Social Patch S.A.L, the company operating the Website and owner of the trade name “LittleGrounds” (“Social Patch”) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of all information provided by users of our website and mobile apps, recipients of our e-mail newsletters and all of our customers. We created this policy with a fundamental respect of our users’ right to privacy and to guide our relationships with our users.
Information collection and use
Registration and ordering
When signing up to our website, users must first register. During registration, users are required to give their contact information (such as names, e-mail address, phone number, home address, number of kids, kids’ birthdays…). For internal purposes, we use this information to communicate with users and provide requested services, and, for our website visitors, to provide a more personalized experience on our sites. We use aggregate demographic information about our audience to improve our service, for marketing purposes and/or industry reporting purposes.
If users wish to subscribe to our e-mail newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, e-mail address and, occasionally, demographic information). We use this information in the same manner as we use contact information in the registration and ordering process described above. Recipients of our newsletters can unsubscribe using the instructions listed at the end of each e-mail newsletter they receive.
Surveys and competitions
From time to time we invite users to provide information via surveys or competitions. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether to disclose requested contact information (such as name and mailing address…) and demographic information (such as zip code or job title…). In addition to other uses set forth in this policy, contact information collected in connection with surveys and competitions is used to notify the winners and award prizes, to monitor or improve the use and satisfaction of the site, and may be shared without any liability whatsoever on Social Patch with sponsors of such surveys or competitions.
Communications from us: service updates, special offers
In order to best serve our customers, we may send updates that contain important information about our site and services. For example, we send new members a welcoming message, and verify password and username for our password-protected areas.
Automatic data collection
Our website has features that automatically collect information from users, to deliver content specific to users’ interests and to honor their preferences. This information assists us in creating sites that will serve the needs of our users.
We use “cookies,” a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Cookies benefit the user by requiring login only once, thereby saving time while on our site. If users reject the cookies, they may be limited in the use of some areas of our site. For example, the user may not be able to participate in competitions or votes that take place. Cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
For our internal purposes, we gather date, time, browser type, navigation history and IP address of all visitors to our site. This information does not contain anything that can identify users personally. We use this information for our internal security audit log, trend analysis and system administration, and to gather broad demographic information about our user base for aggregate use. We may combine demographic information supplied by a subscriber at registration with site usage data to provide general profiles, in aggregate non-personally identifiable form, about our users and their preferences in the content of the site and advertising. We may share this composite information with our advertisers and business affiliates to help them better understand our services.
With whom your information is shared
When we have co-branded, customized, private label, powered by or sponsored products and services, or when we join with other parties to provide specific services, we may share (provide and receive) personal information with them.
On occasion, we may provide targeted lists of names and offline and online contact information for marketing purposes to third parties, subject to our policies.
Also, our parent, subsidiary and affiliate companies, entities into which our company may be merged, or entities to which any of our assets, products, sites or operations may be transferred, will be able to use personal information. We will also disclose information we maintain when required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena or other legal obligation, in response to a law enforcement agency’s request, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property. We may share aggregate information, which is not personally identifiable, with others. This information may include usage and demographic data, but it will not include personal information.
Our web site might contain links to other sites. Social Patch is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each web site to which we may link that may collect personally identifiable information.
Notification and changes