Welcome to heartsbook
1. Information We Collect and How We Use It
We collect different types of information through the Service, including: information that you provide us directly; information about you that we automatically collect from log data, IP addresses, and aggregated user data; cookies; information that you give us about your friends; and your chat histories. We may use this information in different ways
A. Information that you provide us directly What is it?
Information you give us when you register an account with the Service (this might include your fullname, phone number, email address, password, date of birth, and other personal information); Information that you post on your heartsbook user profile (this might include profile pictures and other information); All other content that you post/share on any part of the Service (this might include photos, videos, and any other content that you post, or associate with your account); Information you give us during any communications you have with us (this might include information you give us in emails you send us, chats you have with us, anything you send us in the mail, and any other information you might send us);Interactions that you have with other users or content on the Service; and When you give us authorization, contact information of your friends from your mobile or tablet devices to connect your contacts and address book information with your heartsbook account.
B. Information that we automatically collect:
We automatically collect information about your computer, mobile device, tablet, and other devices when you use our Service. Among other things, we collect session data, IP addresses, web browser software information, and mobile device identifiers such as your device’s UDID. We may also collect and/or aggregate information about your online activities, including but not limited to, content you view, demographic patterns, elements of the Service that you use, and pages you visit. How do we use it?
We may analyze, evaluate, and/or aggregate this information to help us understand your interests and the interests of our other users, to analyze trends, to optimize your user experience and improve the Service. Other things you should know:
We may share aggregated information about the Service and our users, without seeking additional consent, with third parties (including, without limitation, advertisers, media, and actual or potential partners or investors) for informational, marketing, and/or promotional purposes. If we do share that information, we will only share it on an aggregated basis and in a manner that does not reveal any
C. More Related Information
We also put together data from the information we already have about you, your friends, and others, so we can offer and suggest a variety of services and features. For example, we may make friend suggestions, pick stories for your newsfeed, or suggest people to tag in photos. We may put together your current city with GPS and other location information we have about you to, for example, tell you and your friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to you in which you might be interested. We may also put together data about you to serve you ads or other content that might be more relevant to you.What are they?
“Cookies” and similar technologies, such as web beacons and locally stored objects, are small data files that we transfer to your computer that collect information such as the pages visited, the date and the time of a visit and other information about your use of the Services. Cookies in and of themselves don’t personally identify you, although they do identify your computer, your accounts, your browser, and your session. How do we use them?
To optimize your experience of the Service, such as allowing you to log in to the Service on your computer without re-entering your password each time you visit the Service; To deliver faster and more consistent Service; To help us better understand how you interact with the Service; and To measure the effectiveness of the Service, its features, offerings, advertisements, and other communications.
Other things you should know: Third party advertisers on the Service can place or read cookies on your browser. You can change your browser’s options to stop accepting cookies, or to prompt you before you accept a cookie on a website that you visit; however, you should know that if you don’t accept cookies, you might not be able to use all the features of our Service.D. Information you give us about your friends What is it?
If you choose to use the Service to tell a friend about us, we will ask you for and store your friend’s email address and/or phone number. We also might ask you to access your phonebook, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or other social media sites contacts for this purpose.How do we use it?
If you choose to use the Service to invite one of your contacts to use the Service, we will send your friend an email or SMS inviting them to visit the Service. We use this information solely to send these emails or SMS messages, to help your friends register with the Service, and to track the success of our invitation program. Your friend can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime to ask us to remove this information from our database.E. Location Information What is it?
When you use our Mobile App, we may collect and store information about your location by converting your IP address into a rough geo-location or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates or coarse location if you enable location services on your device. How do we use it? To improve and personalize our Services, including, without limitation, to identify nearby Business Users with whom users can communicate.F. Your Chat History What is it?
We will collect, save and store all information contained in your heartsbook chat history. You can permanently delete your heartsbook chat history at anytime.How do we use it?
To allow you to access and search your chat history for your own purposes. If you are a Business User or if you communicate with a Business User, we may, review, scan, or analyze any communications via the Services involving a Business User for fraud prevention, risk assessment, and customer support purposes. We will not review, scan, or analyze your communications for sending third party marketing messages to you. We will also not sell these reviews or analyses of communications to third parties. We will also use automated methods to carry out these reviews or analyses where reasonably possible. However, from time to time we may have to manually review some communications.
To collect aggregated data from your chat history. We use the data to build language models which help us improve the Service. We will only collect this data on an aggregated basis, and in a manner which does not reveal any personally identifiable information about any individual user. We will use this data to help us understand our users’ interests, analyze trends, and customize the user experience.
2. Sharing Your Information.
In addition to using your information for the purposes described above, we may share your information with parties other than heartsbook or its users (the “Third Parties”). In some cases we may request your permission before we share that information, but we reserve the right to share your information with Third Parties without prior notification or without soliciting additional permission: We discuss below situations where we may share your information without requesting your further permission: We share certain information about you (including information which could be used to personally identify you) with the companies we engage to facilitate our Service, perform Service-related functions, and/or provide the Service on our behalf, such as Internet Service Providers and hosting service providers. We require these companies to maintain your information in confidence, and they are prohibited from using your information in any way other than performing services for or on behalf of heartsbook.
Transfer your information in the event that heartsbook is involved in a merger, acquisition, divestiture, consolidation, reorganization, asset sale, or bankruptcy.
3. Controlling Your Information.A. Posting in Chat Groups
When you post or make content available in Chat Groups, that content will be visible to everyone who is a member of that Chat Group.B. Communicating with Business Users
When you communicate with or make content available to a Business User that content is provided directly to the Business User and is subject to the Business User’s privacy or security practices and policies. C. Accessing and Changing your Account Information; Deleting your Account You can edit, update, or delete your account at any time.
If you delete your account, you won’t be able to sign in, use the Service, or access any of your information. If you delete your account, we may retain certain information associated with your account, for analytical purposes and recordkeeping. If you delete your account with us, please be aware that we may retain any content you have previously posted on the Service, including, without limitation, any other data or posted content.
D. Opting out of Receiving Communications You can opt out of receiving communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link (or similarly labeled link) at the bottom of a particular communication. Note that you won’t be able to opt out of service-related communications like service announcements, administrative notices, and the like.
Your account, registration information, and password are protected so that only you (or any third parties that you allow to access your login credentials) can access your account. All personally identifiable information that we collect about you is stored in limited-access servers. The Service has technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information which is under our control. While we are committed to implementing reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect your information against foreseeable risks, no computer system or information can ever be fully protected against any possible risk, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to circumvent those safeguards, or access and/or use your personal information for improper purposes.
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