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Snowciety Privacy Policy

  1. Privacy Policy

    Your privacy rights are important to Snowciety and we are committed to protecting the information collected through our services and websites (together the "Services"). Snowciety has adopted this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to explain how Snowciety collects, stores, and uses the information collected in connection with Snowciety's Services. Should you have any questions relating to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacy@snowcietyapp.com.


    Snowciety reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Your continued use of Services will signify your acceptance of the changes to this Privacy Policy.

  2. Personal Data

    For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "personal data" means personally identifiable information that specifically identifies you as an individual. Likely situations when you make personal data available to Snowciety include, but are not limited to: (i) your registration to our Services; (ii) your entry in a contest or registration for a special event; (iii) subscribing to newsletters; (iv) any purchase through Snowciety's online stores; (iv) using "tell a friend", "email this page", or other similar features; (v) requesting technical support; and (vi) otherwise through use of Services where the submission of personal data is required.

    The personal data Snowciety may collect depends on the activity you're engaged in. Collected data may include (but is not limited to) your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, photo or other image, screen/nick name, Service ID, date of birth, sex, friend connections, credit card information, shipping information. You location may also qualify as personal data if directly identifiable to you, otherwise we treat location as non-personal data. Snowciety may use collected personal and non-personal (see below) data, both individually and combined together, for purposes of analyzing usage of the Services, providing customer and technical support, managing and providing Services (including managing advertisement serving) and to further develop the Services and other Snowciety services and products.

    Snowciety may use your personal data to send messages to you with informative and/or commercial content about Snowciety's Services or third party products and services Snowciety thinks may be of interest to you, such as new features and services, special offers and updated information.

    Please note that certain features of the Services may be able to connect to your social networking sites to obtain additional information about you and combine this with the information already available to Snowciety. If you allow it and your social network provider offers this possibility, Snowciety will be able to collect certain pieces of personal information from your social networking profile. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, profile picture, gender, user ID, email address, your country, your language, your time zone, the organizations and links on your profile page, the names and profile pictures of your social networking site "friends" and other information you have included in your social networking site profile.

    Snowciety collects and processes personal data on a voluntary basis. Personal data may be disclosed in accordance with applicable legislation and this Privacy Policy. Additionally, Snowciety may disclose personal data to its parent companies and its subsidiaries in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

    Snowciety may hire agents and contractors to collect and process personal data on Snowciety's behalf and in such cases such agents and contractors will be instructed to comply with our Privacy Policy and to use personal data only for the purposes for which the third party has been engaged by Snowciety. Snowciety may use third party service providers such as credit card processors, e-mail service providers, shipping agents, data analyzers and business intelligence providers. Snowciety has the right to share your personal data as necessary in order for the aforementioned third parties to provide their services for Snowciety. Snowciety is not liable for the acts and omissions of these third parties, except as provided by mandatory law.

    Snowciety may disclose your personal data to third parties as required by law, in connection with (alleged) fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or Snowciety to legal liability. Snowciety may also disclose your personal data to third parties if this is necessary to address potential or actual injury or interference with Snowciety's or third parties' rights.

  3. Data Retention

    Snowciety retains personal data collected pursuant to this Privacy Policy only for such period of time as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. Thereafter Snowciety shall delete all personal data in its possession within a reasonable timeframe.

    Even if data is changed or deleted, Snowciety may still retain some of the data to the extent such retention is necessary to resolve disputes, enforce Snowciety user agreements, and comply with technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of Services.

  4. Non-personal data

    For purposes of this Privacy Policy, "non-personal data" means information from which an individual cannot directly be identified. Additionally, non-personal data means "aggregate" and "de-personalized" information, which is data Snowciety collects about the use of Snowciety Services and from which any personally identifiable data has been removed.

    Snowciety may use tools or third party analytical software to automatically collect and use certain non-personal data that does not directly enable Snowciety to identify you. The types of non-personal data Snowciety may collect and use include, but are not limited to: (i) device properties, including, but not limited to IP address, Media Access Control ("MAC") address and unique device identifier or other persistent or non-persistent device identifier ("Device ID"); (ii) device software platform and firmware; (iii) mobile phone carrier; (iv) geographical data such as zip code, area code and location; (v) other non-personal data as reasonably required by Snowciety to enhance the Services and other Snowciety products and services.

    Snowciety may use and disclose to Snowciety's partners and contractors the collected non-personal data for purposes of analyzing usage of the Services, advertisement serving, managing and providing the Services and to further develop the Services and other Snowciety services and products.

    You recognize and agree that the analytics companies utilized by Snowciety may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other services or products relating to your activities. These companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies.

    Snowciety may supplement your personal and non-personal data with data received from third parties in connection with demographic, advertisement, market and other analytics surveys or services.

  5. Advertising

    Snowciety reserves the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data for purposes of advertisement by Snowciety or Snowciety's partners and contractors. Snowciety may employ third party ad serving technologies to collect information as a result of ad serving through Services. Snowciety or third parties operating the ad serving technology may use demographic and location information as well as information logged from your hardware or device to ensure that appropriate advertising is presented within the Service. Snowciety or third parties may collect and use data for this purpose including, but not limited to IP address (including but not limited to for purposes of determining your coarse location), Device ID, MAC, software, applications, hardware, browser information, internet and on-line usage information. The foregoing data may be used and disclosed in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the privacy policy of the company providing the ad serving technology.

    You recognize and agree that the advertising companies who deliver ads for Snowciety may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other services or products. These companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies. These ad serving technologies are integrated into Services; if you do not want to be subject to this technology, do not use or access Services. Although Snowciety takes commercially reasonable steps to instruct such advertising companies to comply with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, Snowciety does not have access to or control of third party technologies.

  6. Location Data

    The Services are in part location enabled services. By using our Services you agree that Snowciety may collect and process your location data to provide location-specific Services and advertisements. Snowciety may use various technologies to determine location, such as GPS, Wi-Fi or other network-based data such as IP address. Your GPS geo-location is not accessed without your consent. Except for Snowciety's partners who are providing location related parts of the Service, Snowciety will not share your Personal Data that include GPS geo-location with third parties without your consent. Please note that Snowciety may share your anonymous GPS geo-location with its partners.

    Cookies, beacons and tracking

    The Services may use "cookies" and similar technologies such as Flash cookies & HTML5 and technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. Snowciety treats information collected by cookies and similar technologies as non-personal data.

    Cookies: A "cookie" is a small bit of record-keeping information that websites often store on a user's computer. Snowciety's cookies do not include personal data and are typically used to quickly identify your device and to "remember" you. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Services.

    Flash cookies & HTML5: Snowciety may also use Flash cookies (locally shared objects) and HTML5 storage (locally stored objects). Locally shared objects are small files similar to browser cookies and are used to remember your settings to personalize the look and feel of the Services. Locally shared objects only collect data in the aggregate. You may prevent locally shared objects from being placed by disabling locally stored objects in your browser or visit www.adobe.com. Locally stored objects, such as HTML5 Web Storage, are used for similar purposes as cookies but typically may contain a greater amount and different types of data than browser cookies.

    Web Beacons and pixel tags: A "web beacon" or a "pixel tag" is an electronic image that allows Snowciety to count users who have visited certain pages or viewed certain advertisements. Web beacons, like cookies, do not include personal data. E-mails and other electronic communications Snowciety sends to you may contain pixel tags that enable Snowciety to track your usage of the communication, including whether the communication was opened and/or what links were followed, if any.

  7. Third Party Services and Conditions

    Please note that your access to and use of the Services may be subject to certain third party terms and conditions and privacy policies, including but not limited to application stores, map data providers, mobile software platforms, on-line gaming platforms, social networking services and payment providers. You recognize and agree that Snowciety is not liable for any such third party terms and conditions and their use of your personal data.

    The Services may enable you to access third party products or services. Please note that, these products or services are not offered by Snowciety and that Snowciety is not responsible for the actions of those people or companies, the content of their products or services, the use of information you provide to them, or any products or services they may offer.

  8. Security

    Personal data collected by Snowciety is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. To prevent unauthorized on-line access to personal data, Snowciety maintains personal data behind a firewall-protected server. However, no system can be 100% secure and there is the possibility that despite Snowciety's reasonable efforts, there could be unauthorized access to your personal data. By using the Services, you assume this risk.

  9. Transfer of Data

    Snowciety may store and/or transfer your personal data to its affiliates and partners in and outside of EU/EEA member states and the United States in accordance with mandatory legislation and this Privacy Policy.

    Snowciety may disclose your personal data to third parties in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of Snowciety's stock and/or assets or other corporate change, including, without limitation, during the course of any due diligence process provided, however, that this Privacy Policy shall continue to govern such personal data. In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event involving all or a portion of Snowciety, Snowciety's customer information may be transferred to Snowciety's successor or assign.

  10. Opt out and review of data

    Should you wish opt-out from receiving communications (such as newsletters or offers) from Snowciety, please contact unsubscribe@snowcietyapp.com from the e-mail address you no longer wish to receive communications from Snowciety at.

    Snowciety does not verify the correctness of personal data. Snowciety makes good faith efforts to enable you to review, update or correct your personal data in Snowciety's possession. In order to do so, please contact Snowciety at privacy@snowcietyapp.com.

  11. Dispute settlement

    Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Privacy Policy or the breach, termination or validity thereof shall be finally settled at Snowciety's discretion (i) at your domicile's competent courts; or (ii) the competent court in Amsterdam, the Netherlands