Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to ZUGME. This Privacy Policy describes to you, a user of ZUGME websites, products, software, data feeds and services (referred to collectively as the “Service” in this document), how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store information, including any text, image, photo, graphic, video, sound, musical work, work of authorship, or any other material (collectively, "Content") you submit, post, share, or display to the Service. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices – and if you have any questions contact us. By using the Service, you are accepting the Terms of Service and practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Information We Collect About You

We collect information to provide and improve our services, products, and advertising. We collect your personal information in the following ways:

  1. Registration

    We collect and store personal information that you provide when you register or update your ZUGME account, such as your email address, username, password, date of birth, location and gender. Some of this information, for example, your location, gender and age (but not date of birth), are by default listed publicly on the Service, including on your profile page. You can hide your age and gender information from the public by adjusting your privacy preference in your Account Privacy settings.

  2. Profile

    Once you register and become a member, you may also provide additional public information to the Service, for example, your profile picture, contact email or phone number. Providing any additional information about yourself, beyond what is required at registration, is optional.

  3. Invites

    When using the Service to invite others to join you on ZUGME, we may collect the information you provide about the people you invite, for example, name and email address, in order to send your invitation and help you expand your connections. Your email address will be accessible to the recipient of your invite. You may not invite anyone you do not know.

  4. Financial transactions

    For some financial products and services we might also ask for your address, payment method (valid credit card number, type, expiration date or other financial information) and telephone number.

  5. Location data

    In order to improve our service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device.

  6. Log data

    Then you use the Service, we may automatically collect and store information ("Log Data") such as your IP address, referring and exit pages, operating system, browser type and language, access times, pages visited, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, and search terms.

  7. Links

    The Service may contain links to third party websites. We may keep track of how you interact with links across the Service. ZUGME has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. The use of these third-party provided features or functionalities is subject to their own privacy policies. This privacy policy does not apply to these third party web sites.

  8. Cookies and Other Technologies

    We may use “cookie” or other technology, such as pixel tags and web beacons, to collect additional website usage data to improve your user experience and the Service, as well as to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and website searches. A cookie is a small data file that resides on your computer's hard disk and allows us to recognize you as a User when you return to the website using the same computer and web browser. You can remove or block cookies on your computer by setting the preferences or options menus in your browser.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

ZUGME does not rent, sell, or share your personally identifiable information to third parties, except as described in this policy.

  1. Your Consent

    By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your ZUGME account or adding any additional details to your public profile, you are expressly and voluntarily accepting this Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, and allow ZUGME to process information about you.

  2. Public and Private Content to the Service

    Most of the information you provide to the Service is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the Content you submit, post, share, or display to the Service, but also the people you follow, the Content you voted up or down and many other bits of information. Your public Content, including your public name (real name or username – depending on your account settings), is searchable by many search engines and accessible to a wide range of users and services. The Content you submit, post, share, or display to the myPeople section of the Service is considered private, and as such it is accessible only to members of your choice listed under your myPeople list. The Service provides you with options on sharing and removing your Content. You should be careful about all and not just your own Content on ZUGME, regardless if it is public or private.

  3. Non-Personal Information

    We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose your non-personal information, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as language, zip code, location, or Content you submitted, posted, shared, or displayed to the Service.

  4. Service Providers

    We engage certain trusted third parties who work on behalf of or with ZUGME under confidentiality agreements to perform functions and provide services to us. These companies are obligated to protect your information, mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.

  5. Law and Harm

    We may disclose personal information, profile information and/or information about your activities as a User if required by law, legal process, litigation, and/or if disclosure is necessary in order to:

    • investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities;
    • assist law enforcement or other government agencies;
    • address suspected fraud;
    • protect the safety of any person;
    • investigate and defend ourselves against any third party claims or allegations;
    • enforce the Terms of Service;
    • establish or exercise our legal rights; and/or
    • protect and defend the rights, property or safety of ZUGME, our users, our employees, or others.
  6. Business Transfers

    In the event of an acquisition or merger with another company, we may transfer any and all of information we collect and give affected users notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

  7. Advertisers

    The Service may include targeted third-party advertising. We do not provide any personally identifiable information to advertisers when you interact with or view a targeted ad.

Children

The Service is not intended for children under 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 16, we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@zugme.com.

Accessing and Changing Your Account Information

If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your personal information online by logging into your account. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others or extremely impractical. Deleting information from our services may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and remove information from our backup systems because our services are operated in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction.

International Users

If you are using our Service from outside the United States, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our central database is currently operated. By using our services, you consent to the transfer, storage and processing of such information to the United States as described in this privacy policy.

Information Security

We have security measures in place (including electronic, procedural and physical safeguards) to protect against unauthorized access, disclosure, use, alteration or destruction of the personal information we hold. We limit access to personal information to ZUGME employees, contractors and agents who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services in order to process it. We use secure socket layer (SSL) technology to help keep the personal information you provide to the Service secure.

Unfortunately, any system or data transmission is completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we cannot ensure or warrant, and you should not expect, the security of your information, searches, or other communications you transmit to us will always remain secure and you do so at your own risk.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if these changes are material, provide email notification of privacy policy changes. By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: March 13, 2012