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Zap Surveys Privacy Policy

by John Peters

ZAP SURVEYS
PRIVACY POLICY
© 2019 APPS THAT PAY, LLC

Zap Surveys Privacy Policy
Last Updated March 19, 2019

Introduction
Apps That Pay, LLC, a Georgia limited liability company (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “we,” “us,” “our” or the “Company”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect or that you may provide when you [purchase,] download, install, register with, access, or use Zap Surveys (the “App”) and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect in the App and in email, text, and other electronic communications sent through or in connection with the App. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that: (i) we collect offline or through any other means, including any other Company apps or websites, including websites you may access through the App; or (ii) you provide to or is collected by any third party (see “Third-Party Information Collection”). Our websites and apps, and these third parties may have their own privacy policies, which you should read before providing information on or through them.

Consent
PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY TO UNDERSTAND OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION AND HOW WE WILL TREAT IT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES, DO NOT DOWNLOAD, REGISTER WITH, ACCESS, OR USE THE APP. BY DOWNLOADING, REGISTERING WITH, ACCESSING, OR USING THE APP, YOU AGREE TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND THE COMPANY’S COLLECTION AND SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. THIS PRIVACY POLICY MAY CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME (SEE “CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY”). YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE APP AFTER WE MAKE CHANGES IS DEEMED TO BE ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES, SO PLEASE CHECK THIS PRIVACY POLICY PERIODICALLY FOR UPDATES.

Changes to This Privacy Policy
The Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to update, change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will post the new Privacy Policy on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated and notify you by email to the email address specified in your account or an in-App alert the first time you use the App after we make the change. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you. Any changes to this Privacy Notice will be in effect as of the “Last Modified” date referenced in this Privacy Policy.  You are expected to, and you acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to, carefully review this Privacy Policy prior to using the App and from time to time so you are aware of any changes.

Children Under the Age of 18
The App is not intended for children under 18 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you are under 18, do not use or provide any information on the App or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, telephone number, email address or any screen name or user name you may use.  If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 18 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact us at service@appsthatpay.co.

Information We Collect and How We Collect It
We collect information from and about users of our App directly from you when you provide it to us and automatically when you use the App.

Information You Provide to Us

When you download, register with, or use the App, we may ask you to provide information by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, email address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline (“personal information”). We may also collect information that is about you but individually does not identify you, including, but not limited to:

  • Information that you provide by filling in and submitting forms in the App. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use the App,[ subscribing to our service, posting material ,] being awarded a gift card or PayPal payment, and requesting further services. We may also ask you for information [when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by us, and] when you report a problem with the App.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses and phone numbers), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through the App and of the fulfillment of gift cards or PayPal payments.
  • Your search queries on the App.

Automatic Information Collection and Tracking

When you download, access, and use the App, it may use technology to automatically collect:

  • Usage Details.When you access and use the App, we may automatically collect certain details of your access to and use of the App, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on or through the App.
  • Mobile Device Information.We may collect information about your mobile device and internet connection, including the device’s unique device identifier (“Device ID”), IP address, operating system, browser type, mobile network information, and the device’s telephone number.
  • Location Information.The App collects real-time information about the location of your mobile device, including, but not limited to your location while using the app or not using the app. This information may be passed on to third party companies such as retailers to offer location rewards. In addition to other information described in this policy, we may collect and share precise location information, through methods such as mobile “SDKs”. This location information may be used by itself, aggregated, or combined with mobile identifiers (such as IDFAs and Android IDs), and shared with third parties, for purposes related to advertising, attribution (e.g., measuring ad performance) analytic and research. You can remove your consent to having your location data collected by changing the settings on your device. (Certain services may lose functionality as a result.)

If you do not want us to collect this information, do not download the App or delete it from your mobile device. For more information, see “Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information.” [Note, however, that opting out of the App’s collection of location information will cause its location-based features to be disabled.]

We also may use these technologies to collect information about your activities over time and across third-party websites, apps, or other online services (behavioral tracking). “Do Not Track” is a proposed standard that is currently under development. As it is not yet finalized, we adhere to the standards set out in this Privacy Policy and we do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals in the App or on third-party websites or online services where we may collect information.  The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.

Information Collection and Tracking Technologies
The technologies we use for automatic information collection may include Google Analytics, cookies (or mobile cookies), web beacons, and other similar technologies.  A cookie is a small file placed on your mobile device. It may be possible to refuse to accept mobile cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your mobile device. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the App.  Pages of the App [and our emails] may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the Company, for example, to count users who have visited those pages [or opened an email] and for other related App statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain App content and verifying system and server integrity).
The Google Analytics SDK, as well as other SDKs used by the App, may receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with the App.  The information collected by Google Analytics and the other analytics technologies used by the App is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties.  You may learn more about how Google uses the information it collects by visiting the following site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” (located at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/).  Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your use of the App is restricted by the Google Privacy Policy (located at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/).

Third-Party Information Collection
When you access or use the App or its content, certain third parties may use automatic information collection technologies to collect information about you or your mobile device. These third parties may include:

  • Advertisers, ad networks, and ad servers.
  • Analytics companies.
  • Your mobile device manufacturer.
  • our mobile service provider.

Apps that Pay, LLC may share your personal information and/or social-demographic information, including, without limitation, a unique identification number (“UID”), postal code, region, province, gender, marital status, education, ethnicity/race (where permitted by applicable law), employment related information, non-personally identifiable information on household members, consumer product and service usage and ownership (e.g., computers, cars, mobile devices, video games, etc.), home ownership, pet ownership, employment information (e.g., title, role, travel, industry, etc.), and social grade, with third party sample/market research companies (individually each a “Third Party MR Company” and collectively the “Third Party MR Companies”) for the following purposes:

1. Identifying client survey opportunities that you may be eligible for through the Third Party MR Companies; and
2. Disclosing such data elements to clients of the Third Party MR Companies for audience measurement services; and
3. Appending such data elements to completed client surveys and delivering the appended survey data to clients of the Third Party MR Company(ies) for analytical or research purposes; and
4. Other uses as set forth in their privacy policy.

If you are eligible for a client survey opportunity offered through a Third Party MR Company, the Third Party MR Company will provide your unique identification number and a survey link to us and we will invite you to participate in the client survey through the Zap Surveys app or website. We will not share your name, email address, or phone number with the Third Party MR Companies. In connection with the sharing of your information with a Third Party MR Company, your information may be transferred and stored outside of your country of residence, including, without limitation, in the United States, and by agreeing to this privacy policy you are agreeing to the processing and exportation of your personal information as set forth in this Section. If you have any questions about this data sharing please contact us by emailing service@appsthatpay. If you opt-out, it is the responsibility of us to inform the Third Party MR Companies. Please note that Apps that Pay, LLC is solely liable and responsible for managing all opt-out requests. Your participation in such survey opportunities does not entitle you to any benefits offered by, or membership with, the Third Party MR Companies.

We have partnered with Survey Sampling International, LLC (“SSI”) and Peanut Labs, Inc. (“PL”) to provide you with additional survey opportunities and to earn our rewards. In connection with this partnership, we will pass certain personal data and social/demographic information to these parties for use in connection with the purposes set forth in their privacy policy. To view the privacy policy for SSI and Peanut Labs please click here.

These third parties may use tracking technologies to collect information about you when you access or use the App. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites, apps, and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

For users in North America, Zap Surveys may share your device’s precise geolocation and other details about your device (like hardware characteristics, and a variety of sensor data) with our partner Sense360 on an ongoing basis, including when the apps are closed. This information is sent with the device’s advertising identifier or another unique device-specific code. Sense360 may use all of this information to generate surveys for users on Zap Surveys, for market research and other research regarding aggregated patterns, and as further described in its Privacy Policy, which has more detail on the entire process. For example, Sense360 analyzes restaurant visit trends to better serve customers’ needs. You can use your device settings to (i) disable or limit precise geolocation collection for the entire device (which will affect some device functionality) or just this app which may affect the functionality of this app and/or (ii) disable or limit use of the advertising identifier (which will block that identifier’s transmission to Sense360).

We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly. For information about how you can opt out of receiving targeted advertising from many providers, see “Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information.”  Please note, however, that if you opt out of receiving advertising in the App, whether by opting out or using an ad-blocker, you will not receive any gift cards or PayPal payments.

How We Use Your Information
We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any personal information, to:

  • Provide you with the App and its contents, and any other information, products or services that you request from us.
  • Award gift cards or PayPal payments.
  • Fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it.
  • Give you notices about your account, including expiration and renewal notices.
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • Notify you when App updates are available, and of changes to any products or services we offer or provide though it.

The usage information we collect helps us to improve our App and to deliver a better and more personalized experience by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences.
  • Recognize you when you use the App.
  • We use location information we collect to offer location-based rewards.
  • We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third parties’ goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you do not want us to use your information in this way, please unsubscribe from the email list using the link provided on any email we send you. For more information, see “Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information.”
  • We may use the information we collect to display advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. If you click on or otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet its target criteria.

How We Share Your Information
App does not rent, sell, or share User information, except in the following circumstances:

  • We are required, or believe it is in our interest, to release User information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes
  • Part or all of our business is sold to, merged with, or acquired by another company, in which case some or all User information would then belong to said company
  • We suspect a User of committing fraud, in which case User information may be shared during the course of our investigation
  • We may sell or share User information to other advertisers or businesses whom we believe you may find useful and in order to enhance the service provided to our Users
  • We may share User information with third parties as reasonably necessary for us to operate the Service Platform and to provide offers and services to Users
  • California Residents Only: If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: (i) information identifying any third party company(ies) to whom we may have disclosed, within the past calendar year, personal information pertaining to you for the company’s direct marketing purposes; and (ii) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain such information you must make a request in writing to Customer Service by emailing us at service@appsthatpay.co.

Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual or mobile device, without restriction. In addition, we may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by the Company about our App users is among the assets transferred.
  • To third parties to market their products or services to you.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.
  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including the App EULA.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Company, our customers or others. [This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection.]

Your Choices About Our Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. This section describes mechanisms we provide for you to control certain uses and disclosures of your information.

  • Tracking Technologies. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. You can choose whether or not to allow the App to collect information through other tracking technologies by changing your device settings or disabling location settings within the Zap Surveys app. If you disable or refuse cookies or block the use of other tracking technologies, some parts of the App may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Location Information. You can choose whether or not to allow the App to collect and use real-time information about your mobile device’s location through the device’s privacy settings or within the Zap Surveys app settings. If you block the use of location information, some parts of the App may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Promotion by the Company. If you do not want us to use your contact information to promote our own [or third parties’] products or services, you can opt-out by unsubscribing to emails we send you. You can also always opt-out by contacting us at service@appsthatpay.co to make this request.
  • Targeted Advertising by the Company. If you do not want us to use information that we collect or that you provide to us to deliver advertisements according to our advertisers’ target-audience preferences, you can opt-out by changing your targeting preferences in your device settings.
  • Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising and Marketing.  Except for your Device ID, the Company does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for promotional purposes.
  • Analytics Opt-out Options. If you do not want your information collected with Google Analytics, you can install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.  To opt-out of Google Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page (located at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout) and install the add-on for your browser. For more details, visit the “Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on” page (located at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en). The App may also use AppsFlyer, Fiksu, and Facebook analytics technologies.  Please visit the respective websites for these analytics technologies to determine their opt-out options.

Device Opt-out Options
Your device may provide options to opt-out of receiving advertisements or to limit ad tracking.  Please refer to your device’s settings to determine the opt-out options available for your device.
We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“”) on the NAI’s website.

Please note, however, that if you opt out of receiving advertising in the App, whether by opting out or using an ad-blocker, you will not receive any gift cards or PayPal payments.

Data Security
We have implemented measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, and disclosure. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. Your personal information is password protected and restricted within our organization to employees and trusted partners that need access to your personal information in order to correspond with you and provide the products and/or services that you requested from us. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to the App, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Do not share your password with anyone. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet and mobile platforms is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted through the App. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.

Linked Apps and Websites
This Privacy Policy is applicable only to the App and does not apply to any third-party apps or websites.  The App may contain links to, and media and other content from, other apps and websites.  In addition, such third-party media and content may also contain external links. Because of the dynamic media capabilities of the App, it may not be clear to you which links are embedded in the App and which are embedded in third-party media and/or content.  The Company cannot and does not guarantee the privacy policies and practices of any third party.  The Company does not control, operate, or endorse any information, products, or services of any third-party apps or websites that may be reached through links from the App.  The Company is providing these links only as a convenience to you.

The use of any personal information provided by you to, or automatically collected from, a third party will be governed by that party’s privacy policies.  If you are unsure whether an app or website is controlled, affiliated, or managed by the Company, you should review the privacy policies at each linked app or website to determine how that site treats your personal information.

Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information
You can change your [user name and] password by logging into the App and visiting your account profile page. If you need to delete your account or if you have any questions about, or need to change, any other personal information that may be retained by the Company, you may also contact us at service@appsthatpay.co. Upon your request, the Company will provide to you the personal information under its control, if any, as well as information about the ways in which that information is being used and disclosed.  The Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information we may be using or disclosing is accurate and complete. If you demonstrate that your information is inaccurate or incomplete, the information will be amended as appropriate. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to respond to any such request and update your personal information, if necessary. We cannot delete your personal information except by also deleting your user account. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.

If you delete your User Contributions from the App, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by other App users. Proper access and use of information provided on the App, including User Contributions, is governed by our terms of use that can be found at www.appsthatpay.co.

Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of our App that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at service@appsthatpay.co.

Governing Law
This Privacy Policy and any disputes related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, exclusive of its choice of law rules.

Contact information
To ask questions or comment about this Privacy Policy and the Company’s privacy practices, contact us at service@appsthatpay.co.