Privacy Policy

GoBarefoot is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our many offerings. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically. This policy will let you know:


  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you
  • What cookies are and how they are used
  • How your information is used
  • Who is collecting your information
  • With whom your information may be shared
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information
  • How you can access, update or delete your information
  • How GoBarefoot treats your personal information
  • The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information
  • How GoBarefoot protects children's privacy
  • What else you should know about your online privacy

What personally identifiable information does GoBarefoot collect from me?


GoBarefoot collects some personal information such as your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code, occupation, industry and personal interests. The more information you volunteer (and the more accurate it is), the better we are able to customize your experience. Once you register you are no longer anonymous to GoBarefoot - you are given a GoBarefoot ID and are able to take full advantage of GoBarefoot's many offerings.


In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times, including (but not limited to) when you enter a contest or promotion sponsored by GoBarefoot and/or our many partners; when you submit a listing for a web site; and when you report a problem with one of our sites or services. If you contact GoBarefoot we may keep a record of that correspondence. GoBarefoot also occasionally asks users to complete surveys that we use for research purposes.
We may also collect your credit card, debit card or other payment instrument details in order to complete a purchase transaction on the GoBarefoot network of websites.
We may use technical measures to automatically log your IP address, browser details, operating system, and such other details which may be used to identify you or the device being used to access the GoBarefoot network of websites.


What are cookies and how does GoBarefoot use them?


As part of offering and providing customizable and personalized services, GoBarefoot uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about you. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. All sites on GoBarefoot where you are prompted to log-in or that are customizable require that you accept cookies. (See "What are my choices regarding collection, use and distribution of my information?" for more information on cookies.)
Generally, we use cookies to:

  • Remind us of who you are and to access your account information (stored on our computers) in order to deliver to you a better and more personalized service. This cookie is set when you register or "Sign In" and is modified when you "Sign Out" of our services. GoBarefoot also uses cookies to store your zip code for other services, such as Yellow Pages.
  • Estimate our audience size. Each browser accessing GoBarefoot is given a unique cookie which is then used to determine the extent of repeat usage, usage by a registered user versus by an unregistered user, and to help target advertisements based on user interests and behavior.
  • This information collected by cookies is sometimes called "clickstream" or "click trail" and may also describe which pages you have seen in each module.
  • Track your progress and number of entries in some of our promotions and contests. When a GoBarefoot-hosted promotion uses cookies, the information written to the cookie indicates the member's progress through the promotion, and may be used to track entries, submissions, and status in prize drawings.
  • Measure certain traffic patterns, which areas of GoBarefoot network of web sites you have visited, and your visiting patterns in the aggregate. We use this research to understand how our users' habits are similar or different from one another so that we can make each new experience on GoBarefoot a better one. We may use this information to better personalize the content, banners, and promotions that you and other users will see on our sites.

Advertising networks that serve ads onto GoBarefoot may also use their own cookies. GoBarefoot also collects IP addresses for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. In addition, GoBarefoot Mail includes IP addresses in outgoing mail message headers.


How does GoBarefoot use my information?


GoBarefoot' primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you, the user, with a customized experience on our network of sites. This includes personalization services, interactive communications, online shopping and many other types of services,. most of which are completely free to you. In order to provide services free of charge, we display advertisements. By knowing a little about you, GoBarefoot is able to deliver more relevant advertisements and content, and hence better service, to you. The user hereby authorizes GoBarefoot to share it information with third party for the limited purpose for providing better services to the user.


In our role of delivering targeted advertisements, GoBarefoot plays the role of a middleman. This kind of advertisement targeting is done with banner ads as well as promotional email through GoBarefoot. Advertisers give us an advertisement and inform us about the type of target audience they want to reach out to. Basis this GoBarefoot displays the advertisement and shares it with users meeting that criteria. In this process, the advertiser does not have direct access to individual account information unless the account holder gives permission for the same.


GoBarefoot does research on our users' demographics, interests, and behavior based on the information provided to us upon registration, during a promotion, from our server log files or from surveys. We do this to better understand and serve our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. GoBarefoot may share this aggregated data with advertisers or business partners.

We collect certain financial information, such as your credit card details, debit card details or other payment related information in order to process and complete a purchase transaction on the GoBarefoot network of websites. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption. Your personally identifiable information shall not be shared to advertisers or spammers. Technical Information collected from individuals accessing the GoBarefoot network of websites is used to troubleshoot issues, provide customer support and to enhance the user experience.


If you provide your email address, we may use your email address to contact you and notify you of new features and development in the website


Who is collecting information?


The information described above will be collected and retained by us. When you are on GoBarefoot and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with GoBarefoot alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise, for example, some GoBarefoot services (sharing updates on new features, group updates or job posting updates), which are offered in conjunction with a partner company(like other group companies, external recruitment firms, other not for profit organisations registered with us). In order to provide this service to you, it is necessary for us to share your personal information with our partner company. If data is being collected and/or maintained by any company other than GoBarefoot, you will be notified prior to the time of the data collection or transfer. If you do not want your data to be shared with such third parties, you can choose not to allow the transfer by not using that particular service.


Promotions that run on GoBarefoot may be sponsored by companies other than GoBarefoot or may be cosponsored by GoBarefoot and another company. Some or all data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. If data will be shared, you will be notified prior to the time of data collection or transfer. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared. Currently, most GoBarefoot promotions are limited to Indian residents.


Please be aware that GoBarefoot Internet access partners, advertisers, and web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information security practices of those Internet access partners, advertisers, and web sites linked to GoBarefoot are not covered by this privacy statement.


With whom does GoBarefoot share my information?


As a general rule, GoBarefoot will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below. Please see the Terms of Service or Use Agreements for each of our products and services for more detailed information about how your personal information may be shared. The following describes some of the ways that your information may be disclosed.


BUSINESS PARTNERS & SPONSORS: GoBarefoot may disclose your personal information to business partners or sponsors, but this is specifically described to you prior to data collection. Details of shared use can be found in specific Terms of Service or User Agreements, and sweepstakes and promotions rules.


Many promotions may have sponsors requesting for additional information from participants. By agreeing to this request you give permission to GoBarefoot to transfer your personal information to the sponsor so they can fulfill your request.


THIRD PARTY DATA & DATA IN THE AGGREGATE: Under confidentiality agreements, GoBarefoot may match user information with third party data. Also, GoBarefoot discloses aggregated user statistics (for example, 30% of our users are female) in order to describe our services to current and prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes.


OTHER: GoBarefoot may also disclose account information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating GoBarefoot' Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) GoBarefoot's rights or property, other GoBarefoot users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. GoBarefoot may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.


What are my choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of my information?


GoBarefoot may, from time to time, share information regarding our / our partners products and services. Only GoBarefoot (or agents working on behalf of GoBarefoot and under confidentiality agreements) will share this information with you. If you do not want to receive such information, simply inform us at admin@barefoot.website.


On some types of GoBarefoot promotions, we will ask for your email address in order to update you on your score, entries, and status in prize drawings. When you participate in these types of promotions, you automatically receive promotion-related email. Occasionally these promotion-related email messages may include targeted advertisements.


What is GoBarefoot's policy on allowing me to update, correct, or delete my personally identifiable information?


Your GoBarefoot account can be deleted or deactivated, but doing so will result in not being able to access any members-only area of the GoBarefoot network, including your GoBarefoot Mail account (if you have one). If you saved the confirmation email you received when you first created your GoBarefoot account, you can use the URL provided in that message to delete your account at any time. Please contact admin@barefoot.website for further instructions about deleting or deactivating your GoBarefoot account. Residual information will remain within our archive records.

In case you would like to review and correct any inaccurate or deficient information provided to us, you can do so by visiting your Account Information page Profile page.


If you are participating in a GoBarefoot promotion and you wish to update your email address on the promotions mailing list or to quit a promotion and cease receiving promotion-related email, please contact admin@barefoot.website.


How does GoBarefoot protect my personal information?


Keeping your personal information private is vitally important to us. As with all information, GoBarefoot will never rent or sell your personal information. This includes information kept in your GoBarefoot Portfolio or from any GoBarefoot Health assessment tools. If you use GoBarefoot Online Banking Access, GoBarefoot will work with your financial institution to present your account balances and history to you on your customized GoBarefoot pages. In order to present your financial information to you, GoBarefoot receives that information from your financial institution in an encrypted format and presents it to you over a secure-server. GoBarefoot Online Banking Access is regularly updated. GoBarefoot encrypts this data and stores it on our secure servers.


Knowing that you use certain services or features may help us to offer you better and more relevant content and advertisements. But as with all personally identifiable information, we do not make this available to any third parties without your permission. Any user statistics that we may provide to prospective advertisers or partners regarding financial product or service usage on GoBarefoot are provided in the aggregate only and do not include any personally identifiable information about any individual user.


Please note that there are several places on the GoBarefoot network of Web sites where you can transmit credit card information in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes. Any time we ask for a credit card number we transmit that credit card number in an encrypted format. We use industry-standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.


What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?


Your GoBarefoot Account Information and GoBarefoot Profile are password-protected so that you and only you have access to this personal information. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. GoBarefoot will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited phone call or in an unsolicited email. Also remember to sign out of your GoBarefoot account and close your browser window when you have finished your work. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe.


As a global company, GoBarefoot has international sites and users all over the world. When you give GoBarefoot personal information, that information may be sent electronically to servers outside of the country where you originally entered the information, such as to the United States or other countries. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside of the country where you entered that information. Whenever GoBarefoot handles personal information as described above, regardless of where this occurs, GoBarefoot takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with the relevant Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, GoBarefoot cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


What else should I know about my privacy?


Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return.


Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online.


Additional Information


If you have a question that was not addressed in this privacy policy you may contact us at admin@barefoot.website