This policy was last updated on October, 2015.

  1. Introduction

    This Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about the information Ripl, Inc. ("Ripl", "we", or "our") collects at www.ripl.com, any successor sites thereto, and any interactive features (such as applications and widgets) that provide an authorized link to this Privacy Policy (collectively and individually the "Ripl Service"). This Privacy Policy applies whether the Ripl Service is accessed via personal computers, mobile devices, tablets, or otherwise.

    This Privacy Policy explains why we collect information about you and how we use information we learn about you when you visit the Ripl Service. This Privacy Policy will also provide you with instructions on what to do if you don't want to share your personal information with Ripl when you visit the Ripl Service. Your use of the Ripl Service signifies you have read our Privacy Policy and assented to it. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, your sole option is to immediately discontinue use of the Ripl Service.

    We reserve the right, at our complete discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will not, however, retroactively change how we share your personal information without your consent. Please check back periodically for any changes we may make to the Privacy Policy, as your continued use of the Ripl Service following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy means you accept these changes.

  2. Personal Information We Collect and Use

    We ask you for the personal information we need to provide the service you've requested or agreed to receive, enable you to participate in Ripl Service features, tailor the content you see when you visit the Ripl Service, process your registration, respond to your questions or other requests, improve and manage the Ripl Service, contact you with regard to your use of the Ripl Service and for purposes disclosed at the time you provide your personal information or as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy or with your consent.

    Cookies. Cookies are used on the Ripl Service. A "cookie" is a small file that we save on your computer's hard drive that contains non-personal information. Our cookies help to give you faster access to pages you have already visited, allow you to personalize your pages, and help you to participate in activities or events on the Ripl Service. They also assist us in customizing our offerings to you. Cookies do not contain any personal information about a specific user, other than their IP address. We do not use cookies to collect information specifically about you for sharing with third parties.

    Web Beacons. Web beacons are small graphic images or other programming code (also known as "1×1 GIFS" or "clear GIFs"). We may include web beacons in the Ripl Service pages and email messages. Web beacons may be used for a number of purposes, including to count visitors to the Ripl Service, to monitor how users navigate the Ripl Service, and to count how many emails that were sent were actually opened.

    Information You Share With Us
    When you interact with the Ripl Service, if applicable, you may set up your personal profile, form friendships, send messages, perform searches and queries, add content, and transmit information through various channels. We may retain this information so that, for instance, you can return to view prior information you have sent or easily see what your friends are posting. Any information you share in public areas, such as message boards, status updates, or feedback sections become public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to such information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not share in public areas any personal information that you expect to keep private.

    Tell-A-Friend Services
    If we adopt (and you choose to use) an invitation service to tell a friend about the Ripl Service or features thereon, we will ask you for information needed to send the invitation, such as your friend's email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or message inviting him or her to visit the Ripl Service. Ripl stores this information only as long as needed to send this one-time invitation and to track the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at support at ripl.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

  3. Sharing of Information

    We may share non-personally identifiable information, such as aggregated user statistics, with third parties. We do not share your personal information with third parties for third-party marketing purposes. We may share the information we have collected about you, including personal information, as disclosed at the time you provide your information and in the following circumstances:

    Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf. We may use third parties to perform certain services on behalf of the Ripl Service, such as hosting the Ripl Service, designing and/or operating the Ripl Service features, and enabling Ripl to send you email newsletters or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to user information, including personal information, to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. While we may use: (a) third-party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide information about the use of the Ripl Service and viewing of our content and (b) ad-serving platforms, we do not share personal information with either of these types of entities. However, analytic service providers and ad-serving platforms may set and access their own cookies and web beacons on your device and they may otherwise collect or have access to limited information about you, including usage information.

    Sweepstakes, Contests and Promotions. We may offer sweepstakes, contests, and other promotions (each, a "Promotion") through the Ripl Service that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you agree to the terms, conditions and/or official rules that govern that Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, personal information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, without limitation, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfillment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion's official rules, such as on a winners' list.

    Administrative and Legal Reasons. We may also disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us; and (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Ripl Service, its users, or the public.

    Business Transfer. We reserve the right to disclose and transfer all information related to the Ripl Service, including, without limitation, your personal information, demographic information and usage information: (i) to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Ripl Service or applicable database; or (ii) in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process.

  4. Security

    Personal information collected via the Ripl Service is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. In some instances, personal information is encrypted during storage and transmission. Only those Ripl employees and agents who need access to your Personal Information to do their jobs are allowed access, each having signed confidentiality agreements.

    While we make reasonable efforts to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or information we transmit to you from the Ripl Service, and you assume all related risks.

  5. Cross-Border Transfer

    The Ripl Service is intended solely for US visitors. You agree that any personal information you provide to us will be processed and stored on servers in the US, the laws of which may be deemed by other countries to have inadequate data protection. Accordingly, if you are located outside the US, you consent and continue to consent to the processing and storage of such data in the US and you warrant that such processing and storage will not violate any country's data-security and data-transfer laws including the European Union Safe Harbor Director and local implementations thereof.

  6. Contact Us

    Opting Out. If you no longer wish to receive offers or information from the Ripl Service, send us an email at support at ripl.com. Please note, however, that if your email address is inserted as a third-party email address by another Ripl Service visitor using the tell-a-friend service described above, you may receive emails at the request and direction of the visitor via the automated process, even though you may have previously indicated that you do not want to receive offers or information from us.

    Accessing your Personal Information. If you would like to obtain a copy of the personal information gathered by the Ripl Service, or if you would like to correct or delete such information from the Ripl Service's marketing database, send us an email at support at ripl.com.

    Improper Collection and Misuse of Personal Information. Please report any improper collection or misuse of personal information provided on the Ripl Service to support at ripl.com.