Privacy

Privacy Policy

Last updated March 1st, 2015

MELD Networks Inc. (“MELD”, “MELD App”, “we”, and “us”) respects the privacy of its users (“you”) and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our application or services or transacting business with us. By using our website or application (our “Service”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

1. Information we collect about you

In General. We may collect information that can identify you such as your name and email address ("personal information") and other information that does not identify you. We may collect this information through a website or a mobile application. By using the Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse and retain data related to the provision of the Service.

Use of technologies to collect information. We use various technologies to collect information from your device and about your activities on our Service.

2. How we use the information we collect

In General. We may use information that we collect about you to:

3. With whom we share your information

Information Shared with Other Users. When you register as a user of MELD, your MELD profile will be viewable by other users of the Service. Other users will be able to view information you have provided to us directly such as your Facebook and LinkedIn photos, any additional photos you upload, your first name, your age, approximate number of miles away, your professional summary, and information you have in common with the person viewing your profile, such as common Facebook friends and interest. If you press the MELD button to indicate that you “like” a person, you will be able to chat with that person if he/she has also indicated that he/she likes your profile as well i.e. when you have a “match.” If you chat with your match, your match will see the content of your chat.

Personal information. We do not share your personal information with others except as indicated in this Privacy Policy or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your personal information shared. We may share personal information with:

4. How you can access your information

If you have a MELD account, you have the ability to review and update your personal information within the Service by opening your account and going to the Settings screen. More information about how to contact us is provided below. You also may close your account at any time by visiting the "Settings" page for your account. If you close your account, we will retain certain information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our Terms of Use, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of our Service or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that information will be subject to those third parties' policies.

5. Your choices about collection and use of your information

6. How we protect your personal information

We take security measures to help safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access and disclosure. However, no system can be completely 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 at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

7. Information you provide about yourself while using our Service

We provide areas on our Service where you can post information about yourself and others and communicate with others. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information on publicly-viewable 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, so we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your personal information.

8. Children's privacy

Although our Service is a general audience Service, we restrict the use of our service to individuals age 18 and above. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under the age of 18.

9. Visiting our Service from outside the United States

If you are visiting our Service from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States and globally where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using our services, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this privacy policy.

10. No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

11. Change of Ownership

In the event of a change in ownership, or a direct merger or acquisition with another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of MELD’s user information, including but not limited to email addresses, pictures, professional summary, etc. to a separate entity.

12. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check our Service from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

13. How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email or post mail as follows:

Privacy Officer
MELD Networks, Inc.
P.O.Box 70035,Oakland, California 94612
privacy@meld-app.com