What we collect:
We collect information you provide us with during registration and while using our Site and Services. We also collect any other information and Content you submit during your use of the Site and Services. We will store any information you communicate to us through emails or by any other means of communication. When you register, we will create a profile for you that includes your name and any other information you want to provide, including, but not limited to, your gender, age, location, relationship status, your bio and a profile picture. We may collect information about your location in a variety of ways, including through social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other third party sites (“Social Network(s)”) and through functionality enabled in our Services. If you register for our Site or Services through a Social Network, we may use the information we collected about you from the Social Network to pre-populate your Profile. In addition, we may collect your current location data via your mobile device or browser to tag any of your activities while you are visiting or using the Site or Services. We may use your location data to provide you with local content and recommend local users. We may use location data for aggregated and anonymized data analysis.
You can choose not to provide us with certain information. The Site and Services are more relevant and effective when you provide this information, and you may be able to make more meaningful connections. We refer to all of the information contained in your Profile as your “Profile Information”. Your Profile Information is intended to be published on the Site, and will not be considered Personal Information under this Agreement, even if it contains Personal Information. You are able to delete all personally identifiable information in the profile, we will store and keep anonymous data, like your gender, age group, zip code and others.
If you access the Site or Services from a mobile device, we collect the unique device identifier, the application version you are using, and your event activity.
“Personal Information,” i.e. contact information including your name, address, email address, and/or telephone number and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information. This includes your user name, account number, and password, preferences you share with us, including communication and marketing preferences and your usage and interaction activity, including your purchase history.
“Anonymous Information,” i.e. information that is not used and does not personally identify an individual. This can be demographic information like your zip code, gender, age, education, your Internet protocol address, domain names, browser type, and access times.
“Technical Information,” i.e. information about your mobile device, including your device ID, device type and mobile service carrier, your IP address, browser type, referring and exit pages and your operating system. In short, we collect fairly standard technical information.
How we collect:
We gather the information you provide us with, including information about your friends and interactions on our Site or Service. When you sign up using a third party ID, like your Facebook ID, you will have to give us permission to collect information about you. With your permission, we may collect your email address and other publicly available information about you.
With your permission, we will retrieve your connection information on third party Social Networks, including your friends list to provide our services.
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. “Private” means that your opinions will not be visible to others, but will still be included anonymously in the aggregate of public opinion.
Our users with access to your opinions will be able to share them wherever they want. We do not allow users to distribute Private Opinions outside of Votopin. Unfortunately, we cannot prevent another user with access to your Private Opinions from taking a screenshot or otherwise bypassing our Site or Services and distributing Private Opinion.
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.
What we do with your information:
We may use your Personal, Anonymous, and Technical Information to provide you and other Members with services and customer support, calculate like-ness scores between you and other Members and 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 our products and services and those of third parties to you that we believe may be of interest to you. This includes the serving of personalized advertisements. We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your permission when serving personalized advertisements to you. 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. For example, if you tend to share opinions or ask questions about automobiles, we might use that interest to show you ads for automobiles.
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 and demographic profiling. We may share anonymized information freely and without restriction. 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, or clues to your identity which may be identifiable to others who know you or who are trying to identify the source of the information.
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, 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.
To the extent we are technically capable and legally allowed to, we will 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 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 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.
You may not use our Site or Services if you are under 13 years of age. The Site and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Should we become aware that a user is under 13 years old, we will block that user from accessing the Site or Services, and will delete any data relating to that user.
Cookies and third-party cookies:
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your browser while you are viewing a website.
We may use both session Cookies, which expire once you close your web browser, and persistent Cookies, which stay on your browser until you delete them, to improve your experience on the Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. If you choose to disable Cookies, you may experience session errors and may need to log-in again for each page you visit on the Site.
Our Relationship with Social Networking Site s:
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 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 Votopin.
How we communicate with you:
Information disclosed to third-parties:
Third-parties with whom Personal Information and Profile Information may be shared:
Notification of Changes:
Effective Date (Last Revised): May 8th, 2014