Privacy Policy

Texting Privacy Policy

Effective Date: October 2021

General

This Texting Privacy Policy (this “Privacy Policy”) describes the practices that Approved Contact Network, LLC, a Nevada limited liability company, (referred to hereinafter as “Approved Contact Network,” “us” or “we”) follows with respect to the collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of information collected through the Texting (collectively, the “Service”). This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect from the Service, and does not apply to any other website or business activity of Approved Contact Network. By using the Service, you consent to the collection, use, maintenance and disclosure of your information by us.

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will give you notice of the revised Privacy Policy by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Service and by revising the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the current Privacy Policy. Use of the Service after a new policy has been posted on the Service constitutes your consent to the changed terms or practices. If you object to any changes, you must close your account and stop using the Service.

Remember that your use of the Service is at all times subject to our Texting Terms of Use located at https://approvedcontact.net/wp-content/uploads/approved-contact-terms-of-use.pdf which incorporates this Privacy Policy.

BY VISITING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU VOLUNTARILY AND WILLINGLY PROVIDE APPROVED CONTACT NETWORK AND/OR AUTHORIZE APPROVED CONTACT NETWORK TO GATHER CERTAIN INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE AND/OR HAVING YOUR INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON THE APPROVED CONTACT NETWORK SERVICE OR OTHERWISE USED, MAINTAINED AND/OR DISCLOSED IN ANY MANNER PERMITTED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND/OR TERMS OF USE, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SERVICE AND, IF YOU ALREADY CREATED AN ACCOUNT, YOU SHOULD CLOSE IT.

Information We Collect

We collect “personally identifiable information” and “automatic information.” “Personally identifiable information” is information that tells us who you are, such as (without limitation) your name, physical address, and e-mail address. “Automatic information” is information automatically collected by our web server (which may be hosted by a third-party on our behalf) that your web browser makes available whenever you visit or use our Service, such as (without limitation) your computer’s IP address or browser type. You can choose not to provide personally identifiable information to us. However, if you do not provide your email address to us, you will be unable to register with or use the Service and if you do not provide certain other, required personally identifiable information you may not be able to access or participate in other features of the Service.

1.     Personally Identifiable Information

  1. To Register for the Service

We may collect personally identifiable information when you register with the Service or create or revise your profile, or if you voluntarily choose to provide it to us. For example, we may collect your name, physical address, email addresses, phone numbers, password, and employment and payment information when you register with the Service or create or edit your profile. Once you register with the Service, you may provide additional information about yourself in your profile and/or other postings or communications made using the Service.

Providing additional information is up to you.

  1. Analytics

We may use certain in-house or third-party functionality to analyze your communications with us and interactions with the Service. The analysis enables us to monitor the products, content, and services that we provide so that we can improve the products, content, and services provided to you. We take commercially reasonable steps to ensure that these third parties will be required to protect any personal identifiable information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Other analytics capabilities are reflected in the description of automatic information.

  1. To Submit Feedback

You may submit your questions, comments and report issues to us via the Services. We may use the personally identifiable information you provided to us in order to contact you to answer your questions or to provide you technical support.

  1. Automatic Information

We may collect “automatic information” anytime you view and/or interact with our Service or its pages, features and functionality, including mobile applications, software and platform technology. For example, we may collect your computer’s IP address, browser type, and operating system version, and information about your browsing activity (e.g., the website that you visit before visiting our website and the website you visit after leaving our website) and geographic location. We also know when you click on ads, upload your address book, join groups, participate in discussions, and install an ApprovedContact.net mobile application. When you access the Services from a mobile device, we may collect automatic information from that device, including IP address, browser type, and device type, and other usage information about your device.

Automatic information may be tied to your personally identifiable information, and in such circumstances will be treated as personally identifiable information.

  1. Technologies We May Use to Collect Your Information

Cookies

This Service may also use “cookies” and other technologies to recognize users, customize their experience or serve advertisements. A cookie is a small text file that a website’s server places on a user’s computer, mobile phone or other device. The cookie transmits information back to the website’s server about the browsing activities of the computer user on the site. This includes information such as pages and content viewed, the time and duration of visits, search queries entered into search engines, and whether a computer user clicked on an advertisement.

Cookies also can be used to recognize users and maintain data related to a particular individual,

including passwords. In some contexts, such as where a number of separate websites participate in a network, cookies can be used to track a computer user across different sites. Cookies are used as a standard practice by many sites. As important as cookies are to our Service, we understand that this might make you uncomfortable. If you would prefer not to accept cookies from our Service or any other website, you can modify the settings on your web browser. You may refer to your browser’s online help feature or user manual for instructions on how to do this. If you refuse to accept cookies, it is possible that some portions of the Service may not function as intended.

Web Beacons

“Web beacons” are small graphic images or other web programming code that may be included in our Service pages or other areas of the Service. Web beacons are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of users of our Service pages and other areas of the Service. Unlike cookies, which are typically stored on your computer or mobile device’s hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on web pages. Web beacons or similar technologies help us better manage content on our Service by informing us what content is effective, counting the number of users of the Service, monitoring how users navigate the Service or counting how many e-mails, articles or links were actually opened or viewed.

Embedded Scripts

An “embedded script” is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Service, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your computer, mobile or other device from our server or a third party service provider.

Web Traffic and Web Performance Analytics

We may also collect information using a variety of reports from web traffic and web performance analytics companies to improve our Service. This information allows us to better understand users of the Service and to customize the Service while also tracking our success at reaching new audiences. This Privacy Policy does not govern the ability of any third party analytics company to use and share information collected by such company.

IP Addresses

An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer, mobile or other computing device whenever you are surfing the Internet. Web servers (computers that “serve up” web pages) automatically identify your computer or other computing device by its IP address. When users request pages from our Service, our servers may log their IP addresses. We may collect IP addresses for the following purposes, among others: system administration, to report non- personal aggregate information to others and to track the use of our Service. IP addresses are considered non-personal information and may also be shared as provided above.

Information from your Mobile Device

We may also use technologies, such as location based information, to provide you with tailored information and features as you use our Service. When you access the Service on your mobile device, including, but not limited to, mobile phones and tablets (“Mobile Device”), we may obtain information from your Mobile Device about the type of Mobile Device you are using. We may use this information to notify you of features and products that may be available on your Mobile Device. Certain features may require our collection of the phone number of your Mobile Device. We may link that phone number to the Mobile Device identification information, but will not use that number for telemarketing. In addition, some mobile network providers (“Mobile Provider”) in the U.S. are required to use sites that tracks the physical location of Mobile Devices that use

their service. Depending on your Mobile Provider and Mobile Device, we may automatically receive this information. If we begin to offer services that use this tracking (“pinpointing”) information, we will obtain your consent (an opt-in) before using the information. After obtaining such consent, we may use and store this information to provide location-based services, including location-targeted advertising. Most Mobile Devices provide users with the ability to disable location services. These controls are usually located in the Mobile Device’s settings menu. If you have questions about how to disable your Mobile Device’s location services, we recommend you contact your Mobile Provider or your Mobile Device manufacturer.

Privacy of Children

The Service is a general audience website.

We do not intentionally collect personally identifiable information from users of this Service who are under the age of thirteen (13).

If you use the Service, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, if we become aware that a user of our Service is under the age of 13 and has placed an order using our Service, we will remove that child’s personally identifiable information from our files.

Updating Your Information

If you would like to review, change and/or request changes to any of your personally identifiable information collected through the Service, and you have an account with Approved Account, you may do so by logging into your account.

If you close your account, we may remove your personally identifiable information from our Service. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain information that you provided to us (including, without limitation, any information regarding your contacts) and may delete all of such information without liability; provided, however, that we may provide information regarding your contacts to the holder of the applicable Enterprise Account, in the event that your account was part of such Enterprise Account.

You may request deletion of your information by contacting Approved Contact customer service.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section, information you have shared with others, or that other users have in their accounts, may remain visible even if you request its deletion or close your account.

Communication Preferences

Approved Contact Network may from time to time permit you to specify how you would like to receive certain communications. For example, you may request to receive certain communications via text message. You are responsible for any fees associated with your receipt of any communications sent to your mobile device (including text messaging fees).

Security

We work to protect your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software. However, information transmitted on the Internet and/or stored on systems attached to the Internet is not 100% secure. As a result, we do not ensure, warrant or guarantee the security or integrity of such information, including your personally identifiable information. We will not be responsible for any access to or disclosure, reproduction, alteration or destruction of any information due to errors in transmission or the unauthorized acts of third parties, including without limitation by breach of any physical, technical or other safeguards.

You help to maintain the security of your personally identifiable information stored in our systems by keeping your username and password confidential and protecting against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.

Please note that emails, instant messaging and similar means of communication with other users of Approved Contact Network are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Links to Other Websites

While you are using this Service, you may be linked or directed to other third party sites outside of the Service that are beyond our control. Each of these third party sites may have a privacy policy different from ours. For example, you might click on a link or banner ad that will take you off the Service. These links and banners may take you to sites of advertisers, sponsors and co- branding partners. Please review the privacy policies of these sites. We are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Users from Outside the United States

Our Service is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are using our Service from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using our Service, you expressly consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users that are residents of California to request the following information regarding our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes: (i) a list of certain categories of personally identifiable information that we have disclosed to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year; (ii) the identity of certain third parties that received personally identifiable information from us for their direct marketing purposes during that calendar year; and (iii) examples of the products or services marketed (if we have that information). If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please write us at the address below.

Contact Information

Please send any concerns regarding our Privacy Policy to Approved Contact Network, LLC, 561 Keystone Avenue, Suite 490, Reno, NV 89503 OR email to