PublicSq. respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Notice and all applicable data privacy laws. This Privacy Notice describes the types of personal information that we collect, how we use it, how and when it may be shared, and the rights and choices you have with respect to your information. It also explains how we communicate with you and how you can make requests or submit inquiries to us about your information. Our goal is to help you understand how we use your information to improve our products, services, marketing, and interactions with you, as part of our commitment to maintaining your trust.
This Privacy Notice, as well as our Terms of Service and other important policies, are important legal documents.If you do not agree with our Terms of Service or this Privacy Notice, please discontinue the use of our services immediately.
1. APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
This Privacy Notice (this “Notice”) applies to the website located at www.publicsq.com (the “Website”), the PublicSq. mobile application (the “App”), and any other websites, applications, events, or communications owned and/or operated by PublicSq. that direct the viewer or user to this Notice (collectively, the “Services”).
In this Notice, the terms “PublicSq.”, “we”, and “us” refer to PSQ Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Encinitas, California, and its respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Note that websites that are owned and operated by PSQ Holdings, Inc. or PublicSq. may contain links to digital properties that are owned and operated by other companies. This Notice does not apply to websites and services that are owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties.
2. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
This Notice went into effect on the “Last Updated” date noted near the top of this page. We may update this Notice from time to time. We will notify you of any modifications to this Notice that might materially affect your rights or the way that we use or disclose your personal information prior to the change becoming effective by means of a message on this Website. We encourage you to look for updates and changes to this Notice by checking the “Last Updated” date when you access or use our Services.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
As you use our Services, we collect information about you and the services you use. The information we collect falls into three main categories: (a) information you voluntarily provide us; (b) information we collect from you automatically; and (c) information we collect from other sources.
(a) Information You Voluntarily Provide Us
We may collect information that you provide when you use our Services or otherwise communicate with us, such as during the following interactions:
In these instances, we collect the following types of information (collectively, “User Information”):
You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of any User Information that you transmit from or store on a device for the purposes of the Services, including all transactions and other activities undertaken with any user account registered in your name, whether authorized or unauthorized. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized transactions associated with the Services or any other breach of security. PublicSq. shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the loss or theft of User Information that you transmit from or store on a device or from unauthorized or fraudulent transactions associated with the Services.
(b) Information We Collect Automatically
As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and usage patterns, including:
We and others may use a variety of technologies to collect information about your device and use of our websites and mobile applications, including:
Taken together, these technologies help us learn which services and functionality you are using and how you are accessing information about us. We may use this information to personalize your use of our Services.
Most web browsers can be programmed to accept or reject the use of some or all of these technologies, although you must take additional steps to disable or control other technologies. For more information about tracking technologies and how to disable them, see please see the section below titled Your Choices.
(c) Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may combine personal information that we collect about you with personal information you provide to us through other sources, such as product registrations, inquiries, or marketing events. We will use the combined personal information in accordance with this Notice for as long as it is combined.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your information for business and commercial purposes, including to provide the products and services you request, to perform customer service functions, for security and fraud prevention, for marketing and promotional purposes, and to perform website and mobile application analytics.
We may use the information we collect about you in a variety of ways, including:
To Provide Our Services. We process certain personal information when you access or use our services, including to:
To Communicate with You. We process certain information in order to communicate with you in relation to your accounts, our Services, our marketing, and your requests, including to:
For Research, Development, and Improvement of Our Services. We want to ensure that our Website, App, and Services are continually improving and expanding so that we meet and exceed your needs and expectations. To do so, we may process certain personal information, including to:
To Enforce our Terms, Agreements, or Policies.To maintain a safe, secure, and trusted environment for you when you use our Services, we use your personal information to ensure our terms, policies, and agreements with you and any third parties are enforced
To Comply with Applicable Laws.We may be required to process certain personal information under certain laws and regulations, such as tax laws, as well as to:
With Your Consent. We may process certain personal information in order to fulfill any other business or commercial purposes at your direction or with your consent.
5. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information as needed to fulfill the purposes described in this Notice and as permitted by applicable law. This includes sharing among PublicSq.-affiliated entities for internal business purposes, sharing with service providers to help perform business functions at our direction, sharing with your consent, sharing for marketing purposes, sharing as part of corporate transactions, and sharing to protect lawful interests. We may disclose your information to companies and individuals we employ to perform business functions on our behalf. An example of a third party that could receive your personal information is a data processing contractor that operates computer systems on our behalf or a company with whom we transact business for the purposes of aggregating and analyzing demographic information or offering certain products, services, contests, sweepstakes, or promotional events.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide as described in this Notice:
We may also disclose your personal information:
We may aggregate, de-identify, and/or anonymize any information collected through the websites or mobile applications in such a way that we cannot reasonably link information to you or your device. For example, we may use the information to calculate the percentage of PublicSq. customers who have a particular telephone area code or who use an Android device or an iOS device, or we may combine information about the nature or frequency of your transactions with similar information about other people and share the aggregated information for statistical analysis and other business purposes. Because this type of information cannot be reasonably linked to you, we may use and disclose aggregated and or de-identified information for any purpose, without restriction.
6. CONTROLLING APP FUNCTIONALITY
(a) User Responsibility
You are solely responsible for maintenance of the confidentiality and security of any User Information which you transmit from or store on a device for purposes of the Services, whether authorized or unauthorized. You agree to immediately notify PublicSq. of any unauthorized transactions associated with the Services or any other breach of security. PublicSq. shall not be responsible for any losses arising out of the loss or theft of User Information which you transmit from or store on a device or from unauthorized or fraudulent transactions associated with the Services.
If you choose to use App functionality that allows you to send messages or rewards to third parties, you must first obtain their permission to provide their personal information, such as their name, phone number, or email address, to PublicSq. The referred information will be used by PublicSq. for the purpose of contacting the third party, on your behalf, to carry out the requested functionality. Although you may enter the recipient’s contact information into the App, you also have the option to provide the recipient’s contact information by granting PublicSq. permission to access your device’s contacts.
(b) Communications Preferences
The Services allow all users to set preferences for receiving promotional email communications from PublicSq., receiving push notifications on your device, and receiving inbox messages. Please note as well that you may opt-out of receiving email communications at any time by adjusting your online account settings or by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included within any commercial email we send you.
7. YOUR CHOICES
You have control over your promotional communications preferences, mobile application functionality, cookie settings, interest-based advertising preferences, and more.
Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Services pseudonymously, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the Services. Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the Services are only private to the extent that both you and the recipient(s) of your messages keep them private. For example, if you send a message to another user, that user may choose to publicly post it. We may access, review, and disclose such messages in connection with investigations related to the use of the Services, as well as our efforts to improve the Services.
Account Information.You may update and correct certain account information you provide to us at any time by logging into your account on the Website or App. If you wish to deactivate your account, please email us at [email protected], but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
Promotional Communications . You can opt-out of receiving promotional emails and mailings by informing us of your preference at the time you sign up for an account, modifying your promotional preferences on the Website or in the App in your account’s profile management section, following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the promotional emails we send you, or emailing us at [email protected] Please note that if you opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may still send you transactional communications, including emails about your account or transactions.
Cookies, Web Beacons, and Similar Tracking Technologies. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies by adjusting the appropriate settings in your browser. Each browser is different, but many browsers have preferences or options that may be adjusted to allow you to either accept or reject cookies and certain other technologies before they are set or installed or allow you to remove or reject the use or installation of certain technologies altogether. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
“Do Not Track” Technology.We may use data collection technologies to obtain information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites (behavioral tracking). Some newer web browsers have a “Do Not Track” preference that transmits a do-not-track header to the websites you visit with information indicating that you do not want your activity to be tracked. We currently do not respond to browser do-not-track signals, as there is no standard for how online services should respond to such signals. As standards develop, we may develop policies for responding to do-not-track signals that we will describe in this Notice.
8. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
PublicSq. uses commercially reasonable methods consistent with industry practice to protect your personal information from unauthorized access or disclosure. While we consider these policies and procedures to be adequate, there is still a risk that your personal information could be misappropriated. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is completely secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. You are responsible for protecting your password(s) and maintaining the security of your account(s).
9. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF YOUR INFORMATION
PublicSq. stores personal information as needed to accomplish the purposes identified in this Notice and to meet legal requirements, including record retention, dispute resolution, and enforcement of agreements. Our retention of your personal information is governed by applicable law. This storage period may extend beyond the term of your relationship with PublicSq. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include:
The personal information that you provide us is stored and processed on servers in the United States. Regardless of the company or person who processes your information and where it is processed, we will take steps to transfer and protect your information through appropriate safeguards in accordance with applicable data protection laws and this Notice.
If you close your account, we will remove certain public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Notice unless prohibited by law. For example, we may retain information to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services or to comply with legal obligations. We may also maintain residual copies of your personal information in our backup systems. Please note that businesses cannot remove their business pages, ratings, or reviews by closing their accounts.
When personal information is no longer needed, or in any event, after legal authority to retain it has expired, personal information will be destroyed, in accordance with local law and pursuant to procedures established in relation to the relevant PublicSq. system or process.
We do not intend for our websites or online services to be used by anyone under the age of 16. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at [email protected] For more information, please see our Terms of Service.
11. CHANGES IN THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Notice at any time, so please review it frequently. The most current version of this Notice will govern our collection, use, and disclosure of information about you and will be located here. If we make material changes to this notice, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you acknowledge and accept the revised Notice.
12. ADDITIONAL PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS
If you are a California resident, California law requires us to provide you with some additional information regarding how we collect, use, and share your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)).
Categories of Personal Information We Collect. Throughout this Privacy Notice, we discuss information we collect from and about users. Under the CCPA, we are also required to provide you with the “categories” of personal information we collect. Depending upon the types of services you use, the categories we collect are:
Use of Personal Information. We may use or disclose the personal information we collect for one or more of the following business purposes:
Depending on the circumstances, we may share any of the above categories of information we collect with: business partners to provide you with services that you request; service providers; other parties, including government entities, when required by law or to protect our users and services; or in connection with a corporate transaction. In addition, we may share commercial information and financial data, including your payment information, with payment processors, and we share device information and identifiers and internet or other network or device activity with entities that provide content, advertising, and functionality. See the How We Use Your Information and How We Share Your Information sections for more information.
Notice of Right to Opt-Out of Sale of Personal Information. California residents may opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information. California law broadly defines “sale” in a way that may include when we share your information with third parties to provide you with offers and promotions that we believe may be of interest to you.
We may provide the following categories of information to third parties for these purposes:
If you would like to opt-out of our use of your information for such purposes that are considered a “sale” under California law, you may submit a sale opt-out request by emailing us at [email protected]
Your California Privacy Rights. If you are a California resident, the CCPA provides you with certain rights regarding the information we have about you. Specifically, the CCPA allows you to request:
The CCPA further provides you with the right to not be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising your rights.
We will consider all requests and respond during the applicable time period. Please note, however, that certain information may be exempt from such requests in some circumstances, which may include if we need to keep processing your information or to comply with a legal obligation. Depending on the sensitivity of the information sought, we also may take steps to verify your identity before responding to a request, which might include, at a minimum, verifying your name, email address, and date of birth. You are also permitted to designate an authorized agent to submit certain requests on your behalf. An authorized agent must have a signed, written permission from you or a power of attorney. We may also follow up with you to verify your identity before processing the authorized agent’s request.
Aditionally, exercising your deletion rights may mean that you may no longer be able to use portions of PublicSq.’s Services that require personal information to function (e.g., if you register for an account, you cannot delete your username and password if you want to maintain your account).
If you would like further information regarding your legal rights under California law or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us at [email protected]
Shine the Light Disclosures. If you reside in California, you may request certain general information regarding our disclosure of personal information during the preceding year to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please write to us at [email protected]
13. ADDITIONAL PRIVACY INFORMATION FOR NEVADA RESIDENTS
Under Nevada law, Nevada residents who have purchased goods or services from us may opt-out of the “sale” of “covered information” (as such terms are defined under Nevada law) for monetary consideration to a person for that person to license or sell such information to additional persons. In some circumstances, we may share your information with certain third parties that we believe can provide you with offers and promotions for products and services of interest to you. This sharing may qualify as a “sale” under Nevada law. If you are a Nevada resident who has purchased goods or services from us, you may submit a request to opt-out of “sales” activity by emailing us at [email protected] Please note that we may take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request.
14. CONTACT US
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to request access to the information that PublicSq. has gathered about you through the Services, please contact us at [email protected]
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