Last Revised: 3rd June 2017
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
As used herein, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, mobile number, e-mail address, or other account number), and information about that individual’s location or activities, such as information about his or her use of the Toroid service, when directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you.
Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or service or categories of Site and service users, from which any personal information has been removed. We collect aggregate data for a number of purposes, including helping us understand trends and user needs so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor existing publications, products and services to user desires. This policy in no way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you use the various services and activities available through the Toroid service. At several places on our Site, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which may contain personal information. For example, if you register for the Site or service, send us an email, or submit content, we may collect your name, photo, email address, and other personal, professional, demographic and business information that you provide. In addition, from time to time we may collect contact or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, promotional offers, forums and other interactive areas of the Site.
The use of Toroid services entails combining your current location with a photo of your location with a message (Location/Photo Package) and placing it where it can be found via a unique URL. You then choose to send this URL along with communications information such as your mobile phone number or email address to a person or persons that you choose and trust to meet you at that location. By using the service you are giving Toroid your permission to disclose your personal information in this way. It is your responsibility to ensure that the content of the photograph does not include personally identifiable information.
When you use the service, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet mobile device type, your operating system, and your activity on the Site and through the service. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Personal location information is only stored by Toroid for up to 48 hours after which it is deleted from our serves and only exists on your mobile device and the devices used by the recipient of the data. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.
USAGE AND DISCLOSURE
In general, we use personal information we may collect (such as your email) to facilitate your use of the Site and Toroid service, to provide you with information, products and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the Site and of our service, and for the purpose for which the information was provided. For example, we may use the information we collect:
to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the Site and service, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site and our information and services; and
for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
In addition, if you so indicate in the event of sharing your contact information with us, we may use the information we collect to send you news and product and service updates, including contacting you about our services, products, activities, special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development and promotional purposes, including notifications about new features and or improvements to the Site or our products and services.
We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships, and may combine this information with the other personal information we have about you. In such cases, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES?
You should only share your location with people you know and trust not to convey your location to others including when you share your location via social media. You should also note that personal information you share with others may be forwarded to unknown recipients with unknown subsequent consequences.
Phone numbers that end users may provide in some cases for authentication will be sent to, and stored by, Google™ to improve spam and abuse prevention across Google™ services, including but not limited to Firebase™ .
WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
Toroid endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure by putting into place measures to safeguard the information we collect. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and that we cannot guarantee that the Site or services will be free of any defects or flaws that affect your use of it or the security of your information.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE RETENTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?
We will not use your personal information to send you news and product updates, unless you “opt in” to receiving such communications. In addition, you may “opt out” of receiving marketing or promotional email from Toroid by following unsubscribe instructions or using unsubscribe links within communications we send. Please note, however, that as long as you receive the service, you may not “opt out” of receiving service-related emails from Toroid.
In order to use the SMS interface for of the Toroid service, you must provide us with the right to use your personal information to send you messages and communications via SMS, text message, email or other electronic means to your mobile device. You may at any time withdraw your consent to the use and disclosure of your location data. However, such withdrawal will prevent you from using the service.
HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating to this Site or our service, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal information we have collected, please contact us at and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible.