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Privacy Policy

Squirl, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Squirl,” “our,” “us,” or "we") respects your privacy. We created this Privacy Policy to let you know what information we collect and how we use it, as well as our information sharing and protection practices.

This Privacy Policy applies to:

  • Our proprietary service (the “Service”);
  • The website www.Squirl.co (the “Website”);
  • Any mobile application we offer in connection with the Service (the “App”); and
  • Any email, text and other electronic communications between you and Squirl.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to:

  • Information we collect offline or by any other means (such as through other websites or services we may offer); and
  • Information collected by our affiliates or any other third parties, which may have their own privacy policies.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should not access the Website or use the Service. By using the Service or the Website or by submitting electronic communications to us, you consent to the practices prescribed in this Privacy Policy.

What information does Squirl collect?

  • Personal Information. When we refer to "Personal Information" in this Privacy Policy, we mean any information by which you may be personally identified or contacted, whether online or offline. When you use the Service, fill out any forms located on the Website, or use the App, we may collect certain Personal Information from you, such as your first and last name, home or other physical address, email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home, and your personal preferences, including your favorite authors, preferred genres, etc. It is always your choice whether or not to provide Personal Information. If you choose not to provide requested Personal Information, you may not be able to participate in certain activities or use certain features of the Service or the Website.
  • Technical Information. We may also collect and use technical data and related information, such as information about your device, system and application software, peripherals and other data related to your interactions with the Service (“Technical Information”). We may automatically collect Technical Information through cookies, flash cookies, web beacons and log files. The information we collect from these technologies may include your IP address, device ID, browser information and the page you request. Squirl does not consider this information to be Personal Information.
  • Geo-Location Information. We may also collect information about your geographic location from you or your device, including your country, region, city, zip code, street address, time zone, latitude, longitude, velocity, bearing, altitude and horizontal position representation information (“Geo-Location Information”).
  • Online Tracking and Do Not Track Signals. We may use the Website and the Service to collect information from your web browser about your activities over time and across third-party websites, applications or other online services (“Online Tracking Information”). Your web browser may allow you to opt-out of our collection of Online Tracking Information by selecting a “do not track” (or similar) setting.
  • Social Information. We may also collect information about you from various third party services (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, and others) through their applicable APIs or otherwise (“Social Information”).
  • Facebook Login. Users may use Facebook to log in to the app and author tool. We may collect information about your email and public profile (name and profile picture) for the purpose of logging in and creating a user profile on the mobile application.

Information You Voluntarily Disclose

Certain features of the Service and the Website are designed to publicly display or publish Information that you choose to provide to other users of the Service or to other third parties. These features include comments, wall posts, profile information and personalized news feeds. Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose Information through the Service or the Website, that Information can be collected and used by others. Additionally, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties, including service providers, or make others aware of your location. You submit this Information at your own risk. We are not responsible for the security or privacy of any Information you choose to submit in connection with these public features.

How does Squirl use Information?

Except as described in this Privacy Policy or in our Terms of Service, Personal Information, Technical Information, Geo-Location Information, Online Tracking Information and Social Information (collectively, “Information”) that you provide or that we collect will be kept confidential and used to support your relationship with Squirl.

We may use your Information, including your Personal Information, as follows:

  • To provide software updates, product support, product enhancements and other services to you related to the Service, the App and the Website.
  • To improve, market or promote Squirl’s products and services (including the Service).
  • To enable you to participate in features of the Service, the App or the Website.
  • To communicate with you, including about the Service, the App or the Website.
  • To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new products and services offered by Squirl or its third party partners.
  • To respond to comments, questions or requests for customer service.
  • To display advertisements, including advertisements from third parties.
  • For any other purpose we may describe when you provide the Information.

We may also use your Information for any other purpose with your consent.

Information We Share

Except as described in this Privacy Policy, Squirl does not share, rent or sell your Personal Information with third parties.

Squirl or its agents, vendors or contractors may disclose Information, including your Personal Information, to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • To our agents, vendors or contractors that we use to support the internal operations of our business including the Service and the Website and who are required to keep the Information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  • If required to do so by law, comply with legal process or to comply with a governmental or regulatory request;
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Squirl or its agents or contractors;
  • To enforce our Terms of Service or other Squirl agreements;
  • To act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the Website or the public; and
  • As part of a transaction or potential transaction where Squirl merges with another organization, files for bankruptcy, or sells its assets or capital stock.

Security of Your Information

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect the Information. These safeguards include storing your Information on our secure servers behind firewalls and using encryption technology. Despite the actions and precautions we take, no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of the Information and you acknowledge and agree that you transmit it to us at your own risk.

Third-Party Websites, Services and Technologies

We may provide links to third-party websites on the Website or in other communications to you. These links may appear as a specific domain name or URL or may be activated by clicking on an advertisement or other icon or graphic. Please be aware that other websites and services, including the websites of third parties that you connect with through the Service, may collect personally identifiable information about you. We cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of any third-party websites, services or applications. We encourage you to carefully review their terms of use, privacy policies, and any other legal notifications before using or providing information through such websites, services or applications.

Further, the Service may employ third party technologies that require you to accept such third party’s terms. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of those third-party technologies.

International Transfers

Information collected from you may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Squirl or its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or contractors maintain facilities. If you are accessing the Service from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your data to the United States and processing globally. By providing your Information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Children’s Privacy

The Website and the Service are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect Information from children under 13. If you believe that we may have collected Information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at support@squirl.co.

Information Choices and Changes

We may need to communicate with you about the Service and the Website, and we would like to make certain commercial offers available to you from time to time. As such, you consent to receive commercial messages (whether by phone, email, text or push notifications) from us or our third party partners, and acknowledge and agree that your primary phone numbers and email addresses and other information may be used for the purpose of initiating commercial messages. We will allow you to opt-out of receiving commercial messages, but in order to stop receiving any messages from us whatsoever (including administrative messages regarding the Service or messages that are primarily about transactions enabled via the Service), you will need to terminate your account.

Depending on your browser, you may be able to remove and reject cookies from our Website or the Service by changing your browser settings. The default setting of many browsers is set to accept cookies until you change your settings. Please note that if you disable or refuse cookies, certain features of the Website or the Service may become inaccessible or may not function properly.

User data deletion

You may delete your user account and its data through the profile tab on the mobile application or author tool. Alternativel, you may request deletion of your user information by sending an email to support@squirl.co. Squirl will use all reasonable efforts to delete your personal data processed through our website and/or mobile application within ninety (90) days of your writing.

 Changes to this Privacy Policy

This is our entire Privacy Policy and it replaces any earlier version. We may change this Privacy Policy by posting a new version on the Website or through the Service or the Website, and it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically. If we make material changes to our practices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your Personal Information, we will notify you via e-mail to the email address you provide to us and/or through a notice on the Website home page or via the Service or the Website.

When we do change the Privacy Policy, we will also revise the “revised” date. Your continued use of the Service or the Website after such date constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Contacting Squirl

For questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us at 1707 Post Oak Blvd. #260, Houston TX 77056 and support@squirl.co.