Privacy Policy

Effective Date: January 6, 2015

Sitch, Inc. (“Sitch”) provides this privacy policy (“Policy”) to inform you of our policies and procedures regarding the personal information we receive about users of our website (the “Site”), our mobile applications (“Apps”), and the products and services available through the Site and Apps (our “Services”).

By visiting the Site, using or downloading the Apps, or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this privacy policy. Our Policy may be updated from time to time, and we will notify you of any material changes about the way in which we use the personal information that we already have collected about you by posting the new Privacy Policy on our Site and in our Apps.

Your use of our Site, Apps, or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. Our Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.

What Information we Collect About You

Information We Collect Directly From You.In using our Site or Apps, you may provide us with personal information. The personal information that we collect from you varies based on your interaction with us, and may include, but is not limited to, your name, address, phone number, email address, address book contacts, videos you share using our Services, Facebook and/or Twitter usernames. This information may also include information you supply to us concerning your preferences and interests expressed in the course of using our Services.

Information We Collect Automatically from Your Use of our Site and our Apps

When you visit our Site or use our Apps, our servers automatically record information that your browser or mobile platform sends whenever you visit services like ours. This includes, but may not be limited to:

Our Site: your computer’s IP address, browser type and operating system, pages you view, links you click, length of time you visit and use our Site, and the referring URL that led you to our Site

Our Apps: your device name and model; operating system type, name, and version; length of time you visit and use our Apps; your activities within the Apps; language information; and (after requesting your permission), your location information.

Like many websites and apps, we also use “cookies,” pixels, local storage (like on your browser or device), and similar technologies to collect information about your use of our Services. A cookie is a small data file that may have unique identifiers, and reside, among other places, on your computer or mobile device, in emails we send to you, and on our web pages. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies. For example, we may use cookies to save your registration ID & login passwords for future visits; we may use pixels to understand response rates to notifications or other communications we send to you, enabling us to better understand how you interact with the services and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing. You can disable cookies in your device or browser settings, but doing so may affect your ability to use all portions of the site or all functionality of our service.


Information that We Collect About You from Third Parties

We may receive and store information from third parties that users connect to our services, such as social networking sites. For example, may be able to log into our Services through--and connect your Sitch account with—third party social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. If you do so, we may collect and store information identifying your third party service provider account. We also may request permissions from you, or otherwise collect information about you, from the third party site. The type of information collected will vary based on the particular site, but may include your name, your friends/contacts, and any information that you have chosen to make public. We will store the information that we receive from you through these social networking sites along with other information that we collect or receive from you. We use the information to help you connect and share public content with your friends and followers.

Any third-party social networking site controls the information it collects from you. For information about how they may use and disclose your information, including any information you make public, please consult their respective privacy policies.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information that we gather about you to: provide our services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our services, to respond to your inquiries, to tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, to offer location customization and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services.

Additionally, we may use your information to provide you with offers from us or third parties that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials or other information on services and products offered by us or third parties. We may also provide you with software updates and product announcements. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or update your user preferences in your account settings on our Site or Apps.

We also use this information to better understand how users access and use our services, through whichever medium, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, to improve our Services, to respond to user desires and preferences, for marketing and advertising, and for other research and analytical purposes.

How We Share Your Information

Personal information about our users is an integral part of our product experience. We neither rent nor sell your personal information to any third party for their own marketing purpose. We may share the information that we collect about you, including your personal information, as follows:

Other Users of Our Services. We will display your personal information in your profile page and elsewhere on the Site and Apps according to the preferences you set in your account. Certain basic profile information you have submitted such as name, photo and town will be made available on the service to all other users so that friends can find and connect with each other. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other Sitch users to know about you. You can review and revise your profile at any time.

Affiliate and Business Partners. We may share your information with our affiliates and subsidiaries, as well as our business partners. Their use of your information will be governed by this Policy.

Service Providers and Business Partners. We may employ third party companies to facilitate our service, to provide services on our behalf or to perform site-related services (such as web analytics). These third parties only have access to your Personal Information for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf. Their use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information will be subject to this Policy.

Aggregate Information. We may share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. We also may disclose the information we collect from you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which we are is involved.

Security of My Personal Information

Your Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.

We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.

Third Party Links

Our Services contains links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.

Changing or Deleting your Information

All registered users can review, update, correct or delete the personal information provided in their registration or account profile by contacting us. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site or Apps for a period of time.

Children Under 13

Our Services are not directed to children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

Contact Us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at help@sitch.com or at: Privacy Policy Team, Sitch, Inc., PO Box 61059, Palo Alto, CA 94306.