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GrowingNetwork's Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the "Policy") explains how information is collected, used and disclosed by GrowingNetwork with respect to your access and use of GrowingNetwork's services through our mobile application (GrowingNetwork) (together referred to below as "GrowingNetwork" or the "Service").

What Information Do We Collect?

We collect certain information when you connect to or use GrowingNetwork in various ways. This information may be information that can identify you as a person or non-personal information and is either collected automatically or as a result of your specific input of the information. All information collected in any way is referred to collectively in this Policy as "Information." All Information is currently processed and stored in the GrowingNetwork's servers.

Account Registration

We collect the following Information when you sign up for GrowingNetwork: a unique username of your choice, an email, and your gender. On the iOS platform, we also collect the Identifier for Vendor ("IFV"), your preferred language and the version of the GrowingNetwork application you are using. We collect all of the above information automatically as part of the GrowingNetwork sign up process.

Login

We collect the following Information each time you log in to GrowingNetwork: your geographic location (specified by latitude and longitude) if you have authorized GrowingNetwork to access it. We also collect the Identifier for Vendor ("IFV"), your preferred language, the version of the GrowingNetwork application you are using, your iOS version, and a timestamp. We collect all of the above Information automatically as part of the log in process.

Location Information

If you have authorized GrowingNetwork to access your location, we automatically receive an approximation of your geographic location when you use the Service (required accuracy is currently set to 100 meters). You can allow or prohibit GrowingNetwork to receive your location by enabling or disabling location services through your mobile device settings.
We don't receive your location when you are not using GrowingNetwork.

Platforms

In the course of providing our Service on third party platforms, such as Apple's App Store, the platforms may collect Information about you or receive Information from us in order for the platform to provide or analyze their services. Please note that these platforms were developed and administered by people or companies not affiliated with or controlled by GrowingNetwork and that GrowingNetwork is not responsible for the actions of those people or companies. You should carefully review the terms of use and privacy policies of the platforms that you use to access our Service.

How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

We use Information for the following purposes:

With Whom Do We Share Your Information?

We may share Information as follows:

What Information Can the Other Users See?

A main purpose of using GrowingNetwork is to have a private conversation with GrowingNetwork other members and share your photos. The information you enter in your profile and the photos you upload, are visible to all GrowingNetwork users.
Your location (if you enabled the feature) is not directly visible by other members: Only the distance between other members and you is shown. An exception is the location you explicitly send to a chat recipient during a private discussion.
Any text, images and location you send to a chat recipient will be visible to that recipient.

How Do We Use Your Information for Analytics?

We currently don't use your information for analytics purposes and don't share any information you enter with any third parties.

What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information?

All messages between the mobile App and our server are encrypted and you are strongly authenticated.
While we take measures to protect your Information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration, despite our efforts, no security measures are impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

Accessing and Modifying Your Information

If you have an account, you can access and modify certain Information that you provided to us that is associated with your account by logging in and editing your profile information on GrowingNetwork. Note that you may not modify your location Information, which is automatically collected. To request modifications to any Information that you cannot edit via the Service, please contact the GrowingNetwork support: support@growingnetwork.net.
The photos you have uploaded in 'My Photos' screen can be deleted anytime at your sole discretion, directly from the mobile App.

Deleting Account Information

You can delete your account directly through the mobile Application at your sole discretion. It will be tagged as deleted on our servers and you will not appear anymore on the 'Services'.
If you would like your account Information permanently deleted, you may contact support@growingnetwork.net and request permanent deletion. We will then remove all of your account Information from our servers.

Our Policy Toward Children

Our service is not directed to children under 12 and we do not knowingly collect personal Information from children under 12. If we learn that we have collected personal Information of a child under 12, we will take steps to delete such Information from our files as soon as possible.

Changes to the Policy

Any Information that is collected is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such Information is collected. We may, however, modify the Policy from time to time. If we make any material changes to this Policy, we will notify you of such changes by posting them on GrowingNetwork or by other notification, and we will indicate when such changes will become effective. By continuing to access or use GrowingNetwork after those changes become effective, you are agreeing to have your Information collected, used and disclosed as described in the modified Policy.

Disclosure to Protect Abuse Victims

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Policy, GrowingNetwork reserves the right, but has no obligation, to disclose any Information that you submit to GrowingNetwork, if in its sole opinion, GrowingNetwork suspects or has reason to suspect, that the Information involves a party who may be the victim of abuse in any form. Abuse may include, without limitation, elder abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, neglect, or domestic violence. Information may be disclosed to authorities that GrowingNetwork, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate to handle such disclosure. Appropriate authorities may include, without limitation, law enforcement agencies, child protection agencies, or court officials.

Questions?

Please contact info@growingnetwork.net if you have any questions about this Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 03, 2014.