We attach great importance to the protection of user’s personal information. While you are using our services, we may collect and use your relevant information.
Information We May Collect from You
While we providing our services, we may collect, store and use following information relevant to you.
If you refuse to provide corresponding information, you may not be allowed to become our user, and enjoy some services we offer. Or even if we can continue to provide you some services, they may not as perfect as expected.
Information You Providing Us
l The personal information you provide to us while registering our account or utilizing our services (e.g. phone number, email address, and bank card No.);
l Information you shared to other parties through our services, and information you stored while using our services.
Other Parties Sharing Your Information
l Information you shared that provided by other parties while using our services.
Information We Collect From You
We may collect following information while you using our services :
Device or software information, including configuration information made available by your mobile devices, web browsers or other programs you use to access our services, your IP address and version and identification number of your mobile devices;
Information about what you have searched for and looked at while using our services, such as web search terms used, social media profiles or url addresses visited and details of other Information and content accessed or requested by you in using our services;
Information about what APPs and other software you used and information of them;
Information about communications you have made using our services, including the people you have communicated with and the time, data and duration of your communications;
The metadata you have shared by using our services, such as the date, time or location that a shared photograph or video was taken or posted.
l “Location Data” is information that we collect regarding your location while you using our location-related services and you have enable location services in your device, including:
The geographic location information we collect through GPS or WiFi when you use our services in location-enabled devices;
Real-time information made available by you or others that gives an indication as to where you are or have been located, such as account information that indicates where you are located and Shared Information you or others post indicating your location, such as any geotag information that is embedded in any photos you make available to us;
You are able to stop our collection of your geographic location information through disabling location function in your device.
How We May Use Information
We may use your Information for any of the following purposes:
l To provide our services to you;
l For identification, customer services, security, fraud-detection, archival and backup purposes in connection with the provision of our services;
l To help us develop our new services and improve our existing services;
l To better understand how you access and use our services, for the purposes of trying to improve our services and to respond to customer desires and preferences, including language and location customization, personalized help and instructions, or other responses to your and other customers’ usage of our services;
l To provide you with advertising (as discussed in more detail under the “Advertising” section below);
l To assess the effectiveness of and improve advertising and other marketing and promotional activities on or in connection with our services;
l For the purposes of software verification or administering software upgrades;
l To allow you to participate in surveys and other activities about our products and services.
For the purposes of seeking a better experience for our users, to improve our services or otherwise where you have consented, on the premise of obeying relevant laws and regulations, we may apply information we collected through one of our services to our other services as an aggregated or individualized manner.
For example, the information we collected during your use of one of our services may be used to provide particular contents, or to present information related to you and recommended privately for you. If we offer corresponding options in relevant services, you may also authorize us to apply the information this service provides and stores to other services.
How You Visit and Control Your Personal Information
We will adopt appropriate technical means to guarantee that you are able to visit, update and correct your registration information or other personal information you provided in using our services. We may require your identity authentication while you visiting, updating, correcting and deleting your personal information to guarantee the safety of your account.
Information We May Share
Without your consent, we and our affiliates will only share your information with the third parties under the following circumstances:
l We and our affiliates may share your personal information with our affiliates, trusted partners and the third party service providers, contractors and agencies (e.g. communication service providers who send emails or notifications, and map service providers who offer location data) (they may not in your legal area), for following purposes:
Provide our services for you;
Achieve the goals in “How We May Use Information”;
Understand, maintain, and improve our services;
l Along with our business development, we and our affiliates may proceed transactions, including merging, acquisition, asset transferring or similar actions. Your personal information may be transferred as part of transactions. We will notify you before transferring.
l We or our affiliates may reserve, store or disclose your personal information under following circumstances:
Obey applicable laws and regulations;
Obey court orders or stipulations of other legal procedures;
Obey requests of relevant governmental agencies;
The rational and obligatory purposes to obey applicable laws and regulations, protect social and public interests, or to protect personal security, property security and legal rights of us or our affiliates, our customers, other users or our employees.
Information You Shared
Our multiple services enable you to share your personal information not only with your social network, but also with every user who is using this services.
For example, the information you upload or publish in our services (including your explicit personal information, and lists you created), your responses to information uploaded or published by others, and relevant location data and log data hidden in the information. Other users who are using our services may also share information related to you (including location data and log data). Particularly, our social media service is specially designed for you to share information with users in worldwide areas to realize real-time sharing and extensive spreading functions. If you do not delete shared information, it may remain in public areas. Even if you delete shared information, relevant information may still be cached, duplicated or stored by other users or non-associative third parties independently, or saved in public areas by other users or third parties.
Therefore, please consider cautiously about information you upload, publish and communicate through our services. Under some circumstances, you may control scope of users who have rights to browse your shared information through privacy settings of our services.
If you request us to delete your relevant information from our services, please operate through the method provided in special terms.
Sensitive Personal Information You Shared
Certain personal information, such as information about your race or ethnic origin, religion, personal health and medical information is characterized as “sensitive” personal information. Comparing to other information, sensitive personal information will receive stricter protection.
Please note that information that you provide, upload or publish in our services (such as photographs or information about your social activities) may reveal your sensitive personal information. You need to consider cautiously whether it is appropriate to reveal your sensitive personal information while using our services.
How We May Collect Information
We or our affiliates, if any, may collect and use your information and store it as log information through cookies and web beacons.
We use our own cookies and web beacons for the purpose of providing you with more personalized user experience and service, and also the purposes as follows:
l Remembering you. For example, cookies, web beacons can help us identify you as a registered user of our services or keep the preferences or information that you have previously provided;
l Improving advertising. Cookies, web beacons help us provide you with advertising that we believe are relevant to you, based on your Information
We use our cookies, web beacons for these purposes, but may make certain aggregated non-personal information obtained through these technologies available to advertisers and other partners to analyze how you and others use our services and to serve advertising.
We also allow advertisers and other partners to place their own cookies, web beacons into some of our services to collect non-personal information and to analyze how these services are used and to serve advertising.
Your browser may enable you to block or manage cookies or web beacons. However, please remember that if you do so, we may not be able to provide you with the optimal experience through our services and some of our services may not function properly. At the same time, you will still receive the same amount of advertisements, but these advertisements are less relevant to you.
We may use your Information to provide advertisements that are more relevant to you.
We may also use your Information to provide or promote products and services of us or the third parties by means of our services, sending marketing messages by emails or other methods. Such products and services include the following:
l Our products and services and the products and services of our affiliate and trusted partners, including instant messaging services, online media services, interactive entertainment services, social networking services, payment services, internet searching services, location and mapping services, application software and services, data management software and services, on-line advertising services, Internet finance, and other social media, entertainment, e-commerce, information and communications software and services (“Internet Services”);
l Third party providers of Internet Services and products and services relating to dining, food and beverages, sports, music, film, television, live performances and other arts and entertainment, books, magazines and other publications, clothing and accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, personal health and hygiene, electronics, collectibles, housewares, appliances, home decoration and furnishings, pets, automobiles, hotels, transport and travel, banking, insurance and other financial services, membership and reward programs and other products and services that we think may be relevant to you.
If you don’t want us to use your personal information for the marketing purposes noted above, you can make a request by following the relevant instructions on advertisements, or the instructions as set out in certain service-specific guidance.
Emails and Messages
Emails and notifications
When you use our services, we may use your information to send you emails, newsletters and
notifications to your device. If you don’t want to receive these messages, you can follow
relevant instructions to unsubscribe in your device.
We may send you service-related announcements when necessary (e.g. when we temporarily suspend one of our services for maintenance). You may not opt-out of these service-related announcements, which are not promotional in nature.
Our services may include, or they may link you to, social media or other services (including websites) provided by a third party. For example:
You may be able to share contents on our services, or logging on our services through the third parties. The third parties who provide such services may be able to collect your Information and personal information (including your log data), and may set cookies on your computer to function properly;
Through advertisements or otherwise within our services, we may provide you with links that allow you to access third party services or websites.
How Juveniles Use Our Service
We encourage that juveniles under 18 utilize our service under the instructions from parents or guardians.
l Information collected by third party services (including any third party websites) accessing through our services;
l Information collected by other companies and institutes providing advertising services through our services.