Seabird Apps Privacy Policy

Updated: February 1, 2018

 

Your privacy is important to us, and we take it seriously. We go beyond the legal requirements to ensure that your data is secure and your privacy is respected. This Privacy Policy is meant to show you what data we collect, why we collect it, and what we do with it. 

 

Collection of Personal Information

Personal information is any data that can be used to identify or contact an individual person. We collect this information to provide better services to you as you use our apps. We collect personal information in two ways:

 

 Information you provide to us. The use of any one of our mobile apps that are for a high school, college, or university requires the creation of an account. All personally identifiable information that you give us is tied to your account, and is stored securely with it. This information always includes your name, email address, and the school you attend. Within your account, you can also provide and store other personal information, such as your graduation year, primary area of study, class schedule, locker number, and other similar data.

 

• Information we get from your use of our services. While you use any one of our mobile apps, we collect information about the features that you use and how you use them. This information includes:

  • Device information, such as your hardware model and operating system version. This information is used to directly give you an optimized user experience based on your device, and for analytic purposes.

  • Log information, such as the specific features within the app you use and interact with, and the length of time you spend using those features. This information may also include, in the case of an app error or crash, Log Data that may include information such as your IP address, device name, the configuration of the app, the time and date when using the app, and other statistics.

 

Use of Information

Protecting your personal information is important to us. We do not ever rent or sell your personal information to anyone. Any information that can be used to identify or contact you is kept private, and is primarily used to improve your experience as you use our products and services. It may also be used to provide you with information about changes to our products or services, and for our ordinary business operations, including business research, community outreach, and recruiting. The information you give us is stored in our databases, and may also be stored or cached locally on your phone in local storage.

 

Any information that could be used to identify you personally will never be disclosed to any company, organization, or individual outside of Seabird Apps and its trusted service providers without your explicit consent, unless it is required for legal reasons. If your personal information is disclosed to one of our third-party service providers (a company that helps us facilitate our service or analyze how our service is used), note that all information shared with a third-party service provider is under strict confidentiality guidelines.

 

We also collect information that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. For example, when we collect information about which parts of our apps are used most/least frequently, what devices and operating systems our users are using, and other similar data, we only compile and report on that data in aggregate. Once aggregated, this data does not reflect any individual's usage patterns, and cannot be used to identify or contact any individual user. We may share this non-personally identifiable or aggregated anonymous information in any way, including publicly, with our partners, with our third-party service providers, or for any other purpose.

 

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amounts of information commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers on the Internet. When you use our website or apps, information may be collected about your hardware, software, browsing actions, and usage patterns through the use of cookies. Cookies may be employed by us or by the third parties whose sites you access within our apps. The information that is collected, which may include your IP address, browser information, location data, communication data, the resources you access, and other information, helps to improve our services, our website, and the websites of our partners. Cookies may be used to recognize you when you return to our website, or to that of one of our partners. These cookies are sent to your device from the site that you visit, and are stored on your device's internal memory. If you choose to refuse cookies sent to you in the usage of any of our services, you may not be able to use some portions of the service.

 

Security and Data Integrity

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, and we strive to protect it. We only collect and retain as much personal information as is needed for the purposes of our business as outlined in this Policy, and we will not use it in any way that is incompatible with those purposes. We want to remind you that part of keeping your data safe depends on you: where you have a private password to access certain parts of our services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not share your passwords with anyone. We also want to remind you that no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of electronic storage, is 100% secure and reliable, and, although we take reasonable security measures to protect your information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If we have any reason to think your data has been compromised in any way, we will let you know promptly, and guide you through your recourse options. 

Accessing and Altering your Information

Your personal information that you have provided to us can be directly amended or deleted within your in-app account. If you have issues accessing or correcting this information, or if you would like to permanently delete your account and all associated personal information, please contact us at help@seabirdapps.com.

 

Links to Other Sites

Our apps may contain links to other sites, such as those of your school, a local business or point of attraction, or one of our app sponsors. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site, either within the app or in your device's browser. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites before using them. We have no control over these websites, and we assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

 

Children Under the Age of 13

We understand the importance of taking extra steps to protect the privacy and safety of children using our services. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13, or the equivalent minimum age depending on jurisdiction, we immediately delete this information from our records. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under the age of 13 has provided us with personal information, or made an account in one of our apps, please contact us at help@seabirdapps.com so that we will be able to remove all personal information relating to your child.

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may amend our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we encourage you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page. If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at help@seabirdapps.com.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about your account within one of our mobile applications, or any questions about this Privacy Policy specifically, please contact us at help@seabirdapps.com.