The Information Brunch Collects
Brunch may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below ("Personally Identifying Information"):
User Provided Information: You will provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your mobile phone number, unique username, push notification name (if applicable), billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to Brunch when choosing to participate in various uses of the Brunch Service, such as registering as a user, updating your status or requesting status for your contacts. In order to provide the Brunch Service, Brunch will periodically access your address book or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the mobile phone numbers of other Brunch users ("in-network" numbers), or otherwise categorize other mobile phone numbers as "out-network" numbers, which are stored as one-way irreversibly hashed values.
Cookies Information: When you visit the Brunch Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Brunch uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Brunch Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information: When you use the Brunch Site, our servers may automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of and various status information. When you use the Brunch Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.
The Information Brunch Does Not Collect
Brunch protocols prohibit the collection of emails, addresses or other contact information from its users' mobile address book or contact lists other than mobile phone numbers-the Brunch mobile application will associate whatever name the Brunch user has assigned to the mobile telephone number in his/her mobile address book or contact list. This means that if you have your friend's mobile phone number associated with the name "Shakespeare" in your mobile address book, that's the name that will appear for that mobile phone number in your Brunch contact list. We do collect general location data, which is used to determine who is near you, so that we can appropriately share your status with other friends via the Brunch Service.
The content of user messages that have been delivered to the Brunch Service are not, according to Brunch protocols, copied, kept or archived by Brunch in the normal course of business. The Brunch Service is meant to be a SMS replacement, using data service through a user's phone (either via cell network or wifi). Users type their messages, which are sent via data service to Brunch servers, and routed to the intended recipient (who must also be a Brunch user), if that recipient is online. Notwithstanding the above, Brunch may retain date and time stamp information associated with successfully delivered messages and the mobile phone numbers involved in the messages, as well as other information in compliance with applicable law. Files that are sent through the Brunch Service reside on Brunch servers after delivery for a short period of time, but are directed to be deleted and stripped of any identifiable information within a short period of time in accordance with our general retention policies.
The Way Brunch Uses Information
When Brunch Discloses Information
Other users of the Brunch Service may see your Status Submissions and/or comments in a way that is consistent with the use of the Brunch Service. For example, a status of "Dinner at SoHo House" set by "Jane Anderson" at phone number +1 (408) 555-1212 will be available to all users in your Brunch network, including, for example, users added either from contacts stored on your mobile phone or via the Brunch Service's @username feature.
We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the Brunch Service. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Brunch Site. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable 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 (such as U.S. Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual's physical safety may be at risk or threatened. Brunch also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Brunch believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Brunch Site or Brunch servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Brunch, our users or others.
Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites
We are not fans of advertising. Brunch currently is ad-free and we currently have no intention to introduce advertisement into the product. This section will be updated to reflect any change on this point.
Our Commitment To Data Security
Brunch uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of user personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information users transmit to Brunch as users do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Brunch Service is never recommended. Once we receive a transmission of information, Brunch 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. If Brunch learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Brunch may post a notice on the Brunch Site or through the Brunch Service if a security breach occurs.
Special Note to International Users
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that Brunch is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, Brunch may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Notice was last modified March, 1 2016