Last Modified: December 3, 2016
There are three basic categories of information we collect:
Here’s a little more detail on each of these categories.
When you interact with our services, we collect the information that you choose to share with us. For example, most of our services require you to set up a basic HaloBee Profile called a "Halo", so we need to collect a few important details about you, such as: your name, a few words about you, an email address and a phone number. To make it easier for others to find you, we may also ask you to provide us with some additional information that will be publicly visible on our services, such as profile pictures, your message or "Buzz", or other useful identifying information. Of course, you’ll also provide us whatever information you send through the services, such as Buzz and Chats to other Halos. Keep in mind that the users you send Buzz, Chats, and any other content to 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 HaloBee as well: Don’t send messages or share content that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.
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 passed by a particular place, saw a specific person for a certain period of time, and emitted a few Buzz to others. Here’s a fuller explanation of the types of information we collect when you use our services (to learn about how you can control some of this information, be sure to read the aptly titled Control over Your Information section below):
We collect information about your activity through our services. For example, we may collect information about:
We collect information about the content you provide, such as if the recipient has viewed the content and the metadata that is provided with the content.
We collect device-specific information, such as the hardware model, operating system version, advertising identifier, unique application identifiers, unique device identifiers, browser type, language, wireless network, and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).
Because HaloBee is all about communicating with people, we may—with your consent—collect information from your device’s phonebook.
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 send Buzz or upload photos from your camera roll unless we can access your camera or photos.
When you use our services we may collect information about your location. With your consent, 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.
We also collect log information when you use our app. That information includes, among other things:
We may collect information that other users provide about you when they use our services. For example, if another user allows us to collect information from their device phonebook—and you’re one of that user’s contacts—we may combine the information we collect from that user’s phonebook with other information we have collected about you. We may also obtain information from other companies that are owned or operated by us, or any other third-party sources, and combine that with the information we collect through our services.
What do we do with the information we collect? The short answer is: Provide you with an amazing set of products and services that we relentlessly improve. Here are some of the ways we do that:
We may also store some information locally on your device. For example, we may store information as local cache so that you can open the app and view content faster.
We may share information about you in the following ways:
The services may also contain third-party links and search results, include third-party integrations, or offer a co-branded or third-party-branded service. By going to those links, using the third-party integration, or using a co-branded or third-party-branded service, you may be providing information (including personal information) directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that 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 website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our services.
We want you to be in control of your information, so we provide you with the following tools.
Although we welcome Halos from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our services, your information may be shared within HaloBee Pvt. Ltd.. This means that 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.
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.