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Privacy Policy - App

Please read our Privacy Policy carefully as you will need to acknowledge and agree to our Privacy Policy prior to using the Voxxy app. 

GENERAL

We provide the Voxxy Application, an audio-based online social platform where users interact through voice notes of 60 seconds or less.

We provide the Voxxy Application. We ("Individual", "us", "we" or "our") recognise and understand the importance of the privacy of its users ("User", "you" or "your") and want to respect their desire to store and access personal information in a private and secure manner. This Privacy Policy applies to our application and describes how we manage, store, and utilise your Personal Data through its Products.

In order to use our app, we require you to consent to the collection and processing of your Personal Data before you start using the app. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, you may not use in any manner the app.

We are committed to protecting the privacy of all of its user's Personal Data and providing a secure, user-controlled environment for the use of the app.

PERSONAL DATA YOU PROVIDE 

  • Account Credentials. In order to use Voxxy Services, you are required to provide an Account Authentication Mechanism (email address, first name and last name; at a later date we may require a phone number or third-party social log-in like Google, or Facebook). When creating an account, Voxxy stores a hashed version of your Account Authentication Mechanism for authentication and/or verification purposes. We use a third-party service for verification and authentication. 

  • Profile Information. When you create a Voxxy account, you choose to provide us with Personal Data about yourself. For example, in the Voxxy App, you may provide your Personal Data, such as first and last name, email address, voice notes and other information that is required to positively identify the user, or may positively identify the user.

  • Feedback/Support. If you provide us feedback or contact customer support, we collect your name and e-mail address and possibly other Personal Data (e.g. IP address), as well as any other content that you send to us in order to reply and address any issue. If you contact customer support, we also collect and retain certain technical diagnostic data, such as your phone model. We may keep records of our communication with you, including any complaints we receive from you about other users (and from other users about you).

  • Audio File. If you upload a voice note while using the Voxxy Services you will be permitting Voxxy to access the microphone. 

  • Location and Distance Information. When you use the Voxxy App, we collect your precise location (e.g. your latitude and longitude) ("Location") to determine your distance in feet or meters from other users (“Distance Information”). Should you choose not to allow the Voxxy App to access your location, certain features (such as displaying nearby user profiles or features that include Live Location Sharing) of the Voxxy Services will not function properly. You may also revoke this permission and disable the location services on your device. You can do so on an iPhone by going to Settings, Privacy, Location Services, Voxxy; and on Android, by going to Settings, Location, Voxxy, Permissions, and Location.

 

GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information.

The legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • We need to perform a contract with you

  • You have given us permission to do so

  • Processing your personal information is in our legitimate interests

  • We need to comply with the law

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

You are entitled to the following rights under applicable laws:

  1. The right to access: you may at any time request to access your personal data. Upon request, we will provide a copy of your personal data in a commonly used electronic form.

  2. The right to rectification: you are entitled to obtain rectification of inaccurate personal data and to have incomplete personal data completed.

  3. The right to erase: under certain circumstances (including processing on the basis of your consent), you may request us to delete your User Data. Please note that this right is not unconditional. Therefore, an attempt to invoke the right might not lead to an action from us.

  4. The right to object: to certain processing activities conducted by us in relation to your personal data, such as our processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interest. The right to object also applies to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

  5. The right to data portability: you are entitled to receive your personal data (or have your personal data directly transmitted to another data controller) in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format.

PERMISSIONS REQUIRED

  • INTERNET 

  • MICROPHONE

  • NOTIFICATION 

  • GPS LOCATION

 

Link to the privacy policy of third-party service providers used by the app

 

LOG DATA

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in case of an error in the app, we collect data and information (through third-party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.

COOKIES & USAGE DATA

Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third-party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

USAGE DATA

When you access the Service with a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data ("Usage Data").

 

TRACKING COOKIES DATA

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

USE OF DATA

We use the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain our Service

  • To notify you about changes to our Service

  • To identify inappropriate content (see Terms and Conditions) on the app 

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so

  • To provide customer support

  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service

  • To monitor the usage of our Service

  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues

  • To provide you with news, special offers, and general information about other goods, services, and events that we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information

YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We’ll collect this to: 

 

  • Register an account, verify identities and verify the accuracy of your information.

  • Develop, operate, improve, maintain, and protect our Products.

  • Send you communications. For example, we may use email or app-based notifications to respond to support inquiries, share information about our Products, and tell you what’s happening on Voxxy.

  • Monitor and enhance the safety and security of our Products, including monitoring for inappropriate content.

  • Monitor and analyse user engagement, trends, and usage.

  • Handle and record user rights requests, including opt-ins and opt-outs.

  • Prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.

  • Enforce, investigate, and report conduct violating our Terms of Service, Community Guidelines, or other policies.

  • Respond to requests from law enforcement agencies or other government agencies, and comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

SECURITY

We value your trust in providing us with your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

PAYMENT TERMS

We provide the ability to subscribe to some exclusive content from certain Verified Voices on the app. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).

We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. 

 

The payment processors we work with are:

Apple Store In-App Payments

Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/en-ww/

Google Play In-App Payments

Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

SERVICE PROVIDERS

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;

  • To provide the Service on our behalf;

  • To perform Service-related services; or

  • To assist us in analysing how our Service is used.

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case We discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, We immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that We will be able to do the necessary actions. 

BEHAVIORAL REMARKETING

We use remarketing services to advertise on third-party websites to you after you visited our Service. We and our third-party vendors use cookies to inform, optimise and serve ads based on your past visits to our Service.

 

Google Ads (AdWords)

Google Ads (AdWords) remarketing service is provided by Google Inc.

You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page: http://www.google.com/settings/ads

Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout - for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Facebook

Facebook remarketing service is provided by Facebook Inc.

You can learn more about interest-based advertising from Facebook by visiting this page: https://www.facebook.com/help/164968693837950

To opt-out from Facebook's interest-based ads, follow these instructions from Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/help/568137493302217

Facebook adheres to the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising established by the Digital Advertising Alliance. You can also opt out from Facebook and other participating companies through the Digital Advertising Alliance in the USA http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada in Canada http://youradchoices.ca/ or the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance in Europe http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/, or opt-out using your mobile device settings.

For more information on the privacy practices of Facebook, please visit Facebook's Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

UPDATES OR CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Occasionally, we may change or update this Privacy Policy to allow us to use or share your previously collected Personal Data for other purposes. If we would use your Personal Data in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of the collection, we will provide you with a notice on our Website and in our Voxxy Mobile Application indicating that the Privacy Policy has been changed or updated and request you to agree with the updated or changed Privacy Policy.

CONTACT US

info@voxxyworld.com