(January 12, 2015)
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
When you register for TigerText, we collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, mobile telephone number, e-mail addresses and other information that you provide to us or that you include in any TigerText profile or account (“Personal Information”). You may be asked to provide us with certain Personal Information when you register to use the Services, and at other times. The decision to provide this information is voluntary. However, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Services.
With your permission, which you may withdraw at any time, we will collect your contact lists and/or address book data. This allows us to connect users of the Service and place them in appropriate user groups. As such, we may indicate who of your connections are also users of the Service, and likewise we may indicate to your connections the same regarding you. This feature allows you to connect with other users of the Service and even allows other users of the Service to communicate directly with each other. In order to do this, and to make sure we give users the most up-to-date information, we will periodically check for updates to your contact lists and/or address book data.
We automatically collect usage information that allows us to collect information regarding how users access and use the Services (“Usage Data”). For example, when you download and use Services such as TigerText, we automatically collect information on the type of device you use and the device identifier (or “UDID”). Additionally, each time you use the Services, we automatically collect information regarding the type of web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, the time and duration of your visits to the Site, crash logs and other information relating to your use of the Services. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Services, troubleshoot any user problems, and to enhance and update the Services.
When you send or receive messages using our Services, we may temporarily process and store your messages, log and contact data, and other related information (“Message Data”) in order to provide these Services to you. Although we strive to delete your Message Data after the message is transmitted, we cannot guarantee that the Message Data will be completely deleted. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that the Message Data will be completely deleted and therefore any Message Data that you send is sent at your own risk. After its destruction, Message Data is permanently deleted and cannot be retrieved by TigerText, except with respect to those clients who have paid separately for us to archive such Message Data. Additionally, certain enterprise organizations can opt to have all Message Data archived on their own servers at their own election.
COOKIES AND DO NOT TRACK
Additionally, your browser may offer you a “Do Not Track” option, which allows you to signal to operators of websites and web applications and services (including behavioral advertising services) that you do not wish such operators to track certain of your online activities over time and across different websites. Our Services do not support Do Not Track requests at this time, which means that we collect information about your online activity both while you are using the Services and after you leave our Services.
HOW WE USE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHEN WE MAY SHARE THAT INFORMATION
As explained under “INFORMATION WE COLLECT – PERSONAL INFORMATION,” Personal Information and your contact lists and/or address book data may be used, when permitted by you, to find and connect users of the Service. Additionally, TigerText may use your Personal Information to contact you regarding the Services. For example, we may, with your permission, message you to let you know about new releases, patches and other updates to the Services.
From time to time, we may establish business relationships with other businesses that we believe are trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, customer relationship management and data storage and management. We provide our Service Providers with only the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information and Message Data from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information or Message Data in any other manner than as specified by TigerText.
We may also work with third party marketing and advertising companies. These companies may collect and use information about your use of the Services in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you or for direct marketing campaigns. Advertisements may be shown via the Services or third party websites. These companies may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer or use other similar technologies.
STANDARD ANALYTICS INFORMATION
We may share Personal Information, Usage Data and Message Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with TigerText. If TigerText is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information, Usage Data and Message Data in connection with such transaction.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
TigerText cooperates with government and law enforcement officials to enforce and comply with the law. We may therefore disclose Personal Information, Usage Data, Message Data, and any other information about you, if we deem that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process (such as a subpoena or court order) or enforceable governmental request; (b) enforce the Terms or the Services, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (d) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of TigerText, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
BE CAREFUL HOW YOU SHARE YOUR OWN INFORMATION
Certain user profile information, including your name, location, and any video or image content that you have uploaded to the Services, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or address your request for our services. Please remember that any content you upload to your public user profile, along with any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by anyone. Your user name may also be displayed to other users if and when you send messages or comments or upload images or videos through the Services and other users can contact you through messages and comments. Additionally, if you sign into the Services through a third party social networking site or service, your list of “friends” from that site or service may be automatically imported to the Services, and such “friends,” if they are also registered users of the Services, may be able to access certain non-public information you have entered in your Services user profile. Again, we do not control the policies and practices of any other third party site or service.
Additionally, when you share information with third parties, using the Services or otherwise, that information may be passed along or made public by others. Therefore, anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
TigerText is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We employ security measures designed to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access. Regardless of efforts, no data transmission over the Internet or other network, including any of TigerText’s services can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services and any information you transmit is sent at your own risk.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit Personal Information from children under the age of 13. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 13 years old. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received or collected Personal Information from a user of the Services who is under the age of 13, we will attempt to immediately delete that information from our files and records. Furthermore, we encourage users of the Services that are minors that are 13 years of age or older to ask their parents or guardians for permission before sending any information about themselves over the Internet.
If you believe a child who is under the age of 13 has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR INFORMATION IS MAINTAINED IN THE UNITED STATES
Please be aware that your Personal Information and Message Data may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. By using the Services, you agree that the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.
ACCURACY AND RETENTION
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to email@example.com.