Last Revised: October 22, 2014
The Policy is designed to tell you how we collect and use personal information (as defined below) so you can make an informed decision about using our Site and the Glympse service. Please read this statement before submitting any personal information to us. By using our Site and service, you represent that you are 14 years old or older and you consent to the information collection and use practices described herein.
Glympse has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The TRUSTe certification only covers information collected on our site www.glympse.com and through our mobile application.
Glympse complies with the U.S. – E.U. Safe Harbor framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal data from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Glympse certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Glympse’s certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
What is personal information?
As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that identifies an individual, or from which an individual could be identified (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, credit card number or other account number), and information about that individual's location or activities, such as information about his or her use of the Glympse service, when linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or service or categories of Site and service users, from which any personal information has been removed. For example, information that forty-seven percent of the Site's registered users identify themselves as male, is aggregate information. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including to help us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor existing publications, products and services to user desires. This Policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
What personal information do we collect?
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you use the various services and activities available through the Glympse Site and service. At several places on our Site or within our mobile application, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. When you use our app, you have the option to provide us with a username and profile picture, which will be sent along with any “Glympse” you send. If you register for the mobile application or service, send us an email, or submit content, we may collect your name, photo, demographic information that you provide. In addition, from time to time we may collect contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys or promotional offers.
We will never post to any social network or contact anyone on your behalf without your permission. We may provide the option of connecting to the Glympse service through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social network as a faster, easier way for you to create a profile on the Glympse service.
When turned on and with an active Glympse, the Glympse app will automatically collect location information from your mobile device and/or your mobile carrier. When you use the service, via your mobile device, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on the application and through the service. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Unless you direct us to act otherwise, your personal location information is only stored by Glympse for up to 48 hours after which location information is disassociated from personal information and anonymized. From this point onwards, it is used in the aggregate only. If you no longer wish to allow us to collect and use your location information, you may discontinue the use of the service.
When you visit our website or use our mobile apps, Glympse and our service provider partners may collect certain information about your computer or device through technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, and scripts. Types of partners that utilize tracking technologies include analytics providers, customer support services, and marketing service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the Site and Service, providing customer support, understanding product quality and usability, and gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
Local Storage Objects (LSOs)
We may also use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as those available in the HTML 5 web standard to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display adverting based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing LSOs.
Behavioral Advertising / Re-Targeting
We partner with a third party to either display advertising on our Web site or within our apps or to manage our advertising on other sites or within other apps. Our third party partner may use technologies such as cookies to gather information about your activities on this site or within our app and on other sites or within other apps in order to provide you advertising based upon your browsing activities and interests. If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you interest-based ads, you may opt-out of web-based targeting by clicking here and opt-out of app-based targeting by clicking here . Please note this does not opt you out of being served ads. You will continue to receive generic ads.
As true of most web sites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We do not link this automatically collected data to other information we collect about you.
We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our Mobile Software on your phone. This software may record information such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and from where the application was downloaded. We do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile application.
Usage and Disclosure
In general, we use personal information we may collect (such as your name, location or social network information) to facilitate your use of the mobile application and Glympse service, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Site, our app, and for any other purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
● to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
● to ensure that the application is working correctly and that you are being served the most recent version;
● to allow other users of the service that you designate to temporarily view your whereabouts in real-time;
● to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our information and services; and
● for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
In addition, if you so indicate in the event of sharing your contact information with us, we may use the information we collect to send you news and product and service updates, including contacting you about our services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes, including notifications about new features and or improvements to the Site or our products and services;
We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, and may combine this information with the other personal information we have about you. In such cases, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.
What personal information do we share with third parties?
You should only share your location with people you know and trust not to convey your location to others. You should also note that personal information you share with others may be forwarded, and any information you post to public areas of the Site may become publicly available. For example, information you post on any interactive areas or other information that is provided for the purpose of being shared may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by anyone. Your posting to such public areas of the Site constitutes your consent to share such information publicly.
Where is your information stored?
Glympse Inc. is based in the United States of America, and any information which we collect about you or which you provide to us may therefore be transferred to the United States. Some of our Service Providers may also be located in the United States or in other countries. If you are using the Site and the app in the European Economic Area (EEA), you consent to your personal information being transferred outside the EEA, including to countries where you may have fewer legal rights. However, we will take steps to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy, wherever it is handled.
What steps do we take to protect your information online?
Glympse endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place measures to safeguard the information we collect. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and that we cannot guarantee that the Site or services will be free of any defects or flaws that affect your use of it or the security of your information.
When you enter sensitive information or we automatically collect sensitive information on our forms, we encrypt the transmission of that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
What choices do you have regarding the retention and use of your information?
If you provide us with your contact details as part of your use of the Site or the app, we may send you news and product updates relating to Glympse. You may "opt out" of receiving marketing or promotional email from Glympse by following unsubscribe instructions or using unsubscribe links within communications we send. Please note, however, that as long as you receive the Glympse service, you may not "opt out" of receiving service-related emails from Glympse.
Unless you have requested us to do otherwise, we do not keep your personal Glympse location data for longer than 48 hours after which we anonymize it for future aggregate use. If you wish to discontinue use of the Glympse service and would like to have your account permanently deleted, you may send us an email at email@example.com. Once your account is deleted, you will no longer have access to your Glympse history, preferences or any other information associated with your use of the Glympse service.
How can you correct and update your personal information or obtain additional information?
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site or our service, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please login to your account within the mobile application or Site and update your information within the settings or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible.
We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at email@example.com. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Facebook Connect or other OpenID provider
You can log in to our mobile application using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an OpenID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities and locations on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
Social Media Features
Changes in this Privacy Statement
We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
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