Privacy Policy

Swirge Privacy Policy

This Policy describes the information we process to support swirge, and other products and features offered by swirge (swirge Product or Products). You can find additional tools and information in swirge settings.

What kinds of information do we collect?

We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.

You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:


  • When you use Swirge, even if you’re just looking at Swerves, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address, phone number, address book contacts, and a public profile. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and showing you more relevant Swerves, people to follow, events, and ads.

  • Swirge is public and Swerves are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on Swirge too, through protected Swerves, Anonymous Swerve options, and Private Messaging. You can also use Swirge under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name or better still make use of our Anonymous Swerving feature.

  • In addition to the information you share with us, we use your Swerves, content you’ve read, Liked, or Reswerved, and other information to determine what topics you’re interested in, your age, the languages you speak, and other signals to show you more relevant content. We give you transparency into that information, and you can modify or correct it at any time.

  • We give you control through your privacy settings to limit the data we collect from you and how we use it and to control things like account security, marketing preferences, apps that can access your account, logged in sessions, and address book contacts you’ve uploaded to Swirge. You can also download the information you have shared on Swirge.

  • If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.

  • To provide the swirge Product(s), we must process information about you. The type of information that we collect depends on how you use our Product(s). You can learn how to access and delete the information that we collect by visiting the swirge settings.

    Additional Information We Receive About You

    We receive certain information when you use our services or other websites or mobile applications that include our content, and from third parties including advertisers. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.

    Location Information

    We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you.
    Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location - such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used Swirge to operate or personalize our services including more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow. Learn more about Swirge’s use of location here, and how to set your Swirge location preferences here.

    Links

    In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services. This includes links in emails we send you and links in Swerves that appear on other websites or mobile applications.
    If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from Swirge, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach.

    Cookies

    A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our services such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer, though we alert you when you first open the Swirge website or application.
    However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies. When your browser or device allows it, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage patterns, and to personalize and otherwise operate our services such as by providing account security, personalizing the content we show you including ads, and remembering your language preferences. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option.

    Developers

    If you access our APIs or developer portal, we process your personal data to help provide our services. You can update your data by contacting us directly as described in this Privacy Policy.

    Changes to This Privacy Policy

    We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data and will always be at https://app.swirge.com/terms/privacy-policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you within Swirge.com, Swirge for iOS, or Swirge for Android, via a Swirge owned and operated Swirge account (for example @SwirgeSupport), or by sending an email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.


    Effective: November 17, 2020

    Archive of Previous Privacy Policies

  • The many sides of you. Let your imagination run free. Explore your interests with a number of different identities. Go Anonymous. Store your Swerves permanently on the Blockchain.
  • Hello, World. Your profile information is displayed under your photo and username on your profile page.
  • Keep a low profile. Friends want to tag you in a photo? Lucky you. If you're not into that sort of thing, you can always change your settings.
  • Just like email. Only send Private Messages to people you trust. Remember, even though someone can’t Reswerve your Private Messages, they still have a copy of your message.
  • Approved by you. We use your payment information to process transactions you’ve approved and for fraud detection
  • Not hungry? You can change your cookie settings in your web browser.
  • You’re in control. Even as Swirge evolves, you can always change your privacy settings. The power is yours to choose what you share in the world.