Your privacy is critically important to us. We have a few fundamental guiding principles:
We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can't stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop and operate our products, or protect our rights.
We don't store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
In our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what's visible to the public and kept private.
Pinterest Button Chrome Extension ("Pinterest Button") operates several products, services. It is Pinterest Button policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our services.
Keeping Information Secure
Pinterest Button takes measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures.
We restrict access to personal information to Pinterest Button employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.
These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
Your Pinterest Button account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You will need to work to protect against unauthorized access to your password
and to your computer by logging off once you have finished using a shared computer.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
"Personal information" is information that you provide to us which personally identifies you, such as your name, email address, or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information by Pinterest Button.
Certain users choose to interact with our services in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Pinterest Button gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.
Because Pinterest Button enables people to discover and share information with one another, information about the people who use Pinterest Button is an integral part of the Shareaholic experience.
Rest assured that Shareaholic does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And users can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information,
with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging with certain services.
Information we collect and how we use it
Information you provide to us: We receive and store any information you enter on our website or provide to us in any other way. You can choose not to provide us with certain information,
but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. Spam stinks. So we do not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent.
We respect your privacy and hate SPAM too.
Cookies: To serve you faster and with better quality, we use "cookies" technology. Cookies are small bits of code, usually stored on a user's computer hard drive, which enable a Website or service to "personalize" itself for each user
before using Pinterest Button services, with the drawback that certain features of Pinterest Button services may not function properly without the aid of cookies.
Log information: Like most Web services, when you use Pinterest Button, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you use Pinterest Button.
These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may identify your browser.
Web Beacons: Pinterest Button uses Web beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about visitor usage of websites and interaction with emails from the Company.
Web beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website tied to the Web beacon,
and a description of a website tied to the Web beacon. For example, Pinterest Button may place Web beacons in marketing emails that notify the Company when you click on a link in the email that directs you
to one of the Company’s websites. Pinterest Button uses Web beacons to operate and improve the Company’s websites and email communications. Pinterest Button may use information from Web beacons in combination with
Data About Pinterest Button users to provide you with information about the Company and the Services.
User communications: When you send email or other communications to Pinterest Button, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Affiliated Pinterest Button Services on other sites: We offer some of our services on or through other websites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Pinterest Button in order to deliver the service.
Links: Pinterest Button may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our services.
Location data: Pinterest Button may offer location-enabled services. If you use those services, Pinterest Button may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device)
or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).
Local storage: Pinterest Button may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
User Profile information: Certain information collected during registration and subsequent visits, such as your full name and location, may be displayed to other Pinterest Button users in your User Profile.
The User Profile is the area on Pinterest Button where we allow you to tell other Pinterest Button users about yourself and your interests.
Aggregated statistics: We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information such as but not limited to the number of users who engaged in a particular topic, correlations between sharing and item
preferences, and how many users chose to share a piece of content.
We also do not recommend or endorse and are not responsible for these sites or their content, products, services or privacy policies or practices. These other third party sites operate under their own privacy and security policy
and may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. If you choose to obtain certain services through a third party site, the data collected by the third party
In addition, Pinterest Button services may send limited additional information:
Browser Tools & Plugins
Application ID: Pinterest Button browser tool may include one or more unique application ID's. These numbers and information about your installation of Pinterest Button (e.g., version number, language) may be used when you first install
and use it, when Pinterest Button periodically contacts our servers (for example, to check for updates), and may be required for certain plugin features to function properly. Some features may also send data to Pinterest Button
at the time of use. For example, sharing works by sending to Pinterest Button the URL, page title, and other relevant data in order to complete the task.
Statistics Monitor (optional feature) & Third-parties: To be able to provide you with diverse and extensive URL and website related information the browser tool may exchange data with certain third-party service providers like Delicious
("Delicious"), a Yahoo! Inc. company, Google Inc. ("Google"), Compete Inc. ("Compete"), Bitly Inc. (Bitly), Digg Inc. ("Digg"), and other Web statistics providers. This behavior is intrinsic to the functioning of this feature.
For example, only by knowing which web page you are viewing can the browser tool show you information about that web page or website. Delicious and others through the Browser Tool Options window. You can disable (or re-enable)
from whom you request services. A third-party service provider may process aggregated non-personally identifiable data on an anonymous and aggregate basis in order to operate and improve its service, for research purposes,
or to prepare reports about aggregate usage. "Aggregated non-personal information" is information that no longer reflects or references an individually identifiable user.
URLs and embedded information: For example, when you have the "Website Statistics Monitor" feature enabled, the browser tools may send the uniform resource locators ("URLs") of web pages that you request to Shareaholic,
and website or web page statistics provider like Digg. When you use these services, Pinterest Button or a third-party statistics providers may receive the URL sent by the websites you visit, including, any personal information
inserted into those URLs by the website operator. For example, when you submit information to a web page (such as a user login ID or registration information), the operator of that website may "embed" that information –
including personal information – into its URL (typically, after a question mark ("?") in the URL). When the URL is sent to Pinterest Button or a third party service provider, servers may automatically store the URL,
including any personal information that has been embedded after the question mark. Pinterest Button does not exercise any control over these websites or whether they embed personal information into URLs.
Protection of Pinterest Button and Others: We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process
or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues,
(d) allow service providers and/or vendors to fulfill Services for you on behalf of Shareaholic,, or (e) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Pinterest Button, its users or the public as required
or permitted by law.
Business Transfers: In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Pinterest Button,
or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred.
With Your Consent: Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your personal information may be shared with third parties or used for a purpose incompatible with the purpose(s) for which it was originally collected,
and you will be able to prevent the sharing of this information by opting out.
Pinterest Button can use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the service (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of
evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties
the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google
in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Although most changes are likely to be minor, this policy may change from time to time. We will post any policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice on our site.
Questions and Suggestions
If you have additional questions or suggestions, please contact us at any time.