This Privacy Policy addresses the collection and use of any personal information that is made available to Zip.pro through its web site (which is associated with the URL, http://www.Zip.pro/) ("Website") and via its Services (as defined in the Terms of Use).

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the terms "You", "Your", an "User" shall all mean any entity (including yourself) that visits the Site or uses the Services. All capitalized terms that are not defined herein shall take on the same meaning as described in the Terms of Use.

 

1. INFORMATION COLLECTED AND HOW IT'S USED

1.1 User information.

Zip.pro asks for and stores information about you when you create a Business Account with Zip.pro. If you sign into Zip.pro with your Facebook or Twitter login credentials, Zip.pro may also store information about you that is made available via Facebook or Twitter. The User information that is stored may include, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, email address, business name (if setting up a Business Account), phone number, etc. Your mailing address or signup location may be used to help target the Site to the city or town in which you live. Your email address may be used to send you updates, provide Services to you in connection with the Site, and to contact you on behalf of other users sending you messages or recommendations. Zip.pro may also use your mailing address or signup location, birth date, and gender (if you supply them) to display relevant advertising to you.

1.2 Public content.

Zip.pro encourages all Users to contribute to the Site. You can contribute to the Site in a number of different ways like writing reviews, uploading photos, participating in comment threads on the listings, filling out your public profile, and rating or voting on other Users' contributions/listings. Zip.pro may store these contributions (your "Public Content"), display them to other Users, and use them for promotional purposes. Please note that if you include personally identifiable information in your Public Content, it becomes publically available, published on the Internet, and therefore can be accessed and used by any visitor to the Site. Zip.proZip.pro is not responsible in any way for the information you choose to include in your Public Content and how it may be used by other Users or visitors to the Site.

1.3 Location data.

Zip.pro tries to tailor the Site to its Users by providing information to you based on where you are. Zip.pro determines your location through the following methods:

  1. The IP address from which you access the Site;
  2. Cookies that Zip.pro delivers to you via the Site; and/or
  3. If you submit your location to Zip.pro directly when creating your Account.

Please be aware that Zip.pro may store and use such location information, however obtained, to provide you with location-based information and advertising.

1.4 Third party access providers.

Zip.pro allows you to utilize the services of third party access providers, such as but not limited to Facebook and Twitter, (altogether "TPAP") to publish your Public Content on web sites other than Zip.pro. You understand that if you choose to log into those TPAPs via the Site, your account information from those TPAPs may be made available to Zip.pro. Please review the privacy policies of each TPAP with which you have an account. Each TPAP (like Facebook or Twitter) may provide their own method of modifying your privacy settings such that your account information will not be revealed to Zip.pro.

1.5 Activity and log data.

Zip.pro automatically gathers and stores information that is related to your use of the Site (such as, but not limited to, the history of the listings you've viewed on the Site). Zip.pro also stores information that is automatically sent by your internet browser, including your browser type, IP address, browser language, referring URL (if any), and the date and time of your visit, (generally known as "Request Headers"). This type of information is used to administer the Site and provide you with Services customized to your preferences. Zip.pro may also use this type of information in the aggregate (from all Users) to perform statistical analyses of all User behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site and Services provided.

1.6 Cookies.

Zip.pro may at times also use cookies on the Site for any variety of reasons, including Site functionality. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website can store in a designated file on your computer. Cookies allow a web application to respond to you as an individual. Zip.pro's cookies are tied to your personally identifiable information for this purpose. By gathering and remembering information about your preferences, Zip.pro's web application can tailor the Site's operation to your needs, likes, and dislikes. Most web browsers allow you to control the acceptance, storage, and use of cookies. Please take a look at your particular browser for instructions on this function. If you elect to disable cookies, please keep in mind that you will not be able to take full advantage of a personalized experience on the Site or from the Services. It is possible that some portions of the Site will not function properly or may perform more slowly if you choose to reject cookies.

1.7 Feedback to Zip.pro.

Zip.pro welcomes and encourages feedback, such as comments, and questions about the Site or Services, from all Users. Please note that Zip.pro may store your communications, including any personal information you include in such communications, so that Zip.pro can effectively respond to you and better tailor the Site and Services to your needs.

1.8 Credit Card Purchases.

Zip.pro may from time to time offer paid advertising or other pay-for-use Services. If you choose to purchase these Services, you may be required to provide your billing and credit card information to Zip.pro. This billing information will be stored in a confidential manner by Zip.pro and will only be shared with those third parties who perform tasks (such as fulfilling orders and processing credit card payments) specific to and required to complete the purchase transaction.

1.9 General Use.

Please note that Zip.pro may use any of the information described above, other than your billing and credit card information, for routine administrative purposes, such as investigating instances of abuse, responding to User inquiries, and enforcing and applying our Terms of Use.

 

2. TRANSFER OF INFORMATION

2.1 Third party service providers.

Zip.pro may use third party service providers to provide technical and customer support, perform tracking and reporting functions, conduct quality assurance testing, perform payment processing and provide other services in connection with the Site and the Services. Therefore, Zip.pro may share information about you with such third party service providers so that they can perform the services they are required to perform. However, such third party service providers will not be permitted to use your personal information other than to provide the specific services for which they are retained. Zip.pro will share only as much of your information as is necessary for those services to be performed.

2.2 Third party advertising.

Third party advertisers provide certain advertisements on the Site. Zip.pro does not send any individualized personal information to those advertisers, but they may have access to information that they obtain through cookies or that you share with them yourself. Zip.pro does not have access to or control over a third party advertiser's use of cookies or their use of the information that you have shared with them. Please understand that Zip.pro does not rent, share, sell or trade personally identifiable information with third party advertisers for their direct marketing purposes.

2.3 Aggregate information.

Zip.pro may share non-personal information of its Users in the aggregate (such as information relating to general User behavior) to certain third parties in connection with actual or prospective business relationship with those third parties, such as advertisers and content distributors.

2.4 Business transfers.

Zip.pro may share your information with its parent and sister companies, subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under a common control that Zip.pro may have now or in the future. If such sharing is necessary, the receiving party will be obligated to abide by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy or other confidentiality provisions substantially similar to this Privacy Policy. If another company acquires Zip.pro or all or substantially all of Zip.pro's assets, that company will assume the rights and obligations with respect to your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

2.5 Investigations.

Zip.pro reserves the right to investigate any and all instances or allegations of abuse on the Site, and to enforce the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. In order to do so, Zip.pro may disclose information about you to third parties if Zip.pro has a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce the Terms of Use or this Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process and law enforcement instructions and orders, such as search warrants, subpoenas, statutes, judicial proceedings, or other legal process served on us; or (d) protect Zip.pro's rights, reputation, and property, or that of the Users, Zip.pro's affiliates, or the general public.

 

3. MANAGING YOUR INFORMATION

If you have a Business Account with Zip.pro, you can manage your information by signing into the Zip.pro Business Account interface. If you are using your Facebook or Twitter login credentials to access the Site and the Services, you will have to sign into Facebook or Twitter (as relevant) to manage your information.

 

4. LINKS

The Site may contain links to third party websites with which Zip.pro is not affiliated. Zip.pro does not share your personal information with those third parties unless expressly stated so. Zip.pro is not in any way responsible for the privacy practices of these third party websites, and any information you share with such websites is done at your sole risk and discretion. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site and the Services.

 

5. POLICY REGARDING CHILDREN

The Site is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. Zip.pro does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided Zip.pro with personal information without your consent, please contact us here and Zip.pro will act accordingly.

 

6. SECURITY

Zip.pro follows generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to Zip.pro via the Site and the Services. However, please note that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while Zip.pro shall endeavour to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, Zip.pro cannot and expressly does not guarantee its absolute security.

 

7. MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

Zip.pro reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time, so please review it regularly. The most current version of the Privacy Policy posted on the Site will govern Zip.pro's use of your information (the current URL for the Privacy Policy is: http://Zip.pro/privacy-policy.php). If Zip.pro makes material changes to this Privacy Policy, Zip.pro will notify you here on the Privacy Policy page, by email at the email address associated with your User Account, or by means of a prominent notice on the home page of the Site. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Statement.