Privacy Policy

Chatter, Inc. DBA Tapsule (“Tapsule”) knows that you take your privacy seriously.  We are committed to giving you transparency of our privacy practices and control over your data in connection with Tapsule’s Services (as defined in Tapsule’s Terms of Service).

The Privacy Policy discusses Tapsule’s policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information. Tapsule receives your information through our various mobile platform applications, website, SMS, APIs, services and third-parties (“Services”). This Privacy Policy covers Tapsule’s treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) and other data that Tapsule gathers when you are accessing our Services. The Services are not available to individuals who are younger than 13 years old.

When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure, and other uses of your information as described herein. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by Tapsule in the United States or any other country where Tapsule operates.

Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a Tapsule account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services through our website do not require registration.

Additional Information: You may provide us with additional information to make public, such as your interests, your location, or a picture. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address, and contact information to respond to your request. Location Information: In addition to profile information, you may also tell us your exact location if you choose to enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. As a content discovery and sharing platform, we use your location information to help improve our services, including discovering nearby people and content. Participating in public tapsules means that the whereabouts of that public tapsule is made known to everyone nearby via the Explore screen, as well as to followers of any contributors of that tapsule who are nearby. A private tapsule is hidden and only those who are contributors are able discover the tapsule. By default, users profiles will be discoverable to nearby users, as well as the tapsules that they create. You may change your privacy settings at any time, in your Profile on Tapsule, to prevent your profile and any tapsules you create from being displayed to nearby users in Explore who are not followers of yours or other contributors in your tapsule.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.

Links: Tapsule may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including third party clients by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, including advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies: With respect to Tapsule’s website, we use “cookie” technology to collect additional usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. Tapsule may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

Third Party Services: Tapsule uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request.

International Users

If you are located outside of the United States, please note that our mobile platforms and website are hosted on our computer servers in the United States. Therefore, your information may be processed and stored in the United States. As a result, United States federal and state governments, courts, or law enforcement or regulatory agencies may be able to obtain disclosure of your information through laws applicable in the United States. Your use of this site or the Service or your submission of any personal information to us will constitute your consent to the transfer of your personal information outside of your home country, including the United States, which may provide for different data protection rules than in your country.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as when you use a third party web client to access your Tapsule account.

Service Providers: We engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.

Law and Harm: We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect Tapsule’s rights or property.

Business Transfers: In the event that Tapsule is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information.

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to people under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@Tapsule.net. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://Tapsule.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you by posting a notice on our Services or e-mail to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is effective as of May 1, 2014.