This agreement was written in English. To the extent any translated version of this agreement conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
Date of Last Revision: June 27, 2016
The mission of Puut is provide users with a mobile wallet, and services providers, governments and card issuers a means to service it.
We adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
- We do not rent, sell, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent, except as described in this policy or as required by law.
- We do not share any information you have not chosen to display on your Puut profile to other parties, unless compelled by law, or as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Puut, its Users, and the public.
- All information that you provide will be protected with industry standard protocols and technology.
1. Information Collected
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
In order to become a User, you must provide us the following information to create an account: name, email address, country, and password. Without this minimal amount of information, you cannot create a Puut account. Like other passwords, you should choose one that is known only by you. Puut requests other information from you during the registration process, (e.g., gender, location, etc.) that Puut uses to provide better, more customised services such as language-specific profile pages and updates.
B. Profile Information
Once you become a User, you may provide additional information to your Puut Profile. Providing additional information about yourself beyond what is minimally required at registration is entirely up to you,
C. Contacts Information
In order to connect with others on Puut, you may use the Services to send invitations either to their Puut profiles or email addresses of people you know if they have not registered with Puut. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders. Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another User, that User will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation.
D. Customer Service
We collect information when you interact with Puut’s customer service website in order to accurately categorize and respond to customer inquiries and investigate breaches of our terms.
E. Using the Puut Site and Applications
We receive information when you interact with and use the Puut website, Puut Applications (e.g. Puut for iPhone, Android, etc.), and Puut platform technology (such as “Puut API”).
G. Log files,
Due to the communications standards on the internet, when you visit the Puut website we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Puut. Puut also receives the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, your mobile device (including your UDID) and mobile operating system (if you are accessing Puut using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. Puut may also receive location data passed to it from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have enabled.
H. Rights to Access
You have a right to access, modify, correct and eliminate the data you supplied to Puut. If you update any of your information, we may keep a copy of the information that you originally provided to us in our archives for uses documented in this policy. You may request deletion of your information at any time by contacting Puut customer service. We will respond to your request within 30 days. Please note, however that information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible even if you request its deletion.
I. Data Retention
Puut will retain your information for so long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce this Agreement.
2. Uses of personal information
B. Puut Communications
As described in the User Agreement, we will communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Puut website, messages to your Puut inbox, or through other means available through the service, including mobile text messages. We may send you a series of emails that help inform new Users about the features of the Services, and we will also send you service messages relating to the functioning of the Services. We may also send you messages with promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners, unless you have opted out of receiving promotional information.
You can change your e-mail and contact preferences at any time by logging into your account. If you wish, you can also opt-out of receiving promotional emails by sending a request to Puut customer service through our customer service site.
Please be aware that you cannot opt-out of receiving service messages from Puut. Also, if we send communications to you via the carrier service with which you have a mobile communications subscription or otherwise have access, you understand you will pay any service fees associated with your receipt of messages on your mobile device (including text messaging charges).
C. User Communications
Many communications you initiate through will list your primary email address and name in the header of the message. Your contact information will only be shared with another User if both of you have indicated that you would like to establish contact with each other.
D. Customised Content
We use information you provide to us (or to third parties with whom Puut offers remote services) to customise your experience on our website.
E. Sharing Information
We do not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in this policy. We will also not share other personal information without your explicit consent or to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) unless, disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion to: (1) comply with legal process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal subpoenas, court orders or other compulsory disclosures; (2) enforce this Agreement; (3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights of third parties, whether or not the third party is a User, individual, or government agency; (4) respond to customer service inquiries; or (5) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Puut, our Users or the public.
We may provide aggregated anonymous data about the usage of the Services to third parties for purposes that we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate, including to prospective advertisers on Puut.
F. Services providers
We collaborate with and allow third parties to use Puut’s platform to offer services and functionality in conjunction with and outside of Puut. These third parties are partners (“Puut Partners”) with whom we have negotiated an agreement to provide services (“Remote Services”). These partners have accepted our API terms and conditions and includes services providers governments and card issuers.
Despite our agreements and technical steps taken to restrict access to and avoid possible misuse of information, we may not screen or audit all Remote Services. We also cannot guarantee that any Puut Partner will abide by our agreement. You agree that your use of Remote Services is on an “as is” basis and without any warranty.
If you use any Remote Service, the Puut Partner may access and share certain information about you, such as non-public profile. This includes information about your wallet number.
G. Polls and Surveys
Polls and Surveys may be conducted by Puut, Puut Users or third parties. As a User, you may be invited to participate in polls and surveys from the Puut website. Your selection may be random, or it may be based on your non-personally identifiable information, such as job title, geography, company size and/or industry. Whether or not you decide to participate in a poll or survey is completely up to you.
After you complete a poll, you will be given access to the aggregate responses of the poll on a results page. Some third parties may target advertisements to you on the results page based on your answers in the poll
We may use third parties to deliver incentives to you to participate in surveys or polls. If the delivery of incentives requires your contact information, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information to the third party fulfilling the incentive offer, which will only be used for the purpose of delivering incentives and/or verifying your contact information. It is up to you whether you provide this information, or whether you desire to take advantage of an incentive.
We will not disclose any personally identifiable information to any third parties in connection with the conduct of any polls or surveys. Your consent to use any personally identifiable information for the purposes set forth in the poll or survey will be explicitly requested by the party conducting it.
We offer search services solely for finding a user you are likely to know and to send a friendship request.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a Puut User when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if Puut has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (a) investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (b) to enforce the User Agreement, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Puut, our Users, employees, or others.
J. Disclosures to Others as the Result of a Change in Control or Puut A/S
We may also disclose your personal information and other information you provide to another third party as part of a sale of the assets of Puut A/S, a subsidiary or division, or as the result of a change in control of the company. Any third party to which Puut transfers or sells Puut’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
3. Your Information Choices
A. Accessing Your Account
You can review the personal information you provided to us and make any desired changes to the information you publish, or to the settings for your Puut account including your email and contact preferences, at any time by logging in to your accounton the Puut website. Please be aware that even after your request for a change is processed, Puut may, for a time, retain residual information about you in its backup and/or archival copies of its database.
B. Closing Your Account
You can close your account through the Puut customer service site. If you close your Puut account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain certain data contributed by you if Puut believes it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. Puut may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Users. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that other Users have copied, may also remain visible. Puut disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. Puut does not control when search engines update their cache, which may contain certain public profile information that has since been removed from Puut’s publicly viewable database.
C. Memorializing Accounts
If we learn that a User is deceased, we may memorialize the User’s account. In these cases we may restrict profile access, remove messaging functionality, and close an account if we receive a formal request from the User’s next of kin or other proper legal request to do so.
4. Your Obligations
As a User, you have certain obligations to other Users. Some of these obligations are imposed by applicable law and regulations, and others have become commonplace in user-friendly communities of like-minded members such as Puut:
- You must not download or otherwise disseminate any information that may be deemed to be injurious, violent, offensive, racist or xenophobic, or which may otherwise violate the purpose and spirit of Puut and its community of Users.
- You must not provide to Puut and/or other Users information that you believe might be injurious or detrimental to your person or to your professional or social status.
- You must keep your username and password confidential and not share it with others.
Any violation of these guidelines may lead to the restriction, suspension or termination of your account at the sole discretion of Puut.
In order to help secure your personal information, access to your data on Puut is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as credit card information) is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and the Puut website. To protect any data you store on our servers, Puut also regularly audits its system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Puut. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Users of Puut are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.
6. How to contact us