Date of Last Revision: July 24, 2017
If you do not agree with this policy, please do not provide us with any Personal Information and do not use the Services.
Personal Information We Collect And How We Use Your Personal Information
We collect Personal Information about you affirmatively provide to us, including, by way of example, your name, address, telephone number, and/or email address, and any other information that is not otherwise publicly available. You can choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of the features our Services.
We will process your Personal Information in order to operate the Services and to better understand your needs, including by providing you with customized advertising, and how we can improve our products and services accordingly. Please note that automated decision-making may be performed, including profiling, on the basis of your Personal Information. However, such automated decision-making will not have any consequences for you.
When you voluntarily give us your personal contact information, we may use this information to contact you directly. If we contact you by email in compliance with applicable law, you can in any case opt-out of receiving future emails from us at any time by following the instructions in the email or notifying us at opt-out@BlinktheBee.com.
We may use your Personal Information to provide you with information or as otherwise disclosed to you on the registration portion of the Services when you submit your information to us, including, without limitation, receiving Blink announcements, information, and newsletters. In the event you are not willing to receive such information from us, you can in any case opt-out at any time by following the instructions in the information you received or by notifying us at opt-out@BlinktheBee.com.
The information you provide will be maintained for a commercially reasonable period of time by Blink for administrative, liability, and archival purposes, but in no event for longer than five (5) years after the termination of our contractual relationship.
We may also disclose the aggregate statistical data that we collect to third parties in order to allow them to measure the effectiveness of our programs and advertisements.
We may collect and store any content posted, stored, allowed access to or uploaded by you or any third party, including a list of your connections (“User Content”). We may retain and use User Content on our servers to improve performance and deliver media messages more efficiently, and to improve our Services. We may disseminate User Content to users, customers, and services, including search engines, developers, and publishers, and organizations and firms that analyze the information for trends and insights. We may also use User Content to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in.
We are free to use or distribute comments, emails, suggestions, or other communications sent by you to us in any way without compensation to the author, sender, or any other party, pursuant to the terms provided under our Terms and Conditions.
We also may collect automatic information about how you use the Services for, among other things, the operation and improvement of the Services. Such automatic information can entail collection and processing of: browser information, operating system information, unique device identifiers or your IP address, referring site, visit metrics, action metrics, page view metrics, search metrics, and others.
This automatically collected information may be collected through technologies provided by third parties. Information that might be collected using these technologies includes, for example, the pages you visit on the Services, the paths you take within the Services, and the length of time that you spend on the Services. We use this information in the aggregate in order to better understand how to improve the quality of the Services.
We also collect information about your activity, such as how you use our Services, how you interact with others using our Services, and the like, including information and confirmations regarding payments (payment receipts, including from app stores or other third parties processing your payment), device and connection information (when you install, access, or use our services, hardware model, operating system information, browser information, IP address, mobile network information including phone number, and device identifiers), device location information if you use our location features, status information (online and status message changes on our Services).
As is common among website operators, the operator of the Services maintains Web server logs. Web servers automatically identify your computer or mobile device by its IP address and collect that information in its Web server logs. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer or mobile device by your Internet service provider or mobile service provider whenever you log onto the World Wide Web or access the Internet. The Blink Web server logs collect statistical data that is generated by your computer when it visits the Services, such as the type of Web browser and operating system used to access the Services, the domain name of your Internet service provider, the date and time you access the Services, and the pages you visit. Within the framework of the Services, we process this Web server log information for a variety of purposes. Some of these purposes include: system administration; examination of overall traffic trends on the Services; troubleshooting; and the collection of broad demographic information about users of the Services.
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Security of data stored by Blink
Blink has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control. While we make reasonable efforts to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third parties from illegally obtaining this information. You agree and acknowledge that Blink shall not be liable or responsible if any information about you is intercepted, accessed, and/or used by an unintended recipient. If you have reason to believe that the security of your communications or Personal Information has been compromised, please immediately notify us at: privacy@BlinktheBee.com.
Collection of Personal Information from or about children
The Services are not intended or designed to attract children under the age of 13. If you are 13 years old or older but under the age of majority where you live, you may only use the Services provided the holder of parental responsibility over you has given his/her consent.
We do not knowingly collect or process Personal Information from persons under age 13. If we learn that we have collected the personally identifying information of a user under the age of 13 without obtaining the prior consent of the holder of parental responsibility over him/her, we will take steps to delete the concerned information as soon as possible.
If you are a parent and you think we have inadvertently collected and processed Personal Information from your child who is under 13 (or under the age of majority where you live), you may contact us by sending an email to to request that we delete his or her information from our records.
Transfer and Storage of your Personal Information
Your Personal Information can be delivered to servers located in a different country than the one you are located in.
With respect to the entities of the Blink located in the European Economic Area, you authorize these entities to transfer, store, and use your Personal Information to the United States and other countries where we operate. Please note that, in some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live.
In order to ensure that, within the framework of the above mentioned transfers, an appropriate level of data protection is ensured regarding your Personal Information, Blink has implemented relevant safeguards to provide an adequate level of protection.
In addition, if you no longer wish to receive communications from us, you may opt out at any time by notifying us at opt-out@BlinktheBee.com.