We respect your online privacy and recognize your need for appropriate protection and management of any personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") you share with us or which is available to us through the Site and Services. Personal Information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, personal profile, real-time geographic location of your mobile device, a home or other physical address, a phone number and an email address or other contact information.
When you sign up for and use the Site and Services and complete or update your profile, we store the Personal Information you provide and may record information about your usage. We offer contact importer tools to match you with new fring buddies. If you do not want us to utilize these tools, you can select the applicable options at Add-ons > Address Book.
We may transfer your Personal Information within fring or to fring's third-party service providers and business partners, but only to provide services on the Site and Services or to you, across borders, and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. To the extent that fring "co-brands" an Internet page, or product or service with another party, the Personal Information that you choose to provide to such co-branded service will be handled by either party and in accordance with this policy for fring, and the third party's policy. A "co-branded" page or service is one which bears both the fring and third party names, branding, graphics or anything else which makes it clear that you are viewing a co-branded service. Please be sure to read fring's and the third party's privacy policies before entering or providing information to a co-branded page or service.
We use and store the Personal Information we collect internally to:
- Deliver the best possible service to you, such as improving the fring software user interface and maintaining a consistent and reliable user experience;
- Provide you personalized content and advertisements;
- Improve and/or target your use of the Service and match you with fring buddies;
- Fulfill your requests for products, programs and services;
- Communicate with you and respond to your inquiries;
- Conduct research about your use of the Site and Services;
- Check your version of the fring software and download upgrades so that you have the most current version and
- Help offer you other products or services that may be of interest to you.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
Some of our Site and Services pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them.
You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you will need to re-enter certain identifying information should we in the future require such information to gain access to certain parts of the Site and Services.
To protect your privacy, we have adopted the following principles which are specified below:
Regardless of your decision regarding the sharing of your Personal Information, we may share broad aggregate demographic data and related usage information with our business partners. This aggregate information does not contain any Personal Information that can identify an individual user.
By using the fring software and Site and Services, you agree to make available your phone number to fring. You may choose whether or not to provide additional Personal Information to fring. If you choose not to provide the additional Personal Information we request, you can still use most of the Site and Services, but you may be unable to access certain services.
We have implemented reasonable security policies, rules and technical measures to protect and safeguard the Personal Information under our control from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification, unlawful destruction or accidental loss. Nevertheless, fring is not liable for any damages resulting from any security breaches, or unauthorized and/or fraudulent use of your Personal Information. Employees and data processors that have access to, and are associated with the processing of your Personal Information, may have access to your Personal Information and usage records, and are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information. Please be sure to keep your userID and password secure since this is necessary to retrieve your previous contact list, should you change phones.
fring wishes to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate. You may check your profile and contact us at www.fring.com/help to add information, correct any incorrect information and delete information (except for the UserID).
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites
Links to Other Sites
Our Site and Services may contain links to other sites. Other sites may also refer or link to our Site and Services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.
Your California Privacy Rights
fring's policy is to share personal information only with the owner's informed consent. With your consent, from time-to-time, fring may provide its business partners with contact details for direct marketing purposes of relevant services, products, and programs. If you no longer wish your information to be shared, please let us know. If you have further inquires regarding fring's information sharing practices, please let us know. The designated contact for these queries is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last modified: September, 2011