Our Services connect people to other people or groups which are most meaningful to them. Any registered user of the StreetBuzz Services can send a Buzz, which can be a text with attachment, poll, event invitation, prediction or an Intraday that is public by default and can include other content like photos, videos, and links to other websites.
You alone control and are responsible for the posting of your Buzzes and other content you submit through the Services, as provided in the Terms of Service and StreetBuzz Rules.
Irrespective of which country you live in, you authorize us to use your information in, and as a result to transfer it to and store it in, India, and any other country where we operate. Privacy and data protection laws in some of these countries may vary from the laws in the country where you live.
Information Collection and Use
We collect and use your information below to provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time.
Basic Account Information:
When you create or reconfigure an account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On the StreetBuzz Services, your name and username are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. Some StreetBuzz Services, such as searching and viewing public user profiles, do not require registration.
You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable Services, for example, for login verification, If you provide StreetBuzz with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from StreetBuzz. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from the StreetBuzz Services. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your privacy settings control whether others can find you on the StreetBuzz Services by your email address or phone number.
You may provide us with profile information to make public on the StreetBuzz Services, such as a short biography, your location, your website, date of birth, or a picture. For certain profile information fields we provide you with visibility settings to select who can see this information in your profile. If you provide us with profile information and you don’t see a visibility setting, that information is public. You may choose to upload and sync your address book so that we can help you find and connect with users you know or help other users find and connect with you. We may later tailor content, such as making suggestions or showing user accounts and Buzzes for you and other users based on imported address book contacts. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your account on our Services to your account on another service in order to cross-post between our Services and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from our Services within a few weeks of your disconnecting from our Services your account on the other service. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.
Buzzes, Prediction, Polls, Events, Intradays, Following, Groups and other Public Information:
Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through the StreetBuzz Services is information you are asking us to make public. Your public information includes the messages you Buzz; the metadata provided with Buzzes, such as when you Buzzed and the client application you used to Buzz; the language and time zone associated with your account; and the lists you create, people you follow, Buzzes you mark as likes or ReBuzz, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the StreetBuzz Services. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the StreetBuzz Services public for as long as you do not delete it, but we generally give you settings or features, like direct messages, to make the information more private if you want. You can change the language and time zone associated with your account at any time using your account settings. The StreetBuzz Services broadly and instantly disseminate your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services. For instance, your public user profile information and public Buzzes are immediately delivered via SMS and our APIs to our partners and other third parties, including search engines, developers, and publishers that integrate StreetBuzz content into their services, and institutions such as universities and public health agencies that analyze the information for trends and insights. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
StreetBuzz may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to publish your location in your Buzzes and in your StreetBuzz profile. You may also tell us your location when you set your trend location on StreetBuzz.co. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as Buzzing with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.
StreetBuzz may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on. Links, Buzzes, and direct messages shared on the Services will be processed and links shortened.
When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party service that includes a StreetBuzz button or widget. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through StreetBuzz. StreetBuzz uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. If not already done earlier, for example, as provided below for Widget Data, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after a maximum of 18 months.
You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, “Payment Information”), along with your shipping address, to complete a commerce transaction through our Services. To facilitate future purchases, we store your Payment Information (excluding CVV code) and shipping address, which you can remove from your account at any time using your account settings. We consider your Payment Information and shipping address private and do not make such information public. We collect and store information created by your purchases made through our Services (“Transaction Data”). Transaction Data may include the merchant’s name and the date, time, and amount of the transaction.
Third-Parties and Affiliates:
StreetBuzz uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your device as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure and tailor ads. For example, this allows us to display ads about things you may have already shown interest in off of our Services. If you prefer, you can turn off tailored ads in your privacy settings so that your account will not be matched to information shared by ad partners for tailoring ads. We may also receive information about you from our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
User Consent or Direction:
We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account. Other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you, share a photo of you, or tag you in a photo. Your privacy settings control who can tag you in a photo on the StreetBuzz Services. If you’ve shared information, like direct messages or protected Buzzes, with another user who accesses the StreetBuzz Services through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.
If you make a payment as part of a commerce transaction through our Services, we may provide the seller, commerce provider, marketplace, or charity with your name, email address, shipping address, Payment Information and Transaction Data to facilitate payment processing, order fulfilment, and dispute resolution (including payment and shipping disputes) and to help prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities. Please refer to these third parties’ privacy policies for information about their privacy practices.
Law and Harm:
Business Transfers and Affiliates:
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information:
We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public Buzzes, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information).
Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
You can also permanently delete your StreetBuzz account. When your account is deactivated, it is not viewable on StreetBuzz.co. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. Absent a separate arrangement between you and StreetBuzz to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public Buzzes, even after you have deleted the information from the StreetBuzz Services or deactivated your account.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: August 15, 2016