Effective Date: December 20th, 2018
Data collected or received
In the course of providing the Service, we collect or receive your personal information in a few different ways. Often, you choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require certain information for you to use and for us to provide you the Service.
Data you provide us:
If you choose to register, you will be asked to provide your name, email address, Skype Name, and time zone.
You may provide your name and other personal information (such as birthday, gender, location, ID, profile photo) and billing and payment information (such as credit card information, PayPal ID) in connection with your account and activity. You can edit or remove this information through your account settings.
Data we collect automatically:
We automatically receive and record information from your browser or your mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Service, such as your IP address or unique device identifier, cookies and data about which pages you visit in order to allow us to operate and provide the Service. This information is stored in log files and is collected automatically. We may combine this information from your browser or your mobile device with other information that we or our partners collect about you, including across devices. This information is used to prevent fraud and to keep the Service secure, to analyze and understand how the Service works for members and visitors, and to provide advertising, including across your devices, and a more personalized experience for members and visitors.
We may also automatically collect device-specific information when you access or use our Service. This information may include information such as the hardware model, operating system information, browser information, IP address, location information, and device identifiers. This information is used to improve, customize or promote the Service, for example, for the Company’s internal analytics and performance monitoring, localization, and marketing (using non-precise location information).
We also collect certain information from both members and non-members who visit the Site. This information may include your IP address or unique device identifier, and cookies and data from the pages you visit.
Data we collect from our partners:
Some members or visitors may choose to connect to SkimaTalk or register a SkimaTalk account using an external third-party application, such as Facebook. We may receive information from those connected third-party applications. Connecting your SkimaTalk account to third-party applications or services is optional. If you choose to connect your account to a third-party application, we may receive information from that application. We may also collect public information in order to connect with you. We may use that information as part of providing the Service to you.
Who can see your data
Apart from us, your data can be accessed by others in the following situations.
Other users: Other users may, for example, see your profile data, activities in the Service and read the messages you have posted.
Partners working for us: We have partners to perform services for us. These partners process your data only at and according to our instructions to provide the Service, such as hosting, user support, advertising, analytics and fraud prevention.
Other companies and public authorities: In order to combat fraud and illegal activity, we may exchange data with other companies and organizations and provide it to public authorities in response to lawful requests. We may also disclose your data based on your consent, to comply with the law or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users or others.
International data transfers
Our Service is global by nature and your data can therefore be transferred to anywhere in the world. Because different countries may have different data protection laws than your own country, we take steps to ensure adequate safeguards are in place to protect your data as explained in this Policy.
You may benefit from a number of rights in relation to your information that we process. If you would like to manage, change, limit, or delete your personal information, you can do so via your account settings. Upon request, we will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. By visiting your account settings, you can access, correct, change, and delete certain personal information associated with your account. In certain cases where we process your information, you may also have a right to restrict or limit the ways in which we use your personal information. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to request the deletion of your personal information, and to obtain a copy of your personal information in an easily accessible format.
If we process your information based on our legitimate interests as explained above, or in the public interest, you can object to this processing in certain circumstances. In such cases, we will cease processing your information unless we have compelling legitimate grounds to continue processing or where it is needed for legal reasons. Where we use your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you can object using the unsubscribe link in such communications or changing your account settings.
Cookies and similar technologies
We take steps to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If we learn of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this Site or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of this site. We may post a notice on our Site if a security breach occurs. We may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep personal information of our users for as long as they are registered members or users of our Service, and as permitted by law.
You must be at least 18 years old to use the Site. We do not knowingly collect information from individuals younger than 18 years of age.
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We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe doing so is in the Company's interests to protect its property or other legal rights or the property of others.
Merger, Sales, or Insolvency:
If the Company should ever file for bankruptcy or have its assets sold to or merged with another entity, information the Company receives from you from this Site is a Company asset that may be transferred in connection with these types of corporate events.