Privacy Policy

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU At Kissaapp, your privacy is a top priority. Your privacy is at the core of the way we design and build the services and products you know and love, so that you can fully trust them and focus on building meaningful connections. We cherish that you put your trust on us when you provide us with your information, and we do not take this lightly. We do not compromise with your privacy. We design all our products and services with your privacy in mind. We involve experts from various fields, including legal, security, engineering, product design and others to make sure that no decision is taken without respect to your privacy. Our intention to be transparent the way we process your information. Because we understand that insufficient information and overly complicated language are common issues in privacy policies. We take the alternative approach: we have written our Privacy Policy and related documents in plain language. We urge you to go through our policies and acknowledge our privacy practices! We work hard to keep your information confidential. We have team’s stalwart to keep your data safe and secure. We constantly update our security practices and invest in our security efforts to enhance the safety of your information. PRIVACY POLICY Welcome to Kissaapp’s Privacy Policy. We take this pleasure to thank you for giving time to read this. We appreciate that you trust us in handling your information and we intend to always keep that trust. This starts with making sure you understand the information we collect, why we collect it, how it is used and your choices regarding your information. This Policy describes our privacy practices in simplest form, keeping legal and technical terms to a minimum. This Privacy Policy applies beginning 21/10/2020. EFFECTIVE DATE: WHO WE ARE WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES INFORMATION WE COLLECT COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES HOW WE USE INFORMATION HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS YOUR RIGHTS RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION CHILDREN’S PRIVACY PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES HOW TO CONTACT US WHO WE ARE The company responsible for your information is: Privacy Officer Your Address WHERE THIS PRIVACY POLICY APPLIES This Privacy Policy applies to apps, events and other services operated by Company Name. For simplicity, we refer to all of these as our “services” in this Privacy Policy. To make it clear, we’ve added links to this Privacy Policy on all applicable services. INFORMATION WE COLLECT It will be difficult to help you in developing meaningful connections without taking some information about you, such as basic profile details and the types of people you’d like to meet. We also collect information generated as you use our services, for example access logs, as well as information from third parties, like when you access our services through a social media account. If you want additional info, we go into more detail below. Information you give us You choose to give us certain information when using our services. This includes: o When you create an account, you provide us with at least your login credentials, as well as some basic details necessary for the service to work, such as your gender and date of birth. o When you complete your profile, you can share with us additional information, such as details on your personality, Date of Birth, Gender, Profession, lifestyle, interests, Education, Eating habits, drinking habit, pet loving nature, reason for connections and other details about you, as well as content such as photos and videos. To add certain content, like pictures or videos, you may allow us to access your camera or photo album. Some of the information you choose to provide us may be considered “special” or “sensitive” in certain jurisdictions. By choosing to provide this information, you consent to our processing of that information. o When you choose to participate in our promotions, events, or contests, we collect the information that you use to register or enter. o If you contact our customer care team, we collect the information you give us during the interaction. Sometimes, we monitor or record these interactions for training purposes and to ensure a high quality of service. o We also process your chats with other users as well as the content you publish, as part of the operation of the services. Information we receive from others In addition to the information you provide us directly, we receive information about you from others, including: o Other Users Other users may provide information about you as they use our services. For instance, we may collect information about you from other users if they contact us about you. Information collected when you use our services When you use our services, we collect information about which features you’ve used, how you’ve used them and the devices you use to access our services. See below for more details: o Usage Information We collect information about your activity on our services, for instance how you use them (e.g., date and time you logged in, features you’ve been using and how you interact with other users (e.g., users you connect and interact with, time and date of your exchanges, number of messages you send and receive). o Device information We collect information from and about the device(s) you use to access our services, including: o hardware and software information such as IP address, device ID and type, device-specific and apps settings and characteristics, app crashes, advertising IDs, browser type, version and language, operating system, time zones, identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser (e.g., IMEI/UDID and MAC address); and o information on your wireless and mobile network connection, like your service provider and signal strength. o Other information with your consent If you give us permission, we will be able to collect your precise geolocation (latitude and longitude) in order to offer you features that make use of it. Such geolocation is collected through various means, depending on the service and device you are using, including GPS, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections. If you decline permission for us to collect your geolocation, we will not collect it. Similarly, if you consent, we may collect your photos and videos (for instance, if you want to publish a photo, video). COOKIES AND OTHER SIMILAR DATA COLLECTION TECHNOLOGIES We use and may allow others to use cookies and similar technologies (e.g., web beacons, pixels) to recognize you and/or your device(s). We use cookies for activities like authenticating you, remembering your preferences and settings, analysing site traffic and trends, delivering and measuring the effectiveness of advertising campaigns, allowing you to use social features and how you can better control their use, through your browser settings and other tools. HOW WE USE INFORMATION The main reason that we use your information is just to deliver and improve our services. Additionally, we use your info to help, keep you safe and to provide you with advertising which maybe you interested in. Read on for a more detailed explanation of the various reasons we use your information. To administer your account and provide our services to you • Create and manage your account • Provide you with customer support and respond to your requests • Communicate with you about our services • To help you connect with other users • Analyse your profile and usage behaviour and that of other users to recommend significant connections. • Show users’ profiles to one another • To ensure a consistent experience across your devices • To serve you relevant offers and ads • Develop, display and track content and advertising tailored to your interests on our services and other sites • Communicate with you by email, phone, social media or mobile device about products or services that we think may interest you • To improve our services and develop new ones • Conduct research and analysis of users’ behaviour to improve our services and content (for instance, we may decide to change the look and feel or even substantially modify a given feature based on users’ behaviour) • Develop new features and services (for example, we may decide to build a new interests-based feature further to requests received from users) • To prevent, detect and fight fraud or other illegal or unauthorized activities • Address ongoing or alleged misbehaviour on and off-platform • Perform data analysis to better understand and design countermeasures against these activities • Retain data related to fraudulent activities to prevent against recurrences • To ensure legal compliance • Comply with legal requirements • Assist law enforcement • Enforce or exercise our rights, for example our Terms To process your information as described above, we rely on the following legal bases: • Provide our service to you: Most of the time, the reason we process your information is just to perform the contract that you have with us. For instance, as you go about using our service to build meaningful connections, we use your information to maintain your account and your profile, to make it viewable to other users and recommend other users to you. • Legitimate interests: We may use your information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For instance, we analyse users’ behaviour on our services to continuously improve our offerings, we suggest offers we think might interest you, and we process information for administrative, fraud detection and other legal purposes. • Consent: From time to time, we may ask for your consent to use your information for certain specific reasons. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at the address provided at the end of this Privacy Policy. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION Since our goal is to help you make meaningful connections, the main sharing of users’ information is, of course, with other people, as per your privacy settings. We also share some users’ information with service providers and partners who assist us in operating the services, in some cases, legal authorities. Read on for more details about how your information is shared with others. • With other people We share your information with other people as per your privacy settings (and in the case of any sharing features available on Company Name, the individuals or apps with whom you may choose to share your information with) when you voluntarily disclose information on the service (including your public profile). Please be careful with your information and make sure that the you are comfortable being publicly viewable to the contents you share since neither you nor we can control what others do with your information once you share it. If you choose to limit the audience for all or part of your profile or for certain content or information about you, then it will be visible according to your settings. • With our service providers and partners We use third parties to help us operate and improve our services. These third parties assist us with various tasks, including data hosting and maintenance, analytics, customer care, marketing, advertising, payment processing and security operations. We may also share information with partners who distribute and assist us in advertising our services. We follow a strict vetting process prior to engaging any service provider or working with any partner. All of our service providers and partners must agree to strict confidentiality obligations. • For corporate transactions We may transfer your information if we are involved, whether in whole or in part, in a merger, sale, acquisition, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, bankruptcy or other change of ownership or control. • When required by law We may disclose your information if reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with a legal process, such as a court order, subpoena or search warrant, government / law enforcement investigation or other legal requirements; (ii) to assist in the prevention or detection of crime (subject in each case to applicable law); or (iii) to protect the safety of any person. • To enforce legal rights We may also share information: (i) if disclosure would mitigate our liability in an actual or threatened lawsuit; (ii) as necessary to protect our legal rights and legal rights of our users, business partners or other interested parties; (iii) to enforce our agreements with you; and (iv) to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing. • With your consent or at your request We may ask for your consent to share your information with third parties. In any such case, we will make it clear why we want to share the information. We may use and share non-personal information (meaning information that, by itself, does not identify who you are such as device information, general demographics, general behavioural data, geolocation in de-identified form), as well as personal information in hashed, non-human readable form, under any of the above circumstances other third parties (notably advertisers) to develop and deliver targeted advertising on our services and on websites or applications of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine this information with additional non-personal information or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form collected from other sources. More information on our use of cookies and similar technologies can be found in our Cookie Policy. CROSS-BORDER DATA TRANSFERS Sharing of information laid out sometimes involves cross-border data transfers, for instance to the United States of America and other jurisdictions. As an example, where the service allows for users to be located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), their personal information is transferred to countries outside of the EEA. We use standard contract clauses approved by the European Commission or other suitable safeguard to permit data transfers from the EEA to other countries. Standard contractual clauses are commitments between companies transferring personal data, binding them to protect the privacy and security of your data. YOUR RIGHTS We want you to be in control of your information, so we have provided you with the following tools: • Access / Update tools in the service. Tools and account settings that help you to access, rectify or delete information that you provided to us and that’s associated with your account directly within the service. If you have any question on those tools and settings, please contact our customer care team for help here. • Device permissions. Mobile platforms have permission systems for specific types of device data and notifications, such as phone book and location services as well as push notifications. You can change your settings on your device to either consent or oppose the collection of the corresponding information or the display of the corresponding notifications. Of course, if you do that, certain services may lose full functionality. • Deletion. You can delete your account by using the corresponding functionality directly on the service. We want you to be aware of your privacy rights. Here are a few key points to remember: • Reviewing your information. Applicable privacy laws may give you the right to review the personal information we keep about you (depending on the jurisdiction, this may be called right of access, right of portability or variations of those terms). You can request a copy of your personal information by putting in such a request here. • Updating your information. If you believe that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion or object to its processing, please contact us. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests. Keep in mind, we may reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is illegal or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user. If you wish to receive information relating to another user, such as a copy of any messages you received from him or her through our service, the other user will have to contact our Privacy Officer to provide their written consent before the information is released. Also, we may not be able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of personal information, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our service to you anymore. For instance, we cannot provide our service if we do not have your date of birth. • Uninstall. You can stop all information collection by an app by uninstalling it using the standard uninstall process for your device. If you uninstall the app from your mobile device, the unique identifier associated with your device will continue to be stored. If you re-install the application on the same mobile device, we will be able to re-associate this identifier to your previous transactions and activities. • Accountability. In certain countries, including in the European Union, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal information. The data protection authority you can lodge a complaint with notably may be that of your habitual residence, where you work or where we are established. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION We work hard to protect you from unauthorized access to or alteration, disclosure, or destruction of your personal information. As with all technology companies, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information will always remain secure. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks and regularly review our information collection, storage, and processing practices to update our physical, technical, and organizational security measures. We may suspend your use of all or part of the services without notice if we suspect or detect any breach of security. If you believe that your account or information is no longer secure, please notify us immediately here. HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR INFORMATION We keep your personal information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes (as laid out before and as permitted by applicable law). In practice, we delete or anonymize your information upon deletion of your account, unless: we must keep it to comply with applicable law; we must keep it to evidence our compliance with applicable law; there is an outstanding or potential issue, claim or dispute requiring us to keep the relevant information until it is resolved; or the information is kept for our legitimate business interests, such as fraud prevention and enhancing users' safety and security. For example, information may need to be kept preventing a user who was banned for unsafe behavior or security incidents from opening a new account. Keep in mind that even though our systems are designed to carry out data deletion processes according to the above guidelines, we cannot promise that all data will be deleted within a specific timeframe due to technical constraints. CHILDREN’S PRIVACY Our services are restricted to users who are 18 years of age or older. We do not permit users under the age of 18 on our platform and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you suspect that a user is under the age of 18, please use the reporting mechanism available through the service. PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES Because we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to help you build meaningful connections, this policy may change over time. We will notify you before any material changes take effect so that you have time to review the changes.