We at Vibely, Inc. (the “Company”) will handle all user information in accordance with the following:
Collection of Information
When creating a new account, the Company will collect the user’s phone number to confirm the identity of the user and prevent any unauthorized use of services. The Company will also ask for a name to identify the user and an optional photograph.
The phone-book stored on the user’s mobile device will also be collected in order to find other users of our services who the user knows or may know and register or recommend them as friends, as well as to prevent any unauthorized use of our application.
The user will also be prompted to enable the Company’s application to utilize location services for the user’s mobile device, allowing the Company to collect the user’s location information from their device. This is to facilitate the convenience of contact and social media exchange with nearby users.
The Company will also collect additional social media and contact information voluntarily provided by the user in the course of using the application or related services (including, but not limited to, social media account information, email addresses, additional phone numbers or any other information provided). If the user chooses to connect their social media accounts to the application, they will sign into their respective social media accounts and authorize the Company to access certain information from their social media accounts (consistent with their privacy settings on such accounts).
The Company will also collect information from the user’s browser or device through our application or website. This information could include IP addresses, device ID and type, browser type and language, operating system used by device, access times, the mobile device’s geographic location while the application is actively running, and the referring website address.
When users visit the website or use the application, the Company may assign the device one or more cookies to facilitate access to our services and to personalize the user’s experience. Through the use of a cookie, the Company also may automatically collect information about the user’s activity, such as pages visited, time and date of visits and links clicked. If the Company advertises, the Company (or third parties) may use certain data collected to display advertisements on other sites or applications.
Purpose of Information
The Company collects the aforementioned information for the following purposes:
To find people who the user knows, or may know and recommend or register them as friends
To manage the user’s account and provide customer support
To prevent any unauthorized/fraudulent use of the application
To offer an undisturbed and smooth service to users
To aggregate statistical data, including website or mobile application analytics, regarding the application and services
To conduct research and analysis aimed at reviewing and improving the application and related services
To provide information regarding the application and related services, as well as advertising information from our partners
To notify users of any other important information regarding the services and to contact users where necessary
Sharing of Information
The application’s default settings will enable users nearby to see a user’s first name and optional photograph. These default settings can all be adjusted in the settings page. A user’s exact location will never be shared with another user. Users can only see other users in their general vicinity.
None of the user’s other personal information will be shared with other users unless voluntarily shared by the user through use of the application or website.
The Company may share information with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, ad tracking and analytics, member screenings, supporting our application or website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our application and/or website. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
The Company may also use and share non-personal and aggregate information collected. The Company may share this information with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Company’s platforms and on websites or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising. The Company may combine non-personal information collected with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. The Company also may share aggregated, non-personal information, or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis or other business purposes.