Idiom Publishing Inc. Data Policy
Web, Cloud Applications and Mobile Apps Privacy Policy

Idiom Publishing will not sell or distribute any of your personal information!

Because you may use the Idiom Products & Services (Idiom P&S) to access outside applications, we have a responsibility to address what may happen when you journey outside the of your protected Idiom P&S.

We have tried to use plain language to make the policies understandable. GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the forward looking EU generated privacy protection regulations. Idiom intends to comply with applicable data protection regulations and is committed to GDPR compliance across its relevant services effective June 11. 2019.

At Idiom Publishing Inc. (“Idiom”) we recognize how important your privacy is to you. We at Idiom are committed to helping you to secure your privacy by informing you in understanding how we may collect and use certain personal data. Specifically, this privacy policy only applies to personal data that is processed in our mobile applications (IdiomConnect) and IdiomCreate (Digital Design), Idiom Event Preservation Platform, the Idiom website and web applications (collectively, the “Idiom P&S”) (Idiom Products and Services).

Idiom has implemented and follows commercially accepted measures to protect against unauthorized access to, and unlawful interception or processing of your Personal User Profile and Information. Unfortunately, data transmission over the Internet is never 100% secure so we cannot guarantee the security of any data you transmit to us or from our Websites and Services; therefore, you use our Websites and Services at your own risk.

If you register on our Websites and/or Services you are responsible for protecting the security of your username and password. You, the customer, are responsible for any transactions, communications or sharing of personal information made using your username and password.

This policy describes the information we process to support Idiom and other Idiom products and services (Idiom P&S) that may be offered by Idiom or third-party providers.

What kinds of information do we collect?

To provide the Idiom P&S, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect depend on how you use our Idiom P&S.

Things you and others do and provide

  • Information and content, you provide. We may collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Idiom P&S, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created.

    Data with special protections: You can choose to provide information in your Idiom User Profile. This and other information (such as, your age, gender, location, email address, social media contacts, phone number, racial or ethnic origin, family affiliations, groups, clubs, philosophical beliefs or organizational affiliations) could be subject to special protections under the laws of your country.

    Networks and connections. We may collect information about the people, accounts, hashtags and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them across our Idiom P&S, such as people you communicate with the most or groups you are part of. We also may collect contact information if you choose to upload, sync or import it from a device (such as an address book or call log or SMS log history), which we use for things like helping you and others find people you may know and for the other purposes listed below.
  • Your usage. We may collect information about how you use our Idiom P&S, such as the types of content you view or engage with; the features you use; the actions you take; the people or accounts you interact with; and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we log when you're using and have last used our Idiom P&S, and what posts, videos and other content you view on our Idiom P&S.
  • Information about transactions made on our Idiom P&S. If you use our Idiom P&S for purchases or other financial transactions (such as when you make a purchase in a game or make a donation), we may collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.
  • Things others do and information they provide about you. We may also receive and analyze content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Idiom P&S. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.

Device Information

As described below, we may collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Idiom P&S, and we combine this information across different devices you use. For example, we may use information collected about your use of our Idiom P&S on your phone to better personalize the content (including ads) or features you see when you use our Idiom P&S on another device, such as your laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad we showed you on your phone on a different device.

Information we might obtain from these devices includes:

  • Device attributes: information such as the operating system, hardware and software versions, battery level, signal strength, available storage space, browser type, app and file names and types, and plugins.
  • Device operations: information about operations and behaviors performed on the device, such as whether a window is foregrounded or backgrounded, or mouse movements (which can help distinguish humans from bots).
  • Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use associated with the same device or account.
  • Device signals: Bluetooth signals, and information about nearby Wi-Fi access points, beacons, and cell towers.
  • Data from device settings: information you allow us to receive through device settings you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.
  • Network and connections: information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed and, in some cases, information about other devices that are nearby or on your network.
  • Cookie data: data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings. Learn more about how we use cookies in the Idiom Cookies Policy

Information from partners

Advertisers, app developers, and publishers may send us information including our social plug-ins (such as the Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) Login. These partners provide information about your activities off Idiom P&S including information about your device, websites you visit, purchases you make, the ads you see, and how you use their services whether or not you have an Idiom account or are logged into any Idiom P&S. For example, a game developer could use the Idiom API to tell us what games you play, or a business could tell us about a purchase you made in its store. We also receive information about your online and offline actions and purchases from third-party data providers who have the rights to provide us with your information.

Partners may receive your data when you visit or use their services or through third parties they work with. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data to us.

How do we use this information?

We may use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the Idiom P&S and related services described in the Idiom P&S Terms. Here's how:

Provide, personalize and improve our Idiom P&S

We may use the information we have to deliver our Idiom P&S, including to personalize features and content and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off our Idiom P&S. To create personalized Idiom P&S that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests and activities based on the data we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide); how you use and interact with our Idiom P&S; and the people, places, or things you're connected to and interested in on and off our Idiom P&S.

  • Location-related information: We may use location-related information-such as your current location, where you live, the places you like to go, and the businesses and people you're near-to provide, personalize and improve our Idiom P&S, including ads, for you and others. Location-related information can be based on things like precise device location (if you've allowed us to collect it), IP addresses, and information from your and others' use of Facebook Idiom P&S (such as check-ins or events you attend).
  • Product research and development: We may use the information we have to develop, test and improve our Idiom P&S, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new Idiom P&S and features.
  • Ads and other sponsored content: We may use the information we have about you, including information about your interests, actions and connections to select and personalize ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you.

Provide measurement, analytics, and other business services

We may use the information we have (including your activity off our Idiom P&S, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers and other partners measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services. Learn how we share information with these partners.

Promote safety, integrity and security

We may use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Idiom P&S, and promote safety and security on and off of Idiom P&S. For example, we may use data we have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies.

Communicate with you

We may use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Idiom P&S, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

How is this information shared?

Your information is shared with others in the following ways:

People and accounts, you share and communicate with

When you share and communicate using our Idiom P&S, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you post on IdiomConnect, you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of your friends, the public, family or a customized list of people. Your network can also see actions you have taken on our Idiom P&S, including engagement with ads and sponsored content. We also let other accounts see who has viewed their Idiom information.

Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Idiom P&S, including if they don't have an account. This includes your Idiom username; any information you share with a public audience; information in your User Profile; and content you share on an Idiom Page, or any other public forum. You, other people using IdiomConnect, and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on or off our Idiom P&S, including in other Idiom P&S, in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with Idiom P&S.

Content others share or reshare about you

You should consider who you choose to share with, because people who can see your activity on Idiom P&S can choose to share it with others on and off our Idiom P&S, including people and businesses outside the audience you shared with. For example, when you share a post or send a message to specific friends or accounts, they can download, screenshot, or reshare that content to others across or off our Idiom P&S. Also, when you comment on someone else's post or react to their content, your comment or reaction is visible to anyone who can see the other person's content, and that person can change the audience later.

People can also use the Idiom P&S to create and share content about you with the audience they choose. For example, people can share a photo of you in a story, mention or tag you at a location in a post, or share information about you in their posts or messages. If you are uncomfortable with what others have shared about you on our Idiom P&S, you can report the content.

Information about your active status or presence on our Idiom P&S

People in your networks can see signals telling them whether you are active on our Idiom P&S, including whether you are currently active on IdiomConnect, or when you last used our Idiom P&S.

Testimonials

We may select and post customer testimonials on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information such as your name and the city, state and country in which you live. We will obtain your consent prior to posting any testimonial with your name.

Apps, websites, and third-party integrations on or using Idiom P&S

When you choose to use third-party apps, websites, or other services that use, or are integrated with, Idiom P&S, they can receive information about what you post or share. For example, when you play a game with your Idiom friends or use a button on a website, the game developer or website can receive information about your activities in the game or receive a comment or link that you share from the website on Idiom. Also, when you download or use such third-party services, they can access your public profile on Idiom (not personal User Profile you input when you enrolled in Idiom P&S), and any information that you share with them. Apps and websites, you use may receive your list of IdiomConnect friends if you choose to share it with them. But apps and websites you use will not be able to receive any other information about your Idiom friends from you. Information collected by these third-party services is subject to their own terms and policies, not this one.

Devices and operating systems providing native versions of Idiom (i.e. where we have not developed our own first-party apps) will have access to all information you choose to share with them, including information your friends share with you.

New owner

If the ownership or control of all or part of our Idiom P&S or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

Sharing with Third-Party Partners

We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Idiom P&S or who use Idiom P&S to grow their businesses, which makes it possible to operate and provide services. We don't sell any of your information to anyone, and we never will. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties we share information with:

Partners who use our analytics services

We may provide aggregated statistics and insights that help people and businesses understand how people are engaging with their posts, listings, pages, videos and other content on and off the Idiom P&S. For example, information about the number of people or accounts who viewed, reacted to, or commented on their posts, as well as aggregate demographic and other information that helps them understand interactions with their page or account.

Advertisers

We may provide advertisers with reports about the kinds of people seeing their ads and how their ads are performing, but we don't share information that personally identifies you (information such as your name or email address that by itself can be used to contact you or identifies who you are) unless you give us permission. For example, we provide general demographic and interest information to advertisers (for example, that an ad was seen by a woman between the ages of 18 and 21 who lives in New Jersey and is interested in graduates attending a specific university after graduation) to help them better understand their audience. We also confirm which Idiom ads led you to make a purchase or take an action with an advertiser.

Measurement partners

We may share information about you with companies that aggregate it to provide analytics and measurement reports to our partners.

Partners offering goods and services in our Idiom P&S

When you subscribe to buy something from a seller in our Idiom P&S, the content creator or seller can receive your public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details if you have provided such information.

Vendors and service providers

We may provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical services, analyzing how our Idiom P&S are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.

Researchers and academics

We may also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances scholarship and innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.

Law enforcement or legal requests

We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests.

Deleted Account

When you delete your account, we delete things you have posted, such as your photos and status updates, and you won't be able to recover that information later. Information that others have shared about you isn't part of your account and won't be deleted. If you don't want to delete your account but want to temporarily stop using the Idiom P&S, you can deactivate your account instead. To delete your account at any time, please contact Idiom.

How do we respond to legal requests or prevent harm?

We access, preserve and share your information with regulators, law enforcement or others:

  • In response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States when we have a good-faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards.
  • When we have a good-faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud, unauthorized use of the Idiom P&S, violations of our terms or policies, or other harmful or illegal activity; to protect ourselves (including our rights, property or Idiom P&S), you or others, including as part of investigations or regulatory inquiries; or to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. For example, if relevant, we provide information to and receive information from third-party partners about the reliability of your account to prevent fraud, abuse and other harmful activity on and off our Idiom P&S.

Information we receive about you (including financial transaction data related to purchases made with Idiom) can be accessed and preserved for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations of possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also retain information from accounts disabled for terms violations for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other term violations.

How will we notify you of changes to this policy?

We'll notify you before we make changes to this policy and give you the opportunity to review the revised policy before you choose to continue using our Idiom P&S.

How to contact Idiom with questions

You can learn more about how privacy works on Idiom. If you have questions about this policy, you can contact us as described below. We may resolve disputes you have with us in connection with our privacy policies and practices.

Idiom Publishing Inc.
Data & Privacy Policy
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