PRIVACY POLICY

Date of last revision: February 17, 2016

This Privacy Policy explains the information that Silver App Development LLC (“Silver App” “we,” or “us”) collects from you when you use the Avec mobile app, how we use that information, and with whom we share it. By using Avec, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the date of last revision at the top of this page. If we make any material changes to our privacy policy, we will notify you via Avec.

  1. Information We Collect About You

Information you choose to provide. When you register with Avec, you will be asked to provide us with information about yourself (such as your name, your gender, ethnicity, email address, location, photos and biographical information).  Any image or information you provide may be publicly displayed. 

Information we collect automatically.  We use various technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities on Avec.  This information includes:

  • Your mobile device’s unique ID number or Advertising IDs (for iOS 6 and later).
  • Your mobile device’s geographic location.
  • Other technical information about your computer or mobile device (such as type of device, web browser or operating system).
  • Your preferences and settings (time zone, language, privacy preferences, etc.).
  • The buttons, controls and ads you clicked on (if any),
  • How long you used Avec and which services and features you used.
  • The online or offline status of Avec.
  • The in-app messages (which may include photos or location) you send to other users of Avec, as required for the operation of the service.

Mobile Device IDs. We use your mobile device IDs or Advertising IDs to store your preferences and track your use of our app. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted, but Advertising IDs can be reset in “Settings” on your iPhone.

  1. How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect from and about you and your use of Avec to:

  • Deliver and improve Avec, including facilitating the connections made with other users, researching and understanding how people use Avec, customizing services and functionality for you, and diagnosing and fixing problems.
  • Enforce or exercise any rights in our Terms of Use.
  • Contact you about Avec and related items, which you agree we can do when you provide us with your contact information.      
  • Perform functions or services as otherwise described to you at the time of collection.

Use of Your Geo-location Information: While the Avec application is in use, we collect your device’s geographic location so that we can connect you to other Avec users based on your particular geographic location.

  1. Who We Share Your Information With

Information Shared with Other Users. When you register as a user of Avec, your Avec profile will be viewable by other Avec users. If another user accepts your date or you otherwise send a message to another user, they will of course see the contents of that message.

Personal Information. We only share your personal information with others as indicated in this Privacy Policy, when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared, and as follows:

  • Service providers: Third parties may perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting Avec functionality, and other features we offer. These service providers may have access to personal information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted to share or use such information for any other purposes.
  • Legal Demand: In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use or Comply with Laws: When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, our users, our employees, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements or policies.
  • Business Transfers: In connection with a substantial corporate transaction, such as the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.

We do not share your personal information with third parties for direct marketing purposes unless you have consented to the sharing.   

Aggregated and/or non-personal information. We may use and share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We also may share aggregated, non-personal information, or personal information with third parties, including:

  • Analytics Companies: We allow analytics companies to use tracking technologies to collect information about our users’ mobile devices and online activities. These companies analyze this information to help us understand how our sites and apps are being used. Analytics companies may use mobile device IDs, which  cannot be deleted.
  • Advisors and Investors: We may share aggregated information about Avec users for the purpose of conducting general business analysis or other business purposes.
  1. Your Choices

Your choices about collection and use of your information:

  • You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of Avec because such information may be required in order for you to register as user or take advantage of certain features.
  • Avec may also deliver notifications to your phone or mobile device. You can disable these notifications by going into “App Settings” on the app or by changing the settings on your mobile device.
  • You have the ability to review and update your personal information within your Avec profile. You also may de-activate your account at any time through the ‘de-activate’ function in the menu. If you de-activate your account, we will retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and record keeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Use, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our Service or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties’ policies.
  1. Security

We take measures to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, chats, or other communications will always remain secure.

  1. Children’s Privacy

We do not allow anyone under age 18 to register for Avec, and we do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 18.

  1. Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in their web browsers. We do not recognize or respond to any DNT signals, as the Internet industry is still working toward defining exactly what DNT means, what it means to comply with DNT, and a common approach to responding to DNT.

  1. Information from users outside the United States

If you’re outside the United States, your information will be sent to and stored in the United States, where our servers are located. By using Avec, you agree to the information collection, use, and sharing practices described in this Privacy Policy, which comply with United States law, but may not be as robust as the laws in your country.

  1. How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email as follows:

privacy@avec-app.com