The Information TalkaGame Collects
TalkaGame 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 provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your mobile phone number, push notification name (if applicable), billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to TalkaGame when choosing to participate in various uses of the TalkaGame Service, such as registering as a user, updating your status or requesting status for your contacts.
The Information TalkaGame Does Not Collect
TalkaGame does not collect names, emails, addresses or other contact information from its users’ mobile address book or contact lists other than the information associated with their TalkaGame network profile—the TalkaGame mobile application will associate whatever name the TalkaGame user has assigned to the TalkaGame user profile We do not collect location data, but users may voluntarily share their location with other users via the TalkaGame Service.
The contents of messages that have been delivered by the TalkaGame Service are not copied, kept or archived by TalkaGame in the normal course of business. The TalkaGame 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 our servers, and routed to the intended recipient (who must also be a TalkaGame user), if that recipient is online. If the recipient is not online, the undelivered message is held in TalkaGame’s server until it can be delivered. If the message is undelivered for thirty (30) days, the undelivered message is deleted from our servers. Once a message has been delivered, it no longer resides on our servers. The contents of any delivered messages are not kept or retained by TalkaGame — the only records of the content of any delivered messages reside directly on the sender’s and recipient’s mobile devices (and which may be deleted at the user’s option). Notwithstanding the above, TalkaGame may retain date and time stamp information associated with successfully delivered messages and the mobile phone numbers involved in the messages, as well as any other information which TalkaGame is legally compelled to collect. Files that are sent through the TalkaGame Service will reside on our servers after delivery for a short period of time, but are deleted and stripped of any identifiable information within a short period of time in accordance with our general retention policies.
When TalkaGame Discloses Information
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 TalkaGame 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 TalkaGame 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. TalkaGame also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that TalkaGame 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 TalkaGame Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TalkaGame, our users or others.
Our Commitment To Data Security
TalkaGame uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to TalkaGame and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the TalkaGame Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, TalkaGame 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 TalkaGame learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. TalkaGame may post a notice on the TalkaGame Site or through the TalkaGame Service if a security breach occurs.