Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 28, 2014

Bark Operations Pty Ltd & Emenell Pty Ltd ("Barklife," "we," and "us") respects the privacy of its users ("you") and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our application or services or transacting business with us. By using our website or application (our "Service"), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Information we collect about you

  • In General. We may collect information that can identify you such as your name and email address ("personal information") and other information that does not identify you. We may collect this information through a website or a mobile application. By using the Service, you are authorising us to gather, parse and retain data related to the provision of the Service.
    • Information you provide. In order to register as a user with Barklife, you will be asked to sign in using an email address, a Facebook login, or a Google+ login. If you do so, you authorize us to access certain account information, such as your public Facebook or Google+ profile (consistent with your privacy settings in Facebook or Google+), your email address, gender, birthday, current city, friend list, and information about your Facebook friends or Google+ circles or connections. You will also be asked to allow Barklife to collect certain information from your device when you download or use the Service. In addition, we may collect and store any personal information you provide while using our Service or in some other manner. This may include identifying information, such as your name, address, or email address. You may also provide us photos, a personal description and information about your dog, preferences for visibility, such as who can see your location or details about your dog or you. If you chat with other Barklife users, you provide us the content of your chats, and if you contact us with a customer service or other inquiry, you provide us with the content of that communication.
  • Use of technologies to collect information. We use various technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities on our Service.
    • Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser or device when you visit our Service. This information could include your IP address, device ID and type, your browser type and language, the operating system used by your device, access times, your mobile device‚Äôs geographic location while our application is actively running, and the referring website address.

How we use the information we collect

  • In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:
    • deliver and improve our products and services, and manage our business;
    • manage your account and provide you with customer support;
    • website or mobile application analytics;
    • verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
    • enforce or exercise any rights in our Terms of Use; and
    • perform functions or services as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

With whom we share your information

  • Information Shared with Other Users. When you register as a user of Barklife, your Barklife profile will be viewable by other users of the Service. Other users will be able to view information you have provided to us.
  • Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated in this Privacy Policy or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared.
    • Other Situations. We may disclose your information, including personal information:
    • In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
    • When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements or policies.
    • In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

How you can access your information If you have a Barklife account, you have the ability to review and update your personal information within the Service by opening your account and going to settings. More information about how to contact us is provided below. You also may close your account at any time. If you close your account, we will retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Use, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our Service or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Your choices about collection and use of your information

  • You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of our Service because such information may be required in order for you to register as user; purchase products or services; participate in a contest, survey, or initiate other transactions.
  • Our Service may also deliver notifications to your phone or mobile device. You can disable these notifications by deleting the relevant Service or by changing the settings on your mobile device.

How we protect your personal information We take security measures to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, chats, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email.

Information you provide about yourself while using our Service We provide areas on our Service where you can communicate information about yourself and others and communicate with others. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use.

Children's privacy We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under the age of 13.

Visiting our Service from outside Australia If you are visiting our Service from outside Australia, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in Australia and globally where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using our services, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

No Rights of Third Parties This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

Changes to this Privacy Policy We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our Service from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

How to contact us If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email or postalmail as follows:

BARKLIFE Privacy Contact PO Box 6227 South Yarra VIC Australia 3141 enquiries@barklifeapp.com