Last updated on October 2011
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Information Collection and Use
The Company collects information as described below. The Company uses information that it collects to create accounts; fulfill requests for the Service; improve the Website, products and Service; contact Developers; conduct research; create reports for internal use and to fulfill the actions described below. Information that the Company may collect and use (directly or through third party service providers) includes but is not limited to the following:
From Developers. If you are a Developer, we may collect the following:
From End Users. If you are using an App that implements the Service, the Company may collect the following:
Authentication Information. When you authenticate your identity for an App using the Service, we may ask you to create a personalized username and may offer you the ability to authenticate through Twitter or Facebook credentials or with other third-party authentication services. This information may be linked with your chosen username or the hashed ID we assign to your device. When you register with the Company and sign in to the Service, you are not completely anonymous to us.
Facebook and Twitter Credentials. When you authenticate your identity through Facebook or Twitter, the Company has access to your user ID or username, Twitter handle or Facebook username, session key, timestamps, friend list and your profile picture URL provided by Twitter/Facebook (as applicable). These items may be used to build a profile for the End-User. The Company abides by all third-party services' terms and conditions when dealing with personal information.
Device-Specific Information. Device-specific information may include the following information about an End User' device: a hashed version of the unique device ID assigned to your iOS device, a hashed version of the device identifier associated with your Android device, platform type and version (e.g. iOS v4, Android, etc.), hardware and processor type, screen resolution and human-readable description. The Company may use a one-way algorithm to hash IDs -- the hashed versions of device IDs that the Company stores may not be converted back to recognizable device ID.
App-Specific Information. App-specific information is information about each End-User and the App they are using. This information may include App name, user ID, data related to downloading the app, data related to authorization within the app, device-specific information as defined in the preceding section, total sessions and duration, and geo-location data. The Company may share App-specific information with the Developer who owns the App.
Comment-Related Information. For each comment, this information may include but is not limited to the End-User' identifier (either their chosen username or a randomly generated ID), App ID, geo-location data, and the text and time stamp of the message. The Company may use this information to display activity on the Activity Pane and to allow Developers to moderate communications in their Apps. Information you post in comments in an App is publicly available and other people may see it. The amount and type of data captured from comments may be changed at any time with or without notice. End-Users who do not wish to share geo-location data may turn this option off either globally across all in-app activity or on an item-by-item basis.
Analytics Data. When you click on or look at certain items, we may store the data and use it for our internal analytics to improve our Service. This information includes but is not limited to the session ID, user ID or username, and session length. We may share all or some of this analytics data with Developers. Additional data may be collected in the future with or without notice.
Activity Pane. The Company may offer a user activity feature that publicly displays certain information about Apps and End Users of those Apps (e.g., a comment on an entity, a link to and thumbnail from an End-User' public profile) ( "Activity Pane" ). End-Users may not be notified when this information is displayed, but they may have to take an action (such as "liking" an entity) to appear on the Activity Pane. Regardless of whether a Developer decides to display the Activity Pane within the App, we may collect information about all of the Developer' End-Users for Developer' and/or the Company' records. We may collect the following information:
When an End-User likes an entity
When an End-User comments on an entity
When an End-User shares an entity
When an End-User views an entity
Any information the End-User adds to his/her profile
Location-related data if the End-User opts in
For each of those events we also include but do not limit to:
Session ID (a randomly generated ID created for each App session)
App-specific unique identifier
Hardware (iPhone, iTouch, etc.)
Platform (iOS, Android, etc.)
Language and/or Locale
Socialize SDK Version
From Developers, End Users and Website Visitors. We may collect the following from any aforementioned individual:
Information You Provide. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail, we may collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply. When you participate in one of our surveys, we may collect additional profile information.
Web Beacons. The Company uses web beacons to keep and track your information. A "web beacon" is an electronic image placed in the code of a web page. We use web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page to another and to improve overall site performance.
Anonymous Information. We may create anonymous information records from personal information by excluding information (such as your name) that make the data personally identifiable to you. We use this anonymous information to analyze request and usage patterns so that we may enhance the content of our website, products and services. the Company reserves the right to use anonymous information for any purpose and disclose anonymous information to third parties in its sole discretion.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
The Company does not rent, sell, or share personally identifiable information about Developers or End Users with other people or companies which are not affiliates of the Company, except when we have your permission, as described above, or under the following circumstances:
Service Providers. We provide your information to third party vendors, including third party publishers and other service providers, who work on behalf of the Company and need the information to do work for the Company. These third party vendors are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by the Company.
Anonymous Information. As described above, we may share anonymous information about Developers (and/or End Users if applicable) with any third parties, including our advertisers, publishers, business partners and sponsors.
Opting Out of Marketing
We may periodically send you free newsletters and e-mails that directly promote the use of our Website, or Service. When you receive newsletters or promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting us at privacy@GetSocialize.com.
As described above, we may disclose End User information to Developers for their own marketing purposes; however, we will cease any further disclosure of End User information to Developers for their own direct marketing purposes if you "opt-out" by contacting us at privacy@GetSocialize.com.
Changes and Deletion of Your Data
Developers may change any of their personal information in their accounts by editing their profiles within their accounts on the Website. You may contact the Company at any time at privacy@GetSocialize.com if you would like the Company to deactivate you account. Please note that the Company may not be able to entirely delete an account due to the data associated with the account and necessary for the Company' archives.
End Users may change any of their personal information in their profiles by editing their App profiles. You may contact the Company at any time at privacy@GetSocialize.com if you would like the Company to delete your record and any associated data, other than data about you that is anonymous. The Company will process these requests as time permits. For archival purposes, the Company may need to retain the following: the End User' hashed UDID, their email address, and their username or generated ID. Please note that the Company may be required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case the Company will comply with your deletion request only after it has fulfilled such requirements). When the Company deletes any information, it will be deleted from the active database but may remain in the Company' archives.
The Company uses reasonable efforts to protect End Users' and Developers' personal information against unauthorized access and unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction. However, the Company cannot guarantee that this personal information will be absolutely protected. For example, this personal information may be affected by actions outside of the Company' control, such as computer "hacking" and physical theft. Both Developers and End Users acknowledge that they provide their personal information at their own risk.
The Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If Developers are under 13, they should not attempt to register or send any information about themselves to the Company, including their names, addresses, telephone numbers or email addresses. No one under the age of 13 may provide any personal information. Developers must take every reasonable precaution to ensure that their End Users are 13 years old or older.
In the event that the Company learns that it has collected personal information from a child under age 13, the Company will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that the Company might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at privacy@GetSocialize.com.
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