MiniChat powers real-time, topical conversations with people, anywhere. Users can create a group out of anything they want to share and talk freely about it. After 48 hours, these groups (called minichats) are erased.
Account Information. When you download and use our mobile app, you create a username and provide your date of birth, but we do not collect your name or email address. We also collect the following information:
Geolocation Data. We ask you to share you location information from your mobile device. If you choose not to, parts of the Services will not function. These parts specifically include the ability to create a minichat, as well as viewing minichats nearby, since these particular actions require your general location to execute.
Your Content and Usage. We collect the content you submit to the Services (minichats, messages and boosts), as well as information about when you submitted the content, when it was viewed, and other activities.
Information We Collect Automatically. We may automatically collect the following information about your use Services: access time, device ID, application ID or other unique identifier; domain name, IP address, screen views; geo-location data (with your permission); language information; device name and model; operating system information; your activities within the Services; and the length of time that you are logged in. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you.
Social Media Sites. You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and promote us on other social media sites. We collect information about who has liked us or followed us. However, we don't associate your social media account with your MiniChat account. You may also share minichats through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.
In general, we use the information we collect about you to provide and operate the Services, respond to your requests, and to provide customer service and technical support. We may also use your information:
You cannot control who views your content. So, if you don't want to share something publicly, don't post it. MiniChat is a social network, and the content you post may be shared with and viewable by others. We do not identify you by name or contact information to other MiniChat users-- only by username and general location. However, we cannot prevent others from determining your identify from the particular content you post or how you share content through third party sites.
The information we collect about you, including personally identifiable information, may be shared as follows:
You can choose to “Share MiniChat” by inviting contacts via email, text or other means. You choose what contacts to invite and when to invite them. If you invite a contact, we will generate a message with the MiniChat download URL included, which you can choose to send via your mobile device.
All minichats you create will be deleted after 48 hours and will not be seen by users ever again. However, MiniChat may maintain a copy of such content in our records.
We may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device or by changing your MiniChat settings.
We may use automated devices and applications, included those offered by third parties to evaluate usage of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. We do not share your personal information with these third parties.
We may display ads to you (including in-app ads), and we may target those ads based on your location, your MiniChat activities, and other criteria (e.g., the time of day).
Our Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites.
You must be at least 13 to use our Services. Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will consider it a violation and delete such information from our systems.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at http://minichatapp.com/contact.
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site, at http://minichatapp.com/privacy. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, or providing notice in our mobile app.