YetConnect may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below ("Personally Identifying Information"):
your name, email ID, mobile phone number, push notification name (if applicable), billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to YetConnect when choosing to participate in various uses of the YetConnect Service, such as registering as a user, login etc. In order to provide the YetConnect Service, YetConnect will periodically access your address book or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the details like mobile phone numbers of other YetConnect users ("in- network" numbers), or otherwise categorize other mobile phone numbers as "out-network" numbers, which are stored as one-way irreversibly hashed values.
- a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. YetConnect may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the YetConnect Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of and various status information. When you use the YetConnect Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.
YetConnect does not collect age, sex, marital status, address from its users' mobile address book or contact lists other than name, email ID, mobile phone numbers and vendor channel information user is interested in —the YetConnect mobile application will associate whatever name the YetConnect user has assigned to the mobile telephone number in his/her mobile address book or contact list — and this occurs dynamically on the mobile device itself and not on YetConnect's servers and is not transmitted to YetConnect. This means that if you have your friend's mobile phone number associated with the name "Shakespeare" in your mobile address book, that's the name that will appear for that mobile phone number in your YetConnect contact list. We do not collect location data, but users may voluntarily share their location with other users via the YetConnect Service.The contents of messages that have been delivered by the YetConnect Service are not copied, kept or archived by YetConnect in the normal course of business. The YetConnect Service is meant to be a broadcasting service of SMS replacement, using data service through a user's phone (either via cell network or wifi). Users can type their messages, which are sent via data service to our servers,and routed to the intended recipient (who must also be a YetConnect user), if that recipient is online. If the recipient is not online, the undelivered message is held in YetConnect's server until it can be delivered. If the message is undelivered for five (5) days, the undelivered message is deleted from our servers. Once a message has been delivered, it no longer resides on our servers. The contents of delivered messages are kept or retained by YetConnect — the records of the content of any delivered messages also reside directly on the sender's and recipient's mobile devices (and which may be deleted at the user's option). Notwithstanding the above, YetConnect may also retain date and time stamp information associated with successfully delivered messages and the mobile phone numbers involved in the messages, as well as any other information which YetConnect is legally compelled to collect. Files that are sent through the YetConnect Service will reside on our servers after delivery for a short period of time, but are deleted and stripped of any identifiable information within a short period of time in accordance with our general retention policies.
Other users of the YetConnect Service may see your data in a way that is consistent with the use of the YetConnect Service. For example, an Active status of user may be available to every user of the YetConnect Service who is member of the same group / channel. In other words: If another user is part of the same group/channel, they may be able see your status information.
We may use your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or as part of a specific program or feature for which you may not have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may also share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the YetConnect Service. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the YetConnect Site. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as Indian Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual's physical safety may be at risk or threatened. YetConnect also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that YetConnect believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the YetConnect Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of YetConnect, our users or others.
We are fans of advertising. YetConnect is currently not ad-free and we hope to keep it that way forever. We have intentions to introduce advertisement into the product to help users make choice of relevant products.
YetConnect uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards topreserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to YetConnect and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the YetConnect Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, YetConnect makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If YetConnect learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. YetConnect may post a notice on the YetConnect Site or through the YetConnect Service if a security breach occurs.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, YetConnect does not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information or non-personally-identifiable information on the YetConnect Site or YetConnect Service from persons under 16 years of age, and no part of the YetConnect Service is directed to or intended to be used by persons under 16. If you are under 16 years of age, then please do not use the YetConnect Service or access the YetConnect Site at any time or in any manner. If YetConnect learns that Personally Identifiable Information of persons under 16 years of age has been collected on the YetConnect Site or YetConnect Service, then YetConnect may deactivate the account and/or make the status submissions inaccessible. And always, think of the children!
In the event that YetConnect is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Date Created: This Privacy Notice was created on May 20th, 2014.