Thanks for using HowTall! Here we describe how we collect, use and handle your information when you use our websites, apps, and services (the “Services”).
What & Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve and protect our Services:
Services. When you use our Services, we store, process, analyze, and transmit your voice, photos and information related to them (for example, location tags in photos, face recognition data, and other metadata). If you give us access to your contacts, we’ll store those contacts on our servers. This will make it easy for you to do things like share your stuff, send emails, and invite others to use the Services. If you give us permission to receive your mobile device location data, we collect and retain the location information from your device.
Usage. We collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, the web page you visited before coming to our sites, and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information to the Services.
Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect and promote our Services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering your username for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Services.
Speech. HowTall requires you to enter Speech Data in order to use and derive the benefits of the Services. We collect and process the Speech Data you input into the app. We or third parties acting under our direction, pursuant to confidentiality agreements, use the Speech Data to develop, tune, enhance, and improve our services and products. We will not use the contents of any Speech Data provided to us through your use of the Services for any purpose except as set forth above. “Speech Data” means the audio files, associated text and transcriptions and log files provided by you hereunder or generated in connection with the Services. Speech Data may include personal information (e.g., name, address, telephone number, email address, and location).
We may share information as discussed below, but we won’t sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.
We may share or disclose personal information as follows:
• Analytics. Like most websites and app developers, we use third party analytic services to gather information through automated means such as cookies and similar technologies. We may engage a third party to help us track and analyze anonymous information from users of the Services.
• Aggregate Information. We may share anonymous and aggregated information from our Services with others, such as merchants, advertisers, sponsors, potential investors and business partners. We may also provide them with reports that contain aggregated and statistical data for general marketing and demographic purposes.
• Service Providers. Information compiled from our Services may be shared with service providers, like technical agents, subcontractors, and our affiliates and consultants, that are helping us with our Services. These intermediaries and data processors use your information in connection with performing the Services for which we have engaged them.
• Investigations. We may disclose your information if permitted or required by law or is necessary to comply with the law enforcement or in response to a search warrant, subpoena or other legal process or where we believe such action is necessary in order to protect or defend our interests or the interests of our users or business partners.
Security: Information that HowTall collects is stored on servers that HowTall manages, using standard security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information. Please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, HowTall cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit on or through the Services and you do so at your own risk.
Retention. We’ll retain the information of yours that we store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you the Services. If you delete your account, we’ll also delete this information. But please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting this information from our servers and back-up storage; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.
Children Under 13. The Services are not intended for children under age 13. We do not knowingly collect or distribute information or Photos from or about children under 13.
Where Around the world. To provide you with the Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world – including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.
Have questions or concerns about our Services and privacy? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org