RivePoint Privacy Policy

Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy

RivePoint, inc.
Last Updated: 3/11/2009


This privacy policy ("Policy") explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed with respect to your use of our web site located at www.RivePoint.com (the "Site") and the services provided by RivePoint ("RivePoint", "we" or "us") and accessed through the Site and/or your mobile device (the "RivePoint Service") so you can make an informed decision about using the RivePoint Service.

By using the RivePoint Service, you represent that you are 13 years old or older and consent to the privacy practices described in this Policy, as may be modified by us from time to time. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. RivePoint will let users know if changes have been made to this Privacy Policy by indicating on the privacy policy the date it was last updated.

Your use of the Site or Service following the posting of such changes or revised statement(s) shall constitute your consent to any changes in our privacy practices, and you expressly waive any right to notice of such changes. We encourage you to review this Policy whenever you visit our Site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

What is personal information?

As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as but not limited to a name, address, phone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or other account number), and information about that individual's location or activities, such as information about his or her use of the Site or the RivePoint Service, when directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information also includes demographic information such as but not limited to geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you.

Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service. Aggregate data helps us understand trends and our users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor our Site. This policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.

What personal information do we collect?

Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site or use the RivePoint Service. We may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, we may collect personal information, such as but not limited to your mobile number and other information when you register and set up an account, send us a text message or contact us by e-mail or other means for any reason. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, games, promotional offers, and other activities on the Site or through the RivePoint Service.

When you use the RivePoint Service, whether via our web site or your mobile device, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on the Site. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any identifying information. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a website to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions. However, if a browser is set not to accept cookies or if a user rejects a cookie, you will not be able to sign in and will not be able to access certain Site features or services.

How do we use the personal information we collect?

In general, personal information collected is used but not limited to the processing of your requests or transactions, to provide you with information or services you request, to inform you about other information, events, promotions, products or services we think will be of interest to you, to facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the Site and the RivePoint Service, and for the purpose for which the information was provided.

For example, we may use the information we collect:

• to send you a welcoming message and to contact you about your use of the Site and/or the RivePoint Service, to provide you with customer service or to facilitate your registration for or participation in certain features of the RivePoint Service;

• to provide you with all of the services, features, and functionality included within the RivePoint Service, to provide other services, products or information you request and to complete any transactions in connection therewith;

• to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;

• to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our publications, products and services;
• to contact you about our or a third party's services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes;
• for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.

Personal information provided online or via your mobile device may be linked together or merged with other personal information so that we may better understand your needs and inform you about our products or services and those of our partners. In addition, if we receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, we may combine this information with the other personal information we maintain about you. In either case, this Policy governs this information.

Sharing of personal information

If you choose to provide personally identifying information to us, we may use and disclose it as described in this Privacy Policy (and in any updates to this policy that may be posted to the Site from time to time). We may share personal information with service providers (Service Providers) who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the Site and the RivePoint Service and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. In some cases, the Service Provider may be directly collecting information from you on our behalf. For example, we may use a third party service to route and process mobile device messages you send to the RivePoint Service. [We inform our Service Providers that any such information we provide may only be used to carry out their work for us.] However, we are not responsible for the actions of such Service Providers, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to these Service Providers or to other third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them. Note that nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregate information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

In addition, you understand that use of the RivePoint Service includes the disclosure and display of your Location Data to RivePoint, your wireless carrier, and third-party partners. Please be aware, however, that although we endeavor to use commercially reasonable efforts to implement these restrictions (the restriction of user access to certain information such as your location data) and honor these designations, no system or security measure is perfect or impenetrable, and therefore, we cannot guarantee that this information will not be available to others. In addition, you should be aware that information and Location Data may still be shared with carriers, Service Providers and other third parties in accordance with the provisions of this Policy. Your use of the RivePoint Service constitutes your consent to share this information in such manner and all such sharing of information is done at your own risk.

In addition, we may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or with legal process or authorities, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of RivePoint, our users, our employees or the public, including without limitation to protect RivePoint or our users from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate or unlawful use of our Site or the RivePoint Service. Information about our users, including personal information, may also be disclosed or transferred as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition or in any other situation where personal information may be transferred as one of the business assets of RivePoint.

What steps do we take to protect personal information online?

We have endeavored to put into place reasonable security measures in an effort to protect personal information while it is under our control. Your account information is accessible only through the use of a password. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our website and/or Service by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

What choices do you have regarding the use of your personal information?

If you do not wish to receive further communications from us to your mobile device, then you may opt out of receiving any SMS text messages by RivePoint by sending the text STOP to the RivePoint service from the mobile device. You may at any time withdraw your consent to the use and disclosure of your location data. However, such withdrawal will prevent you from using certain features of the RivePoint Service such as locating vendors within your proximity via your GPS-enabled device.

Collection of information from children under 13

The RivePoint Service is not intended for use by children under 13, and you must be 13 or older to create an account. By registering for the RivePoint Service or using the Site, users represent to us that they are 13 or over, and we do not knowingly collect any information from anyone we actually know is under 13 years of age. If you are under 13, do not attempt to create an account and do not provide any personal information on our Site or through our RivePoint Service.

Links to other web sites

Our web site contains links to other web sites. Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's privacy policy. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of web sites to which we link. Links from our web site to third parties or to other sites are provided for your convenience. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

How can you correct and update your personal information or obtain additional information?

If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site or the RivePoint Service, please contact us at support@RivePoint.com, and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. If you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at support@RivePoint.com

In lieu of email, you may also contact us by mail at the following address:

RivePoint, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Policy
12657 Alcosta Blvd., Suite 410
San Ramon, CA 94583 USA

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