ToneTip is a service of ToneTip Inc, a company registered in the United States. We provide audio hyperlink service and a social media platform that allows media producers to connect to their audience. We operate the websites at: ToneTip.com, together with the individual sub-sites created by our media producers (the “Websites”). The term ToneTip and ToneTip.com refer to services offered by ToneTip Inc. App and Social media users are referred to as users. Media Producers that create ToneTip audio hyperlinks and associated ToneTip screens are referred to as “Producers”. Collectively, any entity that uses any ToneTip service, website, or audio hyperlink creation service, is referred to as a “user”.
This policy does not set out the information collected by Producers in the individual ToneTips. That information is defined by the privacy policies of individual Producers. Any privacy information related to a specific ToneTip will be directed to the Producer that created that ToneTip.
Our Privacy Officer may be contacted using the contact details set out at the bottom of this policy.
It is always a User’s choice whether or not to provide Personal Information. However, if a User chooses not to provide requested Personal Information, that User will not be able to use certain features of the Services. We set out in detail below the information that we collect about Users and Users’ use of our Services. ToneTip does not intentionally collect things like protected health information, financial information, date of birth, social security or other government issued identification number, and other sensitive personal information from Users.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified. It does not include data which cannot be related to an identifiable person (anonymous data).
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about Users which we have grouped together follows:
We also collect, use and share Non-personalized data called “Service Data” such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Service Data may be derived from User’s personal information but is not considered personal information in law as this information does not directly or indirectly reveal User’s identity. For example, we may aggregate User’s Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific app or website feature.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about Users (this includes details about User’s race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, union membership, information about User’s health and genetic and biometric data, criminal convictions and offences).
We use different methods to collect data from and about Users including through:
Technical Data from the following parties:
Below is a description of all the ways we plan to use Users’ personal information.
We may also disclose User’s Personal Information:
Upon request, ToneTip will provide Users with information about the content of any of User’s Personal Information. ToneTip. If Users have any concerns or suspect unauthorized activities associated with User’s account, please contact us at the contact email address below . We will respond to User’s request within a reasonable timeframe. ToneTip acknowledges that Users have the right to access, update, revoke permission to process, or request the deletion of User’s Personal Information. Any such query can be directed to ToneTip’s Data Protection Officer at the email address below. If requested to remove data under either scenario, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
Security of User’s Personal Information is important to us. We use security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information to ensure that User’s Personal Information is stored and maintained in a secure environment. ToneTip exercises managerial and technical safeguards designed to protect against the loss or unauthorized use or disclosure of Personal Information belonging to our Users. These safeguards include encryption, malware protection, logical and physical access controls, and detection of social engineering attacks.
As Users navigate through and interact with our app, website, and services, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about User’s equipment, browsing actions and patterns, location, and workplace usage patterns, including:
We and our third-party service providers may collect information about use in a variety of ways. We and/or our third-party partners may employ various tracking technologies, such as cookies, web beacons and analytics software, that help us better manage content on our Service by informing us what content is effective.
Functional cookies, persistent and session type, store information to enable core site functionality.
Analytics cookies allow us to count page visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site and our marketing campaigns.
We (or third-party data or ad networks we work with) may use Web Beacons alone or in conjunction with cookies to compile information about our Service, or other information we or they have collected. Web Beacons are tiny graphic objects that are embedded in a web page or email and are usually invisible to the user but allow checking that a user has viewed the page or email. Web Beacons may be used within the Service to track email open rates, web page visits or form submissions. In some cases, we tie the information gathered by Web Beacons to our Users’ Personal Information. For example, we use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
We may use local shared objects or local storage, such as HTML5, to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our website upon User’s web browsing activity may also use HTML5 to collect and store information. Various browsers may offer their own management tools for removing HTML5.
ToneTip may engage a third-party to support our billing, support services, information technology, or mailings on our behalf.
We may also disclose User’s Personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or other legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect User’s safety, or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.
ToneTip will keep User’s Personal Information for as long as it remains necessary for the identified purposes in Section 5 or as required by law, which may extend beyond the termination of our relationship with User. Users acknowledge and agree that if User request that User’s name be removed from our databases, it may not be possible to completely delete all User’s Personal Information due to legal constraints.
Message & file retention
Edited and deleted messages
Users and moderators may edit or delete messages and ToneTip commands. Only edited version will remain viewable to the public.
ToneTip generally processes Personal Information in order to fulfill contracts we have with our customers and end users and to pursue our legitimate business interests listed above. Otherwise, ToneTip will obtain consent from an individual with respect to the processing of Personal Information if required by law to do so.
Further, individuals located in the EU have certain rights under European law (including under the General Data Protection Regulation) with respect to Personal Information, including the right to request access to, obtain, correct, amend, delete, or limit the use of User’s personal data. Individual end users, customers or prospective customers located in the EU who wish to exercise these rights, should contact ToneTip using the contact information below. If we are processing User’s information on behalf of a third party then User should contact that party directly because ToneTip serves as a data processor on behalf of third party in that instance and can only forward User’s request to the service provider to allow them to respond. Individuals also have the right to make complaints to regulatory authorities in respect of our privacy practices.