At PublicSq., we respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Notice (this “Notice”) and all applicable data privacy laws. You always remain in control of the information provided to PublicSq. This Notice describes the types of information that we may collect from you or that you may provide to us and our practices for collecting, using, protecting, and disclosing that information. This Notice applies only to information we collect on the website located at www.publicsq.com (the “Website”), in the PublicSq. mobile application (the “App”), and in email or other electronic communications sent through or in connection with the Website or the App (collectively, the “Services”).
Please read this Notice carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. This Notice, as well as ourTerms of Service, Community Guidelines, and other important policies, are binding legal documents.If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to download, register with, access, or otherwise use any of our Services. By downloading, registering with, accessing, or otherwise using the Services, you accept the practices set forth in this Notice.
2. APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
In this Notice, the terms “PublicSq.”, “we”, and “us” refer to PSQ Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Encinitas, California, and its respective subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Note that websites that are owned and operated by PSQ Holdings, Inc. or PublicSq. may contain links to digital properties that are owned and operated by other companies. This Notice does not apply to websites and services that are owned and operated by unaffiliated third parties.
3. CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 16
PublicSq. recognizes the importance of children’s safety and privacy on the Internet. For this reason, and in compliance with certain laws, our Services are not intended for children under 16 years of age, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of consent from the child’s parent or legal guardian, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at [email protected]
California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see “Your State Privacy Rights” below for more information.
4. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT
As you use our Services, we collect information about you and the services you use. The information we collect falls into three main categories: information you voluntarily provide us, information we collect from you automatically, and information we collect from other sources. We may also collect information that is not specifically listed below, which we use consistent with this Notice or as otherwise described at the time of collection. We are not in the business of selling information about our users.
Information You Voluntarily Provide Us
The only personally identifiable information we collect about our users is that which is provided voluntarily. For example, you may provide information to us when you:
You are responsible for all actions resulting from any content you post on our Services or social media pages. Such contributions are posted at your own risk. Please remember that any information you post on third-party social media pages may become publicly available and is not subject to this Notice.
In these instances, we may collect the following types of information (collectively, “User Information”):
You also may provide content, including User Information, to be displayed or published (hereinafter, “posted”) on PublicSq.’s pages or accounts on third-party social media pages. You are responsible for all actions resulting from any content you post on our Services or third-party social media pages. Although you may set certain privacy settings for such User Information by logging into your account profile, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, because we cannot control the actions of other users of the Services with whom you may choose to share your contributions or User Information, we cannot and do not guarantee that such content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Information We Collect Automatically
As you navigate through and interact with our Services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and usage patterns, including:
We and others may use a variety of technologies to collect information about your device and use of our Services, including the following:
Taken together, these technologies help us learn which services and functionality you are using and how you are accessing information about us. We may use this information to personalize your use of our Services. Most web browsers can be programmed to accept or reject the use of some or all of these technologies, although you must take additional steps to disable or control other technologies. For more information about tracking technologies and how to disable them, see please see the section below titled “Your Choices”.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, we may collect information about you from third parties, including, but not limited to, public databases, joint marketing partners, and other third parties.
5. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use your information for business and commercial purposes, including to provide the products and services you request, to perform customer service functions, for security and fraud prevention, and to perform website and mobile application analytics.
We may use the information you provide, on its own and combined with other information we collect about you, for the following purposes:
We may combine personal information about you with other information we have acquired from third parties in accordance with applicable law. We will treat the combined information as personal information under this Notice for as long as it is combined.
When we process information as de-identified information, we will not re-identify such de-identified information, except as permitted under applicable law.
6. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may share your information as needed to fulfill the purposes described in this Notice and as permitted by applicable law. This includes sharing among PublicSq.-affiliated entities for internal business purposes, sharing with service providers to help perform business functions at our direction, sharing with your consent, sharing as part of corporate transactions, and sharing to protect lawful interests. We may disclose your information to companies and individuals we employ to perform business functions on our behalf.
We may disclose personal information that we collect or that you provide as described in this Notice:
We may also disclose your personal information:
We may aggregate, de-identify, and/or anonymize any information collected through the Services in such a way that we cannot reasonably link information to you or your device. For example, we may use the information to calculate the percentage of PublicSq. customers who have a particular zip code or who use an Android device or an iOS device. Because this type of information cannot be reasonably linked to you, we may use and disclose aggregated and or de-identified information for any purpose, without restriction.
To perform our Services, we may share your information within PublicSq. and with third parties as necessary to provide our Services, for purposes described in the “How We Use Your Information” section, or with your consent. However, we do not sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes.
We may share your information with the following types of third parties:
We may also share personal information as may be necessary to protect the safety, property, or other rights of PublicSq., its affiliates, and their respective employees, customers, users, service providers, or any other person or entity; to comply with law, a court order, or other legal process (which may include access by courts, law enforcement or governmental authorities in the U.S. or other jurisdictions) or in connection with a legal investigation; to enforce any applicable terms and conditions and other agreements; as otherwise may be required or permitted by applicable law; or in accordance with your consent.
7. CONTROLLING APP FUNCTIONALITY
8. YOUR CHOICES
You have control over your promotional communications preferences, Website and App functionality, cookie settings, interest-based advertising preferences, and more.
Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your account, if you include personal information in the content you post publicly. You can reduce the risk of being personally identified by using the Services pseudonymously, though doing so could detract from the credibility of your contributions to the Services.
If you delete your User Information or contributions from the Services, copies of such content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or may have been copied or stored by other users. Proper access and use of information provided on the Services, including user contributions, is governed by ourTerms of Service and Community Guidelines. If you wish to deactivate your account, please email us at [email protected], but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
California residents may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see “Your State Privacy Rights” below for more information
9. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
PublicSq. uses commercially reasonable methods consistent with industry practice to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. While we consider these policies and procedures to be adequate, there is still a risk that your personal information could be misappropriated
No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is completely secure. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. The safety and security of your information also depends on you. You are responsible for protecting your password(s) and maintaining the security of your account(s). We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures we provide.
10. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL OF YOUR INFORMATION
PublicSq. stores personal information as needed to accomplish the purposes identified in this Notice and to meet legal requirements, including record retention, dispute resolution, and enforcement of agreements. Our retention of your personal information is governed by applicable law. This storage period may extend beyond the term of your relationship with PublicSq. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you, whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject, and whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations).
The personal information that you provide us is stored and processed on servers in the United States. Regardless of the company or person who processes your information and where it is processed, we will take steps to transfer and protect your information through appropriate safeguards in accordance with applicable data protection laws and this Notice.
If you close your account, we will remove certain public posts from view and/or dissociate them from your account profile, but we may retain information about you for the purposes authorized under this Notice unless prohibited by law. For example, we may retain information to prevent, investigate, or identify possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services or to comply with legal obligations. We may also maintain residual copies of your personal information in our backup systems. Please note that businesses cannot remove their business pages, ratings, or reviews by closing their accounts.
When personal information is no longer needed, or, in any event, after legal authority to retain it has expired, personal information will be destroyed in accordance with local law and pursuant to procedures established in relation to the relevant PublicSq. system or process.
11.YOUR STATE PRIVACY RIGHTS
Colorado, Connecticut, Virginia, and Utah each provide their residents with rights to:
Colorado, Connecticut, and Virginia also provide their residents with rights to:
Please note that we do not currently use or share please know we do not currently sell data triggering these statutes’ opt-out requirements. Nonetheless, to exercise any of these rights, please send an email to [email protected]
Nevada provides its residents with a limited right to opt-out of certain personal information sales. Nevada residents who wish to exercise these sale opt-out rights may submit a request to [email protected] However, please know we do not currently sell data triggering that statute’s opt-out requirements.
12. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Notice on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the email address specified in your account, through a notice on the Website home page, and/or through an in-app notification in the App. The date the Notice was last revised is identified at the top of this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically accessing our Services and this Notice to check for any changes.
13. CONTACT US
For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to request access to the information that PublicSq. has gathered about you through the Services, please send an email to[email protected].
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