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Updated 23 June 2014
While using this site, Users may provide PayByGroup with personally identifiable information. This refers to information about Users that can be used to contact or identify a User, and information on a User’s use of and activities on the Site (“Personal Information”). Personal Information that PayByGroup collects may include, but is not limited to, a User’s name, billing information, and email address. A User’s credit card information is never stored on our server. Personal Information may also include a User’s preferences and interests expressed in the course of using the site or other information gathered from a User’s Facebook or Twitter profiles.
How We Use Personal Information
Personal Information is used to provide and improve the Site, services, features and content; to administer a User’s membership and use of the Site; to enable Users to enjoy and easily navigate the Site; to better understand User needs and interests; to fulfill requests a User may make; to personalize the User experience; to provide or offer software updates and product announcements; and to provide Users with further information and offers from PayByGroup that PayByGroup believes Users may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by PayByGroup or third parties that are authorized by PayByGroup.
Personal Information is gathered to monitor and analyze use of PayByGroup and its services, for technical administration, to increase the Site’s functionality and user-friendliness, to better tailor it to User needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, characteristics and website use behavior of Users, and to verify that the proper information is submitted to fulfill and process User requests. If a User decides at any time that they no longer wish to receive PayByGroup emails or communications, they should click on the unsubscribe link provided in PayByGroup’s marketing emails or email support@PayByGroup.com with subject line “unsubscribe.”
Merchants, Service Providers, Business Partners and Others.
PayByGroup works with third-party Merchants (“Merchant”) to enable Users to split the cost of the products or services offered on the Merchant’s website. When a User joins into a group, PayByGroup provides that User’s information to the Merchant, including information regarding whether or not that User has opted to receive marketing messages from the Merchant. Merchants are obligated not to use a User’s Personal Information for any purpose other than providing the goods and services purchased by the User. The Merchant is only allowed to use the Personal Information for marketing messages if the User chose to opt in to the Merchant’s marketing messages.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate the PayByGroup Site and service, to provide service on PayByGroup’s behalf, to perform website-related services (including but not limited to maintenance services, database management, web analytics and improvement of PayByGroup’s features), or to assist PayByGroup in analyzing how the Site and service are used and can be improved. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement.
PayByGroup must cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. In the event of a claim and/or legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of PayByGroup.com or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity PayByGroup may consider to pose a risk of being illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable, PayByGroup reserves the right to disclose any Personal Information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as PayByGroup in its sole discretion finds necessary or appropriate.
In the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, PayByGroup may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, and our Users’ Personal Information may be transferred as part of that transaction.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
A request to delete a User’s account is different from a request to unsubscribe from emails and communications. Users may opt to unsubscribe from our email alerts, which will terminate the issuance of automatically generated emails that inform Users about new features of the Site or to market PayByGroup’s services. To delete a User account entirely from PayByGroup.com, the User must email support@PayByGroup.com with the subject line “delete account.”"
PayByGroup takes the security of Personal Information seriously. PayByGroup appreciates our Users’ use of the Site and will employ reasonable measures designed to protect Personal Information from unauthorized access and unsolicited contact from third-party groups. To that end, all sensitive Personal Information, including credit card data, is transmitted through secure networks supported by high-grade 256-bit encryption. Credit card numbers are not stored or held on our servers.
Our Policy Toward Children
PayByGroup.com is not directed to nor is it intended for children under 18. PayByGroup does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided PayByGroup with Personal Information without parental consent, he or she should contact PayByGroup at support@PayByGroup.com. If PayByGroup becomes aware that a child has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files. Users of PayByGroup.com accept responsibility of ensuring that children are not accessing or using their profile and the Site. If a User is under the age of 18, that User may only use the Site with the consent and under the supervision of their guardian parent.