Last Updated: August 15th, 2015
Information we collect about Users.
We may collect personal information that can identify you in combination with other information, such as your name and e-mail address, and generally collect other information that does not identify you, like interesting places you've visited.
Information you provide. We may collect and store any information that you enter on the App or provide to us in some other manner, such as through using some of our Services.
Private personally identifiable information. The information we collect may include items like your name, address, e-mail address and telephone number.
Nominee Profiles. Single Users and Nominators may also create profiles of others for other Users to view. A Nominee profile may contain content specific to the Nominee, including age, city, hometown, job, school, photo and other descriptive information including why you recommend or endorse the Nominee. Although the Nominee must accept and validate a nomination, before their profile is viewable, by posting a Nominee profile, you represent and warrant that the Nominee is aware of and has authorized you to create their profile on the Services.
To the extent you provide any information in those sections of the Services, that information is entirely public, could be indexed by Internet search engines and may be used by us for any purpose. As such, you should exercise caution when revealing information in public aspects of the Services.
Demographic and usage information. We may collect and store demographic information, such as User gender, age, information about interests and activities and information related to your use of the Services, such as profiles you have responded to and profiles you have viewed. This information is not personally identifiable by itself, but may become so in combination with other information.
Location information. To the extent you voluntarily opt to use any of our Services that that are based on the location of Users and which may report on those Users' current locations (the "Location-Based Services"), we may collect and store information about your location at the time you use those Location-Based Services. This information can come from a variety of sources depending on the client you use to access the Services; for example, a mobile phone may report its GPS location at the time the Location-Based Services are used.
Information from other sources. We may also periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about Users from business partners, contractors and other third parties, including social networking sites and third-party platforms ("Third Party Platforms"), and add it to our account information or other information we have collected (for example, we may collect information about you from our Payment Processor in order to continue your account subscription). Examples of information that we may receive include: updated address information, purchase history and additional demographic information.
Information about others. We may also collect and store personal information about other people, including but not limited to Nominees, that you provide to us, such as their name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. If you use the Services to send others (friends, relatives, colleagues, etc.) a request, we may store your personal information, and the personal information of each such recipient in order to process those requests or facilitate future activities.
Information collected using cookies and other technologies. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on the Services.
Information collected automatically. We automatically collect information from your browser and device when you access the Services. This information includes your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us (see "Cookies" below), and the referring website address.
Other Technologies. We may use standard Internet technology, such as web beacons and other similar technologies, to track your use of the Services. We also may include web beacons in advertisements or promotional or other e-mail messages or to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the Services. It also may enable us to deliver targeted advertisements and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming or other activities.
Information collected by third parties
We may allow third parties, including but not limited to our authorized service providers, advertising companies, corporate partners, and ad networks, to display advertisements through the Services. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies, to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. This information may allow them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (www.networkadvertising.org). Additionally, please see http://www.youradchoices.com to further understand targeted advertising and your choices about it.
When you use or connect to the App or download or connect through certain third party social networking sites ("SNS") (including Facebook and Twitter), you allow us to (a) access and/or collect certain information from your profile/account (such as your "real" name, email address and other information you make publicly available via the SNS) or via any cookies placed on your device by such SNS as permitted by the terms of the agreement and your privacy settings with the SNS, and (b) use that information to create your account. We will share such information with the Third Party Platform for their use as permitted by the terms of the agreement and your privacy setting with the Third Party Platform.
We will share some of the information we collect from you upon install and usage of the App with vendors, research organizations, and other service providers who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the services we provide to you and/or for analytics purposes or studies, for us or for them, which may require the reproduction and display of such information in an aggregated and anonymized manner such that will not in any way identify you.
Where information we collect goes
When you provide us with personal information, that information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.
How we use the information we collect
Generally, we may use information that we collect about you to:
With whom we share your information
We want you to understand when and with whom we may share personal or other information we have collected about Users while using our Services.
Public information. Any information (i) you place in a User profile, such as your username, any photographs you upload, and descriptive information about your or a Posted Member's preferences; (ii) about Posted Members you endorse; or (iii) otherwise posted by you to a public portion of the Services, whether posted directly or obtained through a SNS is completely public and could be indexed by Internet search engines. As such, by providing us with that information, you acknowledge that you and the Nominee you are posting about have no reasonable expectation of privacy in it and that it may be used for any purpose. As noted above, you should exercise due care in revealing information through these public portions of the Services.
Other personal information. We do not share personal information about Users with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:
Authorized agents and service providers: We may share User personal information, which may include name and contact information (including e-mail address) with our authorized agents and service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include maintaining our servers, fulfilling subscription requests, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting the functionality of the Services, providing payment fulfillment and reconciliation services, and supporting rewards programs, surveys and other features. These agents and service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
Business partners: When you make purchases or engage in promotions offered through the Services, we may share personal information with the businesses, such as Third Party Platforms, with which we partner to offer you those products, services, promotions, or rewards. When you elect to engage in a particular offer or program, you authorize us to provide your e-mail address and other information to the associated merchant, if any. We will always provide you with the opportunity not to share information with these businesses.
Other Situations: We also may disclose your information, including personal information:
In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from law enforcement or other government agencies; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
Aggregated and non-personal information. We may share aggregated and non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising through the Services and on websites of third parties. We may combine non-personal information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated information with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis. For example, we may tell advertisers or investors the number ofdaily active users on the App and the most popular features people have accessed. This information does not contain any personal information and may be used to develop content and services that we hope you and other users will find of interest and to target content and advertising.
In the event of a merger, sale, or bankruptcy
In the event that we or any portion of the business represented by the Services, are acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these or similar circumstances, to transfer or assign any or all of the information we have collected as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control.
In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
How you can access your information
How you can remove your information
Your choices about collection and use of your information
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use some features of the Services.
Further, to the extent we send commercial or promotional notifications or e-mails to Users, you will be able to opt-out of receiving those e-mails or notifications, either in your settings, your phone's settings, or within the body of any such e-mail.
In addition, if we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a service provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party.
We may send you, as a User, other types of transactional and relationship e-mail communications and notifications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them, as our ability to communicate with you in some instances is necessary for your use of the Services as a User.
Please note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting-out of receipt of certain e-mail communications, will only affect future activities or communications from us.
How we protect your personal information
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, only authorized employees and third parties who have agreed to be bound by confidentiality restrictions, such as consultants, may be permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted business functions. In addition, we use SSL encryption in the transmission of your sensitive personal information between your system and ours, and we use firewalls to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your personal information.
We want you to feel confident using the Services. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure e-mail. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Although the Services are meant for a general audience, we restrict their use to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly seek or collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Visiting the App from outside the United States
No rights of third parties
How to contact us
It's How We Met, LLC
P.O. Box 643
Weston, MA 02493.