California Privacy Notice

Effective: January 1, 2020

 

This California Privacy Notice (“Notice”) is for California residents and supplements our Privacy Policy. It explains how we collect, use, and share your Personal Information and how to exercise your rights under the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).

 

When we say “Personal Information” in this Notice, we mean information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with you. Personal Information does not include information that is aggregated or information that cannot be reasonably linked to you.

Your Rights

 

Under the CCPA, you have the following rights:

 

  • Right to know what personal information we collect. You have the right to request details on the specific Personal Information we’ve collected about you.

  • Right to know who we share your data with. We do not sell your data, but we do share your information with others for legitimate business purposes. For example, we use service providers to store and host your data.

  • Right to request deletion: You have the right to request that we delete your Personal Information that we have collected from you, unless an exception applies. Examples of exceptions include when we need to keep data to meet legal obligations, detect fraud, investigate reports of abuse or other Terms of Service violations, or fix security issues. Once we’ve verified your request, we’ll delete your personal information (unless an exception applies) and will direct our service providers to do the same.

  • Right to non-discrimination: We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of these rights.

 

To exercise your “right to know” or your “right to request deletion,” click here.

 

Please note that to protect your information and the integrity of our Products, we may need to verify your identity before processing your request. In some cases we may need to collect additional information to verify your identity, such as a government issued ID.

 

Under the CCPA, you may exercise these rights yourself or you may designate an authorized agent to make these requests on your behalf. We may request that your authorized agent have written permission from you to make requests on your behalf and may need to verify your authorized agent’s identity.

Information We Collect

 

As detailed in our Privacy Policy, we collect Personal Information for a wide range of purposes, but the main reason we collect information is to offer you the best possible products and services. Privacy by design is the starting point. This means we make sure we don’t collect more information than necessary or collect information for purposes that are different, unrelated, or incompatible with what’s detailed in our Privacy Policy. For example, when you give us access to your phone contacts, we only access the phone numbers (not names, addresses or other info) and only it use it for the specific purpose of connecting you with your thready friends.

 

In the last 12 months, we’ve collected the following Personal Information:

 

  1. Identifiers, such as your name, display name, unique personal identifier, online identifier, IP address, or other similar identifiers. We mainly use these to offer our services, for example to create your account and send messages to your friends.

  2. Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records provisions, such as your name and telephone number.  Keep in mind that some Personal Information included in this category may overlap with other categories.

  3. Internet or other electronic network activity information, such as session logs, information on a consumer's interaction with a website or application. For example, we may store information about how long you’ve visited our site or used our services.

  4. Electronic, visual, or similar information, such as media messages. As a messaging company, we allow you to share media messages, such as photos, videos and GIFs. We store these on our servers so you can access them when viewing your chats. 

 

We may collect this data when you provide it to us, when you use our services, or when we receive it from third parties. For more details on the sources, see the Your Information section in our Privacy Policy.

 

Sharing Your Information

 

We may share your personal information to a third party for a business purpose or at your direction. For example, we share your personal information with our data hosting and storage providers. We enter into agreements with our service providers in which they can only use your information for specific purposes and are required to ensure its confidentiality.

In the past 12 months, we’ve disclosed categories 1-4 for a business purpose or at your direction with our affiliates, service providers, and third-parties. For more details on third parties we share data with, see the Information That You And We May Share section in our Privacy Policy.

 

Contact For More Information

 

If you have additional questions about this Notice or how to exercise your rights under the CCPA, please contact us here.

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