PRIVACY PRACTICES FOR THE APPLICATION
What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?
We collect personal information about you in various ways. We may also get information from other sources and may combine it with information we collect about you. Personal information includes information that is used to identify you, and does not include aggregate or anonymous information.
With your consent, in addition to information collected by the application as described, we also collect certain information from users, including location information, data connection status and success/failure of connection. This information does not identify you personally and may be used to improve our services and for network analysis.
User Provided Information – The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and use the Application. In addition to your Twitter account handle, which is required for the functionality of the application, we may ask that you provide: (a) your name, email address, age, user name, password and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you make purchases, respond to any offers, or download or use applications from us; (c) information you provide us when you contact us for help; and (d) information you enter into our system when using the Application, such as contact information. We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.
Automatically Collected Information - In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, such as: the type of mobile device you use, mobile device identifiers, such as the resettable advertising identifier assigned to your device, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, Wi-Fi mac address in your area, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application. See "Automatic Data Collection and Advertising" section for examples.
Does the Application collect precise real time location information of the device?
Yes. This application does collect information about the location of your device. We collect location information using network triangulation and Wi-Fi IP address to determine your general device location.
We use your location information to allow you to geographically encode your tweets so other TweetCaster and Twitter users know where you are tweeting from, display to you other TweetCaster users who are tweeting nearby, and, in the case of free, ad-supported versions of the application, to provide pertinent localized advertising to you within the application. Paid "Pro" versions of this application do not contain advertising and will not use your location data in this manner.
You may choose to not include a location for individual tweets by tapping the location icon in the tweet dialog.
We also may collect location information and other diagnostic information through the Application for network analytics and troubleshooting purposes. This data is not associated with personally identifiable information. We may share this data with service providers and affiliates.
You may at any time opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by;
- turning off location services for TweetCaster from the Location Services setting in Settings on your iPhone or iPad;
- deactivating the Location setting in Settings on your Android device;
- deleting the application from your device.
Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?
Yes. We will share your information with third parties generally in the ways that are described in this privacy statement. We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:
- as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;
- when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
- with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.
- to third party advertising networks and analytics companies as described below under the Section entitled Automatic Data Collection and Advertising.
- With affiliated companies.
Automatic Data Collection and Advertising
We may use tools or third party analytical software to collect and use certain non-personal data that does not enable us to identify you. The types of non-personal data we may collect and use include, but are not limited to: (i) mobile device identifiers, such as the resettable advertising identifier assigned to your device; (ii) mobile device type and device properties; (iii) mobile device software platform and firmware; (iv) mobile phone carrier; (v) geographical data; and (vi) other non-personal data as reasonably required by us to enhance our services.
We reserve the right to use and disclose the collected non-personal data in an anonymized and obfuscated way for purposes of advertisement by us or our partners. We do not pass any personally identifiable information to ad networks or advertisers.
We may work with analytics companies to help us understand how the Application is being used, such as the frequency and duration of usage. We also work with advertisers and third party advertising companies that collect information about how you interact with advertising and content provided in the Application, which helps us keep the cost of the Application FREE. Advertisers and advertising companies use some of the information collected by the Application, including the advertising identifier assigned to your mobile device to serve advertisements that are targeted to your interests in the Application. These third parties may also obtain anonymous information about other applications you've downloaded to your mobile device, the mobile websites and applications you visit, and your location in order to help analyze user behavior and serve targeted advertising on the Application and on other applications and websites. To learn how to opt out of the use of information collected from this Application for targeted advertising purposes, please see the “Managing Your Information” section of this policy. If you have allowed us to collect information about your location, we may share it with our ad network partners in order to tailor the ads we display. The paid "Pro" versions of this app do not contain advertising and will not use your data in this way. The advertising SDK (software development kit) will still collect the information but will not use it to serve you targeted advertisements. If you have questions or concerns about this, please contact email@example.com.
If you'd like to opt-out from third party use of this type of information to help serve targeted advertising, please visit the section entitled "Managing Your Information " below.
Managing Your Information
You may at any time opt-out from further allowing us to have access to your location data by
- turning off location services for TweetCaster from the Location Services setting in Settings on your iPhone or iPad; or
- deactivating Location in Settings on your Android device.
To opt out of the use of information collected by our advertising partners across different applications to serve ads that are targeted to your interests, please consult the settings available on your device (“Opt out of interest-based ads” on your Android device or “Limit Ad Tracking” on your iPhone or iPad). To learn more about interest-based advertising based on web browsing activity and to opt out of advertising based on your web browsing activities by companies that participate in the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit aboutads.info.
You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.
In the event you have uninstalled the Application and want us to stop using your User Provided Information, please submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to your request in a reasonable period of time. We only retain User Provided Information as described in our Retention Policy below.
Personal information about you may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, or sale of company assets. In the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, personal information may also be transferred as a business asset.
We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.
We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.
Data Retention Policy
We will retain User Provided data for as long as you use the Application and for a reasonable time thereafter. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 12 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you'd like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.