THE WHAT & HOW OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We collect information that you voluntarily provide to us. For example, we collect your name, user name, email address, social network information and other information you provide us when you register, set up an account, contact us by e-mail or use our services. We may also obtain information from other companies and combine that with information we collect on the [The Geek Cartel ltd]] Service; for example, when you link your account with Facebook, we might have access to your name. We may collect information about you from other Users if they share any Content with you, send a message, image and online contact information.
When you visit the Site, we automatically collect some information. For example, it is standard for your Web browser to automatically send information to every Web site you visit, including ours. Such information includes your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, access times, browser type and language, and referring Web site addresses. We also collect and combine information about devices you use to access [The Geek Cartel ltd] Services, and information about your usage and activity on the Site.
With your permission (on download or in the app), we may access and store your device's contact list to find your friends on the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service, to invite them, or to share your Content with them. We may also collect information about others if you use the [Picturebookapp] Service to upload, share and/or distribute Content that contains information about them, including their name, image and online contact information.
Content and Metadata We also collect and retain your metadata along with your Content. For example, your images may be accompanied by additional Content such as a hashtag (e.g., to mark keywords), comments, or may include metadata like a geotag. This makes your User Content more searchable by others and more interactive. If you geotag your photo or tag your photo using others' APIs then your latitude and longitude will be stored with the photo and may be searchable (e.g., through a location or map feature) if your photo is made public by you in accordance with your privacy settings.
STORAGE OF INFORMATION & TRANSFER OF DATA
Most of the information we collect is retained by us on our servers. If you are using the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service from a country other than the country in which Web servers are located (the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries).
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We use information collected through the
[The Geek Cartel ltd] Service:
1. to communicate with you or third parties;
2. to process your requests and transactions;
3. to improve the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service;
4. to customize the services and/or products we provide to you;
5. to assist with our product and service development;
6. to perform marketing activities;
7. to provide relevant advertising; and
8. for other purposes related to our business.
WITH WHOM WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
Information collected through the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service may be shared with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf (for example, companies that provide data management or other support services to us such as data storage and Web hosting services). We may share your information with third parties to serve you relevant advertising and market our products, but we won't sell your information. In any case, before sharing your information with third parties, we ensure they have strong and secure data protection policies and measures in place.
Also, we may disclose the information we collect through the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service when we, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to:
1. comply with applicable law (e.g., in response to a valid court order or subpoena);
2. prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft;
3. enforce the Terms of [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service or other agreements that govern your use of the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service and/or our services;
4. to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others; or
5. to protect your vital interests.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION
Retention period of collected information depends on the type of information and the reasons why we collect it. In case the retention of your information is extended for a longer period for reasons we define below, we encrypt (anonymize) it to ensure it does not directly identify you. Such data is further retained until complete deletion becomes possible.
Your account information is retained while your account is active, unless you request us to delete it or remove your account. In case you deactivate/delete your account or request us to delete your information, some information may still be retained for a reasonable time to enhance your re-activation in case you decide to return to our services. We may also retain some information we believe in good faith is necessary for legal and regulatory compliance, research and development, business matters, and improvement of our Services.
In cases when you delete your information or request us to delete it, some of your information you shared through the Services may still be accessible for those with whom you shared it. For example, if you shared an image through [Picturebookapp] Services, this image may still be visible for those with whom you shared, even if we delete it from your account.
CONTROLLING AND MODIFYING YOUR INFORMATION - OPT-OUT / OPT-IN
We respect your right to control and make choices about your information. You may request [The Geek Cartel ltd] to:
- provide you with information we collect about you
- transfer your information to another controller of your choice, when technically feasible
- delete (please see below for more details on deletion)
- update, edit or modify your information or
- change your privacy preferences at any time
Your request can be made by emailing us at email@example.com, in some instances you may also do it yourself via the [The Geek Cartel ltd] online Service.
You may also opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, including, but not limited to, promotional emails, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, Transactional service communications (such as messages about your registration) are not subject to the foregoing opt-out procedures, as are necessary for the regular conduct of our business records. Requests to disable your account or reset your password should be sent to email@example.com, for faster processing.
SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION
We work hard to ensure integrity and security of your information (including preventing the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your information). To this end we have incorporated security measures into our system to protect you and [Picturebookapp] from any data breach. Such measures include encryption of your data while in transfer, regular revision of security procedures and compliance in the system, restricted number of employees under strict confidentiality obligations that are authorized to access your information for the purposes of legitimate processing and handling, as described above. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures. If you use a password on the [Picturebookapp] Service, you are responsible for keeping it confidential. Do not share it with any other person. If you believe your password has been misused or your account compromised, please advise us immediately by sending a notice at firstname.lastname@example.org
We "[The Geek Cartel ltd]" are committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 18 and we do not target the [The Geek Cartel ltd] Service to children under 18. If we receive a valid notice through email@example.com hat a minor under age of 18 has provided us with personal information, we will take measures to delete it as soon as possible.
DO NOT TRACK
The [The Geek Cartel ltd] Services do not currently observe Do Not Track settings.