Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy 2017-09-08T10:17:13+00:00

This policy was last modified on 8 September 2017.

By accessing our site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. All content is for informational purposes only.

This Privacy Policy sets forth the online data collection, processing, storage, transfer, and usage policies and practices of ABBH Limited (trading as Pinch Me Living), a New Zealand limited liability company (“PML,” the “Company,” “us,” “we” and “our” are used interchangeably), and the operator of PinchMeLiving.com, subdomains and the mobile versions thereof (the “Site”) that apply to you, the user (“User”, “you”, “your”), and your use of the Site and Services. By using or accessing the Site or Services or any portion thereof or otherwise signing up for email notices and communications, you accept the practices described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms set forth in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning set forth in the Terms of Use.

This policy does not apply to information collected through any other website, mobile application, service or to the practices of companies that PML does not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of others or other websites, and we recommend that you read the privacy policies of each website and application that you visit and use.

In certain instances, Users of the Site or Service have the option of registering an account with us and becoming a User, or merely browsing the Site as a visitor without providing Personal Information, as defined below, to us. You should note, however, that some features of the Site and Service can only be accessed by Users.

We respect the privacy of all Users of the Site and Service, and unless otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy or in any applicable Terms of Use, disclaimer or legal statement related to the Site, and/or Services, we will not release your private, password protected Personal Information (defined in Section below entitled “What information do we collect?”) without your permission, except as necessary to perform the Services.

What Information do We Collect?

We collect information from you when you visit our Site, use our Site, subscribe to our Site, subscribe to our email list, place an order or register for login access to certain areas of our Site as a “Registered User” with a “Registered User Account”.

Personal Information

“Personal Information” is unique information that identifies you. Personal Information includes information such as your name, email address, mailing address or telephone number. The personally identifiable information may include email addresses, profile pictures or other similar information linked to your Registered User Account and/or through the access you granted to us through your Facebook account.

Certain aspects of your Personal Information will be visible on the Site to other Users. Visible information may include your name, your profile picture and your email address. All other Personal Information not described above will remain private and not publicly available on the Site or Services.

For the avoidance of doubt, nothing shall prevent you from sharing Personal Information with other Registered Users, however we encourage you to use common sense when online, as you would interacting with people offline, by using prudent judgement if sharing private personally identifiable information.

We may also ask you for financial information for payment purposes, including, but not limited to your billing name; billing address; credit, debit, bank card or PayPal account information; or any other information that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate (“Payment Information”). We will not store your Payment Information on our database unless you have specifically chosen to subscribe to a recurring service with a recurring payment option.

Once you provide us with your Payment Information, we will forward the information to our third party payment processor, who will only use your Payment Information to process your payment of the ordered products/services.

You can review and update your private, password protected Personal Information that you provide us in your Registered User Account. Please be aware that even after your request for a change to your Personal Information is processed, we may, for a time, retain residual information about you in backup and/or archival copies in our database. Additionally, you can also close your Registered User account through the Site. If you close your Registered Account, we will remove your private, password protected Personal Information from our database. However, please note that in the event you delete your Registered Account, we will retain any aggregated Non-Personal Information on our database.

Non-Personal Information

“Non-Personal Information” is information that does not specifically identify you or any person as an individual and includes, but is not limited to, such non-unique information obtained from Users of the Site or Service like aggregated data, web-browser type, browsing history, IP address or an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”).

Non-Personal Information is used to manage the Site and Service; track usage and improve the Site and/or Service; and is not linked to any Personal Information. Non-Personal Information may be shared with third parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to Users, and to enhance the Site and Services.

Aggregate Data

Non-Personal Information may be collected about your usage of the Site or Services or retrieved from your Registered User Account, if any, and aggregated with data from other Users.

This aggregated anonymous data will not contain any Personal Information. Aggregate data is collected to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of Users of the Site and Services. We may provide statistical information based on this data to advertisers and other current and potential business partners.

Log Files

When you visit the Site we may receive the URL of the website from which you came, and when you leave the Site, we may receive the URL of the website to which you are going. We also may receive the IP address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, email patterns, as well as the name of your ISP. This information can be used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the Services. IP addresses may also be recorded for security and monitoring purposes as well as providing more relevant advertisements. The linkage between your IP address and your Personal Information is not shared with third parties without your permission unless otherwise required by law. We may access information about you from third-party sources and platforms. This may include your username and connection list for Facebook if you access third-party social networking services through the Site.

Cookies

Our website operates cookies. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your mobile phone’s or computer’s hard drive by a webpage server. Cookies are used to store a visitor’s preferences and to record session information. Cookies are also used to prevent duplicative advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising and Site content based on a User’s browser type and, if applicable, registration data. The Site uses uniquely identifiable cookies for your session activity, and will not function without this session tracking security enabled. We will, however, never reveal or share this cookie information to any third party site, nor does your cookie contain any Personal Information.

Advertisements appearing on the Site may be delivered to you by us or by one of our advertising partners. Our advertising partners may set cookies, which will allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time an advertiser sends you an online advertisement. In this way, ad servers may compile information about where you, or others who are operating your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked through by you. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. We do not control these third party cookies. Use by advertisers of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.

You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Each browser is different. Refer to the “Help” menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. However, please note that YOU MUST ENABLE COOKIES ON YOUR BROWSER IN ORDER TO USE SOME FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE.

Analytics

We can also view non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our website via Google Analytics.

Or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

In What Other Ways do We Use Your Information?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one or more of the following ways…

To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).

To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).

To process transactions (your purchase and payment information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested).

To send periodic emails (the email address you provide may be used to send you information, resources and updates, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions). Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.

How do We Protect Your Information?

We implement a variety of reasonable security measures designed to maintain the safety of your personal information when you submit your personal information on our Site or to us and to reduce the risk of unauthorized access or disclosure of this information.

Unfortunately, information transmitted via the Internet is not completely secure. As a result, no one can guarantee the security of any information submitted or received, including information you transmit to us, therefore you do so at your own risk. We expressly disclaim any liability for any unauthorized access to or use of our secure servers, Site or Services and/or any and all Personal Information stored therein, and you agree to hold PML harmless for any loss or damages that may result therefrom.

Security of Information When Processing Orders

If you order services or products directly from PML we will use the personal information you provide only to process that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order.

We use a secure payment processing/shopping cart system for any orders you place on our website.

Do We Disclose Any Information to Third Parties?

Online Privacy Protection Compliance

We value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with online privacy protection laws.

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties (companies and individuals we employ or contract with) who we disclose information to assist us in operating our website, conducting our core business, performing functions on our behalf, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information strictly confidential. These third parties are limited in what information they receive and their ability to use information they receive, whereby they only receive information as is necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.

Examples include, but are not limited to, hosting our web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments for the ordered products/services.

You acknowledge and consent that we may access, preserve and disclose your User information and User account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with the law, conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by us, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (ii) enforce the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for our Site and Services, or to protect our rights, property, interests or safety (or that of a Content Contributor or Affiliate); (iii) protect the safety of members of the public or Users of our Site and/or Services; or (iv) respond to your requests for customer service. However, non-personally identifiable general visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We reserve the right to transfer or disclose your Personal Information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of (i) merger, sale, acquisition of the Company (or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy); (ii) a transfer of all or substantially all of our assets; or (iii) a transfer of the Site and/or the Service. If we believe a transfer results in a material change in the use of the information we’ve collected or received about you, you will receive notice and be offered choices consistent with applicable law.

Social Networking Services

If you choose to log into, connect with and/or participate on our website or with any of our services via a social networking service (e.g Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google), including to share things you find on our website with your social network, then we may share information with that service, and that service may share information about you with us.

We may use the information for the purposed outlined here in this Privacy Policy, including to improve your experience with PML.

These and other third parties may collect or receive information about your use of our website and services, including through the use of cookies and other technologies, and this information may be collected over time and combined with information collected on different websites and online services across your devices.

We have no control over the practises or privacy policies of these social networking services (or any other third-party service). So we recommend you to read the privacy policies of the services before connecting to them.

Third Party Links

Occasionally, at our discretion we may display on our site, social media or in emails, links from which you may be able to visit third party websites. We may also display advertisements from other companies or individuals. We have no control over these third parties, their websites, products or services, or how they utilize information they collect. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of websites or other services operated by third parties that are linked from or integrated with the Service or for the privacy practices of third party Internet advertising companies. Once you leave the Site via such a link, access a third party application (such as widgets), or click on an advertisement, you should check the applicable privacy policy and terms of use of the third party or advertiser site to determine, among other things, how they will handle any Personal Information they collect from you.

We cannot verify, endorse, take responsibility for or be liable for the content and activities of these third party companies and websites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and our community, and so we welcome any feedback about these sites.

Affiliate Promotions & Links

Occasionally you may see and click on one of our affiliate links displayed on our Site or within our emails to you which shares information about a third party product or service. You may then choose to sign up for or purchase something via that link. In this event, the person or organization in charge of the affiliate link will ask you for information during that sign-up process or purchase process, and they may retain that information that you give to them. The information might include things such as your email address, name and/or address. Please be sure to check the privacy policy and the terms of use on their website before giving them your personal information.

Additionally, if you have signed up for or purchased something on our site via an affiliate link from a third party, we will treat your privacy and personal information in alignment with this Privacy Policy, and the information the referring affiliate third party may receive is limited to the extent necessary to operate our Site, conduct our core business and provide the products/services to you.

Internet Advertising

Our ability to provide free content depends upon advertising displayed on our Site.
We use a variety of internet advertising displayed on our Site, including but not limited to Google Adsense.

Some of the advertisements displayed on our Site are fixed and not based on the page you visit and are not targeted to you personally.

However, other advertisements displayed on our Site are based upon the page visited (content/topic related) and others may be advertisements that are targeted to you specifically based on your interests.

General Email Enquiries

When someone submits an email enquiry to our company, the return email address provided is used to answer the email inquiry we receive.

We do not use the return email address for any other purpose and do not share the return email address with any third party. The return email address is not added to our email subscriber list for our regular emails, newsletters or updates. The only way your email address can be added to our email list for regular communication is when you yourself intentionally subscribe to our emails via our Site, including when you purchase Services.

How to Unsubscribe from Our Emails

If you are on our email subscriber list, it is because at one time you have provided your email address to us via our website.

You are welcome to freely subscribe and unsubscribe whenever you wish.

You are also welcome to change your email address if you wish, by simply contacting us at admin@PinchMeLiving.com advising of your old email address that you wish to change and the new email address you prefer to use.

TO UNSUBSCRIBE

We provide an unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email we send to our subscribers. Simply click the unsubscribe link and follow the instructions and you will see onscreen confirmation that you have successfully been removed from our email list.

If you have any problems unsubscribing please email us at admin@PinchMeLiving.com letting us know and we will manually delete your email from our subscriber list.

Please be aware that even after you unsubscribe from email communications, we may retain information about you to make sure you remain unsubscribed until requested to re-subscribe to our communications. If you do not wish this to happen, to have your information permanently removed, please email to admin@PinchMeLiving.com

Do Not Share Your Personally Identifiable Information in Public Comments, Forums or Events

Please be aware that when you choose to comment on articles/blogs/posts or pages on our website, or in program forums, or live chat events, as with any interaction online, for your safety, privacy and personal security we strongly recommend you do not post personally identifiable private information.

We recommend you maintain the same common sense when interacting online as you would offline.

Such information we recommend you do not share in these public spaces includes your full name, your address, your phone number or your email address. If we see sharing of personally identifiable information we may delete it in order to maintain a safe environment and to support your privacy.

If you do post on a public section of the Site (which includes the Members Area accessed by Registered Users), you should be aware that any Personal Information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by other users of these public sections, as well as other third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the Personal Information you choose to submit in these public areas of the Site.

Using Facebook Commenting on Our Website

You may choose to comment on articles on our Site using Facebook. When you do so, your comment immediately displays on the article on our site inside the Facebook comments.
You can choose to have your comment also display inside Facebook on your Facebook wall if you leave the box checked “Also post on Facebook.” If you do not want your comment to display inside Facebook, please ensure you uncheck that box.

Before commenting on our site, please be sure to understand Facebook’s Privacy Policy – https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

Deleting Your Comments on Our Website

You are welcome to comment on the articles on our Site. By doing so please be aware that we require all commenting to be respectful, as our mission is to create a safe and supportive environment.

If at any time you wish to edit or delete a comment you have made on our website using Facebook commenting, you can do so from a desktop or laptop device by following these steps – go to the article you commented on, find your comment inside the Facebook comments section, hover your mouse over the right hand side of your comment until you see a V shaped symbol appear and then click it. You will see a drop down menu, allowing you to choose to edit or delete your comment.

If you wish to edit or delete a comment you have made on our website using any other commenting system (e.g. Disqus commenting, WordPress commenting), and you are unsure how to edit or delete that comment – please contact us at admin@PinchMeLiving.com providing 1) a link to the website page URL where your comment is displayed and 2) a copy of your entire comment pasted into your email so that we can assist you in how to edit or delete it.

Managing Your Personal Information & Relationship with Us

All subscribers to our Site may make any changes to their information at any time by following the steps below:

  • Email Subscription – please click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email we send if you wish to unsubscribe. Alternatively, to update/edit your email address please contact us directly admin@PinchMeLiving.com
  • Commenting on Articles – please see above instructions on how to edit or delete comments you have made on our website
  • User Account Profile – to update your Registered User account profile for the Members Area of our website (used to access any Services you have purchased), login to the website using your existing username and password (if you have forgotten your password please use the “lost password” link to reset, if you have forgotten your username please email us at admin@PinchMeLiving.com). Once logged in you will be able to change any aspect of your Registered User account profile inside the Members Area, including your privacy settings and profile visibility.

If at any time you have a concern about your privacy in relation to your use of our Site or Services, please contact us at admin@PinchMeLiving.com

Privacy of Children & Minors

Our website, products and services are for a general audience, directed to people who are 18 years old or older.

We do not seek to, nor intend to in any way, collect any information from anyone under 18 years of age, consistent with applicable law.

In the event that we learn that information has been collected from a child under age 18 without verification of parental or guardian consent, that information will be deleted as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under age 18, please contact us at admin@PinchMeLiving.com

International Users

Pinch Me Living is owned and operated by ABBH Limited, a limited liability company based in New Zealand, and, regardless of where you use our website, products, services or otherwise provide information to us, the information may be transferred to and maintained on servers located in New Zealand or in another country as necessary for the optimal, safe, secure and effective operation of the website, products and services.

Please note that any information we obtain about you as a result of your use of the Site or Service will be subject to the laws of New Zealand, and will be stored in accordance with New Zealand privacy and data protection laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence.

By accessing or using our Site, Service or any services or products provided by PML, or by providing us with your information, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing and storage of your information to and within New Zealand or another country where necessary for the optimal, safe, secure and effective operation of the website, products and services.

PML will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is collected, processed, stored, and transferred in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Terms of Use

Please also visit our Disclaimer & Terms of Use page establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our Site and/or Services. If you do not agree with the Terms of Use, do not use or continue to use the Site and/or Services.

Your Consent

By using our Site, Services and/or email subscription, you consent to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to, and may from time to time, make changes to this Privacy Policy. Any such changes will become effective immediately upon the posting to the Site, and the continued use of the Site or Services by you after any changes have been made constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

It is your responsibility to review this Agreement on a regular basis to determine if there have been any changes, which will be indicated by a revision to the effective date posted on the applicable webpage. You will be deemed to have accepted the Agreement as amended if you continue to use the Site after any amendments are posted on the Site. Nonetheless, in the event that any portion of this Privacy Policy is updated, PML has the right, but not the obligation, to notify you of such update via an electronic communication to the email address you provided when subscribing to our email communications or when you created a Registered User Account and/or by posting a notice to the Site.

This policy was last modified on 8 September 2017.

How to Contact Us

For any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or any other matter you may contact us at: admin@PinchMeLiving.com