Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

To Our visitors, Users, and Customers of Paremates.com:

The information listed below is our Privacy Policy (hereafter: “Policy”). This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your personal information. This includes both Personally Identifiable Information, and Non-Personally Identifiable Information.  If you do not agree with our Terms of Service; Terms of Use; or our Privacy Policy; or are under the age of eighteen (18), we ask that you do not register for an account or use our website.  Thank you for your business and support!

Sincerely,

The Owners & Staff

Blank Box LLC & Paremates.com

Introduction

Blank Box LLC d/b/a/ Paremates.com provides a unique platform allowing individuals to upload and post as well as navigate room-mate listings. We also offer a number of services related to the listing including but not limited to background checks and third-party advertising. If you have any questions about our services, feel free to contact us at: Feedback@paremates.com For the purpose of this Agreement, “We”, “Our”, or “Company” means Blankbox LLC d/b/a paremates.com.”You” or “your” means the customer, user or visitor. We have incorporated language that is simple to understand throughout our agreements and policies for your ease of use.

Information We Collect from You

Contact Information. When you register for an account, we collect your Personally Identifiable Information (i.e. “P.I.I.”). P.I.I. is any data related to a specific individual such as: name, email address, username, and password (i.e. login information).  We save and use this information to identify our customers; track orders; provide you with news and special offers; and respond to customer service requests.

We also may collect Non-Personally Identifiable Information (i.e. “Non P.I.I.”). This may be your: ISP; viewing habits; type of mobile device; operating system; and website use data; to help us market our services more effectively. We may also collect analytical information provided through your device’s browser. We may use this information for marketing purposes to make our platform more user-friendly for our customers.

Information Transfers. Although your PII is processed at our Company’s Headquarters, you understand and agree that your PII or Non-PII may be transferred and maintained on other servers and/or computers which may be located outside your state of residence. You understand and agree that data protection laws may differ from your state of residence and corporate headquarters or locations where our computers or web servers are located.

“Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information” To the extent Paremates “sells” your personal information (as the term “sell” is defined under the CCPA), you have the right to opt-out of that “sale” on a going-forward basis at any time.

If you’re a California resident, you have a right to opt-out from the “sale” or “sharing” of your personal information with third parties who are not our service providers (as those terms are defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act and the California Privacy Rights Act, or “CCPA” for short in this Policy). To exercise this right, click the “Do Not sell or Share My Personal” link on the bottom of the homepage and complete the form. You can also submit a request to opt-out by emailing us at feedback@paremates.com with the subject line “California Resident – Do Not Sell or Share.”

We do not knowingly “sell” or “share” (as those terms are defined by the CCPA) the personal information of minors under 16 years old.

Cookies

Cookies. Cookies are small files stored in your computer’s browser that allows companies to track visitor activity, and customer browsing habits for marketing purposes. Our Company currently uses two types of cookies including but not limited to session & persistent cookies.  These cookies are only necessary to allow users to access secure areas of the website; create accounts; save searches; and otherwise access information on the platform. Session cookies help authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of a customer’s account.  Persistent cookies allow the browser to remember choices you make when accessing and using the website (such as remembering your login details).

Users can choose to modify their cookie settings or refuse cookies; however, this may affect the ability to use and navigate our Company’s website.

Third-party Cookies.  Paremates.compermits third-party advertising on its website. Therefore, customers and userswill beprovided with links to vendors or business partners on our Company’s  website. You acknowledge and agree that we have no control over information they present or may collect about you. This may include P.I.I. or Non-P.I.I. data collected through cookies. If you learn third party vendors are using cookies, you can opt out by changing your browser’s security settings. If at any time a business partner or vendor presents or sends any inappropriate information to you, the Customer, please notify us immediately at: Feedback@paremates.com.

Account Security

Customer Responsibility. You understand that it is your responsibility to keep login information safe and private at all times. In addition, you agree never to share or give out your login or user information.  Only one account is permitted per Customer/User.

Unauthorized Activity. If you believe your account has been hacked, or there is unauthorized activity on your account, please contact our Customer Service Department immediately at: Feedback@paremates.com.

Payment Information

Our only authorized payment processor is Stripe, Inc. We do not collect or save any financial information from our customers. If at any time you have a payment dispute, or a question about a transaction, then you must contact your Financial Service Provider directly.

Special Offers

When you register for an account through the Paremates.com website, you automatically give us permission to send you email messages about promotions, news and sales.  The message might be about a special offer; a message from one of our vendors or partners; responses to requests for more information; or customer support email messages.

Users can opt out or stop receiving promotional emails by clicking the link in the email to “unsubscribe”. When you have unsubscribed from our mailing list, you will also cease to receive any Company messages or updates.

Privacy Policy Changes and Updates

We reserve the right to change or alter our Privacy Policy, Terms of Use, or Terms of Service at any time. Customers and Users should review our Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.  When we change or update our policies and agreements, those updates will be available on our website, and we may send you notice of those changes. Your continued use of our platform and services is an acknowledgement that you agree with those updates and changes. Our Privacy Policy supplements our Terms of Use and Terms of Service Agreements.

 Third-Party Links

Paremates.com provides its’ customers and users advertisements and links from: business partners; vendors; and service providers; through our website.  Users may also discover links that allow them to click through our website to private or third-party sites.

You acknowledge that these websites will have their own Terms and Privacy Policy Agreements. You understand that we have no control over these websites; their policies; or how, and when they collect information about you.

Hold Harmless. Since we have no control over how third-parties collect information, you disclaim and release us from any liability regarding any website you use or access; and we disclaim any liability or responsibility for the content on these websites.  When you access or visit these websites, you understand it is at your own risk.

Online Policy

This Privacy Policy only applies to information we collect from you online, and does not apply to any information we may collect directly from you or offline.

COPPA Policy

Our Company does not target nor knowingly collect information on any individual or child under the age of thirteen (13).  If you become aware as a parent or guardian that a child in your care has inadvertently provided our Company with personal data or information, please contact us immediately at: Feedback@paremates.com.

If we discover that we have collected personal information or data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification or parental consent, then we will take immediate steps to remove that information from our Servers.

Safety

Security. Paremates.comuses a number of security measures to keep your personal information safe, including but not limited to SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to encrypt data and personal information shared between web servers and your browser. Our Company follows industry standards and takes all steps necessary to ensure that your personal information is kept confidential.

Information collected is securely stored on our Company’s third-party servers, which is accessed only by our staff, employees, and web-developers. Customer Information is always kept confidential.  However, we cannot guarantee that your information will always be 100% secure since no method of transmission via the Internet is always secure.

Disclosure. In the event our Company is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, you acknowledge your PII or Non-PII may be transferred to our business partners. Customers will be provided notice either via email or through our website of such transfer.  Any questions regarding disclosures or data transfers shall be sent to our Customer Service Department at: Feedback@paremates.com.

Law Enforcement. You understand and agree that our Company may be required to release or disclosure your PII or Non-PII when required to do so by state or federal law or in response to a summons or valid request by a governmental or public authority such as a court or government agency. As such, you agree to indemnify and hold our Company its owners and employees harmless from the release of this information.

Information Updates and Inquiries

Customers can send requests to inquire or modify any personal information that we may have on file.  All such requests must be in writing and identification must be provided as requested by Paremates.com to verify the identity of the requester. Written inquiries, updates, and personal information modifications can be sent to our Data Protection Officer at: Feedback@paremates.com.

Retention of Personal Information

Our Company follows industry standards regarding the retention of PII.  We will only retain your PII and NPI information only as long as necessary for the purpose of conducting business and providing services to you. We shall retain and use your PII in order to comply with our legal obligations; resolve disputes; and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Usage data shall be retained for internal analysis and marketing purposes only.

Please note that when a Customer or User requests an account or user information be deleted from our servers that it can take up to 60 days for information to be deleted and some data may not be permanently deleted from our servers.

Disputes – Mediation

Mediation. In the event either we or the customer have a dispute about our Terms of Service, Terms of Use, or Privacy Policy, we agree to resolve the dispute via Mediation, in Gahanna, Ohio, United States of America, and we both agree to share the cost and choice of a Mediator.

Notice. The disputing party shall send the non-disputing party a thirty (30) day Notice of Intent prior to filing a Mediation claim, giving the parties the ability to resolve the dispute before Mediation. Notices shall be served upon each party at their last known address. Upon filing of the complaint, Mediation shall be conducted via Arbitration Rules adopted by the American Bar Association, in Ohio, United States of America.

Courts. If the parties are unable to find a resolution with mediation, or do not agree with the decision of the Mediator, either party may file a claim with the appropriate Court having jurisdiction in Ohio, United States of America. The prevailing party shall be entitled to reimbursement of any costs and fees, including but not limited to attorney’s fees.

Governing Law

This Privacy Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, United States of America, exclusive of conflict of laws provisions. Absent mediation, the laws of the State of Ohio and United States of America, will apply.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback about our Privacy Policy, or our services, please contact us at: Feedback@paremates.com

Company: Blank Box, LLC d/b/a paremates.com

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Effective Date: 3/14/2023

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