Effective date: August 16, 2016
Note that while the content you share on Empath may be anonymous, it is not private; it is posted for all other users to see and use.
As noted in the , we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at .
What Information does Empath Collect?
Information You Provide to Us:
We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you’ve given us your phone number and/or email address, we may send you promotional offers or notify you about your use of the Services. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open a text message or email from us. This confirmation helps us make our communications with you more interesting and improve our services. We may use the phone contacts, location, and/or demographic information you provide and content that you post in order to serve you targeted content that we think is relevant to you (for example, when serving you content, we may prioritize content posted by contacts in your phone book, or if you’ve shared your location and/or demographic information with us, we may prioritize content posted by other users located near you and/or with similar demographics).
Information Collected Automatically
We may use this data to customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns. We may also use it to improve the Services – for example, this data can tell us how often users use a particular feature of the Services, and we can use that knowledge to make the Services interesting to as many users as possible.
Will Empath Share Any of the Personal Information it Receives?
We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information in personally identifiable form to anyone. However, we may share your Personal Information with third parties as described in this section:
Information that’s no longer personally identifiable: We may anonymize your Personal Information so that you are not individually identified, and provide that information to our partners. We may also provide aggregate usage information to our partners, who may use such information to understand how often and in what ways people use our Services, so that they, too, can provide you with an optimal online experience. However, we never disclose aggregate usage information to a partner in a manner that would identify you personally, as an individual.
Affiliated Businesses: In certain situations, businesses or third party websites we’re affiliated with may sell or provide products or services to you through or in connection with the Services (either alone or jointly with us). You can recognize when an affiliated business is associated with such a transaction or service, and we will share your Personal Information with that affiliated business only to the extent that it is related to such transaction or service. One such service may include the ability for you to automatically transmit Third Party Account Information to your Services profile or to automatically transmit information in your Services profile to your third party account; for example, if you share content you’ve posted on the Services through Twitter, then certain demographic information you’ve specified may be shared along with your original entry in Empath. We have no control over the policies and practices of third party websites or businesses as to privacy or anything else, so if you choose to take part in any transaction or service relating to an affiliated website or business, please review all such business’ or websites’ policies.
Agents: We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our agents do not have any right to use the Personal Information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
User Profiles and Submissions: Certain user profile information, such as your photo, first name, location, and/or demographics may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within the Services or address your request for our services. Please remember that any content you post or upload, along with any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose online in a manner other users can view (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by anyone. PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY POST ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR ANY OTHER USER’S OR THIRD PARTY’S PERSONAL INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES. EMPATH RESERVES THE RIGHT, BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE OBLIGATION, TO REMOVE ANY SUCH INFORMATION.
Business Transfers: We may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, customer information is typically one of the business assets that would be transferred. Also, if we (or our assets) are acquired, or if we go out of business, enter bankruptcy, or go through some other change of control, Personal Information could be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by a third party.
Protection of Empath and Others: We reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information that we believe is necessary to comply with law or court order; enforce or apply our and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Empath, our employees, our users, or others.
Is Personal Information about me secure?
We authenticate your account using your phone number for your privacy and security. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account by limiting access to your computer or device and browser as appropriate.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
What Personal Information can I access?
You may access, and, in some cases, edit or delete information you’ve provided to us, which may include, without limitation:
other demographic information you’ve provided
The information you can view, update, and delete may change as the Services change. If you have any questions about viewing or updating information we have on file about you, please contact us at.
Under California Civil Code Sections 1798.83-1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask us for a notice identifying the categories of Personal Information which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a request to.
What choices do I have?
You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features.
You may be able to add, update, or delete information as explained above. When you update information, however, we may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. Some information may remain in our records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
What if I have questions about this policy?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our privacy policies, please send a detailed message to email@example.com and we will try to resolve them.