(Last Updated: Mar 6, 2017)
- We will never sell any of your personally identifying information or any content you upload ("Personal Data") to any third parties.
- We may share your Personal Data with third parties we hire to perform specific tasks for us, but only if they agree to keep it confidential. For example we might share your email address with a company that sends out emails on our behalf.
- We may share emotional data and demographic information with third parties in a way that does not allow you to be identified. For example we may allow advertisers to display ads to people who feel a certain way.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information from you in several different ways in the Services:
(a) Information You Provide Us
Account Information: When you create an account you provide us your username, email, password and/or social media accounts used to login (e.g. Facebook or Twitter account). Only your username will be visible to other users of the Services.
Profile Information. When you create a user profile you may provide to us certain personal information, including but not limited to your gender, website and photographs. Your profile information will be visible to other users of the Service. If you mark your profile as private, only users you allow will be able to see your profile information.
User Generated Content. When you use our Services, you may share user generated content with us, for example sending an emote which contains a photograph, your personal emotions, and location. This content may be visible to other users on the service (you can set privacy levels for each emote you create).
Friends. If you use our Services to find your friends or send communications to your friends, you will be sharing your friend’s contact information with us.
(c) Log Files. As is true of most online services, the Services automatically recognizes the Internet IP address and device information from which you access the Services. We log this information for system administration, internal marketing, and system troubleshooting purposes.
(d) Analytics Information. We use third-party tools to track your usage of our Services to help us analyze usage trends and improve our products. These tools collect information about how you use our Services, including the pages you visit and actions you take in our Services.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
Our goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. For example, we can use your personal information to:
- help make the Services easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once.
- help us create content on the Services that is most relevant to you, which could include advertisements.
- send you account related emails or notifications, for example resetting your password (you cannot opt out of account related communications).
- send you service related emails or notifications, for example when another user follows you (you can always opt out of service related communications).
- send you marketing emails or notifications about our Services or other services you may be interested in (you can always opt out of marketing communications).
- Improve, analyze and test our Services.
We do not sell, rent, trade or license your personal identifying information (e.g. email address, name, address, phone number, etc).
As do most online service providers, we sometimes use others to perform specific functions on our behalf. When we disclose information to these service providers, we disclose information to help them to perform their service. For example, in order to deliver email to you, we might share some information including your name and email address with a third party that specialize in delivering email. Or as another example, so that we can obtain feedback and improve the quality of our service we may share your information with a third party to perform customer satisfaction surveys on our behalf. We will only share this data with third parties who have agreed to keep your information confidential.
We may share your non-personally identifying information (such as your emotional data or demographic data) with third parties such as advertising partners. This information does not directly personally identify you or any user.
ACCOUNT DELETION / RETENTION
You may delete your account at any time. If you do so, your photos, emotes and personally identifying information (e.g. email address, social media accounts, etc) will be permanently deleted from our records, although you may continue to exist in our file backups as necessary to comply with our legal, tax and accounting obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Your interactions with other users (e.g. comments, messages) will remain in their histories and in our records. Other users you interacted with will only see your username and a blank profile with no personal information.
We respect children's privacy. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information from children under age 13. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit any personal information to us. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Services incorporate physical, electronic, and administrative procedures to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information, including Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") for all communication between our Services and our databases. We use SSL encryption to protect your personal information online, and we also take several steps to protect your personal information in our facilities. Access to your personal information is restricted. Only employees who need access to your personal information to perform a specific job are granted access to your personal information. Finally, we rely on third-party service providers for the physical security of some of our computer hardware. We believe that their security procedures are adequate. For example, when you use our mobile application, you access servers that are kept in a secure physical environment, behind a locked cage and an electronic firewall. While we use industry-standard precautions to safeguard your personal information, we cannot and do not guarantee complete security. 100% complete security does not presently exist anywhere online or offline.
On your request, we will stop sending service related or marketing emails to your email address. You can make these requests from within the Services or by clicking unsubscribe from any marketing emails we send you. You cannot opt out of certain account related communications (for example password reset or important legal notifications).
OFFLINE COLLECTION, USE & DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Services, we will ask you for certain information about your friend in order to contact them like name, phone number (in the case of SMS referrals), email address (in the case of email referrals), Facebook username, or Twitter username. We will automatically send your friend a one-time message inviting him or her to visit the site, and a limited number of reminders. Emotely stores this information for the sole purpose of sending these invitations and tracking the success of our referral program. We will never sell or share this information. Your friend may contact us via email at email@example.com to request that we remove this information from our database.
SOCIAL MEDIA WIDGETS
You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on the Services to your profile page to share with others within your network.
We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices on any third party services to which our Services link or that links to our Services.
CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
California Law permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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