Privacy Policy

Effective date: November 18, 2015

This Privacy Policy tells you how we collect, use and share information we collect on the Bark website www.bark.us (“Site”) effective as of the date posted above. By using the Site and submitting information you agree to the terms of this Policy.

Information collected and how it is used.

We automatically collect information when you visit the Site including your device's IP address, browser and operating system, and statistics about how you use the Site. If you connect to our Site using a mobile device we may also collect information about your device including the operating system and browser used and a unique device identification number.

We collect information that you submit when visiting the site including registration information (your name, email or postal address, telephone number and user name and password), contact information if you sign up for our newsletter or contact us with an inquiry (email address, telephone number), or payment card information if you purchase a subscription (name, billing and shipping address, card information, email and telephone number).

We may collect information from the online interactions of subscribers through other websites, such as social media sites, email accounts or other interactive sites when you identify those sites to us. Our system uses proprietary algorithms to review subscribers' online interactions including posts, blogs, emails and other communications.

We use the collected personal information for our general commercial purposes such as to improve our Site, grow our business and to offer our own, our affiliates' or third-party products or services that we thing you may find of interest. We use the result of our system analytics to provide reports to subscribers. We use your contact information to respond to your inquiries or to provide information on products or services to you.

Location information. We may collect location information (limited to city-level information) of devices connected to our Site. In addition, we may request location information, for instance about the city where your child's school is located, so that we may provide context for our analytics.

Cookies. We use cookies and similar technology to collect aggregate (non-personal) information about Site usage by all of our visitors and to help us remember you and your preferences when you revisit the Site. These cookies may stay on your browser into the future until they expire or you delete them. We also use technology to remember your purchase selections in your shopping cart. These cookies usually are erased when you close your browser window. Further general information about cookies and how they work is available at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Third Party cookies. We allow selected third parties to place cookies through the Site to provide us with better insights into the use of the Site or user demographics or to provide relevant advertising to you. For instance, we allow Google Analytics to place cookies through our Site to collect aggregated information about use of our Site and Site visitors to assist us in our analysis to provide better services to you. These third parties may collect information about a consumer's online activities over time and across different websites when he or she uses our website. We may also permit third party service providers to place cookies through our Site to perform analytic or marketing functions where you are notified of them and you have consented to the usage. We do not control the use of such third party cookies or the resulting information and we are not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

Do-Not-Track. We do not use technology that recognizes a “do-not-track” signal from your web browser.

Children's Privacy.

This Site is designed to be a tool for parents to use to facilitate safe online interactions for their children. Only those over the age of 18 may subscribe to our services; parents may subscribe and provide information about their child's online accounts when they engage our services. This Site is not designed nor intended to be attractive to use by children under the age of 13. While our services include analysis of online interactions in a subscriber's child's account, we do not knowingly collect from children under the age of 13 without first receiving verified parental consent. If you are under 13 please do not submit any information to us.

Accessing your information and your choices.

You can update, amend or delete your contact information at any time by visiting the Settings page. You can update or change your billing and payment information on the My Account page.

You can choose not to receive promotional emails from us by “unsubscribing” using the instructions in any promotional email you receive from us. This will not stop us from sending emails about your account or your transactions with us. You can choose to delete or block cookies by setting your browser to either reject all cookies or to allow cookies only from selected sites. If you block cookies performance of the Site may be impaired and certain features may not function at all.

Sharing your information.

We may reveal information about you to unaffiliated third parties: (1) if you request or authorize it; (2) if the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you; (3) if the information is provided to comply with the law, applicable regulations, governmental and quasi-governmental requests, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g., to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection etc.); (4) if the disclosure is done as part of a purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g., in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, customer information may be one of the transferred assets); (5) if the information is provided to our agents, outside vendors or service providers to perform functions on our behalf (e.g., analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, etc.); or (6) as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

We may share your information with our affiliated companies or third parties and they are permitted to use it for marketing purposes.

We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-Personal Information, such as usage statistics of our Products, to our affiliates and third parties.

Your California Privacy Rights.

California residents are permitted by California law to request information about the manner in which we share certain categories of information with others for their marketing purposes. Please email us at california@bark.us to request this disclosure.

Security.

We use reasonable technical, administrative and physical measures to protect information contained in our system against misuse, loss or alteration. We use standard SSL technology to protect information being transferred to our site, but no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure.

You have a role in the security of your information and you are responsible to make sure that your log in information is kept from other people. If your log-in information is lost or stolen you can change your password on the Settings page. If we receive instructions using your log-in information we will consider that you have authorized the instructions.

Links to other sites.

We may permit others to link to this Site or to post a link to their site on ours. We do not endorse these sites and are not responsible for other sites or their privacy practices. Please read their privacy policies before submitting information.

Changes to the Privacy Policy.

As we grow and change we may amend this Privacy Policy. The Policy in effect at the time you use the Site governs how we may use your information. If we make material changes we will post the revised Policy and the revised effective date on this Site. Please check back here from time to time to review any changes.

Contacting us.

This Site is owned and operated by Bark Technologies Inc., P.O. Box 1841, Richmond Hill, GA 31324. You can contact us with any questions or comments at help@bark.us.