EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1, 2017
What Information We Collect
Account Information . When you first launch the App, we assign you a user id and require that you both log in with Facebook and provide an email address and/or student ID. We require verification of your email address/ student ID before providing access to the application.
We may also collect the following information:
Geolocation Data . We ask you to share your location information from your mobile device. We may determine location based on the location services of the applicable operating system or browser and information on nearby Wi-Fi- access points and cell towers. If you choose not to share your location information, the Services will not function. Location information is used to place you in your local chatrooms, to enable you to communicate with and create relationships with others. You can revoke your consent by changing the settings or preferences on your device by deleting Konnect from your device.
Your Content and Usage . We collect any content you submit to the Services, information about the content, such as when you submitted it, and any metadata that is provided with the content.
Other Information you Provide to Us. When you interact with our Services or otherwise communicate with Konnect in any way, we will collect the information you choose to share with us.
Information We Collect Automatically . We may automatically collect information about your use of the Services such as: access time, device ID, application ID or other unique identifier; domain name, IP address, screen views; geo-location data (with your permission); language information; device name and model; operating system information; your activities within the Services; and the length of time that you are logged in. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you.
Social Media Sites . You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and promote us on other social media sites. We collect information about who has liked us or followed us. You may also share Konnect posts and replies through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.
How We Use Information We Collect
In general, we use the information we collect from and about you to provide and operate the Services, respond to your requests, and to provide customer service and technical support. We may also use information:
- To place you in your local Chatrooms so that you can post and review content based on your current location.
- To enable you to find and connect with users in your proximity.
- To tailor the information that we may send or display to you, offer location customization, and send you push notifications and alerts.
- To personalize and customize your experiences while using our Services.
- To send you notices.
- To display advertising, including advertising that is targeted to you based on your location.
- To verify your identity and prevent impersonation, spam or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
- To better understand how users access and use our Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes.
Where Information is Processed
Konnect is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries. The laws of the U.S. and other countries governing data collection and use may not be as comprehensive or protective as the laws of the country where you live. And, your information may be made available to government or law enforcement requests.
How We Share Information
You cannot control who views any content you post on a Konnect feed, as it is publicly available. So, if you don’t want to share something publicly, don’t post it.
The information we collect, including personally identifiable information, may be shared as follows:
Konnect Users .
Any information that you post including conversations and replies is publicly available. We cannot control how your information is used by others. Your posts are available to all other users. Users can also freely share any Konnect content, no matter who posted it, through other third party sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And, your posts may be publicly distributed outside of Konnect by us or third parties.
Service Providers . We may disclose the information we collect to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
Business Transfers . We may transfer the information we have collected to another company in connection with, or during negotiations of, any dissolution, bankruptcy or similar event, merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business.
Third Parties and Partners . We may share the information with our third party partners, including advertisers and researchers. For example, if you post content that mentions one of our advertisers, we may share that content with them. Or, we may work with a researcher to analyze the content on a particular feed.
In Response to Legal Process . We also may disclose the information in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process. For example, we may share your IP address or other identifier, your location information, or any other information we have collected about you and your device.
To Protect Us and Others . We also may disclose information if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Konnect is involved.
Aggregate and De-Identified Information . We may also share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.
You can choose to “Share Konnect” by inviting contacts via email, text or other means. You choose what contacts to invite and when to invite them. If you invite a contact, we will generate a message with the Konnect download URL included, which you can choose to send via your mobile device.
We may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device.
Third Party Ads
We may display ads to you (including in-app ads), and we may target those ads based on your location, your Konnect activities, and other criteria (e.g., the time of day). We do not currently respond to do-not-track signals that may be sent from your device. For more information about interest-based ads, including how to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
Our Services may contain third party links, including third party integrations. Any access to and use of such links or third party integrations is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third parties.
You must be at least 12 to use our Services. If you are not at least 12, please do not use our Services or provide any information to us. If we discover that a child under 12 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information from our systems.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at http://konnectapp.com.
Changes to this Policy
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy at http://konnectapp.com. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, or providing notice in our mobile app.