Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: October 12, 2017

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how Blip, Inc. (“Company,” “we” or “us”) will collect, use and share personal information of users of the BlipMe service, mobile application (“App”) and website (collectively, the “Service” or “BlipMe”). Any capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Policy have the meaning assigned to them in our Terms of Service. This Policy also applies to any of our applications or websites that post or link to this Policy.

Please review this policy before downloading the App, using the Service or submitting any personal information to us or on the Service.  By using the Service and downloading the App, you represent that you are at least 14 years old and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information as set forth in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.  

WHAT WE COLLECT

We may get information about you in a range of ways.

Information You Give Us.  When you register for use of the Service or download the App, we may  collect certain registration information such as your‎ name, email address, mobile number, username, password, demographic information (such as your gender and occupation), and other optional information ,including information provided by you for your profile.  We will also collect any other information you directly give us on our Service, including if you use the Service, your location information, posted comments and other content. We may allow you to register or log into the Service using your Facebook login or other social media accounts, and in such event, you authorize us to access and collect certain account information, such as your public Facebook profile (if applicable), email address, interests, likes, gender, birthday, education history, work history, relationship interests, current city, photos, videos, personal description and similar information.

Location Information. When you open or use the Service, such as to post a “Blip”, we will automatically and periodically collect location information from your mobile device and/or mobile carrier. If you do not wish us to collection location information, you may change the preferences on your mobile device or deinstall the App.  If you choose not to permit the App to collection location data, ;you may not be able to use the Service or certain functions available through the Service.  For example, you will not be able to post “Blips” on the Service or view other “Blips” in your vicinity.

Information Automatically Collected. We automatically log information about you and your device. For example, when using our Service, we log your device’s operating system type, language, browser type (where applicable), the website you visited before browsing to our Service (where applicable), items you viewed, how long you spent on a particular item, mobile device IDs or advertising IDs, access times, and information about your use of and actions on our Service.

Mobile Analytics. We use mobile analytics software to allow us to better understand the functionality of our App 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.

Tracking Technologies. When you visit our website or use the Service, We 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.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information to:

 SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may share personal information:

Our Service allows you to post blips that share your current location at the time of posting with other users on the App.  You should only post blips if you feel comfortable publicly sharing your current location at the time of posting.  We do not control how other users may use your location or other information made available by you on the Service, including your Blips, comments on your own or other users’ Blip, photographs, video or other content posted by you on the Service.  Your posting of all such information constitutes your consent to share such information as designated on the Service or if in a public Interactive Area on the Service with the general public.

We may also share aggregated and/or anonymized data with others for their own uses, including sharing aggregate anonymized information with our service providers and partners. Unless you otherwise consent, we will not provide your personally identifiable information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children without parental consent. Users must be 14 years old or older to use the Service, and users under 18 must have parental consent. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained information from a child, or done so without parental or guardian consent, we will promptly delete the information.

DISCLOSURES

Social Media Sites.  We may have pages or other presence on various social networking sites or services, such as Facebook, Twitter and the like. Any information you post or provide through such sites and services will be subject to the policies of those sites and services. If you register for the Service through a social networking site, your personal information will be imported from such site to Company as permitted by the policies of such site.

Tracking. We do not track or collect personal data about your online activities once you close the App or Service.

THIRD PARTY SITES AND SERVICES

The Service may contain links to third-party websites, products or services. The Service may also offer content from third parties. Information collected by third parties is governed by those third party’s privacy policies. You should carefully review the privacy policies and practices of such third party sites prior to sharing your personal information.  Our linking to or sharing any such third party website, products or services is not an endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship of such third party or their products, services or privacy practices.

INFORMATION SECURITY

We will take reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data.  However, we cannot guarantee its absolute security or that unauthorized persons will not access or use the Service or your personal information for improper purposes.  In the event of a breach of security affecting personal information or data on our servers, we will take such notification and other steps as may be required under applicable law.     

LOCATION OF SERVERS

Our servers are located in the United States of America.  If you are accessing the site and service from outside the United States, please be advised that through your continued use of the site or service, which is governed by U.S. law and this Privacy Policy, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer and the maintenance and processing of such information in the United States.  

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES

Our marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.” If you opt out, we may still send you non-marketing emails. Non-marketing emails include emails about the Service, your accounts and our business dealings with you.

You may send requests about personal information to our Contact Information below. You can request to change or update your personal information or opt-out of our sharing personally identifiable information with others.  You may delete your account through the Service and we will use reasonable efforts to promptly remove your information from the active part of the Service. Once you delete your account, you will not have access to any information you provided on the Service.  We reserve the right to retain data, including your personal information, as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our rights under our Terms of Service and otherwise.

You can typically remove and reject cookies from our Service with your browser settings. Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings. If you remove or reject our cookies, it could affect how our Service works for you.

CONTACT INFORMATION. We welcome your comments or questions about this privacy policy. You may also contact us with questions regarding the Service at support@blipme.co.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. We may change this privacy policy from time to time.  We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of material changes to this privacy policy, including by posting such notices on the Service. If we make any changes, we will change the date above. Continued use of the Service after the effective date of such changes constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to the updated policy.