Privacy Policy: Findy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective May 1, 2018.

Welcome to Findy (“Findy,” “our,” “we,” or “us”). Findy is a smart browser that provides search, messaging, mapping, and other services to users around the world. Please read our Privacy Policy so you understand how we manage your data. Thank you for using our service.

What is a privacy policy?

Our Privacy Policy explains how we and some of the companies we work with collect, use, share and protect information in relation to our mobile services, website, and any software provided on or in connection with Findy services (collectively, "Services"), and your choices about the collection and use of your information.

By using our Services, you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to search, post content, including photos, comments and other materials ("User Content"), to the Services and to share User Content publicly. This means that other Users may search for, see, use, or share any of your User Content that you make publicly available through our Services, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

Our Policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service ("Users").

What information we collect

We collect the following types of information.

Information That You Provide Us Directly:

Account Information. Your mobile phone number, username, password and email address when you register for and create a Findy account.

Profile Information. You may also add other information to your account, such as a profile name and other data that you provide for your profile (e.g., first name, last name, picture, social links,). This information allows us to help you or others be "found" on Findy.

User Content. Anything that you post to our Services (e.g., photos, comments, and other materials) and any searches that you generate through our Services.

Customer Support. This includes communications between you and Findy. For example, we may send you service-related emails (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). Note that you may not opt-out of service-related emails.

Analytical data

Analytics Information. We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our Services. These tools collect information sent by your device or our Services, including the webpages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Services. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other Users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual User.

Log File Information. Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you make a request to access (i.e., visit) a web page or app. It can also be provided when the content of the webpage or app is downloaded to your browser or device. When you use our Services, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Services, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may also collect similar information from emails sent to our Users, which then help us track which emails are opened, and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Services.

Metadata. Metadata is usually technical data that is associated with User Content. For example, Metadata can describe how, when and by whom a piece of User Content was collected and how that content is formatted. Users can add or may have Metadata added to their User Content including a geotag (e.g., to mark your location to a photo), a hashtag (e.g., to mark keyworkds when you make a post) comments or other data. This makes your User Content more searchable by others and more interactive. If you geotag your photo or tag your photo using other's APIs then, your latitude and longitude will be stored with the photo and searchable (e.g., through a location or map feature) if your photo is made public by you in accordance with your privacy settings.

Cookies and identifiers

Cookies and Similar Technologies. When you visit our Services, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels, web beacons, and local storage to collect information about how you use Findy and provide features to you. We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to your devices, which may use cookies or similar technologies placed by us, or the third party.

More information is available in our About Cookies section.

Device Identifiers. When you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access our Service, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more "device identifiers." Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device's operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Findy. A device identifier may deliver information to us or to a third party partner about how you browse and use the Service and may help us or others provide reports or personalized content and ads. Some features of the Service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location and GPS. Findy utilizes and stores location data provided by your device or generated by the User, in order to provide you with the most relevant search results and for providing mapping, GPS navigation and other community based Services where location information is relevant. This can include detailed location and route information, for example in the form of GPS signals and other information sent by your mobile device on which the Services are installed and activated.

How we use your information

In addition to some of the specific uses of information we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may use information that we receive to: 

  • help you efficiently access your information after you sign in 

  • remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Services 

  • provide personalized content and information to you and others, which could include online ads or other forms of marketing 

  • provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of our Services 

  • develop and test new products and features 

  • monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns 

  • diagnose or fix technology problems 

  • automatically update the Findy application on your device 

  • Findy or other Users may run contests, special offers or other events or activities ("Events") on our Services 

Sharing of your information

WE WILL NOT RENT OR SELL YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES OUTSIDE FINDY (OR THE GROUP OF COMPANIES OF WHICH FINDY IS A PART) WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT, EXCEPT AS NOTED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.

This includes “personal information” which identifies you, like your name or email address. Any information that falls outside of this is “non-personal information.”

We take additional measures when information is transferred from the European Economic Area (“EEA”). This includes having standard clauses approved by the European Commission in our contracts with parties that receive information outside the EEA. We also rely on European Commission adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, for data transfers to countries outside the EEA

Who we work with

Parties with whom we may share your “non-personal” information:

Affiliates. We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Findy is part of, or that become part of that group ("Affiliates"). Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Service (including by providing analytics) and Affiliates' own services (including by providing you with better and more relevant experiences). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about who can see your search data and profile.

Service Providers. We also may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide our Services to you ("Service Providers"). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.

Advertising Partners. We may also share certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

Your choices and your sharing

Public and Private.  Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to our Services, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings that you set. To change your privacy settings on the Services, please change your profile setting. Once you have shared User Content or made it public, that User Content may be re-shared by others. If you remove information that you posted to our Services, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of our Services, or if other Users or third parties have copied or saved that information.

Account. Update your account at any time by logging in and changing your profile settings. Unsubscribe from email communications from us by clicking on the "unsubscribe link" provided in such communications. As noted above, you may not opt-out of service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Services, technical and security notices).

Your Contacts and Others. Users with whom you communicate may store or reshare your information (including your phone number or messages) with other on and off our Services. You can use your Services setting and the block feature in our Services to manage users of our Services with whom you communicate and certain information you share.

Connections

Friend Lists. If you choose, you can use our "Find Friends" feature to locate other people with Findy accounts either through (i) your contacts list, (ii) third-party social media sites or (iii) through a search of names and usernames on Findy.

Contacts. If you choose to find your friends through (i) your device's contacts list, then Findy will access your contacts list to determine whether or not someone associated with your contact is using Findy.

Invites. If you choose to invite someone to our Services through our "Invite friends" feature, you may select a person directly from the contacts list on your device and send a text or email from your personal account. You understand and agree that you are responsible for any charges that apply to communications sent from your device, and because this invitation is coming directly from your personal account, Findy does not have access to or control this communication.

Social Media. If you choose to find your friends through a (ii) third-party social media site, then you will be prompted to set up a link to the third-party service and you understand that any information that such third-party service may provide to us will be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Friend Search. If you choose to find your friends (iii) through a search of names or usernames on Findy then simply type a name to search and we will perform a search through our Services.

Change of control

Transfer. If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Findy or our assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation), your information such as name and email address, User Content and any other information collected through our Services may be among the items sold or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The buyer or transferee will have to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

Legal requests

Formal Requests. When the law requires it, we may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

How we store your information

Storage and Processing. Your information collected through our Services may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Findy, its Affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities. Findy, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By registering for and using the Service you consent to the transfer of information to the U.S. or to any other country in which Findy, its Affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.

Security. We are committed to protecting your personal information once we have it. We implement physical, business and technical security measures. Despite our efforts, if we learn of a security breach, we will notify you so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Closed Accounts. We keep your information only so long as we need it to provide Services to you and fulfill the purposes described in this policy. Following termination or deactivation of your account and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we will remove it from our systems.

Safeguards

Security. We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the information collected through the Service secure and take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, Findy cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to Findy or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

Access. Please do your part to help us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to emails between you and Findy, at all times. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes the social media services you connect to Findy make to their services. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.

Data Anonymization. We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.

Our policy towards age

Parental Consent. Findy does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for our Services. The Services and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. If you are based in the EEA you may only use our Services if you are over the age at which you can provide consent to data processing under the laws of your country or if verifiable parental consent for your use of Findy has been provide to us. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

Restricted Content. Findy may provide access to restricted content or Services (such as dating) that require users to be at least 18 years old to access. This content will be clearly marked and Users will be required to provide date of birth and reconfirm age prior to access. If you are less than 18 years old, we request that you do not access these restricted Services. In the event that we learn that we have collected information related to these restricted Services from a minor or anyone under the age of 18, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration from these restricted Services, remove content, and block all further access.

Other websites and services

Third Parties. We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Services, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Services to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third-party's own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content you do so at your own risk.

European Data Subject Rights

European Economic Area. If you are a resident of a country in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), you have certain rights and protections under the law regarding the collection, processing, and use of information about you. As set forth above, the information that we collect about you when you use our Services may include certain digital identifiers that are considered “personal data” under European law. We process this data either as it is necessary to further our legitimate interest and/or pursuant to your consent.

As a resident of a country in the EEA, you have the right to:

  • Obtain a copy of the information we collect about you 

  • Request rectification or erasure 

  • Restrict the processing of such information 

  • Data portability (if applicable) 

In the event you are unable to manage your rights with the automated tools provided, you can contact us at the address below. Please note that because most of the information we collect and maintain about you can only identify a particular browser or device, and cannot identify you individually, you may need to provide us with additional information to enable us to contact you and identify the information we have about you to ensure that we accurately fulfill your request.

How to contact us

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

Findy Inc.
RE: Privacy Policy
241 5TH Avenue – 19B
New York, NY 10016
United States of America

Changes to our privacy policy

Changes. Findy may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of Findy or the Service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

This Privacy Policy is effective May 1, 2018.

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