The Service Collects Your Information
We collect information when you:
register to use the Service;
log in with social media credentials;
use the Service; and
communicate with us.
We may collect information about you from your organization, when it uses the Service.
We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Service.
Registration and Account Information. You must register to use the Service. To register, you may need to provide information, such as your name, email address, mobile telephone number, organization, and password. You may also provide other optional information to fill out your profile, such as your country, job title, experience, photograph, industry, education, and other related information.
Social Connect. When you choose to log-in and connect your social media account to your Service profile, we collect information from that social media website. For example, when you log-in with your Facebook account, we may collect the profile information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name, user ID, profile picture, cover photo, username, gender, networks, age range, language, country, friend list, and any other information you have made public. We may also obtain other non-public information from social media websites with your permission. We collect information from such social media website in an ongoing manner so we can help keep your profile up-to-date.
From Your Organization. If your organization uses the Service, it may send us a list of staff and members to add to the Service. The list may include information such as your name, email address, and telephone number. The organization may also provide other information about you, such as your job role, department, management hierarchy, and other characteristics.
Using the Service. We collect information you provide through the Service. For example, when you interact with other users by posting messages, photos, or other content, or connect with others in groups, the Service will collect the information you provide in such submissions and activities.
Making Payments. When you make payments through the Service, you may need to provide financial account information, such as your credit card number, to our third-party service providers, including donation processors. We do not collect or store such information, though we may receive information about completed transactions that does not include credit card or bank account numbers.
Communicate with Us. We may collect information through your communications with our customer-support team or through other communications with us, including through social media.
Location Information from Your Mobile Device. We may collect and store your location information if your device settings are enabled to send it to us and the mobile app is running on your device. We may also infer your location from your IP address and other data. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the Service. For example, the Service may permit your organization, if it uses the Service, to see your real-time location to help it monitor where its staff and members are while performing services for the organization, such as for safety and efficiency purposes.
Information and Content from Your Device. The Service automatically collects information about your device, such as a device ID and browser type, so that we can provide and customize functionality, such as push notifications. With your permission, the Service may access and collect information from your device’s contact list and photo storage.
By using the Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Service. We may retain such information indefinitely.
How NewsOnChat Uses Your Information
We use information received from users to:
facilitate and improve our services; and
communicate with you.
We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.
Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us and push notifications to your mobile device if they are enabled to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, reminders, alerts, customer service, system maintenance, and other Service-related purposes.
Marketing. We may use information to provide online advertising on the Service and to send you information we think may be useful or relevant to you. You may opt out of email marketing by using the unsubscribe link in a marketing email.
Aggregate Data. We may anonymize or aggregate data collected through the Service and use and disclose it for any purpose.
NEWSONCHAT May Disclose Your Information
We may share information received from users:
with our third-party vendors and service providers;
with other users;
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 we use to help us provide and improve the Service. For example, our web hosting and email service providers may receive information from us to provide their services to us.
Display to Other Users. The information and content you provide to the Service may be displayed on the Service. For example, when you use the service as part of an organization, others in your organization may be able to search for and see your profile and the information and content you have submitted to the Service. When you connect with users outside of your organization or participate in groups, those individuals and group members may also see your profile and information and content you submit to the Service. When you post information or content to an organization’s public pages, the information or content may be available publicly. You may have the ability to use certain settings in the Service to adjust what information and content is shared with others. We are not responsible for how other users will view and use the posted information.
Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share personal information (as defined by California Civil Code § 1798.83) about you with other people or unaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to data collected by the Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on the Service, or to send you information we think may be useful or relevant to you. For example, we may show you particular online ads because an advertiser would like to display an advertisement to individuals connected to an organization and you are connected to that organization.
Legal and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, 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; comply with the law; or protect your, our, 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 NewsOnChat assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be disclosed in connection with the negotiation of such transaction, and/or sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.
With Your Permission. We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.
By using the Service or providing information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you.
We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. 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 13 years of age, and no part of the Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.
By using the Service, you will transfer data to the United States.
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Santa Clara, CA. 95050
Effective Date: October 7, 2016