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Privacy

 

This website is owned and operated by Flinx. We want you to understand what information we gather about you, how we use it and the safeguards we have in place to protect it. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected through this website and otherwise.  Your use of this website and our services, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as the website’s Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions, including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law.

 

This website is a general audience site and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Information We Collect. We collect personally identifiable information that can identify you such as your name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address and Social Security Number ("Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII"). We also collect information such as demographic data and data about your online activity on our website that does not identify you ("Non-Personally Identifiable Information" or "Non-PII"). PII and Non-PII are known together as "Information". We may also collect and store Information that you provide to us about other people (such as co-borrowers), including their name, address, telephone number, mobile devices, email address and Social Security Number.

How We Collect and Use Information.

How We Collect Information You Provide.

From You. We collect Information you provide to us: (a) in connection with inquiring about or obtaining our services; and (b) in connection with a job application. The Information we collect from you will vary depending on the product or service requested.

Other Sources. We may obtain Information about you from third parties such as: credit reports, information about your home and demographic information. We do not pull a credit bureau report on customers without their permission.

Automatic Collection, Cookies and Other Internet Technologies. We use cookies, web beacons and other standard internet technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our website. We automatically collect Non-PII from your browser when you visit our website. This information includes, but is not necessarily limited to,your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us and the referring website address.

Cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer for record keeping purposes.

When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies to facilitate access to our website, personalize your online experience and record information about your visit. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our website, such as the web pages you visit, the links or advertisements you click on and other actions you take while on our website. The cookies do not store any PII about you. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that some of the features and services of our website may not function properly.

We may allow third-parties, advertising companies and ad networks ("Advertisers") to display advertisements on our website. Advertisers may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. Our website does not provide any PII to these Advertisers, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they delivered, and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with personal information they collect directly from you. The collection and use of that personal information is subject to the particular Advertiser’s privacy policy. Some of these Advertisers may be members of the Network Advertsing Initiatiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies. For a list of Advertisers we typically use, click the link above.

Other Technologies. We may use web beacons and other standard Internet technologies to track your use on our websites. Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags, targeting and re-targeting pixels, third party pixels or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. We also may include web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon.

How We Use Information.

In General. We may use Information to:

Deliver the products and services you requested;

Manage your customer relationship and provide you with customer support;

Research and analyze your use of, or interest in, our products, services and content and the products, services and content offered by others;

Communicate with you via e-mail, telephone, postal mail and/or mobile devices about products or services that may be of interest to you;

Develop and display content and services tailored to your interests on our website and other websites;

Develop and deliver targeted advertisements;

Measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming and other activities;

Verify your eligibility and deliver prizes in connection with promotions, contests and sweepstakes;

Manage our business; and

Perform functions as described to you at the time of collection.

Financial Information. Depending on the services you request your financial information may be used to help you sort through your financial data or be used by third-party service providers to further assist you on services you have requested.  Depending on the service requested, we may use financial information to: match you with real estate agents, real estate brokers,or lenders, provide you with lenders' conditional loan offers, verify your identity, protect against or identify possible fraudulent transactions, or otherwise as needed to manage our business.

Job Applicants. If your PII is submitted when applying for a position with us, the information will be used solely in connection with considering and acting upon your application. We may retain your PII for a period of time, but only for the purpose of considering your application for current or future available positions or as required by law.

With Whom do we Share Your Information

Third Party Service Providers. We may share your Information with Third Party Service Providers. All Third Party Service Providers adhere to their own Privacy Policy. We will not share our PII information unless you have requested/made contact/are business with a Third Party Service Provider.

Third Party Applications. In submitting a request for a loan product or service offered through this website, when you click on any button indicating an acceptance or agreement to terms, a continuance of processing or submission, you signify your agreement to proceed you are consenting, acknowledging and agreeing to the disclosure of your PII with lenders in our platform with whom you are already utilizing or decide to use while using the platform.

Be aware that the Third Party Applications with whom you utilize may retain or use your Information consistent with their privacy and information sharing practices which may differ from ours.

Referrals for your Business. When you express interest in other products, services, promotions that we offer (by, for example, completing a request for such services), we will share your request or expression of interest with the businesses with which we partner to offer you those products, services and promotions, and, as applicable, with their affiliates and third party finder or marketing companies (collectively, "Business Providers"). When you choose to participate in a particular offer or program, you authorize us to provide PII to those Business Providers. Be aware the Business Providers with whom we share your Information may retain or use your Information whether or not you use their services and you should contact these parties directly concerning their privacy and information sharing practices which may differ from ours.

Other Situations. We also may disclose your information at our sole discretion:

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 we reasonably believe is 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 actual or suspected illegal activity or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees or others; or to enforce our websites' terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.

In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, asset sale or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

Subscriptions/Unsubscribe. If at any time you do not wish to continue to receive communications from Flinx, Inc.,  and/or its associated third parties' communications, you may modify your preferences by clicking here. In addition, you agree to notify Flinx Customer Care by emailing privacy@FlinxPower.com directly if you no longer want to receive other forms of communications from us. However, you will need to speak directly to those Third Party Service Providers and/or Third Party Applications with whom you have contracted for services as well as associated third parties to ensure proper removal and adherence to their individual Privacy Policy’s.

 

FlinxPower.com Considerations. For certain products and services available through www.FlinxPower.com, we will not share your email address or phone number with the Third Party Service Provider or Third Party Application with whom you contract for service. Where this feature is available for a product or service, it will be noted on the web page for that product or service. Nevertheless these Third Party Service Provider or Third Party Application  will still receive other PII about you and they may retain or use your PII whether or not you use their services and you should contact these Third Party Service Provider or Third Party Application directly concerning their privacy and information sharing practices, which may differ from ours. If you provide your information on any other website besides www.FlinxPower.com, this Section 4 will not apply.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information. We may share Non-PII with third parties in our discretion.

Third Party Links and Policies. Our website contains links to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These third parties and their servers may be located in the United States or in other countries. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the privacy and security practices of these third parties. We recommend that you review the privacy and security policies of these third parties to determine how they handle Information they may collect about you.

Special Notice to California Residents. If you are a resident of California, in addition to the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy:

We will not share any personal information about you with other Third Party Service Provider or Third Party Application to the extent prohibited by applicable California law or to the extent your prior consent to share is required by applicable California law; and

You have the right to request information from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. California law gives you the right to send us a request at a designated address to receive the following information:

the categories of information we disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year

the names and addresses of the third parties that received that information; and

if the nature of the third party’s business cannot be determined from their name, examples of the products or services marketed.

 

We may provide this information in a standardized format that is not specific to you. The designated e-mail address for these requests is privacy@FlinxPower.com.

Special Notice to Vermont Residents. We will not share any personal information about you with other Third Party Service Provider or Third Party Application to the extent prohibited by applicable Vermont law or to the extent your prior consent to share is required by applicable Vermont law. For purposes of compliance with the Vermont Consumer Protection Act, if you are a resident of the State of Vermont and would like to opt-out from the disclosure of your personal information to any third-party for marketing purposes, please contact us at privacy@Flinx, Inc..com.

Updating and Accessing Your Information. The appropriate method(s) for accessing your Information, if any, will depend on which Third Party Service Provider or Third Party Application sites or services you have used. Depending on the respective service, you may have the ability to view or edit some of your information online. If you have submitted a loan request with us, you can update your personal information by contacting our Customer Care Department at accountant_support@flinxpower.com, or individual_support@flinxpower.com or business_support@flinxpower.com or financial_advisors_support@flinxpower.com depending on what type of user you are. Our address is 370 San Bruno Ave West, Suite E, San Bruno, CA 94066.

Choices about Collection and Use of Your Information.

You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in the inability to use certain features of our websites or receive certain products or services. Public forums are not intended for the disclosure of PII. To the extent you provide PII in any public forum, it is at your own risk.

Federal and state regulations require that we store completed loan requests for various periods of time. In order to comply with these requirements, we may be unable to delete your information from our database until the expiration of the applicable period.

How we Protect your PII. We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your PII from unauthorized access and disclosure. In addition to the restrictions outlined above, we require employees to comply with information security safeguards, we use encryption in the transmission of your PII between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your PII.

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 PII, searches or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their PII. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

Changes to this Privacy Policy. We may update or modify this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to how we will collect, use and/or share Information. Our Privacy Policy will reflect the date it was last updated. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes before implementing them or by sending you electronic notification of the changes. Please check this Privacy Policy each time you use our websites to ensure you are aware of any changes in our practices. Your continued use of our websites will signify your acceptance of the changes to the Privacy Policy.

Visiting our Websites From Outside the United States. This Privacy Policy is intended to cover collection of information on our websites from residents of the United States. If you are visiting our websites from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using our services, you understand 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 PII relating to users of our websites.

How to Contact Us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our information-handling practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please contact us by e-mail or postal mail as follows:

Privacy Officer

Flinx

370 San Bruno Ave West Ste E

San Bruno, Ca 94066

or

privacy@FlinxPower.com

FlinxPower.com Defined.

Third Party Service Providers Defined

 Third Party Application Providers

 

 

 

Security

While no data transmission over the Internet or information storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, Flinx understands your concerns with the safety of your personal information. The following is a summary of the measures Flinx takes to protect your information and descriptions of ways we implement these measures for different types of information you may provide to us.

Secure Web Pages and Encryption

Flinx uses well-known and vetted security technologies to protect your data and transmissions between you, Flinx, Inc., Third Party Service Providers and Third Party Application Providers in the Flinx Websites (please see the Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy for additional information, definitions and terms that govern this Policy). Transmissions between Flinx, Inc., Third Party Service Providers and Third Party Application Providers are encrypted using public key cryptography algorithms with a minimum key size of 128 bits.

Those pages on the Websites that ask for your personal financial information are delivered to your browser through HTTPS, a secure server communications layer. Transmission between your browser and our web server, including when you send your personal financial information to us, is implemented using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL encrypts it, making the information unreadable by anyone except Flinx. SSL does not allow anyone to intercept and read your personal information; only we can decode the encryption. This technology requires any modern web browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Opera. You can verify that your communications with Flinx are secure by checking for the key or lock icon on your browser. If your browser’s security feature has been turned on, a pop up box will notify you when you enter a secure page.

Extended Validation SSL Certificates give high-security Web browsers information to clearly identify a Web site’s organizational identity. As people use the Web for commerce, business, and social activities, they share personal and confidential information. High profile incidents of fraud and phishing scams have made Internet users very concerned about identity theft. Before they enter sensitive data, they want proof that the Web site can be trusted and their information will be encrypted. Without it, they may abandon their transaction and do business elsewhere. High security browsers and Extended Validation SSL Certificates provide third-party verification with a visual display (Green address bar) that gives consumers confidence and builds trust in Flinx. An Extended Validation SSL Certificate helps our web visitors complete secure transactions with confidence and puts our organization in a leadership position.

Another important information security measure in place throughout the Websites is the timeout feature. This feature will log you out if there has been no activity within a specified amount of time.

Firewall Protection

Firewalls are special purpose devices that protect and screen-out malicious attempts to access information and networks. Flinx deploys firewalls at several points in its environment, including between you and the webserver, the database servers, and Flinx's internal production networks.

 

 

 

 

 

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