Information We Collect
There are three basic categories of information we collect:
Information you choose to give us.
Information we get when you use our services.
Information we get from third parties.
Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.
Information You Choose to Give Us
When you interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, most of our services require you to set up a basic Bunee account, so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: name you’d like to go by, a phone number, and your date of birth. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on our services, such as pictures or other useful identifying information. Other services may also require you to provide us with a debit or credit card number and its associated account information.
Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you send through the services, such as videos and chats to your friends. Keep in mind that the users you send content to can always save that content or copy it outside the app.
Aso, when you contact Bunee Support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect whatever information you volunteer.
Information We Get When You Use Our Services
When you use our services, we collect information about which of those services you’ve used and how you’ve used them. Here’s a fuller explanation of the types of information we collect when you use our services :
Usage Information. We collect information about your activity through our services.
Content Information. We collect information about the content you provide, such as if the recipient has viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content.
Device Information. We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).
Device Phonebook (with your consent)
Camera and Photos (with your consent) Many of our services require us to collect images and other information from your device’s camera and photos. For example, you won’t be able to send or upload photos from your camera roll unless we can access your camera or photos.
Location Information (with your consent)
Log Information. We also collect log information when you use our website (including IP address).
Information We Collect from Third Parties
We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our services. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook—and you’re one of that user’s contacts—we may combine the information we collect from that user’s phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from other companies that are owned or operated by us, or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through our services.
How We Use Information
We use the information we collect to continuously improve the experience you have when using our products and services. This includes, but is not limited to:
developing, operating, and protecting our products and services.
sending you communications, including by email. For example, we may use email to respond to support inquiries or to share information about our products, services, and promotional offers that we think may interest you.
monitoring and analyze trends and usage.
personalizing the services by, among other things, suggesting friends or profile information, or customizing the content we show you, including ads.
enhancing the safety and security of our products and services.
verifying your identity and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
enforcing our Terms of Service and other usage policies
storing some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster.
How We Share Information
We may share information about you in the following ways:
With other Bunee users. We may share the following information with other Bunee users:
information about you, such as your name and age.
information about how you have interacted with the services, such as your Bunee “score,” the names of Bunee users you are friends with, and other information that will help Bunee users understand your connections with others using the services. For example, because it may not be clear whether a new friend request comes from someone you actually know, we may share whether you and the requestor have Bunee friends in common.
any additional information you have consented for us to share. For example, when you let us access your device phonebook, we may share information about you with other users who have your phone number in their device phonebook.
content you post or send will be shared with other Bunee users; how widely your content is shared depends on your personal settings and the type of service you are using. For example, a photo may be sent to just a single friend you select, but your My Story content may be seen by any Bunee user whom you allow to see your My Story.
With all Bunee users, our business partners, and the general public. We may share the following information with all Bunee users as well as with our business partners and the general public:
public information like your name, and profile pictures.
any content that you submit to Live, Local, or any other crowd-sourced service. If a Live, Local, or any other crowd-sourced service is streamed on the web or broadcast in some other media, it may be viewed by the public at large or rebroadcast by our business partners.
With third parties. We may share your information with the following third parties:
With service providers, sellers, and partners. We may share information about you with service providers who perform services on our behalf, sellers that provide goods through our services, and business partners that provide services and functionality.
With third parties for legal reasons. We may share information about you if we reasonably believe that disclosing the information is needed to:
comply with any valid legal process, governmental request, or applicable law, rule, or regulation.
investigate, remedy, or enforce potential Terms of Service violations.
protect the rights, property, and safety of us, our users, or others.
detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
With third parties as part of a merger or acquisition.
We may also share with third parties—such as advertisers—aggregated, non-personally identifiable, or de-identified information.
The services may also contain third-party links and search results, include third-party integrations, or offer a co-branded or third-party-branded service. Through these links, third-party integrations, and co-branded or third-party-branded services, you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how those third parties collect or use your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our services.
Third-Party Content and Integrations
Services Provided by Others
Additionally, some companies may use information collected on our services to deliver targeted advertisements on behalf of us or other companies, including on third-party websites and apps.
Bunee lets you capture what it’s like to live in the moment. On our end, that means that we automatically delete the content of your messages from our servers after we detect that it has expired. But remember: There are various ways Bunee users can save your content and also upload it to Bunee (like as an attachment in Chat).
You should understand that users who see the content you provide can always save it using any number of techniques: screenshots, in-app functionality, or any other image-capture technology. It’s also possible, as with any digital information, that someone might be able to access messages forensically or find them in a device’s temporary storage. Keep in mind that, while our systems are designed to carry out our deletion practices automatically, we cannot promise that deletion will occur within a specific timeframe. And we may need to suspend those deletion practices if we receive valid legal process asking us to preserve content or if we receive reports of abuse or other Terms of Service violations. Finally, we may also retain certain information in backup for a limited period of time or as required by law.
How Long We Keep Your Content
Our services are not intended for—and we don’t direct them to—anyone under 13. And that’s why we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13.