Information Collected Upon Registration
When You create a Vobolo/InstaVoice account, You provide certain personal information, including Your name, phone number/email address and password (“Personal Information”). Some of this information, for example, Your name is listed publicly on our Services, including on Your profile page and in search results. However all of these Services, such as search and viewing of public user profiles require registration.
Single Sign-On InstaVoice/Vobolo
A caveat here is that if You are signed-up/registered with InstaVoice via Your phone number, then the same credentials hold good for your Vobolo account (www.vobolo.com) on the Web as well. This way, users can connect seamlessly and securely to both the Services on the cloud. Similarly, Your Vobolo authorization credentials (via Phone number) hold good for InstaVoice. The same information is shared across both the Services on the cloud at the back-end. Single sign-on, on one hand, simplifies access for end users while on the other, reduces the management overhead associated with password reset.
You may provide us with additional Personal Information to make public, such as a short description, your locations, a picture of Yourself or even a link to Your personal website/blog. When You create a Vobolo Account, some Personal Information about Your Account and Your account activity will be provided to other users of the Service. This may include Your age (if You choose to make it public), the state and country of residence, the number of users following You and vice versa. You may provide Personal Information to customize Your account, such as an email ID/phone number for the delivery of email/SMS notifications. We may use Your Personal Information to send You information about our Services (for eg., notifying You of major Vobolo/InstaVoice Service changes or for customer service purposes) or to market to You. You could decide to use Your account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from Vobolo. We may use Your contact information to help others find your Vobolo/InstaVoice account, including through third-party services and client applications. Your privacy settings control whether others can find You by Your email address or cell phone number. As an InstaVoice Application user, You may choose to upload Your address book so that we can help You find InstaVoice users You know. We may later make suggestions to You and other users on Vobolo/InstaVoice based on imported address book contacts. You can delete your imported address book contacts from Vobolo/InstaVoice at any time. If You email us, we may keep certain Personal Information such as Your message, email address and contact information to respond to Your request. If You connect Your Vobolo/InstaVoice account to Your account on another service in order to cross-post between Vobolo/InstaVoice and that service, the other service may send us Your registration or profile information on that service and other information that You authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from Vobolo/InstaVoice within a few weeks of your disconnecting from Vobolo/InstaVoice your account on the other service. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional. However, this information would enable us to provide You with more relevant and better services.
Vobolos (Voice blogposts), Following, Groups and other Public Information
Our Services are primarily designed to help You share information with the world or at least to users from Your country/territory. Most of the messages that You blog for communicating with Your friends, family and close groups, are intended to be held private. By this, only those users who will follow You, will be able to view the messages You posted. However, users who do not follow You, will not be able to view any of Your messages.
For campaign related Vobolos, that You post to participate in a brand contest, or vote for a screen star/celebrity, the intention is to make the information public by posting it to the user’s Facebook wall as well as the brand’s Facebook page.
Our encouragement is always to make the information You provide to reach out to as many users as possible and hence make it public, but we also give You settings to make the information more private if You want. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, Your public user profile information and public blog posts may be searchable by search engines. Hence, when You share information or content like voice content or links to photos and videos via the Services, please consider and evaluate carefully what information You intend making public.
If You keep Your profile as 'Private', other Vobolo users will not be able to see Your Sent Vobolos, Followers and Following Vobolos. Only some basic Personal Information will be available for public viewing. If Your profile is public, anybody would be able to follow You. In case it is private, You will receive a special notification (email/SMS) to approve the follow request. You can make Your profile Private from the Account Settings tab. By default, it is public.
If You want to prevent a specific follower to view Your posts (even after retaining Your profile as type public), You can ‘block’ that person and remove him from Your connection list. You also have the capability to ‘unblock’ him as and when desired.
Location Information: You may choose to publish Your location in Your voice messages or blog spots and in Your InstaVoice/Vobolo profile. You may also tell us Your location when You set your location on www.instavoice.com / www.vobolo.com or Your computer or mobile device sends us location information. We may also use other data from Your device to determine location; for example, 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 sending voice messages with Your location, and to improve and customize the Services.
WE CAN (AND YOU AUTHORIZE US TO) DISCLOSE ANY INFORMATION ABOUT YOU TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, ANY LAWSUIT OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY THAT WE, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, BELIEVE NECESSARY OR APPROPRIATE IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION OF FRAUD, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHER ACTIVITY THAT IS ILLEGAL OR MAY EXPOSE US, OR YOU, TO LIABILITY.
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 voice SMS or blog spots, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).
Modifying Your Personal Information
If You are a registered user of our Services, we provide You with tools and account settings to access or modify the Personal Information You provided to us and associated with Your account.
You can also permanently delete your InstaVoice/Vobolo account. When Your account is deactivated, it is not viewable on www.instavoice.com or www.vobolo.com. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. After 30 days, we begin the process of deleting Your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
We are very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of Your personally identifiable information. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect Your information from unauthorized access.
We will make any legally-required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of Your unencrypted electronically stored Personal Information to You via email or conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
By using this Website or the Services or providing Personal Information to us, You agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of this Website or Services.
We use commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your Personal Information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wi-fi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, we make commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If we learn of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose Your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Kirusa’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.
Links to Other Websites
Our Site contains links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from You. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information You submit to them. We encourage You to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites You visit.
Children under Age 13
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Service or send any information about Yourself to us, including Your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information for accessing the Service. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us through our privacy help page.
Children between the Ages of 13 and 18
We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the internet.
This Privacy Notice was last modified on November 10, 2014.