Revised June 19th, 2012
We use data to improve the quality of our TV, web and mobile products. We build products that we enjoy using ourselves, and we strive to live by the Golden Rule: treat people the way you want to be treated. Please take a moment to read and understand the types of information we collect and how it may be used.
The types of information we collect.
There are several ways you can submit information to us, and some Flingo features that automatically collect information from you.
Information you give us.
To enable you the full benefit of the features of our Service, we collect certain types of information, including personally identifiable information, during your interactions with Flingo and Devices. For example, we collect information when you:* Register to use our Service; * Enter information in your Profile, including the people you follow or want to have in your network and the people whom you allow to follow you; * Post comments on other Flingo apps or web pages, use community and social networking features that are part of our Service, or send us email; * Participate in polls, contests, or other features of the Service, or respond to offers or advertisements on the Service, or make purchases through the Service; and * Sign up to receive newsletters or other offers.
When you register, we may ask you to provide certain information, which includes (but may not be limited to) your email address, birth year, gender, and zip code, as well as a password for your Viewer account. If you choose to subscribe to credit-card verified or other fee-based portions of the Service, you will also be asked to provide (at a minimum) your name and valid credit card information.
Information we receive from third parties.
We may receive information about you from third parties and store it in our databases with other information (including personally identifiable information) that you provide to us. Some examples of these third parties are listed below:* Service partners and advertisers that make features available through the Service; * Service partners through whom we allow registered Viewers to access the Service; * Marketing companies that create professional marketing lists or sell other marketing data; * Other websites or applications that you have registered to use, or that people you know have registered to use, when we allow those websites or applications to interact through the Service to provide personalized services to you (including Twitter and Facebook). In some cases, those websites or applications may automatically provide us with information about you to facilitate personalization unless you use the controls available on those websites or applications to opt-out of such sharing.
Information that we receive from other Viewers.
We may collect information about you from other Viewers who use Flingo who may have stored information about you when they elected to use our social networking or community features, or when they enable connectivity with another website or application where they have stored such information. For instance, your friends may have stored information about you in places such as their friend lists, address books, or photos on our website and other sites with which the Service interacts.
No personally identifiable information will be collected or used in connection with delivering advertising, unless you have explicitly chosen to share such information. You will have approved of any such transfer of such information, and no such information will be transmitted without your knowledge and approval. As an example, if an advertisement offered you a discount on a product, you could choose to accept that offer and we would provide Your Contact Info, or you could decline and no personally identifiable information would be provided.
Personally Identifiable Information.
We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address, and other contact information from time to time when you choose to share that information with us. Some of you will choose to share credit card information with us. We collect personally identifiable information from customers and potential customers that contact us through our Web Site, those who register with the Service, those who register with us via social networks (like Facebook and Twitter), and folks who otherwise enter into business and contractual relationships with Flingo. We use personally identifiable information to do the following:* To customize and personalize the content and the advertising you may view; * To enhance the social viewing experience; * To determine how well each page and application performs overall based on aggregate demographics and traffic patterns to those pages and applications, so we can continue to build a better Service; * To fulfill requests for certain products and other services, such as sending out newsletters and enabling you to participate in and renew paid services, polls, contests, and fora; * To send you information that you agreed to receive about topics that we think will be of interest to you; and/or * To alert you to the latest developments and features of our Service and Service-enabled Apps.
In order to improve performance, Flingo collects certain types of information from you in the course of providing the Service, some (but not all) of which is personally identifiable; these types of information include Aggregate Screen View Info, Diagnostic Info, Your Contact Info, and Systemwide Service Info (each type is as defined below).
We may make your personally identifiable information available to other companies, websites, applications or people. For example we may share:* Information you choose to provide in the course of your use of the Service by participating in community and social networking features such as fora, viewing opinions and reviews, or other forms of public communication and interaction; * Information you allow us to share when you register with us, or through a subsequent affirmative election; * Information used when we hire or partner with third parties to provide specialized services, such as credit card processing, sweepstakes management and prize fulfillment, data processing, customer/support services and other products or services that we choose to make available to our registered social viewers; * Your registration data, when we jointly offer certain features or services with third parties, such as service partners that make features available through the Service, business partners through whom we allow registered social viewers to access Service, advertisers, or marketing companies. When you use these features or services, you grant us permission to pass your registration information back to that service partner. Such third parties may have different data collection, use and sharing practices than us, and you should review their applicable privacy policies; * We may share your information with a third party when we offer a service or feature with them, such as connectivity with other websites or applications, to provide personalization to the Service; * If you unsubscribe from a mailing that we send to you on behalf of a third party, or from any mailing list, we may share your removal instructions with the third party so that your email address may be added to that company's list of people to whom they will not send emails directly.
Additionally, we may de-identify personally identifiable information and share it in a de-identified or aggregated form with third parties, advertisers and/or business partners in order to analyze Service usage, improve the Service and your experience, or for other similar purposes.
"Aggregate Screen View Info" Flingo uses Aggregate Screen View Info to develop reports and analyses about the programs, ads, and types of shows our users (as a whole or in part) watch or skip, and the types of ads and offers our users interact with, for programming or advertising research, and for other legitimate business purposes. Flingo is aware of and is usually able to identify the content that is viewable (the show or the program that is) on your Service-enabled screen(s) at any given time.
Flingo will use Aggregate Screen View Info to develop inferences that people who watch one show may also watch certain other shows, or that those who interact with certain ads will be more likely to interact or be drawn to other ads. Each time the Service is used, our servers may note how it was used, what content was accessed, the type of Web browser and operating system, the Internet service provider, the IP address used to access the Service, pages viewed, ads you interact with, and the time and duration of visits to the Service and any sites, including those of Service partners and advertisers.
As is true of most websites, we gather some information automatically and store it in logs. Aggregate Screen View Info includes referring and exit pages, operating system, date/time stamps, and other clickstream data. We use this to understand and analyze trends, to maintain our Site, to learn about user behavior on the Site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Flingo may use this information in our marketing and advertising services.
This data does not identify you or allow us or any third-party to contact you. We use this data, along with Diagnostic Info, typically in aggregate form to understand how people use the Service, to improve it and fix problems that occur when the Service doesn’t work as designed.