Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective date: April 8, 2013

Welcome to Bottle Mail (“Bottle Mail,” “we,” “us” or “our”). Bottle Mail provides a way to make new friends and communicate with users from around the world in a new way.

Our Privacy Policy explains how we and some of the companies we work with collect, use, share and protect information in relation to our mobile services, web site, and any software provided on or in connection with Bottle Mail services (collectively, the “Service”), and your choices about the collection and use of your information.
By using our Service you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content (“User Content”), to the Service and to share User Content with other Users. This means that other Users may receive your User Content that you make available through the Service, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service (which can be found at http://bottlemail.limewoodmedia.com/legal/terms).
Our Policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service (“Users”).

1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

We collect the following types of information.

Information you provide us directly:

  • Your username, password and possibly e-mail address when you register for a Bottle Mail account.
  • Other information connected to your account that you may provide to us in the future.
  • User Content that you post to the Service.
  • Communications between you and Limewood Media. For example, we may send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). Note that you may not opt out of Service-related e-mails.

Analytics information:

We use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your device or our Service, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other Users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual User.

Cookies and similar technologies:

When you visit the Service, we may use cookies and similar technologies like pixels, web beacons, and local storage to collect information about how you use Bottle Mail and provide features to you.
We may ask partners to serve sponsored content to your devices, which may use cookies or similar technologies placed by us or the third party.

Log file information:

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you make a request to access (i.e., visit) a web page or app. It can also be provided when the content of the webpage or app is downloaded to your browser or device.
When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information. We may also collect similar information from emails sent to our Users which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.

Device identifiers:

When you use a mobile device like a tablet or phone to access our Service, we may access, collect, monitor, store on your device, and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers.” Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Bottle Mail.
A device identifier may deliver information to us or to a third party partner about how you browse and use the Service and may help us or others provide reports or personalized or sponsored content. Some features of the Service may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled.

2. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

In addition to some of the specific uses of information we describe in this Privacy Policy, we may use information that we receive to:

  • help you efficiently access your information after you sign in
  • remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Service;
  • provide personalized content and information to you and others, which could include sponsored content or other forms of marketing
  • provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of our Service
  • develop and test new products and features
  • monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns
  • diagnose or fix technology problems
  • automatically update the Bottle Mail application on your device
  • help you to reset your password when you’ve lost it

3. SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Limewood Media without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

We may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide the Service to you (“Service Providers”). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.
We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.

Parties with whom you may choose to share your User Content:

Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, becomes available to the Service Users, as controlled by the Service. Once you have posted User Content to the Service, that User Content may be re-shared by others.

What happens in the event of a change of control:

If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Bottle Mail or our assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation), your information such as name and email address, User Content and any other information collected through the Service may be among the items sold or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The buyer or transferee will have to honor the commitments we have made in this Privacy Policy.

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm:

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of Sweden where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

4. HOW WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

Storage and Processing:

Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in Sweden or any other country in which Limewood Media, its Affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities.
Limewood Media, its Affiliates, or Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.
By registering for and using the Service you consent to the transfer of information to Sweden or to any other country in which Limewood Media, its Affiliates or Service Providers maintain facilities and the use and disclosure of information about you as described in this Privacy Policy.
We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the information collected through the Service secure and take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, Limewood Media cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to Bottle Mail or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
Please do your part to help us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to emails between you and Limewood Media, at all times. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.

How long we keep your User Content:

Following termination or deactivation of your account, Limewood Media, its Affiliates, or its Service Providers may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes.
If you have any questions about termination or deactivation of your account, please contact us directly at bottlemail@limewoodmedia.com.

5. OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES

We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from our Service, including the information or content contained within them. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Service to another website or service, our Privacy Policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your User Content you do so at your own risk.

6. HOW TO CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us at bottlemail@limewoodmedia.com.

7. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Limewood Media may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please review it periodically. We may provide you additional forms of notice of modifications or updates as appropriate under the circumstances. Your continued use of Bottle Mail or the Service after any modification to this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such modification.

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