Privacy Policy

Çevremde ("Çevremde") knows that you take your privacy seriously. We are committed to giving you transparency of our privacy practices and control over your data in connection with Çevremde's Services. To that end,in addition to this Privacy Policy,we have developed the following other documents that complement and are part of this policy,all of which describe the data we collect,how we use it,with whom we share it,and your choices regarding your data:

  • Personal Information You Provide to Us: We receive and store any information you enter on our Services or provide to us in any other way. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name,email address,phone number,birthday,Twitter and/or Facebook usernames,location,use information regarding your use of our Services,and browser information. We automatically receive your location when you use the Services. We use various technologies to determine location,such as location services of the applicable operating system or browser and sensor data from your device that may,for example,provide information on nearby Wi-Fi- access points and cell towers. The Personal Information you provide is used for such purposes as allowing you to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Services,improving the content of the Services,customizing the advertising and content you and your friends see (including Çevremde or third-party advertising or content),and communicating with you about specials and new features. Your Services account will be associated with your email (and optionally a phone number) and this account will be used for all our Services that you use. Information you provide to one of our Services may be used with other Services you or your friends use. For example,location information we receive in connection with your use of one of our apps may be used to customize the content you and your friends see in another of our apps. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the Services of our community to your needs,to research the effectiveness of our network and Services,and to develop new tools for the community.
  • Information Collected Automatically: When you use the Services,Çevremde automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform,including your location,IP address,browser type,operating information,mobile carrier,device and application IDs,cookie information,and the page you requested. We treat this data as non-Personal Information,except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. Unless otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy,Çevremde only uses this data in aggregate form. We may provide aggregate information to our partners about how our users,collectively,use our Services,so that our partners may also understand how often people use their services and our Services.
  • Information We Receive from Third Parties: We receive and store information from third parties that interact in some way with the Services or that provide services to us in connection with the Services. For example,if you unlock a Çevremde special that is redeemed through a credit card swipe,the credit card processor may tell us information about the redemption such as the time that your card was swiped. In addition,you may choose to use apps that share your Personal Information,activities and/or content with Çevremde. Please read the privacy policy of any such app so that you understand its sharing practices.
  • How is My Information Shared?

    Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone,though,as described more fully in this section below (under "Publicly Available Information,the Çevremde API,and Apps"),your publicly-available information is available to third parties,and we may provide it to third parties,by license or otherwise. The default user settings for all data about you that is visible to others is summarized in our Privacy FAQs,together with information on how to change the default user settings or how to generally remove information,where applicable. Çevremde may share your Personal Information only as described in this Privacy Policy and related documents.

    In addition,use of third party apps developed using our API are subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of such third party developers. Certain Personal Information may be made available to third party developers if you or your "friends" use these third party apps. You should review the policies of third party apps and websites to ensure that you are comfortable with the ways in which they use and disclose the information you share with them. We do not guarantee that they will follow our rules or our Privacy Policy. Note that your friends will also be able to see which third party apps that you use.

    Determining and Sharing Location

    Determining your location - The Services deal with location,so in order to work,the Services need to know your location. Whenever you open and use/interact with our apps on your mobile device or go to one of our Sites,we use the location information from your mobile device or browser (e.g.,latitude and longitude) to tailor the Services experience to your current location (i.e.,we’ll show you a list of nearby locations,friends and tips). This information is NOT shared with others. Also,the Services use your mobile device’s ‘background location’ to provide the Services,including to send you notifications of tips/friends/plans/interesting things etc. near you. If you have ‘background location’ turned on,the Çevremde app will,from time to time,tell us about your device’s location even if you are not directly interacting with the application.

    Sharing Location with the Çevremde app (version 8.0.0 and later) - Your real-time location is not shared on the Çevremde app. If you write a tip,like or otherwise interact with a place,users may infer that you have been to that location. Some content,like tips,are time stamped and other users could use that information to infer when you were at a place even though tips can be posted when you aren’t at the place you are leaving a tip about. Also,if you check into a place on Cevremde Mobile App,Çevremde may show your followers that you have been to that place.

    Sharing Location with the Çevremde app (prior to version 8.0.0) - Your location data is ONLY shared with others when you proactively decide to "check in" on the Çevremde app to tell the Services you’re at a particular place or,if you have turned on 'check-in by friends,' when your friend mentions you in his or her check in. The location information shared with a "check in" is the location information of that place.

    Sharing Location with Cevremde Mobile App app - Sharing Location with Cevremde Mobile App app - By default,neighborhood sharing is turned on and your location data,at a neighborhood level,is shared with your Cevremde Mobile App friends and is updated from time to time using your background location. You can turn off neighborhood sharing. Your location is also shared when you proactively decide to "check in" on the Cevremde Mobile App app to tell the Services you're at a particular place or,if you have turned on 'check-in by friends,' when your friend mentions you in his or her check in. The location information shared with a "check in" is the location information of that place. Additionally,when you send a message on Cevremde Mobile App,your mobile device's location is shared with all recipients of the message,including friends of friends on Cevremde Mobile App who have received the same message (e.g.,if you respond to a group message sent by a friend,all of the participants in that group message may see your mobile device's location).

    Your Check-in History - Each of your check-ins using the Services is saved to your "Check-in History," which allows you and your friends to look back at all the locations you have checked in since you created your Services account. You can delete any or all of your check-ins from the check-in details page on our website and in the apps. If for some reason you ever decide to delete your Services account,your entire check-in history will be removed from our database.

    Services Features

    The Services include several features that may allow you to share your information with others. For each of these and our other features,the information available to friends and others,our default user settings,and how to alter the default settings,is available in the Privacy FAQs. Please review them carefully. Please remember that if you choose to provide personal information using certain features of the Services,that information may be available to the wider Services community,or may be published on our Sites,which is subject to indexing by third party search engines.

    Sharing with Partners,in connection with business transfers,and for the protection of Çevremde and others:

    Email Communications

    By providing your email address to us,you expressly consent to receive emails from us. We may use email to communicate with you,to send information that you have requested or to send information about other products or services developed or provided by us or our partners. If you have a Services account and do not want to receive commercial email or other mail from us,please indicate your preference by making a modification on your account settings page or through the 'settings' tab on our website once you're logged into the Services. Please note that if you do not want to receive legal notices from us,such as notices regarding this Privacy Policy,those legal notices will still govern your use of the Services,and you are responsible for reviewing such legal notices for changes. We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from Çevremde if your computer supports this type of program. Çevremde uses this confirmation to help us make emails more interesting and helpful and improve our service.

    What About Cookies and Similar Technologies?

    We and our agents use technologies like cookies,pixels,and local storage (like on your browser or device,which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) and identifiers (including identifiers supplied by your browser or device or by app platform companies) on our website,in our emails,and within our apps to provide you with a range of products and services. You can control cookies through your browser settings and other tools. For more information,including the types of cookies and similar technologies found on Çevremde,please read Çevremde's. By continuing to use our Services through your computer or mobile device,you consent to our use of cookies,pixels and local storage in accordance with this Privacy Policy and Çevremde's Cookie Policy.

    We may work with advertisers or other partners and advertising service providers to serve ads or services that may be relevant to you based on your inferred interests or location (or both) to computers,mobile phones or other devices,which may use a device ID,cookie,pixel or other similar technology placed by Çevremde or the third party (although we would not share any other information that identifies you with an advertiser) on our Services,or on a third party website or app. This Privacy Policy and Çevremde's Cookie Policy covers the use of cookies by Çevremde and its service providers and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. For information about how to opt out of receiving behavioral advertisements from our advertising partners,or . Also,certain versions of the iOS operating system permit you to "Limit Ad Tracking" in the system settings and certain versions of the Android operating system allow you to "Opt out of Interest-Based Ads" in the system settings. Additionally,you can opt-out of Çevremde serving behaviorally targeted ads outside of Çevremde's apps and websites in your account. At this time we do not honor Do Not Track ("DNT") signals.

    Is Personal Information About Me Secure?

    Your Çevremde account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately,and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

    Çevremde endeavors to safeguard user information to ensure that user account information is kept private. However,Çevremde cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use,hardware or software failure,and other factors,may compromise the security of user information at any time.

    The Services may contain links to other sites. Çevremde is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site,you should read the privacy policy stated on that site. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Services.

    International Users

    If you are located outside of the United States,please note that this site is hosted on our computer servers in the United States. Therefore,your information may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result,United States federal and state governments,courts,or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of the Sites or the Services or your submission of any Personal Information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your Personal Information outside of your home country,including the United States,which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.

    Çevremde complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection,use,and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Çevremde has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice,choice,onward transfer,security,data integrity,access,and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program,and to view Çevremde’s certification,please visit.

    What Personal Information Can I Access?

    Çevremde allows you to access the following information about you for the purpose of viewing,and in certain situations,updating that information and ensuring that it is accurate and complete. You can access this information on the Services by visiting the user settings page (except usage information,which can be accessed in the "History" tab). This list will change as our Service changes.

    If you have questions about the Personal Information we have collected from you,you can email

    How Do I Delete My Account?

    Should you ever decide to delete your Services account,you may do so by clicking on the "delete account" link on your account. If you terminate your account,your profile,including your check-in history,badges/stickers you received,your User Submissions (as defined in Çevremde's Terms of Service) and any promotional offers you received,will be removed from the site and deleted from Çevremde's servers. Because of the way we maintain Çevremde,such deletion may not be immediate,and residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media for up to ninety (90) days.

    How Is Information Removed From My Account?

    You can remove/change content or information that you have posted on the Services on your account and profile through the Services or you can ask us to remove it by writing to Even after you remove information from your account or profile,copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere,to the extent it has been shared with others,it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings,or it was copied or stored by other users. Removed and deleted information may remain on backup media for up to ninety (90) days prior to being deleted from our servers.

    Will There Be Changes To This Privacy Policy?

    Çevremde may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make material changes in the way we use Personal Information,we will notify you by posting an announcement on our Services or sending you an email. Users are bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when they use the Services after such changes have been first posted.

    What If I Have Questions Or Concerns?

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Service,please send a detailed message to: We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.