TalkingBeat Privacy Policy

TalkingBeat Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how Our TalkingBeat Website collects, uses, discloses and shares information about you. This Privacy Policy applies when you use our website, contact our customer service team, engage with us on social media, or otherwise interact with us.
We at TalkingBeat change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of this policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our website or providing you with a notification or by sending you a mail within your registered email address). We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy regularly in order to stay informed about our information practices and the various choices available to you.

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CONTENTS

  • Collection of Information
  • Use of Information
  • Sharing of Information
  • Third-Party Embeds
  • Transfer of Information to the India and Other Countries
  • Your Choices
  • Contact Us

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COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Information Provided By You To Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, you share information directly with us when you create an account with us, fill out a form, submit or post content through our services, communicate with us via third-party platforms, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us through others mediums. The types of personal information we may collect include your full name, display name, username, bio, email address, your post content, including your profile image, photos, posts, responses,comments and any other information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Interact with Us

In some instances, we automatically collect certain information, including:
  • Activity Information: We collect information about your profile or post activity on our services, such as your reading history in order to provide you with some related contents, follow users, like a post etc.
  • Devices you use and Usage Information: We collect information about how you access our services, including data about the device and network you use, such as your hardware model (laptop, desktop, mobile, etc), Operating system (windows,macos, linux, etc), operating system version, mobile network, IP address, unique device identifiers, browser type, etc.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies: We use tracking technologies, such as cookies to collect information about you. An HTTP cookie (also called web cookie, Internet cookie, browser cookie, or simply cookie) is a small piece of data stored on the user's computer by the web browser while browsing a website. Cookies were designed to be a reliable mechanism for websites to remember stateful information (such as items added in the shopping cart in an online store) or to record the user's browsing activity (including clicking particular buttons, logging in, or recording which pages were visited in the past). They can also be used to remember pieces of information that the user previously entered into form fields, such as names, addresses, passwords, and payment card numbers. Cookies perform essential functions in the modern web.We also work with third party analytics providers who use cookies, device identifiers, and other technologies to collect information about your use of our Services and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in mobile apps, and links clicked. This information may be used by TalkingBeat and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver content targeted to your interests on our Services, and better understand your online activity. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, see Your Choices below.

Information We Collect from Other different Sources

We also obtain other information from third-party sources. For example, we may collect information about you from social networks(Facebook, twitter, etc), accounting services providers and data analytics providers. Additionally, if you create or log into your TalkingBeat account through a third-party platform (such as Facebook, Google), we will have access to certain information from that platform, such as your name, lists of friends or followers, birthday, and profile picture, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such platform.

Information We Derive

We may derive information or draw inferences about you based on the information we collect. For example, we may make inferences about your location based on your IP address or infer reading preferences based on your reading history.

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USE OF INFORMATION

We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, which includes publishing and distributing user-generated content, personalizing the posts you see, etc. We also use the information we collect to:
  • Create and maintain your TalkingBeat account;
  • Send you technical notices, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
  • Respond to your comments and questions and provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about new content, products, services, and features offered by TalkingBeat and provide other news and information we think will interest you.
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services;
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent security incidents and other malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity and protect the rights and property of TalkingBeat and others;
  • Debug to find and repair errors in our Services;

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SHARING OF INFORMATION

We use the information we collect to provide, maintain, and improve our Services, which includes publishing and distributing user-generated content, personalizing the posts you see, etc. We also use the information we collect to:
  • We share personal information with other users of the Services. For example, if you use our Services to publish content, post comments,etc. certain information about you will be visible to others, such as your name, photo, bio,topics,topics in common, other account information you may provide, and information about your activities on our Services (e.g., your followers and who you follow, recent posts, likes,comments and responses).
  • We share personal information with vendors, service providers, and consultants that need access to personal information in order to perform services for us, such as companies that assist us with web hosting, storage, and other infrastructure, analytics, payment processing, fraud prevention and security, customer service, communications, and marketing.
  • We may disclose your personal information if and only if it is required to do so, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security. If in any case we need to disclose your personal information in response to a legal process, we will give you notice so you can challenge it.
  • We may share personal information if we believe that your actions are inconsistent or inappropriate with our user agreements or policies, if we believe that you have violated any of the law, or if we believe it is necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of Our TalkingBeat Website, our users, the public, or others.
  • Personal information is shared between and among TalkingBeat and our current and future parents, affiliates, and subsidiaries and other companies under common control and ownership.
  • We share personal information with your consent only.

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THIRD-PARTY EMBEDS

TalkingBeat does not host some of the content displayed on our Services. Users have the ability to post content that is actually hosted by a third party, but is embedded in our pages (an “Embed”). When you interact with an Embed, it can send information about your interaction to the hosting third party just as if you were visiting the third party’s site directly. For example, when you load a TalkingBeat post page with a YouTube video Embed and watch the video, YouTube receives information about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch. TalkingBeat does not control what information third parties collect through Embeds or what they do with the information. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information collected through Embeds. The privacy policy belonging to the third party hosting the Embed applies to any information the Embed collects, and we recommend you review that policy before interacting with the Embed.

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Transfer of Information to the India and Other Countries

TalkingBeat is situated in India, and we have operations and service providers in other countries. Therefore, we and our service providers may transfer your personal information to, or store or access it in, jurisdictions that may not provide levels of data protection that are equivalent to those of your home jurisdiction. For example, we transfer personal data to #Amazon Web Services#, one of our service providers that processes personal information for us in various data center locations across the globe, including those listed here. We will take steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it.

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YOUR CHOICES

Account Information

You may access, correct, and delete your account information at any time by logging into the Services and navigating to the Settings page. Please note that if you choose to delete your account, we may continue to retain certain information about you as required by law or for our legitimate business purposes.

Privacy

You can choose whether your account is public or private. When your account is private other users cannot see your content until and unless they follow you and you accept the follow request.

Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually adjust your browser settings to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that removing or rejecting cookies could affect some of the availability and functionality of the Services we provide to you.

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CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]