PRIVACY POLICY​

 

Last Updated: September 10, 2018

 

This Privacy Policy explains the information that Seated Technologies, Inc. (“Seated,” “we,” or “us”) collects about users of the Seated mobile application and related website available at, (“Service”), how we use that information, and with whom we share it, as well as your choices about such uses and disclosures.

 

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICE. It describes how your personal information will be treated as you use the Service. This Privacy Policy is not a contract with you, and does not create any legal rights or obligations between us.

 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with Section 9 (“Changes to this Privacy Policy”). Access to the Service is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of this Privacy Policy.

 

By using the Service, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THIS PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT USE THE SERVICE. If you have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to support@seatedapp.io or writing to Seated Technologies, Inc., 138 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012.

 

1. Collection of Information

2. How We Use and Share Your Information

3. Your Choices

4. Children

5. Users From Outside of the United States

6. Your California Privacy Rights

7. Security

8. Plaid Technologies

9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

10. Contact Us

 

  1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Information collected automatically:

Usage Information. When you access or use the Service through our mobile application, we automatically collect and store information about your mobile device and your use of the Service (“Usage Information”), including:

a. Your mobile device’s geographic location while the app is actively running, so that we may know which restaurants are near you and, should you allow us unlimited location access, so that we may verify that you went to any restaurant at which you made a reservation, and thus earned your reward.

b. Your mobile device’s unique identifier

c. Your mobile device’s IP address while the app is actively running

d. Technical information about your mobile device (such as type of device, operating system, etc.)

e. Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, privacy preferences, application preferences, etc.), so that we may act in accordance with those preferences.

f. The URL of the site that referred you to the Service

g. The buttons and controls you clicked on (if any) within the Service, so that we may optimize your experience.

h. How long you used the Service and which parts and features you used

i. Session times and lengths when the Service is running

 

Cookies and Web Beacons. Seated may use cookies and/or web beacons to track your interactions with the Service. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you do not want your information to be collected through the use of cookies, you can change the settings on your browser to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if you disable cookies.

 

Mobile Device Tokens. When you access or use our Services through our mobile application, you will also be asked to allow push notifications to be delivered to your device. If you do so, a device token will be generated, which is associated with you and the unique application instance and is used to identify you on your device. We will collect and store these device tokens on our servers. To read more about how you can turn off push notifications, see Section 3 (Your Choices).

 

Information you choose to provide:

 

Personal Information. We may collect and store information that can identify you personally (“Personal Information”), such as your name, email address, and telephone number. You may also (but are not required to) provide a profile photo of yourself.

 

Facebook. In order to use Seated, you must have or create a Facebook account and sign in using your Facebook login. If you do so, you authorize us to access and use certain Facebook account information, including but not limited to your public Facebook profile and information about Facebook friends you might share in common with other Seated users.

 

Address Book. You will be asked to grant us access to your mobile device’s Address Book,  so that you may have the option to refer friends to the Service from your Address Book, if you so choose. If you do so, you authorize us to access your Address Book information, including information about your contacts including their names, contact pictures, phone numbers, and email addresses. We may also use this information for the purpose of direct messaging to the contacts found in your Address Book. You must grant us such access in order to use the Service.

 

Amount of Money Spent at a Promotional Activity. Seated works with Plaid Technologies to sometimes generate dynamic rewards based on the amount of money spent at a promotional activity. For more information on our partnership with Plaid Technologies, please see Section 8.

 

 

Information others share about you:

 

We may collect and store information about you that we receive from other Service users to enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to better customize your experience with the Service.  Since you register as a user of the Service through Facebook, your user profile consists of your name and your Facebook profile picture. Your Facebook friends who also use the Service will be able to see this information. For example, we may receive information about you from another user who knows you and who gives us access to his or her Address Book or invites you to use the Service.

 

2. HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

Use of Your Information

 

We use the information we collect to: provide and improve the Service and our other products and services; customize the Service for you; better understand our users; communicate with you about the Service and our other products and services that we think may interest you; help you find and connect with your acquaintances, and to help your acquaintances find you; and diagnose and fix problems with the Service.

 

Disclosure of Your Information

 

Information Shared With Other Users. When you register as a user of the Service, your user profile may be viewed by other users of the Service. Your user profile will include your name and profile picture (should you use to set one). We never disclose your phone number or email address to any other user of the Service.

 

Information Shared With Vendors. We may share your information with participating merchants or vendors who sponsor promotional activities in order to verify your attendance at or participating in any such activities that you book via the Service.

 

Inviting Others to Join a Group. When you use the Service to invite one of your Address Book contacts to use the Service, a text message will be sent on your behalf to the invited person, notifying them that you have invited them to join the Service.

 

Content Shared While Using the Service. When you post any content, information, images, videos and text (“Content”) on the Service, other members that you posted the Content to will be able to view such shared Content.

 

Here are some of the other ways in which we share your information:

 

a. We occasionally provide information about you to companies that provide support services to us or perform functions on our behalf, including analytics services. We only provide such information as necessary for these companies to perform their services for us. We do not authorize any of these companies to use the information we share with them for any purpose other than to provide their services for us.

b. We may disclose aggregated or anonymized information about our users for any purpose.

c. We may disclose information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary (i) to conform to applicable law or comply with legal process, (ii) to protect and defend Seated, our rights or property, or our users, and (iii) under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, our users, or the public.

d. In the event of a proposed or actual business transaction, corporate restructuring, sale or merger of Seated, or involving some or all of our business, assets or equity, we may disclose and/or transfer information we have collected to those involved in assessing, planning and completing the sale (including the buyer and its employees, agents and representatives).

e. With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Service that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information in response to such notice.

 

What we don’t share:

 

We do not provide your phone number or email address (or those of your Address Book contacts) to other users of the Service, but we do provide your phone number to Vendors for the purpose of confirming a reservation. We will not share your phone number with anyone other than a Vendor you have booked a reservation with through the platform, and we will only share your phone number for the purposes of confirming a reservation.

We do not sell or provide Personal Information about our users to any third party for its marketing purposes.

 

If you choose to share any Content or other information with a third party, such as any other user of the Service or Facebook, Twitter, or an email provider, the collection and sharing of that information will be governed by that third party’s privacy policy and practices. We can’t control what such third parties do with Content or other information you choose to share with them.

 

3. YOUR CHOICES

Push Notifications. Should you wish not to receive any push notifications from the Service, you can turn off such notifications by adjusting your mobile device preferences.

 

Emails and Text Messages. If you are not a registered user of the Service and do not want us to contact you about acquaintances who are trying to connect with you, please email us at support@seatedapp.io. If you are a registered user and want us to stop sending you emails or text messages that are not necessary to ensure the regular operation of your account and/or availability of the Service, you can adjust your preferences on the Service.

 

Deleting Your Account. If you wish, we will delete your account information, including your Address Book; to do so, please send an email with this request to support@seatedapp.io. Otherwise, we will retain such information in case you decide to start using the Service again.

 

“Do Not Track” or “DNT” Technology. The Service does not follow the direction of “do not track” or “DNT” settings that are available in some browsers.

 

Other Issues. To contact us about any other issue with the Service, please email us at support@seatedapp.io.

 

4. CHILDREN

We do not allow persons under 13 to register for the Service, and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 13. We do not direct any of our business practices or system outputs towards children under the age of thirteen. If we are notified or have any other reason to believe that we have collected personal information from or about a child under the age of thirteen, we will promptly delete the information and any account associated with that information. If you believe Seated has information from or about a child less than thirteen years of age, please contact us at support@seatedapp.io.

 

5. USERS FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

If you’re outside the United States, your information will be sent to and stored in the United States, where our servers are located. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to the information collection, use, and sharing practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

6. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at support@seatedapp.io

 

7. SECURITY

Seated takes reasonable security measures such as password protection and encryption as we deem appropriate to protect the information we collect from misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. While we do use care to protect your information, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Service, and you do so at your own risk.

 

8. PLAID TECHNOLOGIES

Seated uses Plaid Technologies, Inc. (“Plaid”) to gather our users’ data from financial institutions in order to generate dynamic rewards based on the amount of money spent at a promotional activity. By using our service, you grant Seated and Plaid the right, power, and authority to act on your behalf to access and transmit your personal and financial information from the relevant financial institution. You agree to your personal and financial information being transferred, stored, and processed by Plaid in accordance with the Plaid Privacy Policy, available at https://plaid.com/legal. Seated will only use the financial transaction information we obtain through Plaid in order to confirm the amount of money spent at a promotional activity, and will not maintain records of such information or use such information for any other purpose.

 

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes, we will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you, by means of a notice on the Service. Those changes will go into effect on the “Last updated” date shown at the top of the updated Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Service constitutes your consent to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

 

10. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email us at support@seatedapp.io