Privacy Policy

Welcome to Mepeeps (“Mepeeps” or the “App”, or “the Platform”, or the “Application” or the “Software”,), provided by Mepeeps Inc. (“Mepeeps”, “we” or “us”). 

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Your privacy is our priority, our goal is to maintain your trust and confidence as we build a secure and private social with no Spyware, no tracking and no news manipulation.

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures on the collection, use, and disclosure of your information when you use The Service and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in MePeeps. 

This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. 

Definitions

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

You mean the individual accessing or using The Service, or the Data subject, or the user or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using The Service, as applicable.

CCPA means The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – a state statute intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of CaliforniaUnited States

GDPR means The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), became enforceable beginning May 25, 2018. 

Company (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” or “Data Controller” in this Agreement) refers to Mepeeps, Inc., 2810 Edgebrook Cir Matthew, NC 28105, United States.

App means the software program provided by the Company downloaded by You on any electronic device, named Mepeeps.

Account means a unique account created for You to access The Service or parts of The Service.

Website refers to Mepeeps.com, accessible from https://mepeeps.com

Service refers to the Application or the Website or both.

Personal Data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual.

For the purposes of GDPR, Personal Data means any information relating to You such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity.

For the purposes of the CCPAPersonal Data means any information that identifies, relates to, describes or is capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with You.

Cookies are small files that are placed on Your computer, mobile device, or any other device by a website, containing the details of Your browsing history on that website among its many uses.

Device means any device that can access The Service such as a computer, a cellphone, or a digital tablet. 

Usage Data refers to data collected automatically, either generated using The Service or from The Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

Data Controller refers to the Company as the legal person, which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data.

Do Not Track (DNT) is a concept that has been promoted by U.S. regulatory authorities, in particular the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), for the Internet industry to develop and implement a mechanism for allowing internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across websites.

Collecting and Using Your Personal Data

Types of Data Collected

When using The Service, you can be asked to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to identify You or for your other activities on our App/Software/Platform/Application. We also have access to your personal information or data when you create an account and use the App. 

We also have access to information contained in the messages you send through our Platform and information from your phone book, if you grant us access to your phone book on your mobile device.  More information about the categories and sources of information is provided below. 

Personal Data You choose to provide us

While using Our Service, We may ask You to provide Us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify You. For certain activities, such as when You register, upload content to the Platform, or contact us directly, You may provide some or all of the following information:

  • Registration information, such as age, username and password, language, and email and/or phone number
  • Profile information, such as name, social media account information, and profile image
  • User-generated content, including comments, photographs, videos, and virtual item videos that you choose to upload or broadcast on the Platform (“User Content”)
  • Your opt-in choices and communication preferences
  • Information to verify an account 
  • Information in correspondence you send to us

Usage Data – Information we collect automatically

Usage Data is collected automatically when using The Service.

Usage Data may include information such as Your Device’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of The Service that You visit, the time and date of Your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

When You access The Service by or through a mobile device, We may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device You use, Your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of Your mobile device, Your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser You use, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.

We may also collect information that Your browser sends whenever You visit The Service or when You access The Service by or through a mobile device. 

The detail is described here below:

Usage Information 

We collect information regarding your use of the App/Software/Platform/Application and any other User Content that You generate through and broadcast on our App/Software/Platform/Application. We also link Your subscriber information with Your activity on our App/Software/Platform/Application across all Your devices using your email or similar information.

Device Information 

We collect information about the device You use to access the App/Software/Platform/Application, including Your IP address, unique device identifiers, model of Your device, Your mobile carrier, time zone setting, screen resolution, operating system, app and file names and types, keystroke patterns or rhythms, and platform.

Location data

We collect information about Your location, including location information based on Your SIM card and/or IP address. With Your permission, we may also collect Global Positioning System (GPS) data.

Messages

We collect and process, which includes scanning and analyzing, information You provide in the context of composing, sending, or receiving messages through the App/Software/Platform/Application’s messaging functionality. That information includes the content of the message and information about when the message has been sent, received and/or read, as well as the participants of the communication. Please be aware that messages sent to other users of the App/Software/Platform/Application will be accessible by those users and that we are not responsible for the manner in which those users use or disclose messages.

Metadata

When You upload User Content, you automatically upload certain metadata that is connected to the User Content. Metadata describes other data and provides information about Your User Content that will not always be evident to the viewer. In connection with Your User Content the metadata can describe how, when, and by whom the piece of User Content was collected and how that content is formatted. It also includes information, such as Your account name, that enables other users to trace back the User Content to Your user account. Additionally, metadata will consist of data that You chose to provide with Your User Content, for example any hashtags used to mark keywords to the video and captions.

Information Collected while Using the Application

While using Our App, in order to provide features of Our App, We may collect, with your prior permission:

Pictures and other information from Your Device’s camera and photo library

We use this information to provide features of The Service, to improve and customize The Service. The information may be uploaded to the Company’s servers or simply stored on Your device.

You can enable or disable access to this information at any time, through Your Device settings.

Information we obtain from other sources

We may receive the information described in this Privacy Policy from other sources, such as:

Others Users of the Platform. Sometimes other users of the App/Software/Platform/Application may provide Us information about You, including through customer service inquiries. 

Other Sources. We may collect information about You from other publicly available sources. 

Tracking Technologies and Cookies

We use Cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on The Service and store certain information. Tracking technologies used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyze The Service.

You can instruct Your browser to refuse all Cookies or to indicate when a Cookie is being sent. However, if You do not accept Cookies, You may not be able to use some parts of The Service.

Cookies can be “Persistent” or “Session” Cookies. Persistent Cookies remain on your personal computer or mobile device when You go offline, while Session Cookies are deleted as soon as You close Your web browser.

We use both session and persistent Cookies for the purposes set out below:

Necessary/Essential Cookies

Type: Session Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies are essential to provide You with services available through the website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these Cookies, the services that You have asked for cannot be provided, and We only use these Cookies to provide You with those services.

Cookies Policy/Notice Acceptance Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies identify if users have accepted the use of cookies on the website.

Functionality Cookies

Type: Persistent Cookies

Administered by: Us

Purpose: These Cookies allow us to remember choices You make when You use the website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these Cookies is to provide You with a more personal experience and to avoid You having to re-enter your preferences every time You use the website.

How We use Your Personal Data

We use your information to fulfill and enforce our Terms of Service, to improve and administer the App/Software/Platform/Application, and to allow you to use its functionalities. We may also use Your information to, among other things, show You suggestions, promote the Platform, and customize Your ad experience.

The details are described here below:

  • to fulfill requests for products, services, Platform functionality, support, and information for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical, and survey purposes and to solicit your feedback
  • to customize the content, You see when You use the App/Software/Platform/Application. For example, We may provide you with services based on the country settings You have chosen or show You content that is similar to content that You liked or interacted with
  • to improve and develop our App/Software/Platform/Application and conduct product development
  • to make suggestions and provide a customized ad experience
  • to support the social functions of the App/Software/Platform/Application, including to permit You and other users to connect with each other through the Platform and for You and other users to share, download, and otherwise interact with User Content posted through the App/Software/Platform/Application
  • to understand how You use the App/Software/Platform/Application, including across Your devices
  • to infer additional information about You, such as Your age, gender, and interests
  • to help us detect abuse, fraud, and illegal activity on the App/Software/Platform/Application
  • to ensure that You are old enough to use the App/Software/Platform/Application (as required by law)
  • to communicate with You, including to notify You about changes in our services
  • to enforce our terms, conditions, and policies
  • to inform our algorithms
  • to combine all the information, we collect or receive about you for any of the foregoing purposes
  • for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect your information or pursuant to your consent.

How we share your information?

Mepeeps does not share, rent or sell any Personally Identifiable Information with any third party.

We may share Your personal information in the following situations:

– For Legal Reasons: 

The Company may disclose Your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: 

  • Comply with a legal obligation, including to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, law enforcement requests, legal claims, or government inquiries
  • Protect and defend the rights, interests, safety, and security or property of the Company, our affiliates, users, or the public

-Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service.

– With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, Your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures, and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile. 

Retention of Your Personal Data

The Company will retain Your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

The Company will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods. 

Transfer of Your Personal Data

Your information, including Personal Data, is processed at the Company’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located. It means that this information may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of Your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from Your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by Your submission of such information represents Your agreement to that transfer.

The Company will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that Your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of Your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of Your data and other personal information. 

Security of Your Personal Data

The security of Your Personal Data is important to Us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While We strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect Your Personal Data, We cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your rights             

If You have registered for an account, You may access and update certain personal information that you have provided to us by logging into your online account and using the features and functionalities available there.

You may submit a request to access or delete the information We have collected about you by sending your request to us at the email or physical address provided in the Contact section at the bottom of this policy. 

We will respond to your request consistent with applicable law and subject to proper verification. 

  • You may be able to refuse or disable Cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable certain types of Cookies. For example, due to differences in how browsers and mobile apps function, you may need to take different steps to disable Cookies used for targeted advertising in a browser and to disable targeted advertising for a mobile application, which you may control through your device settings or mobile app permissions.
  •  In addition, your choice to disable cookies is specific to the browser or device that you are using when you disable cookies, so you may need to separately disable cookies for each type of browser or device. If you choose to refuse, disable, or delete Cookies, some of the functionality of the Service may no longer be available to you.  Without this information, we are not able to provide you with all the requested services, and any differences in services are related to your information.
  • You can switch off GPS location information functionality on your mobile device if you do not wish to share GPS information.
  • If you have registered for an account you may access, review, and update certain personal information that you have provided to us by logging into your account and using available features and functionalities.
  • Some browsers transmit “do-not-track” signals to websites. Because of differences in how browsers incorporate and activate this feature, it is not always clear whether users intend for these signals to be transmitted, or whether they even are aware of them. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.

Some specific rights geographically granted

Your Rights under the GDPR if you are within the EU

The Company undertakes to respect the confidentiality of Your Personal Data and to guarantee You can exercise Your rights.

You have the right under this Privacy Policy, and by law if You are within the EU, to:

  • Request access to Your Personal Data. The right to access, update or delete the information We have on You. Whenever made possible, you can access, update or request deletion of Your Personal Data directly within Your account settings section. If you are unable to perform these actions yourself, please contact Us to assist You. This also enables You to receive a copy of the Personal Data We hold about You. 
  • Request correction of the Personal Data that We hold about You. 

You have the right to have any incomplete or inaccurate information We hold about You corrected. 

– Object to processing of Your Personal Data. This right exists where We are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for Our processing and there is something about Your particular situation, which makes You want to object to our processing of Your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where We are processing Your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes. 

– Request erasure of Your Personal Data. You have the right to ask Us to delete or remove Personal Data when there is no good reason for Us to continue processing it. 

Request the transfer of Your Personal Data. We will provide to You, or to a third party You have chosen, Your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Please note that this right only applies to automated information which You initially provided consent for Us to use or where We used the information to perform a contract with You.

Withdraw Your consent. You have the right to withdraw Your consent on using your Personal Data. If You withdraw Your consent, We may not be able to provide You with access to certain specific functionalities of the Service. 

Exercising of Your GDPR Data Protection Rights

You may exercise Your rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition by contacting Us. Please note that we may ask You to verify Your identity before responding to such requests. If You make a request, We will try our best to respond to You as soon as possible.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about Our collection and use of Your Personal Data. For more information, if You are in the European Economic Area (EEA), please contact Your local data protection authority in the EEA.

Your Rights under the CCPA if you are a resident of California

Under this Privacy Policy, and by law if You are a resident of California, You have the following rights:

The right to notice. You must be properly notified which categories of Personal Data are being collected and the purposes for which the Personal Data is being used. 

The right to access / the right to request. The CCPA permits You to request and obtain from the Company information regarding the disclosure of Your Personal Data that has been collected in the past 12 months by the Company or its subsidiaries to a third-party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes.

 The right to say no to the sale of Personal Data. You also have the right to ask the Company not to sell Your Personal Data to third parties. You can submit such a request by visiting our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” section or web page.

The right to know about Your Personal Data. You have the right to request and obtain from the Company information regarding the disclosure of the following:

+The categories of Personal Data collected

+The sources from which the Personal Data was collected

+The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the Personal Data

+ Categories of third parties with whom We share Personal Data

+ The specific pieces of Personal Data we collected about You

The right to delete Personal Data. You also have the right to request the deletion of Your Personal Data that have been collected in the past 12 months. –The right not to be discriminated against. You have the right not to be discriminated against for exercising any of Your Consumer’s rights, including by:

+Denying goods or services to You

+ Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties

+ Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to You

+ Suggesting that You will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services. 

Exercising Your CCPA Data Protection Rights

In order to exercise any of Your rights under the CCPA, and if you are a California resident, You can email us.

The Company will disclose and deliver the required information free of charge within 45 days of receiving Your verifiable request. The time period to provide the required information may be extended once by an additional 45 days when reasonably necessary and with prior notice. 

Do Not Sell My Personal Information

We do not sell personal information.

If you wish to opt out of the use of your personal information for interest-based advertising purposes and these potential sales as defined under CCPA law, you may do so by following the instructions below.

Please note that any opt out is specific to the browser You use. You may need to opt out on every browser that you use.

The opt out will place a cookie on Your computer that is unique to the browser You use to opt out. If you change browsers or delete the cookies saved by your browser, you will need to opt out again.

Mobile Devices

Your mobile device may give you the ability to opt out of the use of information about the apps you

You can also stop the collection of location information from Your mobile device by changing the preferences on your mobile device. 

“Do Not Track” Policy as Required by California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

Our Service does not respond to Do Not Track signals.

However, some third-party websites do keep track of Your browsing activities. If You are visiting such websites, You can set Your preferences in Your web browser to inform websites that You do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by visiting the preferences or settings page of Your web browser. 

California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year. To request a notice, please submit your request to support@mepeeps.com

Your California Privacy Rights (California Business and Professions Code Section 22581)

California Business and Professions Code section 22581 allows California residents under the age of 18 who are registered users of online sites, services, or applications to request and obtain removal of content or information they have publicly posted.

To request removal of such data, and if You are a California resident, You can contact Us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with Your account.

Be aware that Your request does not guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of content or information posted online and that the law may not permit or require removal in certain circumstances

Children’s Privacy

Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that Your child has provided Us with Personal Data, please contact Us. If We become aware that We have collected Personal Data from anyone under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, We take steps to remove that information from Our servers.

We also may limit how We collect, use, and store some of the information of Users between 13 and 18 years old. In some cases, this means We will be unable to provide certain functionality of the Service to these users.

If We need to rely on consent as a legal basis for processing Your information and Your country requires consent from a parent, We may require Your parent’s consent before We collect and use that information. 

Links to Other Websites/Third Pary Sites

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services. Mepeeps offers you the opportunity to link to and/or connect to third party websites, advertisers, vendor products, services, etc., including and not limited to social network sites like Twitter, Youtube and etc...  When you connect or link to these third party sites, products, services, etc., you are no longer under Mepeeps Privacy Policy. If you share to any third party social site from Mepeeps, they will not be able to see back into your account. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third parties, We are not liable for wrongful use, loss, or disclosure of your personally-identifying information related to your use of any third party.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify You of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

We will let You know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Other Specific applicable laws

In the event of a conflict between the provisions of laws that are relevant to your jurisdiction from which you access or use the Services, and the rest of Privacy Policy, that relevant laws may prevail and you may request for consistency with this applicable law, but subject to proper verification.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, You can contact us:

By email: support@mepeeps.com

 

** Our Privacy Policy was created with the help of the Privacy Policy Generator and the Disclaimer Generator.

Last updated: January 1, 2021