Who we are
We are not going to listen in on your conversations or have access to your camera. We will collect your data and sell it to third party buyers. This is how we pay for the operation of redeeming your points for programs powered by Polliticly.
This policy describes the information we process to operate Polliticly.
I. What kinds of information do we collect?
To provide the Polliticly Points, we must process the information you provide and synthesize it as we see fit. The types of information we collect depend on how you use Polliticly.
Things you and others do and provide.
- Information and content you provide. We collect the content and other information you provide when you use Polliticly, including when you sign up for an account, create or contribute to content, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide (like metadata), such as your address and the date a file was created. Our systems automatically process content you and others provide to analyze context and what’s in them for the purposes described below.
- Your usage. We collect information about how you use Polliticly, such as the types of content you view or engage with; the features you use; the actions you take; and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we log when you’re using and have last used Polliticly, and what content you view on Polliticly.
- Information about transactions made on Polliticly. If you use Polliticly for financial transactions (such as when you make a purchase in a game or make a donation), we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.
Information we obtain from these devices includes:
- Device attributes: information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.
- Device operations: information about operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
- Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers unique to Polliticly associated with the same device or account).
- Device signals: Bluetooth signals, and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.
- Data from device settings: information you allow us to receive through device settings you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.
- Network and connections: information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, and, connection speed
- Cookie data: data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings.
Information from partners.
Partners receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to us.
II. How do we use this information?
We use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the operation of Polliticly.
Provide, and improve our Polliticly.
- Location-related information: We use location related information-such as your current location, where you live.
- Product research and development: We use the information we have to develop, test and improve Polliticly, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.
- Ads and other sponsored content: We use the information we have about you-including information about your interests, actions and connections-to select and personalize ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you.
Provide measurement, analytics, and other business services.
Promote safety, integrity and security.
We use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Polliticly, and promote safety and security on and off of Polliticly.
Communicate with you.
We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Polliticly, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
Research and innovate for social good.
We use the information we have (including from research partners we collaborate with) to conduct and support research and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
III. How is this information shared?
Your information is shared with others in the following ways:
Sharing on Polliticly.
Posts created can include your name or you can opt to be anonymous. Responses to posts are never shown to other users on Polliticly.
Content others share
On Polliticly you will see posts from others that you can engage with. All posts are reviewed by our internal review team. We are not responsible for any malicious content or links shared on Polliticly. While we diligently review all posts, the Service is not liable for any damages caused by any content on the Service.
If the ownership or control of all or part of Polliticly or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.
Sharing with Third-Party Partners
We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve the Service and help third-party partners grow their businesses, which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free services to people in the United States of America. We do sell all of your information to various businesses but never governments or foreign agencies. Here are the types of third parties we share information with:
Partners who use our analytics services.
We provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with content on Polliticly. For example, aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions of users.
We provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people interacting with content and how they can provide their services to you. We do share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identify who you are). For example, we provide demographic and interest information to advertisers.
Vendors and service providers.
We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how Polliticly is used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.
Researchers and academics.
We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
Law enforcement or legal requests.
We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests in the circumstances outlined below.
IV. How can I manage or delete information about me?
We store data until it is no longer necessary to provide the service, or until your account is deleted – whichever comes first. This is a case-by-case determination that depends on things like the nature of the data, why it is collected and processed, and relevant legal or operational retention needs. If you submit a copy of your government-issued ID for account verification purposes, we delete that copy 30 days after review, unless otherwise stated.
To delete your account you can delete the app from your device and send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
V. How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?
We access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others:
- 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 the United States when 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.
- When we have a good-faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud, unauthorized use of Polliticly, violations of our terms or policies, or other harmful or illegal activity; to protect ourselves (including our rights, property or Polliticly), you or others, including as part of investigations or regulatory inquiries; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, if relevant, we provide information to and receive information from third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud, abuse and other harmful activity on and off our Polliticly.
Information we receive about you (including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Polliticly) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also retain information from accounts disabled for terms violations for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other term violations.
VI. How do we operate and transfer data as part of our global services?
We share information globally, both internally within Polliticly, Inc., and externally with our partners and with those you connect and share with around the world in accordance with this policy. Your information may, for example, be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in the United States or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes as described in this policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in the Terms of Service. We utilize standard contract clauses that rely on the European Commission’s adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable, and obtain your consent for these data transfers to the United States and other countries.
VII. How will we notify you of changes to this policy?
We’ll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our Products.
VIII. How to contact Polliticly with questions
You can learn more about how privacy works by contacting us. If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us as described below.
You can contact us on our website or by mail at:
ATTN: Polliticly, Inc. 400 Scotia Dr. Apt 206 Hypoluxo, FL 33462
Privacy Notice for California Residents
If you are a California resident, you can learn more about your consumer privacy rights by reviewing the California consumer privacy notice.
Polliticly has never turned over our encryption or authentication keys or our customers’ encryption or authentication keys to anyone.
Polliticly has never weakened, compromised, or subverted any of its encryption at the request of law enforcement or another third party.
Polliticly has never modified customer content at the request of law enforcement or another third party.
Polliticly has never modified the intended destination of DNS responses at the request of law enforcement or another third party.
Polliticly has never provided any law enforcement organization a feed of our customers’ content transiting our network.
Polliticly has never provided any law enforcement organization a feed of our customers’ content transiting our network.
Polliticly has never installed any law enforcement software or equipment anywhere on our network.
Polliticly is a celebration of people through constructive expression and community betterment. You use the app, we sell your data, we give back to local communities across the United States of America.
In some cases, we allow content for public awareness which would otherwise go against our Community Guidelines – if it is newsworthy and in the public interest. We do this only after weighing the public interest value against the risk of harm and we look to international human rights standards to make these judgments.
- Follow the law.
We have zero tolerance when it comes to sharing sexual content involving minors or threatening to post intimate images of others.
- Respect other members of the Polliticly community.
We want to foster a positive, diverse community. We remove content that contains credible threats or hate speech, content that targets private individuals to degrade and/or shame them, personal information meant to blackmail or harass someone, and repeated unwanted messages. We do generally allow stronger conversation around people who are featured in the news or have a large public audience due to their profession or chosen activities.
It’s never OK to encourage violence or attack anyone based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disabilities, or diseases. When hate speech is being shared to challenge it or to raise awareness, we may allow it. In those instances, we ask that you express your intent clearly.
Serious threats of violence to public and personal safety aren’t allowed. This includes specific threats of physical harm as well as threats of theft, vandalism, and other financial harm. We carefully review reports of threats and consider many things when determining whether a threat is credible.
- Maintain our supportive environment by not glorifying self-injury.
The Polliticly community cares for each other, and is often a place where people facing difficult issues such as eating disorders, cutting, or other kinds of self-injury come together to create awareness or find support. Encouraging or urging people to embrace self-injury is counter to this environment of support, and we’ll remove it or disable accounts if it’s reported to us. We may also remove content identifying victims or survivors of self-injury if the content targets them for attack or humor.
- Be thoughtful when posting newsworthy events.
We understand that many people use Polliticly to share important and newsworthy events. Some of these issues can involve graphic images. Because so many different people and age groups use Polliticly, we may remove videos of intense, graphic violence to make sure Polliticly stays appropriate for everyone.
We understand that people often share this kind of content to condemn, raise awareness or educate. If you do share content for these reasons, we encourage you to caption your photo with a warning about graphic violence. Sharing graphic images for sadistic pleasure or to glorify violence is never allowed.
Help us keep the community strong:
- Each of us is an important part of the Polliticly community. If you see something that you think may violate our guidelines, a team that reviews these reports and works as quickly as possible to remove content that doesn’t meet our guidelines. When you complete the report, try to provide as much information as possible, such as links, usernames, and descriptions of the content, so we can find and review it quickly. We may remove entire posts if either the imagery or associated captions violate our guidelines.
- You may find content you don’t like, but doesn’t violate the Community Guidelines. Keep an open mind to ideas that may conflict with your current beliefs.
- We may work with law enforcement, including when we believe that there’s risk of physical harm or threat to public safety.