Information We Collect
When you interact with us through the Services, we may collect Personal Data and other information from you, as further described below:
Non-Identifiable Data: When you interact with Company through the Services, we receive and store certain personally non-identifiable information. Such information, which is collected passively using various technologies, cannot presently be used to specifically identify you. Company may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by Company affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information and pool it with other information to track, for example, the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, and the domain names of our visitors' Internet service providers. It is important to note that no Personal Data is available or used in this process.
Aggregated Personal Data: In an ongoing effort to better understand and serve the users of the Services, Company often conducts research on its customer demographics, interests and behavior based on the Personal Data and other information provided to us. This research may be compiled and analyzed on an aggregate basis, and Company may share this aggregate data with its affiliates, agents and business partners. This aggregate information does not identify you personally. Company may also disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to current and prospective business partners, and to other third parties for other lawful purposes.
Location Information: Our Service may collect and use your location information, which you either voluntarily provide, or which the Services may automatically log (for example, by using the GPS on your mobile device) if you choose to enable this feature. Certain of this information, including your time zone, may be viewed by users of the Site or Services. Your location information may be subject to abuse, misuse, and monitoring by others, so please be careful if you choose to provide your location information or enable location functionality. We may also use your location information in an aggregate way, as described above in the "Aggregated Personal Data" section.
Mobile Device Address Book and Other Applications : The Services may also collect information (including Personal Data) relating to third parties stored in your mobile device address book, mobile device contacts, calendar or other types of non-Chatterbug applications. Depending on your mobile device operating system, the Services may request your permission to access such information. For example, you may use our address book or "contacts" importer (or other similar features) to upload your address book into our Services. We store this information (including phone numbers and email addresses) and use it to help you manage and leverage your contacts in connection with our Services. We also use this information to enhance your experience with our Services by helping you to grow your Chatterbug network, including without limitation by providing you information about your contacts that we think may be useful to you. We may also use this information to show you and other users of the Services that you share the same uploaded contacts who may or may not be users of the Services. We may make other tools available to sync information with our Services, and may also develop additional features that allow users of the Services to use their account in conjunction with other third-party services.
Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another individual on our Service (a "connection") or to join our Service to connect with you, that person may have access to your email address or, for SMS invitations, mobile number because it may be displayed in the invitation. After sending these invitations, we may also remind your invitees of your invitation on your behalf. Based on your settings, your Chatterbug connections may also have access to your email address and mobile phone number.
Our Use of Your Personal Data and Other Information
Our Disclosure of Your Personal Data and Other Information
Company is not in the business of selling your information. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you. There are, however, certain circumstances in which we may share your Personal Data with certain third parties without further notice to you, as set forth below, and as described in the section titled "Interfacing with Other Chatterbug Users":
Business Transfers: As we develop our business, we might sell or buy businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, Personal Data may be part of the transferred assets.
Agents, Consultants and Related Third Parties: Company, like many businesses, sometimes hires other companies to perform certain business-related functions. Examples of such functions include mailing information, maintaining databases and processing payments. When we employ another entity to perform a function of this nature, we only provide them with the information that they need to perform their specific function.
Legal Requirements: Company may disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (i) comply with a legal obligation, (ii) protect and defend the rights or property of Company, (iii) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public, or (iv) protect against legal liability.
You can visit the Site without providing any Personal Data. If you choose not to provide any Personal Data, you may not be able to use certain Services.
Links to Other Web Sites
Integrating Social Networking Services
You may also have the option of posting your Services activities to Social Networking Services when you access content through the Services (for example, you may post to Facebook that you performed an activity on the Service); you acknowledge that if you choose to use this feature, your friends, followers and subscribers on any Social Networking Services you have enabled will be able to view such activity.
Interfacing with Other Chatterbug Users
Language is about connection, and Chatterbug encourages users to enhance their Chatterbug experience by connecting with other users with similar language-learning goals. You understand and acknowledge that any information or content which you make viewable to others through your Chatterbug profile, publicly-viewable portion of the Site, or in connection with Language Practice Sessions (including your name, location, photo, and contact information) may be viewed by other users of the Site or Services, and that you have no expectation of privacy in or to such information or content. We may also provide certain Personal Information about you to other users (including your name) in connection with Language Practice Sessions. You alone have the responsibility of determining the appropriateness of sharing certain information with other users of the Site or Services. Please exercise caution when sharing your Personal Information publicly through the Services.
Company takes reasonable steps to protect the Personal Data provided via the Services from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no Internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. In particular, email sent to or from the Services may not be secure. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Data to Company via the Internet.
Other Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service at https://chatterbug.com/legal/terms.
Access to Information; Contacting Company
To keep your Personal Data accurate, current, and complete, please contact us as specified below. We will take reasonable steps to update or correct Personal Data in our possession that you have previously submitted via the Services.