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(Last Updated: August 12, 2011)

1. INTRODUCTION JGDG, INC. a California Corporation (“Company,” “us,” or “we”) respects the privacy of the visitors to the hicup website and users of the hicup application (“application”). This privacy policy (“privacy policy” or “policy”) is an agreement between JGDG, INC. and you, as the user of the hicup website and application. This agreement tells you when this policy is effective, what information we collect from you, how we might use it, how you can review or change the personal information you provided to us, how we may change this policy, and the steps we take to ensure that your personal information is protected. Use of your information includes the disclosure of your email address, approximate location and date of birth to our advertising partners and affiliates Use of this application involves the collection of details describing your location at the time the application is used. By using this application you agree to this privacy policy and agree that JGDG, INC. can use your personal information as described in this policy. If you do not agree with this privacy policy you should not download or use the hicup application.

2. CONTROLLING INFORMATION YOU SHARE You decide what information you share with others by the settings that you choose when using the application. These settings can be changed by you at any time by opening the settings menu when using the application. You can also choose not to share any information.

3. AGREEMENT TO TERMS OF PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF USE All activities in which you may engage on this website and application are voluntary. You are not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to access features on this site which require the information. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy or other terms of use on this website and application, then you should immediately exit this website. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy or other terms of use you should not use the application. If you do not agree with the terms of our privacy policy and our terms of use posted at, do not download the application or provide us with personal information. If you do not agree with this privacy policy you should leave this website. The terms of use of this site are expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this policy. By using the hicup website and application, you signify that you agree to the terms of this privacy policy and our terms of use.

4. EFFECTIVE DATE OF AND CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY This privacy policy is effective as of the date listed above, and will remain in effect except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future. The changes to this privacy policy will become effective on the date they are posted on the website or the date we otherwise notify you of the changes whichever occurs first. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Changes, modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately on their posting to this site. You should check this policy periodically as its terms may change from time to time. Your continued use of the site after we post any such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the “last updated” date found at the beginning of this privacy policy when we post changes to it.

5. POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY The privacy policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond JGDG, INC’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This online privacy policy only applies to information collected through this site. This privacy policy does not apply to any information we may collect from you in any place other than this website and the application.

6. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT We may ask you for certain information referred to on this site as “personal information,” which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name, your username, address, date of birth, age, gender, and e-mail address. We may also collect the Unique Device Identifier (“UDID”) of your mobile device. The UDID is a unique sequence of characters which can be used to identify your mobile device. We will not share your UDID with anyone. You may also post a photo and a statement about yourself. You may be required to provide personal information to access or use certain parts of our website or the application. If you do not provide the requested personal information, you may not be able to access or use the features of the site where such information is requested. hicup will not attempt to validate your email address or other personal information that you submit.

7. GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“general information”). Such general information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/ IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access the site, whether or not you provide us with any personal information. 7.1. Click Stream Data When you visit our website we may also collect “click stream data” (server address, domain name). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us by registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use click stream data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine which features of our site are most or least effective or useful to you. 7.2. Cookies We may also use cookies to gather information about your visits to our website and enhance your experience. More information on how we use cookies is available in the section “Use of Cookies.” 7.3 Location Information. You will be able to share the general vicinity of your location using the application. We collect specific location information for each user; however, we do not share this information with anyone. We do allow you to share the distance between yourself and other users and you may share the zip code of your location.

8. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU You can store the personal information in the application. You can also choose to share your personal information with others using the application. User chat messages will be stored for 7 days. We may also use the personal information you provide and any general information we receive from you to provide products and services to you, including, but not limited to, the following: A. To administer the use of the application; B. To analyze visits to the website and application downloads to learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so we can improve our products and services and deliver to you the type of content, features and promotions that you are most interested in. C. To serve up advertisements to you and to email advertisements to you based on the information supplied by you.

9. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION 9.1. Security Measures In order to protect both the personal information and the general information that we receive from you through our website, we have implemented various commercially reasonable security measures. The data we collect will be stored on cloud servers protected by firewalls with access permitted only to registered administrators. Access to the data stored on the databases is strictly controlled and limited to designated programmers. 9.2. Risk of Interception Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online including information that you share in the chats using the application there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While JGDG, INC. strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.

10. NO USE OF THIS SITE BY PERSONS UNDER 18 PERMITTED JGDG, INC. intends only persons who are 18 years or older to use this website. Personal registration information submitted by a person under the age of 18 will not be accepted. Any general information provided by a person under the age of 18 and gathered (for example, through the use of cookies) during his or her visit may be used as indicated in this policy (see Section 6). JGDG, INC. is committed to protecting the privacy of children and has no intention of collecting personal data from children under the age of 18. We encourage parents and guardians of children under 18 to regularly check and monitor their children’s use of e-mail and other activities online.

11. THIRD PARTIES 11.1. Sharing Information With Persons or Entities Who Manage This Website JGDG INC.’s global and local websites and the personal information and general information collected are managed and controlled by the website manager, who can be reached at The servers that make JGDG INC.’s global and local websites available are located in the United States of America in the State of California. If you are located outside California please note that the information you provide will be transferred to California , and by submitting the information you authorize this transfer. JGDG Inc. has entered into an agreement with the hosting company in California to provide safeguards for the protection of your data that are consistent with this policy. 11.2. Disclosing Information to Third Parties We disclose information to advertisers as described in Section 1 above. Other than to advertisers and to companies belonging to JGDG, INC. for the purposes set out above, and except as described in this policy, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your personal information or general information to third parties without informing you in advance. We provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, “service partners”). Our service partners may use your personal information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating the website, executing services, or helping us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners and is not subject to our control. 11.3. Security JGDG, INC. will release personal or general information without your consent for security purposes, when required by law, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will disclose personal or general information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, as described in this agreement to any person or entity under any circumstances shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in accordance with this policy. 11.4. Links to Third Parties For your convenience and to improve the usage of the website we may insert links to third parties on this site. This privacy policy does not apply to such third party websites. These links take you outside our service and off the hicup website and are beyond our control. This includes links from partners that may use hicup’s logos as part of a co-branding agreement. The sites those links can take you to have their own separate privacy policy and although we seek to protect the integrity of our site, JGDG, INC. is not liable for the content and activities of those sites. Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that those other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

12. AUTOMATIC COLLECTION – COOKIES A cookie is a small string of information that the website you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to understand your preferences and improve your website experience. Cookies are also used for such activities as remembering your user name and password, if you use such a feature on this site. You can turn off all cookies, in case you prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser settings (such as Mozilla, Firefox, or Internet Explorer). There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware, however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the functionality of the website you visit and you may lose access to some of its features.

13. DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION You may cancel your registration at any time, and you may opt out of receiving any e-mails from JGDG, INC. Additionally, you can choose to have all your personal information deleted from our database. You may opt out, or delete or modify your personal information, by visiting our website registration page using the application and following the instructions provided. We encourage you promptly to update your personal information when it changes.

14. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT INFORMATION. If you have any questions or comments relating to our website or the privacy policy, send an e-mail to