Vibes Online Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Effective date: 5/25/2018

Vibes takes seriously the privacy of individuals who use our website and our online services. We also understand that our customers, who use us to provide industry-leading mobile marketing management, trust us with information about their customers and potential customers, and we honor that trust.

What information does this privacy policy cover?

This privacy policy covers information collected from visitors to any Vibes website, including www.vibes.com and the Vibes developer portal, and individuals using any Vibes online service, including the Catapult and Connect platforms and APIs (collectively, “visitors”). This policy does not cover information that may be collected when visitors view or use a website or online service operated by a third party. It also does not cover information collected by Vibes through means other than visitors’ use of Vibes websites and online services.

What information does Vibes collect through its websites and online services?

Vibes gathers several types of information from visitors. It may gather “personal information,” which is information that identifies visitors or can reasonably be linked to a visitor. Examples of personal information include the name, username, address, email address, telephone number, and IP address of a visitor. Some of this information, such as IP address, is gathered automatically when a visitor uses a Vibes website or online service. A visitor may also voluntarily submit personal information through an online contact form, client log-in, and elsewhere on a Vibes website or in Vibes online services. Vibes does not gather biometric information from visitors.

Vibes may also gather “non-personal information” about visitors, which is information that cannot reasonably be linked to you.

Vibes may also gather “customer-provided information,” or information that customers provide to Vibes about third parties, through a Vibes website or online service. For example, a Vibes customer may provide Vibes with information about individuals who have signed up to receive text messages from the Vibes customer by entering that information into the Catapult or Connect platform.

Can third parties collect information through Vibes websites?

Yes. Third-party companies that offer website analytics, application monitoring, and communications-management tools to Vibes may gather personal and non-personal information from visitors, including by using cookies. These companies may use information collected from visitors over time and across third-party websites and online services. For more information, see our Cookie Policy.

How does Vibes use personal information?

Vibes may use personal information to provide and manage any services requested by a visitor; respond to visitor inquiries; contact visitors with offers and information about Vibes services and services offered by our partners; understand visitors’ business needs; improve Vibes products, services, and marketing efforts; respond to an emergency; and protect the legal rights of Vibes or any third party.

How does Vibes use customer-provided information?

Vibes uses customer-provided information to provide mobile marketing management services to its clients. From time to time, Vibes may also access customer-provided information to respond to client inquiries, to analyze and improve Vibes products and services, for system maintenance, for administrative purposes, in the event of an emergency requiring the use of customer-provided information, and to protect the legal rights of Vibes or any third party. Vibes may otherwise use customer-provided information as directed by the customer who provides the relevant information.

How does Vibes use non-personal information?

Vibes uses non-personal information for a variety of purposes. For example, it may use anonymous non-personal information to improve its website, understand its visitors’ business needs, and administer its websites and online services. Vibes reserves the right to use non-personal information for any lawful purpose.

Does Vibes share personal information with third parties?

Vibes may share personal information with third parties as follows:

  • with Vibes affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors, and agents, subject to their agreement to follow this policy,
  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or similar legal process,
  • when Vibes believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect its legal rights,
  • in an emergency where Vibes believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect public or individual safety,
  • where necessary to investigate fraud or respond to a government request, and
  • to a successor in interest if Vibes is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of assets.

Does Vibes share customer-provided information with third parties?

Vibes does not sell customer-provided information to third parties. However, Vibes may share customer-provided information with third parties as follows:

  • at the request of the customer who provided the information to Vibes,
  • when such disclosure is necessary to fulfill client requests, fulfill Vibes contractual obligations to a client, or maintain or administer Vibes systems,
  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, warrant, or similar legal process,
  • when Vibes believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to protect its legal rights,
  • in an emergency where Vibes believes that such disclosure is necessary to protect public or individual safety,
  • where necessary to investigate fraud or respond to a government request, and
  • to a successor in interest if Vibes is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of assets.

Vibes does not share customer-provided information with third parties for third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

Does Vibes share non-personal information with third parties?

Vibes may share non-personal information for a variety of purposes. For example, it may share anonymous non-personal information with its partners to improve the Vibes website, understand its visitors’ business needs, and administer Vibes websites and online services. Vibes reserves the right to disclose non-personal information to third parties in any manner allowed by law.

What rights do visitors have with respect to personal information in Vibes’ possession?

Some visitors may have the right to:

  • request information about processing of your personal information
  • object to or withdraw consent for the continued processing of personal information
  • request erasure or correction of personal information
  • request that Vibes provide personal information in a portable form.

Visitors should contact dpo@vibes.com with any such request.

Note that individuals who receive mobile messages from a Vibes client should contact the Vibes client directly with any request for information about processing, objections, withdrawal of consent, erasure, correction, or data portability.

Are children welcome to use Vibes websites or online services?

Vibes websites and online services may not be used by children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 16 through our website or online services. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information through our website or online services, please contact us at hello@vibes.com. We will remove such personal information from our files within a reasonable time.

What steps does Vibes take to protect personal and customer-provided information?

Vibes implements and continually updates reasonable physical, technical, and organizational measures designed to secure personal and customer-provided information from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure and from accidental loss or corruption. Vibes uses reasonable security measures on all of its websites and online services, as well as on the servers, equipment, and Vibes-run networks used to store and process personal and customer-provided information. It also maintains internal policies and practices designed to promote information security. However, no security system can guarantee absolute security. Should Vibes discover a breach involving visitors’ personal information, it will notify affected visitors as required by law.

How will visitors be notified of changes to this policy?

The most up-to-date version will be accessible through our website. If we make changes that may result in personal information being processed in a manner not covered by this version of our privacy and data protection policy, we will alert visitors and other affected individuals in a reasonably prominent manner before changes go into effect.

How does this privacy policy relate to a Vibes service contract?

If you have purchased services from Vibes, this policy should be read in conjunction with your service contract (including any data protection addenda). In the event of any direct conflict between this policy and your service contract with Vibes, the service contract governs.

How can visitors ask a question or make a complaint?

The best way to get in touch is via email. Visitors with general questions about Vibes can email hello@vibes.com. Visitors with questions or complaints about Vibes privacy and data protection policies and practices can email dpo@vibes.com.

Vibes has offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, and London. Full addresses can be found here.

Individuals located in the European Union, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom have a right to lodge a complaint about Vibes data protection policies or practices with the data protection supervisory authority in their country of habitual residence. Contact information for EU data protection authorities is located here. Individuals located in other nations may have similar rights to lodge a complaint with their own local authorities.

 

 

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