Last updated: Nov 21. 2012

Privacy Policy

Welcome to Chowbunga, a platform for hosting and/or attending private social gatherings. The Chowbunga web site and service including (without limitation) all websites, mobile applications and other interactive properties through which the service is delivered (collectively, the “Platform”) are owned, operated and distributed by Chowbunga Inc., a New York corporation (referred to in this Privacy Policy as “Chowbunga” or “we” and through similar words such as “us,” “our,” etc.). By accessing any part of the Service, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions described below (this “Privacy Policy”) and the terms and conditions of our terms of service (the “Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to any of these terms, you should not use the Platform. This Privacy Policy applies to all users, including both users who are simply viewing content available via the Platform and users who have registered as members of Chowbunga.

We may, at our sole discretion, modify this Privacy Policy at any time. By accessing the Service at any time after such modifications, you are agreeing to such modifications. This Privacy Policy was last modified as of December 3, 2012.

General

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

Personal Information

When your register with us and become a Chowbunga Member, when you choose to host or attend a Party, we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you. This includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address and the following for any credit card you use to conduct a transaction Chowbunga: credit card type, the last 4 digits of your credit card number, expiration date and billing address. Stripe processes all of the transactions on Chowbunga, and thus the credit card and billing information you provide to Chowbunga is also subject to Stripe’s privacy policy. Aside from Stripe, we do not share your credit card and billing information with anyone or anything.

In order to send you e-mail from Chowbunga, we need your e-mail address. To provide you with additional services, we may also request your name, geographical coordinates, and telephone number. We may give some or all of this information to the hosts for Parties that you sign up for so that they can coordinate their Parties. We will not give your name, email, or other personal information to unaffiliated third parties except with your consent or as otherwise set forth in this privacy policy. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law or when we have a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process that we receive or to protect our interests or the safety of others. In addition, we may provide personal information to employees, consultants or other business or persons for the purpose of processing such information on our behalf. In such circumstances, we require that these parties agree to protect the confidentiality of such information and to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Other Information

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Platform, and to analyze traffic patterns on the Platform. We use cookies, web beacons and similar technology to deliver content specific to your interests and to save your password so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit. We may also use web beacons and similar technology in emails that we send to you in order to track whether the emails have been opened. In addition, our web servers track information about the visits to the Platform. For example, we compile statistics that show the daily number of visitors to the Platform, the daily requests we receive for particular files on the Service, and what geographical areas those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used internally to better provide services to the public and may also be provided to others.

Voluntary Disclosure

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas (such as your Profile page) becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these public venues. For example, if you choose to sign up for a free Chowbunga account, you may have a Profile page on the site, containing your Full Name and some basic information including your location and bio. You may also add additional optional information to your Profile. You may control what type of Profile information is shown to other through your Account Settings. Any information you choose to provide as part of your profile should reflect how much you want other Chowbunga users to know about you. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage members to think carefully about what information about themselves they disclose in their profile pages. You can review and revise your profile information at any time.

Third Party Advertising

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Platform. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on the Platform and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to this site, third-party advertisers may also place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser, or use other technologies such as Java scripts or web beacons.

Other Sites

The Platform may contain links to other Web sites or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites or services, and you should review the privacy policy of each such Web site or service to make sure that you are comfortable with it before providing any personal information. For example, all payments for Parties are processed through Stripe. As discussed above, aside from Stripe, we do not share payment information with anyone or anything, and all such information is subject to Stripe’s privacy policy.

Hosts

As discussed above, we may give your personal information to the hosts for Parties that you sign up for so that they can coordinate their Parties. As part of our Terms of Use, Hosts agree not to abuse other users' personal information. Abuse is defined as using personal information for any purpose other than to provide details about a Party before and after the Party. In addition, we do not provide any credit card information to Chowbunga Hosts. However, please understand that Chowbunga Hosts are not our employees or consultants and that we are not party to any transaction between you and the host. As a result, we cannot control their actions and cannot be held liable for any actions that they may take.

Miscellaneous

In the event that we are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

The Platform is hosted in the United States and is intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are accessing the Platform from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Platform, which is governed by United States law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Platform who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail with "California Privacy Rights" in the heading to hello@chowbunga.com or write us at the address listed below.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, you can contact us at hello@chowbunga.com.