Privacy

XcooBee Privacy Policy

Our Services connect people in the most privacy conscious way we could derive. Privacy and the right-to-be-forgotten are core values to us and we strive to build services that reflect it. For example, we will remove transaction and user history as soon as legally allowed. We also remove related electronic fingerprints across our systems.
Our goal is to give our users tools that allow them to create a different kind of connection free of exposure and stress with the notion that we treat them as we ourselves want to be treated.

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This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use and share your information across our websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, commerce services (collectively, the “Services”), and from our partners and other third parties. For example, you send us information when you use our Services on the web, via SMS, or from an application such as XcooBee for iOS, XcooBee for Android. When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. This includes any information you choose to provide that is deemed sensitive under applicable law.
When this policy mentions “we” or “us,” it refers to the controller of your information under this policy. Your information is controlled by XcooBee, LLC, 500 Westover Dr. #2419, Sanford, NC, 27330. Despite this, you alone control and are responsible for the hiring of bees and related sending of documents and other content you submit through the Services, as provided in the Terms of Service and XcooBee Rules.
Irrespective of which country you live in, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States, Germany, and any other country where we operate. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live.
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please submit a request to our privacy email privacyquestions@nullxcoobee.com.

Information Collection and Use

We collect and use your information below to provide, understand, and improve our Services.
Basic Account Information: If you choose to create a XcooBee account, you must provide us with some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On XcooBee, your name and XcooBee Id may be listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can create and manage multiple XcooBee accounts.

Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable certain account features, for example, for login verification or phone verification. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from XcooBee. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your Discoverability privacy settings control whether others can find you on XcooBee by your email address or phone number.

Additional Information: You may choose to provide us with additional information to help improve and personalize your experience across our Services. For example, you may choose to upload and sync your address book so that we can help you find and connect with users you know or help other users find and connect with you. We may later tailor content, such as making suggestions or showing bees for you and other users, based on imported address book contacts. You can delete your imported address book contacts at any time by visiting your Hive Manager Dashboard. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your account on our Services to your account on another service in order to cross-post between our Services and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from our Services within a few weeks of your disconnecting from our Services your account on the other service.

XcooBee Hires, Hives, Profile, and other Public Information: XcooBee is primarily designed to help you connect and share documents with the world in a secure and private manner. You may provide us with profile information on XcooBee, such as your location, your website, date of birth, or a picture. We do not display these unless you allow us to do so in your privacy settings. Additionally, your information includes the bee activity, file metadata, and transaction data and meta-data. We do not disclose these to others unless they are connected to the transaction and it is necessary to complete the transaction for you. XcooBee does not disclose your data or your transaction data to third party search engines.
When you hire a XcooBee bee we may use this information to make inferences, like what bees you may be interested in. Our default is almost always to keep the information you provide through the Services private, but we generally give you settings or features to make the information more public if you want. For certain profile information fields we provide you with visibility settings to select who can see this information in your profile. If you provide us with profile information and you don’t see a visibility setting, that information is private. You can change the language and time-zone associated with your account at any time using your account settings.

Location Information: We may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to use our mobile apps which are aware of your location. We may also have access to your location in your XcooBee profile. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as location specific bees with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local bees.

Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as API access via SFTP. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, some browsers’ settings can be modified to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies. We honor the Do Not Track browser option to give you control over how your website visits are used to personalize your XcooBee experience.
Using Our Services: We receive information when you interact with our Services, even if you have not created an account (“Log Data”). For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website, application, or service, or visit a third-party website, application, or service that includes a XcooBee button or widget, we may receive information about you. This Log Data may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, or cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications, such as when you choose to install another application through XcooBee. We use Log Data to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you. We keep Log Data as shortly as needed for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, email address, or phone number, after a maximum of 12 months, if not sooner.
Widget Data: We may tailor the Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate XcooBee buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser (“Widget Data”). After a maximum of 30 days, we start the process of deleting, de-identifying, or aggregating Widget Data, which is usually instantaneous but in some cases may take up to a week.

Commerce Services: You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, “Payment Information”), along with your shipping address, to complete a commerce transaction through our Services. To facilitate future purchases, we store your Payment Information (excluding CVV code) and shipping address, which you can remove from your account at any time using your account settings. We consider your Payment Information and shipping address private and do not make such information public. To facilitate order fulfillment, we collect and store information created by your purchases made through our Services (“Transaction Data”). Transaction Data may include the merchant’s name and the date, time, and amount of the transaction.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. If you’ve shared information through hiring special purpose bees with another user who accesses XcooBee through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.

Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States, Germany, and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions. We share your Payment Information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit or debit cards.

Commerce Transactions: If you make a payment as part of a commerce transaction through our Services, we may provide the seller, commerce provider, marketplace, or charity with your name, email address, shipping address, Payment Information and Transaction Data to facilitate payment processing, order fulfillment, and dispute resolution (including payment and shipping disputes) and to help prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities. Please refer to these third parties’ privacy policies for information about their privacy practices.

Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our or our users’ rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.

Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services.

Public or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your public, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, the people you connect to or that connect to you, the number of times people engaged with a bee (for example, the number of users who hired a particular bee), or reports to businesses about unique users who hired their bees after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information). Remember: your privacy and visibility settings control whether your profile information are made public.

Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can download certain account information, including your transaction and balance histories.

You can also permanently delete your XcooBee account. Your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your account, including your name, username, and public profile, is not viewable on XcooBee.com. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. Absent a separate arrangement between you and us to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://xcoobee.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via a XcooBee broadcast and/or email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: May 1st, 2017