Effective Date: 8-22-2023
- Information We Collect
1.1 Information You Provide: When you use the App, we may collect the personal information you voluntarily provide, such as your name, email address, username, and any other information you submit through user account registration or when you interact with the App’s features.
1.2 Automatically Collected Information: We may automatically collect certain information when you use the App, including your device’s unique identifier, IP address, mobile device information, browsing activity, and location data (if you enable this feature).
- Use of Information
2.1 Providing and Improving the App: We use the information we collect to operate and maintain the App, provide you with news content, improve our services, and develop new features and functionalities.
2.2 Communication: We may use your contact information to send you news updates, announcements, promotions, and other relevant communications. You can opt-out of receiving these communications at any time by following the instructions provided in the communication or by contacting us directly.
2.3 User-Generated Content: If you submit user-generated content, such as comments or reviews, we may display it on the App along with your username or any other information you provide.
2.4 Analytics: We may use third-party analytics tools to analyze usage trends and gather information to help us improve the App’s performance and user experience.
- Sharing of Information
3.1 Service Providers: We may share your personal information with third-party service providers who assist us in operating the App, providing news content, conducting data analysis, and performing other necessary functions.
3.2 Legal Compliance: We may disclose your information if required by law, in response to a valid legal request, or to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, or that of our users or the public.
3.3 Business Transactions: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of the transaction, subject to applicable privacy laws.
- Using Google To Log In
4.1 Cookies: If you log in using Google, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
4.2 Verification of Identity: Green Valley Buzz uses the cookies from Google to verify your email address, and then the app uses that information to authenticate your login. As stated above, login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.
4.3 Remember Me: If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks.
4.4 Logging Out: If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. All use of information received from Google APIs will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.
- Using Google To Create New User Accounts
If you choose to create an account on this app using Google, we will use several temporary cookies to verify your email address with Google. All use of information received from Google APIs will adhere to the Google API Services User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.
- Data Security
We implement reasonable security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, please note that no method of data transmission or storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.
- Children’s Privacy
The App is not intended for use by individuals under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you believe we have unintentionally collected information from a child under 13, please contact us immediately, and we will take steps to delete such information.
- Your Choices
8.1 Account Information: You can review and update your account information by accessing your user account settings within the App.
8.2 Opt-Out: You may opt-out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the communication or by contacting us directly.
- Contact Us
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