Effective date: August 16, 2018
What information does Chudo collect?
Information You Provide to Us:
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us. For example, through the registration process and/or through your account settings, we may collect Personal Information such as your name. We will also need to access your mobile device camera in order to create your Chumoji avatar. We also receive and store media files that you knowingly provide through the Services (such as photos, videos and audio files), and contact lists that you provide through the App or that we access from your mobile device address book. Contacts lists will include both your contacts’ names and MSISDN.
We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your email address, we may email you about your use of the Services. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by emailing us at email@example.com.
Information Collected Automatically
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your device, which may include your IP address, geolocation data, device identification, “cookie” information, the type of device you’re using to access our Services, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers we transfer to your device that allow us to recognize your device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. You may be able to change the preferences on your device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features. You can change the preferences on your device as follows:
For iOS: Every iOS device includes an advertising identifier (IDFA) with two key features:
- Users can reset the identifier at any time.
- Users can also opt out of all remarketing campaigns by activating the Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) setting, thus keeping advertisers from using the device’s IDFA for behavioral advertising. For more information about how to enable this setting, click here.
For Android: Every Android device includes an advertising identifier (AAID). To opt out or to change its settings, follow these steps:
- If using Android 2.3 or above, select “Google settings” in the app drawer.
- Select “Ads”.
- Select “Reset advertising ID” to generate a new identifier and eliminate any previously stored data.
- Then select “Opt out of interest-based ads”.
We automatically receive and store message data (such as text messages, information about the recipient, information about the sender and timestamps) when you send or receive messages through the App. We also collect and display information about your online and status message changes on our Services, such as whether you are online (your “online status”), when you last used our Services (your “last seen status”), and when you last updated your status message. In addition, we display typing awareness indicators, which are the indicator bubbles that appear when a user is in the process of typing you a message.
We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.
Will Chudo share any of the Personal Information it receives?
We do not rent or sell your Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone. Wemay share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section:
Information that’s been de-identified. We may de-identify your Personal Information so that you are not identified as an individual, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners (or allow partners to collect that information from you), who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate usage or de-identified information to a partner (or allow a partner to collect such information) in a manner that would identify you as an individual person.
Affiliated Businesses: In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
User Profiles and Submissions: Certain user profile information, including your Chudo User ID and your Chumoji avatar, may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or address your request for our Services. [Please remember that any Content you upload to your user profile, along with any Personal Information or Content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (e.g., in messages) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by anyone. Your Chudo User ID may also be displayed to other users if and when you send messages or media through the Services and other users can contact you through messages.
Business Transfers: We may choose to buy or sell assets, and may share and/or transfer customer information in connection with the evaluation of and entry into such transactions.Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Is Personal Information about me secure?
You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information limiting access to your device.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
What Personal Information can I access?
Through your account settings, you may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete the following information you’ve provided to us:
- Name (first and last);
- Chumoji avatar.
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to email@example.com.
What choices do I have?
You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. You may also delete your account. Although we delete all data from our servers that is associated with your deleted account, some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. For example, we may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
What if I have questions about this policy?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to resolve your concerns.