The Policy is designed to tell you how we collect and use personal information (as defined below) so you can make an informed decision about using our Site and the Addycode service. Please read this statement before submitting any personal information to us. By using our Site and service, you represent that you:
- you are using our app for lawful purposes,
- and you consent to the information collection, use and retention practices described in this Policy.
What is personal information?
As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that identifies an individual, or from which an individual could be identified (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, email address, credit card number or other account number), and information about that individual’s location or activities, such as information about his or her use of the Addycode service. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or service or categories of Site and service users, from which any personal information has been removed. For example, information that forty-seven percent of the Site’s registered users identify themselves as male, is aggregate information. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including to help us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor existing publications, products and services to user desires. This Policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
What personal information do we collect?
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you use the various services and activities available through the Addycode Site and service. At several places on our Site or within our mobile application, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information, such as your recipient’s contact information, e.g. first name, last name, email address and/or phone number. When you use our app, you have the option to provide us with a username and profile picture, which will be sent along with any “Addycode” you send. If you register for the mobile application or service, send us an email, or submit content, we may collect your name, photo, and demographic information that you provide. In addition, from time to time we may collect contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys or promotional offers. We will never post to any social network or contact anyone on your behalf without your permission. We may provide the option of connecting to the Addycode service through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social networks as a faster, easier way for you to create a profile on the Addycode service. When turned on, Addycode will automatically collect location information from your mobile device and/or your mobile carrier. When you use the service, via your mobile device, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and your activity on the application and through the service. We treat the information collected in conjunction with the app as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Unless you direct us to act otherwise, your personal location information is only stored by Addycode for up to 48 hours after which location information is disassociated from personal information. From this point onwards, it is used in the aggregate only. If you no longer wish to allow us to collect and use your location information, you may discontinue the use of the service.
Behavioral Advertising / Re-Targeting
We may partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Website or within our apps or to manage advertising on other sites or within other apps. Our third-party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site or within our app and on other sites or within other apps in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests.
As true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and from where the application was downloaded. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile application.
We may send you push notifications from time-to-time in order to update you about any updates, events or promotions that we may be running. If you do not wish to receive these types of communications, you may turn them off at the device level. To ensure you receive proper notifications, we will need to collect certain information about your device such as operating system and user identification information.
Usage and Disclosure
In general, we use personal information we may collect (such as your name, location or social network information) to facilitate your use of the mobile application and Addycode’s service, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Site, our app, and for any other purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- to ensure that the application is working correctly and that you are being served the most recent version;
- to allow other users of the service that you designate to temporarily view your whereabouts in real-time;
- to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our information and services; and
- for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
In addition, if you so indicate in the event of sharing your contact information with us, we may use the information we collect to send you news and product and service updates, including contacting you about our services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes, including notifications about new features and or improvements to the Site or our products and services. We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, and may combine this information with the other personal information we have about you. In such cases, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.
What personal information do we share with third parties?
What steps do we take to protect your information online?
Addycode endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place measures to safeguard the information we collect. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and that we cannot guarantee that the Site or services will be free of any defects or flaws that affect your use of it or the security of your information. When you enter sensitive information or we automatically collect sensitive information on our forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using transport layer security (TLS).
Social Media Features
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