Effective Date: 4thMay 2016
Who is responsible for personal information collected on the Site?
The Phlinks.com webmaster is the Site owner and operator, and is responsible for the Site’s processing of your personal data and may be contacted via the Site’s contact form.
Protection of minors
This Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 years and we do not intentionally collect, store or in any way use personal information from children younger than 13 years. If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has given us information, please contact us using the Site’s contact form. Children will always require parental consent to activate a Phlinks.com account.In cases where you have authorized a minor (someone under 18 years of age) to use the Site or Services, you acknowledge and agree that you are fully responsible for: (i) the online conduct of such minor; (ii) controlling the minor's access to and use of the Site or Services; and (iii) the consequences of any misuse by the minor.
What personal information do we collect?
Personal Information is information that may identify you as a specific individual. We only collect personal information you voluntarily provide to us. We collect your first and last name, email address, username, password and IP address if you register on the Site for a Phlinks account. We may also collect your country of residence, gender and certain social media activity through your continued use of the Site, for example by sharing photos, pictures, images, etc or commenting on content uploaded by another Phlinks user. We also collect non-personal statistical information on Site usage, entry and exit pages and so on.
How do we collect personal information?
We collect personal identification information in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to when you:
If you choose not to provide personal information
You always have the choice to not provide us with your personal information. However, it may not be possible to make full or proper use of the Site if your personal information is not provided to us.
How we use personal information
We may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
We do not share your personal information with any third parties, expect to the extent necessary to assist you in relation to a purpose listed above.
Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about visitors and members whenever they interact with the Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser’s name, the type of computer and technical information about the means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider’s utilized and other similar information. Sometimes IP address is included and you are advised there are circumstances where an IP address may be able to identify an individual and in that context becomes personal information.
This website makes use of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors engage with their properties. Google Analytics may receive and record non-personal information from cookies, server logs, and similar technology from your browser or mobile device, including your IP address. This is controlled by Google as a third party and is not under our direct control.Learn more about Analytics cookies and privacy information.
The Site usesappropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.
Retention of personal information
Your personal information will only be retained for as long as it is needed to operate your account and to meet the requirements of business record retention requirements.
Sharing your personal information
Personal information you disclose when using the Site
If you choose to disclose any personal information to third parties when using the Phlinks Site, for example through any of your images or comments, you do so at your own risk. Phlinks.com is not responsible for the privacy or security of any information, personal or otherwise that you may choose to communicate or exchange using the functionality of the Site, including but not limited to information about yourself or others you share through associated social media functions. Each item of information or any materials you contribute to Phlinks.com is categorized as “Public Content”. Public Content must be content and information that you have a right to disclose and transfer and must not violate any other person’s privacy or intellectual property rights.
Social Media Sharing
The Phlinks Site both enables and encourages social media sharing, for example through popular social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. Phlinks has no control over, and is not responsible for, the privacy practices and policies of any such third party social media channels.
Cross-border disclosure of your information
Some of our associated service providers such as PayPal and Google may perform certain services overseas and as a result your personal information may be disclosed to a recipient in a foreign country.The Site is hosted and operated in different countries so please be aware that by using this Site or providing us with any information, you consent to an international data transfer.
Your acceptance of these terms
Accessing, updating or correcting your personal information
You may access, update or correct your personal information by signing into your account and editing it yourself or by contacting us via the Phlinks.com Site contact form.
Where we hold information that you are entitled to access, we will try to provide you with suitable means of accessing it (for example, by mailing or emailing it to you). We may charge you a fee to cover our administrative and other reasonable costs in providing the information to you. We will not charge for simply making the request and will not charge for making any corrections to your personal information.
There may be instances where we cannot grant you access to the personal information we hold. For example, we may need to refuse access if granting access would interfere with the privacy of others or if it would result in a breach of confidentiality. If that happens, we will give you written reasons for any refusal.
Users who do not want emails from us
If you do not wish to receive email from us you should not provide your email address. You can also choose to opt out of emails through managing your account settings. However, it is not possible to opt out of all email communication from Phlinks.com unless you choose to delete your Phinks account or contact Phlinks via the Site contact form. Please note there may be some circumstances where may need to terminate some of your Phlinks account services if we cannot communicate with you by email.
Release of Personal Information for legal reasons
We may release your personal information for legal reasons:
• When we believe in good faith that such release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, pursuant to a statutory demand, subpoena, warrant or court order)
• To protect against fraudulent, abusive or unlawful use of the website
• To protect our rights or property
• If we reasonably believe that a situation involving danger of death or injury to any person requires disclosure.
Business or Asset Transfer or Sale
Phlinksmay be sold, might sell or buy businesses or assets of businesses, or Phlinks might merge with another business. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that Phlinks.com, a line of business of Phlinks.com, or substantially all the assets of Phlinks.com are transferred, customer information may well be one of the transferred assets. Phlinkswill make reasonable effort to provide notice on the Site and to notify you via email to the most recent email address that you have provided to Phlinksof any such change in ownership or control of your personal information.