PRIVACY POLICY

 

Privacy Policy Effective Date: December 5, 2015

Last Updated Date: August 21, 2016

We are building a safe and curated community, and critical to that mission is providing a trustworthy place where people can meet and be introduced to one another. As part of this, we are extremely committed to your privacy.

Best Friend Labs, LLC ("Best Friend Labs," "we," and "us") and Bubby ("Bubby", "the app") respect the privacy of the app's users ("you"), creating this document to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared. By using our application (our "service"), you are accepting the terms described in this Privacy Policy, and are legally bound by them.

"Personal Information" means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.

 

COLLECTING YOUR INFORMATION

We collect personal information when you: log in with social networking credentials; use the service; and communicate with us. We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the service.

Social Sign-On. We collect personal information from your social networks when you use your Social Network credentials to log into the service. For example, when you log in with your Facebook credentials, we collect the personal information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name, location, email address and profile picture. When you log in with your LinkedIn credentials, we collect personal information such as your name and email address. We will also collect other information you have authorized your social networks to share with us, such as your education, profession, hometown, gender, age, events, and public friends or connections lists.

Using the service. We collect information you post through the service. For example, when you interact with other users by sending them messages, the service will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any personal information.

Making Payments. When you make payments through the service, you may need to provide personal information to our third-party service providers, such as your credit card number.

Customer Support. We may collect personal information through your communications with our customer-support team.

Location Information from Your Mobile Device. We may collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the service.

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The service collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics. When you visit the service, we and our third-party service providers receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. Cookies are small text files placed in visitors' computer browsers to store their preferences. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the service may not work properly. By using the service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the service.

 

HOW THE APP USES YOUR INFORMATION

We use personal information to facilitate and improve our services; and communicate with you. We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.

Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including personal information, for internal and service-related purposes only and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the service. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.

Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.

Marketing. We may use information, including personal information, to provide online advertising on the service and to facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.

Aggregate Data. We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the service and use it for any purpose.

 

THE APP MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your information: with our third-party service providers; to comply with legal obligations; to protect and defend our rights and property; and with your permission. We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.

We Use Vendors and service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the service.

Displaying to Other Users. Your profile will be displayed to other users; we are not responsible for privacy practices of the other users who will view and use the posted information.

Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to other data collected by the service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information that may be useful, relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you.

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your personal information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect yours', ours' or others' rights, property, or safety.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of company assets, or transition of service to another provider, then your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. The use of your personal information following any of the foregoing events should be governed by the provisions of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time such Personal Information was collected. We may also disclose your personal information with your permission.

 

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take steps to ensure the safety of your personal information. That being said, no system is guaranteed to be completely secure. While we have and will continue to take reasonable actions to regularly update and improve our security, we do not promise, nor you should not expect, that your personal information, or other communications will always remain secure. We will have no liability to you or to any third party arising out of any loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

 

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect information from children under 18 and we do not want it. We will take steps to delete it if we learn we have collected it. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 18 years of age, and no part of the service is directed to children under the age of 18. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us @bubbyfindsforever@gmail.com. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 18, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child's account.

 

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION OR POSE A QUESTION OR SUGGESTION

If you would like to update or correct any information that you have provided to us through your use of the service or otherwise, or if you have suggestions for improving this Privacy Policy, please send an e-mail to bubbyfindforever@gmail.com.

Changes. From time to time, we will update this Privacy Policy, making it known via the "updated" heading atop this document. We strongly encourage you to keep current with our privacy policies, because you automatically agree to them by submitting your application to Bubby.

New Uses of Personal Information. From time to time, we may desire to use personal information for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our practices change regarding previously collected personal information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

Contact Information. Should you have an inquiry, we can be reached at bubbyfindsforever@gmail.com.