reckoon Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is “inspired” by twitter Privacy Policy


Our Services instantly connect people everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. Any registered user of the reckoon Services can create a reckoon, which is a counter with message that is public by default and can include other content like photos, videos, and links to other websites.

Tip: What you say on the reckoon Services may be viewed all around the world instantly. You are what you reckoon!

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how and when reckoon collects, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. reckoon receives your information through our various websites, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, (the “reckoon Services that link to this Policy (collectively, the “Services”) and from our partners and other third parties. When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Your information is controlled by reckoon Ltd, Registered Number 9305800. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize reckoon to use your information in the United Kingdom, United States, and any other country where reckoon operates.


If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at admin at reckoon.com.

Information Collection and Use

Tip: We collect and use your information below to provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time.

Basic Account Information: When you create or reconfigure an account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On the reckoon Services, your name and username are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. Some reckoon Services, such as searching and viewing public user profiles, do not require registration.


Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable Services. If you provide reckoon with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from reckoon. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications.

 

Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public on the reckoon Services, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture. You may choose to upload your address book so that we can help you find users you know or help other users find you.


reckoons, kroons and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through the reckoon Services is information you are asking us to make public. Your public information includes the reckoons you create; the metadata provided with reckoons, such as when you reckooned and the client application you used to reckoon; the language, country, and time zone associated with your account; and the lists you create, people you follow, reckoons you mark as favorites or kroon, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the reckoon Services. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the reckoon Services public for as long as you do not delete it. The reckoon Services broadly and instantly disseminate your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services. For instance, your public user profile information and public reckoons are immediately delivered to our partners and other third parties, including search engines, developers, and publishers that integrate reckoon content into their services, and institutions such as universities and public health agencies that analyze the information for trends and insights. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.


Location Information: reckoon may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to publish your location in your reckoons and in your reckoon profile. You may also tell us your location when you set your trend location on reckoon.com. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as reckooning with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.


Links: reckoon may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.


Cookies: Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. reckoon may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.

Log Data: When you use our Services, we may receive information (“Log Data”) such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party website or application. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications,. reckoon uses Log Data to provide, understand, and improve our Services, to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads.


Information Sharing and Disclosure

Tip: We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.

User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account. Other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you, share a photo of you, or tag you in a photo. If you’ve shared information with another user who accesses the reckoon Services through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.


Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United Kingdom and other countries. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions. We share your Payment Information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit or debit cards. We may share your credit or debit card number with payment services providers or card networks to monitor card transactions at participating merchants and track redemption activity for the purposes of providing card-linked services.



Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process or government request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect reckoon’s rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.


Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that reckoon is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliate in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.


Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public reckoons, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information).

Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.

Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public reckoons, even after you have deleted the information from the reckoon Services or deactivated your account.

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us on admin at reckoon.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://reckoon.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via an @reckoon update or email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.