Personal Information We Collect
In order to become a Punchbowl member you must first register for our service. During this registration process you are required to provide personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address and name. Once you are a member you may provide additional information for your member profile such as home address, zip code, date of birth, gender, preferences, interests and favorites. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is optional, but will allow you to better identify yourself and find services at Punchbowl.
Punchbowl, Inc. does not solicit, or knowingly collect and store personal information from anyone under the age of 16. Punchbowl, Inc. will immediately remove and delete any and all information from anyone under 16 if notification is provided that a person under 16 registered at Punchbowl. If you have a reason to believe information was collected about a child under 16, please contact email@example.com.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Punchbowl, Inc. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, pages visited, features used and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Punchbowl, Inc. for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of Punchbowl.
If you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through a Punchbowl message that is shared publicly, this information may be collected and used by others. Punchbowl, Inc. does not read any of your private online communications.
Punchbowl, Inc. encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Punchbowl so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Punchbowl, Inc. is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Punchbowl and Punchbowl, Inc. family of Web sites.
How We Use Your Personal Information
Punchbowl, Inc. collects and uses your personal information to operate Punchbowl and deliver the services you have requested. When you register with Punchbowl, you are automatically enrolled in our marketing emails. These marketing emails have information about upcoming holidays, new features, and useful tips about using the website. If you do not wish to receive these marketing emails, simply unsubscribe the first time you receive an email. You can quickly and easily unsubscribe by clicking the "Unsubscribe" links in the email. When you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive the marketing emails. However, you will continue to receive emails that are related to your usage of the Punchbowl website. Punchbowl, Inc. also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Punchbowl, Inc. and its affiliates. Punchbowl, Inc. may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered. Punchbowl, Inc. will communicate with you through emails and messages posted on Punchbowl.
Punchbowl, Inc. may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of carefully selected business partners about a particular offering that we believe may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, zip code) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Punchbowl, Inc. may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Punchbowl, Inc., and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Punchbowl, Inc. keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Punchbowl, in order to determine what Punchbowl, Inc. services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Punchbowl to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Punchbowl, Inc. will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Punchbowl, Inc. or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Punchbowl, Inc.; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Punchbowl, Inc., or the public.
Notwithstanding any other provision, we may allow third parties to monitor Site activity using cookies, web beacons and similar technologies for the purpose of reporting website traffic, statistics, targeted advertisements, “click-throughs” and/or other activities. We may also engage a data provider who may collect web log data from you (including IP address and information about your browser or operating system) through cookies. The cookies may reflect demographic or other data linked to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, that we may share with a data provider solely in hashed, non-human readable form. Our partners may place or recognize a cookie on your computer or device via their pixel on our website and in email communications you've opted to receive from us. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. This information is used to help select and display targeted advertisements that are believed to be of interest to you (sometimes called "online behavioral advertising" or "interest-based advertising" or "OBA"). If you would like to "opt-out" of being served OBA on the Website by our third-party advertising companies, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Notwithstanding anything else in this policy, we or a data partner we have engaged may collect and store a unique identifier matched to your mobile device, in order to deliver customized ads or content while you use applications or surf the internet, or to seek to identify you in a unique manner across other devices or browsers. In order to customize these ads or content, we or a data partner may connect de-identified demographic or other data about you (received from third parties) either to data you voluntarily have submitted to us, e.g., your email address, or to data passively collected from you, such as your device identifier or IP address. To learn about how to opt-out, please go to http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Like most websites, Punchbowl, Inc. uses "cookies" to allow you to bypass the login screen ("Remember Me" functionality). A cookie is a tiny data file, which resides on your computer and allows Punchbowl, Inc. to recognize you as a member when you return to Punchbowl from the same computer and browser. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, when you register with Punchbowl, a cookie helps Punchbowl, Inc. to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to Punchbowl, the information you previously provided can be retrieved.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the Punchbowl services.
Security of Your Personal Information
Punchbowl, Inc. secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Punchbowl, Inc. secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
How You Can Control Your Personal Information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from Punchbowl, Inc. please click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of all of our emails.
Finally, you may request access to the information we have collected about you by sending a request to email@example.com.
California Privacy Notice
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), California residents have certain rights regarding the Personal Information that we collect:
- The right to know the categories of personal information collected and how we use and disclose that personal information (see table below).
- The right to access or delete certain pieces of personal information.
- The right to opt-out of the sale of personal information.
The categories of information that we may receive and collect are set forth below:
|Category of Personal Information Collected||Source of Information||Purpose for Collection||Categories of Recipients|
Name, email, IP, social media information (if you choose to login to the Service through a social media account)
|From Users who create an account||To provide the Services, for marketing, and for customer support||Punchbowl; Certain authorized third party vendors who help us provide specialized services (such as hosting providers, communications platforms, payment processors, analytics platforms and customer service providers); Strategic partners|
Date, time, location and title of events that you host and/or are invited to as a guest
|From Event Hosts||To provide the Services||Punchbowl; Certain authorized third party vendors who help us provide specialized services (such as hosting providers, communications platforms, analytics platforms and customer service providers)|
|From Event Hosts and Card Senders||To process transactions related to the Services||Our payments processor stores all credit card information. They conduct the credit card transactions using commercially reasonable security precautions, controls, policies, and procedures, consistent with generally accepted data processing standards in the financial services industry. We only store a record that the transaction took place and the amount you donated in connection with your account information.|
|From Event Hosts who have the option to provide this data as part of the Event Details||To provide the Services and for internal analytics||Punchbowl only|
|From Users who purchase a paid membership and/or digital gift card||For analytics, reporting, and marketing||Punchbowl; Our payments processors, analytics platforms, and customer service providers|
|Electronic Network Activity
History of interacting with the Services including the Site, Apps, and our emails, devices used, browser used, and any additional network information
|From you||To provide the Services, for internal analytics, and for marketing||Punchbowl; Certain authorized third party vendors who help us provide specialized services (such as hosting providers, communications platforms, analytics platforms and customer service providers)|
Address and/or zip code
|From Event hosts who provide an address and/or zip code with the Event Details||To provide the Services||Punchbowl; Certain authorized third party vendors who help us provide specialized services (such as hosting providers, communications platforms, analytics platforms and customer service providers)|
|Electronic / Visual Information
Photos you upload to the Service
|From Users who upload a photo to an online invitation or digital card||To provide the Services||Punchbowl; Certain authorized third party vendors who help us provide specialized services (such as hosting providers and communications platforms)|
Information based on how you use and interact with the Service
|Based on your usage of the Services||To provide the Services, for customer support, and for marketing purposes||Punchbowl; Certain authorized third party vendors who help us provide specialized services (such as communications platforms, analytics providers, marketing platforms, and customer service platforms)|
There is not yet a consensus as to whether third-party cookies and tracking devices associated with our websites and mobile apps may constitute a “sale” of your personal information as defined by the CCPA. You can exercise control over browser-based cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser. Further, you can learn more about your choices regarding certain kinds of online interest-based advertising with the Digital Advertising Alliance or the Network Advertising Initiative. We do not represent that these third-party tools, programs or statements are complete or accurate.
Some web browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals, which is a privacy preference that users can set to opt out of tracking by websites and online services. Punchbowl does not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
California residents can make the following requests regarding their personal information:
- To request the personal information we have collected, used, and/or disclosed about you, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit punchbowl.com/data_request
- To request that we delete any personal information we have collected about you, you may email us at email@example.com or visit punchbowl.com/data_request
- To request to opt-out of the sale of your personal information, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit punchbowl.com/data_opt_out
When you exercise these rights and submit a request to us, we may ask for your email address and/or require additional verification. We also may use a third party verification provider to verify your identity. We will check our systems for the email address that you provide, and any information associated with such email address. If you provide us with an email address that has not been used to interact with us, then we will not be able to verify your identity. In other words, the only reasonable method by which we may verify the identity of individuals is if we have an email address on file that was provided to us in relation to our services.
You may submit a request to access or delete your personal information and/or opt-out of the sale of your personal information through an authorized agent. If you do so, the agent must present signed written permission to act on your behalf and you may also be required to independently verify your identity with us.
The fact that you have elected to exercise these rights will have no adverse effect on the price and quality of our Services.