Thank you for using Spookadar! We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it.

We collect information in a few different ways:

1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it

When you register on the site or use our products, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, comments, email address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. If you’re using Spookadar on your mobile device, you might also choose to provide us with location data. And if you choose to purchase something on Spookadar, you provide us with payment information, contact information (ex., address and phone number), and what you purchased. If you buy something for someone else on Spookadar, you’d also provide us with their details and contact information.

You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook or Twitter account to Spookadar, which allows us to obtain information from those accounts.

2. We also get technical information when you use our products

Whenever you use any website, mobile application, or other internet service, there’s certain information that always gets created and recorded automatically. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

  • Log data. When you use Spookadar, our servers automatically record information (“log data”), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, and cookie data.
  • Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our products, we may use “cookies” (a small text file sent by your computer each time you visit our website) or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other Spookadar settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit Spookadar. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your Spookadar account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us) and others are not.
  • Device information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using Spookadar on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings.

3. Our partners and advertisers may share information with us

Sometimes our partners may let us collect information when you use their services, or may share with us the information they collect. Online advertisers typically share information with the websites or apps where they run ads to measure and/or improve those ads. We also receive this information, which may include information like whether clicks on ads led to purchases or a list of criteria to use in targeting ads.

How do we use the information we collect?

We use the information we collect to provide our products and services to you and make them better, develop new products, and to protect Spookadar and our users. If you make a purchase on Spookadar, we might save your payment information and contact information so that you can use them the next time you want to buy something on Spookadar.

We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content, including: Suggesting postings, boards, or contributors you might like. Showing you specific ads you might be interested in.  We might also use the information we collect to send you updates, newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your settings or emailing us a request. 

What choices do you have about your information?

Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your information. If you have a Spookadar account, a few of the choices you have on Spookadar are built directly into your account settings. You may also have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access Spookadar.

How and when do we share information?

Spookadar is a tool people use to find different locations and articles about spooky, scary, and interesting things.  When you create content and postings, anyone can view them. When you buy something on Spookadar using your credit card, we share your credit card information, contact information, and other information about the transaction with the merchant you’re buying from. The merchants treat this information just as if you had made a purchase from their website directly, which means their privacy policies and marketing policies apply to the information we share with them. Also online advertisers typically use third party companies to audit the delivery and performance of their ads on websites and apps. We also allow these companies to collect this information on Spookadar.

Our policy on children’s information

Spookadar is not intended for children under 14. If your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.

How do we make changes to this policy?

We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use Spookadar after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.

Effective: January, 2017