Last modified: September 9, 2017
There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by connecting your Google or Facebook Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to us so whether you are new or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions contact us.
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful, the people who matter most to you online, or which YouTube videos you might like.
We collect information in the following ways:
Google sign-up or Facebook sign up. By signing up either of the accounts with our app we collect your information from here.
We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you watch a video on YouTube, visit a website that uses our advertising services, or view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).
When you use our services or view content provided by Google or Facebook, we automatically collect certain information in server logs. This includes:
For example, if you frequently visit websites and blogs about gardening that show our ads, you may start to see ads related to this interest as you browse the web.
This includes information like your usage data and preferences, Gmail messages, G+ profile, photos, videos, browsing history, map searches, docs, or other Google-hosted content. For Facebook, profile information, photos, contacts, Facebook album.
Whilst we currently don’t ask for a credit card during sign up, verifying your age through a small credit card transaction is one way to confirm that you meet our age requirements in case your account was disabled after you have entered a birthday indicating you are not old enough to have an Account.
For example, Google Maps can center the maps view on your current location.
For example, if you want to share an image or text on Facebook, you have access for that.
View and interact with our ads:
For example, we regularly report to advertisers on whether we served their ad to a page and whether that ad was likely to be seen by users (as opposed to, for example, being on part of the page to which users did not scroll)
Share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly:
When lots of people start searching for something, it can provide very useful information about particular trends at that time.
More relevant search results:
For example, we can make search more relevant and interesting for you by including photos, posts, and more from you and your friends.
Removing your content:
You can revoke access of your connected account if you don’t want to use it anymore with our application.
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to display relevant ads you would want to view.
When you connect your accounts we collect your email address. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other Google and Facebook services – for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. Depending on your account settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve our services.
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used.
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals anywhere outside.
We are constantly working on making the content and functionality of our apps better. We are always excited to hear from you! If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please share with us at: http://www.HiFiveStories.com