A WORD
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Privacy Policy
Terms and Conditions

1. Introduction

  • This document, the "Privacy Policy", explains how we collect, process and store any personal data belonging to you, meaning information about you which is personally identifiable such as your name or email address. Such information is referred to throughout this policy as "Personal Information" or “data”.
  • VideoSwipe is a platform for watching and sharing YouTube videos with friends. We are committed to improving the experience for our users, and our policy on privacy and the rights of our users flows from this.
  • In short: we don't ever intend to profit (directly or indirectly) from the sale, hire or loan of your personal information to anyone. Not Facebook, not Google, not to any third-party advertising networks, not anyone. Simple.
  • In this document we refer to VideoSwipe as “we”, “us” or “our” and we refer to you as “you” and “your”.
  • By accessing and/or using our Services you consent to us collecting, processing, storing and sharing your Personal Information in the ways set out in this Privacy Policy. If you have any concerns about providing data to us or having it used in any manner permitted in this Privacy Policy you should not use our Services. You must be at least 13 years old to access and use our Services.

2. About Us

  • 2.1 VideoSwipe is the name of an application created, owned and operated by an internet development company called House of Ben. We are registered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with the Dutch Kamer van Koophandel (KvK) number 34275772. Our registered office is Singel 428, 1017AV, Amsterdam.

3. Information we collect about you, and how we collect it

  • 3.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:
    • information that forms your 'public profile' on Facebook;
    • your email address (the email address you registered with Facebook);
    • if you contact us or respond to messages and communications that we send to you, we may keep a record of that correspondence;
    • any interactions you make with us on our social media channels;
    • information we collect via cookies, as explained further below.

4. Cookies

  • 4.1 Cookies are small files which store information on your computer or mobile device. As a Facebook application we use a standard library supplied by Facebook (known as an 'API') which uses a cookie to remember your login information so you can stay logged-in. We don't use this cookie for any other reason outside of that used by the Facebook API, and we don't use any other cookies.
  • 4.2 When you access files on our website we read the information sent by your browser with this request in order to help provide a better service:
    • to allow us to recognise you and your device, for example by identifying your IP address;
    • to provide you with a more customized experience, for example to provide our Services in the correct language;
    • to obtain data which will allow us to understand how people are using our Services so that we can improve them.
  • 4.3 While using the VideoSwipe application we record events that take place during usage so that we can analyse and improve the experience. For example we record which buttons are clicked so that we can decide if buttons are clear enough, or should be moved to other parts of the screen. Where we do this we analyse the data in anonymised or aggregated form - you cannot be identified. Examples of the events that we record include, but are not limited to:
    • button clicks;
    • YouTube videos searched for and played;
    • changes to the screen size or orientation
    By accessing our website(s) or using our Services you consent to recording this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Note: you can disable cookies through your web or phone browser settings, but you might find you are not able to enjoy all the features of our Services if you do so.

5. How do we use your Personal Information?

  • 5.1 You agree that we (or a supplier or group company acting on our behalf and only under our instructions) may use your Personal Information for the purposes of:
    • contacting you, for example as part of customer service or to send you updates about our Services;
    • managing your account and relationship with us and improving your experience when you use our Services;
    • research, surveying, and engaging with you, for example by sending you communications (including by email) for these purposes;
    • marketing and promotion of our Services or related products, for example sending you communications (including by email) for these purposes on our, or a third party's behalf. For example, we might send you information about merchandise relating to our Services If you do not want us to use your data in this way you may contact us via our contact form at http://videoswipe.net/contact.php
    • to create reports, analysis or similar services for use by us for the purposes of research or business intelligence, for example to track potential problems or trends with our Services;
    • preventing cheating, crime or fraud. We may also need to pass your information to fraud prevention agencies and other organisations involved in crime and fraud prevention;
    • as otherwise expressly set out in this Privacy Policy or as required by law.

6. Who do we share your Personal Information with?

  • 7.1 We will only share your data with third parties (for example, our group companies or suppliers):
    • with your consent (including as set out in this Privacy Policy);
    • as reasonably necessary in order to provide the Services to you (for example, by providing your Personal Information to suppliers we may use to fulfil the Services or to communicate with you);
    • where it is necessary to carry out your instructions (for example, to process a payment instruction we must provide your Personal Information to our payment processors);
    • where your data is on an anonymous and aggregated basis, meaning you could not be personally identified from it;
    • when you submit information as part of a competition or otherwise interact with our social media channels (for example, by providing a testimonial about one of our Services) we may publish the information you submitted, alongside your name and home country on our website and social media channels as we reasonably believe is permitted by law or regulation;
    • in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and/or any other agreement with you; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of VideoSwipe, our users, or others;
    • in the event that there is a sale of the assets of VideoSwipe or corporate restructuring, or as a result of a change of control of VideoSwipe or one of its group companies, or in preparation of any of these events. Any third party to which VideoSwipe transfers or sells VideoSwipe’s assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.
    We will not sell or rent your information to any third party outside of these circumstances.

7. Third-Party social networks and platforms

  • 7.1 You may allow our Services to interact with a third party social network or platform, which will provide data about you to us. These applications or websites are created and maintained by a third party which is not a part of, or controlled by VideoSwipe. You should ensure that you read their terms of service and privacy policies to understand how they treat your data and what data they might share with us.
  • 7.2 You understand that where you allow your account with us to interact with any third party social network or platform, we may share data about you with your contacts (and vice versa) in order that you may enjoy playing socially. This data includes your name, your social media profile picture and information on your YouTube viewing history.
  • 7.3 You can make changes to what data a third party social network or platform shares with us, or stop our Services interacting with that social network or platform by adjusting your settings with that third party provider, however you may find you are not able to enjoy all of the same features of our Services.

8. For how long will we retain your information?

  • 8.1 We will retain your Personal Information for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected or as needed to provide you with Services. We may retain your Personal Information after you have closed any account you have with us or after we have ceased providing Services to you if retention of your Personal Information is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes between members, prevent fraud, cheating or abuse, or enforce this Privacy Policy or any other agreement we may have with a user.

9. How do we protect your Personal Information?

  • 9.1 The security of your Personal Information is important to us. We maintain appropriate technical and physical safeguards to protect your Personal Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, use and all other unlawful forms of processing of the data in our possession. We use the same level of skill in protecting your Personal Information as other similar application developers. However, since the internet is not a completely secure environment we cannot guarantee that information you transmit via our Services will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of any of our safeguards.

10. Your rights in relation to your Personal Information

  • 10.1 You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Information, please contact us at privacy@videoswipe.net - we may make a small charge for this.
  • 10.2 We want to make sure that your Personal Information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to modify, correct or remove information by contacting us at the email address above.
  • 10.3 Information that you have shared via our Services on any social network or third party platform cannot be amended or deleted by us where it is in the control of that social network or third party platform. In addition, where any third party copies information which you have made available via the use of our Services (for example, one of your friends on a social network you allow to interact with your account), we may not be able to amend or delete it because it may not be in our control.
  • 10.4 You have the right to ask us not to use your Personal Information for marketing purposes. To change your marketing preferences, or to unsubscribe from marketing communications, please contact us at privacy@videoswipe.net

11. Complaints

  • 11.1 We hope that you won’t have any complaints about us or our Services. If you are unhappy with our use of your Personal Information then please contact our customer services department by emailing privacy@videoswipe.net. You also have the right to complain to your local data protection authority if there is a problem.

12. How to contact us

  • 12.1 If you want to contact us for any reason you can do so using our contact form at http://videoswipe.net/contact.php or by email to support@videoswipe.net. If your query is specifically related to the protection of your privacy you may contact privacy@videoswipe.net.

13. Legal matters

  • 13.1 If any court or other competent authority finds any of the terms of this Privacy Policy to be invalid or unenforceable, the other terms of this Privacy Policy will not be affected.
  • 13.2 This Privacy Policy is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Netherlands. Any dispute arising in connection with this Privacy Policy will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Netherlands unless you choose the courts of your home country.
  • 13.3 We are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to improve our Services. We may therefore amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect such improvements or any other changes to our business. We will endeavour to tell you about any significant changes to this Privacy Policy which we feel may disadvantage you in any material way. If you object to any of the changes you should immediately stop using our Services and close any account you may have with us.
  • 13.4 This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 30th 2014.