TextScoop Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy

This privacy policy addresses privacy of both businesses using the sevice to send messages as well as consumers/mobile phone users that opt-in to the sevice to receive messages. Best effort is made to indicate which portions of the policy refer to which entity type.

What Information Do You Provide to us and How Do We Use it?

Businesses and Consumers

When you use the Service, mobile marketing companies like TextScoop collect, store and process some personal information including the number the message was sent to, the content of the message, and other data necessary to provide the Service to you. When you use the Service, our servers may automatically record certain information about your use of the Service, including information such as activity (e.g., number of visits), data displayed or clicked on (including UI elements, ads, links); and other information (including browser type, IP-address, date and time of access, cookie ID, and referrer URL).

We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise transfer any personal information to any third party other than our trusted partners without your explicit permission.

Our website may also contain feedback forms where feedback can be reported directly to our employees and contractors. Any and all information which is voluntarily submitted in such feedback forms is used for the purposes of reviewing this feedback and improving the Services. We reserve the right to utilize this information for marketing purposes, for instance by displaying selected comments on its website or in other communications. From time to time, we may send you surveys or solicit your feedback. We use surveys to gauge user interest in new products and premiums we may offer. We may ask for your feedback on site features. We will use the information we gather to improve our sites and provide a more meaningful experience for our users. We may also use the information to alert you to offers and products in which you have expressed an interest.


Businesses

We maintain and process your keyword and messages to provide the Service to you and to improve the Service. Our computers may process the information in your messages for various purposes, including formatting and displaying the information to you, preventing unsolicited bulk messages (spam), backing up messages, and other purposes relating to offering you the Service.


We may send you information related to the Service or our other Services.

Businesses and Consumers

We take appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect personal information provided to us or collected by us. Except as otherwise provided herein, this information can only be accessed by our authorized employees who need to have access to this data in order to be able to fulfill their given duties.


No Extraneous System Information Collected (No spyware)

Businesses and Consumers

No information concerning your computing facilities (other than hardware attributes) is collected that is not related to providing our service, including other installed software systems, non-service-related content, or hardware peripherals. No information about your specific computing facilities will be provided to any third party outside our network unless required by the Terms of Service for Services with which you've registered.


No Provision of Information to Third Parties Without Your Permission

Businesses and Consumers

We will not sell, rent, lease or otherwise provide Active Information to any third party except as set forth above, unless required by the Terms of Service.


Consumers

Your phone number is not provided to any merchant or third party. You phone number is obfuscated using the folllowing format: NXX-PXX-SSXX, where N is the first character of the area code, P is the first character of the prefix, SS are the first two characters of the suffix, and "XX" are literal characters to avoid disclosure of your phone number. Your numbers are stored securely in a database using best practices and PCI (Payment Card Institute) scans to thwart potential attacks. Your opt-in status is stored, date/time of subscription, and current preferences including but not limited to: per-merchant frequency, timezone, time of day restrictions on incoming messages, keywords per merchant, and categories per merchant.


How Do We Protect Your Data, Information, and Resources?

Businesses and Consumers

We use secure technology to protect the data on your computer on our sms Gateway, any information you provide to us, and to protect the use of your computer resources. Passive Information you provide is stored on secure databases, especially for charitable sms-giving and mobile donations. Your computer resources cannot be accessed by any third party through Software.


Risks and Disclaimers

Businesses and Consumers

Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public (such as what appears in our "info" page for your establishment), you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us except for information specifically covered by Terms of Service (such as credit card number). The use of the Service is done at your own risk. We shall take appropriate technical measures to protect the confidentiality of the communications via the Service, with due observance of the applicable obligations and exceptions under the relevant legislation. Please be informed that, notwithstanding the above mentioned, TextScoop.com will endeavor to provide all necessary assistance and information to fulfill the request of any designated competent authority.

Modification of Privacy Policy

Businesses and Consumers

We reserve the right to modify the provisions of this Privacy Policy if deemed necessary. We will inform you of these changes on our website. You agree that by continuing to use the Service following the publishing of the revised Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy.

Effective Date of Current Policy: February 24, 2013



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