Last Updated: April 16, 2020
SipScience (CC App Holdings, Inc. dba SipScience, referred to herein as “SipScience”, “we”, “us”) respects everyone’s right to privacy. This policy explains who we are, what information we collect when using the SipScience application (the "App"), how we collect information, what information we share, and how you may exercise your rights with respect to such information.
PRIVACY PROTECTIONS PROVIDED TO SIPSCIENCE MEMBER CUSTOMERS
Your privacy protections are of the utmost importance to SipScience. As such, for all users of the App (”Member Customers”), we have chosen to adhere to the stringent statutory privacy regulations of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA ensures that California residents have certain rights regarding their privacy and personal information. If you are a resident of the State of California, and by application of this policy, a SipScience Member Customer, this policy will inform you of your rights as well as detail certain disclosures required under the CCPA.
This App is not intended for persons under the age of 21, and we will not knowingly collect information from persons under the age of 21.
WHAT DOES SIPSCIENCE DO?
SipScience is a data aggregation company that helps you have a better experience when purchasing alcohol at bars and restaurants. Non-Subscription Users can use the App to locate bars and other venues. For those users who pay a monthly fee ("Subscription Users"), you receive virtual drink tokens to use at an associated venue of your choice to gain discounts on drinks at those venues. In this policy, we refer to Non-Subscription Users and Subscription Users collectively as "Member Customers".
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DOES SIPSCIENCE COLLECT?
Data You Provide to Us: When you sign up to use the App you provide your first, last name, email, phone number, date of birth, geographic location, and credit card information. We also ask introductory questions about your drink preferences.
Data Collected Automatically Through Your Use of the Site: The App tracks your drink and food orders, as well as the location of these purchases, how much the items cost, and when they were purchased.
Cookies, Web Beacons and Other Similar Technologies: The App tracks your location via device identifier both while using the App and in the background. Users may opt out of background tracking on their mobile device via location settings or through the App.
Data From Others: We may use data collected from other sources that are trusted third party credit firms such as Experian. Data from us and from those firms are combined and anonymized and the anonymized data may be shared with third parties.
Other Data: We may ask you additional questions or we may obtain data from others in order to understand you and what services and offers you may want. Such information may include lifestyle, preference, and interest information, and demographic information such as gender, ethnicity, education, household income, and marital status.
WHAT DOES SIPSCIENCE DO WITH THE PERSONAL INFORMATION IT COLLECTS?
App: We use the information you provide to us for operation of the App and to complete purchases and other in-app functions.
Communication: We use your contact information to communicate with you directly about the functionality of the App, security, customer service, promotions, as well as any other items regarding the use of the App. Please be aware that you can change your communication preferences at any time, but you cannot opt out of service messages from us, including security and legal notices.
Customer Support: We use your information to assist with customer service inquiries, and to respond and resolve customer complaints and issues.
Marketing: We use your information to develop our marketing strategy as well as offer promotions and select offers. [For example, we may use your purchase information for types of advertising known as Purchase-Based Advertising and Interest-Based Advertising. Purchase-Based Advertising uses your purchase history to present ads that are more relevant to you. Interest-Based Advertising uses your online behavior across multiple websites that you visit in order to predict your preferences and show you ads most likely of interest to you. These advertising strategies only tailor the ads that are presented to you and do not increase the number of ads you will see.] Any information shared with third-party companies in accordance with an advertising strategy will be anonymized and lack personally identifiable information.
Research and Development: We use your information for research, analytics, record-keeping and reporting services. In addition, we sell your information and obtain anonymized data sets in order to improve our App, develop new ideas, and enhance our marketing efforts.
WHO DOES SIPSCIENCE SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH?
We will disclose your personal information to the following categories of recipients or in the following circumstances:
To Third Party Purchasers: These third parties will receive only anonymized data that lacks any personally identifiable information.
To Third Party Services and Partners: Third party service providers and partners who provide data processing and other services to us, or who otherwise process personal information for purposes that are described in this Privacy Notice or notified to you when we collect your personal information;
To Regulatory Agencies: Any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary as a matter of applicable law or regulation, to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or to protect your vital interests or those of any other person;
To Potential Acquirers: In connection with an actual or potential merger, sale, acquisition, investment, assignment, reorganization, joint venture, or transfer of all or part of SipScience’s business, assets, affiliates, including if SipScience should ever file for bankruptcy or a related proceeding, provided that we inform the relevant third party that it must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Notice.
HOW DOES SIPSCIENCE KEEP MY PERSONAL INFORMATION SECURE?
We use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information to protect the personal information that we collect and process about you. We use industry-standard protocols to encrypt the information we exchange with you. That way, access to data is limited through the use of technological safeguards. We use leading third party payment processors to process payment information. Your password and login information are never shared.
YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
You have the right to opt-out of receiving direct marketing communications we send you at any time. To opt-out, email [email@example.com].
Under the CCPA, residents in California, and by application of this policy SipScience Member Customers, have certain rights with respect to the personal information collected by businesses. You may exercise the following rights regarding your personal information, subject to certain exceptions and limitations:
Right to Know About Certain Information Collected, Disclosed, or Sold: For certain categories of personal information, the right to request a list of what personal information we disclosed to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the names and addresses of those third parties; the right to know the categories and specific pieces of personal information we collect, use, disclose, and sell about you, the categories of sources from which we collected your personal information, our purposes for collecting or selling your personal information, the categories of your personal information that we have either sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties with which we have shared personal information.
If you wish to know the personal information collected, disclosed, or sold, please email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Right to Request Deletion of Data: The right to request that we delete the personal information we have collected from you or maintain about you.
If you wish to request deletion of your personal information that has been collected, please email [email@example.com].
Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Data: The right to opt out of our sale(s) of your personal information that we may collect as described above.
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO OPT-OUT: If you do not want SipScience to sell your personal information, please email [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Right to Non-Discrimination for the Exercise of Your Privacy Rights. The right not to receive discriminatory treatment if you exercise your privacy rights under the CCPA. This means that if you opt-out of the sale of your personal information, for example, SipScience can't refuse to provide membership to the App. However, to the extent that SipScience has based the App and membership on value attributed to consumer data, SipScience may provide a different type of service as described in the Notice of Financial Incentive.
Authorized Agent. If you have an authorized agent to make a request to SipScience pursuant to the CCPA, please email [email@example.com] and we will provide instructions on authorizing the agent hereunder.
Terms and Conditions
Date: April 16, 2020
These Terms of Service (“Terms of Service”) are a legal agreement between you (“you”, “your”) and CC App Holdings, Inc. dba SipScience (“SipScience”, “SS”, “we”, “our”) governing your use of SipScience’s mobile application (the “App”), and any information, text, graphics, or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the App (collectively, “Content”). We may, at our discretion, change, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Service at any time without prior notice. We will notify you of any material changes made to these Terms of Service through a notification in the App.
YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE APP, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE 21 YEARS OR OLDER AND THAT YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
Your use of the App is also governed by the applicable current end user license agreement which is made available through the third party distributor (such as the Apple App Store or Android Market) with the understanding that if there is conflict between any provision in these Terms of Service and the end user license agreement, the conflicting provision in these Terms of Service will prevail.
Please read these Terms of Service carefully. By accessing, viewing, using, or browsing the App, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. You agree that each time you use the App, you will be subject to the Terms of Service current as of the time of use. Continued use of the App will constitute a confirmation that you have read, accepted, and agreed to be bound by the current version of the Terms of Service. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, DO NOT USE THE APP.
THE APP: SipScience is a data aggregation company that helps you have a better experience when purchasing alcohol at bars and restaurants. Non-Subscription Users can use the App to locate bars and other venues. For those users who pay a monthly fee ("Subscription Users"), you receive virtual drink tokens to use at an associated venue of your choice to gain discounts on drinks at those venues and you can use the App to settle your bill with the participating venue, including any tip and taxes. In these Terms of Service, we may refer to Non-Subscription Users and Subscription Users collectively as "Member Customers"
YOUR MEMBER ACCOUNT: You must create an account in order to use the App. To create an account you must provide complete and accurate information, including a valid credit card, and you will be asked to provide a user name and password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use the account, username, or password of someone else at any time. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. We will not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. We will assume that anyone using the App or transacting through your account is you and you are solely responsible for any activity that occurs under your account. Your account is non-transferable. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by us, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.
OWNERSHIP: You understand and acknowledge that the App and all content on the App are proprietary to SipScience or its licensors. When you use the App: (i) SipScience grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, nonexclusive, revocable license to use the App pursuant to these Terms of Service; and (ii) you agree not to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works from, publicly display, publicly perform, license, sell, or re-sell any content, products, or services obtained from or through the App without the express permission of SipScience. All trademarks and logos are owned by SipScience or our licensors and you may not copy or use them in any manner.
YOUR USE OF THE APP: You agree that your use of the App is subject to applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Additionally, you represent to us each time you use the App:
• You have reached the legal drinking age in the United States;
• You will not use the App to purchase alcoholic beverages unless you can present a valid, government issued photo I.D. verifying your age;
• You are not incapacitated;
• Any purchases are for your consumption only or a person accompanying you who has reached the legal drinking age in the United States and can present a valid, government issued photo I.D. verifying such person's age; and
• You will not use the App for illegal purposes
TERMINATION OR SUSPENSION OF ACCOUNT: SipScience reserves the right to terminate your account if you violate these Terms of Service. In addition, if you are reported by the venue to have engaged in excessive drinking, belligerent behavior, or behavior that is harmful or offensive to others, including but not limited to venue patrons or staff, SipScience reserves the right to suspend or terminate your account. You may terminate, or temporarily suspend, your own account, or reactivate an account that has been suspended, by contacting SipScience at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
SIPSCIENCE CREDITS. From time to time, and in our sole discretion, SipScience may offer you drink credits. These credits are not redeemable for cash or cash equivalents, are non-transferable, and may not be applied to prior purchases.
ACCESS TO THE APP. SipScience retains the right in our sole discretion, to deny service or use of the App at any time and for any reason. While we use reasonable efforts to keep the App and your account available, the App and/or your account may be unavailable from time to time. You understand and agree that there may be interruptions in the access to, and functionality of, the App. These interruptions may be within out control, such as for routine maintenance, or outside of our control, such as in the event of a force majeure.
FEES; PAYMENTS; MEMBERSHIP:
You may use the App to purchase beverages at participating venues, but in order to take advantage of SipScience discounts you must pay a subscription fee. You hereby authorize SipScience and its merchant provider(s) to charge your credit card in advance for all applicable fees and charges incurred by you or on your behalf in connection with your use of the App. You are solely responsible for all charges, fees, duties, taxes, and assessments arising out of any use of your account by you or anyone else using your account.
SipScience reserves the right to change the amount of, or basis for determining, any fees or charges for services it provides, and to institute new fees, charges, or terms at any time. We will post a notification on the App of any changes to the membership fees.
If you cancel your membership, any member fees paid will not be refunded. You will still be obligated to pay any other charges incurred using the App – if you have a balance due on your account, you agree that SipScience can charge these unpaid fees to your credit card.
Your membership will be automatically renewed. The renewal charge shall be equal to the original sign-up price, unless otherwise notified in advance by us to you (whether directly by email or by notification via the App). If you wish to cancel your membership, email [email@example.com].
Your right to use the App to purchase items at a participating venue is subject to any expenditure limits established by your credit card issuer. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card or your charge is returned for any reason, including chargeback, SipScience reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access to the App and your account.
If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your user name, password, or any credit, debit, or charge card number stored), notify SipScience immediately to avoid possible liability for any unauthorized charges to your account.
It is your responsibility to notify SipScience if your credit card has changed or has expired and to make appropriate changes or your service may be disconnected or interrupted.
[USER CONTENT: You grant SipScience a license to use any materials you post to the App. By posting, downloading, displaying, performing, transmitting, or otherwise distributing information or other content (“User Content”) to the App, you are granting SipScience, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives a license to use User Content in connection with the operation of the business of SipScience, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives, including without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat User Content. You will not be compensated for any User Content. You agree that we may publish or otherwise disclose your name in connection with your User Content. By posting User Content on the App, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content.]
[COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: SipScience will immediately suspend or terminate your use of the App if there is an allegation or finding of infringement of the rights of SipScience or of a third party, or a violation of any intellectual property laws or regulations. If you have evidence, know, or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want SipScience to delete, edit, or disable the material in question, you must provide us with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit SipScience to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit SipScience to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to our designated agent at: [firstname.lastname@example.org].
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY: SIPSCIENCE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. SIPSCIENCE IS MAKING THE APP AVAILABLE “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE APP. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SIPSCIENCE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE APP, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. SIPSCIENCE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE APP WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE APP WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
LIMITED LIABILITY: SIPSCIENCE'S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL SIPSCIENCE BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE APP OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY SIPSCIENCE. This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action.
ASSIGNMENT: You may not assign these Terms of Service, or any rights, benefits, or obligations hereunder without express permission of SipScience.
GOVERNING LAW: These Terms of Service are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Any action to enforce a party's rights hereunder may only be brought in the State and Federal courts located in the City of New York, New York, and each party irrevocably consents to this jurisdiction and will not assert a claim that this is an inconvenient forum. The prevailing party in any actions will be entitled to an award or reimbursement of its reasonable fees and costs including attorneys' fees.
COPYRIGHT: All contents of the App are: Copyright © 2020 CC Holdings, Inc. dba SipScience.