Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) governs your use of the govern your rights and obligations regarding the use of Triptop’s Website (triptop.co and triptopapp.com) and Application (both collectively referred to as the “Application”) on the Internet or in mobile media.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User provided information

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your user name (can be any fictious or real name), email address, password, city and counry you live in and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you download or use applications from us; (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; and (d) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information and calendar information.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically collected information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application. 

Whenever you use the Application, Triptop will collect:

  • your location, for example in the form of GPS signals and other information sent by your mobile device on which the Application is installed and activated. Triptop uses this location information to create a location history while using the Application; and
  • information about your use of the Application; and
  • information that you choose to share with Triptop, including a username you have chosen, reports associated with your username, “favorites”, tips, messages, search queries.
  • information shared from your social network accounts.

Your Account and information associated with your Account will be visible only to Triptop with the exception when using the Application in “visible to others” settings mode, your approximate location and other information you may choose to contribute in the forms of tips or public messages will be visible to other users associated with that username.

Does the Application collect precise real-time location information of the device?

Yes. When you visit the mobile application, we may use GPS technology (or other similar technology) to determine your current location in order to determine the city you are located within, display a location map, travelers around, points of interest and informational tips. We will obtain that information through Google maps service. In order to do that, we will share your current location with Google anonymously (i.e., Google will not know whose location we are sending to them).

If you do not want us to use your location for the purposes set forth above, you should turn off the location services for the mobile application located in your mobile phone settings.  

Personal information that is shared by you

The Application is based on a community of users publicly sharing information with Triptop and with other members of that community.  

Users choose to share personal information such as username, picture, their location information, tips and public messages. This information may be shared either directly to the Application  and to all users, such as in the case of tips and public messages, or just to your friends on Triptop via the messages feature. This information may also be shared though third party services (such as social networks) which interact with the Application upon such users’ choice.

The content that you share to all users is not private and not confidential and you should not have any expectation of privacy with respect to it. Information you upload will be posted along with other personal information. Tips or public messages you post will include your name and a link to your profile and can show your location to others. Therefore, you must exercise caution and common sense when submitting information.

You can decide whether or not to upload content to the Application. However, any content that you submit for posting, may be viewed by all users of the Application and by Triptop.

In any event (but except as detailed below with respect to information shared from your social network accounts according to your privacy settings for such social network accounts), your email address will not be visible to others through any user posts that you share.

Participating in any user’s activities as a result, directly or indirectly, from using Triptop, is entirely at your own risk. Triptop is not a party to any agreement entered into between the users in any circumstances. The user has the sole and ultimate responsibility regarding compliance with all laws, regulation or any other duty. We do not accept any liability for any loss, damage, cost or expense that you may suffer or incur as a result of or in connection with your participation in any activity or event initiated, held or conducted by a user or a third party nor in connection to any agreement between the users or third parties, including any activity or event related in any way, directly or indirectly, the Application or the use thereof.

Integration with social networks

You may choose to share information between your Account and your social network account (such as Facebook). Through this option, you may choose to have personal information and other content about you available from social networks, transmitted and shared through the Application. Similarly, you may choose to have personal information and other content about you available from Triptop, including your location, transmitted to and shared through your social network account.

By setting your Account to integrate with social networks including by signing onto Triptop by using your social network account (such as your Facebook account), you agree to share information (including personal information) between Triptop and such social networks, for the purposes provided under this Privacy Policy.

The social network’s use of information made available by Triptop is governed by that social network’s privacy policy and controlled by the social network, not by this Privacy Policy or Triptop.

When you connect to the social network account through the Application for the first time or otherwise make the Application interact with your social network account, you will be asked to permit the social network to share your personal information stored on such social network with the Application. We collect your information from your social network account only in accordance with your privacy settings you have set up under your social network accounts.

Accordingly, we only collect such information which you allowed the social network(s) to share with third parties (such as your name, email address, list of friends, profile picture, other information you make publicly available via the applicable social network). You understand that the Services may access, make available and store (if applicable and as permitted by the third party social network and authorized by you) such information so that it is available on and through your Account.  For example, Triptop may allow you to share your location with your Facebook friends, via the Application.

Please note that certain information which you have defined as private on your third party social network accounts may become public to other Triptop Users through the Application if you have defined such information to be public on the Application. For example, if you designate your social network username as “private” in your social network account (to the extent possible under said settings), but have elected to set your Triptop account settings as public, then the username will become public on the Triptop Application.

Other data that we collect

Triptop collects information about the use of the Services. For example, Triptop may record the frequency and scope of your use of the Services, the duration of your sessions, information about the device on which you have installed the Application, the web pages that you visit via the Application, information that you read, content that you use or create, advertisements that you view or click on, your communications with other users and third parties, the Internet protocol (IP) address and the name of the domain that serve you to access the Services, and the geographic location of the computer system that you are using to log-in.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Triptop does not sell, rent or lease your personal information to third parties.

We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We are using the Google Maps API(s) and incorporate by reference the Google Privacy Policy.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a  government request;
  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement;
  • if Triptop Inc is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the Application by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes which may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

You can also request to opt-out via email, at info@triptop.co.

Data retention policy, managing your information

We will retain User Provided Data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected Information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at info@triptop.co and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly. 

Children under the age of 13

The Services are not intended for use by persons under the age of 13. If you are under 13, you may not download or use the Application.

We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at info@triptop.co. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time. 

Security

We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application.

Please be aware that, although we aim to provide reasonable security for the information that we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches. 

Changes

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here and informing you via email. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes.

Your consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. “Processing” means using cookies on a computer/hand-held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States, your information will be transferred to, processed in, and stored in the United States under United States privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at info@triptop.co.

Effective as of May 14, 2016.