Surkus, Inc. Privacy Policy

Last Updated: March 3, 2015

This Privacy Policy explains how Surkus, Inc. ("Surkus," "we" or "us") collects, uses and shares information about you when you use our website, mobile application and other online products and services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy or providing you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: .

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us

  • Account Information: To create an account with Surkus, you may be required to provide some information about yourself, including your email address, date of birth, name, gender, address, password, and other information. You may provide this information directly to us or through a third-party service, such Facebook or another social network.
  • Profile Information: You may create a public profile on Surkus that includes your name and gender, a profile photo, biographic details, links to your accounts on other websites, details about Surkus events you have attended, information from other websites (such as friends, followers and likes), and other information that you choose to provide. Because Surkus profiles are public, any Profile Information you provide or authorize Surkus to access will be visible to Surkus, Surkus users and others.
  • Contact Information: You may import or enter information about your friends and other contacts into Surkus. For example, you may import information from the address book on your computer or mobile device or your list of friends and other contacts from other sites and services. You may also manually enter email addresses or other contact information. This information may include names, email addresses, photographs, phone numbers, and other information you make available to Surkus.
  • Other Information: You may provide other information directly to us. For example, we collect information when you fill out a form, complete a survey or review, participate in a contest or promotion, apply for a job, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. Providing this information is voluntary and not required to use the Services.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Services

When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Usage Information: We collect information about your use of the Services, including access times, events or venues you attend, pages and profiles viewed, user interactions and other information about your interactions with us, the Services and other users.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Services, which may include the hardware model, operating system and version, browser type and language, IP address, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
  • Location Information: We may collect information about the location of your device each time you attend an event or venue through Surkus, access or use one of our mobile applications, or otherwise consent to the collection of this information. We collect this information in order to track your attendance at our partners’ events and venues. For more details, please see "Your Choices" below.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Like most websites and applications, we and our service providers use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us, among other things, improve our Services and your experience by seeing which areas and features of our Services are popular. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below.
  • Log Information: We collect information in our log files when you use the Services. This includes, among other things, your web browser type and language, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the URL you visited before navigating to our websites.

Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For example, we may collect information about you from third parties, including but not limited to identity verification services, mailing list providers and publicly available sources.

As discussed above, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site.

We also combine information we collect from other users with information we have collected about you. For example, if another user imports his or her address book or contacts from another site or service, we may merge that information with information we have collected about you.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Services, including to send you availability requests, track your attendance at events and venues, and pay you for your attendance at events and venues;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by Surkus and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;
  • Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
  • Process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Where Information Is Processed

Surkus is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, venues, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With third parties such as venues and event planners that we partner with for their own services and marketing purposes, unless you opt out of this type of sharing by emailing your request to ;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Surkus or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company
  • Between and among Surkus, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiares, and other companies under common control and ownership; and
  • With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

Social Sharing Features

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook "Like" button), which let you share actions you take on our Services with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and in applications. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, information about your computer or mobile device, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in apps, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by Surkus and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. You may also limit certain types of advertising by using the settings on your Apple and Android devices.

We may also work with other websites or platforms (such as Facebook) to serve ads to you as part of a customized campaign, unless you notify us that you prefer not to have information about you used in this way. To opt out, email your request to

Security

Surkus takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Your Choices

Account Information

You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by logging into your online account and accessing your member information page or emailing us at . If you wish to delete your account, please email us at , but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Location Information

When you first launch any of our mobile applications that collect location information, you will be asked to consent to the application's collection of this information. We currently require this location information in order to use our Services, so if you do not consent to this collection, you cannot use our Services. You may stop our collection of location information by ceasing to use our Services and following the standard uninstall process to remove all of our mobile applications from your device.

Cookies

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 browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.

Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving promotional emails or text messages from Surkus by following the instructions in those emails or text messages. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

Your California Privacy Rights

California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business must either provide this information or permit California residents to opt in to, or opt out of, this type of sharing. Surkus qualifies for this alternative option. To opt out of having information about you shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes, please email us at .