Last Updated: May 2021
Please read this Policy carefully before using our services.
Information We Collect
We collect information in several ways, so we have explained the types of information that we collect in each context below. Please note that this Policy does not apply to any information that you share with Brands (a third party provider, manufacturer, or seller of certain retail products that are available for product registration and other features on or through our services), or other users directly. For information about how Brands or other users handle your information, please consult such Brands and users about their privacy practices.
Information You Provide to Us
When you use our services, you may provide certain information directly to us. For example, when you register for an account with BRIJ, we require that you provide us with your contact information including your first and last name, email and physical address, and phone number. You may also optionally provide us with photos and provide us with information about your product purchase activity and association with Brands.
The services also may allow you to provide us with information relating to Brands and products that you have purchased, such as testimonials, product endorsements, content, comments, questions, feedback, ideas, and suggestions.
The services may permit you to communicate with Brands and other users (as applicable) of the services. In most cases, BRIJ only provides users with each other’s contact information, and the actual communication occurs off of our services (and take no part in those communications). Similarly, if you register a product or connect with a Brand through the services, we will collect appropriate information to facilitate those processes.
We collect information when you communicate with us. The specific types of information we collect will depend on the forum in which you communicate with us. For example, if you send us an email, we will collect your email address and the content of your email.
Purchases and payment transactions between users and Brands are between those users and Brands only, and BRIJ is not a party to those transactions. However, BRIJ may charge fees for use of certain BRIJ services, and in such cases, we may collect your payment information such as your credit card.
Information We Automatically Collect
As with most apps and websites, when you use our services we automatically receive and collect information about you and your device. This information includes the following:
We and our service providers may collect location information through the services. The type of location information we collect depends on your settings in the device you use to access the services. If you access the services on your mobile device, we may directly collect precise geographic location information and sensor data via Global Positioning System (GPS), cellular network information, and other location-based features. You can turn off direct location collection (or, on some operating systems, continuous direct location collection) through your device settings or by deleting the mobile application from your device. Please note that even if you disable location collection through your device, we still may collect your IP address, which may contain certain limited location information.
Cookies and Analytics
By using our services, you consent to the processing of your information by our analytics partners in the manner and for the purposes set out above. Currently, our analytics partners include, without limitation, Google Analytics. In order to ensure that you understand how our analytics partners handle your information and how they interact with our services, you should visit their privacy policies for more information, as BRIJ has no ability to control or monitor our analytics partners’ data collection or data use practices with respect to such information.
At the present time our services do not respond to “Do Not Track” signals or similar mechanisms.
How We Use Your Information
In general, we collect information from you so that we can provide our services, operate our business, and provide information that you request from us. This includes the following uses and purposes:
How We Share Your Information
We do not rent or sell your personal information (any information that identifies you or is identifiable to you).
Like most companies, we share information in certain circumstances with third parties through operation of our services and our business. Below we explain when that happens.
Other Users and Brands
Some of your account information may be publicly visible to users and Brands, and it may be displayed to other users and Brands to facilitate interaction within the services. When you communicate with other users and Brands, you will provide information and content, to other users and Brands. Similarly, if you register a product through the services, we will share your account information with the applicable Brand.
If you purchase a product from a Brand through our services, we will share information with the Brand as necessary to complete your transaction. This includes your account information, purchase details, and product information.
We use third parties to assist us with operating our business and providing our services, such as our technology vendors that help us maintain our services and partners that assist us with our marketing and communication. These service providers will have access to your information in order to provide services to us.
If you purchase services from BRIJ (excluding any purchases you make from Brands), your credit card or debit card information (such as card type and expiration date) and other financial data that we need to process your payment may be collected and stored by the payment processors with which we work, as well as third party processors that assist us with recurring payment options. We may also collect some limited information, such as your postal code, mobile number, and details of your transaction history. In addition, the payment processors generally provide us with some limited information related to you, such as a unique token that enables you to make additional purchases using the information they’ve stored, including recurring payments, and your card’s type, expiration date, and certain digits of your card number.
If you sign up or log in to our services through other services such as Apple, Google, or Facebook, link your account on our services with other services from third parties, or share your BRIJ account activity with other services, we share your information with those third party services at your direction. Note that when you use other services to sign up or login to our services, we may receive limited information about you from those other services.
As Directed By You and With Your Consent
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we share information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of BRIJ only at your direction or when we have your consent to do so. As a reminder, when you register a product or request to connect with a brand through the services, you are directing us to provide your information to the applicable Brand.
We may share information with third party companies, organizations, governmental authorities, or individuals outside of BRIJ if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
Sale or Merger
We may de-identify or aggregate information so that you are not identified as an individual, and use and provide that information to third parties without restriction. We may also provide aggregate usage information to third parties (or allow third parties to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our services, Brand engagement, purchase patterns and habits, just to name a few. However, we never disclose aggregate usage or de-identified information to a third party (or allow a third party to collect such information) in a manner that would identify you as an individual person.
Choices about Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices with respect to your information. Also remember, you can opt not to disclose certain information to us - but keep in mind some information may be needed to create a BRIJ account or to take advantage of some of our services and features.
Modification and Access to Your Information
You can access and modify most of your information through your account. If you would like to modify or access additional information that is not available through your account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may ask you to verify your identify or provide additional information before we act on your request. We may reject or deny requests for certain reasons, such as when we believe a request is fraudulent.
Deleting Your Information or Your Account
You can delete most of your information through your account. You may also request deletion by contacting us at email@example.com. Please note that in some cases we may be prohibited from deleting certain information (we will let you know in those situations), and some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated or de-identified data derived from or incorporating your information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally. Additionally, if you submit product feedback, testimonials or similar information, that information will remain, including on third party websites, if applicable, even if you delete your account.
You may unsubscribe from BRIJ marketing communications at any time by following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any such communication. Most promotional communications will also offer recipients choices about receiving additional messages.
We are based in the United States, and our services are hosted there. If you are using our services from another country, the laws governing our collection and use of information may be different from the laws of your country. If you decide to use our services, or share your information with us, you are agreeing to be governed by the laws of the United States, and agree to the transfer of your information to the United States.
Our Services are not directed at children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to use our services or send any information about yourself to us. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 13, and you believe he or she has shared information with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can remove such information from our systems.
Security of Your Information
We use reasonable security measures, including measures designed to protect against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage to your information. We also take certain measures to enhance the security of our services, however, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot guarantee, ensure, or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information.
Retention of Information
We retain information in accordance with applicable laws. The length of time we keep information depends on the type of information and whether we have an on-going business or legal need to retain it (for example, if you have an account with us, or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).
Transactions and Purchases from Brands and Users; Third Party Websites and Services
PLEASE NOTE: Purchases and payment transactions between Brands and users made through or in connection with our services are transactions between the Brands and users only, and not with BRIJ or any of our affiliates. We are not the seller of any product or service offered by Brands and are not a party to any payment transaction facilitated through the services for such products or services. Similarly, we are not responsible or liable for any information shared between you and a Brand or user on our services, nor the content of any communication between you and a Brand or user on our services.
If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information to third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. With respect to these entities, this Policy applies only to their activities within the State of California. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com or write to us at:
Attn: CA Rights
60 East 9th St.
New York, NY 10003
Nevada customers can opt out of the sale of their personal information. We do not sell personal information today, and we do not have plans to sell personal information in the future. However, Nevada customers have the legal right to opt out of the sale of their personal information, even if their information is not currently being sold. You may opt out by emailing a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please specify that you wish to “Opt-out of Sale of Personal Information in Nevada.” Please allow 60 days for a response.
Changes to this Policy
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. When we do, we will post the updated version on this page. We encourage you to read this page each time that you use our services so that you will be aware of any changes, and your continued use of our services shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. Changes to this Policy take effect from the date of publication, unless stated otherwise.
If you have any comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions about Policy, or about our privacy practices in general, please contact us at email@example.com.
60 East 9th St.
New York, NY 10003