WHAT DOES PĀYZERO® DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Our Online Privacy Notice (the “Notice”) describes the information we collect from and about you during your visit to our website (the “Site”). It also explains how we use information about you, with whom we share it, and how we protect it. “We,” “us” and “our” means pāyZero® Incorporated doing business as (“DBA”) “pāyZero® financial.” “You” and “your” means, as applicable, each person who accesses the Site.
Personal Information We Collect
We collect Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) about you from the information you provide to us when you visit our Site. This information may include, but is not limited to:
- Social Security Number in whole or part
- Phone numbers (including mobile)
- Email address
- Date of birth
- Current residential information, including mortgage or rent payments
- Employment information
- Income information
- Internet Protocol (IP) Address and domain
- Geo-location of your computer or mobile device
- Mobile carrier information and Internet Service Provider
We use personal information collected online for various functions, which may include:
- Processing your request for services, products, or information
- Improving our customer service and products
- Facilitating your participation in online activities.
For example, we may use your information when you complete an online application for a product or service to process and evaluate your application. If you request product information, we may use the information you provide to mail you the information you request.
In addition, we may collect and use the information for analytic purposes, market research, or marketing purposes, as allowed by law.
How Personal Information Is Shared
We may share the personal information we collect about you with third parties, such as companies performing services on our behalf to provide the products or services you have requested.
As permitted by law, we may also share information collected about you with companies with formal agreements to offer you financial products and services.
We may share information about you with our affiliates and with non-affiliates for analysis, market research, and marketing purposes as allowed by law.
Finally, we may disclose your personal information as otherwise permitted or required by law.
Information Collected Via Cookies
We use various technologies, including cookies, to collect information about your online/mobile activity when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that a website server stores on your computer or device. They are typically used to remember your account login preferences, monitor website traffic, provide customer support like live chat and help us better customize our Site for your individual preferences.
We may also use Flash® objects (sometimes called “Local Shared Objects”) as part of our online authentication to help us recognize your computer when you come back to our Site. We do not use Flash objects for any online behavioral advertising purpose.
You can disable cookies by making the appropriate selection from your browser options to inform you when cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. However, if you choose to disable or delete cookies, you may limit the functionality we can provide when you visit our Site.
Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA) on Third Party Sites
There are two ways we use OBA on third-party websites and mobile apps that are not affiliated with pāZero®.
pāZero® has adopted the use of the AdChoices Icon (also known as the Advertising Option Icon) on our interest-based advertising (excluding ads appearing on platforms that do not accept the icon). You can click the AdChoices Icon to learn more and control whether or not you receive this type of advertising from participating companies.
We also use device information, particularly in mobile advertising, to help deliver our ads and measure ad campaign effectiveness. pāyZero® and the companies we work with won’t collect any personally identifiable information (PII) but may collect your device information when you visit one of our sites or see our ads. Compiling and comparing this information creates a unique ID for individual devices and can be “matched” to the same information on other sites or mobile applications. Some companies we work with are also able to associate related devices into households based on common characteristics, such as IP addresses.
“Do Not Track” Signals
We do not respond to Web browser “Do Not Track” signals at this time. To prevent pāZero® or third parties from tracking, you can access your browser settings and disable or delete your cookies.
No Data “Capture” with Planning Tools
From time to time, there may be planning tools throughout our Site to help you make the financial decisions that are right for you. If these tools are available, we encourage you to try all of your “what-if” scenarios as often as you like. Examples include loan calculators. We do not capture the personal information you provide on these planning tools unless you apply for a loan while using the device.
Security Of Your Personal Information
We restrict access to the personal information obtained from our website to only those employees, agents, and contractors who need it to do their jobs. We maintain administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect your personal information.
Additionally, companies that provide online services on our behalf are required by contract to protect customer information. They are only allowed to use the information they collect for the purpose of providing the services that we have contracted to them.
Personal Information About Children
We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information about children under the age of 13 unless the personal information is provided by a parent, legal guardian, or authorized adult. Our websites are not intended for children under 13. Visit the Federal Trade Commission website for more information on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Public Forums Available on Our Sites and Social Media
Public forums are available on our Sites, and they may include text, photographs, and videos that are accessible to the general public. Unless we tell you otherwise, any information you disclose in these areas may become public information.
You should use caution when deciding to disclose personal information in these areas.
If you have questions about our privacy or security practices, please call us toll-free at (833) 321-9376 or email us at support@pāyZerofinancial.com
Changes to this Notice
This Notice is effective October 31, 2019. We reserve the right to alter this Notice at our discretion. Any change to this Notice will be posted on our Site in a timely manner.