BLINQ's Privacy Policy

BLINQ.com is operated by Optoro, Inc (“Optoro, ” “we,” “us,” “BLINQ” or “BLINQ.com”). We are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you whilst you visit our site to help you make informed decisions when using BLINQ's Site and Services (as defined in BLINQ's Terms of Service at https://www.blinq.com/terms-of-service), which are located at www.blinq.com and its directly associated domains (collectively, BLINQ.com). We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly. Your use of BLINQ.com constitutes your acknowledgement of, and agreement with, the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, you should first contact our privacy staff at care@blinq.com.

The Information We Collect

When you visit BLINQ.com you provide us with two types of information: (i) personal information that you knowingly choose to disclose to us and (ii) information that is collected by us as you use BLINQ.com. In addition, when you become a registered user by creating an account on BLINQ.com you provide us with certain personal information (such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, etc.).

When you use BLINQ.com, we collect information relating to your browser type and Internet Protocol (IP) address. In addition, we store certain information from your browser using cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. We use session ID cookies to confirm that Users (as defined in BLINQ.com's Terms of Service at https://www.blinq.com/terms-of-service), are logged in, which terminate once the user closes the browser. By default, we also use a persistent cookie that stores your login ID (but not your password) to make it easier for you to log in when you use BLINQ.com. You can remove or block this cookie using the settings in your browser if you want to disable this convenience feature. We may also collect pages viewed, resources accessed, general traffic data, location data, and other communication data.

Any improper collection or misuse of information provided on BLINQ.com is a violation of BLINQ.com's Terms of Service at https://www.blinq.com/terms-of-service and should be reported to care@blinq.com.

By using BLINQ.com, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States.

Children Under the Age of 13

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to become registered users or create accounts. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to become a registered user or send any information about yourself to us (including your name, address, telephone number, or email address). In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a person under the age of 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a person under the age of 13, please contact us at care@blinq.com.

Use of Information Obtained by Us

We use information collected from you to provide our services to you. In addition, we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new Services offered by us that we think you may find valuable.
  • We may send you Service-related notifications from time to time through the general operation of BLINQ.com.
  • We may share information in your profile with third parties. We do this for purposes such as aggregating general traffic trends, personalizing advertisements and promotions. We believe that this benefits you while also protecting your privacy. 

Sharing Your Information with Third Parties

We do not provide contact information to third party marketers without your permission. We share your information with third parties only in limited circumstances (i) where we believes such sharing is reasonably necessary to offer BLINQ.com (including as described in this Privacy Policy), (ii) where we believe such sharing is legally required, or (iii) where you have permitted such sharing. For example:

We may provide information to service providers to help us bring you BLINQ.com. Specifically, we may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host BLINQ.com at a co-location facility for servers, to send out email updates about our services, to remove redundant information from our user lists, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links (including sponsored links). Our service providers may have access to your personal information for use for a limited time in connection with these offerings and business activities. Where we utilize third parties for processing personal information, we implement reasonable contractual and technical protections limiting the use of that information to our specified purposes.

We may disclose user information (i) pursuant to lawful requests (such as subpoenas or court orders), (ii) in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, (iii) to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through BLINQ.com or using our names and/or trademarks, (iv) to prevent imminent bodily harm, or (v) when we believe it is necessary to protect our interests or property. This disclosure may include sharing user information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.

If the ownership of all or substantially all of our business, or one or more of our individual business units changes, user information may be transferred or otherwise made available to the new owner so the Service can continue operations. In such event, user information would remain subject to this Privacy Policy.

Links

BLINQ.com may contain links to other websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. We encourage our users to review the privacy practices of each and every website that they use. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us.

Third Party Advertising

Third party advertisers may deliver (or serve) advertisements on BLINQ.com directly to users. To facilitate this process, third party advertisers (i) may receive your IP address, (ii) may download cookies to your computer, (iii) may use other technologies, such as JavaScript and web beacons (also known as 1x1 gifs), to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize advertising content. Among other things, this allows third party advertisers to recognize your computer each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their advertising content. Third party advertisers may compile information about where individuals using your computer or browser saw their advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked. Third party advertisers do not have access to contact information you store on BLINQ.com unless you choose to share it with them.

This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies and does not cover the use of cookies or other tracking technologies by any of our advertisers. We do not have access to or control of such cookies or tracking technologies. 

Security

We take precautions to protect our users' information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as your credit card number or your password), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).

Because email and instant messaging services are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services.

If you have any questions about the security of BLINQ.com, please contact us at care@blinq.com.

Terms of Service

Your use of BLINQ.com and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Service for use of BLINQ.com at https://www.blinq.com/terms-of-service and all of its provisions including indemnification, disclaimer of warranties, limitations of liability, and choice of law and forum.

Revisions

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy and its Terms of Service at any time. Immaterial amendments will take effect immediately, and material amendments will take effect after 30 days of their posting on BLINQ.com. If we amend this Privacy Policy, we will post the amended Privacy Policy and indicate its effective date at the top of the page of the amended Privacy Policy.

We encourage you to visit this URL on an ongoing basis so that you understand the Privacy Policy currently in effect. Unless stated otherwise, our Privacy Policy for BLINQ.com, as then in effect, applies to all information that hawse have about you and your account.

Disclaimers

BLINQ.COM AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND OPTORO EXCLUDES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON, OR IN THE MATERIALS OF, BLINQ.COM ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT OPTORO, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

Except as specifically stated in this Policy, or elsewhere on BLINQ.com (including the BLINQ.com Terms of Service), or as otherwise required by applicable law, neither Optoro, Inc. nor its directors, employees, content providers, affiliates or other representatives will be liable for damages of any kind (including, without limitation, lost profits, direct, indirect, compensatory, consequential, exemplary, special, incidental or punitive damages) arising out of your use of, your inability to use, or the performance of BLINQ.com or its contents whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at care@blinq.com.

Last updated on 2014-02-05