What information we collect
We collect your information when you knowingly provide it, such as when you register to access the Service. The information we collect may include, but is not limited to, your user name, email address, and any messages, images, temporary VOIP data (for messaging purposes only), or other content that you submit to the Service yourself.
Other information we collectData we collect automatically.
When you interact with us through the Service, we receive and store certain information, such as your IP address, device ID and activity on the Service. We may store such information, or such information may be included in databases owned and operated by affiliates, agents or service providers. The Services may use such information in conjunction with other data, such as to track the number of visitors to the Site, the number of messages sent by users, and the sites through which users are directed to BlackTerminal.Aggregated Information.
In order to continually improve the Service, we may conduct research to analyze user demographics, interests and behaviors based on the information we collect. Such research uses aggregated information, and we may share such aggregated data with our affiliates, agents and business partners. We may also disclose aggregate statistics by describing our services to current and prospective business associates and third parties for other lawful purposes.Information collected through other Services.
You may give us permission to collect information through other services. For example, by logging into BlackTerminal through social networking sites such as Facebook or VK, which allow us to obtain information about those networks' accounts (such as a list of friends or contacts).Cookies.
However, you can disable cookies in your browser settings. For more information on how to disable cookies, please visit your browser's developer's website through the help screen.Advertising. You may see advertisements for our Service in other applications or on the website.
By clicking on one of these ads and installing our Service, you will become a user of our Service. Advertising platforms, which include VK and Facebook and Instagram, can collect information to optimize advertising campaigns in addition to our Service.
Where the information is processed
The company is located in Russia. Regardless of your location, you consent to the transfer of your data to Russia and other countries and to its processing in Russia and in other countries.
How we use the information we receive from you
The legal basis for our processing of your personal data
The laws of some jurisdictions require companies to state the legal basis for using or disclosing your personal information. To the extent that these laws apply, our legal basis is as follows:
Fulfilling our contractual obligations to you. For the most part, we process your personal data in order to fulfill our contractual obligations to our users or to take steps to enter into a contract with users at their request. For example, on this basis, we process personal data in order to create your accounts and provide you with our Service.Legitimate Interests.
In many cases, we process personal data in order to pursue our legitimate interests, as long as these do not conflict with the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the persons concerned. The following cases belong to this:
- Providing users with a safe environment for a positive experience;
- Customer service;
- Marketing, that is, sending out emails and other communications informing you of new features;
- Protecting our users, staff and property;
- Analyzing and improving our business, i.e., gathering information about how our Service is being used in order to optimize the design and placement of certain features and functions;
- Resolving legal issues;
- Compliance with legal regulations. In some cases, we are required to process and disclose personal information in order to comply with our legal obligations;
- Consent. Where required by law, and in certain other cases, we process personal data with your implied or express consent.
Disclosure of your data by us
We are not in the business of selling your data. We believe that this information is essential to our relationship with you. However, there are certain instances in which we may share your data with certain third parties, as set forth below:Business Transfers.
As our business develops, we may sell or acquire businesses or assets. In the event of a sale, merger, reorganization, bankruptcy, dissolution or similar event, your information may become part of the transferred assets.Consent.
We may share your information with your consent.Related Companies.
Developers using our API may access their end-user data, including messages and message metadata. Developers may only use such information to provide API functionality within their applications and/or services.Agents, consultants and related third parties.
Like many companies, we sometimes hire other companies or individuals to perform certain tasks related to our business. Examples of such tasks include messaging, database maintenance and payment processing.Legal Requirements.
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or if we have reasonable grounds to believe that it is necessary to (i) comply with legal obligations, (ii) protect the rights or property of Company or Related Companies, (iii) ensure the personal safety of users of the Services or public safety, or (iv) protect against prosecution.Aggregated and non-personally identifiable data.
We may also share aggregated and non-personally identifiable data with our affiliates or others for business purposes.
You may provide us with ideas for new products or modifications to existing products or other ideas (collectively, "Unsolicited Information"). Unsolicited Information is considered non-confidential and we may reproduce, use, disclose and distribute such Unsolicited Information to others without limitation or attribution.
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Data retention time
In general, we keep data for as long as it may be necessary for the relevant purposes. When disposing of it, we may anonymize it, delete it, or take other measures. Data may be retained for an additional period of time in the form of backups and for business continuity purposes.
We take all reasonable steps necessary to protect the information provided through the Service from loss, misuse and improper access, disclosure, alteration or deletion. However, no Internet connection or e-mail transmission is completely secure and error-free. In particular, e-mail transmissions from or to the Service may not be secure. You should therefore take particular care in deciding what data you send to us. Please take this into account when transmitting any data over the Internet.
Your rights with respect to the data
We believe that all users should be treated as equals regardless of their location, so we make the following options for controlling your data available to all users.
You can update some of the information on your profile. You can also unsubscribe from certain emails by clicking the "unsubscribe" link in those emails. You can unsubscribe from some data processing through cookies by following the instructions in the "Other Information" section above.
In addition to the functionality available on your profile page, where you can correct, update or delete certain personal information, you may also request other direct modifications from us. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "request personal data" in the header or body of the email, as well as an explanation of what data rights you wish to exercise. Before we respond to your request, we may take steps to identify you for your protection.