Privacy Policy

Last Modified: June 10, 2017

Themosted is a fascinating way to share opinions, knowledge, passions and ideas with friends and communities around you. You can share news, start conversations, immerse yourself in global discussions, join events, or start your own movements.

 

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.

 

That’s why we’ve written this Privacy Policy. And it’s why we’ve tried to write it in a way that’s blissfully free of the legalese that often clouds these documents.

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.

Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.

Information You Choose to Give Us

When you interact with our 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 Themosted account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username, a password, an email address, and your date of birth. 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.

 

Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you send through the services, such as links, conversations, comments, event descriptions or chats with other people. Keep in mind that the users you chat with can always save that content or copy it outside the app. So, the same common sense that applies to the internet at large applies to Themosted as well: Don’t send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.

 

It probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: When you contact us 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 services you’ve used and how you’ve used them. We might know, for instance, that you read a particular news story for a certain period of time, joined a specific event, and posted a few links at a certain time. Here’s a fuller explanation of the types 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 what news your chose to read, or which search queries you submit.

 

  • – how you communicate with other users, such as their names, the time and date of your communications, the number of comments you exchange, which friends you exchange messages with the most, and your interactions with other people when reading news.

  • Content Information.

    We collect information about the content you provide, such as the type of news you post and the source.

  • Device Information.

    We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).

  • Location Information.

    When you use our services we may collect information about your location. 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.

  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies.

    Like most online services and mobile applications, we may use cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons, web storage, and unique advertising identifiers, to collect information about your activity, browser, and device. We may also use these technologies to collect information when you interact with services we offer through one of our partners, such as commerce features. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually remove or reject browser cookies through the settings on your browser or device. Keep in mind, though, that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our services.

  • Log Information.

    We 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.

    • – access times.

    • – pages viewed.

    • – IP address.

    • – 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 Facebook friends list—and you’re one of that user’s friends—we may combine the information we collect from that user’s friend list with other information we have collected about you.

How We Use Information

What do we do with the information we collect? The short answer is: Provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve. 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, suggesting friends or profile information, or customizing the content we show you, including ads.

  • improve ad targeting and measurement, including through the use of your precise location data (again, if you’ve consented to us collecting that data).

  • 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 users.

    We may share the following information with other users:

    • information about you, such as your username, name, and Bitmoji.

    • information about how you have interacted with the services, such as the number of followers and following users, the names of users you follow or follow you, and other information that will help other users understand your connections with others using the services.

    • content you post will be shared with other users; how widely your content is shared depends on your personal settings and the type of service you are using. For example, an event may be created as “invite-only”.

  • With all users, our business partners, and the general public

    We may share the following information with all users as well as with our business partners and the general public:

    • public information like your name, username and profile picture.

  • 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 Themosted gets involved in a merger, ass et 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.

Third-Party Content and Integrations

The services may also contain third-party links and search results, include third-party integrations, or offer a co-branded or third-party-branded service. Through these links, third-party integrations, and co-branded or third-party-branded services, you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how those third parties collect or use your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our services.

Analytics and Advertising Services Provided by Others

We may let other companies use cookies, web beacons, and similar tracking technologies on our services. These companies may collect information about how you use our services and other websites and online services over time and across different services. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand your online activity.

How Long We Keep Your Content

We will keep your content for as long as you chose to have it in your activity wall. You should also 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.

 

Finally, 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. If you need to access, update, or delete other personal information that we may have, you can contact us. Because your privacy is important to us, we may ask you to verify your identity or provide additional information before we let you access or update your personal information.

  • 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 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.

  • Account Deletion.

    While we hope you’ll remain a lifelong Themosted user, if for some reason you ever want to delete your account, you can do that from the Settings page in the app. If you ask to delete your account, you will have up to 30 days to restore your account before we delete your information from our servers. During this period, your account will not be visible to other users.

  • Communicating with other users.

    It’s also important to us that you stay in control over whom you communicate with. That’s why we’ve built a number of tools in Settings that let you indicate, among other things, who you want to see your activity, whether you’d like to receive messages from followers or all users, and whether you’d like to block another user from contacting you again.

  • Users Outside Spain

    Although we welcome users from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our services, we may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in Spain.

  • Children

    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.

  • Revisions to the Privacy Policy

    We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. But when we do, we’ll let you know one way or another. Sometimes, we’ll let you know by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy that’s available on our website and mobile application. Other times, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites’ homepages or providing you with an in-app notification).