Last updated on April 14, 2022
1. EXPECTATION OF PRIVACY
Huut is a public, audio / voice based microblogging platform. It is designed for Users to express themselves publicly. The Users benefit from the views and content that other Users post on the Platform. All content posted on the Platform (including Your Username, profile picture and all Huuts) are designed to be publicly viewable, shareable and downloadable by other Users. In this regard You acknowledge that You have no expectation of privacy since You are uploading Content with the express intention of having Your Content published widely.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
2.1 Information You provide to Us
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I.I. Registration and Verification Information When You register on Huut, We collect certain the following Personal Information including: (a) Your mobile number; (b) e-mail address that You choose to register with the Platform; (c) the IP address of the device on which You access the Platform; and (d) Your Username that You choose to represent Yourself on the Platform. You may also choose to verify Your profile. In order to verify Your profile and identity, We will collect the following Personal Information including; (a) active mobile number; (b) Government Issued Photo ID.
II. Profile Information If You choose to voluntarily add additional information to Your profile, We may collect the following additional information from you: (a) name; (b) profile picture; (c) user handle; (d) profession/qualifications/work experience; (e) location; (f) description of self; (g) date of birth; (h) gender; and (i) relationship status.
III.Information from Your use of the Platform When You use the Platform, We collect the following information:
- the audio content that You post / upload;
- the IP address from where You log in, use, access Your account;
- list of Users You follow
- list of Users that follow You;
- Users who have visited Your profile and vice versa;
- information about Your mobile device
- Your browser information;
- date of download and / or reinstallation of the Application;
- events related to Your actions (follows, reactions to Huuts, time spent, how often and when You visit the Application etc.);
- Users who send You chat requests and have chatted with You;
- Unique device identifier on the Application
2.2 Information We collect from other sources:
I. Third Party Service Information
You have the option to link third-party services on the Platform (including other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.). If You choose to do so, We will collect Your username (or equivalent) for such third-party services as well as any information that You may choose to share from that third party service with Us
If You participate in a survey on the Platform, We may collect Your contact and demographic information such as name, email address and mailing address.
III.Cookies and Analytics
3. YOUR RIGHTS
We want to ensure that You are fully empowered on Our platform and are completely aware of the rights that You are entitled to in the course of using Our Platform. You have the right to confirmation and access, correction and erasure, data portability and the right to be forgotten with regard to Your Personal Information
Right to be informed: You are entitled to know whether We hold Your Personal Information and the purpose Your Personal Information is processed for.
Right of access: You are entitled to obtain a copy of Your Personal Information, together with an explanation of the categories of Personal Information being processed, the purposes of such processing, and the details of third parties to whom the Personal Information may have been disclosed to.
Right to rectification: You are entitled to correct / update Your Personal Information available with Us.
Right to erasure: : You are entitled to get Your Personal Information erased from Our databases. Please note that We need to retain certain Personal Information about You for legal and internal business reasons, such as fraud prevention. We will retain Your Personal Information for as long as necessary to provide You with the websites and apps You are eligible to use and as needed to comply with Our legal obligations and enforce Our agreements.
Right to data portability: You are entitled to obtain and reuse Your Personal Information. You can either obtain the Personal Information from Us or, in turn, provide it to a third party (if You so wish), or ask Us to transfer Your Personal Information directly to a third party
Right to object / restrict processing or both: You have a right to object / restrict the processing of Your Personal Information in some circumstances, including where the Personal Information is inaccurate (for the period during which We are verifying the Personal Information), the Personal Information is no longer required in light of the purpose of processing, or in connection with direct marketing (you can prevent / discontinue marketing communications to You by checking certain boxes on the forms We use to collect Your Personal Information), or by utilizing opt-out mechanisms in the emails We send you. In the above cases, We will retain minimum Personal Information to note that You opted out from being contacted again.
For the exercise of any of the above-mentioned rights, please write to Us at email@example.com
4. RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
4.1 4.1. Your posts and private messages on the Platform will be retained until You delete these items. In relation to other Personal Information, We store them for certain pre-determined periods based on the following criteria
- Statutory requirements;
- Industry guidelines;
- If required by legal or government authorities;
- scientific, statistical or historical purposes
4.2 Your Personal Information will be promptly deleted once the purpose for which We collect it, is fulfilled and the storage period expires. If We need to retain Your Personal Information for a longer period, We will inform You prior to the extension of the storage period and seek Your explicit consent to extend the retention period.
5. SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information may be shared with third parties only under the following circumstances:
5.1 Affiliated Businesses and Third-Party Websites or Partners
5.2 User Profiles, Content and Submissions
Certain profile information, including without limitation a User’s name and location may be displayed to other Users to facilitate user interaction within the Platform or address Your request for Company’s Services. Your account settings allow You to limit the other Users who can see the Personal Information in Your profile and / or what information in Your profile is visible to others. Any content You upload to Your public profile, along with any Personal Information or content that You voluntarily disclose online in a manner other Users can view (messages and chat boxes, etc.) becomes publicly available, and can be collected and used by others, including through search engines and other sources. Your Username may also be displayed to other Users if and when You send messages or comments or upload any audio, through the Platform and other Users can contact You through messages and comments. You understand that We do not control the policies and practices of any other third-party site or service which may interact with Our Services.
- As required to comply with applicable law or regulation, or to comply with law enforcement;
- To respond to claims and/or legal process;
- To help ensure the safety of the public or an individual;
- To prevent behaviour that is (or that We think may be) illegal or unethical; With Your consent, or at Your request or direction; or As otherwise set forth in this Policy
6. OPTING OUT
6.2 Please note that such withdrawal of consent may result in You being unable to use all or a part of Our Services, where such information is mandatory / required.
6.3 We may however continue to keep a copy of any of Your Personal Information if required by law. We may use any aggregated / anonymized data derived from or incorporating Your Personal Information after You update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify You personally.
7. SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your Personal Information is extremely important to Us. Your information resides on a secure server that only selected personnel have access to. We shall take all necessary precautions to protect Your Personal Information, and implement reasonable security practices and measures including certain managerial, technical, operational and physical security control measures that are commensurate with respect to the information being collected and the nature of Our business. In addition to Our precautions, it is important that You do not share Your password with anyone. Although We try Our best to protect Your Personal Information, We cannot eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.
8. PRIVACY OF CHILDREN
We recognize the importance of children’s safety and privacy. We do not request, or knowingly collect, any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18. Huut is very sensitive to privacy issues regarding children.
10. CONTACT US
Any discrepancies or grievances in relation to the processing of Your Personal Information may be taken up with the designated Officer (Grievance Officer): as mentioned below in writing or through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kind Attention: Lakshmi Priya
Email Address: email@example.com