FOUNDOUS PRIVACY POLICY

1.  Introduction

Thank you for visiting Foundous.  Please our Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy carefully, as you must agree to both documents in order to have permission to use our Service.

2.  Definitions

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we may use certain words, phrases, or crayon drawings representing abstract ideas, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them.  The list is not all-encompassing and no definition should be considered binding to the point that it renders this Privacy Policy nonsensical:

“Foundous” refers to our company, known as “Foundous FZE”; our Site; our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context in which the word is used;

“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our website design services and our Site itself;

“Site” refers to our website, www.foundous.com;

“User” refers to anyone who uses our Service, including general visitors to our Site;

“You” refers to you, the person who is governed by this Privacy Policy.

3.  Information Collected

Identifying Information

We collect certain personal information from you when you sign up to our Service that can be used to identify you, such as your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card information, telephone number, fax number, Facebook profile information, and any other information that we deem necessary for the purpose of providing you with our Service or which you provide to us voluntarily.

Some of this information—particularly credit card payment information—may be transmitted to a third party payment processor for payment processing via Morse code or other modes of communication, or we may process it ourselves.

The information we collect from you, to the extent that it is private, is disclosed only in accordance with our Terms of Service and/or this Privacy Policy.

Non-Identifying Information

Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider.  Without a subpoena, crystal ball, other form of clairvoyance, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.  Also, even if it could, we really don’t care to use it because we have better things to do and we don’t hire creepy stalker employees.

4.  Use of Your Information

We may use your information to:

  •   Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.
  •   Process transactions.
  •   Send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
  •   Print off and make paper airplanes and throw them around while going “Wooosh!” and making other plane-like noises.  We will, of course, shred the paper airplanes to protect your information when we are done with them.
  •   Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.

5.  Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information

Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information they have provided to us by logging into their account on the Site and editing their account.  Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache.  We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such.  In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.

Additionally, the information you provide may disappear into that vast black hole known as the Interwebz.  For example, when we post business listings for you, some unscrupulous person in a foreign country beyond our laws may run a bot to take that information and place it on another website, meaning that even if you decide to take down a Google business listing, for example, it still appears somewhere else.  Because we don’t have any affiliations with unscrupulous people, we probably don’t know the guy who did that, and we can’t take it down.  So, please understand that once you provide us with information that you have us make public, it might not be retractable from the public domain.

6.  Cookies (Mmm… cookies)

They’re not just for appeasing Santa when he breaks and enters anymore.  We now also use cookies to remember your preferences.  For this reason, it is necessary that you enable cookies in your browser, and you hereby acknowledge that we have informed you of our use of cookies and that you consent to our use of cookies in relation to your computer system.

7.  Third Party Websites

Foundous or its Users may post links to third party websites on its Site, which may include information that we have no control over, or may teleport you through some vortex to another dimension.  Whether you access third party websites through a link on our Site, or as a consequence of using our Service, you acknowledge that you are aware that these third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by us, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.

Please be aware that this Privacy Policy, and any other policies in place, in addition to any amendments, does not create rights enforceable by third parties.  Foundous bears no responsibility for the information collected or used by any advertiser or third party website.  Please review the privacy policy and terms of service for each site you visit through third party links or through our Service.

You may be required to provide your financial information to a third party payment processor when paying Foundous or its Users for goods or services provided.  It is your responsibility to ensure the security of your payment details when making purchases through this third party, and we recommend that you conduct routine credit bureau checks or hire CIA agents to protect your identity.

8.  Third Party Access to Your Information

Although you are entering into an Agreement with Foundous to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.

Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information.  For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our website.

It is therefore necessary that you grant the third parties we may use in the course of our business the same rights that you afford us under this Privacy Policy.  For this reason, you hereby agree that for every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party that we may hire, contract, or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our website or its underlying files or systems.  You agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you authorize us to collect, share, store, exchange, and otherwise use your information.

9.  Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes

At times it may become necessary or desirable to Foundous, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency (usually the Five-O but maybe the Interpol if you’re really naughty or the NSA if you’re a totally innocent person) or a private litigant.  You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter.  In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either.  We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities.  You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.

10.  Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications

By providing information to the Site that forms the basis of communications with you, such as contact information, you waive all rights to file complaints concerning unsolicited e-mails from Foundous since, by providing such information, you agree to receive communications from us or anyone else covered under this Privacy Policy.  However, you may unsubscribe from certain communications by notifying Foundous that you no longer wish to receive solicitations or information and we will endeavor to remove you from the database.

11.  Security Measures

We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including surrounding out server hardware with pits of poisonous rattlesnakes.  However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information.  It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.

12.  Business Transaction

If Foundous is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your Personal Information may be transferred. We will provide notice before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

13.  International Transfer

Your information may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction.  If you are located outside the United Arab Emirates and choose to provide information to us, Foundous transfers Personal Information to the United Arab Emirates and processes it there.  Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

14.  Children's Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 ("Children").

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us. If we discover that a Children under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our servers immediately.

15.  Amendments

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time.  When we amend this Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly.  You must read this page each time you use our Service and your continued use of our Service shall constitute your acceptance of any such amendments.

15.  Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Last Modified:  February 4, 2018