GrouVe LLC ("GrouVe" or "we" or "us") owns, operates and provides the sites, software, applications, content, products and services (collectively, the "Services"), which may be branded as grouvEvent, grouvEnterprise, grouveFilter, grouveMark, or another brand owned or licensed by GrouVe.
1. Information We Collect
There are three basic categories of information we collect:
Here's a little more detail on each of these categories.
Information You Choose to Give Us
When you interact with the Services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, many of our Services require you to set up a basic account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: a unique username you'd like to go by, a password, an email address, a phone number, and your date of birth. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on the Services, such as profile pictures, a name, or other useful identifying information. Other Services, such as Services available for a fee, may also require you to provide us with a debit or credit card number and its associated account information.
Of course, you'll also provide us whatever information you post or transmit through the Services, such as photos, videos, messages, and other content. Keep in mind that the users you send photos, videos, messages, and any other content to can always save that content or copy it outside the Services. So, the same common sense that applies to the internet at large applies to the Services as well: Don't send messages or share content that you wouldn't want someone to save or share.
It probably goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway: When you contact us or communicate with us in any other way, we'll collect whatever information you volunteer.
Information We Get When You Use The Services
When you use the Services, we collect information about which of the Services you've used and how you've used them. Here's a fuller explanation of the types of information we collect when you use the Services:
We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open certain Services and view content faster.
Information We Collect from Third Parties
We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our services. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook-and you're one of that user's contacts-we may combine the information we collect from that user's phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from other companies that are owned or operated by us, or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through our services.
2. How We Use And Share Information
We use collected information, and share collected information with our affiliates, other businesses, suppliers, vendors, licensors, and agents, in order to operate, maintain and provide the Services. By way of example, and not limitation, we may use and share the information in order to:
In addition, our affiliates, other businesses, suppliers, vendors, licensors and agents may also use the collected information to improve the services they provide.
We may publish a profile page that includes your username, content you upload to the Services, and other information associated with public profiles. We may also disclose other information that you ask us to disclose.
We may also disclose collected information if we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with applicable law, and to protect us, other users, and the Services.
4. Your Controls and Choices
We provide you the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use and sharing of your information. Your controls and choices include the following:
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information to us, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you.
We reserve the right to take reasonable steps (such as requesting your password) to verify your identify before granting you access to the Services or making corrections or deletions. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information at all times.
If you have questions regarding the information about you that we process or retain, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.
5. Deletion and Correction of Collected Information
At your request, we will delete from our active databases your personally identifiable information collected by us. We may retain such information, however, to the extent required by law or if copies are kept in archival backups.
At your request, we will also use reasonable efforts to correct your personally identifiable information contained in our active databases.
To request the removal or correction of your personally identifiable information, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.
6. Security and Integrity of Collected Information
We use commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of the collected information. We do not, however, warrant the integrity and security of the collected information.
7. Children's Personally Identifiable Information
We do not intend to collect personally identifiable information from anyone under age 13 and will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose such information. If you are under age 13, or a parent or guardian of someone under the age of 13, do not enter any personally identifiable information about anyone under the age of 13 into any Services. If you are a parent or a guardian who has discovered that your child under age 13 has submitted his or her personally identifiable information to us without your permission or consent, we will make reasonable efforts to remove the information from our database, at your written request. To request the removal of your child's information, please contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below and include in your message your child's name and the email address that your child submitted.
8. Third Party Sites and Services
9. Your California Privacy Rights
Residents of the State of California, under the California Civil Code, have the right to request from certain companies conducting business in California a list of all third parties to which the company has disclosed personal information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes and a disclosure of the shared information. To make such a request, contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below.
Please note that some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference to websites and online services that they "do not track" your online activities. At this time, we do not modify what information we collect or how we use that information based upon whether such a signal is broadcast or received.
If you are a California resident, you are under age 18, and you have registered an account for the Service, you may request the removal of the content you posted to the Services. To request such removal, contact us as described in the "Contact Us" section below. Please include with your request your username and a clear statement that you would like us to remove the content you posted to the Services. We may ask, and you will provide us with, additional details in order to remove the content you posted to the Services.
Your request does not ensure the complete or comprehensive removal of the content you posted to the Services. We are not required to remove content you posted to the Services if you fail to follow our instructions related to such removal or if:
we are required by law to maintain the content;
10. Third Party Advertising
We may use third-party advertising service providers to display ads on the Services. Those providers may use their own cookies and other technologies to collect information about your interaction with the Services. In addition, we may share with those providers technical or aggregate information about your interaction with the Services.
Those providers may use the information they obtain, sometimes in conjunction with similar information gathered through other websites or services, to deliver ads on the Services and on other websites or services that participate in the providers' advertising networks. Those ads may be intended to match the perceived interests of consumers. Those providers may also use the information they obtain to measure and research an advertisement's effectiveness, or for other purposes.
11. Governing Law; Jurisdiction
The Services are hosted in the United States. If you are using or accessing the Services from outside the United States or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use and disclosure that differ from the United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Services, which are governed by U.S. law, you are transferring personal information to the United States and you consent to that transfer.
12. Contact Us
You can contact us via email (email@example.com) or at the following address: 6036 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53213.
Please include your name, address, and any other information necessary to respond to you.
Last Updated: [June 29, 2018]