ViKPiK Privacy

Privacy Policy

VikPik Corporation

Website and Mobile Application Privacy Policy

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 24, 2014

 

VikPik Corp. (“VikPik”, “we”, or “us”) recognizes the importance of privacy. In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about visitors to our website www.vikpik.com (the “Site”), our mobile application (the “App”) and the services available through our Site and App (collectively, the “Services”).

 

By visiting our Site or App, or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Use are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

 

Information We Collect

We may collect information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site, App, or Services.

 

Information Collected Directly from You. All visitors to our Site may browse the Site without registering for our Services. To use our App, however, you must provide your mobile phone number. We will also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us, such as your name and email address if you submit a question or comment through our Site.

 

Automatically Collected Information. We may automatically collect information, such as the following, about your use of our Services (on our Site and in our App) through cookies and other technologies: your domain name; your browser type; operating system type; device name and model; pages or screens you view; links you click; your IP address; when and the length of time you visit or use our Services; and the referring URL, or the webpage that led you to our Site.

 

We will also collect your precise location through our App. You can change your location tracking settings on iOS devices by going to your privacy settings and on Android devices by going to your app settings. If you choose not to share your location information with us, you will not be able to post or view Piks in our App.

We may combine information automatically collected with other information that we have collected about you.

Information from Social Media. If you connect with us through Facebook, we will have access to certain information from Facebook, including your user ID, name, picture, gender, and locale. We will also have access to your list of friends and any other information you make publicly available on your Facebook profile. If you connect with us through Twitter, we will have access to all information provided by the Twitter access API.

 

Using Your Information

We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:

 

Providing Our Services: To provide our Services to you; to respond to user preferences; and for other customer service purposes.

 

Analyzing Use of Our Services: To understand how users access and use our Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis; and for other analytical purposes.

 

Tailoring Content: To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you; to offer personalized help and instructions; and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Site, App, or Services.

 

Communicating with You: To communicate with you about your use of our Services; to respond to your inquiries; to send push notifications (e.g., about new circles in your area or nearby special offers); to provide you with news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions; to contact you about products or information we think may interest you; and for other marketing, advertising and promotional purposes.

 

Complying with the Law: To comply with applicable legal obligations.

 

Sharing Your Information

We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:

 

VikPik Users: Piks that you post may be shared with all other users. Users can freely share any VikPik content, regardless of who posted it, through our App or third-party sites like Facebook or Twitter.  We do not identify you by name or contact information to other VikPik users; however, we cannot prevent others from determining your identity from the content you post or how you share content through third-party websites.

 

Your Friends: You can choose to “Share VikPik” by inviting contacts via email, text, or other means.  You choose which contacts to invite and when to invite them. If you invite a contact, we will generate a message with the VikPik download URL included, which you can choose to send via your mobile device.

 

Friends and Followers: If you choose to share your information on another social media platforms, such as Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, we will share your information with that platform.

 

Affiliates: We may disclose your information to our affiliates or subsidiaries for research, marketing, and other purposes consistent with this Policy.

 

Service Providers: We may disclose your information to our vendors, service providers, agents, or others who perform functions on our behalf.

 

Business Transfers: We may transfer your information to another entity if we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.

 

In Response to Legal Process: We may disclose your information in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, subpoena, court order, or other legal process.

 

To Protect Us and Others: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.

 

Aggregate and De-Identified Information: We may also share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research, or similar purposes.

 

Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms

We and our service providers use cookies and other tracking mechanisms to track information about your use of our Site, App, or Services. We or our service providers may combine this information with other personal information we collect from you.

 

Do Not Track. Our Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals, but we do not track your activities once you leave our Site. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies).

Cookies. We or our service providers may use cookies to track visitor activity on our Site. A cookie is a text file that a website transfers to your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. We or our service providers may use cookies to track user activities on our Site, such as the pages visited and time spent on our Site. Most browsers allow users to refuse cookies. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies may not be able to browse certain areas of the Site.

Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (also known as web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors, help us manage content and compile statistics about Site usage. We or our service providers may also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed and track whether our emails are forwarded.

Third-Party Analytics. We or our service providers use automated devices and applications to evaluate use of our Site and App. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We or our service providers use these tools to help us improve our Site, App, Services, performance and user experiences. These entities may use cookies and other tracking technologies to perform their services.

 

Third-Party Ads

We may display ads to you, on our Site and in our App, and we may target those ads based on your location, your VikPik activities, and other factors.

 

User-Generated Content

Our Services are designed for you to post your Piks viewable by all users. You cannot control who views your content. If you don’t want to share something publically then do not post it. The Piks you post may be shared with and viewable by others, and we cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law or your personal privacy.

 

Third-Party Links

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third-party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third-party websites.

 

Security of My Personal Information

We have taken steps to help protect the personal information we collect. Please be aware that no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

 

Access to My Personal Information AND PIKS

You may modify the information that you have submitted by emailing us at privacy@vikpik.com. You may delete your own Pik within the App, as well as request deletion as stated above.

 

Children Under 13

You must be at least 18 years of age to use our Services. Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

 

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at privacy@vikpik.com.

 

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site.

 

 

 

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