Shimmeo Privacy Policy

Effective: July 2021

This privacy statement (“Privacy Policy”) explains the privacy practices of Shimmeo, Inc. (hereafter “Shimmeo”), the makers of WOO!, for users of the App and visitors to our website. Throughout the Privacy Policy, Shimmeo is otherwise referred to as the “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our.”

Shimmeo's Commitment to Privacy

Shimmeo respects your right to privacy. Your ability to make informed choices about the uses of your information is important to us. This privacy statement explains Shimmeo's policy regarding the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information. The terms of this Privacy Policy apply to information collected from you unless you agree to different terms specified as part of a special offer or in another form or contract we provide you.

What is Personal Information?

"Personal Information" is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity or information that you may choose to provide to us. Personal Information does not include “Aggregate Information.” Aggregate Information is data we collect about a group or category of products, services or customers, from which individual customer identities have been removed. In other words, information about how you use a service may be collected and combined with information about how others use the same service, but no Personal Information will be included in the resulting data. Likewise, information about the products or services you use or purchase may be collected and combined with information about the products and services used or purchased by others, but no Personal Information will be included in the resulting data. Aggregate Information helps us understand trends and customer needs so that new products and services can be considered and so existing products and services can be tailored to customer desires.

Creating a WOO! Account and Profile Information

When you create a WOO! account, you must provide access credentials either in the form of an email address and password, or phone number and password, or by authentication using another service, such as Twitter or Facebook (hereafter “Account Information”). You may optionally provide us with additional profile information, including a short bio, location, and profile picture (the additional profile information and the Account Information hereafter, collectively, the “Profile Information”). If you create your WOO! account by connecting through another service, we may use public information from that connected account to help complete your WOO! profile. You may update or modify your Profile Information and Account Information at any time. Profile Information is available publicly on our Services.

Connecting to Other Services, Finding Friends and Sharing

Our Services include several features to help you find the accounts of people you already know. For example, you may upload information from your address book or connect your WOO! account to your account on another service (hereafter “Linked Platform”) such as Twitter or Facebook. WOO! may match the information you provide with the name and Profile Information of other WOO! users. When you connect your WOO! account to other services, you may be able to post your Content to those services as well. You may disconnect your WOO! account from any one of your accounts on other services at any time. Disconnecting your WOO! account will immediately revoke our authorization to cross-post on your behalf or otherwise access the disconnected account.

Content

WOO! is a video sharing platform. As such, you should have no expectation of nondisclosure of videos or other material you post or that is attached to such materials you post (hereafter “Publicly Disclosed Content”). This includes not only the content that you post and data provided with such content, such as when it was posted, a location where the video was made, and a location from where the posting was made, but also includes the users you follow, your comments and hashtags, the videos that you like, and other public interactions on the Services. Your public information is widely and instantly disseminated.

Other Information We Collect

We may collect and store details of how you use our Services, including how you navigate through the App, which search queries you use and so on. This information may be used to improve the relevancy of results provided by our Services. Except in limited instances to ensure quality of our Services over the Internet, such information will not be associated with your Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a unique number automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider and readable by others on the Internet whenever you are on the Internet.

We may collect data (“Device Information”) about how you use your device and applications in order to help our app developers improve the App. If we do combine non-personal information with Personal Information the combined information will be treated as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined.

You may also tell us your exact location if you choose to enable your mobile device to send us location information. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as tagging a video with a location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with Content that has been tagged near your location. We 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, for example to provide relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Use of Personal Information

The Personal Information we collect includes your name, Account Information, Profile Information, IP Address, Publicly Disclosed Content, and is used to process your requests or transactions, to provide you with high quality service, to customize your use of the Services according to your preferences, and to tell you about specific goods or services we believe will be of interest to you.. You agree that Company may use Personal Information about you to analyze the usage of the Services, improve or customize Company's Service, customize the Services' content, and as otherwise set forth in this Privacy Policy. You also agree that Company may use your Personal Information to contact you. Unless you specifically opt out, you also agree that Company may use your Personal Information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, is targeted to your interests, such as targeted advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the App, Site or Service. By accepting the Terms and this Privacy Policy, you expressly agree to be so contacted and to receive such information, unless you specifically opt out in applicable circumstances.

Any Personal Information or content that you voluntarily disclose in the App may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others. Your username or your Linked Platform username may be displayed to other users of the App when you upload content or send messages using the Services. Any content that you submit to the Services may be redistributed online and on other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.

Sharing of Personal Information

In some cases, we may share some of your Personal Information with carefully selected third parties in order to provide some of the Services. For example, we may share your Device Information with other parties in order to send you “Push” notifications, or we may store some of your Personal Information on third party servers in order to provide the best possible service. In all of these cases, the third parties are carefully screened and bound to the same restrictions on the use of your Personal Information as described here, and the third parties may not use your Personal Information for their own purposes.

Cookies

WOO! allows individuals to view, comment and like videos from our website. Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as viewing public videos. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. WOO! 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 customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not want cookies from WOO! or other websites, you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.



Security

Shimmeo takes a range of security measures designed to protect your personal Information and keep it confidential and free from any unauthorized alteration. However, the Internet by its nature is not a secure environment and the nature of security risks is constantly evolving, as are the technical and organizational industry standards relating to management of those risks. The complete security of any Personal Information collected, stored or used by us cannot therefore be guaranteed. If your account for the Services or your account with a Linked Platform is hacked, this may lead to unauthorized access to your account for the Services and viewing of your user content associated with the Services, so be careful to keep your platform Account Information secure. In the unlikely event that an unauthorized third party compromises Company's security measures, Company will not be responsible for any damages directly or indirectly caused by an unauthorized third party's ability to view, use or disseminate such information.

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, operating system, referring web page that linked you to us, web pages visited, advertisements on which you may have clicked, location, mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and stored cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, view videos, use our App or other services, or interact with our notifications. Shimmeo uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve those Services.

Other Disclosures

In addition, we may disclose Personal Information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, cooperate with any requests of law enforcement or government security agencies, respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Shimmeo, our customers, or the public. Information about our customers, including Personal Information, may be disclosed as part of, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets or acquisition.

Aggregate Information

Shimmeo uses and discloses Aggregate Information for the purposes of evaluating and improving our Services and tailoring our products. Shimmeo may choose at its sole discretion to transfer, sell, provide or share Aggregate Information with third parties, including for to Shimmeo's business partners for commercial purposes, and by providing any information to Shimmeo you consent to such provision of Aggregate Information to any third party.

In addition, Shimmeo may use services provided by third parties such as Google and Amplitude to collect information anonymously about its users. These services may provide us with reports with demographic and interest data regarding users of our Services, as well as general campaign metrics. These third party services may also allow us to isolate and analyze subsets of sessions and users in such reports. Such reports and analyses are provided to us as Aggregate Information. Aggregate Information is used together with third party Software Development Kits (SDKs) in order that we may receive such reports. Shimmeo does not merge this data with Personal Information. There is currently no way of opting out from such collection of data.

Opt-Out of Communications from Us

We’ll only send emails, text messages or other communications for informational purposes, or as required to fulfil requests initiated by you, unless you have indicated that you wish to receive other types of communications from us or our partners.

If, at any time, you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you can always remove your name from our mailing list by sending an email to [PLEASE INSERT E-MAIL ADDRESS.], stating that you wish to unsubscribe, and placing “NO EMAIL” in the subject line of the email. Although we will promptly remove your name from our email list upon receiving your request, it’s possible that you may still receive communications from us that had been initiated prior to the removal of your name from our list. If you sign up for text messages and then later decide you no longer wish to receive them about Shimmeo’s products, promotions, or events, you may respond to any text message you receive by texting “STOP.”

If, at any time, you don’t want to receive offers and/or marketing materials from us, you can always remove yourself from our mailing list by sending an email to [PLEASE INSERT E-MAIL ADDRESS.], placing "NO SNAIL MAIL" in the subject line, and providing your name, address, and zip code.  Please note that our mailings are prepared in advance.  Although we’ll promptly remove your name from our mailing list upon receiving your request, you may still receive mailings that were initiated prior to your name’s removal.  You can also contact us by mail:

[PLEASE INSERT MAILING ADDRESS.]

The opt-out rights and procedures described in this section are the default rules and procedures we use in operating the Services and are the standard by which we adhere to our Privacy Policy.

Updating, Reviewing or Correcting Personal Information

You may update, review or correct your Profile Information at any time online by accessing your profile page.

Updating, Reviewing or Correcting Personal Information

You have the right to exercise your privacy rights respecting your Personal Information without any form of discriminatory treatment by us. Additionally, if you are a resident of California, you have the right to request that we provide you with information, including Personal Information, that we collect, use or disclose, and you also have the right to request that we delete such information to the extent it is collected or maintained by us.

We may have collected data that may be Personal Information such as your name, e-mail address, phone number, IP address, and activity on or through the Services, for example the times any of the Services were visited by you and how access was made to any of the Services. We have collected this data from user activity of the Services, along with other forms of communication with users. We collect this information to improve our ability to provide you with customer service. We sometimes share data with third parties if it is necessary to carry out the purposes for which we collect the data, if sharing it is required by law, or if you have provided us with your consent to do so. Shimmeo does not sell, rent, share, or disclose Personal Information to third parties without your express prior consent, except for the sharing or disclosing of Personal Information in the limited circumstances described under the “Sharing of Personal Information” heading.

The Rights of Users provisions of this section of the Privacy Policy apply equally to information collected in both online and offline settings.

Making a request relating to Personal Information

If you are a resident of California, you may request (i) to know about Personal Information collected about you or (ii) to have Personal Information collected about you deleted. Requests may be made through the webform reachable by e-mail at [PLEASE INSERT E-MAIL ADDRESS.]. Requests by e-mail must include:

Requests may be made by you as an individual or you may designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf.

Making a request relating to Personal Information

We will confirm receipt of a request within 10 days. Prior to providing a substantive response, we will review the information you provided along with information we have about you in our records, if any, to verify your identity. Once your identity is verified, we will fulfil the request to the extent we are able and permitted to by law. Our substantive response will be within 45 days of the request, unless we notify you otherwise. We may reach out to you by e-mail, mail or by phone (if you have provided a phone number). If the request involves the deletion of data, we will, upon verifying your identity, ask you to confirm that you wish to proceed, and then, provided we are not barred from deleting the data for another reason, we will proceed to delete the data.

Business Transfers

In the event that Shimmeo is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your Personal 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.

Contacting us

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement contact us at support@shimmeo.com

Changes to this Statement

Shimmeo reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating at the top of the Privacy Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy to make sure you understand how your information will be used.