WHAT INFORMATION DOES AFINITY COLLECT?
When using the Services or registering to use the Services, Afinity collects certain contact information from you including a unique username, email address, and password collectively, "User Information"). Additional optional information such as first name, last name, short bio, avatar and background image may be collected.
In connection with your use of the Services, Afinity may collect information that is created or provided by you for such purposes (collectively, "Service Information"). This may include but is not limited to: (a) commonly-used information-gathering tools, such as cookies, sessions, device id, advertiser id and Web beacons, (b) personal data, such as information you provide about other people such as contact information, phone number, email address, first and last names, and (c) usage data, such as messaging history, transaction dates, and read receipts.
In addition, like most sites, we maintain logs of site usage for purposes such as to evaluate our users' interest level in areas of the App, which and how many pages they look at, how long they stay on the App, and what Web browsers are used. This data is tracked in aggregate form, not at an individual user level, and is not uniquely identifying. The aggregate level data may be shared with third parties and the public.
HOW DOES AFINITY SECURE YOUR INFORMATION?
Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. Your password is encrypted in our databases. If you access your account via a third party site or service, you may have additional or different sign-on protections via that third party site or service. You must prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password and/or other sign-on mechanism appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee complete security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.
HOW DOES AFINITY USE INFORMATION?
Afinity only uses Service Information internally to monitor, further develop, and improve the Services.
We may share Service Information with third parties only when needed to deliver to you products or services that you request or third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Services. These companies may use information about you and your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this App and other sites about goods and services of interest to you. When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party Apps, the third party may collect information about you at their Web site. The third party may have its own privacy policies that differ from ours. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any App you visit.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13; if you are a child under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Services or send any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 13 may have provided us personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR POSTED MATERIAL
The materials you post on the App, such as text, video, photos, comments and other information, are made available to be seen and read by other users of the App. No such materials are treated confidentially. We will remove your materials from the App at your request, but we cannot give any assurances that such materials are not still available from servers maintained by others (such as search engines or proxy servers) or that others have not already downloaded and stored such materials.
Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we cannot guarantee your privacy. Further, we may disclose personal information when required by law or where we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us. We may also disclose personal information in cooperation with a law enforcement request.