Slingr works by syncing with your friends lists and posting special check-ins to your social networks. We
love sharing, but we respect privacy, so we have made privacy on Slingr easy for you to control.
I. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU LINK ACCOUNTS
When you register for Slingr you are highly encouraged to link to your social networks (it’s what makes Slingr fun!). Linking to a network will sync your connections on that network with your Slingr account which allows you to immediately control your privacy for those connections on Slingr.
We collect profile data from your linked networks, but we do not share this information. We collect profile info for the sole purpose of making account creation easier for you. Data we collect from linked accounts will appear pre-populated on the account creation screen and you may change it at your discretion. For most people this means you will only have to enter an email address and create a password in order to sign up with a complete profile. So easy!
At the completion of sign up, we notify the Slingr users connected to you that you have joined so they may set their privacy setting for you. As more of your connections sign up, you’ll see the same notifications for them. This ensures everyone is aware and in control of who will see their check-ins at all times.
II. WHERE CHECK-INs ARE POSTED (and who sees them)
When it comes to check-ins, you are in control! You may choose which of your linked social networks to post your check in to by activating and de-activating the social network icons in the bottom left of the text box on Check-in Step 1 of 2.
An activated icon will appear in color which indicates your check-in will be sent to the corresponding network for posting. (Note: The privacy of a post on an external network is governed by that network’s privacy settings.)
De-activating an icon will prevent Slingr from sending your check-in to the corresponding social network. De-activated icons appear grey.
All check-ins post to the Slingr Feed (that’s kinda the point!), but that doesn’t mean you have to share all of your check-ins with everyone you are connected to all of the time. You can control the privacy of your posts to the Slingr Feed on a per-check-in basis by using the controls on the Manage Friends screen.
III. HOW TO MANAGE FRIENDS AND CONTROL PRIVACY
To manage friends and control privacy go to the Manage Friends screen either from the Slingr Feed screen or through the Settings screen in the Slingr App. You will notice the connections synced from your social networks each have a single setting that may be toggled between “Following,” “Muted,” and “Blocked.” This one setting determines both how you will see check-ins from each individual and if they are allowed to see your check-ins.
Following is our recommended setting. You will be notified when a person you are following checks in and they will be able to see your Slingr Feed posts. Following is what makes Slingr great!
Muted is the same as Following except check-in notifications for a muted person will be silent and much less visible.
Blocked people will not see your check-ins on the Slingr Feed and you will not see their check-ins or be notified in any way. Remember, external social networks have their own privacy settings.
Slingr also allows you to control your privacy by network. You may block groups of connections using the master setting at the top of the corresponding network friends list.
We work hard to make sure everyone feels Slingr is safe and fun. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about privacy.
Throughout this document, we may use certain words or phrases, and it is important that you understand the meaning of them. The following is a non-exhaustive list of definitions of words and phrases found in this document:
“App” refers to our mobile software application, which provides Users with access to Slingr;
“Receiver” refers to a person who uses our Service to receive a gift from a Sender;
“Sender” refers to a person who uses our Service to send a gift to a Receiver;
“Service” refers to the services that we provide through our Site, including our gift sending services, our Site itself, and our App itself;
“Site” refers to our website, www.slingr.net;
“Slingr” refers to our company, known as “Slingr, Inc.”; our Site: our Service; or a combination of all or some of the preceding definitions, depending on the context of the word;
“User” refers to Receivers, Senders, general visitors to Slingr’s Site, and users of Slingr’s App;
“Venue” refers to a location where a Receiver may receive gifts from a Sender;
For greater certainty, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a User may be a Receiver, a Sender, both, or neither.
You may request to have personal information or profile information deleted and we will endeavour to do so. Requests for deletion of stored data should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. A request for deletion of data may result in a total deletion of your account. Any deletion performed by Slingr is non-permanent in so far as the act of re-creating an account or creating a new account may cause the same data to be re-collected.
Whenever you visit our Site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information, and Internet Service Provider. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, this information alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
We collect the content you create and send to us via our App and Site. This may include, but is not limited to, photographs, videos, text, audio, and other materials.
Use of Your Information
We may use your information to:
- Enhance or improve User experience, our Site, or our Service.
- Send e-mails about our Site or respond to inquiries.
- Transfer with or without your direct consent (such as passing information to Venues and third party payment processors to permit the sending of orders).
- Perform any other function that we believe in good faith is necessary to protect the security or proper functioning of our Site or Service.
Accessing, Editing, and Removing Your Information
Users may in some cases be able to review and edit the personal information or user-generated content they have provided to us by logging into their account on the Slingr App and editing their account. Although most changes may occur immediately, information may still be stored in a web browser’s cache. We take no responsibility for stored information in your cache, or in other devices that may store information, and disclaim all liability of such. In addition, we may, from time to time, retain residual information about you in our backup and/or database.
Third Party Websites
Slingr may post links to third party websites on its Site. We also may post information about you and/or content you submit to us to third party websites (for example, as part of a check in). These third party websites are not screened for privacy or security issues by Slingr, and you release us from any liability for the conduct of these third party websites.
Third Party Information Collection
Slingr uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Twilio to gather and communicate information. When using your third party account information to register with us you may not opt out of providing us with your Personal Information as this is required by us to register your account. We may similarly require access to information about your connections, contacts, friends, followers, followees, or other lists of individuals or entities you interact with on third party sites. If you wish to limit what these third parties share with us, you must adjust your privacy settings with your social networking accounts accordingly.
Third Party Access to Your Information
Although you are entering into an Agreement with Slingr to disclose your information to us, we do use third party individuals and organizations to assist us, including contractors, web hosts, and others.
Throughout the course of our provision of our Service to you, we may delegate our authority to collect, access, use, and disseminate your information. For example, our web host stores the information that you provide us, and we may hire outside contractors to perform maintenance or assist us in securing our website.
Release of Your Information for Legal Purposes
At times it may become necessary, for legal purposes, to release your information in response to a request from a government agency or a private litigant. You agree that we may disclose your information to a third party where we believe, in good faith, that it is desirable to do so for the purposes of a civil action, criminal investigation, or other legal matter. In the event that we receive a subpoena affecting your privacy, we may elect to notify you to give you an opportunity to file a motion to quash the subpoena, or we may attempt to quash it ourselves, but we are not obligated to do either. We may also proactively report you, and release your information to, third parties where we believe that it is prudent to do so for legal reasons, such as our belief that you have engaged in fraudulent activities. You release us from any damages that may arise from or relate to the release of your information to a request from law enforcement agencies or private litigants.
Commercial and Non-Commercial Communications
We take certain measures to enhance the security of our Site and Service, including using SSL certificates and PCI DSS-compliant hosting. However, we make no representations as to the security or privacy of your information. It is in our interest to keep our website secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.
You should use a unique password and username which is separate from any password or username that you use elsewhere on the Internet in case of security breaches either on Slingr or any third party website where you have an account. You agree to inform us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account on Slingr, and to not tell any third party your account login information.
Your California Privacy Rights
Last Modified: August 12, 2013