The 'App' means any website, mobile application, or Internet service under the control of Circles, whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing an online platform for Circles' services.
'Personal Information' can be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you.
'Personal Information' means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. Except where required by law, we do not consider Personal Information to include information an individual makes public through the Service or information about a device.
Personal information we may collect
We collect information when you:
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the App.
Registration and Account Information. You must register to use the App. This includes entering your username, mobile number, password, e-mail address and other information you provide. Note that while numerous fields are provided at the time of registering, not all are required to activate your Circles account. It also includes Profile Information that you provide for your user profile. This information allows us to help 'match' users who ask for that service and may include your name, address, health conditions, e-mail address, or any other information you may voluntarily choose to place into your profile or share with other Users.
Using the App. We collect information you provide through the App. For example, when you interact with other users through their posts & comments, the App will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information.
Invitations. We allow users to invite other members to join the app, more specifically to join their Circle, by entering their invitees' mobile phone number. Once the phone number has been entered, we would then send that person an SMS with a link to a page where they can then download our app from the app store?
The phone numbers are only used for inviting people into the Circles' application
Communicate with Us. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our support team or through other communications with us, including through social media.
Location Information from Your Mobile Device. We may collect and store your location information if your device settings are enabled to send it to us. We may also infer your location from your IP address and other data. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the App.
Passive Data Collection. With your permission, we may collect passive data (such as your location and movement) if your device settings are enabled to send it to us. You will have the ability to change these settings at anytime.
Information and Content from Your Device. The App automatically collects information about your device, such as a device unique ID, so that we can provide and customize functionality, such as push notifications. With your permission, the App may access and collect information from your device's contact list and photo storage.
How We Use Your Information
We use information to:
Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve any of our services.
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us, push notifications to your mobile device if they are enabled, or text messages with your consent, to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, system maintenance, and other App-related purposes.
Marketing. We may use information, including Personal Information, to send you information we think may be useful or relevant to you. You may opt out of email marketing by using the unsubscribe link in a marketing email.
Aggregate Data. We may anonymize data collected through the App and use and disclose it for any purpose.
How we May Disclose Your Information
We may share information:
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.
We Use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers we use to help us provide and improve the App. For example, we will provide Personal Information to payment processors as part of financial transactions.
Displaying to Other Users. The information and content you provide to the App may be displayed on the App. Other users of the App can only see information about you if they are part of your Circle. You can create your own Circle and invite members in or you can be invited into another members' Circle. Any Circle member can share content to the wider network which can then be viewed by the whole Circles' Community.
Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you that we collect on the App with other people or unaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to data collected by the App to send you information we think may be useful or relevant to you.
Legal and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; comply with the law; or protect your, our, or others' rights, property, or safety.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of Circles assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be disclosed in connection with the negotiation of such transaction, and/or sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
With Your Permission. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
How We Protect Personal Information
We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the Personal Information you provide or we collect against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.
We store Personal Information only for as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected, unless otherwise required or authorized by applicable law.
By using the App or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the App. If we learn of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the App or sending an email to you.
Links To Other Websites
Our App may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from us. Linked websites may have their own privacy notices or policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not owned or controlled by us, we are not responsible for the websites' content, any use of the websites, or the privacy practices of the websites.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. We will take steps to delete it if we learn we have collected it.
We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the App is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org]. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child's account.
Your rights and choices
You have certain rights regarding the Personal Information we maintain about you. We also offer you certain choices about what Personal Information we collect from you, how we use that information, and how we communicate with you.
To the extent provided by applicable law, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us, or object at any time on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your Personal Information. To withdraw your consent to or object to the processing of your Personal Information, please contact us as set forth below. We will apply your preferences going forward. In some circumstances, withdrawing your consent will mean that you cannot take advantage of the App.
Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to: obtain confirmation that we hold Personal Information about you, request access to and receive information about the Personal Information we maintain about you, receive copies of the Personal Information we maintain about you, update and correct inaccuracies in your Personal Information, object to the processing of your Personal Information, and have the information blocked, anonymized or deleted, as appropriate. The right to access Personal Information may be limited in some circumstances by local law requirements. To exercise these rights, please contact us as set forth below.
You can opt-out from receiving our marketing communications at any time by e-mail by clicking on the unsubscribe link within the marketing e-mails you receive from us or by contacting us as indicated below.
Effective Date: Jan 17th 2017