This policy applies (i) immediately to users who utilize the Service on or after the Effective Date and (ii) on the Effective Date to users who utilize the Service before the Effective Date.
a) “Contact Information” means (i) your name, (ii) your email address and (iii) your telephone number (if applicable).
b) “Effective Date” means the date set forth at the beginning of this document.
c) “DesignTalks Affiliates” means any parent, subsidiary, member, officer, director, employee, or agent of DesignTalks or any company under common control with DesignTalks.
e) “User Account” means an account permitting access to the Service, with which is associated a user name and password.
f) “User Account Information” means information that identifies you to the Service, including your user name, password, Internet protocol address, and MAC address.
g) “User Content” means images, text comments, audio messages and other materials that you post to the Service.
Types of Personal Information We Collect
DesignTalksApp collects the following types of Personal Information through the Service:
a) Contact Information;
b) User Account Information; and
c) User Content.
Mechanisms for Collection of Personal Information
DesignTalks may obtain certain information from or concerning you or your mobile device, which may include information that can be used to identify you. DesignTalks collects Personal Information (i) upon a user’s creation of a User Account, (ii) upon logging into the Service, (iii) upon interactions with the Service, and (iv) upon uploading User Content to, or generating User Content on, the Service, and (v) when you communicate with DesignTalks through the Service.
When choosing to participate in various uses of the Service, such as registering as a user, or inviting your contacts to use the Service: You provide certain Personal Information, such as your email addresses, your contacts, push notification name (if applicable), and mobile device information to DesignTalks. In order to provide the Service, DesignTalks will access your address book or contact list, photo library, camera, mircophone and/or other apps on your mobile device. When you use the Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, including time and date stamps and the email address(es) the messages were sent from and to.
Purpose of Collection and Use of Personal Information
DesignTalksApp uses Personal Information to:
operate and improve the Service;
target offers to users;
administer the Service’s facilities for communications among and between users and the public in general;
evaluate eligibility of customers for certain offers, products or services;
evaluate the types of offers, products or services that may be of interest to users;
provide user support;
communicate with users regarding support, security, technical issues, commerce, marketing, and transactions;
facilitate marketing, advertising, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and promotions administer the Service with respect to User Accounts; and
administer and carry out our obligations under contracts and to comply with the law.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We may disclose your Personal Information to:
DesignTalks Affiliates, which may use the Personal Information for the purposes described in Section 5; service providers which act for us or provide services for us, such as for marketing or for data analyzing, and as to such service providers their use of Personal Information is subject to our agreements with them and any applicable laws;
vendors in connection with the investigation of possible fraud, or as part of legal proceedings affecting DesignTalks or the vendor;
any person or government agency in response to a subpoena;
to a government agency in response to an investigation, regardless of whether or not a subpoena has been issued;
any person to enforce our rights or protect our property;
to protect the rights, property or safety of others, investigate fraud; and
DesignTalks’ employees and outside professionals (such as lawyers and accountants) for the purpose of auditing, compliance, and corporate governance.
Storage and Security
We believe the security of your information is a serious issue and we are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We use commercially reasonable security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your information under our control. Notwithstanding such measures, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and we cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Service. We also are not responsible for the actions of any third parties that may receive any such information.
YDesignTalks reserves the right to send you emails relating to your account and to the Service. You cannot opt-out of receiving such emails, and you agree to receive them.
No Responsibility for Privacy Practices of Third Parties
Accessing and Correcting Personal Information
You may correct or update certain of your Personal Information via your “Account” on the DesignTalks App.
You may close an account, but DesignTalks will nevertheless retain your Personal Information so as to protect the business interests of DesignTalks, DesignTalks Affiliates, vendors and other users. Those interests include complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes, and enforcing agreements.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that DesignTalks is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Notice to Residents of Countries outside the United States of America
California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California can obtain certain information about the types of Personal Information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the proceeding calendar year. In particular, the law provides that companies must inform consumers about the categories of Personal Information that have been shared with third parties, the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by DesignTalks pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us via email to Hello@getDesignTalks.com.