What is this document?
This policy is a part of the ALLAKAZAM member agreement, and it controls over any conflicts with that agreement. Please read this policy carefully. By visiting, joining, or using ALLAKAZAM, or otherwise indicating that you agree to this policy, you consent to and authorize our using your personal information as described in this policy. If you don’t consent to us using your information as described, please stop using ALLAKAZAM and, if you are a member, delete your account. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Who or what is ALLAKAZAM?
ALLAKAZAM is the shared economy rental network; we hope that persons everywhere will use the ALLAKAZAM platform to help any Consumer, rent in or out any product or service at any place at any time and also be able to give something back to the community, support causes and/or charities. ALLAKAZAM is a sophisticated social rental network that turns your household items into generating money for you. Platform to help consumers Earn, Rent, Experience, Share and Participate.
We use “ALLAKAZAM” here to refer to the ALLAKAZAM.com website and our iOS and Android apps (also referred to as our “Services”) that provide you with access to that platform. We also use “ALLAKAZAM” to refer to the companies operating our Services.
If you live in the United States, the Services are operated and provided to you by ALLAKAZAM.com, LLC., 1585 Barrington Rd #204, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
What are ALLAKAZAM’s rules and expectations about member privacy and information?
ALLAKAZAM can be a great way for members to come together and build community. To make it work, we have some clear ground rules and expectations about member information and privacy:
Violating any of the above or other aspects of the ALLAKAZAM Member Agreement may lead to a loss of account privileges, potentially including a permanent ban from ALLAKAZAM.
What information does ALLAKAZAM collect, and how?
ALLAKAZAM collects information a few different ways:
We collect information from you, when you give it to us directly or give us the OK to get it from another source.
For example, when you register for ALLAKAZAM, you voluntarily provide your name, profile photo, email address, and similar information. Here are some other ways that you might provide us with information: If you decide to invite new members to join ALLAKAZAM, you might share their residential or email address with us, or share your contacts with us, so we can send an invitation and follow-up reminders on your behalf.
We collect information from your browser, computer, or mobile device, which provide us with technical information when you use ALLAKAZAM as a visitor or a member. Like nearly every other online service, we automatically collect technical information which is created when you visit or use ALLAKAZAM or read a message from us, including:
We collect information from our vendors and, in the US, from advertisers. For example, we obtain map information from mapping companies, and an advertiser may provide us with information about whether a sponsored post on ALLAKAZAM led to purchases.
We collect information from public sources, such as census data, street addresses, property lot maps, and postal address change information. This helps us understand our members and potential areas for expansion.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use information to identify and invite potential new members, and to set up new ALLAKAZAM communities.
We use information to get you started on ALLAKAZAM:
We use information to operate ALLAKAZAM and to improve our products and features:
Where available (currently, only in the US), we use information to provide and improve sponsored posts and other commercial offerings. Privacy is an important tenet on ALLAKAZAM, so we do not give your personal information to advertisers without your authorization. Rather, we use information:
What choices do you have?
We work to give you control over what and how you choose to share on ALLAKAZAM.
You have choices about sharing your profile information:
You have choices about invitations and reminders:
You have choices about whether, how, and with whom you share Content:
You have choices about the emails and notifications we send you:
If you granted ALLAKAZAM access to geolocation information from your mobile device, you can revoke that grant at any time by changing the settings on your mobile device.
You may choose to move your account to a new community, or to deactivate or delete your account:
How does ALLAKAZAM share information about me with third parties?
ALLAKAZAM is a platform for neighbors to share helpful information with each other. To that end, we make the Content you post on ALLAKAZAM, such as posts, replies, messages, and profile information, available to other ALLAKAZAM members based on the preferences in your settings, the preferences on the Content you provide, and as described in this policy.
As we’ve said above, we know that you do not want spam or marketing calls from third parties, so we will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties, and we won’t share it with a third party unless we have your authorization.
A few words about advertising: With respect to advertisers on ALLAKAZAM in the US (and elsewhere when available), you always have a choice as to whether or how you interact with a sponsored post or other advertisement (for example, by replying or “thanking” them for the post or by clicking to learn more about an offer). If you reply to a sponsored post or other offer, we send your reply to the advertiser, and we may log your interaction as part of tracking the overall effectiveness of the ad.
We may customize the sponsored posts or other ad offerings you see on ALLAKAZAM based on information from our advertisers, on the demographics of your community, or on your actions on ALLAKAZAM. (For example, a home services company might prepare a de-identified scramble, or hash, of customer addresses, to allow us to match that with a similarly de-identified scramble (hash) of addresses of members on ALLAKAZAM, and use that to offer a special deal to those customers who are ALLAKAZAM members. Or, if you search on ALLAKAZAM for a particular product, we might show you ads for providers of that product or related products.) In the future, we may also offer ads that are personalized based on your actions off ALLAKAZAM; if we do this, we will provide you with notice and choices about it.
Our systems are not currently configured to accept browsers’ “Do Not Track” signals, as no industry-wide standard for handling them has been adopted.
We share some aggregated information about our communities with government agency members and other organizational members, such as statistics about community activity and size. Because of the special role played by government agency accounts, we may provide agency accounts with limited identifying personal information (first name and last initial) for community Leads, so that the agency can communicate directly with them.
We may also share aggregated or de-identified information with companies we do business with, including our advertisers (in the US or where available) as well as government agency members or other organizational members.
In limited circumstances (for example to highlight popular community resources or topics on the community’s home page), we may make snippets of Content available, without your name or other identifying information, to the public (meaning non-members and search engines).
We may share your personal information with third-party service providers doing work for us. These third parties are contractually required to use it only to provide their service to us, and contractually barred from using it for their own purposes. (For example, we use a company to help test and analyze the performance of our website and mobile applications.)
We may share your information within our “corporate family”, meaning ALLAKAZAM.com, LLC. the company that provides ALLAKAZAM in the United States, and its subsidiary.
FOIA/Sunshine Laws. Posts by government agency accounts, and your replies to those posts, may be subject to laws mandating public access to government records (such as the Freedom of Information Act/FOIA or state "sunshine" laws).
Legal and Safety Reasons. We may retain, preserve, or share your personal information if we have a good-faith belief that (a) we are legally required to do so in response to a legal request (e.g., a subpoena, search warrant, court order, or other request from law enforcement) or (b) that it is necessary or appropriate to do so to protect our rights, property, or safety; to enforce our Member Agreement or any other agreements we have with you; or to prevent physical injury or other harm to any person or entity, including yourself and members of the general public. Our legal team reviews every request received from law enforcement, and we frequently seek modifications of requests that we believe are procedurally flawed or too broad.
What else should you understand about your information and ALLAKAZAM?
Account Security. ALLAKAZAM uses technical and organizational measures intended to keep your data secure, including using https on our web pages to reduce the risk of unauthorized interception of your communications during your visits to the website. However, the internet is not a fully secure environment and we cannot guarantee that your personal information won’t be intercepted or improperly accessed. Please ensure that you keep your password safe and do not share it with anyone.
Accessing Your Information. You can access much of your ALLAKAZAM information by logging into your ALLAKAZAM account.
If you live in the United States, the Services are operated and provided to you by ALLAKAZAM.com, LLC. 520 W Lancaster Ct, Inverness, IL 60010
Other Services and Websites. In using ALLAKAZAM, you may come across links to websites and services operated by third parties (for example, if a member shares a link to a video on YouTube). These third parties have their own privacy policies, which will apply to your activity if you click on the link and access their website or service. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for such external sites’ privacy and security practices.