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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
In order to improve our service, we may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Effective: March 13, 2012