Our Services instantly connect people everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. Any registered user of the Beyourself Services can send a post, which is a message that is public by default and can include other content like photos, videos, and links to other websites.
Tip: What you say on the Beyourself Services may be viewed all around the world instantly. You are what you Post!
Information Collection and Use
Tip: We collect and use your information below to provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time.
Basic Account Information: When you create or reconfigure an account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, nickname, photo, bio, gender, hashtags, password or email address. On the Beyourself Services, your name and username, bio, gender, photo and hashtags are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.
Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address to customize your account or enable Services, for example, for login verification.
Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public on the Beyourself Services, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture.
Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through the Beyourself is information you are asking us to make public. Your public information includes the messages you Post in Timeline; the metadata provided with Post, such as when you posted and the client application you used to Post; the language, country, and time zone associated with your account; and people you follow and kisses, or posts you mark as likes, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Beyourself. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Beyourself Services public for as long as you do not delete it, but we generally give you settings or features. The Beyourself Services broadly and instantly disseminate your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services. When you share information or content like texts, photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
Location Information: Location Information: Beyourself may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to turn on your Public Geolocation in Geofriends to other users. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as Posting with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to connect.
Links: Beyourself may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Log Data: When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services or interact with our email notifications. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through Beyourself. Beyourself uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. If not already done earlier, for example, as provided below for Widget Data, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after a maximum of 18 months.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Tip: We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account. Other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you or comment a photo of you.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public posts, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information).
Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us here. 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.
EU Safe Harbor Framework
Beyourself complies with the U.S.-E.U. and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: May 25th, 2018