Privacy Policy

The Grrid is an online site, providing users with the opportunity to share travel reviews, advice, photos and more with others. The terms “we”, “us”, “our”, “The Grrid” refer to The Grrid Inc., a company registered in Delaware, USA. The terms “you” and “your” refers to the customer visiting the website and/or contributing content on The Grrid. We respect your privacy and are committed to safeguard the personal data you provide through this site or through other services offered by The Grrid (the "Service"). This Privacy Policy helps you to understand what data The Grrid collects, and how we use it.

This Privacy Policy applies to your use of the Service and we encourage you to read this document before using the Service. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Service. We encourage you to review the Policy whenever you access the Services to stay informed about our information practices.

  • General

    We receive and store any information you enter on our Service. This includes personal information that can identify you (“personal information”) which includes, but is not limited to, your first and last names, username, email address, and travel preferences. We may also collect non-personal data, meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you. Non-personal data may also be the result of the removal of personal information from the data. We collect and use both types of information.

    We also collect information from third parties such as social networking sites. When you sign-up or sign-in to The Grrid using a social networking site, we collect the information that you’ve made available made available pursuant to your privacy settings on the social networking site. This includes, but is not limited to your first and last names, profile picture and email address.

    We will also collect data that is technically gathered when you use our Service. This data may include your access times, pages viewed, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type and language and the website you visited before navigating to our Service. We may also infer your geographic location based on your IP address. One of our goals in collecting this information is to help us understand your interests and preferences so that we can customize your user experience on the Service.

    We store and process personal and non-personal information for the purposes of creating Service accounts, using, maintaining, customizing and developing the Service, contacting users, providing services, sending marketing information to users, enabling communication in the Service, conducting research and creating reports. In order to enhance the Service, The Grrid may use tools or third-party analytical software to collect and use non-personal data.

    The Grrid will pursue to take appropriate measures in order to prevent unauthorized access to personal data, any inappropriate use thereof and any possible inaccuracies. All personnel processing personal data are obliged to keep such information strictly confidential.

  • Disclosure of Information

    The Grrid will not disclose personal information to third parties for direct marketing, market research, polls or public registers without your consent. Aggregate or anonymous information about you may be shared with advertisers, publishers, business partners, and other third parties.

    In exceptional circumstances, personal data may be disclosed to third parties if required under any applicable law or regulation or order by competent authorities, or in order to enforce the Terms and Conditions of the Service as well as to guarantee safety of the Service.

    The Grrid may share your information in connection with a merger, sale of our assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business.

    The Grrid may use external service providers to provide technical solutions or services for processing stored data. This includes such third party services as e-mail service providers, credit card processors, data analyzers and business intelligence providers. The Grrid has right to share personal data as necessary for the aforementioned service providers to provide their services to The Grrid. The Grrid is not liable for the acts and omissions of these third parties.

  • Data Protection and How Personal Information is Secured

    The database is maintained in external service providers’ servers, and is protected by appropriate industry standards, technical and organizational safety measures. The database will be accessible only to those persons expressly authorized by The Grrid.

    Some of the third-party companies, agents, and contractors that we engage to perform services on our behalf may need to transfer your personal information internationally in order to provide their services, including to territories outside of the USA. Some territories may not have data protection laws as strict as those within the USA, but we have implemented measures to safeguard your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy at all times.

  • Sharing Information

    When you use the Service, you may form connections, send messages, perform searches, create travel guides, add reviews, and transmit information through various channels. We collect this information so that we can provide you the Service and offer personalized features. In most cases, we retain it so that, for instance, you can return to view travel guides you’ve created or easily see your connections list.

    You post User Content (as defined in The Grrid’s Terms and Conditions) on the Service at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your User Content. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your User Content, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Content on the Service will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on the Service. Further, you understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your User Content.

  • Invite a Connection

    The Service enables You to invite new connections to The Grrid. In order to do so, you must submit the email address of the contact you wish to invite to join the Service, and you accept that by doing so, an email invitation will be sent on your behalf, to the relevant email address, and that a reminder email could be sent to that contact on your behalf. By inviting a contact to join the site, you agree that you have obtained prior consent from them to send them such an invitation and a reminder. The Grrid stores the email address of the contacts for the purpose of automatically adding the respondent to your Connections list once they join The Grrid. The Grrid does not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication.

  • Cookies

    A cookie is a string of information or a small text file that a website stores on a visitor’s computer/device, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The Grrid uses cookies to help it identify and track visitors, their usage of the Service, and their website access preferences, improving quality, tailoring recommendations, and developing the Service. If you do not wish to have cookies placed on your computers/devices, you should set your browser to refuse cookies before using the Service, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

    The cookies will not enable The Grrid to access and review information stored on your computer/device. The Grrid may feature advertisements served by third parties that deliver cookies to your computer/device so the content accessed and advertisements can be tracked. These third party services shall be governed by the privacy policies of those third parties, and The Grrid is not responsible for such third party data collection.

  • Account Information

    You may update, correct or delete information about you at any time by logging into your online account. If you wish to deactivate your account, please email us at info@thegrrid.com, but note that we may retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time

  • Notifications

    You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails by following the instructions in those emails. If you opt-out, The Grrid may still send you non-promotional customer information, such as emails about your account or The Grrid’s ongoing business relations.

  • Changes to the Privacy Policy

    The Grrid may change this Privacy Policy at The Grrid’s sole discretion. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time to review the most current version.

  • Children’s Privacy

    The Grrid is a general audience site and does not offer services directed at children. Should a minor whom we know to be 13 years of age or younger send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as is reasonably possible.

  • Your California Privacy Rights

    California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please write to us at legal@thegrrid.com.

  • Contact

    You can contact us by emailing info@thegrrid.com. We will endeavor to respond to all questions and comments as soon as possible.