Privacy Policy

Date of Last Revision : November 11, 2016

In this policy, we, Cosmunity Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, inform you about our personal data collection and use practices relating to your use of Cosmunity's mobile and website consumer-to-consumer marketplace / digital media sharing service. It does not cover other data collection or processing by Cosmunity or data that other companies collect or sites or services that are linked from our service.

Changes

Carefully review this policy. We will amend it from time to time as our technology, services, features and business models change, so you should review our current privacy policy every time you use our service.

Children

Children under 13 are not allowed to use the Cosmunity service. Children who are 13 years or older must obtain their parents’ consent.

Account data

When you sign up for our service, you actively provide us with registration information that you can access and update within the Cosmunity app or website at any time, including your name, address, and email address. We may also update your registration information, for example, if you give a new email or shipping address to our technical support staff. We use your email address to communicate with you about transactions, new services and other topics we believe are of interest to you. We use your mailing address for delivery of items you purchase through our service. We collect your credit card or other payment card information for payment processing purposes and your bank account information to post deposits when you sell items through our service. We collect social network info for login and authentication purposes. When we are required by applicable law, we collect additional information from you such as your social security number or tax identification number or date of birth, and we may request you to provide us with such information. You consent to promptly comply with such request from us if you wish to continue using the service. We use this additional information, in combination with other information we may collect from you such as information about your government-issued identification, for identity verification and fraud prevention purposes, or any other purposes necessary to comply with applicable law.

Usage data

When you use the Cosmunity service, we process and deliver to you and other users of our service information about your Cosmunity transactions, such as information about items that you post for sale through our service and messages exchanged with other Cosmunity users. In this context, we receive information about your device, software, who you communicate with, message content, locations and our access logs, which includes IP address, device ID, your actions within our service and language settings. Our browser-based app version and website also places cookies as necessary to provide functionality to you. We associate usage data with your device and your personal account. We process usage information to deliver, improve and optimize our Cosmunity service, to protect you, us and other users from actual or potential fraud and misuse, and to determine what information, features, promotional information and other services you need or may be interested in.

Cookie Statement

The cookies we use on our browser-based app and website do not hold any personal information about you. Where personally identifiable information is required to be gathered, the need for this information will be clearly communicated before you choose to provide the information. Many Internet browsers allow you to adjust your cookie preferences or delete existing cookies. If you set your browser to reject cookies, you should be aware that certain browser-based app or website features, promotions or services may not be available to you or may not function correctly. Certain Internet browsers may enable you to set "do not track" preferences, to limit the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services. Cosmunity’s systems do not respond to Internet browser "do not track" signals or similar mechanisms.

Data retention and access

We retain account and usage data as long as required by applicable law. Beyond required retention periods, we may keep data as long as permitted by law. If you close your Cosmunity account we will deactivate the account within 10 business days. Please keep in mind that others can retain messages and content that you have sent them or posted publicly before you closed your account and we keep deactivated account information for a certain time period in our archives.

Disclosures, sharing

We do not disclose your individual account or usage data to third parties, except:

  • with your consent or at your direction.
  • as necessary to collect payment.
  • to service or process a product or service requested by you or otherwise provide our service to you.
  • as necessary to resolve a problem between Cosmunity users or with third parties.
  • with affiliated and unaffiliated service providers in the United States and abroad that help us deliver, analyze, improve and manage our service, subject to confidentiality agreements.
  • as required by law or to assert or protect legal rights.
  • as necessary to protect you, other users, us or third parties from actual or potential harm, including fraud, data security or confidentiality breaches, other liability, or where someone's physical safety seems at risk.
  • to maintain or service your account.
  • in connection with a proposed or actual sale or reorganization of our company, divisions or assets, subject to the acquirer accepting the commitments made in this policy and in compliance with applicable law.
  • as otherwise permitted by law.
Note that when you publicly post content, such as sales listings, that content is visible and available to third parties.

Security

We take required steps to protect your account information and account messages and to protect against data loss, misuse and unauthorized access. But, no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, messages sent through the Cosmunity service are not encrypted. It is your responsibility to control access to your device, including keeping your login information confidential and not sharing it with anyone. It is also your responsibility to notify Cosmunity if you believe the security of the information in the Cosmunity app or your Cosmunity account has been compromised.

Emails

We might occasionally send you marketing emails. Additionally, we might also send you non marketing emails regarding your account and transactions. Registration and Authentication By registering or authenticating, Users allow this Application to identify them and give them access to dedicated services. Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services. In this case, this Application will be able to access some Data, stored by these third party services, for registration or identification purposes.

Facebook Authentication (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Authentication is a registration and authentication service provided by Facebook, Inc. and is connected to the Facebook social network. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://www.facebook.com/help/405977429438260)

Facebook permissions asked by this Application This Application may ask for some Facebook permissions allowing it to perform actions with the User's Facebook account and to retrieve information, including Personal Data, from it. For more information about the following permissions, refer to the Facebook permissions documentation and to the Facebook privacy policy. The permissions asked are the following:

Basic information

By default, this includes certain User’s Data such as id, name, picture, gender, and their locale. Certain connections of the User, such as the Friends, are also available. If the User has made more of their Data public, more information will be available. Access Friend Lists

Provides access to any friend lists the User created.

Email

Provides access to the User's primary email address.

Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/) – Opt Out (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en)

Facebook Analytics for Apps (Facebook, Inc.)

Facebook Analytics for Apps is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. Personal Data collected: Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/)

Handling Payments

Payment processing services enable this Application to process payments by credit card, bank transfer or other means. To ensure greater security, this Application shares only the information necessary to execute the transaction with the financial intermediaries handling the transaction. Some of these services may also enable the sending of timed messages to the User, such as emails containing invoices or notifications concerning the payment.

Paypal (Paypal, Inc)

PayPal is a payment service provided by PayPal Inc., which allows Users to make online payments. Personal Data collected: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service. Their privacy policy can be found here (https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full)

Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application. The interaction and information obtained through this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network. This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://twitter.com/privacy)

Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets (Pinterest)

The Pinterest “Pin it” button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Pinterest platform provided by Pinterest Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy)

Tumblr sharing button and social widgets (Tumblr Inc.)

The Tumblr sharing button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Tumblr social network provided by Tumblr Inc. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy)

Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them. This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

JWPlayer widget (LongTail Ad Solutions, Inc. )

JWPlayer is a video content visualization service provided by LongTail Ad Solutions, Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages. Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data. Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy (https://www.jwplayer.com/privacy/)

Questions, Requests, Rights

If you have any questions or requests, please contact us from within the mobile app or website. You may access information that we have about you and correct such information and request the deletion of your personal data in accordance with applicable law.