1. Introduction and Overview.
2. Information We Collect.
A. Information You Provide.
We collect information about you when you use the Service. For example, we collect information when you register an account, update your profile, access, search for, or comment on any content, follow other users or creators, upload an event, picture or video, create and host an event on the Service, contact customer support, or otherwise communicate or transact with us through the Service.
The information we collect includes information that identifies you personally, directly or indirectly, (whether alone or in combination). The categories of information we collect include:
You may choose to voluntarily provide other information to us that we do not request, and, in such instances, you are solely responsible for such information.
B. Information Collected Automatically.
We automatically collect information about you when you access or use the Service. The categories of information we collect automatically include:
The types of tracking technologies we use to automatically collect information include:
For further information on tracking technologies for analytics and advertising, and your rights and choices regarding them, please see the “Analytics and Advertising” and “Your Rights and Choices” sections below.
C. Information from Other Sources.
We collect information from other sources. The categories of sources from which we collect information include:
3. How We Use Information.
Notwithstanding the above, we may use information that does not identify you (including information that has been aggregated or de-identified) for any purpose except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we use information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
4. Sharing of Information.
Without limiting the foregoing, in our sole discretion, we may share aggregated information which does not identify you or de-identified information except as prohibited by applicable law. For information on your rights and choices regarding how we share information about you, please see the “Your Rights and Choices” section below.
5. Viewing Information.
In certain circumstances, we may need to share information about the videos, including virtual events and live streaming events, you view on our Service along with other information we have about you, including information you have provided to us (such as your name or address) and information we have automatically collected (such as an IP address, device identifier, or precise location data). By using the Service, you consent to our doing so, including the collection, use, and sharing as described in our Video Privacy Notice and Consent. For more information, please review that policy.
6. Sweepstakes, Contests, Promotions.
From time to time, BuzzVote or a partner may sponsor a promotion, sweepstake, survey, or contest (each a “Promotion”). In order to participate in a Promotion, you may be asked to provide information, including your name, email address, postal address, and/or answers to certain other questions that may be applicable. When you voluntarily enter a promotion, we share information as set out in the official rules that govern the promotion as well as for administrative purposes and as required by law (e.g., on a winners list). By entering a promotion, you agree to the official rules that govern that Promotion, and may, except where prohibited by applicable law, allow the sponsor and/or other parties to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing materials.
7. Events and Public Information.
Certain information that you submit to us, such as your picture, social media handles, username, any events hosted on or off the Service, event type and topic(s), users followed, and text or video comments, will automatically be displayed to other users of the Service and may be shared outside the Service. Your phone number and email address will not be displayed to other users. In the case of the events hosted on and off the Service, including live streaming events, public events will be displayed to all users, while private events will be limited to users you've designated as friends. Public events may also be embedded in services or platforms owned and/or operated by other entities that are viewable to individuals outside of the Service.
If you make information public through the Service, including sensitive information such as information regarding health or mental condition or disease, other people will have access to it. Please think carefully before making information public or viewable as you are solely responsible for information you make public or available to other users of the Service. Do not submit any videos of identifiable individuals or content where you do not own or have licenses to all underlying rights. Once you have posted information, you may not be able to edit or delete such information; however, California residents have additional rights as set forth in the “Additional Disclosures” section below.
8. Other Parties.
Our Service contains content from and hyperlinks to other websites, locations, platforms, and services owned and operated by other parties. In addition, our Service integrates technologies operated and controlled by other parties.
Some examples include:
9. Analytics and Advertising.
We use analytics services, such as Google Analytics, to help us understand how users access and use the Service. In addition, we work with agencies, advertisers, ad networks, and other technology services to place ads about our products and services on other websites and services. For example, we place ads through Google and Facebook that you may view on their platforms as well as on other websites and services.
As part of this process, we may incorporate tracking technologies on our Service (including our website and emails) as well as into our ads displayed on other websites and services to help us analyze your use of the Service, compile statistic reports on the Service’s activity, and provide other services relating to Service activity and internet usage. Some of these tracking technologies may track your activities across time and services for purposes of associating the different devices you use, and delivering relevant ads and/or other content to you (“Interest-based Advertising”).
For further information on the types of tracking technologies and your choices regarding them, please see “Information Collected Automatically” above and “Your Rights and Choices” below.
10. Your Rights and Choices.
A. Accessing Your Information.
You may access, modify, or remove certain information that you have voluntarily submitted to us through your account at any time by logging in to your account and accessing your organizer profile. Please note that we will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. California residents have additional rights set forth in the “Additional Disclosures” section below.
B. Tracking Technology Choices.
Please be aware that if you disable or remove tracking technologies, some parts of the Service may not function correctly.
C. Analytics and Interest-Based Advertising.
You may exercise choices regarding certain information collected by Google Analytics by going to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and by Google Analytics for Display Advertising or the Google Display Network at https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The companies we work with to provide you with targeted ads are required by us to give you the choice to opt out of receiving targeted ads. Most of these companies are participants of the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA") and/or the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To learn more about the DAA and how you can exercise certain choices regarding Interest-based Advertising, visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices, and http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices for information on the DAA’s opt out program for mobile apps. To learn more about the NAI and your opt out options for their members, see http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/. Please be aware that, even if you are able to opt out of certain kinds of Interest-based Advertising, you will continue to receive other types of ads. Opting out only means that those selected members should no longer deliver certain Interest-based Advertising to you, but does not mean you will no longer receive any targeted content and/or ads (e.g., in connection with the participants’ other customers or from other technology services).
You may also limit our use of information collected from or about your mobile device for purposes of serving targeted ads to you by going to your device settings and selecting “Limit Ad Tracking” (for iOS devices) or “Opt out of Interest-Based Ads” (for Android devices).
Please note that if you opt out of using any of these methods, the opt out will only apply to the specific browser or device from which you opt out. We are not responsible for the effectiveness of, or compliance with, any opt out options or programs, or the accuracy of any other entities’ statements regarding their opt out options or programs.
We may communicate with you via email for any reason set forth in “How We Use Information” above, including to send you a link for resetting your password, if you have forgotten your password and request an email, if you submit feedback and specifically request that we respond via email, when you send/receive friend requests to/from other people, to notify you of changes to our policies or technical issues, or for marketing communications purposes.
You can opt-out of receiving promotional communications (emails and push notifications) from us at any time by (i) for emails, following the instructions as provided in emails to click on the unsubscribe link, or contacting us here with the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject field of the email; and (ii) for push notifications or in-app messages, adjusting the permissions in your mobile device. Please note that your opt-out is limited to the email address and/or device used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions or, for emails, non-promotional communications, such as those about your account, transactions, servicing, BuzzVote’ ongoing business relations.
Please note that your opt out is limited to the email address, device, and phone number used and will not affect subsequent subscriptions.
The Service is intended for a general audience and not directed to children. BuzzVote does not knowingly collect personal information (as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act, or “COPPA”). If you are a parent or guardian and believe BuzzVote has collected personal information in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please email us email@example.com. We will remove the personal information to the extent required by COPPA. We do not knowingly “sell,” as that term is defined under the CCPA, the personal information of minors under 16 years old who are California residents.
If you are a California resident under 18 years old and registered to use the Service, you can ask us to remove any content or information you have posted on the Service. To make a request, email us at the email address set out in “Contact Us” section with “California Under 18 Content Removal Request” in the subject line, and tell us what you want removed. We will make reasonable good faith efforts to remove the post from prospective public view, although we cannot ensure the complete or comprehensive removal of the content and may retain the content as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
12. Data Security.
We implement and maintain reasonable administrative, physical, and technical security safeguards to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Nevertheless, transmission via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your information collected through our Service.
13. International Transfer.
15. Contact Us.
16. Additional Disclosures for Nevada Residents.
Nevada law (NRS 603A.340) requires each business to establish a designated request address where Nevada consumers may submit requests directing the business not to sell certain kinds of personal information that the business has collected or will collect about the consumer. A sale under Nevada law is the exchange of personal information for monetary consideration by the business to a third party for the third party to license or sell the personal information to other third parties. If you are a Nevada consumer and wish to submit a request relating to our compliance with Nevada law, please contact us as at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. Additional Disclosures for California Residents.
These additional disclosures apply only to California residents. The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides additional rights to know, delete and opt-out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing personal information to provide notices and means to exercise rights.
A. Notice of Collection.
In the past 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information enumerated in the CCPA:
For further details on information we collect, including the sources from which we receive information, review the “Information We Collect” section above. We collect and use these categories of personal information for the business purposes described in the “How We Use Information” section above, including to manage our Service.
B. Right to Know and Delete.
You have the right to know certain details about our data practices in the past 12 months. You may request the following from us:
In addition, you have the right to delete the personal information we have collected from you.
To exercise any of these rights, please submit a request through our Online Form or by sending an email to email@example.com. In the request, please specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of the request. We will confirm receipt of your request within 10 days. We may require specific information from you to help us verify your identity and process your request. If we are unable to verify your identity, we may deny your requests to know or delete.
C. Right to Opt-Out of Sale.
To the extent BuzzVote sells your personal information as the term “sell” is defined under the CCPA, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information by us to third parties at any time. You may submit a request to opt-out by clicking Do Not Sell My Personal Information or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
D. Authorized Agent.
You can designate an authorized agent to submit requests on your behalf. However, we will require written proof of the agent’s permission to do so and verify your identity directly.
E. Right to Non-Discrimination.
You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any your rights.
F. Shine the Light.
Users who are residents of California may request (i) a list of the categories of personal information disclosed by us to third parties during the immediately preceding calendar year for those third parties’ own direct marketing purposes; and (ii) a list of the categories of third parties to whom we disclosed such information. To exercise a request, please write us at the email or postal address set out in “Contact Us” above and specify that you are making a “California Shine the Light Request.” We may require additional information from you to allow us to verify your identity and are only required to respond to requests once during any calendar year.