Welcome to ALONGWALKER (the “Platform”). The Platform is provided and controlled by ALONGWALKER Community. (“ALONGWALKER”, “we” or “us”).
We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains our practices concerning the personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us. If you do not agree with this policy, you should not use the Platform.
If you have any questions about how we use your personal information, please contact [email protected].
As set forth in Section 1 below, we collect and process information you give us (including email addresses) when you create an account and upload content to the Platform. We automatically collect information concerning your access and use of the Platform; this includes technical and behavioural information about your access and use of the Platform, as well as location information. We collect User Content through pre-loading at the time of creation, import, or upload, regardless of whether you choose to save or upload that User Content. We also automatically collect information about you if you download the app and/or interact with the Platform without creating an account.
We use your information to provide the Platform to you and to improve and administer it. We use your information to, among other things, show you suggestions in the ‘For You’ feed, improve and develop the Platform and ensure your safety. Where appropriate, we will also use your personal information to serve you targeted advertising and promote the Platform.
We share your information with third party service providers who help us to deliver the Platform, such as cloud storage providers. We also share your information with business partners, other companies in the same corporate group as ALONGWALKER, content moderation services, measurement providers, advertisers, and analytics providers. Where and when required by law, we will share your information with law enforcement agencies or regulators, and with third parties pursuant to a legally binding court order.
We retain your information for as long as it is necessary to provide you with the service or as may be required by law. Where we do not need your information in order to provide the service to you, we retain it only as long as we have a legitimate business purpose in keeping such information or where we are subject to a legal obligation to retain the information. We will also retain your information if we believe it is or will be necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this policy through a notice on our Platform. However, you should look at this policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy, which reflects the effective date of such policy. By accessing or using the Platform, you acknowledge that you have read this policy and that you understand your rights in relation to your personal information and how we will collect, use and process it.
We collect and use the following information about you:
If you choose to register to use the Platform using your social network account details (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google) or link your ALONGWALKER account with other social network accounts, you will provide us or allow your social network to provide us with your username and public profile. We will likewise share certain information with your social network such as your app ID, access token and the referring URL.
You may be able to refuse or disable Cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Because each browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your browser. Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable certain types of Cookies. For example, due to differences in how browsers and mobile apps function, you may need to take different steps to opt out of Cookies used for targeted advertising in a browser and to opt out of targeted advertising for a mobile application, which you may control through your device settings or mobile app permissions. In addition, your opt-out selection is specific to the particular browser or device that you are using when you opt out, so you may need to opt-out separately for each of browser or device. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete Cookies, some of the functionality of the Platform may no longer be available to you.
We will use the information we collect about you in the following ways:
We share your information with the following selected third parties:
If you choose to register to use the Platform using your social network account details (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google) or link your ALONGWALKER account with other social network account, you will provide us or allow your social network to provide us with your username and public profile. We will likewise share certain information with the relevant social network such as your app ID, access token and the referring URL. Where you opt to share content on social media platforms, the content, username and accompanying text will be shared on that platform or, in the case of sharing via instant messaging platforms such as Whatsapp, a link to the content will be shared.
We provide information and content to service providers who support our business, such as cloud service providers and providers of content moderation services to ensure that the Platform is a safe and enjoyable place.
We use analytics providers to help us in the optimisation and improvement of the Platform. Our third party analytics providers also help us serve targeted adverts.
We share information with advertisers and third party measurement companies to show how many and which users of the Platform have viewed or clicked on an advertisement. We share your device ID with measurement companies so that we can link your activity on the Platform with your activity on other websites; we then use this information to show you adverts which may be of interest to you.
We may also share your information with other members, subsidiaries, or affiliates of our corporate group, to provide the Platform including improving and optimising the Platform, preventing illegal use and supporting users.
We will share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other parties if legally required to do so, or if such use is reasonably necessary to:
If you choose to engage in public activities on the Platform, you should be aware that any information you share may be read, collected, or used by other users, as well as third parties such as search engines, content aggregators and news sites. You should use caution in disclosing personal information while using the Platform. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit.
We will also disclose your information to third parties:
The personal information we collect from you may be stored on a server located outside of the country where you live. We maintain major servers around the world to bring you our services globally and continuously.
You can access and edit most of your profile information by signing into the Platform. You can delete the User Content you uploaded. We also provide a number of tools in Settings that allow you to control your privacy preferences, such as who can view your User Content. Should you choose to do so, you may delete your entire account in Settings. You may also request a copy of your personal information. If you have any questions on how to use those tools, or want to exercise any rights you may have in the country where you live, please contact us at [email protected].
We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will protect your personal information, for example, by encryption, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted via the Platform; any transmission is at your own risk.
We have appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of you and other users. We maintain these technical and organizational measures and will amend them from time to time to improve the overall security of our systems.
We will, from time to time, include links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to these websites.
We retain your information for as long as it is necessary to provide you with the service and as may be required by law. Where we do not need your information in order to provide the service to you, we retain it only for so long as we have a legitimate business purpose in keeping such information. However, there are occasions where we are likely to keep this information for longer in accordance with our legal obligations or where it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. After you have terminated your use of our Platform, we store your information in an aggregated and anonymised format.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal information, please contact us in the first instance at [email protected] and we will endeavour to deal with your request as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with the relevant data protection authority.
We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this policy, through a notice provided via the Platform. However, you should look at this policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy, which reflects the effective date of such policy. Your continued access to or use of the Platform after the date of the updated policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy. If you do not agree to the updated policy, you must stop accessing or using the Platform.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy should be addressed to [email protected].