We do not target or allow persons under 18 years of age to use Speak to Me, and we do not knowingly collect; store; use; or share information from persons under the age of 18.
Information we collect and how we collect it:
Information collected automatically: When you use Speak to Me, we automatically collect and store certain information about your computer or mobile device and your activities. This information includes the types enumerated below:
1. Mobile device ID. Your mobile device's unique ID number (e.g., IMEI).
2. Geographic location. Through the use of the App as provided by you.
3. Device information/specifications. Technical information about your computer or mobile device (e.g., type of device, web browser or operating system, IP address, access times, mobile device location while using the App, referring website address, activity with our App, and more) to analyze trends, administer the site, prevent fraud, track visitor movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information.
4. Length and extent of usage. How long you used Speak to Me and which services and features you used.
6. Web beacons. “Web beacons” (also known as “clear gifs” and “pixel tags”) are small transparent graphic images that are often used in conjunction with cookies in order to further personalize Speak to Me for our users and to collect a limited set of information about our visitors. We may also use web beacons in email communications in order to understand the behavior of our customers, such as whether an email has been opened or acted upon.
Information you choose to provide:
Information we obtain from Facebook. In order to register with Speak to Me, you will be asked to sign in using your Facebook login. If you do so, you are authorizing us to access certain Facebook account information, including information about you and your Facebook friends who might be common Facebook friends with other Speak to Me users. By allowing us to access your Facebook account, you understand that we may obtain certain information from your Facebook account, including your name, email address, birthday, work history, education history, current city, pictures stored on Facebook, and the names, profile pictures, relationship status, and current cities of your Facebook friends. We only obtain information from your Facebook account that you specifically authorize and grant us permission to obtain.
Information you provide directly to us. When you register with Speak to Me, you must provide certain information, including your email address, birthdate, gender, location, personal preferences in matching data. You may provide additional information about yourself (such as the content of your voice recordings, photos, school, occupation, current city, etc.) in order to build your Speak to Me profile in the course of using the App. Any information that you provide in the non-personal identifiable section of your profile will be viewable (and able to be heard) by any registered users. Since we cannot control who accesses (or hears) this information or what they do with it, please use caution with what information you disclose. In addition, please note that your recorded voice may be recognizable and Speak to Me is not responsible for the consequences of being recognized. We also do not authorize you to record from any device with recording capability other users’ or matches’ recordings that they either post on their profile publically or post privately within the private chat screens without their consent. Speak to Me assumes no liability as a consequence of such recordings.
Emails. We require an email address from you when you register with Speak to Me. We may use your email for both “administrative” (e.g., confirming your registration, resetting passwords) and “promotional” (e.g., newsletters, new product offerings, special discounts, event notifications, special third-party offers) purposes. Email messages we may send you may contain code that enables our database to track your usage of the emails, including whether the email was opened and what links (if any) were clicked. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to administration of Speak to Me (such as service announcements, security alerts, update notices, or other administrative messages) without affording you the opportunity to opt out of receiving such communications. You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails and other promotional communications from us at any time via the opt-out links provided in such communications.
Online survey data. We may periodically conduct voluntary member surveys to help provide us with important information regarding the improvement of Speak to Me.
How we use the information
1. facilitate matches with other Speak to Me users;
2. communicate with you about Speak to Me and related offers, promotions, news, upcoming events, and other information we think may be of interest to you;
3. provide, maintain, and improve Speak to Me and our overall business;
4. monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities;
5. investigate and prevent fraud and other illegal activities; and/or take other actions to enforce our Terms of Service;
6. establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
7. when required by law, court order, or request for cooperation by a government agency or law enforcement; and
8. in the event of the sale of Speak to Me or its assets.
Options regarding information to be collected
You may opt not to share certain information with us, but that may result in your being unable to use certain features or being able to register to use our App. We may also deliver notifications to your mobile device and you can turn off notifications by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
Access to, control over, and updating/removing information
You may review or edit your information by opening your account through the App in “Settings.” You may delete your account through the App. If you delete your account, we will retain certain information for analytical purposes, fraud prevention, enforcing our Terms of Service, or other actions we deem as necessary to protect Speak to Me, our employees, and users, or as required by law.
Sharing your information
The information we collect is used to improve the content and the quality of Speak to Me, and without your consent we will not otherwise share your personal information to/with any other party(s) for commercial purposes, except (a) when we have your permission or (b) or under the instances identified and discussed below:
Service providers. We may share your information with our third-party service providers who support various aspects of our business operations (e.g., analytics providers, security and technology providers, and payment processors).
Legal disclosures and business transfers. We may disclose any information without notice or consent from you: (a) in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; (b) to investigate or report illegal activity; or (c) to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another company in connection with a merger, corporate restructuring, sale of any or all of our assets, or in the event of bankruptcy.
Aggregate data. We may combine non-PII (i.e., non-personally identifiable information) we collect with additional non-PII collected from other sources for our blog. We also may share aggregated, non-PII with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis.
Speak to Me may contain links to other websites. If you choose to click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party's website. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization, or representation of our affiliation with that third party, nor is it an endorsement of their privacy or information security policies or practices. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data, or solicit personal information from you. Other websites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personal information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
Securing your personal information
We endeavor to safeguard personal information to ensure that information is kept private. However, please be aware that unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, the inherent insecurity of the Internet, and other factors may compromise the security of your personal information at any time. As such, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. Therefore, please use caution with what information you share, as we will have no liability arising from the loss or unauthorized use of any of your information.
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