Welcome to KUVINN (the “Platform”). The Platform is provided and controlled by KUVINN Technology Corp. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. By accessing or using our website, services, applications, products, and content (that include but are not limited to the Platform) (collectively, the “Services”), you acknowledge that you have read this policy and that you understand your rights in relation to your information and how we will collect, use, and process it. If you do not agree with this policy in general or any part of it, you should not use our Services. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this policy have the meaning given to them in the Code of Conduct.
What Information do we collect about you?
We collect information when you create an account and use the Platform, information such as your contact details, content you create, your location, other social networks, and other details. We also collect the information you share with us from third-party social network providers and technical and behavioral information about your use of the Platform. We also collect information contained in the messages you send through our Platform.
Who do we share your information with?
Nobody! That’s correct! We do not sell your personal data to third-party service providers such as cloud storage providers and other IT service providers. We do not share your information with our business partners, sponsors, analytics, or search engine providers. We may share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities, or government bodies as required by law.
How long do we store your information?
We retain your information for as long as it is necessary to fulfill (1) our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved, (2) our legal obligation(s) under applicable law(s) and regulations to retain data for a certain period of time, taking into account statute of limitations under applicable law(s); (3) our legitimate business purposes;(4) and to conduct a defense in relation to disputes or potential disputes.
How will we notify you of any changes?
We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this policy through a notice on our Platform, however, you should look at this policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy that reflects the effective date of such policy changes. Your continued access to or use of the Services after the date of the updated policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy. If you do not agree to the updated policy, you must stop accessing or using the Services.
The types of information we collect
We may collect and use the following information about you:
Information you give us: You give us information about yourself when you register for and/or use the Platform including your name, age, gender, address, email address, social media login details, telephone number, and credit card information, as well as your photograph and your language selection. In addition, this category will include your customer profile, the comments you make on our Platform (including any Virtual Items you contribute to any user-generated content), account and billing details, including but not limited to your Apple, Google or Windows account, PayPal, Venmo, or other third-party payment channel account where required for the purpose of paying or withdrawing cash. It also includes user-generated content, photographs, and video content that you choose to broadcast on our Platform. In some cases, you are also able to register using your user credentials to certain social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Linkedin.
Information you choose to share from your social networks: If you choose to link your social network or public forum account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, or YouTube) to the Platform, you will provide us or allow your social network to provide us with information from your social network or public forum accounts including your contact list. This data will include information relating to your use of the Platform on such public forums and/or social networks. For further information as to how and for what purpose the social network provider processes your data, please see the relevant privacy policies of these social network providers.
Technical Information we collect about you: We automatically collect certain information from you when you use the Platform including your IP address, location-related data (as described below) or other unique device identifiers, your browsing history (including content you have viewed in the Platform), Cookies (as defined below), your mobile carrier, time zone setting, mobile or device information including the model of your device, your screen resolution, operating system and platform, and information regarding your use of the Platform.
Behavioral information we collect about you: We also collect information regarding your use of the Services, e.g. your comments on our Platform or any other user-generated content and video content that you post and broadcast on our Platform. In addition, we link your contact or subscriber information with your activity on our Platform across all your devices using your email or social media log-in details. We collect engagement scores (“likes”, comments, repeated views) and relate users based on your behavior. Finally, we collect opt-ins and communication preferences.
Location data: When you use the Platform on a mobile device, we will collect information about your location, including location information based on your SIM card and/or IP address. If you allow us access to location data on your mobile device we will also collect Global Positioning System (GPS) data and mobile device location information. We will use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as recommending local services and other personalized content.
Messages: We collect and process (which includes scanning and analyzing) information you provide, including any personal information in the context of composing, sending, or receiving messages (that means the content as well as information about when the message has been sent, received, and/or read, including the participants of the communication) through our Service’s messaging functionality. Please be aware that messages sent to other users of our Service will be accessible by the recipients and that we are not responsible for the manner in which those users use or disclose messages.
Metadata: When you upload a video to the Platform (“User Content”), you automatically upload certain metadata that is connected to the User Content. In essence, metadata describes other data and provides information about your User Content that will not always be evident to the viewer. In connection with your video, the metadata can describe how, when, and by whom the piece of User Content was collected and how that content is formatted. It further includes information, such as your account name, that enables other users to trace back the video to your user account. Metadata will further consist of additional data that you chose to provide with the video, e.g. any hashtags used to mark keywords to the video or comments.
We use the following Cookies:
Strictly necessary Cookies: These are Cookies that are required for the operation of the Platform. They include, for example, Cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of the Platform.
Functionality Cookies: These Cookies are used to recognize you when you return to the Platform. This enables us to personalize our content, greet you by name, and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). These Cookies support the log-in function in the Platform for a 90 day period.
Social media Cookies: These cookies allow users to create an account on the Platform by using their existing log-in for other services (for example, for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Linkedin).
Targeting Cookies: These cookies record your visit to the Platform, the pages you have visited, and the links you have followed, including your interactions with other websites or applications. We will use this information to make the Platform and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests.
Analytics Cookies: Analytics Cookies are statistical audience measuring systems that we use for our Services to help us measure which web pages you click on and how you use the Platform (see below for more details).
“Do-not-track” signals are preferences that users can set on their web browser to limit how their activity is tracked across third-party websites or online services. The Platform does not respond to “do-not-track” signals in your web browser.
On our Platform, we use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Services. Traffic refers to the different data flows surrounding activities of the users on the Services. These tools, for example, collect information sent by your device or our Services, including the pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. The information will be used to report and evaluate your activities and patterns as a user of the Platform to provide services in accordance with these activities.
How we use your information
We will use the information we collect about you in the following ways:
to administer the Platform (i.e. to provide our Services to you) and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes (i.e. to guarantee the Platform’s stability and security), and to solicit your feedback;
to allow you to participate in interactive features of the Platform when you choose to do so;
to personalize the content you receive and provide you with tailored content that will be of interest to you;
to improve and develop our Platform and conduct product development;
to measure and understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you and others;
to provide you with services based on the country settings you have chosen, such as advertising and other content that is related to the country settings;
to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of the Platform about goods or services that will interest you or them;
to allow other users to identify you via the “Search Members” function as a user of the Service, to allow you to find other users and to connect with them on the Platform, and to support the socializing function of the Services;
to provide you with your profile information to send to anyone you choose and to enable you to participate on the Platform and interact with other users;
to make your information available to other users in accordance with the privacy settings you chose for the respective information;
to show you content that is similar to the content you liked or interacted with (by commenting and/or watching the content), content from your region, as well as content from users you follow;
to promote the Services and use information that you give to us, such as User Content and video content that you can choose to broadcast on our Platform as part of our advertising and marketing campaigns to promote the Platform;
to enable our messenger service to function (although this information is only processed if you choose to use this function), and you can choose to delete any information in this regard on your discretion via the clear cache function within the Platform’s settings; and
to help us detect abuse, fraud, and illegal activity on the Platform;
to ensure that you are old enough to use our Services (as required by law).
to notify you about changes to our Services;
to communicate with you.
to provide you with user support;
to enforce our terms, conditions, and policies.
We will share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities, or other organizations if legally required to do so, or if such use is reasonably necessary to:
comply with a legal obligation, process, or request;
enforce our Code of Conduct and other agreements, policies, and standards, including investigation of any potential violation thereof;
detect, prevent or otherwise address security, fraud or technical issues; or
protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, a third party, or the public as required or permitted by law (including exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction).
If you have registered for an account, you may access and update certain personal information that you have provided to us by logging into your online account and using the features and functionalities available there.
The security of your information
We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, for example, by encryption, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Platform; any transmission is at your own risk.
We have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of you and other users. We maintain these technical and organizational measures and will amend them from time to time to improve the overall security of our systems.
We will, from time to time, include links to and from the websites of our partner networks and sponsors. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to these websites.
Note that if you upload a video to the Platform for the first time, you are using the Platform on a public account, meaning that if you post a video it can be viewed by every user of the Platform regardless of your connection to the user. You can limit the audience having access to the information included in the information that you post to the Platform in your privacy settings as specified in the information window. Changes to the privacy settings on the Platform will immediately apply and also affect information that you have posted in the past. We will delete your information from your use of the Platform once you decide to delete the respective UGV or broadcast content or other information you provided in your profile.
How long we keep your information
We use the following criteria to determine the period for which we will keep your information:
our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved;
legal obligation(s) under applicable law(s) and regulations to retain data for a certain period of time;
statute of limitations under applicable law(s);
our legitimate business purposes; and
disputes or potential disputes.
After you have terminated your use of our Services, we can store your information in an aggregated and anonymized format. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we can also retain any personal information as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, allow us to resolve and litigate disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
Information relating to children
The Platform is not directed at children under the age of 13. If we become aware that personal information has been collected from a person under the age of 13, we will delete this information and terminate the person’s account. If you believe that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us.
We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this policy through a notice on our Platform. However, you should look at this policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy, which reflects the effective date of such policy. Your continued access to or use of the Services after the date of the updated policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy. If you do not agree to the updated policy, you must stop accessing or using the Services.
Updated: November 2020