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Privacy Policy

When you use Foiti and the Services provided, you’ll share some information with us. So, we want to be upfront about the information we collect, how we use it, whom we share it with, and the controls we give you to access, update, and delete your information.


That’s why we’ve written this Privacy Policy. And it’s why we’ve tried to write it in a way that’s easy to understand for all our users and blissfully free of the legalese that often clouds these documents.

Information We Collect

There are three basic categories of information we collect:


  • Information you provide.
  • 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 Provide

When you interact with our services, we collect information that you provide to us. For example, many of our services require you to set up an account, so we may need to collect a few important details about you, such as your name, username, password, email address, phone number, and date of birth. We may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on our services, such as a profile picture.


Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you send through our services, such as messages. Keep in mind that the users who view your posts, message, and any other content can always save that content or copy it outside the app. So, the same common sense that applies to the internet at large applies to our services as well: Don’t send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.


When you contact customer support or communicate with us in any other way, we’ll collect whatever information you volunteer or that we need to resolve your question.

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. We might know, for instance, that you viewed a particular post, tapped on "Directions" and searched for particular place. 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. For example, we may collect information about:
    • how you interact with our services, such as which posts you view, which search queries you submit or which place page you visited.
    • how you communicate with other Users, such as their names, the time and date of your communications, the number of messages you exchange, which users you exchange messages with the most, and your interactions with messages (such as when you open a message or capture a screenshot).
  • Content Information. We collect information about the content you create or provide, such as if other users have viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content.
  • EXIF Data: When you upload a photo on Foiti, we collect EXIF data of the photo and make some data available for other users (such as co-ordinates).
  • Device Information. We collect information from and about the devices you use. For example, we collect:
    • information about your hardware and software, such as the hardware model, operating system version, device memory, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, keyboards installed, language, battery level, and time zone;
    • information from device sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and compasses; and
    • information about your wireless and mobile network connections, such as mobile phone number, service provider, IP address, and signal strength.
  • Camera and Photos. 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 upload photos from your camera roll unless we can access your camera or photos.
  • Location Information. When you use our services, we may collect information about your location. With your permission, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points, and other sensors, such as gyroscopes, accelerometers, and compasses.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Technologies. Like most online services and mobile applications, we may use cookies and other technologies, such as web beacons and web storage to collect information about your activity, browser, and device.
  • Log Information. We also collect log information when you use our website, such as:
    • details about how you’ve used our services;
    • device information, such as your web browser type and language;
    • access times;
    • pages viewed;
    • IP address;
    • identifiers associated with cookies or other technologies that may uniquely identify your device or browser; and
    • pages you visited before or after navigating to our website.

Information We Collect from Third Parties

We may collect information about you from other users and third parties. For example, if you link your Foiti account to another service or a third-party app, we may receive information from the other service, like how you use that service.


How We Use Information

We provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve. Here are the ways we do that:


  • develop, operate, improve, deliver, maintain, and protect our products and services.
  • send 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.
  • monitor and analyze trends and usage.
  • personalize our services by suggesting users, profile information or customizing the content we show you.
  • enhance the safety and security of our products and services.
  • verify your identity and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity.
  • use information we’ve collected from cookies and other technology to enhance our services and your experience with them.
  • enforce, investigate, and report conduct violating our Terms of Use and other usage policies, respond to requests from law enforcement, and comply with legal requirements.

How We Share Information

We may share information about you in the following ways:


  • With other users. We may share the following information with other users:
    • information about you, such as your username, name, and bio.
    • information about how you have interacted with our services, such as your countries and places visited, total number of unique users who clicked “Directions” in your photos, contribution points, the names of users you follow and names of users who follows you, and other information that will help Foiti users understand your connections with others using our services.
    • information about your device, such as the operating system and device type, to help you receive message, posts and other content in the optimal viewing format.
    • any additional information you have directed us to share. For example, if you share information or content from Foiti to the third-party app.
    • content you post or send. How widely your content is shared depends on the type of service you are using. For example, a photo with no co-ordinates in EXIF data may be sent only to your followers, but not to other Foiti users.
  • With all users, our business partners, and the general public.We may share the following information with all users as well as with our business partners and the general public:
    • Information like your name, username and profile pictures.
    • Contents like your posts. This content may be viewed, used, and shared by the public at large both on and off our services, including through search results, on websites, in apps, and in online and offline broadcasts.
  • With third parties. We may share information with third parties in the following ways:
    • We may share information about you with business partners that provide services and functionality on our services.
    • We may share information about you, such as device and usage information, to help us and others prevent fraud.
    • We may share information about you for legal, safety, and security 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 Use and Community Guidelines violations.
      • protect the rights, property, or safety of us, our users, or others.
      • detect and resolve any fraud or security concerns.
    • We may share information about you as part of a merger or acquisition. If Foiti. gets involved in a merger, asset sale, financing, liquidation or bankruptcy, or acquisition of all or some portion of our business to another company, we may share your information with that company before and after the transaction closes.
  • Non-personal information. We may also share with third parties that provide services to us or perform business purposes for us aggregated, non-personally identifiable, or de-identified information.

Third-Party Content and Integrations

Our services may contain third-party content and integrations. Examples include third-party integrations in the maps and search. Through these integrations, you may be providing information to the third party. 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 service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our services.


How Long We Keep Your Information

We store some information for longer periods of time. For example:

  • We store your basic account information like your name, phone number, and email address and list of followers and following until you ask us to delete them.
  • We store location information for different lengths of time based on how precise it is and which services you use..

If you ever decide to stop using Foiti, you delete it right from the app. We’ll also delete most of the information we’ve collected about you after you’ve been inactive for a while!


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. There may be legal requirements to store your data and we may need to suspend those deletion practices if we receive valid legal process asking us to preserve content, if we receive reports of abuse or other Terms of Use violations, or if your account or content created by you is flagged by others or our systems for abuse or other Terms of Use violations. Finally, we may also retain certain information in backup for a limited period of time or as required by law.

Control Over Your Information

We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with the following tools.

  • Access, Correction, and Portability. You can access and edit most of your basic account information right in our app. Because your privacy is important to us, we will ask you to verify your identity or provide additional information before we let you access or update your personal information. We may also reject your request to access or update your personal information for a number of reasons, including, for example, if the request risks the privacy of other users or is unlawful.
  • Revoking permissions. In most cases, if you let us use your information, you can simply revoke your permission by changing the settings in the app or on your device if your device offers those options. Of course, if you do that, certain services may lose full functionality.
  • Personal Data Deletion. While we hope you’ll remain a lifelong Foiti user, if for some reason you ever want to delete your account and personal data, you can delete it right from the app. When you request to delete, the deletion process will automatically begin. It may take up to 90 days to delete your personal information, contents, and account after the deletion process begins. While the deletion process is being undertaken, your account or personal data will no longer be visible to other users.
  • Communicating with other users. It’s important to us that you stay in control over whom you communicate with. That’s why we’ve built a number of tools like to block another user from contacting you or seeing your posts.

International Data Transfers

We may collect your personal information from, transfer it to, and store and process it in India and other countries outside of where you live. Whenever we share information outside of where you live, when we are legally required to do so, we make sure an adequate transfer mechanism is in place. We also make sure any third parties we share information with have an adequate transfer mechanism in place, as well.


Children

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. 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.


Revisions to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. But when we do, we’ll let you know one way or another. Sometimes, we’ll let you know by revising the date at the top of the Privacy Policy that’s available on our website and mobile application. Other times, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites’ homepages or providing you with an in-app notification).



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