Last Updated: Aug 5, 2019
Your privacy is our prime concern. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, and we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
Any sensitive information that you provide will be secured with all industry standard protocols and technology.
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected by HoozAround
- How the information is used.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- How you can access and change your account information.
- What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by HoozAround.
- How to contact us.
In order to become a HoozAround user, you must first register and create an account via the HoozAround mobile application (“App”). To create an account you are required to login using an existing Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn account, or create a new Account without existing profile data. During this registration process HoozAround will request and store your name, email address, country, telephone contact, and current company name and role and any other information that you input during the signup process. HoozAround will also request that you manually provide a brief summary of your company, and a few ways to describe yourself and/or your business (industry types, skill sets, and more).
Once a user, you may provide additional information to your account including various ways people may contact you including phone, Google+, Skype and more. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better promote your business and find new opportunities within HoozAround. It is the choice of the user to include sensitive information in their profile and to make that sensitive information public. Please do not post or add personal data to your profile that you would not want to be publicly available.
Users have the choice to opt-in to “sharing” their email contact details with other HoozAround users at any time. This option can be found in the Settings section of the App.
The data that you provide we keep until you delete your account. You have the ability to close your account any time you wish or request us to close/delete it for you. We offer users the ability to edit/modify/delete all the data that is in our system. You can ask us to stop using any and all personal data. Additionally, you may request a copy of all your personal data that you have provided us to build your profile.
We operate throughout the world and in some countries user rights are not us protective as the ones we follow or the laws of your country.
We only process data that is lawfully provided consent by you. You may at any time request to withdraw your consent and we will delete all data associated with your account. If you have any questions you many contact us at email@example.com or contact our Data Protection Officer.
Information about your Contacts
In order for you to be able to invite other people to join HoozAround, your device’s list of contacts is made available to you in the Contacts section of the App. None of the information regarding your contacts is not stored by HoozAround (neither locally nor on our servers) and is only temporarily displayed for use within the App during its operation. After sending these invitations, we may also remind your invitees of your invitation on your behalf.
We make other tools available to sync information with HoozAround and may also develop additional features that allow users to use their account in conjunction with other third-party services.
If you grant HoozAround permission to access your email, they will access and may store some of your email information. Our products that sync with external email services may also temporarily cache message content for performance reasons, in a way that is unreadable by us and our service providers.
Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the HoozAround web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave HoozAround. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyze overall trends to help us improve the HoozAround service. The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is never shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.
We may allow other companies (although not presently), called ad networks, to serve advertisements to HoozAround users. Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms. HoozAround may “target” some ads to users that fit a certain general profile - for example, “web designers looking for accountants” These ads may also be promoted within emails sent to each user. We may use this data with our advertising customers - which would enable us to provide more relevant data, based on interests, aggregate data to of activity, understand visitor engagement on the site, defend against fraud or other malicious activity, and improve our service.
Mobile Device and Location Services
In order to provide the App’s core service of helping you to meet face-to-face with other users that are currently in a nearby proximity, the App continuously needs to gather information on your real-time location. Information may include IP address, proxy server, operating system, web browser and add-ons, device identifiers, ISP, mobile carriers, and bluetooth identification. When logging into the App, we may ask you to enable GPS and Bluetooth services on your device, if they are not already enabled.
Children are not eligible to use our service and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) do not submit any personal information to us or use the service.
HoozAround is a lead generation tool designed to bring professionals together in a more intelligent way. The personally identifiable information you choose to provide on your account is used to help you describe yourself and your company to others. Other information, that does not personally identify you as an individual, is collected by HoozAround, Inc. from the site (such as, by way of example, patterns of utilisation) and is exclusively owned by HoozAround. This information can be utilised by HoozAround at its sole discretion.
HoozAround may communicate with you through email, direct mail, telephone, mobile phone, IM, desktop and mobile notifications and text messages (SMS). These may include a series of promotional and informative emails regarding new features and services provided by HoozAround as well as notifications to alert you of new business opportunities with other members. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from HoozAround related to the proper functioning of your account, such as email notices when another user requests to connect with you. HoozAround may send you promotional information at any time unless you opt out of all communication via account settings.
Information you provide at registration or in your My Profile section is also used to customise your experience on the App.
Additionally, many users upload third-party logos to their profiles. HoozAround neither endorses nor is affiliated with most of these third-party companies. In most cases, HoozAround is not affiliated with these companies. If a company feels the logo placed on a profile is in violation of their trademark guidelines, they should contact the profile owner and/or contact HoozAround directly to have the logo removed.
Sharing Information With Third Parties
HoozAround takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will only share your personally identifiable with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill users for subscription fees. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information except to provide these services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.
HoozAround will also share portions of your contact information (no email or phone) with other members who we have determined to be a good match. The focus of our App is to connect people more intelligently and efficiently. Simply put, if you do not wish to have your contact information shared with other users, you should not sign-up for HoozAround.
We may provide aggregated data about the usage of our services to third-parties for such purposes as we deem, in our sole discretion, to be appropriate. We may segment our users by role (i.e. product managers, vice presidents), industry, geographic location, company. If you would like to be excluded from the aggregated research or products based upon aggregated data about our users' activities on the site, please email customer service.
We may need to share your information with law enforcement when deemed necessary. This would be done to protect the community from potentially malicious users.
Partnering with Other Organizations to Offer Combined Services
HoozAround may partner with other services to give you the combined results of both services. Whenever we offer such combined services it will be your choice to make use of the combined services or not. If you consent then any data provided will be controlled by the other service and used by them at their discretion until deleted or updated.
Communications Between Users
HoozAround provides the User with a platform on which to establish contact with other users, and only provides those technical applications that allow users to contact one another. With regards to content, HoozAround does not take part in any communication between users. If users enter into agreements with one another over the HoozAround website, HoozAround shall not be a contracting party to these agreements. The users alone are responsible for the execution and/or fulfillment of agreements in which they enter with one another. HoozAround shall not be held liable if users are unable to contact one another through the App regarding such agreements. Furthermore, HoozAround shall not be liable for breaches of duty in relation to agreements entered into between users.
Point and Rating System
HoozAround may decide to use a verification / rating system (both public and private) to understand our users AND provide the overall community with an understanding of the quality of the users on the network. You may be awarded credits/badges based upon your status within the system (PRO Member, etc ...) and/or your use of the system. HoozAround may adjust your credit balance or rating, change system credit values or modify the credit and rating system at any time at its discretion. Credits have no monetary value and are not redeemable.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
Accessing and Changing Your Account Information
In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on HoozAround is password-protected.
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