Information We Collect
We may collect a variety of information from or about you or your devices from various sources, as described below.
A. Information You Provide to Us:
Registration and Profile Information:
When you sign up for an account, we may collect information such as your name, email address, phone number, complete name,display name, and profile photo.
If you choose to go through the verification process, we may ask for information that can be used to verify your identity, such as scans of your government-issued or Institutional photo identification or licences or degree/diplomas. When information from above sources is no longer necessary to verify your identity, we delete the scans (front and back). We retain only an anonymized hash corresponding to the information the identification or academic document contains, in order to prevent identity theft and impostor accounts. No personally identifiable information from your identification document can be retrieved from the stored hash.
Content you Share:
We collect any information you choose to provide on our Services, such as Bounds (posts), follows, photos, videos, gifs and comments.
If you make a purchase through our Services, your payment-related information, such as your credit and debit card or automated clearing house (ACH) information, is collected and stored by our third-party payment processor on our behalf.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you. For example, if you contact us for customer support, we may receive your name, email address, phone number, the contents of any message or attachments you may send to us, and any other information you choose to provide.
B. Information We Collect When You Use Our Services.
Device and Location Information:
We receive information about the device and software you use to access our Services, including IP address (from which location may be inferred), device type, web browser type, operating system version, phone carrier and manufacturer, member agents, application installations, device identifiers, mobile advertising identifiers, and push notification tokens.
We automatically receive information about your interactions with our Services, such as the posts or other content you view, the searches you conduct, the people you follow, and the dates and times of your visits.
If you permit us to access the address book on your device or give us permission to import your contacts from an email account associated with your account, we may access and store names and contact information from your address book to help you follow your contacts, and your contacts to follow you.
Information from Cookies and Similar Technologies:
We and our third-party partners, such as analytics partners, collect information using cookies, pixel tags, and similar technologies. Cookies are small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our Services.
Please review your web browser’s “Help” file to learn the proper way to modify your cookie settings. Please note that if you delete or choose not to accept cookies from our Services, you may not be able to utilize the features of our Services to their fullest potential.
How We Use the Information We Collect?
We may use the information we collect:
- To provide, maintain, and improve our Services;
- To personalize your experience on our Services, such as by providing tailored content and recommendations;
- To understand and analyze how you use our Services and develop new products, services, features, and/or functionality;
- To communicate with you, provide you with updates and other information relating to our Services, provide information that you request, respond to comments and questions, and otherwise provide customer support;
- For marketing and advertising purposes, such as developing and providing promotional and advertising materials that may be relevant, valuable or otherwise of interest to you;
- To send you text messages and push notifications;
- To facilitate transactions, redemptions, and payments;
- To verify your identity and determine your eligibility to join our Services;
- To find and prevent fraud and respond to trust and safety issues;
- For compliance purposes, including enforcing our Terms of Service or other legal rights,or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency; and
- For other purposes for which we provide specific notice at the time the information is collected.
How We Share the Information We Collect!
Vendors and Service Providers:
We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers retained in connection with the provision of our Services.
Content you Share:
Our Services are social services that allow you to find, enjoy, and share content. Your display name, profile photo, about me/bios section, and contacts (i.e., members you are following) will always be viewable and/or searchable by other Members. The content you post to our Services will be displayed and viewable by other Members by default. Although this content is public by default, in the “Settings” section on the MedBound website or mobile app, you can limit the sharing of certain information. We are not responsible for other Members’ use of available information, so you should carefully consider whether and what to post and how you identify yourself on our Services.
We do not and will never rent, sell, or share information about you with nonaffiliated third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless we have your affirmative express consent.
We may use 3rd party analytics services to collect and process certain application analytics data.
As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures:
We may access, preserve, and disclose your information if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to
(a) Comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena;
(b) respond to your requests;
(c) Protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety. For the avoidance of doubt, the disclosure of your information may occur if you post any objectionable content on or through our Services.
Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers:
We may also disclose your information with your permission.
We provide you with settings to allow you to set your sharing preferences for content you post to our Services. Certain information, such as your display name, may always be publicly available to others, and other information is made publicly available to others by default. To change whether certain information is publicly viewable, you can adjust the settings in your account.
We send you marketing communications consistent with your choices. You can unsubscribe from our promotional emails by adjusting your account settings or via the link provided in the emails. Even if you opt-out of receiving promotional messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages from us.
You can opt-out of receiving notifications for posts (Bounds), votes, replies/ comments, and followers by adjusting your profile and/or operating system (i.e., iOS or Android) settings.
We make reasonable efforts to protect your information by using physical and electronic safeguards designed to improve the security of the information we maintain. However, as our Services are hosted electronically, we can make no absolute guarantees as to the security or privacy of your information.
International Transfers of Data
Our Services are hosted in the United States and India but are intended for visitors located within the United States as well as outside. If you choose to use our Services from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personal information outside of those regions to the United States and India for storage and processing. By providing any information, including personal information, on or to our Services, you consent to such transfer, storage, and processing.
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