Privacy Policy

Groupapa is committed to protecting online user privacy. In order to ensure your privacy, information we collect is used only in the manner and for the purposes described below. This "Privacy Policy" discloses the privacy practices governing our knowing collection, use, and disclosure of information. Capitalized terms shall have the meaning designated in the Terms of Service unless specifically defined in this Privacy Policy. All references herein to "we" or "us" refer to Groupapa.

User Consent to Privacy Policy

Any person accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the web site located at http://groupapa.com (the "Site"), either manually or via an automated device or program, shall be considered a "Visitor." Further, a Visitor who registers at the Site, downloads, and/or makes purchases of products or services shall be considered a "User." All Visitors are bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. Visitors consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of Visitor information pursuant to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected

To join the Groupapa network and/or download the Software Product, you are required to submit your name, address, email address ("Personally Identifiable Information"). We store all Personally Identifiable Information. We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors who are not Users. We collect and store Visitors' site referral information, browsing patterns, technical information (e.g., the Visitor's browser version, IP address, and operating system), and other Site use information through the use of "Cookies" ("Information"). (For more information regarding Cookies, see below.) We associate the Information obtained about a User to the User's Personally Identifiable Information.

Use and Transfer of Information and Personally Identifiable Information

We use Information and Personally Identifiable Information as necessary to complete a transaction for you, to better understand the use of the Site and to better tailor the Site to Visitor and User preferences, as well as for customer support purposes. We also may use the name, street address and email address that Users supply to contact Users, as well as to send Users promotional or other materials. To unsubscribe from our mailing list, please follow the directions set forth within the promotional or other materials you receive from us or email us at help@groupapa.com.

Information Collected from Use of the Software Products

When you download and use our website and software products, we will collect general information from you, including the business names submitted, contact name for point person at business, business email, street address, zip code, state, phone number, web address, rating regarding a personal experience with the vendor, and any comments about that experience. In addition, each time you use Groupapa, we will collect general usage information from you including, types of searches, the date your searches are performed and the number of searches you make. This information will help us better understand how Groupapa is being used and will assist us in continuing to improve our services.

Disclosure of Information and Personally Identifiable Information to Third Parties

We may share certain information about you with carefully selected business partners, including those who may offer services that complement those provided by us or which we believe may be of interest to you. For example, we may engage third parties to make improvements on our site, to offer new products and to allow us to customize your experience on the Site and with the Software Products. We do not otherwise disclose Information or Personally Identifiable Information to third parties, except when required to do so by law pursuant to a search warrant, subpoena, or other legal process.

Use of Reviews, Ratings and User Names

Groupapa gives you the opportunity to give Reviews and Ratings for local businesses. Your name may appear next to your user reviews and ratings as they are posted on the Site. We may also use and disclose your user name, reviews or portions thereof and ratings in any other manner, including in marketing materials. To read further details about how we may use your Reviews or Ratings, see Terms of Service.

Questionnaires and Surveys

From time to time, we may ask you to complete questionnaires or surveys, which we use to obtain additional demographic information about our users, to measure and improve the quality of our service and to better assess your interests and needs. If we ask you to complete a survey or questionnaire, we will explain how we intend to use the information that you provide to us. You always have the option of not responding to any questionnaire or survey.

Aggregated General Information

In addition, we may share aggregated general information about our Site with our business partners or the general public. For example, we may share information regarding the daily number of unique users to our Site with potential corporate partners or others. Aggregated data does not contain any information that could be used to contact or identify you.

Cookies

We use a feature of Web browsers called a "Cookie", which is a file that a Visitor's Web browser places on a Visitor's computer's hard drive, to assign an identification code to the computer and to collect and store Information. We associate the Information obtained about a User to the User's Personally Identifiable Information. We do not and cannot use Cookies to retrieve individual Personally Identifiable Information about Visitors from a Visitor's computer unless the Visitor knowingly and willingly provided such information. Cookies do not contain any credit card information. The Cookie technology we use cannot obtain information from a Visitor's hard drive or pass on a computer virus. If you choose to reject the Cookies, some areas of the Site may not function properly or may not be accessible.

Linked Internet Web Sites

The Site provides hyperlinks, which are highlighted words or pictures within a hypertext document that, when clicked, take you to another place within the document or to another document altogether, to other web sites not controlled by us. These hyperlinked web sites may contain privacy provisions that are different from those provided herein. We are not responsible for the collection, use, or disclosure of information collected through these web sites, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability related to such collection, use, or disclosure.

Children

Our Site is not directed towards children 13 years of age or under and we do not knowingly collect any information from children 13 years of age or under through the Site.

Security

This Site has password security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the Information and Personally Identifiable Information under our control. We make no representations or warranties with regard to the sufficiency of these security measures. We shall not be responsible for any actual or consequential damages that result from a lapse in compliance with this Privacy Policy as a result of a security breach or technical malfunction.

Sale of Assets

In the event that another company acquires all or substantially all of the assets related to the business of Groupapa, we reserve the right to include Information and Personally Identifiable Information among the assets transferred to the acquiring company.

Amendments to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy periodically. Use of Information and Personally Identifiable Information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time the Information or Personally Identifiable Information is used. Any amendments made to this Privacy Policy will be considered effective ten (10) days after the amendments are posted on the Site.

Contact Information

If Visitors have any questions about our products, services, or Privacy Policy or to correct your Registration Information, please contact us. Visitors may also email info@groupapa.com with questions about our products and services, and help@groupapa.com with questions about our Privacy Policy, or to correct your Registration Information.

Submissions

We appreciate and will consider any comments you may have on our Site, the Software Products, service, or ideas you may have on how to improve them. Please email us with your feedback at feedbackinfo@groupapa.com. Please note that by doing so, or by otherwise posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") your comments, feedback, concepts, know-how, techniques, software, or ideas ("Submission"), you irrevocably assign free of charge, all worldwide rights, title and interest in all copyrights, patent rights, and all other intellectual property rights in the Submission to Groupapa, its successors and assigns. You agree to cooperate with Groupapa, its successors, and assigns, in perfecting such intellectual property rights. Without limitation, Groupapa, its affiliated companies and its licensees, will be entitled to use your Submission on an unrestricted basis, for any purpose whatsoever, including, to: develop, manufacture and market products incorporating such Submission, to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the unrestricted right to license such rights.
Groupapa does not wish to receive any submission that is confidential or proprietary. You agree not to post or otherwise provide any submission that you consider confidential or proprietary, and any submissions you post will be deemed and treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. In addition, do not post any Submissions that you do not want to assign to Groupapa. No compensation will be paid or is due with respect to the assignment or use of your Submission, as provided herein. Groupapa is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide. By Posting a Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to assign, provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submission.