Last Updated: September 9, 2015
The information we gather from users enables us to personalize and improve our services and to allow our users to set up a user account and profile that can be used to interact with other users through the Services. We collect the following types of information from our users:
Personal Information You Provide Us:
We receive and store any information you provide us. The types of Personal Information collected may include your name, user name, credit-card information, email address, phone number, IP address and browser information. You can choose not to provide us with certain information but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features. We use the Personal Information you provide to enhance your user experience.
Information Collected Automatically:
Whenever you interact with our Services, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, "cookie" information and the page you requested.
We may place, or allow our technology and advertising partners to place, "cookies" and "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags, single-pixel GIFs, clear GIFs, invisible GIFs, 1-by-1 GIFs, and web bugs) on your computer, which are identifiers transferred to your computer through your browser that allow us to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our or our advertising partners' sites are visited, advertisements viewed, by how many people and to engage in other reporting. These identifiers do not contain Personal Information about you. You may be able to change the preferences on your browser to prevent or limit your computer's acceptance of cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of our Services.
When we collect usage information (such as the numbers and frequency of users on our application), we only use this data in aggregate form, and not in a manner that would identify you personally. For example, this aggregate data tells us how often users use parts of the Services, so that we can make the Services appealing to as many users as possible. We may also provide this aggregate information to our partners and clients, which allows them to understand how often people use their services and our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal user experience. We never disclose aggregate information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally.
We may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us, indicating whether the email has been opened and whether links in the email have been clicked. This confirmation helps us make emails more interesting and improve our service. If you do not want to receive email or other mail from us, indicate your preference during the registration process, by modifying your account settings accordingly or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Privacy Issues
We do not intend to and do not want to collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. Any use of the Services by children under the age of 13 should be conducted under the supervision of that child's parent or guardian. Information should not be submitted to the Service by anyone under 13 years of age without the consent of their parent or guardian. If we learn that a user under 13 years of age has submitted personally identifiable information online, we will take reasonable measures to delete such information from our databases and to not use such information for any purpose (except where necessary to protect the safety of the child or others as required by law). We recommend that minors over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Third Party Services
Location Based Services
The Services include location-based applications that determine your location based on your wireless network location or WiFi access points that you are in range of. Your location information will only be used to provide the Service(s). We do not and will not track your location, and any request you make to determine your location will not be paired with any information that identifies you personally.
Third-party applications [and the Services] may expose user locations in broad and creative ways and may permit you to make your information publicly available and accessible by everyone on the Internet. You can control whether your activity via the Services is broadcast to third parties through your privacy settings and by not using third party services or applications that make your information publicly available and accessible.
We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. We share your Personal Information in personally identifiable form only as described below.
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 Profile information, including your name, email address, and other information ("User Submissions") may be displayed to other users if you choose to enter such information on your User Profile. Again, any content (including without limitation images, captions and comments) you voluntarily disclose for other users to view on the Services is not Personal Information; it becomes publicly available, can be collected and used by others and may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels.
Communication About the Services
As part of the Services, you may receive communications from us, whether by email or other means. We and our agents may send you email, contact you or engage you in other communication that we or they determine relate to your use of the Services.
If you opt in through the Service to receive promotional offers, we may send offers to you on behalf of other businesses. When we do so, however, we do not give the other business your Personal Information. If you do not wish to receive these offers, you may opt out by changing your preference through the Service or by emailing us at email@example.com
We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Also, if we (or substantially all of our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, Personal Information would be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Protection of Billie and Others
We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that doing so is necessary to comply with the law; enforce or apply our conditions of use and other agreements; or protect the rights, property or safety of Billie, our employees, our users or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit-risk reduction.
Invitations. When you invite someone to join Billie, we will send an invitation to that person's email address containing your name. This is necessary to ensure that that person knows who has contacted them.
With Your Consent
Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.
Billie and the vendors that provide hosting services for us use a variety of security technologies and administrative procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure with security measures appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. For example, your personal information is stored on computer systems located in controlled facilities. Internal access to users' private and non-public personal information is restricted to site administrators and others on a need-to-know basis.
Your User Profile is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer, browser and mobile device by signing off or closing out of the application after you have finished accessing your account.
We endeavor to safeguard user information and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but 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.
Through your User Profile, you may access and, in some cases, change certain information you've provided us. The information you can view and update through your User Profile may change as the Services changes. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deleting Your Account
You may delete your Billie account by contacting us at email@example.com, or by clicking on the "delete account" link on your Account Settings page. If you delete your account, your profile, including any messages in your inbox and any promotional offers you received, will be removed from the site and deleted from our servers. Because of the way we maintain Billie, this deletion may not be immediate. Residual copies of your profile information or posts may remain on backup media for up to ninety (90) days.
- You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to take advantage of some of our special features.
- You may be able to add or update certain information as explained above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records.
- You may request deletion of your account as explained above. Note that some information may remain in our private records after deletion of your account.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send us a detailed message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.