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Confidly Privacy Policy

Effective: May 10, 2013

This Privacy Policy provides our policies and procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information. Users can access the Confidly service (the “Service”) through our website www.confidly.com and applications on Devices. A “Device” is any computer used to access the Confidly Service, including without limitation a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device.

This Privacy Policy governs your access of the Confidly Service, regardless of how you access it, and by using our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure and other uses described in this Privacy Policy. All of the different forms of data, content, and information described below are collectively referred to as “information.”

1. The Information We Collect And Store

We may collect and store the following information when running the Confidly Service:

Information You Provide

When you register an account, we collect some personal information, such as your display name (nickname) and email address. You can also fill in your additional personal data, such as your year of birth and gender. We use this data for statistical purposes and understanding our users, and for managing the data connected to your account.

You may also ask us to import your contacts by giving us access to your third party services (for example, your email account) or to use your social networking information if you give us access to your account on social network connection services. When you invite others to join Confidly by using our share pages, we send them a one-time notice for that referral.

Content

We collect and store the content you post to Confidly. This content is published both in our mobile app Confidly, and on the website confidly.com, under the section confidly.com/anonymous/. This content is available to public and is crawled and stored by search engines.

Additionally, we collect and store your private messages. This content is visible only through our mobile app Confidly and is not published online, unless the users involved share it publicly.

Log Data

When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your Device, its software, and your activity using the Services. This may include the Device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device type, information you search for on our Service, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, date and time stamps associated with transactions, and other interactions with the Service.

Analytics

We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, such as IP address, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the above purposes and to monitor and analyze use of the Service, for the Service’s technical administration, to increase our Service’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests. As of the date this policy went into effect, we use Google Analytics. To learn more about the privacy policy of Google Analytics, click here, and to learn how to opt out of that service click here. To learn more about this subject, see our Cookie Policy.

2. How We Use Personal Information

During the course of using the Service, we may collect personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information is or may be used: (i) to provide and improve our Service, (ii) to administer your use of the Service, (iii) to better understand your needs and interests, (iv) to personalize and improve your experience, and (v) to provide or offer software updates and product announcements. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any of those communications, or update your account settings information.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your Use

We will display your Personal Information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Service according to the preferences you set in your account. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want others to know about you. Please consider carefully what information you disclose in your profile and your desired level of anonymity. You can review and revise your profile information at any time. We do not sell your personal information to third parties. We may also share or disclose your information with your consent, for example if you use a third party application to access your account (see below). Through certain features of the Service, you may also have the ability to make some of your information public. Public information may be broadly and quickly disseminated.

Service Providers, Business Partners and Others

We may use certain trusted third party companies and individuals to help us provide, analyze, and improve the Service (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of the Service’s features). These third parties may have access to your information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf and under obligations similar to those in this Privacy Policy.

Third-Party Applications

We may share your information with a third party application with your consent, for example when you choose to access our Services through such an application. We are not responsible for what those parties do with your information, so you should make sure you trust the application and that it has a privacy policy acceptable to you.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Confidly’s Rights

We may disclose your content to parties outside Confidly when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Confidly or its users; or (d) to protect Confidly’s property rights.

We reserve the rights to look into your private messages and block you from using the app. Private messaging as such are not subject to moderatation, but you can be blocked by the person you contacted through Private messages, if they do not with to communicate with you. You are not permitted to use our Private Messaging service if you are banned from the app.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that transaction, but we will notify you (for example, via email and/or a prominent notice on our website) of any change in control or use of your Personal Information or Files, or if either become subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Non-private or Non-Personal Information

We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Service.

4. Changing or Deleting Your Information

If you are a registered user, you may review and update the Personal Information provided in your registration or account profile by changing your “account settings.” If your personally identifiable information changes, you may update it by making the change on your account settings. If you no longer desire our service, please contact us regarding deletion of your content, sending a request to delete@confidly.com. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days.

5. Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, you may delete your account. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. Consistent with these requirements, we will try to delete your information quickly upon request. Please note, however, that there might be latency in deleting information from our servers and backed-up versions might exist after deletion. In addition, we do not delete from our servers files that you have in common with other users.

6. Confidly Community

Our Service offers publicly accessible community services. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account.

Our Service Content may include links to other Web sites whose privacy practices may differ from those of Confidly. If you submit personal information to any of those sites, your information is governed by their privacy statements. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy statement of any Web site you visit.

7. Security

The security of your information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

8. Our Policy Toward Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us here. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information from our files.

9. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us here.

10. Changes to our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. If we make a change to this privacy policy that we believe materially reduces your rights, we will provide you with notice (for example, by email). And we may provide notice of changes in other circumstances as well. By continuing to use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Change History:

July 3, 2014 — Private messaging, other minor changes