Privacy Policy

Circle For Roommates Privacy Policy

 

Revised: 7/10/2019

Your information privacy is extremely important to us.  We have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, protect, and disclose information and data when you use the Circle for Roommates website (“Site”) and any Circle for Roommates mobile application and other services offered by Circle for Roommates, LLC. (“Services”).  This Privacy Policy also explains your choices for managing your information preferences, including opting out of certain uses of your Personal Information (defined below).  This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the Site and Services.  The Site and Services are provided by Circle for Roommates, LLC (“Company” “we” “our” “us”).

 

BY USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY.  PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.  

 
Managing Your Information Preferences

You can review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information and delete your account altogether by changing the relevant settings in your account.  Some of the Personal Information we collect is provided by other services, such as social media services, as described in the “Information We Collect” Section below.  To change or delete some of that information, you may need to do so through your account with the social media provider.  You can opt out of receiving certain e-mails from us by following the opt out instructions included in certain e-mails we send.  You are able to opt out of receiving marketing e-mails from us, however, you cannot opt out of receiving all e-mails from us, such as e-mails about the status of your account.  If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at eric.d.saleh@gmail.com.

 
Information We Collect

 

Personal Information

 

We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, location via the global positioning system (GPS) contained in your device (where applicable), phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail, age, and other personally identifiable information, which you may choose to provide us with or that you may choose to include in your profile (“Personal Information”).  You may be asked to provide us with Personal Information when you register with the Site or use any of our Services, and at other times.  We may also receive Personal Information and other information, including your photographs, age, interests, educational background, list of friends, and your friends’ lists of friends from social media websites and services if you choose to connect another social media account to your profile on the Site or Services.  Through this and other refer-a-friend services that we offer, we may receive information about you from your friends on and off of social media.  

 

Usage Data and Site Activity

 

We automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site (“Usage Data”).  For example, each time you use the Site we may automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site.  We use this information to help us understand how people use the Site and Services, and to enhance the services we offer.  

 

Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers

 

We use cookies (a small text file placed on your computer to identify your computer and web browser) and may use anonymous identifiers (a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie).  We use cookies and other anonymous identifiers to analyze use of and improve the Site and Services and as described in the Advertising and Online Tracking Section of this Privacy Policy.  We do not use cookies to collect Personal Information.  Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.  You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however, certain features of the Site or Services may not work if you delete or disable cookies.  Some of our Service Providers (defined below) may use their own cookies, anonymous identifiers, or other tracking technology in connection with the services they perform on our behalf.

 

We use Google Analytics on the Site and Services to collect Usage Data, to analyze how users use the Site and Services.  For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.

 

How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally

We use Personal Information for internal purposes, such as to provide you with the Site and Services, including to send you alerts about your account, to improve the Site and Services, to notify you of new products or services, and to otherwise communicate with you about our Company.  We may also use your Personal Information to provide more relevant search results from the search functions of the Site and the Services.  We will not disclose Personal Information to third parties that are neither users of the Site or Services nor Service Providers (“Third Parties”), including for their direct marketing purposes, without your consent, except as explained in this Privacy Policy or in the Terms of Service.  Nonetheless, we may disclose to Third Parties, certain Personal Information and Usage Data as long as it is in an anonymous and/or aggregated form.  

 

Information You Make Available to Others

 

By using the Site or the Services you may make certain of your Personal Information available to others, including your GPS location.  The information you choose to share by engaging with the Site or Services and with other users through your profile will be made available to other users of the Site and Services in order to allow you to connect and interact with other users and to match with other users.  You can control and edit the information you include in your profile and that you make public to other users.  When you ask us to invite a friend to join the Site and Services, we will send them messages on your behalf using your name and other Personal Information you wish to disclose.

 

Service Providers

 

From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”).  For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions.  We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf.  Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.  Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.

 

Other Transfers

 

We may share Personal Information and Usage Data with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with our Company.  If our Company is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information and Usage Data in connection with such transaction.  You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if, in our discretion, it will result in the handling of your Personal Information in a way that differs materially from this Privacy Policy.

 

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law.  We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of our company or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

 
Be Careful When You Share Information with Others

Please be aware that whenever you share information through your profile and on any public area of the Site or Services, that information may be accessed by others, including without limitation, your GPS location.  In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others.  This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.

 

Security

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us.  However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk.

 

Links

Our Site and Services may contain links to other websites or allow others to send you such links.  A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it.  We do not exercise control over third-party websites.  You access such third-party websites or content at your own risk.  You should always read the privacy policy of a third-party website before providing any information to the website.

 

Children’s Privacy

The Site and Services are intended for users who are 13 years old or older.  We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.  If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.  California users under the age of 18 may request the removal of their content or information publicly posted on the Site or Services by e-mailing us at support@circleapp.io.  Please note that most of the user content that appears on our Site or Services is stored and controlled by Service Providers; thus, complete and comprehensive removal of the content may not be possible.

 

Processing in the United States  

The Site and Services are primarily intended for residents of the United States.  Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country.  If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States.  The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location.  By using the Site or Services, you are agreeing to the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.

 

Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site.  Those changes will go into effect on the “Revised” date shown in the revised Privacy Policy.  By continuing to use the Site or Services, you are consenting to the revised Privacy Policy.

 

PLEASE PRINT A COPY OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOR YOU RECORDS AND PLEASE CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY FOR ANY CHANGES.

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