When you use these services, you’ll share some information with us. So we want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and the choices we give you to control, access, and update your information.
We also comply with the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield. As a result, we are subject to the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement powers.
Information We Collect
There are three basic categories of information we collect:
Information you choose to give us.
Information we get when you use our services.
Information we get from third parties.
Information You Choose to Give Us
When you interact with our products & services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, most of our services require you to set up a basic account, so we may need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username you’d like to go by, a password, an email address, and a phone number. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on our services, such as profile pictures, a name, or other useful identifying information. Other services, such as commerce products, may also require you to provide us with a debit or credit card number and its associated account information.
You may also provide us whatever information you send through the services, such as messages to your connections which can be saved or deleted through the app. Keep in mind that the users you send messages and any other content to can always save that content or copy it outside the app. We urge that you do not send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share, especially sensitive or confidential information.
When you contact customer support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect whatever information you volunteer.
Information We Get When You Use Our Services
When you use our services, we collect information about which of those product or services you’ve used and how you’ve used them. We might know, for instance, that you connected with an induvial and took notes about them. See below for the categories of information we collect when you use our services:
Usage Information. We collect information about your activity through our services. For example, we may collect information about:
how you interact with the services, such as which feature you use in-app, the growth of your network, interaction with products, and how much data you transfer.
which profiles you choose to set.
how you communicate with other users, such as their names, the time and date of your communications, the number of messages you exchange with your friends, which friends you exchange messages with the most, and your interactions with messages (such as when you open a message or capture a screenshot).
Content Information. We collect content you create on our services, such as custom profiles, and information about the content you create or provide, such as if the recipient has viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content.
Device Information. We collect information from and about the devices you use. For example, we collect:
information about your hardware and software, such as the hardware model, operating system version, device memory, advertising identifiers, unique application identifiers, apps installed, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, battery level, and time zone, type of Smart Business Card you engage with;
information from device sensors, such as NFC sensor, gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.
information about your wireless and mobile network connections, such as mobile phone number, service provider, and signal strength.
Device Phonebook. Because Quick Connections is all about communicating and connecting with individuals, we may—with your consent—collect information from your device’s phonebook.
Location Information. When you use our services we may collect information about your location, with your consent. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.
Log Information. We may also collect log information when you use our website. That information includes, among other things:
details about how you’ve used our services.
device information, such as your web browser type and language.
identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser.
pages you visited before or after navigating to our website.
Information We Collect from Third Parties
We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our services. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook—and you’re one of that user’s contacts—we may combine the information we collect from that user’s phonebook with other information we have collected about you.
How We Use Information
What do we do with the information we collect? To make a long story short. Provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we aim to improve the user experience. Here are some of the ways we do that:
develop, operate, improve, deliver, maintain, and protect our products and services.
send you communications, including by email. For example, we may use email to respond to support inquiries or to share information about our products, services, and promotional offers that we think may interest you.
monitor and analyze trends and usage.
personalize the services by, among other things, recommending profile personalities, recommending when to follow-up with connection
enhance the safety and security of our products and services.
verify your identity and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
use information we’ve collected from cookies and other technology to enhance the services and your experience with them.
enforce our Terms of Service and other usage policies.
We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster.
How We Share Information
We may share information about you in the following ways:
With other Socialites (Quick Connection users). We may share the following information with other Socialites:
information about you, such as your username and name.
information about how you have interacted with the services, such as your Socialite “strength of network,” and other information that will help Socialites understand your connections with others using the services.
any additional information you have consented for us to share.
With third parties. We may share your information with the following third parties:
With third parties for legal reasons. We may share information about you if we reasonably believe that disclosing the information is needed to:
comply with any valid legal process, governmental request, or applicable law, rule, or regulation.
investigate, remedy, or enforce potential Terms of Service violations.
protect the rights, property, and safety of us, our users, or others.
detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
With third parties as part of a merger or acquisition. If Quick Connections gets involved in a merger, asset sale, financing, liquidation or bankruptcy, or acquisition of all or some portion of our business to another company, we may share your information with that company before and after the transaction closes.
We may also share with third parties—such as advertisers—aggregated, non-personally identifiable, or de-identified information.
How Long We Keep Your Content
Until you deactivate your account. You should understand that users who see the content you provide can always save it using any number of techniques: screenshots, in-app functionality, or any other image-capture technology. It’s also possible, as with any digital information, that someone might be able to access messages forensically or find them in a device’s temporary storage. We may also retain certain information in backup for a limited period of time or as required by law.
Control over Your Information
We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with the following tools.
Access and Updates. We strive to let you access and update most of the personal information that we have about you. There are limits though to the requests we’ll accommodate. We may reject a request for a number of reasons, including, for example, that the request risks the privacy of other users, requires technical efforts that are disproportionate to the request, is repetitive, or is unlawful. You can access and update most of your basic account information right in the app by visiting the app’s Settings page.
Revoking Permissions. If you change your mind about our ongoing ability to collect information from certain sources that you have already consented to, such as your phonebook or location services, you can simply revoke your consent by changing the settings on your device if your device offers those options. Of course, if you do that, certain services may lose full functionality.
Our services are not intended for—and we don’t direct them to—anyone under 13. And that’s why we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13.