Information as collected by us
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful, the people who matter most to you online or otherwise, or which videos, audios and other things etc. you might like. We collect information in following ways:
A. Information given by you: For example, many of our services require you to sign up for our company system Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal and other information pertaining to you such as your name, email address, telephone number or credit card details etc. If you want to take full and best advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to create a publicly visible Profile, which may include your name, some details and photo.
B. Information we get from your use of our services: We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you watch a video on social media platforms, visit a website that uses our advertising services, or you view and interact with our ads and content. This information (not limited to the same) includes:
C. Device information: We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number etc.). Company system may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your Company system Account.
D. Log information: When you use our services or view content provided by us or may be anybody else, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs.
E. Location information: When you use our services, we may collect and process/disseminate information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide company system with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
2. Unique application numbers:
Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to our Company system when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
3. Local storage
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
4. Cookies and anonymous identifiers:
5. Transparency and choice
- Visit your Company system Account History for settings that allows you to control the collection of personal information from Company system services, such as Search, Location History.
- Review and control certain types of information tied to your Company system Account by using Company system Dashboard.
- View and edit your preferences about the Company system ads shown to you on Company system and across the web, such as which categories might interest you, using Ads Settings. You can also opt out of certain Company system advertising services here.
- Adjust how the Profile associated with your Company system Account appears to others.
- Take information associated with your Company system Account out of many of our services.
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language preferences and other details as per our requirements.
6. Accessing and updating your personal information:
aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems) and or for any reason whatsoever purely at our discretion and without any objections from you in any manner whatsoever.
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
7. Information we share:
We may share personal/any information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Company system. Some of the illustrations (but not limited to the same) in this regard are as under:
A. With your consent: We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Company system when we have your consent to do so.
B. With domain administrators: If your Company system Account is managed for you by a domain administrator (for example, for Company system Apps users) then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your Company system Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to:
- view statistics regarding your account, like statistics regarding applications you install.
- change your account password.
- suspend or terminate your account access.
- access or retain information stored as part of your account.
- receive your account information in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- restrict your ability to delete or edit information or privacy settings.
D. For legal reasons: We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals, law enforcement agencies, government authorities etc. outside of Company system if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Company system, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
- For any other reason as per our discretion without any objection from you.
8. Information security:
We work hard to protect Company system and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
- We encrypt many of our services using appropriate means.
- We offer you two step verification when you access our Company system Account, and a Safe Browsing feature in Company system.
- We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to Company system employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
9. When this Policy applies:
Our Policy applies to all of the services offered by Company system and its affiliates, including company system, and services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services), but excludes services that have separate policies that do not incorporate this Policy.
Our Policy, terms, conditions, contents, material, information etc. may change from time to time. We will post any policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Policy in an archive for your review.
2. The Information Company system Does Not Collect
We does not collect names, emails, addresses or other contact information from its users’ mobile address book or contact lists other than mobile phone numbers. The mobile application will associate whatever name of our user has assigned to the mobile telephone number in his/her mobile address book or contact list and this occurs dynamically on the mobile device itself and not on our servers and is not transmitted to us. This means that if you have your friend’s mobile phone number associated with a particular name in your mobile address book, that’s the name that will appear for that mobile phone number in your contact list.
The contents of messages that have been delivered by our Service are not copied, kept or archived by us in the normal course of business. Our Service is meant to be a SMS replacement, using data service through a user’s phone (either via cell network or wifi). Users type their messages, which are sent via data service to our servers, and routed to the intended recipient (who must also of our system), if that recipient is online. If the recipient is not online, the undelivered message is held in our server until it can be delivered. If the message is undelivered for thirty (30) days, the undelivered message is deleted from our servers.
Once a message has been delivered, it no longer resides on our servers. The contents of any delivered messages are not kept or retained by us, the only records of the content of any delivered messages reside directly on the sender’s and recipient’s mobile devices (and which may be deleted at the user’s option). Notwithstanding the above, we may retain date and time stamp information associated with successfully delivered messages and the mobile phone numbers involved in the messages, as well as any other information which we is legally compelled to collect. Files that are sent through our Service will reside on our servers after delivery for a short period of time, but are deleted and stripped of any identifiable information within a short period of time in accordance with our general retention policies.
3. The Information COMPANY SYSTEM Collects.
COMPANY SYSTEM may in the course of it’s usual business obtain such information like mobile number, name, etc. which may be used to identify as below….
a. User Provided Information: User’s provide certain Personal Information, such as your mobile phone number, name (if applicable), billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to COMPANY SYSTEM while opting to participate in various uses of the COMPANY Service, such as registering as a user, updating your status, etc. In order to provide the COMPANY Service, COMPANY will periodically access your address book or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the mobile phone numbers of other COMPANY SYSTEM users “in-network” numbers), or otherwise categorize other mobile phone numbers as “out-network” numbers, which are stored as one-way irreversibly hashed values.
b. Cookies Information: When user’s visit the COMPANY Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. COMPANY SYSTEM uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the COMPANY Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
c. Log File Information: When you use the COMPANY Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of and various status information. When you use the COMPANY Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.
4. Your Choices.
5. Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites.
COMPANY SYSTEM is presently ad-free. If we ever consider or decide to introduce advertisement to our product or site, we will update and inform the users.
a. Our Commitment To Data Security. COMPANY SYSTEM has a very secure data security system and tends to safeguard the integrity and security of all personal information of it’s users. However, COMPANY SYSTEM does not ensure or warrant the security of any kind of information that user’s transmit and they do it at their own risk. This could happen while using unsecured or unprotected networks which are not recommended. COMPANY SYSTEM ensures all reasonable efforts to secure the user’s data once the data is transferred to their system but no guarantee for such a system. COMPANY SYSTEM usually posts notice on it’s site if there is any breach of security.
b. Our Commitment To Children’s' Privacy. COMPANY SYSTEM, as per it's rules and policies does not allow persons below 18 year’s of age to use it’s site and service. If you are under 18 years of age or minor under any law, then you are requested not to use the site and services of COMPANY SYSTEM in any manner whatsoever. COMPANY SYSTEM has a right to deactivate or make an account inaccessible, withdraw/block its services to any such person and/or any person as per its discretion without any notice if it finds that the person having an account with COMPANY SYSTEM is below 18 year’s of age.
e. Your settings and handling information: When you add an opinion, you may set it as “Public” or “Private”. “Public” means that your opinions will be available to the public, and may be in public domain to be seen used and utilized by us as well as any other person “Private” means that your opinions may not be visible to others, but will still be included anonymously in the aggregate of public opinion, domain etc.
f. Our users with access to your opinions will be able to share, use, utilize them wherever they want. We may or may not allow users to distribute Private Opinions outside of Company system. Unfortunately, we, despite our best of efforts may not be able to prevent another user with access to your Private Opinions from taking a screenshot or otherwise bypassing our Site or Services and distributing Private Opinion.
g. You may share your activity through your Social Networks, and you may allow us to do so on your behalf. You may create your own topic and ask for opinions. Your topics will be visible to and accessible by the public including but not limited to us/other social networks, platform, system, media and /or agencies concerns, individual establishments etc. without any control and supervision by us.
h. What we do with your information: We may use your Personal, Anonymous, and Technical and/or all sorts of Information to provide you and other Members with services and customer support, calculate like-ness scores between you and other Members and for our own use, research, updating and many other purposes as per our requirements, needs, interests and discretion. We may recommend other like-minded Members to you. We may use your Personal, Anonymous, and Technical Information to deliver targeted content to you or to restrict the distribution of a topic to Members within a particular age group. Based on the Personal, Anonymous, and Technical Information we collect we may market, promote, develop, advertise etc. our as well as others products and services and also those of third parties to you that we believe may be of interest to you. This includes the serving of personalized advertisements. We may not disclose, utilize, use, share, sell your data, details and Personal Information to third parties as per our own understanding wisdom and discretion. We may allow advertisers to choose certain characteristics of the Members they would like to target and to whom their advertisements will be delivered based on the Personal Information we collected from you.
i. Regardless of your privacy settings, we may share anonymized aggregated information, including your opinion data, log data, activity data and other information that cannot be linked to you personally for industry analysis, demographic profiling or for any other reasons/cause. We may share anonymized information freely and without restriction from anybody including you except under the application provisions of law. Any information we collect from you, even if it is anonymized and presented in the aggregate as part of a pool of data, may contain particular or specific information, attitudes, opinions, views, inputs, thought process, expression or clues etc. to your identity which may be identifiable to others who know you or who are trying to identify the source of the information.
k. What you can do with your information: You may change or update your information, including your profile data, opinions, and comments at any time. You may delete personally identifying opinion data, Personal Opinions, at any time. If you delete your data, we will keep the underlying aggregate data and all other incidental/ancillary/co-incidental/ connected data and information (not limited to the same), for example, an opinion you stated without linking it to you directly. Any data we keep will be anonymized, and may include your aggregate usage and opinion data. We will keep a history of our users’ and Members’ opinions over time.
m. To the extent we are technically capable and legally allowed to, we will try our best to delete all Profile Information and Personal Information upon receipt of a request to delete this information. Upon our receipt of a request to delete information or deactivate an account, we will try our best to delete the relevant information from our active databases and take the account offline to the extent that we can. We will keep Anonymous Information and Technical Information as part of our data pools. We may keep your Profile Information and your Personal Information for a period of 90 days or more as per our need, requirement, discretion, policies wisdom and decisions in case you decide to come back before deleting it to the best of our capabilities. Remember that we cannot access or delete Personal Information or Profile Information that was shared by others.
n. Our Relationship with other Social Networking Site: With your permission, you may connect with our Site or Services through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others (“Social Networks”), giving us access to your data on these Social Networks. We work with the relevant Social Network’s application protocol interface (“API”) to allow you to authorize us to access your account, information and all other details so available on the relevant Social Network on your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, you need to log-in to the relevant Social Network directly through our Site. Once authorized, the Social Network will provide us a token that allows the Social Network to recognize us when we ask, for access to your account information or to post information. You will be able to revoke our access to any Social Network from within your account with our Company system.
6. Privacy with regard to information:
7. Passwords safeguards:
You are responsible for safeguarding, securing, updating and maintaining etc. your password, user name and all other such details and information properly that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use "strong" and complicated passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Company system cannot and will not at all be liable for any loss or damage, claim, demand, complaint etc. arising from your failure to comply and adhere to with the above.
8. Intellectual Property Rights
Company system respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. We will respond to notices, complaints, claims, demands, etc. of any/alleged copyright infringement that comply or may not comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or violation of any other applicable, law, rules, regulations etc. please provide us with the following information in detail:
(i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright and/or intellectual property rights owner or a person duly authorized in writing to act on their behalf;
(ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed and/or violated any law rules and regulations in any manner whatsoever;
(iii) identification of the material/information/ details etc. that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
(iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address and any other further information/data/details etc. which may deem fit and proper as per our need, requirement, discretion, policies wisdom and decisions;
(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief, reason to believe and have also secured expert advice that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the applicable rules, regulations and relevant provisions of the law of the land;
(vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, proper, valid, legal, justified and, not under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. We reserve the right to remove, delete, modify, amend, suitably any Content and part thereof alleged to be infringing and/or violating any law, rules and regulations without prior notice, at our sole discretion, and with and/or without any liability, responsibility, claim, complaint etc. (monetary as well as non-monetary) to you.
In appropriate circumstances, Company system will also terminate, block and delete a user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. It shall be entitled to initiate and take any further action in this regard as per its discretion and as per our need, requirement, policies wisdom and decisions. The company system has all the rights, authorization, power and privilege to take appropriate and suitable action including but not limited to termination, blocking and deletion of your account barring you from using our services suitably and /or in any manner whatsoever deem fit to us.
Additional Terms and Definitions
1. Log Data:
- details and clarification etc as to how you used our service, such as your search queries and other data with regard to your usage of our services.
- telephony log information like your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of calls so made by your kind self.
- Internet protocol address.
- device event information such as crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
- cookies that may uniquely identify your browser or your Account and other incidental information .
We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with a link on our Services to a third-party application, system, services etc. such as when you choose to install another application through Company system. Company system uses Log Data to provide, understand, utilize, disseminate, research, analysis and do things needful in this regard to improve our Services. If not already done earlier, for example, as provided below for Widget Data, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months of any such inactivity or during any such period which may deem fit by us.
2. Widget Data:
We may tailor the Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate Company system buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser ("Widget Data"). After a maximum of 10 days, we start the process of deleting, de-identifying, modifying, amending or aggregating Widget Data partly and/or fully as per our requirements and applicable policies, which is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week or more. We may use Widget Data to tailor content for you, such as suggestions for people to follow on Company system and other content you may be interested in. Tailored content is stored with only browser cookies or device IDs and is separated from other Widget Data such as page-visit information.
3. Commerce Services:
You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, name and other details of the card holder, amount payable etc. (collectively, "Payment Information"), along with your shipping address, to complete a commerce transaction on Company system. You may also provide your credit or debit card number to register for card-linked services, such as offers, promotion, points earned etc. (if so applicable) To facilitate future purchases on Company system, we store your Payment Information, excluding CVV code, and other sensitive information shipping address, which you can remove from your account at any time using your account settings. We consider your Payment Information and shipping address private and do not make such information public. We collect and store information created by your purchases made on Company system ("Transaction Data"). If you register your credit or debit card with Company system for card-linked services, we receive information about the card transactions from a third-party payment services provider ("Registered Card Data"). Transaction Data and Registered Card Data may include the merchant’s name and the date, time and amount of the transaction, goods/services so purchased, quantity, quality, make, your choices etc. Company system uses Registered Card Data to verify eligibility for card-linked services, and may also use Registered Card Data to limit the number of offers available to you and keep track of your offers.
4. Third-Parties and Affiliates:
Company system uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure and tailor ads. If you prefer, you can turn off tailored ads in your privacy settings so that your account is not matched to information shared by ad partners for tailoring ads. We may also receive information about you from our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads. Any /all such information may be used and utilized by us for various purposes such as research, analysis, promotion, storage in our data bank, sharing with others etc.
5. Policy with regard to Information Sharing:
We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
a. Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your Company system account. However your consent, approval, affirmation and confirmation to our usage of your information is expressly given by you without any reservations and limitations.
c. Sellers of Goods and Services: If you buy goods or services on Company system, we may provide the seller, commerce provider or marketplace, advertisers, third parties, vendors and any other individual, entity, concern, establishments etc. with your name, email address, shipping address, Payment Information and Transaction Data to facilitate payment processing, order fulfillment and dispute resolution (including payment and shipping disputes) and to help prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities.
f. Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public Tweets, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information).
6. Amendment of your Personal Information:
You can also permanently delete your Company system account. When your account is deactivated, it may not be seen on our system. For up to 90 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. After 90 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week or more.
7. Sharing of information:
When you share any information of any kind, others can see, copy and use and utilize that information. Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, slide deck, links to news articles, job postings, and blogs etc. whatsoever information, details and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members, general public, by Visitors or anybody else. We are not obliged to publish, preserve any information or content on our Service and can remove it in our sole discretion, at any point of time, with or without notice.
8. Your License to Us:
You may own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, complete, total license, permission, affirmation, confirmation and commitment to it without any limitation and reservation.
You promise to only provide information and content that you have the right, authorization, knowledge and ownership to share, and that your profile will be truthful.
As between you and us, you own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services and you are only granting us the following non-exclusive license: A worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify, utilize, share, sell distribute, publish, and process, information and content that you provide through our Services, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation, claim, demand to you or others. These rights are limited in the following ways:
a. You can end this license for specific content by deleting such content from the Services, or generally by closing your account, except (a) to the extent you shared it with others as part of the Service and they copied or stored it and (b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove from backup and other systems. However already shared information and contents may remain with you for any such purpose deem fit by our company.
c. We will get your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond the Service. However, other Members and/or Visitors and/or anybody else including our personnel may access, use, utilize and share your content and information, consistent with your settings and degree of connection with them.
d. While we may edit, modify, amend, delete (partly or fully) and make suitable formatting changes to your content (such as translating it, modifying the size, layout or file type or removing metadata), we will not modify the meaning, essence and basics of your expression.
e. Because you presumed to have own your content and information and we only have non-exclusive rights to it, you may choose to make it available to others as per your discretion and wisdom without any corresponding, liability and responsibility upon us of the consequences thereof, including under the terms of a license.
By submitting suggestions or other feedback regarding our Services to us, you agree that we can use and share (but does not have to as a matter of compulsion) such feedback for any purpose without compensation to you.
You agree to only provide content or information if that does not violate the law nor anyone's rights (e.g., without violating any intellectual property rights or breaching a contract). You also agree that your profile information will always be truthful, precise and transparent. We may be required by law, applicable rules and regulations, local customs, public sentiments, practices, sensibilities and for any other reason to remove certain information or content in certain countries.
9. Using Third-Party Services and Visiting Third-Party Sites:
We collect information when you use your account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include our plugins and cookies.
You expressly allow us to receive, use, share, store, utilize etc. information when you use your account to log in to a third-party website or application. Also, when you visit a third-party site that embeds our social plugins (such as “Share on Company system” for publishers) we receive information that those pages have loaded in your web browser. If you are logged in as a Member when you visit sites with our plugins, we use this information to recommend tailored content to you.
We will use this information to personalize the functionality we provide on third-party sites, including providing you insights from your professional network and allowing you to share information with your network. The said information can be used by us for various purposes as per our need, requirements, policies, wisdom and decisions.
Our retention of this data is addressed. We may provide reports containing aggregated impression, information to companies hosting our plugins and similar technologies to help them measure traffic to their websites, but no personal data.
You also allow us to receive information about your visits and interaction with the sites and services of our partners that include our cookies and similar technologies, unless you opt out. If you are not a Member, we rely on the online terms and other terms and conditions, policies etc. between you and our partners.
11. Consent to Company system Processing Information about You:
12. Sharing Information with Third Parties:
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Company system may be seen, used, utilized, shared by others.
We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law and/or in accordance with our policies, terms and conditions etc.
Other people may find your Company system profile information through search engines (you can choose which parts of your public profile are accessible to public search engines in your settings), or use other services in conjunction with your Company system account.
We offer a “public profile” feature that allows you as a Member to publish portions of your professional as well as personal profile to the public Internet. This public profile will be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. You may choose the parts of your profile that search engines index or completely opt out of this feature in your Company system account settings, or limit the publicly visible information in your profile. However, third-party search engines may not automatically update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. Unless you delete them, your profiles on our website / apps and our corresponding app are always viewable on the respective Services.
The visibility of your professional profile to other Members depends on your degree of connection with the viewing Member, the subscriptions they may have, their usage of the Services, access channels and search types (e.g. by name or by keyword). For example, first degree connections can see your full profile, all other details so displayed and contact information. Others have more limited access, as detailed in our Help Center.
We will not disclose personal information that is not published to your profile or generated through engagement with our other services, such as Groups and Company system Pages, except to carry out your instructions (for example, to process payment information) or unless we have your separate consent, unless we have a good faith belief that disclosure is permitted by law or is reasonably necessary to:
(1) comply with a legal requirement or process, including, but not limited to, civil and criminal summons, court orders or required by government agency, authorities, law enforcement department etc. or other compulsory disclosures;
(3) respond to claims of a violation of the rights and privacy etc. of third parties;
(4) respond to Member service inquiries; or
(5) protect the rights, property, or safety of Company system, our Services, our Members, Visitors, or the public.
13. We support middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to legal and regulatory archiving requirements, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through our sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of our Services.
14. Also, if you have opted to bind any of your Service accounts to your similar account, you may easily share content from our Services to these third party services, in accordance with your account settings (which you may change at any time) and respective policies of these third parties. Further, we allow third parties to look-up profile information (subject to your privacy settings) using your email address or first and last name information through its profile API.
16. Compliance with Legal Process and Other Disclosures:
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in India or any other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to
(1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies;
(2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or
(3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Company system, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment as per our need, requirements, policies, wisdom and decisions, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand claim and complaint.
Please note: Information you have shared with others (for example, through e mail, network updates, content sharing, or Groups) or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile.
Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
ETHICAL AND COMMUNITY STANDARDS
1. Threats of harm
We consider threats of any sort of harm to anybody (including self) as patently illegal as well as unjustified. We remove any promotion, suggestion, indication, endorsement, promotion, inducement or encouragement of self-harm, violence, disorders or drug abuse etc. We also endeavor our best to remove and report any type of such wrongdoing to our users as well as law enforcement agencies and concerned departments.
2. Abusive and harassing contents
We take suitable action on all reports of abusive, harassing, illegal, irritating, bullying behavior and/or support thereof directed at anybody including self. Continuously pestering other users with unwanted friend requests or messages is also a form of harassment and is liable for suitable corrective action.
3. Violent and threatening content
We remove content and may report to law enforcement as well as other concerned departments and agencies when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to individual as well as public safety. You may not credibly threaten others, or organize acts of real-world violence. Organization with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity are not allowed to maintain a presence on our site. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating, supporting, endorsing etc. any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism.
4. Self Harming activities
We take threats of self-harm very seriously. We remove any promotion or encouragement of self-mutilation, eating disorders or drug abuse, and/or any type of harm or suggestion thereof to self and/or others in any manner whatsoever. We also endeavor and try our best work with suicide prevention agencies and law enforcement department as well as all persons/agencies concerned to provide assistance for people in distress.
5. Bullying activities
We does not tolerate bullying or harassment. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but take action on all reports of abusive behavior directed at private individuals. Repeatedly targeting other users with unwanted friend requests or message is a form of harassment.
6. Discriminatory activities
We don’t permit hate speech at all, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech. We may promote ideas, institutions, events, and practices, we do not permit individuals or groups to attack others based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, region, disability or medical condition.
7. Vulgar content
We have long been a place where people turn to share their experiences and raise awareness about issues important to them. Sometimes, those experiences and issues involve graphic content that is of public interest or concern, such as human rights abuses or acts of terrorism and/ or any such activity albeit illegal to draw a public attention and concern. In many instances, when people share this type of content, it is done to condemn it.
However, graphic images shared for sadistic effect or to celebrate or glorify violence have no place on our site. Moreover some disturbing features and graphic contents despite their aesthetic value or of public importance and also being important to raise, important issues pertaining to public interest may not be displayed by us as per our need, requirements, policies, wisdom and decisions.
When people share any content, we expect that they will share in a responsible manner. That includes choosing carefully the audience for the content. For graphic videos, people should warn their audience about the nature of the content in the video so that their audience can make informed choice about whether to watch it.
8. Pornographic content
We have a strict policy against the sharing, promoting, endorsing etc. of pornographic content and any explicitly sexual content where a minor or even an adult is involved. We also impose limitation on the display of nudity. We aspire to respect people’s right to share content of personal importance.
9. Identity and Privacy
On our site people connect using their real names and identities. We ask that you refrain from publishing the personal information of others without their express written consent. Claiming to be another person, creating a false presence for an organization, or creating multiple accounts, impersonation, misleading, inaccurate, false, incorrect, twisted information undermines community and violates our terms, conditions, policies, applicable, law, rules and regulations.
10. Lawful /legally permitted goods
It is not permitted to complete transactions involving regulated goods on our platform. If you post an offer involving firearms, alcohol, tobacco, adult products, and /or any such similar products we expect you to make sure, confirm and affirm that you’re following all applicable laws and consider carefully the audience, user for that content. If you are using a page to connect with your customers and other audiences, you need to abide by our page terms as well as all applicable polices, terms and conditions in addition to applicable law, rules and regulations.
11. Privacy matters
12. Sharing Your Content and Information
You own all of the content and information you post on Company’s website/portals/apps
a. For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, usable, saleable, utilization, sharing etc. worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Company (IP License).
b. When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but may not be available to others).
c. When you use an application, the application may ask for your permission to access your content and information as well as content and information that others have shared with you.
d. When you publish content or information using the Public setting, it means that you are allowing each and everyone, including people of Company, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile pictures & other details).
e. You shall not at all be entitled for any claim, compensation, claim, demand, fee etc. monetary as well as nonmonetary with regard to any content and information by and pertaining to you.
13. Safety norms
We cannot guarantee safety and security of information, content etc. However we constantly endeavor and need your help to keep ourselves safe and secure which includes the following commitments by you (but not limited to the same):
a. You will not post unauthorized, illegal, incorrect, false, incomplete, commercial communications (such as spam on Company website/apps.
b. You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Company, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our express, written prior permission.
c. You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on company system.
d. You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
e. You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
f. You will not bully, intimidate threat, ridicule or harass any user or anybody else even a third entity.
g. You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence or anything similar to the same.
h. You will not develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol-related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements) without appropriate age-based restrictions.
i. You will not use Company platform to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
j. You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of Company, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other Company functionality.
k. You will not facilitate or encourage any violations and/or noncompliance of this Statement or our policies, and/or applicable laws, rules, regulations etc.
14. Registration and Security with regard to usage
Company users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Below are, inter-alia, some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
a. You will not provide any false, incorrect, incomplete personal information on Company system, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without his /her express written permission.
b. You will not create more than one personal account.
c. If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission and knowledge.
d. You will not use your personal timeline primarily for your own commercial gain, and will use a Company Page for such purposes.
e. You will not use Company platform if you are under 18.
f. You will not use Company if you are a convicted sex offender.
g. You will keep your contact information accurate, safe, secure and up-to-date.
h. You will not share your password, user name & other details etc. (or in the case of developers, your secret key), let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account and our system.
i. You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
j. If you select a username or similar identifier for your account or Page, we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it is inappropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).
15. Protecting Other People's Rights
We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.
a. You will not post content or take any action on Company that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law, rules and regulations as well as our policies, terms, notices etc.
b. We can remove any content or information you post on Company if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies.
c. If we remove your content for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.
d. If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate and as per our discretion without any objection, claim and complaint from you.
e. You will not use our copyrights or Trademarks or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our prior written permission.
g. You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial or any other information on Company.
h. You will not tag users or send email invitations to non-users without their consent.
16. Special Provisions Applicable to Developers/Operators of Applications and Websites
If you are a developer or operator of a Platform application or website or if you use Social Plugins, you must comply with the Company applicable terms and conditions, policies etc.
17. Special Provisions Applicable to Social Plugi
If you include our social plugins, such as the share or like buttons on your website, the following additional terms apply to:-
a. We given you permission to use our Social Plugins so that users may post links or content from your website on us.
b. You give us permission to use and allow others to use such links and content on our site.
c. You will not place a Social Plugins on any page containing content that would violate this statement if posted on our site.
18. About Advertisements and Other Commercial Content Served or Enhanced by Company
Our goal is also to deliver advertising and other commercial or sponsored content that is valuable to our users and advertisers. In order to help us do that, you agree to the following:
a. You give us permission to use your name, profile picture, content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. This means, for example, that you permit a business or other entity to pay us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or information, without any compensation, fee, demand, charge, claim, remuneration, monetary as well as non-monetary to you.
b. You understand that we may not always identify paid services and communications as such.
19. Special Provisions/Terms Applicable to Advertisers
If you use our self-service advertising creation interfaces for creation, submission and/or delivery of any advertising or other commercial or sponsored activity or content (collectively, the “Self-Serve Ad Interfaces”), you agree to our Terms and conditions in this regard. In addition, your advertising or other commercial or sponsored activity or content placed on Company or our publisher network will comply with our Guidelines, Terms and Conditions, policy etc. as applicable in this regard.
20. Special Provisions Applicable to Pages
If you create or administer a Page on Company, or run a promotion or an offer from your Page, you agree to our terms and conditions, policies and principles in this regard.
21. Special Provisions Applicable to Software
a. If you download or use our software, such as a stand-alone software product, an app, or a browser plugin, you agree that from time to time, the software may download and install upgrades, updates and additional features from us in order to improve, enhance, and further develop the software, contents, working and system.
b. You will not modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us, unless you are expressly permitted to do so under an open source license, or we give you express written permission.
a. If we make changes, modifications, amendments, updating to policies, guidelines or other terms referenced in or incorporated by this Statement, without any notice in any manner whatsoever.
b. Your continued use of the Company Services, following notice of the changes to our terms, policies or guidelines, constitutes your express acceptance, adherence etc. of our amended terms, policies or guidelines.
If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Company to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account or disable your application at any time. Any such termination shall be purely our discretion without any objection from you. No claim, representation, complaint and demand in this regard shall be entertained in any manner whatsoever.
24. Additional Definitions
a. By "Company" or” Company Services” we mean the features and services we make available, including through
i. our website, portal, apps etc. and any other Company branded or co-branded websites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions);
ii. social plugins such as the Like button, the Share button and other similar offerings; and
iii. other media, brands, products, services, software (such as a toolbar),
iv. format buttons, choose, selection, like, dislike, star rating, other option, community creation, BCD devices, or networks now existing or later developed. Company reserves the right to designate, in its sole discretion, that certain of our brands, products, or services are governed by separate terms and conditions as updated from time to time by suitable means of communication.
b. By "Platform" we mean a set of APIs and services (such as content) that enable others, including application developers and website operators, to retrieve data from Company or provide data to us.
c. By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with Company.
d. By "content" we mean anything you or other users post, provide or share using Company Services.
e. By "data" or "user data" or "user's data" we mean any data, including a user's content or information that you or third parties can retrieve from Company or provide to Company through Platform.
f. By "post" we mean post on Company or otherwise made make available by using Company/ system/ portal/apps/website.
g. By "use" we mean use, run, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.
h. By "application" we mean any application or website/apps/portals/ system that uses or accesses Platform, as well as anything else that receives or has received data from us.
i. By “Trademarks” we mean the trademarks, logos, business marks, representations and all other similar intellectual properties etc. mentioned herein and by way of amendments also.
j. By active registered user, we consider a user who has logged into our platform at least once in the last 15 days.
25. Other Terms
a. This Statement makes up the additional agreement between the parties regarding Company, and supplement any prior agreements, understanding, T & C, policies etc.
b. If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
c. If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver at all.
d. Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing, duly conveyed and signed by us.
e. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our express written consent.
f. All of our rights, privileges and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
g. Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.
h. This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
i. We reserve all our rights not expressly granted to you.
j. You will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations when using or accessing Company.
26. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
a. Data Use Policy: The Data Use Policy contains information to help you understand how we collect and use information.
b. Payment Terms: These terms apply to all payments made on or through our site/portal/apps/website.
c. Platform Page: This page helps you better understand when happens when you add a third party application or use our company, including how they may access and use your data.
d. Our platform policy: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to applications, including Connect sites.
e. Advertising Guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to advertisements placed on our site.
f. Promotions Guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply if you offer contest, sweepstakes, and other types of promotion on our site.
g. Our Brand Resources: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to use of our trademarks, logos and screenshots.
ADVERTISING AND COMPANY CONTENT
a. Wherever applicable, we offers a range of products that allow advertises to reach people on and off. In addition to the information we provide in this section, you can also learn more about advertising products, how they work, our partnership, and the controls you have, by visiting our “Advertising on our site.
b. When we deliver Ads, we may not share your information (information that personally identifies you, such as your name or contact information) with advertisers unless you give us permission. We may provide advertisers with information. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads perform or how many people viewed or clicked on their ads or install an app after seeing an ad.
c. So we can show you content that you may find interesting, we may use all of the information we receive about you to serve ads that are more relevant to you. For example, this includes but not limited to:
- Information you provide at registration or add to your account or timeline.
- Things you share and do on us, such as what you like, and your interactions with advertisements, partners, or apps.
- Keywords from your stories, and
- Things we infer from your use of our site / apps.
- For many ads we serve, advertisers may choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information we receive or infer about users.
- Page likes (including topics such as products, brands, religion, health status, or political views):
We also sometimes serve these same types of ads on other sites or may serve just the social context (such as with ads served by others), so that the ads are more relevant to you. Just like any other content you share on us, only people who you’re already sharing with on us would see it when it is paired with an ad. We also allow advertisers to reach people on us using the information they are already have about you (such as email addresses or whether you have visited their websites previously). You can learn more about ads, social context, and our partnership, including the relevant settings and controls available to you, by visiting the Advertising on us.
When you post a story on us and an advertiser sponsors it, nothing changes about the audience of the post. Only the people who could originally see the post (the people you shared it with) are eligible to see it.
USE OF INFORMATION
We receive various types of information about you when you sign up on our platform by way of revealing your information as well as sharing the information. Upon registration you are required to provide the personal information such as name, email address, birth day, gender, age, telephone number etc. Furthermore you choose to share information such as status, update, story, narration, comment, uploading photo, etc.
You may choose to share the information when you communicate such as by using an email address or adding a friend liking a page, platform, story, adding a story, using contact importers indicating your status relationship and any other details such as profile pictures, photos etc. By doing so you choose to make the same public.
All such information allows us to use the same for any content, advertisement or any other purpose as per our discretion.
We also receive data about you whenever you use our platform, look into other person, system, send or receive message, search for a person or thing, make purchases, use apps etc. through us.
You also reveal additional data’s, time, date, place of doing a particular thing such as taking a photo, video, making something. We also receive data whenever you visit a game, application, app, portal, website etc. by doing so you also reveal date, time, duration of your visit and all other incidental technical information.
We also receive information from your associates, partners, customers, users etc. for enhancement of our quality, services etc.
USERNAMES AND USER Ids
Usernames and User Ids are the same thing-a way to identify you on our platform. A user ID is a string of numbers and a username generally is some variation of your name. With your username, you get a custom link (a platform URL, such as our company website / apps ) to your timeline that you can give up to people or post on external websites. If someone has your username or user ID, they can use it to access information about you through the platform. For example, if someone has your username, they can type our platform/username into their browser and see your public information as well as anything else you’ve let them see. Similarly, someone with your username or user ID can access information about you through our APIs, such as our Graph API. Specifically, they can access your public information, along with your age range, language and country. If you do not want your information to be accessible to platform applications, you can turn off all platform applications from your privacy settings. If you turn off platform you will not longer be able to use any games or other applications until you turn platform back on. For more information about the information that apps receive when you visit them, see other website and applications.
USE OF INFORMATION SO COLLECTED
Upon receipt of information we may use and utilize the same to make ourselves better, improved, safe and secure. We may also use and utilize the same to spread information on our system, to understand and use the same to make ourselves more effective, deliver relevant adds to you, make suggestions, give information, for internal operation, troubling suiting , data analysis, testing, research, development, improvement etc.
DELETING/DEACTIVATING YOUR ACCOUNT
You have the option of deactivating/deleting your account if you do not wish to continue with us. Upon such deletion others may not see your timeline. However we do not delete any of your information and may maintain the same. Your friends may still see you despite deactivation of your account. Upon your deletion, your account shall be deleted permanently from your portal. However some information may remain in backup copies and logs. You should delete your account only if you are doubly sure that you do not want to reactivate the same. All your information may remain with us and be used even after deletion of your account.