Privacy Policy

Updated August 21, 2015

Generally

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for WeedShare, Inc. ("WeedShare," "we," "us," or "our") and its family of websites and mobile applications, including but not limited to weedshare.net, its associated sub-pages, and our mobile applications (collectively the "Site" and, collectively with all the services provided thereon, referred to as the "Services"), and explains how we use the personal information collected from anyone who accesses or uses the Site in any way ("you," "your," or "User"). This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us and not to any third party websites that it may link to. It will notify you of the following:

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") means information that can be used to identify a certain individual User, including Contact Data (e.g., your name, address, or email address), and Demographic Data (e.g., zip code, gender, or age). PII is captured only when a User accesses the Services and willingly discloses that information. We may collect information from a third party that is not a User as necessary, but we only use this information for the sole purpose of administering Services to those persons. We will ask you to create a username and upload a photo when you register your account. Unless you choose to disclose PII to us, we will not publicly display your personal information - by default only a username and a picture will be displayed (we encourage you not include PII in your username). If you turn on location services while using the Services, it will display your approximate location. Your contact information that you have entered into our database, such as your name, address, and email address, is collected by the Site but by default is not publicly displayed. Similarly, please be aware that if you sign up or sign in to the Services using a third party social network (e.g. Facebook or Instagram), you will be disclosing information to us that you have made available on that network, and we may collect that information. By default, we will not share your information for marketing purposes, but this Privacy Policy does not cover what other Users may do with your information. You may choose not to provide PII to us and may continue to use the Services, but please be aware that features of the Site and Services may be limited.

Terms of Service

Please refer to our Terms of Use information on our other policies and guidelines for use of the Services.  In the event of any conflicting terms between this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, the Terms of Service shall control.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Private Messaging

Our services allow Users to contact other Users. Users must approve the sending Users' message before the receiving User can see any of that User's PII, at which point the parties will be able to see certain PII about one another. Users may also share additional PII or other information by attaching, uploading or sharing attachments (e.g. photos). Please be advised that while we reserve the right to monitor messaging services, we do not actively do so and we are not responsible for their contents, or how they use PII you may share with them. You message and communicate with other Users at your own risk, which includes any attachments you send or receive.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

As noted above, you may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the contact information given at the bottom of the Terms of Use to:

Please note that even if you delete your account, request us to delete your account, or your account is otherwise terminated, any PII, content, submission, or other posting or communication to you submitted to the Site prior to such deletion or termination shall not be removed unless we chose to do so at our option and in our sole discretion.

Data Retention

At a minimum, we will retain your information for as long as needed to provide you services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We may maintain some or all of this data in its archives even after it has been removed from the Site.

Security

Registration 

In order to use this website, a User must first complete the registration form. During registration a user is required to give certain information. This information is used to contact you about the products/services on our site in which you have expressed interest. Information we collect includes: username, password, email address, photo(s), and instant location when posting information (if you turn on location services). Some of this information may be optional, so if at any time you do not want to disclose the information to us, please cease using the Services.

Cookies 

We use "cookies" on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a Site User's hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our Site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our Users to enhance the experience on our site. On our Site, a cookie does not contain any PII. You can remove persistent cookies by following the directions provided on your browser's "Help" directory. If you reject cookies, you may still use the Site and the Services, but your ability to use either of these may be limited.

Web Beacons

We employ software technologies (such as Google Analytics) that use clear gifs, or "web beacons" that help us track referrals from our partners or affiliates and better manage content to and on our Site. Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of Users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a User's computer hard drive, clear gifs are small and embedded invisibly on web pages. We do not tie the information gather by clear gifs to a User's PII.

Third Party Tracking

This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of tracking technologies by our service providers, technology partners, or other third party assets (such as social media links or our newsletter service provider) on the Site. These third parties may use cookies, clear gifs, images, and scripts to help them better manager their content on our Site. It is important for you to understand that we do not have access or control over these third party technologies. We are not responsible for the content that appears on third party sites and we do not endorse those sites. As with links and API (see below), using third party sites may subject you to their terms and policies. It is your responsibility to consults those sites' individual terms and policies in order to determine how they track and treat user information.

Third Party Links and APIs

The Services contains links to other third party websites and also uses application programming interfaces ("APIs"). Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites or APIs. By accessing third party links, you may be consenting to their terms and policies. We encourage Users to be aware when they leave the Services and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. WeedShare is not liable and cannot be held liable for your use of any third party website or APIs. Specifically, we allow Users to log in using their information from other social networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We encourage you to read Facebook's Terms and Privacy Policy, Twitter's Terms and Privacy Policy, and Instagram's Terms and Privacy Policy to understand what information they may collect and how it is used.

We also use the secure billing vendor Stripe, which stores any credit card information you provide. This vendor only permits WeedShare to make charges against any credit card you share with them; we do not store your credit card or payment information. We also encourage you to read their Terms and Privacy Policy to understand how they collect and use such information.

Minor's Privacy

We do not permit anyone under 21 to use our Services. We do not knowingly collect or otherwise solicit information from anyone under the age of 21 or knowingly allow any such individuals to use the Services. The Services and its content are not designed or directed towards anyone under the age of 21. In the event we have accidentally collected the information of an individual under the age of 21, we will delete such information as soon as possible. If you are aware of any information we may have about or from an individual under the age of 21, please contact us immediately at info@weedshare.net.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or modify any provisions of this Privacy Policy and any policies or guidelines governing your use of the Services at any time in our sole discretion and without liability to you. Any such changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of revisions on the Services. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of such changes or modifications constitutes your acceptance thereof. Therefore, you should frequently review this Privacy Policy and all applicable policies or guidelines on the Services in order to understand the terms and conditions applicable to your use of the Services. If you do not agree to any changes or modifications to this Privacy Policy or to any applicable policies or guidelines, your sole recourse is to stop using the Services. If you feel that we are not abiding by this Privacy Policy or if you have any questions about the information you have shared with us, please contact us at info@weedshare.net.