Information about BarkYours

Privacy policy

Introduction

BarkYours respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”).  We recognize the importance of the personal data you have entrusted to us and believe that it is our responsibility to properly manage, protect and process your personal data. This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, disclose and/or process the personal data you have provided to us and/or we possess about you, whether now or in the future, as well as to assist you in making an informed decision before providing us with any of your personal data.

By using the Services, registering for an account with us, visiting our website, or accessing the Services, you acknowledge and agree that you accept the practices, requirements, and/or policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you hereby consent to us collecting, using, disclosing and/or processing your personal data as described herein.

BarkYours may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of our Policy will always be on our site. Any change, update or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on our Site.

Please see our Terms of Use for a more detailed explanation of our general policies. If any conflict exists between the Site Terms and this Policy, the Terms of Use will prevail.

Information Collected or Received

To use the BarkYours platform to transact, you will need to provide us with certain personally identifiable information.  Depending on the services you choose, and whether you are a Buyer or a Seller, the data we collect may vary.  The type of data that BarkYours may collect includes basic information such as name, postal address, email address and phone number; authentication information such as BarkYours user name and password; and, billing information.  In addition, we may collect information in the form of content that you add or upload and submit to us to personalize your storefront such as photographs, business logos, and other information.   

If you connect to us or register an account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook, using an application programming interface (API), you will be granting us permission to receive information from these third-party applications. You can also choose to share some of your activity to certain social media networks which are connected to your account.

Your username is publicly displayed. Other people may see the date you joined; ratings, reviews and related photos for items you are selling or have sold; your profile information; items you listed for sale.

Like most websites, we may automatically track, collect and store information such as Internet Protocol (IP) address; Uniform Resource Locators (URL), domain name; type of device; and type of web browser and location using cookies, web log files, and other code tracking devises from any device you use to access our Site and any pages at our Site. That type of information does not reveal any personal information about you. We use this information for marketing purposes, to examine traffic to the Site, identify any misuse of the Site, and improve the Site to provide you a better experience.

We may use cookies to track your activity on BarkYours.  A cookie is a small data file that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Cookies store information about your use of a particular website or service and are typically used to make our Site easier to use and to make services more convenient and personalized. Cookies do not damage your system. Cookies allow us to recognize you as a user when you return to the Site using the same computer and web browser, and to identify which areas of the Site you visited or customized, so the next time you visit the Site, those pages may be readily accessible.  You can remove or block cookies using the setting in your browser, but in some cases that may affect the functionality of our Site.

We may collect and retain the details of transactions and communications you have with us such as your agreement with us, the details of payments you make to us, the full content of any emails sent to us, including attached files, any feedback submitted to us, and other information you provide.

If you provide us with feedback, we will collect that information and we may use it in our marketing materials, post it on our Site or disclose it for any purpose we choose. Your personal information will not be disclosed or associated with any feedback that we use or disclose.

Privacy Settings

Please be aware that beyond the information required to register with us or to use specific services on the Site, providing additional information is entirely optional. Any information you provide in your storefront or your listings may be used in the same manner and to the extent that other information that is not personal information is permitted to be used under this Policy.

To create and access your account you will need a unique username and password. We recommend that you use a unique combination of letters, numbers and special characters to create your password. You are responsible for all actions taken in the name of your account. You should not disclose your password to anyone. If you decide to share your password or lose control of your password, you may jeopardize the security and confidentiality of your personal information. Moreover, you may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

You may choose to share information including personal information with our users or with third-parties by sending messages, posting comments, uploading photos, or using other technology available on our Site. Sharing information through our Site is at your own risk. Please be aware that any information (whether personal information or otherwise) you choose to disclose on your storefront, via email, messages, postings, comments, photos or otherwise, may become publicly available. In addition, if you provide personal information about another person, you should do so only with that person's consent and failure to do so may violate that person's privacy or data rights and the Terms of Use.

Use and Sharing of Information Collected

We respect your privacy.  We will not sell or disclose your name, email address, or other personal information to third parties without your consent, except as specified in our Policy.

We generally use your information to provide and improve our services.  We may use your personal information to: send you information about our company and services, and promotional materials; facilitate a transaction between you and another user; provide the services and customer support you request; process your order or request; help resolve disputes; collect fees; troubleshoot problems; prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; enforce this Policy, the Terms of Use, and our agreement with you; and contact you when necessary.  We may also use your information for general research and aggregate reporting.

As part of the buying and selling process, we will facilitate the sharing of information between the two users involved in the transaction, such as the other buyer’s email address, shipping address, and payment information. By making a sale or a purchase on BarkYours, you are directing us to share your information in this way. We expect you to respect the privacy of the member whose information you receive. Your ability to use this information extends to all marketplace related communication or for any transaction related communications. You are not granted the ability to use the information for unsolicited commercial messages or unauthorized transactions. Without express consent from that person, you must not add any user to your email or physical mailing list or misuse any user’s personal information.

We use services provided by third-parties such as payment processing companies like Stripe and PayPal. We may share contact data with those companies to the extent permitted under this Policy and for the purpose specified by you.

BarkYours may release your personal information to a third party in the following limited circumstances: in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet legitimate national security or law enforcement requirements; to protect, establish, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, including to collect a debt; to comply with a subpoena, court order, legal process, or other legal requirement; or when we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law, prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, threats to our property, or violations of BarkYours’ Terms of Use.  

In the case of a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such business transition may occur and that disclosure of your personal information in that context is permitted by this Policy. In the event of a business transition, other than disclosure to the new owner(s), your personal information would continue to be treated in the manner outlined in this Policy.

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and after it is received.

Unfortunately, no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

Updated and Correct Data

As a user, you can access, correct, change and delete certain personal information associated with your account by visiting your account settings.

Data Retention

We will retain your information only for as long as is necessary to provide you services. If you no longer want us to use your information to provide you services, you may close your account. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Contact Information

Questions about the Privacy Policy should be sent to us at info@BarkYours.com.  Please put “Privacy Policy” in the subject line.