GLYMPSE PRIVACY STATEMENT
Last Revised: May 18, 2009
At Glympse, we recognize how important personal privacy and security is to our users
and we have developed our product with user privacy central to everything we do.
We encourage you to read our policy in its entirety, but have pulled out some highlights
Complete user control. With Glympse, the user is always in complete
control. You decide who you want to see your location and for how long. At any time,
you may "pause" or "cancel" a Glympse.
No accounts or passwords. There is no membership, logins or passwords
required to use Glympse. Unless you decide to create a username or photo to personalize
your Glympse, the only piece of information shared with your Glympse is your phone
Built-in, auto shut-off. With each Glympse, you set the GlympseWatch™
timer for the duration you want to share your location with recipient(s). Once the
Glympse expires, it’s over. No one will see your location beyond that timeframe
unless you send another Glympse.
Personal location information is never shared. We do everything
in our power to protect your privacy and will never share any personal location
information with anyone, unless we are forced by law or you give us permission.
Please contact us at
for any questions or feedback.
Glympse also adheres to the
CTIA Best Practices and Guidelines for Location Based Services and works
with other industry groups, such as ConnectSafely.org, to actively participate in
industry dialogue about protecting personal privacy and security.
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Last Revised: May 18, 2009
Inc. ("Glympse" "we" or "us") located at www.Glympse.com (the "Site") and the Glympse
service accessed through your mobile device. The Policy is designed to tell you
how we collect and use personal information (as defined below) so you can make an
informed decision about using our Site and the Glympse service. Please read this
statement before submitting any personal information to us. By using our Site and
service, you represent that you are 14 years old or older and you consent to the
information collection and use practices described herein. We reserve the right
last updated. Your use of the Site following the posting of such changes or revised
statement shall constitute your acceptance of any such changes. We
service to determine if any changes have been made and to make sure that you understand
how any personal information you provide will be used.
WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION
As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically
identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number,
e-mail address, credit card number or other account number), and information about
that individual's location or activities, such as information about his or her use
of the Glympse service, when directly linked to personally identifiable information.
Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth,
gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other
personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include
"aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Site or service
or categories of Site and service users, from which any personal information has
been removed. For example, information that forty-seven percent of the Site's registered
users identify themselves as male, is aggregate information. We collect aggregate
data for a number of purposes, including to help us understand trends and user needs
so that we can better consider new publications, products and services, and tailor
existing publications, products and services to user desires. This policy in no
way limits or restricts our collection of aggregate information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you use the various
services and activities available through the Glympse service. At several places
on our Site, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us which
may contain personal information. For example, if you register for the Site or service,
send us an email, or submit content, we may collect your name, photo, address, phone
number, email address, and other personal, professional, demographic and business
information that you provide. In addition, from time to time we may collect contact
or other personal or demographic information you provide in connection with your
participation in surveys, promotional offers, forums and other interactive areas
of the Site.
When turned on and with an active Glympse, the Glympse service will automatically
collect location information from your mobile device and/or your mobile carrier.
When you use the service, whether via our Site or your mobile device, some information
is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your
operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your
activity on the Site and through the service. We treat this information as personal
information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information
mentioned above. Personal location information is only stored by Glympse for up
to 48 hours after which location information is disassociated from personal information
and anonymized. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only. We may also automatically
collect certain information through the use of "cookies." Cookies are small data
files that are stored on a user's hard drive at the request of a Web site to enable
the site to recognize users who have previously visited them and retain certain
information such as customer preferences and history. If we combine cookies with
or link them to any of the personally identifying information, we would treat this
information as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of
cookies, please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn about
Usage and Disclosure
In general, we use personal information we may collect (such as your email) to facilitate
your use of the Site and Glympse service, to provide you with information, products
and services you request, to administer and assist us with the operation of the
Site and of our service, and for the purpose for which the information was provided.
For example, we may use the information we collect:
- to send you a welcoming email and to contact you about your use of the Site and
service, such as for administrative purposes or to provide you with customer service;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, requests or complaints;
- to request feedback and to enable us to develop, customize and improve the Site
and our information and services; and
- for the specific purpose for which the information was provided.
In addition, if you so indicate in the event of sharing your contact information
with us, we may use the information we collect to send you news and product and
service updates, including contacting you about our services, products, activities,
special events or offers and for other marketing, informational, product development
and promotional purposes, including notifications about new features and or improvements
to the Site or our products and services;
We may also receive information from third parties with whom we have business relationships,
and may combine this information with the other personal information we have about
you. In such cases, this Policy governs our use and disclosure of such information.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES?
We do not sell, share, or rent any personal information to third parties in any
ways different from what is disclosed in this Policy. However, we may provide other
nonpersonal information and aggregate information to third parties without your
authorization. With regard to SMS functionality, when Glympse sends location information
from your mobile device to those recipients chosen by you, your phone number will
be provided to them along with such identifying information as you choose, such
as name and/or photo. We may share your contact information with third parties,
but only if you have indicated to us that you wish to receive information from such
parties. In the event that we engage or partner with third party vendors, consultants
or other service providers in connection with the operation of the Site and our
services ("Service Providers"), we may share personal information with such Service
Providers who need access to such information to carry out their work for us. In
addition, we may offer various features through a third party service provider.
When you use these services, you would be providing information directly to the
provider of these services, and the provision of such information would be subject
provide to these parties directly, and we encourage you to become familiar with
their practices before disclosing information directly to such third parties with
which you come into contact.
You should only share your location with people you know and trust not to convey
your location to others. You should also note that personal information you share
with others may be forwarded and information you post to public areas of the Site,
may become publicly available. For example, information you post in your Profile,
or any other interactive areas, or other information that is provided for the purpose
of being shared may be made publicly available and can potentially be viewed by
anyone. Your posting to such public areas of the Site constitutes your consent to
share such information publicly.
We also may disclose personal information when we are required to comply with the
law (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply this
collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our or our customers' rights, property
or safety; to protect our customers from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of
our Site; or if we believe that an emergency involving the danger of death or serious
physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies
disclosure of personal information. In addition, information about our customers,
including personal information, may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition,
debt financing, sale of company assets, as well as in the event of an insolvency,
bankruptcy or receivership in which personally identifiable information could be
transferred to third parties as one of the business assets of the Company.
Please note: The Site and service may provide links to other sites, or other
interactive forums hosted by a third party. Please be aware that although we may
participate in or utilize such other sites, we are not responsible for the privacy
practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site
and to read the privacy policies of any Web site that collects personally identifiable
information. Similarly, if you entered the Glympse Site through another Web site,
we are also not responsible for the privacy practices of that site, and you should
WHAT STEPS DO WE TAKE TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION ONLINE?
Glympse endeavors to secure your personal information from unauthorized access,
use or disclosure by putting into place measures to safeguard the information we
collect. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures
are perfect or impenetrable, and that we cannot guarantee that the Site or services
will be free of any defects or flaws that affect your use of it or the security
of your information.
WHAT CHOICES DO YOU HAVE REGARDING THE RETENTION AND USE OF YOUR INFORMATION?
We will not use your personal information to send you news and product updates,
unless you "opt in" to receiving such communications. In addition, you may "opt
out" of receiving marketing or promotional email from Glympse by following unsubscribe
instructions or using unsubscribe links within communications we send. Please note,
however, that as long as you receive the service, you may not "opt out" of receiving
service-related emails from Glympse.
In order to use the SMS interface for of the Glympse service, you must provide us
with the right to use your personal information to send you messages and communications
via SMS, text message, email or other electronic means to your mobile device. If
you wish to terminate communications from us to your mobile device, then you may
opt out of the SMS Service by sending an email to
requesting termination. You may at any time withdraw your consent to the use and
disclosure of your location data. However, such withdrawal will prevent you from
interacting with other users.
We do not keep your Glympses for longer than 48 hours after which we anonymize it
for future aggregate use.
HOW CAN YOU CORRECT AND UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OBTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions or comments about this Policy or the practices relating
to this Site or our service, or you wish to verify, correct or delete any personal
information we have collected, please contact us at
and we will endeavor to respond to your inquiry or to correct, update or remove
the personal information you have provided us as you indicate to the extent possible.
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