Privacy Policy

Effective date: 10.1.2017

This privacy policy describes how Bar-Z Mobile Development, zCivic and zNewsroom (divisions of BarZ Adventures Inc and collectively, “Bar-Z”, “we”, “us”, “our”) treats the Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) that is collected about you when you visit the web sites and mobile-optimized versions of the web sites to which this policy is linked. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website. By submitting Personally Identifiable Information through any of our web-sites, you agree to the terms of this privacy policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this privacy policy.

  1. What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?
    When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, company name & industry or other details to help you with your experience.
  2. When do we collect information?
    We collect information from you when you register on our site, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form or enter information on our site.
  3. How do we use your information?
    We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:
    • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
    • To quickly process your transactions.
    • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
    • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)
  4. How do we protect your information?
    Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible. However, we do not use Malware Scanning.

    Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

    We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order, enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

    All credit card/debit card transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
  5. Do we use “cookies”?
    Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your advertising submissions. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  • Keep track of advertisements.
  • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

We collect anonymous, non-confidential, and non-personal information when you use our site, send us emails, or respond to special promotions or newsletters that we may send to you from time to time. The information collected by cookies helps us dynamically generate advertising and content on the Site or in emails specifically designed for you and also allows us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site and selected affiliated business partners sites, or are opening our emails.

We may use cookie information to target certain advertisements to your browser or to determine the popularity of certain content or advertisements.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. It won't affect the user's experience that make your site experience more efficient and may not function properly.

  1. Web Beacons
    In limited circumstances, we also may use “web beacons” to collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of our Site, and your use of emails, special promotions or newsletters we may send to you from time to time. Web beacons are tiny graphic image files embedded in a web page or e-mail that provide a presence on the web page or e-mail and send back to its home server information from the users’ browser.

    The information collected by web beacons allow us to statistically monitor how many people are using our Site, or are opening our emails, and for what purposes. We will not link non-personal web beacon information to the PII collected
  2. E-mails and Newsletters
    As noted in the discussions of cookies and web beacons, we collect anonymous, non-personal information about your use of e-mails and newsletters that we may send to you from time to time. In some cases, when you click on a link or an advertisement in an e-mail or newsletter, your browser may be momentarily directed to the site of a third party which, acting on Bar-Z Mobile Development’s behalf, notes or “counts” your response to the e-mail or newsletter before re-directing your browser to its proper destination. This re-direction process will not be apparent to you.
  3. Third-party disclosure
    We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property or safety.

    However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses such as Google and Facebook. Third parties, including Google and Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our websites and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.
  4. Third-party links
    Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
  5. Google

Google's advertising requirements can be summed up by Google's Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users: AdWords policies. We use Google AdWords Advertising on our website. The Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy govern Google’s ability to use and share information collected through Google Analytics.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy (see Opting Out below). Google AdWords keeps track of users through their browser’s cookies. They describe a cookie as: A randomly generated 18 digit ID number that uniquely identifies a web browser on a specific computer, but isn’t used to identify an individual person. If you use multiple browsers and a different computer at home and at work, each one has a different cookie.

We have implemented the following:

  • Remarketing with Google AdWords
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies) or other third-party identifiers together

  1. Remarketing with Google AdWords and Facebook:
    We use Google AdWords Remarketing and Facebook Pixels to keep track of everyone who visits our website. This allows us to follow these users wherever they go on other websites or Facebook and show them our ads. Google remembers a user's visit and will display our ads within the websites that this specific user is visiting. Google can only show the ads on websites that are part of the Google Display Network. Facebook, may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads

    We use third-party vendors, like Google and Facebook, and the data they provide through the use of cookies to help us further determine which users to target in these ad campaigns. They help us identify users that are likely to resonate with our ads by geography, demography and interests based on their previous activities and profiles.
  2. Opting out:
    Users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting. You can access a mechanism for exercising such choices at Digital Advertising Alliant Consumer Choice Tool (BETA) or NAI Consumer Opt Out (BETA) to opt out. Users can control their Facebook Ad experience on Facebook at Your Ad Preferences. Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out tool.
  3. California Online Privacy Protection Act
    CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at California Education Foundation - CalOPPA.

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • This privacy policy is added to a link to it on our home page.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.
  • You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page
  • You can change your personal information by emailing us at
  1. How does our site handle” Do Not Track” signals?
    Bar-Z Mobile Development does not respond to “do not track” signals from users of the Site regarding the collection of PII.
  2. Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?
    It's also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.
  3. COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
    When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old and we do not let third-parties, including ad networks or plug-ins collect PII from children under 13.
  4. Fair Information Practices
    The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

    In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: We will notify you via email within 7 business days.

    Bar-Z also agrees to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
  5. CAN SPAM Act
    The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

    Bar-Z collects your email address in order to:
  • Send information; respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
  • Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, Bar-Z agrees to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email, or using the link Unsubscribe or by emailing: unsubscribe AT
  1. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
  2. Contacting Us
    If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

    Bar-Z Mobile Development or zCivic or zNewsroom
    3811 Bee Caves Rd Suite 209
    Austin, TX 78746
    info AT