Appcom Solutions Technologies LLC the producers of Gizbo ("Gizbo," the
"Company," "we," "us," and "our,") respect your privacy and are committed to
• the types of information that we may collect from you when you access or use our
application and other online services (collectively, our "Services"); and
• Our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that
This policy applies only to information we collect through our Services, in email, text
and other electronic communications sent through or in connection with our
This policy DOES NOT apply to information that you provide to, or that is collected
by, any third-party, such as booking websites and social networks that you use in
connection with our Services. We encourage you to consult directly with such third-
parties about their privacy practices.
Please read this 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, your choice is not to use our Services. By accessing or using our Services,
continued use of our Services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of
those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.
1. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Services,
• by which you may be personally identified; and/or
• about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Services and
your usage details.
We collect this information:
• directly from you when you provide it to us; and/or
• automatically as you navigate through our Services (information collected
automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information
collected through cookies, web beacons and other tracking technologies).
Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Services may include:
1. Your account information: Your full name, email address, postal code,
password and other information you may provide with your account, such as
your gender, mobile phone number, city and nationality. Your profile picture
that will be publicly displayed as part of your account profile. You may
optionally provide us with this information through third-party sign-in services
such as Facebook and Google Plus. In such cases, we fetch and store whatever
information is made available to us by you through these sign-in services.
2. Your preferences: Your preferences and settings such as time zone and
3. Your content: Information you provide through our Services, including your
reviews, photographs, comments, lists, current and prior Brand view details,
favorite brands and history, special Brand requests, and other information you
provide on our Services, and other information in your account profile.
4. Your searches and other activities: The search terms you have looked up and
results you selected.
5. Your browsing information: How long you used our Services and which
features you used; the Brands you clicked on, not limited to the Store locators,
Store number, Catalogues, Task Reminders, Competitions, Favorites, Store
details and other features related to the application.
6. Your communications: Communications between you and Brands through our
Services; your participation in a survey, poll, sweepstakes, contest or
promotion scheme; your request for certain features, Competitions (e.g.,
newsletters, updates or other products); your communication with us about
various request to the services.
7. Your Public Posts: You also may provide information (such as ratings, reviews,
tips, photos, comments, likes, etc.) to be published or displayed (hereinafter,
"posted") on publicly accessible areas of our Services, or transmitted to other
users of our Services or third-parties (collectively, "User Contributions"). Your
User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk.
Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable (see
"Security" section below). Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other
users of our Services with whom you may choose to share your User
Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User
Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We may display this
information on the Services, share it with businesses, and further distribute it
to a wider audience through third party sites and services. You should be
careful about revealing any sensitive details about yourself in such postings.
We use the information you provide to us to enhance the functionality and improve
the quality of our Services, and to personalize your experience while using our
Services. We also use this information to display relevant advertising, provide
support to you, communicate with you, and comply with our legal obligations.
Information About Your Message
If you exchange messages with others through the Services, we may store them in
order to process and deliver them, allow you to manage them, and investigate
possible violations of our Terms of Service and wrongdoing in connection with the
Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
We may automatically collect certain information about the computer or devices
(including mobile devices) you use to access the Services, and about your use of the
Services, even if you use the Services without registering or logging in.
1. Usage information: Details of your use of our Services, including traffic data,
location data, logs, competition data and other communication data and the
resources that you access and use on or through our Services.
2. Device information: Information about your mobile device, device type,
device’s unique device identifier, mobile network information and the device’s
telephone number if provided.
3. Stored information and files: Our applications also may access metadata and
other information associated with other files stored on your mobile device.
This may include, for example, photographs, audio and video clips, for the
purpose of uploading the following on to the applications Gallery, Customer
care email, etc.
4. Location information: Our applications collect real-time information about the
location of your device, as permitted by you.
5. Mobile device IDs: Unique mobile device identifier (e.g. IDFA or other device
IDs on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad), if you’re using our Services on a
mobile device, we may use mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to
a device by the manufacturer), instead of cookies, to recognize you. We may
do this to store your preferences and track your use of our applications.
Mobile device IDs cannot be deleted and maybe used by us to track your use
of our applications, track the number of advertisements displayed, measure
advertising performance and display advertisements that are more relevant to
you. It can also be used for Analytics to track your usage of our applications.
6. Your preferences: Your preferences and settings such as time zone and
7. Your activity on the Services: Information about your activity on the Services,
such as your search queries, comments, search results selected, number of
clicks, pages viewed and the order of those pages, how long you visited our
Services, the date and time you used the Services, error logs, and other similar
8. Mobile status: For mobile application users, the online or offline status of your
Precise Location Information and How to Opt Out
When you use one of our location-enabled services such as Proximity alerts or Near
Me, we may collect and process information about your mobile device’s GPS
location (including the latitude, longitude or altitude of your mobile device) and the
time the location information is recorded to customize the Services with location-
based information and features (for example, to inform you about Brands in your
area or applicable promotions). Some of these services require your personal data
for the feature to work and we may associate location data with your device ID and
other information we hold about you. We keep this data for no longer than is
reasonably necessary for providing services to you. If you wish to use the particular
feature, you will be asked to consent to your data being used for this purpose. You
can withdraw your consent at any time by turning off proximity alerts notification in
settings the GPS or by disabling other location-tracking functions on your device,
provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s
instructions for further details.
Information from Third Parties
We may collect, process and store your user ID associated with any social media
account (such as your Facebook and Google account) that you use to sign into the
Services or connect with or use with the Services. When you sign in to your account
with your social media account information, or otherwise connect to your social
media account with the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, and use, in
through the social media interface. This could include, without limitation, any
information that you have made public through your social media account,
information that the social media service shares with us, or information that is
disclosed during the sign-in process. Please see your social media provider’s privacy
policy and help center for more information about how they share information when
you choose to connect your account.
2. HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1. We use the information we collect from and about you for a variety of
purposes, including to:
2. Process and respond to your queries
3. Understand our users (what they do on our Services, what features they like,
how they use them, etc.), improve the content and features of our Services
(such as by personalizing content to your interests), process and complete
your transactions, and make special offers.
4. Administer our Services and diagnose technical problems.
5. Send you communications that you have requested or that may be of interest
6. Send you questions from Brands that you may be able to answer if you have
registered with Gizbo.
7. Enable us to show you ads and information that are relevant to you.
8. Generate and review reports and data about, and to conduct research on,
our user base and Service usage patterns.
9. Administer contests, Competitions and sweepstakes.
10. Provide you with customer support.
11. Provide you with notices about your account.
12. Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts
entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection.
13. Notify you about changes to our Services.
14. Allow you to participate in interactive features offered through our Services.
15. In any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
16. For any other purpose with your consent.
We may also use your information to contact you about our own and third-party
goods and services that may be of interest to you.
We may use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display
advertisements to our advertisers’ target audiences. Even though we do not disclose
your personal information for these purposes without your consent, if you click on or
otherwise interact with an advertisement, the advertiser may assume that you meet
its target criteria.
3. HOW WE SHARE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide, as described in
General Information Disclosures
1. To our subsidiaries and affiliates, which are entities under common ownership
or control of our ultimate parent company Appcom Solutions Technologies LLC
2. To contractors, service providers and other third-parties whom we use to
support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep
personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which
we disclose it to them.
3. 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 Gizbo’s assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy,
liquidation or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Gizbo
about the users of our Services are among the assets transferred.
4. To third-parties and Brands to market their products or services to you if you
have consented to receive the promotional updates. We contractually require
these third-parties and Brands to keep personal information confidential and
use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
5. To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
6. For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
7. Service Providers -We may share your information with outside vendors that
we use for a variety of purposes, such as to send you emails and messages on
behalf of other Gizbo members, push notifications to your mobile device on
our behalf, provide voice recognition services to process your spoken queries
and questions, help us analyze use of our Services, and process and collect
payments. Some of our products, services and databases are hosted by third
party hosting services providers. We also may use vendors for other projects,
such as conducting surveys or organizing sweepstakes for us. We may share
information about you with these vendors only to enable them to perform
8. Legal Purposes - We may share your information when we believe in good
faith that such sharing is reasonably necessary in order to investigate, prevent,
or take action regarding possible illegal activities or to comply with legal
process. We may also share your information to investigate and address
threats or potential threats to the physical safety of any person, to investigate
investigate and address violations of the rights of third parties and/or to
protect the rights, property and safety of Gizbo, our employees, users, or the
public. This may involve the sharing of your information with law enforcement,
government agencies, courts, and/or other organizations on account of legal
request such as subpoena, court order or government demand to comply with
9. Social Networks - If you interact with social media features on our Services,
such as the Facebook Like button, or use your social media credentials to log-in
or post content, these features may collect information about your use of the
Services, as well as post information about your activities on the social media
service. Your interactions with social media companies are governed by their
billing and collection purposes.
11. If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights,
property, or safety of Gizbo, our customers or others. This includes exchanging
information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud
protection and credit risk reduction.
12. Consent - We may share your information in any other circumstances where
we have your consent.
Information Shared with Brands.
When you enter a competition or execute online transaction through our Services,
your information is provided to us and to the Brands with whom you choose to
reserve. In order to facilitate your participation and/or transaction, we provide your
information to that Brand. If you provide a mobile phone number, Brands or Gizbo
may send you text messages regarding your Status in our competition, should the
brand or Gizbo choose to do so. When you favorite a Brand, we may also share with
the other subscribed Brands additional information, such as information about your
preferences and history or information that we collect from third-parties.
4. ANALYTICS AND TAILORED ADVERTISING
To help us better understand your use of the Services, we may use third-party web
analytics on our Services, such as Google Analytics. These service providers use the
sort of technology described in the “Automatically-Collected Information” Section
above. The information collected by this technology will be disclosed to or collected
directly by these service providers, who use the information to evaluate our users’
use of the Services. We also use Google Analytics as described in the following
Third parties whose products or services are accessible or advertised via the Services
the Services. This is done in order to help them (i) inform, optimize, and serve ads
based on past visits to our website and other sites and (ii) report how our ad
impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions
and ad services are related to visits to our website.
When accessing the Services from a mobile application you may also receive tailored
in-application advertisements. Each operating system: iOS and Android provides its
own instructions on how to prevent the delivery of tailored in-application
advertisements. You may review the support materials and/or the privacy settings
for the respective operating systems in order to opt-out of tailored in-application
advertisements. For any other devices and/or operating systems, please visit the
privacy settings for the applicable device or operating system or contact the
applicable platform operator.
5. CHOICES ABOUT HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you
provide to us. The personal information used is for verification in most cases and /or
otherwise for analytics. We do not share your personal information with any
advertising agency. In most cases information such as your email will only be used in
order to contact you incase you are a winner of a competition or if you have initiated
contact with a brand, in which case they will respond back to you via email.
6. COMMUNICATIONS CHOICES
When you sign up for an account, you are opting in to receive push notifications
from Gizbo, businesses, and third parties as well. You can log in to manage your
notification preferences and you can OPTOUT of reciving commercial messages, but
note that you cannot opt out of receiving certain administrative notices, service
notices, or legal notices from Gizbo.
In the case of email contact, should the User initiate contact with a brand via the
Customer Care feature, the brand will then be able to view the senders email and
handles the emails they receive and their privacy of their customers. We
7. REVIEWING, CHANGING OR DELETING INFORMATION
If you would like to review, change or delete personal information we have collected
from you, or permanently delete your account, please use the “Contact Us” link at
the bottom of the side menu on the Application.
If you delete your User Contributions from our Application, copies of your User
Contributions may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have
been copied or stored by other users of our Application. Proper access and use of
information provided on our websites, including User Contributions, is governed by
8. ACCESSING & CORRECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will take reasonable steps to accurately record the personal information that you
provide to us and any subsequent updates.
We encourage you to review, update, and correct the personal information that we
maintain about you, and you may request that we delete personal information about
you that is inaccurate, incomplete, or irrelevant for legitimate purposes, or are being
processed in a way which infringes any applicable legal requirement.
Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your personal information may be
limited, subject to the law of your jurisdiction:(i) if your requests are abusive or
unreasonably excessive, (ii) where the rights or safety of another person or persons
would be encroached upon, or (iii) if the information or material you request relates
to existing or anticipated legal proceedings between you and us, or providing access
to you would prejudice negotiations between us or an investigation of possible
unlawful activity. Your right to review, update, correct, and delete your information
is subject to our records retention policies and applicable law, including any
statutory retention requirements.
9. SECURITY: HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We have implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures
to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to your information and to
maintain data security. These safeguards take into account the sensitivity of the
information that we collect, process and store and the current state of technology.
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information
submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it, including the use
of vault and tokenization services form third party service providers. However, no
method of transmission over the Internet or via mobile device, or method of
electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially
acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its
absolute security and thereby usage in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy
We assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to
errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond our
control. You play an important role in keeping your personal information secure. You
should not share your user name, password, or other security information for your
Gizbo account with anyone. If we receive instructions using your user name and
password, we will consider that you have authorized the instructions.
10. CHILDREN UNDER 13
The Services are not intended for users under the age of 13. We do not knowingly
collect any personal information from children under 13 or market to or solicit
information from anyone under the age of 13. If we become aware that a person
submitting personal information is under 13, we will delete the account and any
related information as soon as possible. . If you believe we might have any
information from or about a child under 13, please contact us on
11. THIRD PARTY LINKS AND SERVICES
The Services may contain links to third-party websites. Your use of these features
may result in the collection, processing or sharing of information about you,
depending on the feature. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the
content or privacy practices of other websites or services which may be linked on
our services. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party
to provide to or that is collected by these third parties. We strongly encourage you
to read such third parties’ privacy policies.
12. COMPLIANCE WITH DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
The information we obtain from or about you may be processed and stored in
various servers located across the globe, which may provide for different data
protection rules than the country in which you reside. We comply with generally
accepted industry standard regulations regarding the collection, use, and retention
of data. Each location may provide for different data protection rules than the
country in which you reside. By using the Services, you consent to the collection,
transfer, use, storage and disclosure of your information as described in this Privacy
Policy, including to the transfer of your information outside of your country of
residence. If you have any questions relating to your personal data, please email us
13. . DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION
You can close your account by visiting your profile settings page on our Application.
We will not remove your public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your
account profile, we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized
your personal information or de-identify it so that it is anonymous and not
attributed to your identity. For example, we may retain information to prevent,
investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service or to
comply with legal obligations.
changes in the law, our data collection and use practices, the features of our
services, or advances in technology. Please check this page periodically for changes.
will post the changes here. Please review the changes carefully. Your continued use
your consent and acceptance of those changes.