Privacy Policy

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy is part of YetConnect's Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including personally identifying information, obtained by YetConnect, including information obtained when you access the YetConnect's Site, use the YetConnect Service or any other software provided by YetConnect.This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that YetConnect does not own or control, or to individuals whom YetConnect does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which YetConnect may disclose user information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

The Information YetConnect Collects

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"):

User Provided Information: You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as

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.

Cookies Information: When you visit the YetConnect Site, we may send one or more cookies

- 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.

Log File Information: When you use the YetConnect Site, our servers automatically record

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.

The Information YetConnect Does Not Collect

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.

The Way YetConnect Uses Information

If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through the YetConnect Site, or YetConnect Service, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the YetConnect Site and YetConnect Service. In particular, your emaild ID and phone number is essential to your use of the YetConnect Service and will be retained. Any billing information that may be collected from you will be deleted thirty (30) days after the termination of your account with YetConnect. Any Personally Identifiable Information or status content that you voluntarily disclose on the YetConnect Service becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by other users of the YetConnect Service. Your name (as it is saved in YetConnect or other user's mobile phone address book or contact list) may be displayed to other users when you use YetConnect Service and other users may contact you through the YetConnect Service. We may use your mobile phone number and/or other Personally Identifiable Information to send commercial or marketing messages 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, use your mobile phone number (or email address) without further consent for administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major YetConnect Site or YetConnect Service changes or for customer service purposes). We may use both your Personally Identifiable Information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the YetConnect Site and YetConnect Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. Hopefully we improve the YetConnect Site and Service and don't make it worse. We may use cookies and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the YetConnect Service or YetConnect Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (d) track your entries, submissions, views and such.

When YetConnect Discloses Information

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.

Your Choices

If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, please delete your account, uninstall the YetConnect mobile application and discontinue use of the YetConnect Service; your continued usage of the YetConnect Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as SMS authentication in certain cases) to verify your identity before registering your mobile phone number and granting you access to the YetConnect Service. Please contact YetConnect via email to support at YetConnect.com or available web forms with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

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.

Our Commitment To Data Security

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.

Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy

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!

Special Note to International Users

The YetConnect Site and Service are hosted in India and are intended for and directed to users in India. If you are a user accessing the YetConnect Site and Service from the European Union, U.S., Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from Indian laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the YetConnect Site and Service, which are governed by Indian law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to India and you expressly consent to that transfer and consent to be governed by Indian law for these purposes.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

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.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the YetConnect Site and YetConnect Service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any amendments.

Date Created: This Privacy Notice was created on May 20th, 2014.