Information about The Sharing Exchange™

Privacy Policy

The Sharing Exchange™
Privacy Policy

 

The Sharing Exchange ™ provides a platform that users utilize to connect and communicate in a virtual rental marketplace for children’s accessories (the “Service”).  In order to provide our Service to you, the user, we must collect information from you that may be potentially personal-identifying.  The use of any of the information we collect about you is stored in our database and will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

 
Non-Personally Identifying Information

The Sharing Exchange™ collects certain non-personally identifying information made available to us by the server when you access our website.  Such information may include your type of browser, language preference, direct links and the date and time of your visit.  We use this information to understand how users access and use our site and this information may be used in ways to help us improve our site and your experience using our Service.  This non-personally identifying information may also be disclosed publicly and/or to others in an aggregate form. 

 

Personal-Identifying Information

We also gather personal-identifying information about our users when you register for a membership account with our Service.  Information you are required to store with us include your name, age, address, email address, bank account information and password, and we may also store information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address you log in from.  You must be 18 years of age and have a valid bank account to create a membership profile and access our Service and by registering a membership account with our Service you are verifying that you are at least 18 years of age. 

 

Personal Information You Share When Using Our Service: 

Our Service allows users to share rental postings and information with other users, such as name, profile picture, and location, thereby making this shared information publicly accessible. Further, our Service allows you to directly contact a Renter or Owner. As such, you are solely responsible for the personal information you post publicly on the Service and which you communicate with others.  The Sharing Exchange™ cannot guarantee the privacy or security of the information you share with others.

 

Payment Information

Your membership account will be linked with personal payment information, such as your bank account information or information stored on outside payment services providers that you use such as Stripe or Paypal. By submitting your payment information and linking your membership account with an outside payment service, you authorize The Sharing Exchange™ to access and use this information in order to provide you with and accept payment for the Service.  We use this information to provide you fast and easy access to our Service as well as to confirm your identity when registering for a membership account. 

 

 Children’s Information

Although the purpose of the Service we provide involves accessories for children, The Sharing Exchange™ maintains a policy to not collect or maintain any information about children under the age of 18 or allow such persons to register as members.  We feel this is essential in maintaining the privacy of your children and request that users do not send us any information of persons under the age of 18.  If you are under the age of 18 and have sent us any information about yourself or if you have provided us with any information for children under the age of 18 you must notify us immediately.  In the event that we learn we have collected personal information of any person under the age of 18 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. 

 

Usage Information

The Sharing Exchange™ may employ the use of web beacons (such as Google Analytics) for internet tracking.  These beacons are used to track the web site usage of our users anonymously and will not be used to collect any personal-identifying information from our users.  Tracking data will be used to provide us with more accurate reporting and effective marketing techniques, which will provide an improved experience for users of our Service.  We may also collect information from your IP address to provide us with data on where, when and how users are utilizing our Service. 

 

Protection of Your Information

The Sharing Exchange™ takes your privacy seriously.  The Sharing Exchange™ takes all measures that are reasonably necessary under commercial and industry standards to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of your personal-identifying information and to protect the integrity and security of your information.  However, this is not a guarantee or warrant that the security of such information may not be breached through our implemented safeguards and any information you transmit to The Sharing Exchange™ you do so at your own risk.  As your unique password is our reasonable protection to identify your identity and access to your membership account, it is your responsibility to maintain the secrecy of your password and account information and to control access to any email communications with The Sharing Exchange™ at all times. 

You can change or modify your account information and preferences at any time by logging onto your account. This includes how and when we send you messages and communicate with you. You may opt out of certain messages via your account settings at any time. You have the right to request and review information that The Sharing Exchange™ holds about you, and the right to request changes to correct inaccuracies.

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with applicable law of the State of California.


Use of Your Information

 By providing The Sharing Exchange™ with your email address, you consent to our using the email address to send you Service and Marketing-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the Service to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings.

We may send you other messages in the course of operation of our Service, such as notifications from other Users, updates about Service changes and features, and important news that may impact your use of The Sharing Exchange™. These emails may contain a beacon which tracks your opening of the email and usage of any links that were clicked (if any).  This information may be combined with other information we have to improve our Service and or communications for you.

Following the deactivation of your account or termination, The Sharing Exchange™ may retain your profile information and content or communications related to your use of the Service even for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes, or to maintain and improve the Service even after termination or deactivation of your Member account.

 

Communication Preferences

You have a choice about how we use personal information to communicate with you.  This information can be controlled within Settings > Notification section.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

The Sharing Exchange™ may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing the Service to you. If we do this, such third parties' use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of The Sharing Exchange such as third party hosted servers. 

In the future, The Sharing Exchange™ may buy or sell assets or business offerings.  If The Sharing Exchange™, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information is generally one of the transferred business assets that may be acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and any future owner of your information may use it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, may become available to the public. If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users have copied or saved that information.

 The Sharing Exchange™ may disclose personal information to third parties as required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary to protect the property or rights of The Sharing Exchange™, third parties or the public at large.

We may use information about you in partnership with outside companies in the course of providing you with ads for additional services related to our Service. Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. When you click on or engage with a third party ad offering a product or service through our site, you consent to our sharing your personal information with those parties. Information we share with third parties is subject to the privacy policies of those parties, which may differ from The Sharing Exchange's privacy policies. By sharing this information, you agree that The Sharing Exchange™ cannot control the actions of these third parties and you acknowledge that The Sharing Exchange is not liable or responsible for the manner of use of the information by those third parties.  It is your responsibility to review the privacy policies of third party advertisers prior to engaging with them.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

The Sharing Exchange™ may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at The Sharing Exchange’s sole discretion. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to our Privacy Policy.  Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

For questions or comments about our Privacy Policy or Practices please contact The Sharing Exchange™ at: info@thesharingexchange.com.  Written correspondence can be sent to:

The Sharing Exchange

PO Box 230804

Encinitas, CA 92023