Last Revised: May 18, 2009
At Glympse, we recognize how important personal privacy and security is to our users and we have developed our product with user privacy central to everything we do. We encourage you to read our policy in its entirety, but have pulled out some highlights below.
Complete user control. With Glympse, the user is always in complete control. You decide who you want to see your location and for how long. At any time, you may "pause" or "cancel" a Glympse.
No accounts or passwords. There is no membership, logins or passwords required to use Glympse. Unless you decide to create a username or photo to personalize your Glympse, the only piece of information shared with your Glympse is your phone number.
Built-in, auto shut-off. With each Glympse, you set the GlympseWatch™ timer for the duration you want to share your location with recipient(s). Once the Glympse expires, it’s over. No one will see your location beyond that timeframe unless you send another Glympse.
Personal location information is never shared. We do everything in our power to protect your privacy and will never share any personal location information with anyone, unless we are forced by law or you give us permission.
Please contact us at email@example.com for any questions or feedback.
Glympse also adheres to the CTIA Best Practices and Guidelines for Location Based Services and works with other industry groups, such as ConnectSafely.org, to actively participate in industry dialogue about protecting personal privacy and security.Back to the top
Last Revised: May 18, 2009
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION
As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (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 directly 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 service. At several places on our Site, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, if you register for the Site or service, send us an email, or submit content, we may collect your name, photo, address, phone number, email address, and other personal, professional, demographic and business 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, promotional offers, forums and other interactive areas of the Site.
When turned on and with an active Glympse, the Glympse service will automatically collect location information from your mobile device and/or your mobile carrier. When you use the service, whether via our Site or 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 Site 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. Personal location information is only stored by Glympse for up to 48 hours after which location information is disassociated from personal information and anonymized. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about these functions.
Usage and Disclosure
In general, we use personal information we may collect (such as your email) to facilitate your use of the Site and Glympse service, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Site and of our service, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
- to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the Site and service, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- 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 information you post to public areas of the Site, may become publicly available. For example, information you post in your Profile, or any other 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.
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.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE RETENTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?
We will not use your personal information to send you news and product updates, unless you "opt in" to receiving such communications. In addition, 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 service, you may not "opt out" of receiving service-related emails from Glympse.
In order to use the SMS interface for of the Glympse service, you must provide us with the right to use your personal information to send you messages and communications via SMS, text message, email or other electronic means to your mobile device. If you wish to terminate communications from us to your mobile device, then you may opt out of the SMS Service by sending an email to requesting termination. You may at any time withdraw your consent to the use and disclosure of your location data. However, such withdrawal will prevent you from interacting with other users.
We do not keep your Glympses for longer than 48 hours after which we anonymize it for future aggregate use.
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 contact us at 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.Back to the top