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Privacy Policy

 

Voniz values the privacy of its users, visitors, and account-holders (collectively or individually, "You" or "Users") who visit and use the Voniz Platform provided by Voniz as defined in the Voniz Terms of Use. By using the Voniz Platform, You expressly consent to the information handling practices described in this notice of Privacy Policy.Voniz has created this privacy policy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.We will only use the information for the purposes we have stated.We will only hold on to the information as long as is necessary for these purposes.We will not pass on your details to other organizations without your permission, unless we are legally obliged to do so.You have the right to see what personal details we hold about you.

 

This Privacy Notice is incorporated into and is subject to theVoniz Terms of Use.Your use of theVonizPlatform and any personal information You provide through the VonizPlatform are subject at all time to this Privacy Notice and the Terms of Use.Be advised that any content you post or publish may be crawled by search engines and stored in public databases, and thatVoniz cannot control the dissemination of published information once it leaves theVoniz Platform.You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others and to which you have legal rights to publish.You should maintain backups of all your stored data and avoid uploading especially sensitive information the importance of which may require extraordinary security precautions above those intended to be provided byVoniz,which is primarily a social and professional networking platform.

 

This Notice Includes the Following Sections:

1.    The Information Voniz Collects

2.    The Way Voniz Uses Information

3.    When Voniz Discloses Information

4.    Consent to Contact

5.    Your Options and Duty of Care

6.Third-Party Advertisers and Cookies

7.    Mobile Access and Use

8.    Data Security

9.    Protecting Children and Their Privacy

10. International Visitors or Users

11. In the Event of Merger or Sale

12.Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice

13. Voniz Contact Information

 

 

1. The Information Voniz Collects

a)    User-provided Information: At any time You may provide to Voniz what is generally called "personally identifiable" information (such as Your name, email address, postal mailing address, home/mobile telephone number, birthdate, age, location, gender, occupation and industry, shipping and billing information, credit card numbers and other payment information, bank accounts and other financial information, purchase history, behavior patterns, personal preferences and other data specifically or generally about You) while using the Voniz Platform in any capacity, or while using the features and functionality of the Voniz Platform, and when creating a User Profile and registering as a Registered User.

b)    "Automatically Collected" Information: When You access the Voniz Platform or open one of our correspondences (i.e., HTML emails), we may automatically record certain information such as Internet Protocol address (IP Address), a unique device or user ID, version of software installed, system type, the referring search query used to locate content and pages on the Voniz Platform, the content and pages that You access on the Voniz Platform, the dates and times that You visit the Voniz Platform, and other helpful data by using various types of information gathering technology.This is sometimes called log data.You may be asked first to give permission to the collection of such personal data in some cases when required, for example to link to external password protected sites such as Facebook.In other cases, such as regarding publically available personal data, permission may not be required.For example, data available on search engines or provided by Facebook APIs may be considered publically available. Voniz receives, collects, uses and/or shares your Information and/or Content your through any and all components of the Voniz Platform including but not limited to various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, cookies, and widgets.

c)    "Cookies" Information: When You access the Voniz Platform, we or one of our advertising partners may send one or more cookies-small text files that contain a string of alphanumeric characters to Your computer if You have elected to set Your system or browser settings to permit cookies.Please review Your web browser's "Help" file to learn the proper way to modify Your cookie settings.Voniz may use both session cookies and persistent cookies including Flash or LSO 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 the Voniz Platform.

 

2. The Way Voniz Uses Information

a)    Voniz uses the information that You provide or that we collect to operate, maintain, enhance, monitor, and otherwise provide all of the features and services found on the Voniz Platform as well as to track user-generated content and Users to the extent necessary to comply as a service provider with National and International laws.

b)    Voniz uses all of the information that we collect to improve the way the Voniz Platform works and looks, to understand the usage trends and preferences of our Users, and to create new features and functionality.It is especially important to the nature of the benefits provided to our Users that information is shared onVoniz, so Your Use of theVonizPlatform constitutes general consent to such use.

c)    You consent to our use of Your email address for ongoing administrative communications such as notifying You of Voniz Platform and Policy updates, for customer service purposes, to address copyright infringement or defamation issues, or to contact You regarding any content that You have posted to or downloaded from the Voniz Platform.

d)    Voniz may use "Automatically Collected" information and "Cookies" information, for example, to: (a) automatically update the Voniz application on Your system; (b) remember Your information so that You will not have to re-enter it during Your visit or the next time You access the Voniz Platform; (c) monitor aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; (d) provide such metrics to Users as they pertain to such User's accessed; (d) provide such metrics to Users as they pertain to such User's uploaded content; and (e) track Your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities.

e)    Voniz may also use the information that You provide or that we collect to serve You with particular advertisements determined according to your preferences or our sole discretion.

f)    Your personal information will be processed by Voniz in order to fulfill agreements with You, fulfill the Terms of Use, perform delivery of products, effectuate the social networking features of theVoniz Platform, etc.Voniz will process your personal information for marketing of campaigns, offers, new products or services.

g)    Voniz may retain your Personal Information and related account information for a reasonable time after your license has been terminated.

 

3. When Voniz Discloses Information

a)    Voniz does not share your personally identifiable information with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses without your prior consent, except that if you have provided us with an email address hashed versions may be provided to advertisers and other third parties.Your posting of content, if you choose to post any personally identifiable information or personal details about yourself therein, constitutes your consent to Voniz's displaying this information, sharing it via the Voniz Platform, and using it according to Voniz policies.

b)    Please be aware that any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on theVoniz Platform such as when you publish attribution credits for content or profile information becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others using means beyond our control.

c)    Voniz may disclose aggregated or other types of non-personally identifiable information to third parties for various purposes, including marketing or promotional uses.For example, Voniz may disclose non-personally identifiable information to interested third parties to assist them in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns on the Voniz Platform.

d)    We may disclose User information to affiliated companies or other businesses or persons to: provide web site hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill the various User services of the Voniz Platform; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; and assist Voniz in improving the Voniz Platform and creating new services features.We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Notice, we authorize only a limited use of such information, and we require these parties to use reasonable confidentiality measures.

e)    Voniz may disclose User information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or respond to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant in the manner required by the requesting entity.

f)    Voniz also reserves the right to disclose User information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary: to take precautions against liability; to protect Voniz from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; to investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; to assist government enforcement agencies; to protect the security or integrity of the Voniz Platform; or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Voniz, our Users, or others.

g)    Voniz may show aggregate geographical information, user activity metrics, and visitor activity information onVoniz pages.This information includes the cities and countries of people using theVoniz Platform, the nature of such use, and the time of such use, for example.This information may be publicly available to otherVoniz users.

 

4. Consent to Contact

You consent to Voniz contacting you by electronic means as part of delivering the services outlined in the Terms of Service and its incorporated agreements, policies, and notices.Additionally you consent to being contacted by electronic means by Voniz for the marketing of campaigns, offers, new products or services. You consent to being contacted by other Voniz users according to the social networking functions of the Voniz Platform.

 

5. Your Options and Duty of Care

You may, of course, decline to share your personally-identifiable information with Voniz, in which case Voniz will not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on theVonizPlatform.Carefully review our terms of use for every feature of theVonizPlatform.You may choose not to use theVonizPlatform.

To protect your privacy and security,Voniztakes reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting You account access or making corrections to your information.YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES.

 

6.   Third-Party Advertisers and Cookies

Voniz  adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance's Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, available at www.aboutads.info.Our advertising may use technology to provide the advertisements that appear on the Voniz Platform and to use data collected through the Voniz Platform, as described above and in this section, to better target ads shown on Voniz and other websites. For a list of many of the advertisers that may work with Voniz please visit www.aboutads.info/participating.

 

Our advertising partners may also use cookies or pixel tags to enable the serving of customized advertisements and content to you both on Voniz and on other websites and services based on your visits to, and use of Voniz, as well as based on your visits to third-party sites and services on the Internet.These cookies or pixel tags may contain non-personally identifiable demographic or other data.

 

7.Mobile Access and Use

These Privacy terms apply to products and services on the Voniz platform including mobile applications.However, Voniz is not responsible for insecure communications on devices not under Voniz'sphysical control.Special privacy concerns apply for Users on mobile, wireless, and other public networks.It is your responsibility to protect the integrity of your network connections and personal identity on your hardware and software.Special terms may be incorporated into the Privacy policies and Terms of Use for any future or parallel services offered for distinct networks and systems, so be sure to read all legal notices when downloading or using such services.

 

Some mobile devices or mobile service providers collect positional and identifying information via telemetric means such as GPS physical location identification information which may be transferred to Voniz.Consult your mobile carrier or service provider for questions about the information they collect and what options they offer for modifying such terms.

 

8. Data Security

VONIZ USES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE PHYSICAL, MANAGERIAL, AND TECHNICAL SAFEGUARDS TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. WE CANNOT, HOWEVER, ENSURE OR WARRANT THE SECURITY OF ANY INFORMATION YOU TRANSMIT TO VONIZ, AND YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION, VONIZ MAKES COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THE SECURITY OF OUR SYSTEMS.HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF ANY OF OUR PHYSICAL, TECHNICAL, OR MANAGERIAL SAFEGUARDS.

 

9.Protecting Children and Their Privacy

IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE, THEN PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE VONIZ PLATFORM AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.THIS SITE IS NOT FOR CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OLD.

 

PROTECTING THE PRIVACY OF YOUNG CHILDREN IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT.FOR THAT REASON, VONIZ DOES NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT OR MAINTAIN PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM PERSONS UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE. IF VONIZ LEARNS THAT PERSONALLY-IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OF PERSONS LESS THAN 16-YEARS OF AGE HAS BEEN COLLECTED ON OR THROUGH THE VONIZ PLATFORM, THEN VONIZ WILL TAKE THE APPROPRIATE STEPS TO DELETE THIS INFORMATION.

 

IF YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A CHILD UNDER 16 WHO HAS BECOME VONIZ PLATFORM MEMBER, THEN PLEASE CONTACT VONIZ AT PRIVACY@VONIZ.COM TO HAVE THAT CHILD'S ACCOUNT TERMINATED AND INFORMATION DELETED.

 

THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME RESOURCES THAT MAY HELP PARENTS AND LEGAL GUARDIANS IN MONITORING AND LIMITING YOUR CHILDRENS' ACCESS TO CERTAIN TYPES OF MATERIAL ON THE INTERNET.WHILE VONIZ DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE PRODUCTS, WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY.

 

OnGuard Online, maintained by the Federal Trade Commission

WiredSafety

Netsmartz.org

The Child Safety Network

Control Kids

Cyber Sitter

Net Nanny

 

10.International Visitors or Users.

FOR USERS VISITING THE VONIZ PLATFORM FROM THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR U.S. TERRITORIES, PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY DATA YOU ENTER INTO THE VONIZ PLATFORM WILL BE TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA OR SUCH OTHER U.S. TERRITORY FOR USE BY VONIZ AND ITS AFFILIATES FOR ANY OF THE PURPOSES DESCRIBED HEREIN.IN ADDITION, BECAUSE VONIZ OPERATES GLOBALLY, WE MAY MAKE INFORMATION WE GATHER AVAILABLE TO WORLDWIDE BUSINESS UNITS AND AFFILIATES.BY PROVIDING ANY DATA ON THE VONIZ PLATFORM, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO SUCH TRANSFERS OF YOUR DATA TO OTHER COUNTRIES.

 

11.In the Event of Merger or Sale

IN THE EVENT THAT VONIZ IS ACQUIRED BY OR MERGED WITH A THIRD-PARTY ENTITY, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN ANY OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, TO TRANSFER OR ASSIGN THE INFORMATION, ACCOUNTS, AND USER-POSTED MATERIALS THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED FROM USERS AS PART OF THAT MERGER, ACQUISITION, SALE, OR OTHER CHANGE OF CONTROL.

 

12.Changes and Updates to this Privacy Notice

THIS PRIVACY NOTICE MAY BE REVISED PERIODICALLY WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE TO YOU AND THIS WILL BE REFLECTED BY A "LAST MODIFIED" DATE BELOW. PLEASE REVISIT THIS PAGE TO STAY AWARE OF ANY CHANGES.YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE VONIZ PLATFORM CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE AND ANY FUTURE REVISIONS.

 

13.VonizContact Information

PLEASE CONTACT VONIZ WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS PRIVACY NOTICE, YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND OUR THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE PRACTICES OR YOUR CONSENT CHOICES AT:

 

Voniz, Inc ( Head Quaters )

Enter Your mailing Address

9, ChetanSociety

Akota Vadodara 390020

Gujarat, India

 

OR BY EMAIL: PRIVACY@VONIZ.COM.

 

 

 

This Privacy Policy Notice was last modified on January 12, 2013.