Privacy Policy

Last Modified: October 20, 2020

Gowalla Exploration, Inc. (“Gowalla Exploration,” “we,” “our” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy explains how Gowalla Exploration collects, uses, and shares the personal information we collect from visitors of our website (“Website”).

1. How We Collect and Use Information

We collect personal information from our Website visitors in order to provide you with a personalized, useful and efficient experience.  The categories of information we collect can include:

Information that you provide to us. We collect information that you provide to us when you use our Website, or communicate with us.  For example, we may request your personal information (e.g., name, postal address, email address, telephone number) when you purchase Gowalla Exploration products or services (our “Service”).  If you make a purchase, all credit card processing is handled directly by our third-party payment processor (and any information you provide to them is governed by their privacy policy).

We may also collect any communications that you exchange with us, as well as any information you provide if you take part in any interactive features of the Website (e.g., feedback, surveys, etc.) or leave comments on public portions of the Website (e.g., blog post comments, customer testimonials).

We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, as well as to communicate directly with you, such as to send you email messages about products and services that may be of interest to you.  We may also send you service-related emails or messages (e.g., account verification, purchase confirmation, changes or updates to features of the Website and Service, technical and security notices).  Similarly, if you request information from us through an online contact form or if you email us, we collect the information you provide (e.g., name, telephone number, email address) so that we can respond to you.  For more information about your communication preferences, see the “Your Choices” section below.

2. How We Share Personal Information

We may share your personal information in the instances described below.

  • We may share your personal information with third-party service providers or businesses who perform services on our behalf, which may include processing payments, providing web hosting services, or providing analytics.

  • We may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

  • Third parties as required by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Service or other agreements or to protect the security or integrity of the Service, including to prevent harm or financial loss, or in connection with preventing fraud or illegal activity; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Gowalla Exploration, our customers, visitors, or others.

  • We may share your personal information with other companies and brands owned or controlled by Gowalla Exploration, and other companies owned by or under common ownership as Gowalla Exploration.  These companies will use your personal information in the same way as we can under this Privacy Policy.

  • We may transfer any information we collect in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including any shares in the company) or any portion or combination of our products, services, businesses and/or assets.  Should such a transaction occur (whether a divestiture, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, liquidation, or similar transaction or proceeding), we will use reasonable efforts to ensure that any transferred information is treated in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

  • We may disclose your information publicly or with another third party with your prior authorization.

  • We may disclose information with others in an aggregated or otherwise anonymized form that does not reasonably identify you directly as an individual.

3. Your Choices

Email Communications.  From time to time, we may send you emails regarding updates to our Service or Website, products or services, notices about our organization, or information about products/services we offer (or promotional offers from third parties) that we think may be of interest to you.  If you wish to unsubscribe from such emails, simply click the “unsubscribe link” provided at the bottom of the email communication.  Note that you cannot unsubscribe from certain services-related email communications (e.g., confirmations of transactions, technical or legal notices).

Modifying or Deleting Your Information.  If you have any questions about reviewing, modifying, or deleting your information, you can contact us directly at [email protected].  We may not be able to modify or delete your information in all circumstances.

4. How We Use Cookies and Other Tracking Technology to Collect Information

We, and our third-party partners, automatically collect certain types of usage information when you visit our Website, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us online.  We typically collect this information through a variety of tracking technologies, including cookies, web beacons, embedded scripts, location-identifying technologies, file information, and similar technology (collectively, “tracking technologies”).

We, and our third-party partners, use tracking technologies to automatically collect usage and device information, such as:

  • Information about your device and its software, such as your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, device type/model/manufacturer, operating system, date and time stamp, and a unique ID that allows us to uniquely identify your browser or your account (including, for example, a persistent device identifier or an AdID), and other such information. We may also work with third-party partners to employ technologies, including the application of statistical modeling tools, which permit us to recognize and contact you across multiple devices.

  • When you access our Website from a mobile device, we may collect unique identification numbers associated with your device or our mobile application (including, for example, a UDID), mobile carrier, device type, model and manufacturer, mobile device operating system brand and model, phone number, and depending on your mobile device settings, your geographical location data, including GPS coordinates (e.g., latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device, or we may be able to approximate a device’s location by analyzing other information, like an IP address.

  • Information about the way you access and use our Website, for example, the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave our Website, the pages you visit, the links you click, whether you open emails or click the links contained in emails, whether you access the Website from multiple devices, and other actions you take on the Website.

  • We may collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as Google Analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the services and to understand more about the demographics of our Website visitors. You can learn more about Google’s practices athttps://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites and view its opt-out options at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

We use the data collected through tracking technologies to:  (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Website; (b) provide personalized content and information; (c) identify you across multiple devices; (d) provide and monitor the effectiveness of our services; (e) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, usage, and demographic patterns on our Website; (f) diagnose or fix technology problems; and (g) otherwise to plan for and enhance our Service.

If you would prefer not to accept cookies, most browsers will allow you to:  (i) change your browser settings to notify you when you receive a cookie, which lets you choose whether or not to accept it; (ii) disable existing cookies; or (iii) set your browser to automatically reject cookies.  Please note that doing so may negatively impact your experience using the Website, as some features and services on our Website may not work properly.  Depending on your mobile device and operating system, you may not be able to delete or block all cookies.  You may also set your e-mail options to prevent the automatic downloading of images that may contain technologies that would allow us to know whether you have accessed our e-mail and performed certain functions with it.

We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any third-parties’ opt-out options or programs or the accuracy of their statements regarding their programs. In addition, third parties may still use cookies to collect information about your use of our online services, including for analytics and fraud prevention purposes as well as any other purpose permitted under each program’s governing principles.

6. Data Protection

Gowalla Exploration cares about the security of your information and uses commercially reasonable physical, technical and organizational measures designed to preserve the integrity and security of all information we collect.  However, no security system is impenetrable and we cannot guarantee the security of our systems 100%.  In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

We store data on servers in the U.S. or any other country in which Gowalla Exploration or its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or contractors maintain facilities. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that your personal information may be transferred to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.

7. Links to Third-Party Websites and Services

For your convenience, our Website may provide links to third-party websites or services that we do not own or operate, including those of our business partners and social media sites. Some of these features collect personal information or other information such as your IP address and information about the websites you have visited.

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from the Website, including the information or content contained within them. Your browsing and interaction on any other website or service are subject to the applicable third party’s rules and policies, not ours. If you are using a third-party website or service, you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any site or service before providing any personal information.

8. Children’s Privacy

Our services are not intended for children under the age of 13. If you believe that we might have collected information from a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].

9. Your California Privacy Rights

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year.  To opt out of having your information shared in this manner, please email us at [email protected]la.com.

10. Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion.  If we revise this Privacy Policy in a way that will materially change the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Gowalla Exploration account (if applicable) or by placing a prominent notice on our website.  It is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically. When we do change the Privacy Policy, we will also revise the “Last Modified” date above.

11. How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Website, please contact us by email at [email protected].