Last updated: October 10, 2020
- Collection and Use of Information
- Name and Photo
- Online Status and Seen Status
- Location Information
- Other Services
- Cookies, Clear GIFs and Other Automatically Collected Data
- Third-Party Sites and Privacy Practices
- Analytics Collection
- Sharing and Disclosure of Information
- Children’s Privacy
- Business Transitions
- Changes to Policy
- Change or Removal of Information
- Contact Information
Collection and Use of Information
When you install the Software, you will be asked to provide us with your phone number, email, name and date of birth and to allow us access to your mobile device’s address book.A copy of the phone numbers and names in your address book (including emails, notes or any other Personal Information in your address book) will not be stored on our servers and will only be accessed to:(a) notify you when your contacts become active,(b) indicate which of your contacts is already a user,(c) correctly display the name of each contact as it appears in your address book when a call is received.(d) sync your contacts running on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android tablets, iPads and Windows Tablets.Your phone number will be used for identification purposes as your user ID.Since users may add your number to their address book and see that you registered, we do not consider the fact that your number exists as private information.Rip Bull does not maintain a Call Detail Record (CDR), CDR’s are maintained by your phone provider’s ISP. These are industry standard records used by all phone companies. This information is maintained in order to better understand network behavior and trends (numbers of messages and calls made by users, typical destinations, call lengths, network type, etc.), detect potential outages and technical issues (this helps notice things like a drop in call volume in a certain geography, a shift in call length, a change in typical networks, etc.) and for public safety reasons. All log analysis is done in an anonymous, aggregate, non-personally identifiable manner.Audio calls by users are transmitted either directly from user to user or, if direct transmission is not possible (due to, for example, firewalls), Rip Bull servers are used to transmit the call. In the latter scenario, the information transmitted is stored briefly in volatile memory (RAM) solely to enable the transmission of the call to the other user. WE DO NOT RECORD ANY PART OF YOUR CALL, NOR HAVE THE ABILITY TO.Our software may interact with your phone’s SMS inbox or call history for the sole purpose of service activation, placing incoming messages in your inbox, reading the contents of the activation SMS sent to you. WE WILL NOT ACCESS THE CONTENTS OF ANY OTHER SMS.
Name and Photo
Should you provide your name and/or photo it will be visible to other users as long as:Such users have your ID, orYou all participate in the same Group
Online Status and Seen Status
Other users will see your connection status (whether you are online or not – and if not, when was the last time you were connected to the service) as well as whether you saw messages they sent to you. You may disable this via the settings.
Our software allows you to attach your location information to messages you send to other users or send a specific location message. If you choose to share your location with a specific user or group of users, your location will be retrieved from your device and sent through our Software. Our software will only use this location for this particular purpose and delete it from its servers once the message is delivered. For the avoidance of doubt, Rip Bull will not share your location information and will not use it for any purpose except the one specifically requested by you.
In the event we make message boards and forums available to you (collectively, “Forums”), you will be solely responsible for the information and any other content you post on and through these Forums and should be aware that when you voluntarily disclose Personal Information (e.g., name, e-mail address, telephone number) on or through these Forums, such information is generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, other users. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties, and such messages are beyond our control. We do not exercise control over any users or Site visitors, and in no way are we responsible, nor do we have any liability whatsoever, for any collection or use of information you may disclose through the Forums. Please refer to our terms and condidtions for the risks involved with using our services. This Policy does not cover such disclosure of information. You are encouraged to exercise discretion when providing personal information about yourself in and through Forums. Please do not post any Personal Information on this Site that you expect to keep private.
Third-Party Sites and Privacy Practices
Rip Bull uses analytic tools to help us anonymously track and report user/visitor behavior information and users’ standard log information to the Site and the Software. This information (including but not limited to: IP address, data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and information processing) helps us analyze and evaluate how the Software is used as part of our ongoing efforts to improve the Software’s features and services. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personal Information of visitors or users. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information.
Our software clients are not intended for or designed to attract anyone under the age of 13 and we do not intentionally or knowingly collect Personal Information on our sites from anyone under the age of 13 (or older in some jurisdictions). We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children to ensure that no information is collected from a child without parental permission.
We take reasonable precaution to protect Personal Information from misuse, loss and unauthorized access. Although we cannot guarantee that Personal Information will not be subject to unauthorized access, we have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in place to protect Personal Information. Personal Information is stored on our servers and protected by secured networks to which access is limited to a few authorized employees and personnel. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.
Changes to Policy
From time to time, we may revise this Policy. We reserve the right to update or modify this Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time with or without notice. However, we will not use your Personal Information in a way that is materially different than the uses described in this Policy without giving you an opportunity to opt-out of such differing uses. We will post the revised Policy on the Site, so that users can always be aware of what information we collect, how the information is used and under what circumstances such information may be disclosed. You agree to review the Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to any changes and signifies your agreement to the terms of our Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use the Rip Bull Software, or any other Service.
Change or Removal of Information
If you provided your e-mail address to us and wish to update it, you may do so by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. If you no longer wish to receive e-mail communication from us, such as offers, updates and newsletters, you may opt-out of receiving such communications by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication. In addition, you can remove your e-mail address at any time by sending an e-mail with the subject line of UNSUBSCRIBE to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to technological reasons, we do not know when and if you delete the software. Therefore, if we detect no activity from your device for 90 days, we will assume that you deleted the software and we will remove you from our servers. However, since we are not certain that you deleted the software (you may just be on vacation, etc.) we will not deactivate your account (which is your phone number and device ID). We do not want to force you to register again in the event of non-use.If you wish to delete your account completely, you can go to settings, and tap the “Deactivate Account” option. Please note that this will remove your data, and deactivate on your device. If you have additional concerns and/or requests, you can contact Rip Bull at email@example.com
Please direct all questions in connection with this Policy via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Date: October, 2016.