We may collect information you provide to us directly and for the purpose of identifying you when you create an 8secondz Account, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, contact preferences.
We may collect User Content that you submit, post or display on or via the Services, such as data, text, files, information, usernames, images, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, links and other materials.
We may collect details of how you use our services, including search queries, the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities, which may be used to improve the results provided by our services or help our developers improve our Services.
If we combine non-personal information and personal information we have collected, the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Mobile Device Information
When you use a mobile device to access 8secondz Services, we may access, monitor, collect, store on your device, or remotely store, small data files which identify your device. These files may deliver information to us or to a third-party partner about how you use the Service and may help us provide personalised content and ads or reports. You can elect to disable these identifiers on your device, though some features of the Service may not function properly.
As 8secondz is all about interacting, sharing and communicating with friends, we may ask to collect information from your device’s camera roll or address book, however we will only be able to access this information with your consent.
We may collect metadata, which is technical data that can describe the details of how User Content was collected and how that content is formatted. Metadata such as hash-tags to mark keywords or geo-tags which mark your location, and enables User Content more interactive and easier to search.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on announcements, or software updates. If you do not wish to receive these notifications, you can choose not to.
We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our products, services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes.
We may use your personal information, to verify identity, assist with identification of users or for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis and research to improve 8secondz’s products and services.
8secondz may use your personal information to communicate important changes regarding our terms, conditions, and policies.
We may collect data in a form that does not, on its own, permit direct association with any specific individual. We may collect, use, transfer, and disclose this kind of non-personal information for any purpose.
Cookies and other Technology
8secondz’s websites, online services, interactive applications, email messages, and advertisements may use "cookies" and other technologies such as pixel tags and web beacons. These technologies tell us where our Users have visited, which helps us to measure the effectiveness of advertisements and web searches, and to better understand user behaviour.
We treat information collected by cookies and other technologies as non-personal information. However, pursuant to relevant jurisdictions, to the extent that Internet
Protocol (IP) addresses or similar identifiers are considered personal information, we will treat this as personal information.
Using this type of technology, gathers some information automatically and stores in log files. This information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type and language, Internet service provider (ISP), referring and exit websites and applications, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We use this information to analyse trends, to administer the App, and to generally improve our Services. 8secondz may use this information for marketing and advertising.
We may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the 8secondz website in our communication with you. When you click on URLs they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. This data is tracked to assist us to determine interest and measure the effectiveness of our communication with you. Pixel tags enable us to send email messages in a format you can read, and tell us if an email has been opened.
If you want to disable cookies on your mobile device, check with your provider to find out how to disable cookies. Please note that certain features of the 8secondz app will not be available once cookies are disabled.
If you do not wish to receive ads targeted to your interests from 8secondz's advertising platform, you can also choose to disable this feature.
Disclosure to External Service Providers and Third Parties
8secondz may make certain personal information available to third party External Service Providers that provide Content or assist 8secondz with our Services. For example, when you purchase the App, you authorise 8secondz and your mobile device carrier to exchange the information you provide during the activation process.
Personal information will only be shared by 8secondz to provide or improve our Services it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.
8secondz may also share personal information with third party External Service Providers who provide services such as information processing, extending credit, fulfilling customer orders, delivering products, managing and enhancing customer data, providing customer service, assessing your interest in our products and services, and conducting customer research or satisfaction surveys. These providers are obligated to protect your information.
8secondz may disclose your personal information where it is required by law or at the request of a law enforcement authority or an authorised government body, within or outside your country of residence.
We may disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or Users.
Additionally, in the event of a merge, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
8secondz protect the security of your personal information when in transit using encryption. All cloud data is stored in encrypted form including when we utilise third-party storage. When your personal data is stored by 8secondz, we use the highest available security measures.
Your User Content is visible to other 8secondz Users and can be collected, or used by them. Information shared, including calendars, location, photos and other, using sharing tools may be downloaded on to that third-party device thereby disclosing any such shared information. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to share or submit via our Services, so we encourage you to be mindful in this regard.
To provide location-based services 8secondz and our third Party External Service Providers collect, use, and share precise location data, including the real-time geographic location of your mobile device. Location-based services may use GPS, Gasfitters, Bluetooth, and your IP Address, together with crowd-sourced Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, or other technology to determine your approximate location. Unless you provide consent, this location data is collected anonymously in a form that does not personally identify you and is used only to improve location-based products and services. Some location-based services offered by 8secondz require your personal information for the feature to work.
THIRD-PARTY SITES AND SERVICES
which provides a framework for organisations to ensure protection of personal information transferred among participating APEC economies. 8secondz also uses approved Model Contractual Clauses for the international transfer of personal information collected in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. To the extent possible, 8secondz complies with the relevant laws in relation to data sharing and privacy in the foreign jurisdictions where our Services are made available.