Bark Privacy Policy

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Bark ("Bark," "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. 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.

1. Information we collect about you

In General. We may collect information that can identify you such as id number and photo ("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 authorizing us to gather, parse and retain data related to the provision of the Service. When you provide personal information through our Service, the information may be sent to servers located in the United States.

Information you provide. The registration process to be a user with Bark will be performed when you launch this application first time after your installation. During the process, you will be received your user identification number, and will be asked to upload your profile photo. You are able to skip to upload your profile photo. You will also be asked to allow Bark to collect your location 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 identification number and profile photo.

2. How to collect information

We use various technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities on our Service.

3. How we use the information we collect

In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:

Information Shared with Other Users. When you register as a user of Bark, your Bark profile will be viewable by other users of the Service. Other users will be able to view information you have provided to us, such as your Bark ID number and a photo that you uploaded, approximate number of miles away, and information you have in common locations with the person viewing your profile.

Disable collecting location information. If you do not want your location to be known, then please do not download the desktop application or use your mobile device when you are on Bark. If you have enabled location services, but wish to turn it off, you can do so by the following methods:

4. How you can access or manage your information

In General. If you have a Bark 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.

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; or initiate other transactions.

Notifications. Our Service may also deliver notifications to your phone or mobile device. You can disable these notifications by going into “App Settings” on the app or by changing the settings on your mobile device.

5. Disclosure

Bark doesn't sell or rent users' personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without users’ explicit consent. Bark may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates other's rights, or protect anyone's rights, property, or safety. Bark may also share personal information with:

6. Security

Bark uses lots of tools (encryption, passwords, physical security) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure, but as you probably know, nothing's perfect, so Bark makes no guarantees.

7. How to delete your account

You can delete your account at any time by deleting the Bark application. If you delete your app, we will retain your information for a month 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. If you re-install the Bark app within one month of deleting it, your account will be brought back. One month after deleting this application your information will be completely removed and therefore cannot be restored.

8. Cookies and use of cookie data

Bark uses cookies to provide services to you and help ensure account security. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive once you end your session (log out or close your browser). Bark uses cookies on certain pages of the website to:

Your choices about cookies. We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a cookie. You're always free to decline cookies if your browser permits. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on the website, and you may be required to re-enter your password more frequently during a session. To delete the cookies, please refer below title "deleting cookies". We don't permit third-party content on Bark (such as item listings) to include cookies or web beacons. If you believe a listing might be collecting personal information or using cookies, please report it to us by using the "contact us" link located in the footer of our website, or please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Deleting cookies. Most cookies are session cookies that are automatically deleted from your hard drive once you end your session (that is, once you sign out or close your browser window). Some cookies allow web sites to identify you when you return. Without the cookie file, web sites you visit like Bark will treat you as a new user each time you return. You should only need to delete cookies if you receive the message saying that your browser is rejecting cookies. You can also delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. Click “help” in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.

9. 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. If Bark or our corporate affiliates are involved in a merger or acquisition, Bark may share personal information with another company, but this policy will continue to apply. Send questions about this policy to customer support by using the "contact us" link located in the footer of our website, or please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

10. How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email or Facebook.