Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 13, 2012

We at Perka, Inc. (“Perka”) have clear objectives regarding privacy and have created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to your privacy and adherence to industry standards for the protection of your personal information. This policy governs Perka's treatment of personally identifiable information that is collected while you access or use any Perka application (an “Application”) or www.getperka.com (the “Site”).

Your personally identifiable information will only be collected, used and shared as outlined in this Privacy Policy. Specifically, this Privacy Policy describes the following:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected by Perka or by any third party through an Application or the Site;
  • How Perka uses this information;
  • With whom Perka may share this information;
  • What choices are available to you as a user of an Application or the Site with respect to collection, use and distribution of the information;
  • What types of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control; and
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

How We Protect Your Information

Perka has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the personal information and data under our control. The Site and our service uses industry standard measures to protect the security of your information. This is not a guarantee that your information may not be accessed or disclosed by a breach of our systems as no form of security is ever 100% secure. We take reasonable steps, such as requesting a unique password, to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times. Also, remember to sign out of any Application or the Site and close your browser window when you have finished. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence when accessing your computer or other mobile devices.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may choose not to submit personal information through Perka, in which case Perka may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that Perka keeps on file by contacting us directly at privacy@getperka.com.

Information we collect and how we use it:

Cookies

Cookies are small files sent to your computer. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. If you select the "remember me" option when you login, Perka uses a persistent cookie to remember your computer and help you login faster from that computer. If you change your mind, you can remove persistent cookies by following your web browsers directions. Perka also uses session cookies to manage your connection while you are logged in, which will expire on their own. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of Perka may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

We may from time to time engage third parties to track and analyze non-personally identifiable usage and volume statistical information from visitors to our Site to help us administer our Site and improve its quality. These third parties may use cookies to help track anonymous visitor behavior. These cookies will not be used to associate individual website visitors to any Personal Information.

Registration

When you select to register an account within an Application or on our Site, we request that you provide information, such as your name, email address, user name, password and zip code to register your account. Perka uses this information to provide services to you, and, except for making your name and profile photo available to third party Merchants that you have authorized, it is not shared with any third parties for their promotional purposes. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Merchant” means any third party merchant that has registered with us for the services we provide and has also signed a Merchant Subscription Agreement.

In addition, you may have the right to “opt-in” for certain push notifications from authorized Merchants. If you choose to opt-in, Perka will deliver push notifications on behalf of such Merchants to your mobile device. Perka is not responsible for the content of such push notifications.

From your web browser or mobile device

When you use an Application or the Site, we record and maintain a log of requests sent by your browser to our web servers. This information includes information such as the URL that was used to view the Site, your computer’s Internet Protocol address, and the time of the request. We may use different types of technologies to collect this information, such as log files and GIFs. This aggregate, anonymous information we collect is used to improve the quality of our services—for example, by diagnosing service or technology problems, or assessing and maintaining security. We may also conduct research on information we collect to determine user demographics, interests, and behavior. None of this collected information contains personal information.

Perka reserves the right to utilize your Application usage and location data to identify, generate and show you content-targeted promotions. This will only be done through a secure, anonymous, and automated process. None of your content or personal information will be shared with any party, beyond the terms specified in this Privacy Policy, in any non-anonymous way that can be associated with you.

Information Sharing

Perka will not rent or sell your information to third parties for their promotional purposes. Perka may share your personal information with entities outside of Perka in the following limited circumstances:

  • If we need to share your information to provide the products or services you have requested.
  • If we have your consent. We would require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • With a Merchant with whom you have established a history of transactions, we will share that transaction history with that Merchant only, which may include time and date of purchases, quantity, visit history, response to promotions, and personal preferences related to the services of that specific Merchant.
  • To our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons acting as a service provider on behalf of Perka.
  • If we have a good faith belief that disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request such as in complying with a formal request in a civil action, court order, subpoena or judicial proceeding, (b) enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Perka, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

In the event of the sale, acquisition or merger of some or all of Perka’s assets, your personal information would likely be a part of the transferred assets. In the event of such an occurrence, we shall notify you via email or a notice posted prominently on the Site as to what your available options are with regards to how your information is to be used henceforth.

We may share aggregate, anonymous, non-personal information with interested third parties in order to help them understand usage of the Perka service. We may also provide your non-personal information to contractors so that they can perform services for us such as assisting us in improving our Site. Such information does not identify you individually, nor could it ever be used singly or in aggregate to identify you.

Perka may at times provide links to third-party websites. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party websites. You should consult the privacy policy of any other website you visit from links on the Perka service.

Children's Privacy

Perka complies with the requirements of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the FTC’s Rule interpreting COPPA (16 CFR § 512) and does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Perka. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@getperka.com

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changeson the Site to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. You are bound by changes to the Privacy Policy when you use any Application or the Site after those changes have been posted. In the event of a material change to our information practices, we shall notify you via email or a prominent notice on the Site.

Opt-Out Policy

Perka reserves the right to send you certain communications related to servicing your account, such as service announcements and administrative messages that are considered part of your account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them as they are not promotional in nature. You can opt-out of news and announcements when you sign up for Perka, or using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email we send you. If you change your mind about receiving promotional information from us after registering to receive it, please send us a request specifying your new choice at unsubscribe@getperka.com and we shall honor your request or by selecting the "Unsubscribe" link in each email we send.

Data Storage

Perka uses third party vendors and hosting partners to provide the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology required to run Perka. Perka owns or has rights to the code, databases and Applications and all information on the Site is governed by this Privacy Policy. You retain all rights to your data. These third parties are not allowed to use your personal information for any promotional purposes.

Blog Disclosure

If you use a bulletin board, forum or blog, on or linked to from the Site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information that you choose to submit in these forums.

We use a third party service to host the blog on the Site.

Testimonials

We sometimes post customer testimonials on our web site, which may contain personal information such as the customer's name. We always obtain the customer's consent prior to posting the testimonial to post their name and likeness along with their testimonial. We are not responsible for any personal information a user selects to submit on the Site within their testimonial.

Email a Friend

If you elect to invite your friends to Perka, we collect your friend's email information to send a one-time email. This information is not used for any other purposes unless they register on the Site.

Questions

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with any Applications or this Site, please contact us by email at privacy@getperka.com

Or by mail at:

Privacy Officer
Perka, Inc.
224 SW 1st Ave.
Portland, OR 97204