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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting http://thumbkandi.com, Thumbkandi’s website (hereinafter referred to as the "Site"). Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online and mobile information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used at this Site (the "Privacy Policy"). Thumbkandi may amend the Privacy Policy, from time to time, by updating this posting and you should therefore visit this page periodically to review the Privacy Policy as it is binding and use of any service provided through this Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application constitutes a confirmation and approval of the Privacy Policy.

Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined in this document shall have the meanings set forth in the Terms and conditions of the Thumbkandi Site.

Contacting the Website

Thumbkandi cares deeply about online privacy. For any questions, comments and remarks concerning this Privacy Policy, you may contact us.

Information Collection and Use

The Thumbkandi Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application collects user submitted information such as name, telephone no. and email address to authenticate users for login, and to enable email and/or text messaging communication between user and his/her Thumbkandi friends within the Thumbkandi network. Thumbkandi will not provide personally identifiable information to third parties.

Thumbkandi also logs non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type, from users and visitors to the Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application. This data is used to manage the website and/or the Thumbkandi Mobile application, track usage and improve the website and/or application services. Aggregate data may be shared with third-parties. User IP addresses are recorded for security and monitoring purposes only. Thumbkandi may provide non-personally-identifiable information to third parties.

Telephone numbers and optionally email addresses are used for the purposes of allowing direct communications between Thumbkandi and users, subject to the requests of such users. Users may choose to receive notifications related to the Thumbkandi Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application and Services, as indicated below.

A copy of the phone numbers and names in your address book (but not emails, notes or any other Personal Information in your address book) will be stored on our servers and will only be used to:

Information collected through the Thumbkandi Site and/or the Thumbkandi Mobile application and/or the Services may be stored and processed in any countries in which Thumbkandi or its service providers host their server farms. You therefore understand and consent that your information may be transferred outside of the country in which you reside.

Disclosure of Information

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, including the "Permission" section below, Thumbkandi will not disclose personal information to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Thumbkandi, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Thumbkandi Terms and Conditions or to protect Thumbkandi’s rights; or (3) to protect the safety of the public and of users of the service. Thumbkandi reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Thumbkandi or any of its assets.

Permissions

Your hereby accept, acknowledge and agree that the Thumbkandi mobile application (hereinafter referred to as the "the application") may have access to the following:

Services That May Cost You Money

Send SMS messages: Allows the application to send SMS or MMS messages without your confirmation.

Your Location

Coarse (network-based) location: Access coarse location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate device location, where available.

Your Messages

Read SMS or MMS: Allows the application to read SMS messages stored on your device or SIM card.

Receive MMS: Allows the application to receive and process MMS messages.

Receive SMS: Allows the application to receive and process SMS messages..

Network Communication

Full Internet access: Allows the application to create network sockets.

Your Personal Information

Read contact data: Allows the application to read all of the contact (address) data stored on your device. The application may use this information and send you updates regarding any of your contacts who have also downloaded the application.

Phone Calls

Read phone state and identity: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. The application may determine the phone number and serial number of your phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.

Storage

Modify/delete USB storage contents

Modify/delete SD card contents

Allows the application to write to the USB storage and/or to write to the SD card.

System Tools

Change network connectivity: Allows the application to change the state of network connectivity.

Prevent device from sleeping: Allows the application to prevent the device from going to sleep.

Retrieve running applications: Allows the application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks.

Use of Cookies

Thumbkandi uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences and to record session information to customize Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. Thumbkandi does not link the information stored in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on the Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set, in accordance with each browser’s preferences (check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences). However, we recommend that you enable cookies from Thumbkandi in order to use all functions on the site.

Links

The Site contains links to other sites. Thumbkandi is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other sites. When linking to another site a user should read the privacy policy stated on that site. Thumbkandi’s privacy policy only governs information collected on the Thumbkandi Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application.

Push Notifications

Users may choose to receive notifications related to the Thumbkandi Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application and Services. If a user requests to receive such notifications, we will use the user’s email address to send updates or news regarding the service. Users who no longer wish to receive updates or notifications or change the frequency of such communications may change their settings in the Thumbkandi Mobile application..

Security

Thumbkandi takes precautions to insure that user account information is kept private.

Thumbkandi uses reasonable measures to protect user information that is stored within our database, and restricts access to user information to those who are responsible to operate and maintain the Site and/or Thumbkandi Mobile application, including employees and service providers of Thumbkandi, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Please note that Thumbkandi cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. Please do not transmit any private or confidential information to Thumbkandi by email or through the Site or through Thumbkandi Mobile application. Thumbkandi cannot guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. Regardless of the precautions taken by you or by Thumbkandi, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet. Thumbkandi cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Thumbkandi, and you transmit such information at your own risk.

For any additional information about the security measures we use on the Site, please contact us.

Google Adwords and Remarketing Privacy Policy

In a better effort to serve our members with the best products and services, Thumbkandi uses strategies and tactics provided through Google including remarketing banners. We use remarketing banner advertising to target specific audiences. We use a tracking tag after you visit specific web pages on our website or application to display targeted messaging. Your name, contact information or any other personal information is not shared with Google or any other third-party vendors.

Thumbkandi utilizes all of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers. That includes obtaining specific visitor cookie data, such as the source, medium and keyword used to visit our website. Google Analytics does not store any visitor specific data and we will not use visitor specific data in any way related to Google Analytics, Google Adwords, and Remarketing.

Thumbkandi may use remarketing with Google Adwords and analytics to display content specific advertisements to visitors that have previously visited our site when those visitors go to other websites that have the Google Display Network implemented.

Thumbkandi and other third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on visitor’s past visits to our website & applications.

As adwords advertisers, we are restricted from and will not perform the following actions:

(a) Running ads that collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) including, but not limited to, email addresses, telephone numbers, and credit card numbers

(b) Creating a remarketing list or creating ad text that specifically targets users in ways that are outlined as “prohibited” in the categories below

Visitors can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertisers and opt out of customized Google Display Network ads by visiting the Ads Preferences Manager or by visiting Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Definitions

“User” means a unique instance of a browser, application or similar technology.

“User Cookie” means the User identifier (of which a cookie is one example) associated with a User for remarketing or similar audiences.

“Remarketing Lists” means a list of User Cookies created or otherwise obtained by you and used in connection with remarketing or similar audiences.

“Similar Audiences Lists” means a list of Users created by Google based on a Remarketing List for use in connection with similar audiences.

“Properties” means properties or content on which advertisements are shown.