Common Areas, LLC Privacy Policy

Common Areas, LLC (“Common Areas”) understands that our users are concerned about how personal information is collected and used. Please be assured that we take privacy very seriously and are committed to safeguarding personal information. This notice describes our Privacy Policy, which covers the personal information that we collect on our websites (our “Sites”) and mobile applications (our “Apps”). By accessing and using our Sites and Apps, you are agreeing to be legally bound by this Privacy Policy.

The Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, and applies to the use and sharing of personal information collected on and after the date that this Privacy Policy is posted. You should check the date of the policy and review any changes since the last version.

As used in this Privacy Policy, “Common Areas” includes all of its subsidiary and affiliated entities. Common Areas is referred to in this Privacy Policy as “we,” “us,” “our,” and “ourselves.” We will refer to our www.commonareas.com website as well as any other websites operated by Common Areas as the “Site(s).” We will refer to the Common Areas™ app and any other mobile applications we own as the “App(s).” The Site(s), App(s), and any related services operated by Common Areas will collectively be referred to as Common Areas’ “Service(s)”.

1. Information Collection and Use

Common Areas is determined to protect your privacy, and takes reasonable steps to this end, such as requiring a password at login. No Internet, e-mail, or other electronic communication is ever fully secure or error free, so you should take special care in deciding what information you send us. You, the user, are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your login information.

When you create or reconfigure a Common Areas account, or when you access, login, or visit the Service or use the App, you provide some personal information that particularly identifies you. (“Personally Identifiable Information”). This includes your name, username, password, and e-mail address that are required when you sign up for the Sites. You may also register using other information, such as your gender, telephone number(s), address, business name, business type, business role, fax number, and website address. You may provide this information directly to us when you register for an account on our Site. Your name, profile pictures, location and action item pictures, gender, company(s), username, and name are public. You may also choose to post content (such as service provider comments and ratings, photographs, information you choose to share when you take an action, such as when you add a contact, add an action item, add a location, add a checklist) that you may share with others. However, you do not have to provide this information to us.

The Personally Identifiable Information you provide is used for such purposes as providing you with the Services, improving our Services and communicating with you about specials and new features. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages or the instructions on our Site. We may also use the Personally Identifiable Information to research the effectiveness of our Services. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by Common Areas in the United States or any other country where Common Areas operates.

Passive Collection: We collect information passively using servers that automatically record information created by your use of the Services. This information may include:

  • Your IP address
  • Technical information about your computer or mobile device (such as device type, browser type, your mobile carrier, operating system, application identifier, installed application version, and/or last access time)
  • Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.)
  • The unique identification number of your mobile device
  • The geographic location of your (mobile) device (specific geographic location if you’ve enabled collection of that information, or general geographic location automatically)
  • The referring domain, pages visited and order in which those pages were visited
  • The amount of time spent on particular screens, and the dates and times of your requests
  • Search terms

Other actions, such as interactions with our Site, App and advertisements, may also be collected. We may use this information to determine the frequency with which our users visit various parts of our Site, or use various functions of our App to help diagnose problems with our servers, to administer the Services, and to conduct research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personally Identifiable Information and other information provided to us. Such research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis.

Cookies: We may use “cookie” technology to collect additional Site usage data and improve our Services to deliver content specific to your interests. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services. With the use of cookies, you will not be required to reenter your login data upon each visit. Your web browser can be configured to warn you each time a cookie is being stored, or to turn off all cookies.

Pixel Tags: We may embed pixel tags (also called web beacons or clear GIFs) on web pages, ads, and emails. These tiny, invisible graphics are used to access cookies and track user activities (such as how many times a page is viewed.) We use pixel tags to measure the popularity of our features and services.

Mobile Device IDs: If you’re using the Apps, we may use mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to a device by the manufacturer), instead of or in addition to cookies, to recognize you. We do this to store your preferences and track your use of our Apps. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted.

2. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Common Areas may share or disclose certain Personally Identifiable Information with your consent. You may request that Common Areas not disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. You may do so either at the time you register or by contacting us by writing to us at the address listed below.

Controlling what is shared when you share with others

When others share information about you, they can also choose to make it public. Just like when you share information by email or elsewhere on the web, information you share on the Site can be re-shared. This means that if you share something on Common Areas, anyone who can see it can share it with others.

Purchase or Sale of Businesses: From time to time we may purchase a business or one or more of our businesses may be sold, and your personally identifiable information may be transferred as a part of the purchase or sale.

Disclosures Required by Law and Other Possible Disclosures: We will disclose Personal Information when we believe in good faith that such disclosures are required by law or that disclosure is necessary, for example, to comply with a court order or subpoena; will help to enforce our Terms of Use; enforce contest, sweepstakes, promotions, and/or game rules; protect your safety or security; or protect the safety and security of the Services, us, or third parties, including the safety and security of property that belongs to us or third parties.

Service Providers: We may engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to the obligations mirroring the protections of this Privacy Policy.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information with affiliates, agents and business partners of Common Areas. We may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our Services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.

State Privacy Rights: Depending on your state of residence, you may have additional privacy rights. Common Areas will comply with any requirements as and where provided under the applicable state laws.

If you would like to modify any personal information you previously submitted our Sites or Apps, visit your account information section for each site or app to which you made the submission. If you have agreed to receive communications from us or to permit us to share your personal information with third parties, you may request that, in the future, we not send you communications or share your personal information by writing to us at our corporate address at:

Attn: Privacy

Common Areas, LLC

195 South C Street, Suite 250

Tustin, CA 92780

You can also make this request by visiting your account information section for each Site or App. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to send you administrative messages relating to the Site or App (e.g., about changes to this Privacy Policy). If at any time you would like us to deactivate your user account, please write to us at our corporate address or visit your account information section for each site and app. Please note that (1) we may retain your personal information in back-up storage after deactivation, and (2) we are not responsible for removing information about you from the database of any third parties to whom you previously authorized us to share your personal information.

3. Our Policy Towards Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act imposes certain requirements on websites directed at children under 13 that collect information on those children, and on websites that knowingly collect information on children under 13. Our Services are not directed at children under 13 and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, you should not register to become a member or provide any personally information through this Site. If you have reason to believe that a child under 13 has provided personal information to Common Areas through the Services, please contact us at (PRIVACY@), and we will endeavor to delete that information.

4. Modifying Your Personally Identifiable Information

To keep your Personally Identifiable Information accurate, current and complete, we provide you with tools to access or modify such information you provided to us and associated with your account.

5. Information From Users Outside the United States

If you are outside the United States, your information will be sent to and stored in the United States, where our servers are located. By using our Services, you agree to the information collection, use, and sharing practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Notice to California Residents: A California resident who has provided personal information to a business with whom he/she has established a business relationship for personal, family, or household purposes (“California customer”) is entitled to request information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, upon receipt of a request by a California customer, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed.

A business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its Privacy Policy) a policy of not disclosing a customer’s personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure or gives customers a mechanism to opt out of having their personal information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. The business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise the right.

6. Notice of Changes

If changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you either by e-mail or on the Site. If changes are material, we will provide you additional prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances.

Last updated: May 16, 2017