INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW WE USE IT
We may collect and store information about you when you use the Platform. We use this information to fulfill your requests, provide the Platform’s functionality, improve the Platform’s quality, personalize your experience, track usage of the Platform, provide feedback to third party businesses that are listed on the Platform, display relevant advertising, market the Platform, provide customer support, message you, back up our systems that allow for disaster recovery, enhance the security of the Platform, and comply with legal obligations.
There are two types of Information that may be collected through the Platform: A. Personal Information such as your name, email address, photos, geolocation information, and other information that can be used to directly identify you. B. Data Usage which is data related to your use of the Platform, anonymous information about the device used to access the Platform such as your device type and your device identifiers, and log data such as the date and time you visited, the browser or app version you used, the URLs you came from and go to.
If you choose to include Personal Information in your profile (such as your name or photo), that Information will be publicly-facing and, therefore, be visible to other users. In addition, any content you post or communications you send will obviously be available to the public or the intended recipient (as applicable) so if you do not want Personal Information made public or you do not want certain Personal Information shared by another user, do not include such Personal Information in your profile or any communications you may send or post.
If you choose to use our invite features to invite one of your contacts to join the Platform, we may access your device’s phonebook or contact list, or your friends list on your applicable Social Network, to gather Information such as your friend’s contact information in order to send the invite - but only if you have first given us your consent. You are responsible for getting your contacts’ permission when you opt to give their contact details to us. Please note that we may also collect and use your Personal Information if one of your friends shares it with us in order to invite you to the Platform.
Whether or not you submit Personal Information, any time you visit or use our Platform, click on our advertisements (including those appearing on third party sites), or visit our social media pages, we or our Service Providers may collect, store or accumulate certain Usage Data based on your use of our Platform, such as your device ID or other persistent identifier, your IP address, data regarding your activities on the Platform, and the URLs you visited before and after using our Platform. For more information on how certain Usage Data is collected, please see the Cookies section below.
You may choose to prevent your browser from automatically accepting cookies, however please note that by not accepting cookies, certain features of the Platform may unavailable to you.
The Platform may contain links to third party websites to which we have no affiliation. This includes but is not limited to any form of advertising, content, reviews and recommendations found on these third party websites. Except as stated in this policy, we do not share your personal information with third parties. Furthermore, we are not responsible or liable for the privacy policies of any third party or their management of your personal information.
We do however allow advertisements or sponsored posts of third parties on our Platform. This allows us to keep the Platform free to our users. Please note though, that third party advertisements and sponsored posts may be served through third party ad servers or ad networks that use technology to send, directly to your browser, the content and links that appear on the Platform. This means that they may receive certain usage data which is then used in analytics. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third parties prior to submitting any personal information to them as they may treat your information differently than we do.
Usage Data may be used in aggregate form for internal business purposes, such as optimizing the Platform, generating statistics and developing marketing plans. We may also use, share or transfer such aggregated, anonymized Usage Data with or to our affiliates, licensees, contractors and partners for administrative, analytical, research, optimization, security and other purposes, but no such information will be linked with your Personal Information or be used to identify or contact you.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We use and store the Personal Information that we collect to authenticate your account, verify your address, process your requests, provide use of chat, comment or forum functionality, send you push notifications about the Platform or other communications you have opted into, provide geolocation functionality when approved by you, allow you to communicate with other users, inform you of relevant information or offers related to the Platform through promotional emails, provide you with support, facilitate invitations, and otherwise communicate with you. Please note that you may always unsubscribe from further emails in any promotional messages we send you.
We contract with companies or individuals to provide certain services including hosting services, software development, data management, surveys and marketing, and promotional services. We call them our “Service Providers.” We may share both your Personal Information and Usage Data with Service Providers solely as appropriate for them to perform their services for us. They are prohibited from using your Personal Information for any other purposes.
DATA RETENTION AND ACCOUNT TERMINATION
The Service is intended for general audiences and is not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that a child has provided us with personal information without parental consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental consent, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
Although we take precautions to protect our users personal information, please remember that no method of transmission over the internet or via any device is 100% secure. While we strive to do our best to protect your personal information as it is at utmost importance to us, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. By signing up for the Platform, you acknowledge that we are not responsible for any intercepted information sent via the internet and you hereby release us from any and all claims regarding the use of intercepted information in any unauthorized manner. You also understand and agree that we are not liable in any way nor responsible for the acts, omissions or policies of our service providers or any other external sources with respect to your personal information. While we take all steps to govern our service providers use and protection of our user’s personal information, you understand that we have no control over and not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of such parties.
If you believe your information is being improperly used by us or any third party or even other user, please notify us immediately via email at [email protected] .