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Privacy

Last updated: September 2013

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Bitzy and our subsidiaries (collectively, "Bitzy") when you use our websites, mobile applications and other online products and services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites' homepages or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, use the Services to post an update (a "Bit"), request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your username, password, email address, phone number, age, gender, name, biography, location and any other information you choose to provide.

When you post Bitz, we also temporarily collect, process and store the contents of the Bitz (such as photos, statuses, captions, likes and/or comments) on our servers. The contents of Bitz are also temporarily stored on the devices of recipients. Once the time limit has expired for a Bit, we automatically delete the Bit from our servers, the feed, and the Bitzy mobile application is programmed to delete the Bit from the users' devices. We cannot guarantee that deletion always occurs within a particular timeframe. We also cannot prevent others from making copies of your Bitz (e.g., by taking a screenshot, taking a photo from another camera). In addition, as for any other digital information, there may be ways to access Bitz while still in temporary storage on recipients' devices or, forensically, even after they are deleted. You should not use Bitzy to post Bitz if you want to be certain that the users cannot keep a copy.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Services
When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:

Usage Information:
When you post Bitz, we collect information about these posts, including the time, date, and poster of the Bit. We also collect information about the number of Bitz posted by you and your friends and which users post the most Bitz.

Log Information
We log information about your use of our websites, including your browser type and language, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the website you visited before navigating to our websites.

Device Information
We may collect information about the computer or device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, MAC address, unique device identifier, phone number, International Mobile Equipment Identity ("IMEI") and mobile network information. In addition, the Services may access your device's native phonebook and image storage applications, with your consent, to facilitate your use of certain features of the Services. For more information about how you can control our access to these applications, please see "Your Choices" below.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies:
We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to you. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"). For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see "Your Choices" below.

Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services.

Use of Information:
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to: provide, maintain and improve our services, provide and deliver the products and services you request, process transactions and send you related information, respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service, send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages, communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by Bitzy and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you, monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services, personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests, link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service, detect, investigate and/or prevent fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity, and carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Bitzy is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

Sharing of Information:
We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

With other users when you post Bitz, including your username and the contents of the Bit you post. We also share your username with other users when they use our "Find Friends" feature to follow you; With users and others who view your in-app profile or website profile, which includes your username, name, biography, and location. With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf; In response to legal process or a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; In order to investigate or remedy potential violations of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Bitzy, our users or others; In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company; and With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

Analytics Services Provided by Others
We may allow others to provide analytics services on our behalf. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand your online activity. We work with Flurry to provide analytics in connection with the Bitzy mobile application. For more information about Flurry's privacy practices, please visit Flurry's Privacy Policy. To opt-out of Flurry Analytics tracking used with the Bitzy mobile application visit Flurry's User Opt Out Flurry is a separate company and cannot assist with Bitzy-specific issues. To contact Bitzy, please send an email to Support@Bitzy.co.

Security
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of seventeen. Please monitor your children to ensure safety while on internet capable devices.

Your Choices

Privacy Settings
Through settings in the Bitzy mobile application, you can choose whether you post Bitz only for mutual followers (users who follow you AND users you follow), or for any other Bitzy user who comes across your Bit(z). If you choose to post Bitz only for mutual followers, and a user who is not following you or a user you're not following attempts to view your Bit, that user will not be able to see your Bit. Users can follow anyone they choose, but the mutual followers technology allows you to have the ability control who can view your Bit(z).

Account Information
You may update or correct information about yourself by launching the Bitzy mobile application and editing your account/profile settings. If you wish to delete your account, please visit the account page on the Bitzy website, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law, for legitimate business purposes, or as part of our regular retention practices. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Cookies
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our website.

Alerts
Bitzy sends alerts to your device. You receive alerts from having new followers and likes of your Bit. We do not use push notifications to limit the annoying aspects of alerts while you are preoccupied.