information can be stored in back-up systems that reflect your location at the time the back-up was created.

This information is held by Action Hound and associated with your Account for such limited period of time as is necessary in order for Action Hound to be able to use the information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. At the end of this period of time, Action Hound will then anonymize or delete your location information.

If you find that the information associated with your Account is not accurate, complete, or updated, then you must make all necessary changes to correct it. Please keep in mind that false, incorrect, or outdated information may prevent you from setting up an Account and impair our ability to provide you with Services.

How does Action Hound use aggregated information?

Action Hound may use anonymous, statistical, or aggregated information (including anonymous location information) in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user, to properly operate the Services, to improve the quality of the Services, to enhance your experience, to create new services and features, including customized services, to change or cancel existing content or service, and for further internal, commercial, and statistical purposes.

Action Hound may also use anonymous, statistical, or aggregated information collected on the Services, in a form that does not enable the identification of a specific user by posting, disseminating, transmitting, or otherwise communicating or making available such information to users of the Services, to the Services' providers, partners, and any other third party. For example, GPS information that we receive from your mobile device may be provided to map editors in an aggregated and / or anonymous form to help improve the map and solve map problems.

Cookies

Action Hound may use cookies on the Services. Cookies are packets of information sent by the Website's servers to your web browser and then sent back by the browser each time it access the Website's servers.

Action Hound may use cookies for various purposes such as to save you the need to re-enter your email address and password each time you login, to facilitate the use of the Website, to collect statistical information, to verify information, and to customize the Website to your personal preferences and for information security purposes.

Some of the cookies may expire when the session ends and you exit your browser. Other cookies are saved on your computer's hard drive. If you wish to block the Website's cookies, then please use the help button in your browser and follow the necessary instructions. However, bear in mind that disabling cookies may complicate or even prevent your use of the Website or certain features thereof.

Advertising campaigns

Action Hound may permit, solicit, or contract certain other companies to conduct advertising campaigns on the Services.

The information and advertisements that you see when accessing the Services may be targeted on the basis of:
You hereby agree that we may provide such information and advertisements targeted on the basis of your search query history. However, if when accessing the Services, you no longer wish to see information and advertisements from us targeted on the basis of your search query history, please send an email to info@actionhound.com stating your desire.

When you visit a third party website from the Application, such third party may use cookies on your computer. The third party's use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies and not to this Privacy Policy. If you wish to study the privacy policies of those third parties, you should visit their services or contact them directly.

The Service includes an internal messaging system which provides you the ability to send and receive messages to and from other users and to receive marketing messages from us. You hereby agree that we may use the internal messaging system for the purpose of informing you regarding products or services which may interest you.

Please note, however, that other Action Hound users are not allowed to use your contact details or our internal messaging Service for commercial advertising purposes. If you have encountered any user generated advertising material, please inform us through the channels listed on our Website or by emailing us at info@actionhound.com. Action Hound does not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost, or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with any user's advertising material.

It is clarified that we are not responsible for the content of said advertisements and the products delivered or services rendered thereby by third parties and you irrevocably and unconditionally agree that we shall not be held responsible or liable in connection thereof.

Information Security

Action Hound considers information to be a top priority. Action Hound implements systems, applications, and procedures to secure your personal information, to minimize the risks of theft, damage, loss of information, or unauthorized access or use of information. However, these measures are unable to provide absolute assurance. Therefore, although Action Hound takes great efforts to protect your personal information, Action Hound cannot guarantee, and you cannot reasonably expect, that Action Hound's databases will be immune from any wrongdoings, malfunctions, unlawful interceptions or access, or other kinds of abuse and misuse.

Change to this Privacy Policy

Action Hound may from time to time change the terms of the Privacy Policy. Substantial changes will take effect 30 days after Action Hound has posted a:
Other changes will take effect 7 days after their initial posting on the Website. However, if Action Hound amends this Privacy Policy to comply with legal requirements, the amendments will become effective immediately upon their initial posting or as required.

You agree to be bound by any of the changes made in the terms of this Privacy Policy. Continuing to use the Services will indicate your acceptance of the amended terms. If you do not agree with any of the amended terms, you must avoid any further use of the Services.

Last modified: 24th July 2015


Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Action Hound, LLC
1013 Emmett Ave NW
Cleveland, TN 37311
USA
privacy@actionhound.com
http://www.actionhound.com