FRIENDED'S PRIVACY STATEMENT
Foundermark, Inc. (“Friended,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) has created this privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) in order to demonstrate our commitment to you, our user, (“You” or “Your”) regarding Your privacy with respect to information that You submit to Friended by or through the App or Services (defined below), whether You are a “Visitor” (which means that you simply explore the App (defined below)) or a “Member” of Friended (which means you have either registered with Friended and established an account). Visitors and Members are individually referred to as a “User,” and collectively, as “Users.”
Privacy on Friended (the “App”) is of great importance to us. Because we gather important information from our Users of the App and related services provided by Friended, including our mobile application (the “Services”), we have established this Privacy Statement as a means to communicate our information collection, use and dissemination practices. In order to access and use the App and/or Services, you must agree to our Terms of Service and any other Applicable terms. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Statement will have the meaning ascribed to them in the Terms of Service.
The focus of our App and Service is to let You answer questions, that connects you with like-minded people to chat with.
So we are clear on the terminology we use, “Personal Information” means contact information (e.g., your name, address, email address, and/or telephone number) and any other non-public information that is used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual, and any other non-public information that is associated with that information. “Anonymous Information” means information that is not used or intended to be used to personally identify an individual.
BY USING OUR APP OR SERVICES OR SUBMITTING PERSONAL INFORMATION THROUGH OUR APP OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND YOU EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ACCORDING TO THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE PROCESSED BY US IN THE COUNTRY WHERE IT WAS COLLECTED AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN THE LAWS IN YOUR COUNTRY.
The App and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain Personal Information from people we actually know are under 13 years of age, and no part of our the App or Services is designed to attract people under 18 years of age. If we later learn that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to prevent the user from utilizing the App and the Services.
In general, the Personal Information we gather enables us to provide the Services to you and helps us learn more about the use of the App and/or Services. We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily at registration and in the course of using the App and/or Services, including, but not exclusive to, when you are logged in, your friends and the questions you answer on the App. To use the Services you must create an “Account” by providing your name, email address, gender, age, location, additional preferences, a password, and potentially additional information. You may connect to the App or Services through Facebook, in which case we may collect that information from Facebook for the purposes of creating your Account and playing the App. When you communicate with us by sending us an email, we will collect and store any information that is contained in your communications with us.
When you register, we will create a profile for you that includes your first and last name and additional information, including, but not exclusive to, your gender, location, relationship status, your bio and a profile picture. If you registered through Facebook, we may use the information we collected about you from Facebook to pre-populate your Profile.
We will refer to all of the information contained in your Profile as your “Profile Information”. As your Profile Information is intended by you to be published on the App, your Profile Information will not be considered Personal Information under this Agreement, even if it contains Personal Information and we may use and disclose the Profile Information on the App without restriction. Some of your Profile Information may be provided by other Members.
If you access the Services from your mobile device, we will collect your unique device identifier, the application version you are using, and your event activity. Unless you are logged in, we will not associate this information with the Personal Information we note above.
If you choose to use our share, answer friend questions features, we will ask for your friends information. We will send your friend invites to the App.
Additionally, we may also enable advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing advertisements on the App. These advertisers and ad servers may use unique identifiers in order to monitor information related to served advertisements. Clicking on such advertisements will direct You to the App of a third-party and the advertiser. This Privacy Statement does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.
Our Relationship with Social Networking SitesWe have created and may offer You interfaces that allow You to connect with social networking sites such as Facebook (“SN Site”) through our App. We will work with the SN Site’s application protocol interface (better known as their developer API) in a way that allows You to authorize us to access Your account on that SN Sites on Your behalf. In order to provide this authorization, You will not provide us with Your user name or password to the SN Site, but You will need to log-in to that SN Site directly through our App. Once authorized by You, the SN Site will provide us a token that allows the SN Site to recognize us when we ask, on Your behalf, for access to Your account information or to post information. You will be able to revoke our access to any SN Site at any time by amending the appropriate settings from within Your account settings on the Applicable SN Site, though such revocation may limit the Services we are able to provide You.
USE OF INFORMATION
Personal and Profile Information
We will use your Personal Information to:
• Administer your Account;
• Provide you and other Members with Services and customer support;
• Target content to You or on Your behalf
• Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems;
• Improve the quality of the App and the Services; and
• Communicate with you about the App and the Services. We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.
We may send you communications via email about the App and Services. You can opt out of receiving certain communications from the App by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email or by emailing us at email@example.com. Please note that even if you unsubscribe or opt-out, we may still send you App and Service related communications (e.g., emails related to your Account).
We use Profile Information in all of the ways we use Personal Information.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
We may disclose certain Personal Information:
• To third party vendors who help us provide the Services or the App;
• To third parties to whom you ask us to send Personal Information (including other Members);
We provide Members who play the App with the opportunity to communicate with responding Members via chat. All such communication is directly through the Services, and we have access to this information as a result. Through this communication, another Member may request additional information from you. Such sharing of information is entirely your choice, and you share this information at your own discretion.
We may share your Profile Information publicly on the App. Please remember that this is a social App. You are welcome to share as much Profile Information as you think is necessary and appropriate. But please be aware than any Profile Information will be made available on your Profile, which may be available to other Members and/or Visitors (depending on your privacy settings).
We may disclose Anonymous Information without restriction.
RIGHTS OF CALIFORNIANS
As per The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
(1) The right of Californians to know what personal information is being collected about them.
(2) The right of Californians to know whether their personal information is sold or disclosed and to whom.
(3) The right of Californians to say no to the sale of personal information.
(4) The right of Californians to access their personal information.
(5) The right of Californians to equal service and price, even if they exercise their privacy rights.
If You provide feedback to us, we may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided we do not associate such feedback with Your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Accessing And Controlling Your Information.
Information Disclosed to Third Parties
The App or Services may contain links to other apps that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over, do not review and are not responsible for the privacy policies of or content displayed on such other apps. When you click on such a link, you will leave our App or Services and go to another app. During this process, another entity may collect Personal Information or Anonymous Information from you.
Request Personal Information Collected
To request what personal information of your is collected, please fill out this webform
Request Personal Information be Deleted
To request that your personal information be deleted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Policy was last revised: January 3, 2024