Privacy Policy

How We Collect and Use Information

We collect the following types of information about you:

Information you provide us directly:

We ask for certain information such as your username, real name, birthdate, address, phone number
and e-mail address when you register for a account, or if you correspond with us. We
may also retain any messages you send through the Service, and may collect information you provide
in User Content you post to the Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to
you the features and functionality of the Service. Your username and if you choose to disclose it, your
real name, will be published publicly. Once published your username and / or real name may not be
able to be removed.

Information we may receive from third parties:

We may receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you access our websites or
Service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by
“following,” “liking,” adding the application, linking your account to the
Service, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to This information could include, but is not limited to, the user ID associated with your
account (for example, your Facebook UID), an access token necessary to access that service, any
information that you have permitted the third party to share with us, and any information you have
made public in connection with that service. If you allow us access to your friends list, your friends’
user IDs, and your connection to those friends, may be used and stored to make your experience
more social, and to allow you to invite your friends to use our Service as well as provide you with
updates if and when your friends join You should always review, and if necessary,
adjust your privacy settings on third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to
the Service. You may also unlink your third party account from the Service by adjusting
your settings on the third party service.

Inviting a friend to use may, in its sole discretion, develop a feature that allows you to invite third parties to
the Service. If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a third party to the Service through
our “Invite friends” feature, you may directly choose a friend to invite through your mobile device’s
native contact list – but we do not require that you import your contacts list to the Service, and we do
not retain the information contained in your contacts list. You understand that by inviting a friend to through the “Invite friends” feature, you are directly sending a text or email from your
personal accounts and that we are not storing your contact list. In addition, you understand and agree
that normal carrier charges apply to communications sent from you phone. Since this invitation is
coming directly from your email or phone, we do not have access to or control this communication.

Finding your friends on the Service: may, in its sole discretion, develop a feature that allows you to locate your friends with accounts through a “Find friends” feature. The “Find friends” feature allows you to
choose to locate friends either through (i) your contact list, (ii) social media sites (such as Twitter or Facebook) or (iii) through a search of names and usernames on If you choose to find
your friends through your contact list, then you agree to provide access to your contact
list such that we can perform the search necessary to determine whether or not someone associated
with the information you provide is using If you choose to find your friends through
social media sites, then you understand that the information these sites provide to use to conduct
this type of search is governed by their privacy policies and your account settings on those sites. If you
choose to find your friends through a search of names or usernames, then simply type a name to
search and see if that name or username appears on our Service. Note that we do not retain any
information contained in your contacts list, or information from social media sites about your
contacts, and we do not use such information for any purpose other than to help you find your
friends on

Analytics information:

We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools and services, to help us
measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser
or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving the
Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot
reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access
the Service. When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information.
These server logs may include anonymous information such as 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 Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear gifs/web beacons information:

When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to
anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in
HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by
recipients. The information is allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.

Device identifiers:

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-
phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device
identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). 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 A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use
the Service. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and
enhance your navigation through the Service. Some features of the Service may not function properly
if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

Location data:

When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we may access, collect, monitor and/or
remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or
similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Location data may convey to us
information about how you browse and use the Service. Some features of the Service, particularly location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

Commercial and marketing communications:

We use the information we collect or receive, such as your email address, to communicate directly
with you. We may send you emails containing newsletters, promotions, and special offers. If you do
not want to receive such email messages, you will be given the option to opt out or change your
preferences. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account
verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the
Service, technical and security notices). You may not opt out of Service-related emails. You may also
be able to be “found” on based on information that you provide (see “Find friends on”) above.

Use of certain service type information we collect about you:

We use or may use cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a)
remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you
visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor
the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors,
traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) help you efficiently
access your information after you sign in; (g) to provide advertising to your browser or device, and (h)
automatically update the application on your mobile devices.

Sharing of Your Information:

We will not rent or sell your information into third parties outside and its group
companies (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent.

Instances where we are required to share your information: will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we
reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable
requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security, quality or
integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of, our Users, or others.

Sharing certain service type information we collect about you:

We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as
cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data,
referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business
partners for the purposes described in the section above on “How We Collect and Use Information.”
We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may
share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

Ads on

We may also share certain information such as your location, browser, and cookie data and other
data relating to your use of our Service with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”)
that may be of interest to you. may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve
advertisements on the Service. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send,
directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on the Service, and will
automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as
cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on the Service and on other websites, and
to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content delivered to you.
To enhance your user experience or help us improve and measure our effectiveness,
may embed code from third parties on the Service. Examples of such parties may include Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, Google, YouTube, Howcast, VideoJug, AOL, and others. These third parties may
collect information about you including IP address, cookies in ways does not control.
The Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of third-
parties. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such third parties or contact such third
parties for more information.
How We Store and Protect Your Information

Storage and Processing:

Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in Australia or any other
country in which or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or service providers maintain facilities. may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to
affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to
other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located outside of Australia with laws
governing data collection and use that may differ from Australian 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, and you consent to the transfer of information to
Australia or any other country in which or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, or service
providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this
Privacy Policy.

Keeping your information safe: cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable
safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. To
protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password)
to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining
the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your
email communications from, at all times. However, cannot ensure or
warrant the security of any information you transmit to or guarantee that information
on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also
be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites and services that you add to the Service, such as social networks. is not responsible for the functionality or
security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information:

In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify
those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in
accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Your Choices about Your Information

You control your account information and settings: You may update your account information and
email-communication preferences at any time by logging in to your account and changing your profile
settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by unsubscribing. Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising:
Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to
delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it
may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that
disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents or its business partners from
tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service, and for use in targeted advertising
activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the
Service. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other
tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at

How long we keep your private profile information:

Following termination of your User account, may retain your private profile information
for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes. For the avoidance of
doubt, any information that you choose to make public on the service may not be removable.

Children’s Privacy does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13
or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Service and its content are not directed at
children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information
from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as
quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13,
please contact us at

Links to Other Websites and Services

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the
Service, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use
a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party
websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including
those that have a link or advertisement on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and
policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not control over any third-
parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or
service (like Facebook, Google groups, or an IRC chatroom) and you allow such a third-party access to
you User Content you do so at your own risk. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we
collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the Service.