Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 15, 2013
Last Updated Date: August 11, 2014
BlinkPix is a subsidiary of Blinkbuggy, Inc.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Blinkbuggy Terms of Use. The term “Blinkbuggy,” “we,” and “us” includes Blinkbuggy, Inc. and our affiliates and subsidiaries.

The Privacy Policy explains how Blinkbuggy may:

  • collect,
  • use,
  • and disclose

information we obtain through the “Blinkbuggy Service.”

The “Blinkbuggy Service” means any website, mobile application, or Internet service under the control of Blinkbuggy, Inc, whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing an online platform to collect and connect the countless moments that make up your lives to create meaningful stories, all in one place, that can be shared today and passed on to the next generation.

“Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.

THE BLINKBUGGY SERVICE COLLECTS YOUR INFORMATION

We collect Personal Information when you:

  • register to use the Blinkbuggy Service;
  • log in with social networking credentials;
  • connect with other Blinkbuggy Service users;
  • connect with other Blinkbuggy Service users;
  • sign up for newsletters with our partners; and
  • communicate with us.

We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Blinkbuggy Service.

Registration and Account Information. You must register to use the Blinkbuggy Service. To register, you may need to provide Personal Information, such as your name, email address, and username. You may also provide other optional profile information, such as your picture and information about your children.

Social Connect. When you choose to connect your social media account to your Blinkbuggy Service profile, we collect Personal Information from that social media website. For example, when you connect your Facebook account, we may collect the Personal Information you have made publicly available in Facebook, such as your name, profile picture, cover photo, username, gender, friend networks, age range, locale, friend list, email address, and any other information you have made public on Facebook. We may also obtain other non-public information from the social network website with your permission, such as the photographs you post and the photographs your friends have made available to you.

Use the Blinkbuggy Service. We collect information you post through the Blinkbuggy Service. For example, when you create albums, post photos from your computer or mobile phone, post comments, or add quotations, the Blinkbuggy Service will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information. When you import photographs or videos from another website to the Blinkbuggy Service, we will collect the photographs and videos you select from the website.

Photo Location and Date and Other Metadata. When you post photographs and videos to the Blinkbuggy Service, they may contain embedded metadata, such as geo-location information and the date it was recorded. You may also be able to add metadata to the photographs and videos using the Blinkbuggy Service.

Making Payments. When you make payments through the Blinkbuggy Service, you may need to provide Personal Information to our third-party service providers, such as your credit card number. We do not collect this information and are not responsible for the privacy practices of the service providers.

Customer Support. We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.

Location Information from Your Mobile Device. We may collect and store your location information if you enable your mobile device to send it to us. Collection of this information may improve the provision of the Blinkbuggy Service.

Newsletter Sign-Up. We collect the information you provide when you sign-up for the newsletters and other content that we may provide along with our partners. Such information may include Personal Information, such as your name and email address and your children’s names and dates of birth. We and our partners jointly collect this information. Our use of the information is covered by this Privacy Policy. Our partners use the information according to their privacy policies.

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies. The Blinkbuggy Service collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.

When you visit the Blinkbuggy Service, we and our third-party service providers receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, and from cookies and similar technology. Most browsers allow you to block and delete cookies. However, if you do that, the Blinkbuggy Service may not work properly.

By using the Blinkbuggy Service, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Blinkbuggy Service.

HOW BLINKBUGGY USES YOUR INFORMATION

We use Personal Information to

  • facilitate and improve our services; and
  • communicate with you.

We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.

Internal and Service-Related Usage. We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Blinkbuggy Service. We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve our services.

Communications. We may send email to the email address you provide to us to verify your account and for informational and operational purposes, such as account management, customer service, or system maintenance.

Marketing. We may use information, including Personal Information, to provide online advertising on the Blinkbuggy Service and to facilitate transmittal of information we think may be useful or relevant to you.

Sending Newsletters with our Partners. We may use information, including Personal Information, When you sign up for the newsletters and other content we send with our partners, we will use the information to send you such newsletters and content. We may also use such information for other purposes as described in this Privacy Policy, such as to create a Blinkbuggy Service account if you choose to create one or to send you Blinkbuggy-specific newsletters and content.

Aggregate Data. We may anonymize and aggregate data collected through the Blinkbuggy Service and use it for any purpose.

BLINKBUGGY MAY DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION

We may share your information:

  • with our third-party service providers;
  • with other users, based on your privacy settings;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to protect and defend our rights and property; and
  • with your permission.

We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may share other information to facilitate online advertising or other marketing.

We Use Vendors and Service Providers. We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of the Blinkbuggy Service. For example, if you choose to make a paper memory book, we will share the contents of the book with a printing vendor.

Find Friends. Limited profile information, such as your name, username, and profile photograph, may be available to users who are searching for friends on the Blinkbuggy Service.

Displaying to Other Users. The Blinkbuggy Service provides you with privacy settings to control who may see the content, such as photographs and videos, you post on the Blinkbuggy Service and how you share your content off the Blinkbuggy Service. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other users who view and use the posted information.

Social Networking and Other Websites. The Blinkbuggy Service may allow you to share information, including Personal Information, with social networking websites, such as Facebook. We do not share your Personal Information with them unless you direct the Blinkbuggy Service to share it. Their use of the information will be governed by their privacy policies, and you may be able to modify your privacy settings on their websites.

Marketing. We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission. We may allow access to other data collected by the Blinkbuggy Service to enable the delivery of online advertising on this website, or otherwise facilitate transmittal of information we think may be useful or relevant to you.

As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may access, preserve, and disclose your Personal Information, other account information, and content if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of Blinkbuggy assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract. We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.

We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

By using the Blinkbuggy Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Blinkbuggy Service. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Blinkbuggy Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please notify us at info@blinkbuggy.com.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13. We will take steps to delete any such information if we learn we have collected it.

We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use Personal Information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Blinkbuggy Service is directed to children under the age of 13. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at info@blinkbuggy.com. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

INTERNATIONAL USERS

By using the Blinkbuggy Service, you will transfer data to the United States.

If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION OR POSE A QUESTION OR SUGGESTION

If you would like to update or correct any information that you have provided to us through your use of the Blinkbuggy Service or otherwise, or if you have suggestions for improving this Privacy Policy, please send an email to info@blinkbuggy.com.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND PRACTICES

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically.

Posting of Revised Privacy Policy. We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on this web page, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted. If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page and read this Privacy Policy periodically.

New Uses of Personal Information. From time to time, we may desire to use Personal Information for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

Contact Information

Blinkbuggy, Inc.

178 Columbus Ave #230756

New York, NY 10023

info@blinkbuggy.com