Privacy Policy

This policy is a part of the Waycook member agreement, but it controls over any conflicts with that agreement. This policy only addresses our practices associated with the Waycook.com website and the associated iPhone and Android apps. Other websites, apps and services we operate may be subject to other policies and practices.

 

General Practices (also applicable to non-members)

 

Server Logs.

We automatically collect information about your visits to our website, usage of the service, and your interaction with the messages we send, including the browser you are using, the URLs you came from and go to, your operating system, your IP address, and usage and browsing habits. We use this information to diagnose and resolve server problems, analyze trends, help target offers and other ads, track user movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.

 

Cookies.

Like most websites, our website uses "cookies," small data files stored on your computer which include a unique identifier. These include cookies from us and from our business partners. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can configure your browser to reject cookies, but doing so will prevent you from logging into our website. Our systems are not configured to accept browsers’ Do Not Track signals.

 

Web Beacons.

Our website and emails may contain "web beacons" that help us measure and track member activity. Some of these web beacons come from us; others come from our service providers.

 

Signing Up

We currently do not verify your address but may provide verification methods in a later time. Verified users will be marked as "verified" and other users will regard their question/advice more trustworthy. If we ask you to confirm your address or email address and you don’t, we may choose to restrict or terminate your account.

We may share your verification information with third party vendors to help with our verification. In addition to the information described above, we obtain non-public information from third party vendors to facilitate verification. We may choose to retain all verification-related information indefinitely to assist with future verifications, even if you do not complete the verification. If you decide not to verify the account and would like us to delete your non-public verification information, contact us.

 

Facebook Connect

If you register for Waycook using your Facebook account, we automatically attempt to obtain your account ID, your name, email address and gender as well as information about your Facebook friends. We use the information to automatically create a Waycook account and profile for you (and ask you for a password) so you can log into Waycook in the future without connecting through Facebook if you wish. Or, if you revisit Waycook while logged into Facebook, we’ll automatically log you into Waycook when you visit our website again. If you don’t register for Waycook using Facebook but later attempt to log into Waycook using your Facebook credentials, we’ll connect your Facebook and Waycook accounts and attempt to obtain the information from Facebook as if you were newly registering. Facebook may be able to collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different Web sites.

If you register or log in via Facebook, we may give you the option to invite your Facebook friends to Waycook. Those friends will see some information about you along with your invitation.

 

Using the Service

 

Profile Information

We allow you to create a personal profile and submit information such as your motto, photo, expertise and personal interests. We may give you ways to hide some of this profile information, but your name and street address may be visible to other users as long as you maintain your account.

 

Communications with Other Members

We give you a variety of ways to communicate with other users and share Content (as defined in the member agreement). Some of these communications are visible to the entire app, although we may give users ways to block your communications. In some cases, we may limit your ability to edit or remove Content from Waycook.

 

Apps

Our mobile apps obtain and use your geolocation information. On iPhones and other iOS Products, you will be prompted to approve access by the Waycook iPhone app to your location within the app itself. On Android phones, you will be prompted to approve all permissions, including access by the Waycook Android app to your location before you download the app. We may use your location information to allow you to tag your posts, photos and events, and display activities and content that may be relevant to your current location.

 

Third Party Offers

We know that you do not want marketing from third parties just because you use the app, so we do not turn over your personally identifiable information to third party marketers without your express consent.

 

Other Provisions (applicable to both members and non-members)

 

Service Providers

Some of Waycook’s functionality may be operated by third party service providers, and in the course of providing this functionality, these service providers may have access to some of your personal data to facilitate your usage of this service.

We may allow third parties to place or recognize a cookie and, using the cookie or otherwise, collect and use data (including, possibly, personally identifiable information) from your visits to this and other websites to provide us with analytics services and to serve ads to you.

 

Our "Corporate Family."

We may share your data with any parent company, subsidiaries, other entities under a common control or third party acquirers. We expect these other entities will honor this policy. Also, we may allow a potential acquirer or merger partner to review our data, although we would restrict their use and disclosure of this data during the diligence phase.

 

Government Relations and Lawsuits

We may disclose data about you to the government if we are required to do so or as we think is prudent for safety or security reasons; and you authorize us to make these disclosures. We may also disclose data about you in connection with actual or potential legal proceedings (a) in response to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders, (b) if we are required to do so in other ways, (c) if such disclosures might mitigate our liability, or (d) to enforce our rights.

 

Limits on Our Abilities

While we work hard to respect your privacy, like any other complex online service, we might inadvertently use or disclose your data in ways inconsistent with this policy. For example, a temporary software glitch could lead to public display of your personal data despite your contrary preferences. We might also make ad hoc uses of your data in ways not mentioned here. In these anomalous situations, we will try to rectify the anomaly as soon as we can.

 

Data Retention

Subject to any legal obligations to delete data, we may choose to retain information in our server logs, our databases and our records indefinitely.

 

Security

Waycook uses https on its web pages to reduce the risk of unauthorized interception of your communications during your visits to the website or app. However, we cannot guarantee that your personal data won’t be intercepted or improperly accessed.