Last Updated: October 28, 2016
In general: We may collect information, either automatically or that you provide, that can personally identify you such as your name, image and email address as well as other information that does not identify you.
Information you provide: We may collect and store any personal information you provide as part of the registration process or otherwise. This includes identifying information, such as your name, image, email address and telephone number, and, if you transact business with us, financial information, such as your payment method and related information. You may also provide us with information about your interests, gender, age, and other demographic information such as your username and hometown.
In order to register with the App, you will be asked to sign in using your LinkedIn® login. If you do so, you authorize us to access certain LinkedIn® account information, including information about your LinkedIn® connections that might be common LinkedIn® connections with other BeLinked users. By allowing us to access your LinkedIn® account, you understand that we will obtain and share your name and a profile picture, as well as the name and profile picture of your LinkedIn® connections that are common LinkedIn® connections with other BeLinked users in your network or geolocation.
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly viewable screens or pages, that information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the information you voluntarily post publicly, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.
Information collected automatically: When you use the App, we automatically collect and store information about your computer, browser or mobile device and your activities. This information could include: (i) your mobile device’s unique ID number, (ii) your mobile device’s geographic location while the App is actively running, (iii) your IP address, (iv) technical information about your computer or mobile device (such as type of device, web browser or operating system), (v) your preferences and settings (time zone, language, privacy preferences, product preferences, etc.), (vi) the URL of the last web page you visited before coming to one of our websites, (vii) the buttons, controls and ads you clicked on (if any), (viii) how long you used the App and which services and features you used, and (ix) the online or offline status of the App.
Information about others: We may collect and store personal information about other people that you provide to us or that is available to us through your LinkedIn® login, namely the name and picture of certain of your LinkedIn® connections. We will only share this information with other App users who are already connected with your LinkedIn® connection and who already have access to such information.
We may use your information to provide and improve our services, award loyalty points to you, make special offers, customize services for you, better understand our users, diagnose and fix problems, and sell and display offers and ads that may be relevant to you.
Geo-location information: While the App is in use, we keep track of your device’s geographic location so that we can connect you to other App users based on your particular geographic location.
Service providers: We may share all of the types of information we collect with third parties who provide services to us, for us or on our behalf.
Advertisers: To the extent we display advertising on the App, we may allow advertisers and advertising networks to collect information about your mobile device (including mobile device IDs), activities, and geographic location to enable them to display targeted ads to you.
Analytics companies: We allow analytics companies to use tracking technologies to collect information about our users’ computers or mobile devices and their online activities. These companies analyze this information to help us understand how our App is being used. Analytics companies may use mobile device IDs, as described in the paragraph below (“Mobile device IDs”). Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted. Analytics use of information is limited to providing analytics services to BeLinked.
Mobile device IDs: In order to recognize you, store your preferences, and track your use of our App, we may store your mobile device IDs (the unique identifier assigned to a device by the manufacturer) when you use the App. Unlike cookies, device IDs cannot be deleted.
Other situations in which we may share your information: We also may disclose any information, including personal information: in response to a legal request, such as a subpoena, court order, or government demand; to investigate or report illegal activity; or to enforce our rights or defend claims. We may also transfer your information to another person or company in connection with a corporate restructuring, such as a sale of our business or assets or a merger. If you correspond with us through the App or via email, the information we collect may include the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We may share your messages with those within our organization that are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We will keep a copy of your message until we have had an opportunity to address your concerns.
Aggregated information: We may share non-personal information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also publicly disclose aggregated information about our users, such as the total number of our users and their overall demographics. We also may share aggregated, non-personal, or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form for the purpose of conducting general business analysis, studies, articles, or other business purposes.
If your personal information changes in any way, we invite you to correct or update your personal information as soon as possible. You can make updates to your personal information by logging into the App and updating your account profile at any time. You can also request changes or access to their information by emailing: help@BeLinkedApp.com.
You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the App because such information may be required in order for you to register and partake in the services.
When you register, you consent to receive email messages from us. At any time you can choose to no longer receive commercial or promotional emails from us by submitting this request to help@BeLinkedApp.com. You may be given the opportunity, in any commercial email that we send to you, to opt out of receiving such messages in the future. We request a reasonable time to process an opt-out request. We may send you other types of transactional and relationship email communications, such as service announcements, administrative notices, and surveys, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. Please note that changing information in your account, or otherwise opting out of receipt of promotional email communications, will only affect future activities or communications from us. If we have already provided your information to a third party (such as a service provider) before you have changed your preferences or updated your information, you may have to change your preferences directly with that third party.
The App may also deliver notifications to your phone or mobile device. You can disable these notifications in your device’s settings in your account under “Settings” or by deleting the App.
We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s website for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, email and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact us via email through our Contact Us page or write to us at the address indicated below.