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BLINK BOOKING PRIVACY POLICY

  • This Privacy Policy will take effect from 16 October 2013.

  • INTRODUCTION

    INNOVATE MOBILE APPS EUROPE, S.L. (“the Company”, “BLINK”, “us”, “we” or “our”) considers it a basic objective to guarantee the privacy of its users’ personal data collected in any system that enables data transfer (hereafter “Personal Data”). In order to ensure this objective and to protect your intimacy and privacy, we have drafted this privacy policy (hereafter “the Policy”), which applies to the website <a href="www.blinkbooking.com">www.blinkbooking.com</a> and its mobile application (“APP”) as made available for various operating systems (collectively, the “Site”). We guarantee compliance with the legal requirements stipulated by the United States law and regulations applicable to this Site.

  • 1. OWNERSHIP

    INNOVATE MOBILE APPS EUROPE, S.L., is wholly owned by Groupon, Inc. (the “Parent Company”), which is incorporated in Delaware and operated from its headquarters at 600 West Chicago Avenue, Suite 420, Chicago, Illinois in the United States.

  • 2. COLLECTION HANDLING AND PURPOSE

    Personal Data. BLINK may request Personal Data from you through the Site. We may request that you provide us with some Personal Data as necessary or helpful for us to offer you services through the Site. The Personal Data may be located within the European Union and/or the United States and will meet the requirements under the <a href="http://www.groupon.com/safe-harbor">U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Principles</a>. BLINK will automate the handling of the Personal Data. The objective of collecting and handling the Personal Data on an automated basis is (i) to manage the Site services to which this Policy refers, e.g., to manage the collection of the services you purchase, to generate any invoices you request from the Site, and to render the contracted service, as well as (ii) to market products and services that may interest you based on your Personal Data. We may market our products and services to you by any means, including commercial e-mails.

  • 3. USE OF COOKIES, LINKS, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

    BLINK may use <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#Cookie">Cookies</a> when you browse the Site. A “Cookie” is a text file stored by a website on your computer’s hard drive, containing information relating to the your use of the website. We use Cookies that contain serial numbers that allow us to connect your Site activity with other information we store about you in your profile or as related to your interactions with the Site. We use <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#Session">session cookies</a> on a temporary basis, such as to manage your view of pages on the Site. We may use <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#Persistent">persistent cookies</a> for a number of purposes, such as retrieving certain information you have previously provided, and storing your preferences. Information from Cookies also tells us about the website you were visiting before you came to the Site and the website you visit after you leave the Site. Please visit our <a href="http://www.blinkbooking.com/en/cookiesPolicy">BLINK Cookies Policy</a> for more information. When you access these pages or open email messages, we use <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#Pixel">Pixel Tags</a> and Web Beacons to generate a notice of that action to us, or to our Vendors. These tools allow us to measure response to our communications and improve the Site’s pages and promotions. <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#Device">Device Data</a> may be collected when your device interacts with the Site, even if you are not logged into the Site using your device. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of your mobile device, please refer to instructions from your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings. The Site also includes hyperlinks (“links”) that allow you to move to other web pages or websites. BLINK is not responsible for the data protection policies of third party web pages or websites, and encourages you to review any such policies before providing third parties with your information.

  • 4. TRANSFER AND/OR COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION

    BLINK may, where appropriate, transfer the Personal Data to its Parent Company Groupon or its Affiliates for handling in accordance with the purposes specified above. In those situations where BLINK transfers data internationally to its Vendors, BLINK will ensure the data will be protected in accordance with or to a level comparable to the <a href="http://www.groupon.com/safe-harbor">U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Principles</a>. Where BLINK transfers Personal Data to its Parent Company, the Personal Data will be protected under the <a href="http://www.groupon.com/safe-harbor">Parent Company’s U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Certification</a> and will be handled in accordance with the <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy">Parent Company’s Privacy Statement</a>.

  • The treatment of the Personal Data will be transferred to Vendors pursuant to contracts that require the Vendors to abide by this Policy with respect to handling Personal Data. We do not share Personal Data with <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#ThirdParty">Third-Party</a> Ad-Servers; however, Third-Party Ad-Servers may automatically collect Non-Identifying <a href="http://www.groupon.com/privacy#Information">Information</a> and Device Data about your visit to the Site and other websites, your device address, your Internet Service Provider and the browser you use to visit the Site. They do this by using Cookies, clear gifs and other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visits to the Site and the other websites tracked by these third parties. Third Party Ad Servers may collect and use Personal Information from other sources as part of its ad serving. This Policy does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by Third-Party Ad-Servers, and BLINK is not responsible for Cookies, clear gifs, or other technologies in third-party ads. We encourage you to review the privacy policies or statements of these Third-Party Ad Servers to learn more about their use of Cookies and other technologies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Third-Party Ad Servers, please visit <a href="http://www.networkadvertising.org">http://www.networkadvertising.org</a>.

  • We do not collect personally identifiable information about a consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services. Therefore, “do not track” signals transmitted from web browsers do not apply to the Services or the Site, and we do not alter any of our data collection and use practices upon receipt of such a signal. Where a user or web browser transmits a “do not track” signal, third parties that place cookies and collect information on the Sites will be able to see that such a signal has been transmitted.

  • 5. NEWSLETTER SERVICE AND PROMOTION OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

    If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter and promotion service, you must provide the Personal Data requested to enable us to send you these services. If you do not wish to provide your Personal Data for these purposes, please do not subscribe to them. In any case, the publicity that you may receive through this system will be easily identifiable as such. When you register on the Site, you expressly authorize us to use your e-mail address for any of the purposes stated above and to send you electronic commercial correspondence. You may at any time revoke your consent to send commercial communications by sending an e-mail to the address indicated below, together with your name and surname(s), stating your desire to not receive commercial correspondence by any means and indicating (“UNSUBSCRIBE MAILING LIST”) in the subject line of the e-mail. You may also revoke your consent granted to send commercial correspondence in each of the e-mails that you receive by clicking on the link “unsubscribe from commercial e-mails” and by following the instructions on the screen.

  • 6. SECURITY MEASURES

    BLINK has implemented an information security program that contains administrative, technical and physical controls that are designed to reasonably safeguard Personal Data. For example, whenever we ask you to provide us with important information (e.g., your credit card number), this information is subjected to encryption processes and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, under market standards. In addition, we have included measures that intend to guarantee the integrity of the data and the correct use thereof. In order help improve the security of your Personal Data, you are required to establish a user name and password to access services on the Site, as explained in the <a href="http://www.blinkbooking.com/en/main/tac">BLINK General Terms and Conditions of Use of the Site</a>. However, please be aware that no online security measures are entirely invulnerable. You share your Personal Data with us at your own risk.

  • 7. ACCESS RIGHTS, CORRECTION, OBSTRUCTION AND CANCELATION

    You may contact BLINK in order to access, correct, or delete your Personal Data by sending an e-mail to its Parent Company at privacy@groupon.com. We require proof of identity before allowing you to exercise these rights, and BLINK reserves the right to adopt the relevant measures in order to verify your identity. Once your identity has been established, BLINK will contact you within one month with further instructions on how you may access, correct, or delete your Personal Data.

  • 8. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

    BLINK reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy to adapt it to any changes in law or jurisprudence, as well as any changes that might arise from corporate strategic reasons. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will provide notice before the changes become effective.

  • 9. CONTACT US

    If you have any questions about this Policy, please send a letter to Plaza de Callao, 5, 8º Madrid (28013) and/or an e-mail to contact@blinkbooking.com.

  • 10. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

    This Site is aimed exclusively for users over eighteen (18) years old. Registration on, use of or access to the Site by individuals under 18 is not permitted. By using the Site, you state and guarantee that you are over 18 and that you accept or are obliged to comply with the <a href="http://www.blinkbooking.com/en/main/tac">Terms and Conditions of Use</a>. We will promptly delete information associated with any account if we obtain actual knowledge that the account is associated with a registered user who is not at least eighteen years old.

  • 11. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

    Affiliate means a company owned and/or controlled by the Parent Company, Groupon, Inc. Cookie means a small amount of information that a web server sends to your browser that stores information about your account, your preferences, and your use of the Site and other websites. Some cookies are temporary, whereas others may be configured to last longer. “Session cookies” are temporary cookies used for various reasons, such as to manage page views. Your browser usually erases session cookies once you exit your browser. “Persistent cookies” are more permanent cookies that are stored on your computers or mobile devices even beyond when you exit your browser. For more information, please see our <a href="http://www.blinkbooking.com/en/cookiesPolicy">Cookies Policy</a>. Device Data means information concerning a device you use to access, use, or interact with the Site, such as operating system type or mobile device model, browser type, domain, and other system settings, the language your system uses and the country and time zone of your device, geographic location, unique device identifier or other device identifier, mobile phone carrier identification, and device software platform and firmware information. Non-Identifying Information means information that alone cannot identify you, including data from Cookies and Pixel Tags and Web Beacons. Non-Identifying Information may be derived from Personal Data. Personal Data means information about you that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. Pixel Tags and Web Beacons means tiny graphic images placed on website pages or in our emails that allow us to determine whether you have performed specific actions, such as clicked on any links contained in that email. Third-Party Ad-Servers means Vendors and other third parties that provide the technology to place ads on websites and track ad performance. Vendors means, collectively, third parties that perform business operations on behalf of BLINK, such as transaction processing, billing, mailing, communications services (e-mail, direct mail, etc.), marketing, data processing and analytics, servicing, collections, or ad management.