Vinegraph Privacy Policy

Thank you for using Vinegraph! We wrote this policy to help you understand what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have. Because we’re an internet company, some of the concepts below are a little technical, but we’ve tried our best to explain things in a simple and clear way. We welcome your questions and comments on this policy.

What information do we collect?

We collect information in a few different ways:

1. When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it

When you sign up for or use our products, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, videos, pictures, comments, likes, the email address or phone number you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. If you’re using Vinegraph primarily on your mobile device, you can also choose to provide us with location data.

You also may give us permission to access your information in other services. For example, you may link your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn  account to Vinegraph, which allows us to obtain information from those accounts (like your friends or contacts). The information we get from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check what those are.

2. We also get technical information when you use our products

These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded automatically. The same is true when you use our products. Here are some of the types of information we collect:

• Log data. When you use Vinegraph, our servers automatically record information (“log data”), including information that your mobile app sends when you’re using it or your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web pages you visited that had Vinegraph features, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, how you used Vinegraph, and cookie data.

• Cookie data. Depending on how you’re accessing our products, we may use “cookies” (small text files sent by your computer each time you visit our website, unique to your Vinegraph account or your browser) or similar technologies to record log data. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other Vinegraph settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit Vinegraph. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your Vinegraph account (including personal information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not. For more detailed information about how we use cookies, please review our Cookies Policy.

• Device information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using Vinegraph on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.

• Metadata. When collecting information from external sources as well as your device we may also store metadata, such as time, date, weather and location information, associated with the data. We use metadata to organise and search your data.

3. Our partners and advertisers may share information with us

We may get information about you and your activity off Vinegraph from our affiliates, advertisers, partners and other third parties we work with. For example:

• Some websites or apps use Vinegraph features. If so, we may collect log information (described above) from those sites or apps.

• Online advertisers typically share information with the websites or apps where they run ads to measure and/or improve those ads. We also receive this information, which may include information like whether clicks on ads led to purchases or a list of criteria to use in targeting ads.

To learn more about the types of information advertisers may share with us, please see our Help Center.

How do we use the information we collect?

We use the information we collect to provide our products to you and make them better, develop new products, and protect Vinegraph and our users. For example, we may log how often people use two different versions of a product, which can help us understand which version is better. 

We also use the information we collect to offer you personalized or customized content, including:

• Suggesting Points of Interest, Crumbs or people  you might like. For example, if you’ve indicated that you’re interested in the outdoors or visited restaurant wesbites that have Vinegraph features, we may suggest related Points of Interest, crumbs, or people that we think you might like to explore or add to your circle.

• Showing you ads you might be interested in. For example, if you pinned a campground on Vinegraph, we may show you ads for other outdoorsy products. 

We also use the information we collect to:

• Send you updates (such as when certain activity, like repins or comments, happens on Vinegraph), newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that include Points of Interest you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by updating your account settings (or through other settings we may provide).

• Help your friends and contacts find you on Vinegraph. For example, if you sign up using a Facebook account, we may help your Facebook friends find your account on Vinegraph when they first sign up for Vinegraph. Or, we may allow people to search for your account on Vinegraph using your phone number.

• Respond to your questions or comments.

• We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you

Transferring your information

Vinegraph is a worldwide service. By using our products or services, you authorize us to transfer and store your information outside of your home country, including in the United States, for the purposes described in this policy. The privacy protections and the rights of authorities to access your personal information in such countries may not be equivalent to those in your home country.

What choices do you have about your information?

Our goal is to give you simple and meaningful choices over your information. If you have a Vinegraph account, many of the choices you have on Vinegraph are built directly into the product or your account settings. For example, you can:

• Access and change information in your profile page at any time, choose whether your profile page is available to search engines, or choose whether others can find your Vinegraph account using your phone number.

• Link or unlink your Vinegraph account from an account on another service (e.g., Facebook or Twitter). For some services (like Facebook), you can also choose whether or not to publish your activity on Vinegraph to that service.

• Create or be added to a circle. Circles are visible to you and creator of a circle. If you create a circle you can add your contacts to your circle. You can also be added to someone else’s circle if you accept their request. For more information about circles and secret boards, please visit our Help Center.

• Choose whether Vinegraph will be customized for you using information from off-Vinegraph websites or apps. If you have a Vinegraph account and want to control how your off-Vinegraph data is used to tailor your experience, you can visit your account settings and update your preferences. If you don’t have a Vinegraph account, or don’t want us to customize Vinegraph for you when you’re signed out, you can opt out here.

• Choose whether your pins or points of interest on Vinegraph will be used to customize recommendations and ads for you. You can view and manage your history by going to “History” in your account settings.

• Also, we support the Do Not Track app setting, and you can learn more about how it affects our collection and use of off-Vinegraph data.

• Close your account at any time. When you close your account, we’ll deactivate it and remove your points of interest, stories and post from Vinegraph. We may retain archived copies of your information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam). 

In addition to the examples above, we offer other choices that you can learn more about in our Help Center.

You may have choices available to you through the device or software you use to access 

• Your mobile device may provide you with choices around how and whether location or other data is shared with us.

To learn more about these choices, please see the information provided by the device or software provider.

How and when do we share information?

Anyone can see the public posts, stories or points of interest  you create, and the profile information you give us. You may use Circle and Private Sharing features if you wish to limit the friends with whom you share particular moments. We may also make this public information available through what are called “APIs” (basically a technical way to share information quickly). For example, a partner might use a Vinegraph API to study what their most popular points of interest are or how their points of interests are being shared on Vinegraph. The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:

• When we have your consent. This includes sharing information with other services (like Facebook or Twitter ) when you’ve chosen to link to your Vinegraph account to those services or publish your activity on Vinegraph to them. For example, you can choose to publish your points of interest to Facebook or Twitter.

• You could also use your Vinegraph credentials to log into an airline, hotel or vacation entities website to view locations to points of interests you have saved or points of interest people in your circle or people you follow.

• Online advertisers typically use third party companies to audit the delivery and performance of their ads on websites and apps. We also allow these companies to collect this information on Vinegraph. 

• If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or Vinegraph; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues. We may share the information described in this Policy with our wholly-owned subsidiaries and affiliates. We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy. We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners, advertisers or others. For example, we may tell an advertiser on Vinegraph how many people saved something they shared, or the percentage of people who click on a point of interest after viewing it.

Anonymous Information

We reserve the right to disclose Anonymous Information publicly without restriction.

Accessing or Modifying your personal information

You can either temporarily disable or permanently delete your account through our Services.

If you disable your account, we log you out of your account and cease sending you push notifications, but we will save your information in case you later decide to reactivate your account. Your profile and content will still be visible by other users.

If you delete your account, we will permanently delete your account information and moments and we will delete your messages according to our regular retention schedule. Please note that we will continue to store certain information for analytics purposes, but that information will not include your personal information such as name, email address, or telephone number. We will also retain any information as required by law. Comments or emotions you made on content shared by others, or messages you send, may also remain visible to other users after you delete your account.

Our policy on children’s information

Vinegraph is not directed to children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.

Data Protection

We take reasonable measures to protect any personal information we may hold about you in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

How do we make changes to this policy?

We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use Vinegraph after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or get your consent as required by law.

How can you contact us?

The best way to contact us is online through the Help Center. If you live in the United States, Syndeo, LLC. is responsible for your information. You can contact Syndeo, LLC. at vinegraph@syndeo.is.

If you live outside the United States, the data controller you should contact is Vinegraph Europe Ltd., an Irish company with its registered office at Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Third Party Services

In order to operate we leverage specific Third Party Services which we trust and that help provide the services we offer. Below are links to other services we use and their own privacy policies.

Google Analytics — for the collection of anonymous analytical data to help us better understand how our customers and users use our Services. The Google Analytics Privacy Policy can be found at: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

MixPanel – for the collection of anonymous analytical data to help us better understand how our customers and users use our Services.
Zendesk — for the provision of support desk services, helping us track and manage correspondence with our customers and users. The Zendesk Privacy Policy can be found at: https://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy/

Crashlytics — for the capture and collection of crash logs to help us identify bugs in our software. The Crashlytics Privacy Policy can be found at: http://try.crashlytics.com/terms/
Apple iCloud — (if enabled by user) for the backup of your Vinegraph data (if enabled). iCloud Privacy is covered under the Apple Privacy Policy: https://www.apple.com/privacy/
Apple Analytics — (if enabled by user) for the collection of anonymous analytical data to help us better understand how our customers and users use our Services. App Analytics is covered under the Apple Privacy Policy: https://www.apple.com/privacy/
Third Party SDK’s (Software Development Kit) and API’s:
Facebook SDK — provides us with the ability to interact with the Facebook Platform for integration with Facebook if and when you choose to connect your Facebook account. The Facebook Platform Privacy Policy can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/policy/ and the Facebook Privacy Policy can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Foursquare SDK — provides us with the ability to provide nearby venue (place) information, and interact with the Foursquare Platform if and when you choose to connect your Foursquare account. The Foursquare Platform Privacy Policy can be found at: https://foursquare.com/legal/api/platformpolicy and the Foursquare Privacy Policy can be found at: https://foursquare.com/legal/privacy
Google Places API — provides us with the ability to provide nearby place information. The Google Places API is covered under the Google Privacy Policy which can be found at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy
Fabric SDK — provides us with the ability to capture and collect crash logs through the Crashlytics service: https://get.fabric.io/crashlytics?locale=en-gb#Privacy and interact with the Twitter Platform for integration with Twitter if and when you choose to connect your Twitter account. The Twitter Privacy Policy can be found at: https://twitter.com/privacy
Uber API — provides us with the ability to interact with the Uber Platform for integration with Uber if and when you choose to connect your Uber account. The Uber Privacy Policy can be found at: https://www.uber.com/legal/privacy/users/en
Instagram API — provides us with the ability to interact with the Instagram Platform for integration with Instagram if and when you choose to connect your Instagram account. The Instagram Privacy Policy can be found at: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
Moves API — provides us with the ability to interact with the Moves Platform for integration with Moves if and when you choose to connect your Moves account. The Moves Privacy Policy can be found at: https://www.moves-app.com/privacy
YouTube API and Google API — provides us with the ability to interact with the YouTube Platform for integration with YouTube if and when you choose to connect your YouTube account. The YouTube Privacy Policy can be found at: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801895 and the Google Privacy Policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
Flickr API — provides us with the ability to interact with the Flickr Platform for integration with Flickr if and when you choose to connect your Flickr account. The Flickr Privacy Policy can be found at: https://policies.yahoo.com/us/en/yahoo/privacy/products/flickr/index.htm
Goodreads API — provides us with the ability to interact with the Goodreads Platform for integration with Goodreads if and when you choose to connect your Goodreads account. The Goodreads Privacy Policy can be found at: https://www.goodreads.com/about/privacy

This Policy was last revised: July 14, 2022.

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