Last
modified: May 8, 2013
Our
Privacy Policy explains:
  • What information we collect and why we collect it.
  • How we use that information.
  • The choices we offer, including how to access and
    update information.
Information
we collect
We
collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from
figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things
like which ads you’ll find most useful or the people who matter most to you
online.
We
collect information in two ways:
  • Information
    you give us.
    For example, many of our services
    require you to sign up for a Lavish Account. When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email
    address, telephone number or credit card. If you want to take full
    advantage of the sharing features we offer, we might also ask you to
    create a publicly visible Lavish Profile, which may include your name
    and photo.
  • Information
    we get from your use of our services.
    We may
    collect information about the services that you use and how you use them,
    like when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view
    and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
    • Device
      information
We may collect device-specific information (such as your
hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile
network information including phone number). Lavish may associate your device
identifiers or phone number with your Lavish Account.
    • Log
      information
When you use our services or view content provided by Lavish,
we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include:
      • details of how you used our
        service, such as your search queries.
      • telephony log information like
        your phone number, calling-party number, forwarding numbers, time and
        date of calls, duration of calls, SMS routing information and types of
        calls.
      • Internet protocol address.
      • device event information such as
        crashes, system activity, hardware settings, browser type, browser
        language, the date and time of your request and referral URL.
      • cookies that may uniquely
        identify your browser or your Lavish Account.
    • Location
      information
When you use a location-enabled Lavish service, we may
collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals
sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine
location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide
information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
    • Unique
      application numbers
Certain services include a unique application number. This
number and information about your installation (for example, the operating
system type and application version number) may be sent to Lavish when you
install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts
our servers, such as for automatic updates.
    • Local
      storage
We may collect and store information (including personal
information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web
storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
    • Cookies
      and anonymous identifiers
We use various technologies to collect and store information
when you visit a Lavish service, and this may include sending one or more cookies or anonymous identifiers to your device. We also use
cookies and anonymous identifiers when you interact with services we offer to
our partners, such as advertising services or Lavish features that may appear
on other sites.
How
we use information we collect
We
use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain,
protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Lavish and our
users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving
you more relevant search results and ads.
We
may use the name you provide for your Lavish Profile across all of the services
we offer that require a Lavish Account. In addition, we may replace past names
associated with your Lavish Account so that you are represented consistently
across all our services. If other users already have your email, or other
information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible Lavish
Profile information, such as your name and photo.
When
you contact Lavish, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any
issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about
our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We
use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and
the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language
preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you
prefer. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate a cookie or
anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race,
religion, sexual orientation or health.
We
may combine personal information from one service with information, including
personal information, from other Lavish services – for example to make it
easier to share things with people you know. We will not combine DoubleClick
cookie information with personally identifiable information unless we have your
opt-in consent.
We
will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than
those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.
Lavish
processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the
world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the
country where you live.
Transparency
and choice
People
have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information
we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For
example, you can:
  • Review and control certain types of
    information tied to your Lavish Account by using Lavish Dashboard.
  • View and edit your ads preferences, such as
    which categories might interest you, using the Ads Preferences Manager.
    You can also opt out of certain Lavish advertising services here.
  • Use our editor to see and adjust how your Lavish
    Profile appears to particular individuals.
  • Control who you share information with.
  • Take information out of many of our
    services.
You
may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated
with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However,
it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly
if your cookies are disabled. For example, we may not remember your language
preferences.
Information
you share
Many
of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you
share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Lavish.
Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your
content.
Accessing
and updating your personal information
Whenever
you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal
information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update
it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for
legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information,
we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We
may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate
technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally
changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be
extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing
on backup tapes).
Where
we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free,
except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our
services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious
destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services,
we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may
not remove information from our backup systems.
Information
we share
We
do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals
outside of Lavish unless one of the following circumstances apply:
  • With your
    consent
We will share personal information with companies,
organizations or individuals outside of Lavish when we have your consent to do
so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
  • With
    domain administrators
If your Lavish Account is managed for you by a domain administrator (for example, for Lavish
Apps users) then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user
support to your organization will have access to your Lavish Account
information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator
may be able to:
    • view statistics regarding your
      account, like statistics regarding applications you install.
    • change your account password.
    • suspend or terminate your account
      access.
    • access or retain information
      stored as part of your account.
    • receive your account information
      in order to satisfy applicable law, regulation, legal process or
      enforceable governmental request.
    • restrict your ability to delete
      or edit information or privacy settings.
Please refer to your domain administrator’s privacy policy
for more information.
  • For
    external processing
We provide personal information to our affiliates or other
trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions
and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate
confidentiality and security measures.
  • For legal
    reasons
We will share personal information with companies,
organizations or individuals outside of Lavish if we have a good-faith belief
that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably
necessary to:
    • meet any applicable law,
      regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
    • enforce applicable Terms of
      Service, including investigation of potential violations.
    • detect, prevent, or otherwise
      address fraud, security or technical issues.
    • protect against harm to the
      rights, property or safety of Lavish, our users or the public as required
      or permitted by law.
We
may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly
and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For
example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use
of our services.
If
Lavish is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, we will continue to
ensure the confidentiality of any personal information and give affected users
notice before personal information is transferred or becomes subject to a
different privacy policy.
Information
security
We
work hard to protect Lavish and our users from unauthorized access to or
unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In
particular:
  • We encrypt many of our services using SSL.
  • We review our information collection, storage and
    processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard
    against unauthorized access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to Lavish
    employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in
    order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual
    confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they
    fail to meet these obligations.
Application
Our
Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Lavish Inc. and its
affiliates, including services offered on other sites (such as our advertising
services), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do
not incorporate this Privacy Policy.
Our
Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or
individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search
results, sites that may include Lavish services, or other sites linked from our
services. Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other
companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use
cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.
Enforcement
We
regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to
several self regulatory frameworks. When we receive
formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to
follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local
data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer
of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.
Changes
Our
Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights
under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any
privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we
will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email
notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of
this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.