Privacy Policy

TLDR: Pine does not own your data, nor does it sell it to any 3rd party.

Please read the privacy policy below before you continue to use this app, as your current and future use of the app shall be taken as your agreement to be bound by the terms of this policy. This policy details all the information that we collect about/from you, our method of information collection, and how we use, share, and protect your personal information on our app. If you disagree with Pine’s privacy policy in any way, you should immediately stop using the app.

The personal information we collect

Pine may collect private information about you in the following ways: Information that you willingly provide: This is the private information you willingly provide directly to us when you undergo the registration process to become a user of our app and services. This will definitely include your email address. If you so wish, you may also willingly provide us with your full name. If you use your Google account to log in, you understand that we may store your email, name, photo, language and google ID. Automatically provided information: When you use our app, some information may be provided automatically to us by your device because our web servers automatically recognize all users’ IP address or domain name, and may routinely collect information about your browser and operating system. It may also collect information about your internet service provider (ISP), clickstream data, referring and exit pages, and/or date and time stamp. The kind of information gathered in this manner is in no way private or personal and does not specifically identify you. Rather, it helps us to customize our app to better meet users’ needs and enrich their online experience

Use and disclosure of your personal information

Pine may use your personal information for the following reasons:

  • To provide the service that you request
  • To respond to any queries or complaints that you may have
  • To run and fully manage the provision of our services
  • To authenticate your identity
  • To provide you with our customer services
  • To obey all applicable laws and regulatory requirements, which may include complying with a request made by a government authority as it relates to legal proceedings or for the detection or prevention of fraud and other financial crimes.

Disclosing private information to third parties

We may make available your private information to the following third parties but only under the following circumstances: Service Providers: Pine uses various service providers to perform certain tasks and functions and to provide services to us. We may share your private information with these service providers, but our disclosure to then under this situation is subject to confidentiality obligations that are in line with this Privacy Policy. These third parties are also under a legal agreement with us to only use your private information on our behalf, pursuant to our instructions and for no other purpose. To comply with the law: We may share your private information with relevant law enforcement or government authorities if we believe that this is necessary to do so in compliance with a law or legal request; if it is required for us to do so in order to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud security, or technical issues; or to safeguard our rights and/or property. Barring the circumstances above, we will never knowingly transfer, sell or share any of your personal information with a third party.

Children’s privacy

Our app and included services and content are intentioned for an adult audience and are not in any way targeted at or directed towards children. This means that we will never intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 18, except this is done with parental consent or as allowed by law.

Our use of cookies

Like most websites and apps do, we use the cookies technology here at Pine. Such cookies technology makes it very easy for our app to recognize your browser by capturing and retaining certain information about your browser, so that you can have an enhanced and more fulfilling personalized experience when next you visit our app. You may elect or disable to turn off all cookies on your device, but may not, as a result of this, have access to the many unique features that make our app experience more efficient.

Security of information

To ensure that your personal information remains safe while in our hands, we implement a variety of security measures, and this encompasses physical, administrative, and technical safeguards. We deploy the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology to protect personal information, and this means that your information can only be accessed by a limited number of authorized specialists who are thereafter mandated by law to keep the information confidential. You however understand and fully accept that there is no full guarantee of data security for any information transmitted through the internet. We will therefore not bear any legal responsibility for any unauthorized access to your information that is beyond our control.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may from time to time review and revise this Privacy Policy as we deem fit and we will do this without prior notice to any user. We will make available such reviews and/or revisions on the app by publishing it, so that you are always informed and educated about the type of information that we collect and just how we use such information. Your use of the Pine app after any such changes are published shall mean that you are fully in agreement with the modified privacy policy.