Last Updated: November 7th, 2013
Bokeh, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company,” “us,” or “we”) allows users to instantly post personal status updates that are public by default and can include other content such as photos.
We know that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. The information we collect from you is for your safety, in addition to the purposes set forth below.
POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY
PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
In providing you the Services, we may ask you for certain information referred to as “Personal Information,” which includes information that pertains to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items such as your name, address, date of birth, age, gender, e-mail address, or telephone number. You may be required to provide Personal Information to access or use certain parts or features of Bokeh. If you do not provide the requested Personal Information, you may not be able to access or use the Services.
LOCATION INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
You may also choose to provide us with or publish your location information (“Location Information”) through your use of Bokeh. If provided, we may use and store your Location Information to provide certain features of the Services and to improve and customize Bokeh with more relevant content or ads.
GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT
There may be other instances in which we collect information from you that is more general in nature (“General Information”). Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web. Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to communicate with others via the internet. Such General Information, including the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from you whenever you access Bokeh, whether or not you provide us with any Personal Information or register as a user.
When you visit our website, we may also collect “Click Stream Data” (server address, domain name). This information can be combined with information you have provided to us by registering, for example, which will enable us to analyze and better customize your visits. We may use Click Stream Data for traffic analysis of our website to determine which features of our site or the Services are most or least effective or useful to you.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We will primarily use the Personal Information you provide and any General Information we receive from you to provide the Services to you. We may also use your Personal Information for other purposes including, but not limited to, the following:
To administer a content promotion survey or other site and to provide you with the relevant products or services (for example, to deliver a prize you may have won in a contest).
To send you information or materials via e-mail about products, offers, and news we think might interest you. This information may relate to products, offers, and news of the Company or its licensees or selected commercial partners. We send you this only if you have double-opted-in to receive e-mails from us. If you no longer wish to receive any e-mails from us, or if you want to modify your personal data or want your personal data to be deleted from our database, see the section titled “Deleting or Modifying Personal Information”.
To analyze visits to our website and learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate and also on a personal level to better understand your interests and needs, so we can improve Bokeh and deliver to you the type of content, features and promotions that you are most interested in.
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL INFORMATION
In order to protect both the Personal Information and the General Information that we receive from you through Bokeh, we have implemented various security measures, including username/password authentication and the storing of hashes rather than passwords.
Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out Personal Information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use that information. While the Company strives to protect your Personal Information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online. By using Bokeh, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through the Services and that any personal information, general information, or other data or information received from you is provided to us at your own risk, which you expressly assume.
NOTICE CONCERNING CHILDREN
We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If you are a parent or guardian and have authorized a minor (under 18 years of age) to use Bokeh, you are responsible for the online conduct of such minor, and the consequences of any misuse of Bokeh by the minor. If you become aware that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Bokeh user is under age 13, we will promptly take action to delete any Personal Information and terminate that user’s account.
By using Bokeh and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that, due to the international dimension of the Services, we may use the data collected in the course of your use of Bokeh for the purposes identified in this Policy or in our other communications with you, including the transmission of information outside your resident jurisdiction. In addition, data may be stored on servers located in the United States. By providing us with your data, you consent to the transfer of such data.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
Our global and local websites and the Personal, Location and General Information collected are managed and controlled by the Company, having its principal office located at 160 Greentree Drive,Suite 101, Dover, DE 19904. The servers that make our global and local Services available are provided by Amazon Web Services (the “Hosting Company”). We have entered into an agreement with the Hosting Company to provide safeguards for the protection of your data that are consistent with this Policy.
Other than to the companies with whom we have a contractual relationship for the purposes set out above, and except as described in this Policy, we do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer your Personal Information or general information to third parties without informing you in advance. We provide some of our Services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties (collectively, “Service Partners”). Our Service Partners may use your Personal Information to help us provide the Services, operate Bokeh, and deliver their own services. For example, your data may be transferred to website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in designing and operating our website and mobile applications, executing services (such as for prize fulfillment), or helping us analyze collected data. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the information confidential. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your Personal Information by our Service Partners is governed by the privacy policies of those Service Partners and is not subject to our control.
WE WILL RELEASE PERSONAL, LOCATION OR GENERAL INFORMATION WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT FOR SECURITY PURPOSES, when required by law, or to prevent imminent harm to any person or entity. We will disclose personal or general information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We fully cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, as described in this agreement to any person or entity under any circumstances shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in accordance with this Policy.
DELETING OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may cancel your user registration and account at any time, and you may opt out of receiving any e-mails from us. Additionally, you can choose to have all your Personal Information deleted from our database. You may opt out, or delete or modify your Personal Information, by opening the Settings page in the Menu of the Bokeh application and clicking the button to Close your account. We encourage you to promptly update your Personal Information when it changes.