Privacy Policy:

Last revised on June 19, 2017

Hello! Welcome to the Privacy Policy for Rekd, a service operated by Rekd Inc. Please read this document carefully as it helps you make informed decisions about your relationship with us. Once you’ve read it all, let’s kick back, “Get Rekd,” and watch a great movie together!

1. Introduction:

Thanks for choosing Rekd. Before getting into the details of our privacy policy, we’d like to highlight some of the key principles behind it. These principles are important to us because we know they’re important to you.

The Privacy Policy is here to do three things:

All the information we collect is related to providing the Rekd service and its features. Broadly speaking, there are two categories of information we collect: 1) information that we must have in order for you to use Rekd; and 2) information that we can use to provide additional features and improved experiences if you choose to share that information.

The first category includes:

The second category includes information that enables us to offer you additional features. We never receive any of the following information unless you expressly choose to share it with us. It’s as simple as that. Here are some examples:

The distinction between these two categories is important. Information in the first category is information you must provide in order to use Rekd. When you agree to our Privacy Policy, you give us the right to collect this information and use it for the purposes described. Information in the second category is information we will only collect if you explicitly give us permission to do so in the future. For this second category of information, we will ask for your permission before first accessing it, we will describe how we will use it if you give us permission, we will only use the information for the purpose we described, and you will always have the ability to change your mind and revoke that permission. Acceptance of our Privacy Policy does not mean you have granted us permission to access or use information in the second category; we’re just explaining to you that one day we might ask you for that permission.

We will be clear with you about how and when we might share information.

In some contexts, we will share certain information. For example, like most services, when you sign up for Rekd through a third party like Facebook, we share some information with them and they share some information with us in order to enable your account. There also may be times when you want us to share information. For example, when you make playlists, you might want those playlists to be visible to your friends… and you might not. Similarly, you can ask us to share information (like your email address) with artists or record labels, or other partners who may want to directly send you news or promotional offers, but you can also revoke that permission at any time.

We hope this helps you to understand our privacy commitments to you. Now, the details await you below, but please remember that this Introduction is part of the Privacy Policy itself — it’s our promise to you. If you ever have any questions or concerns, then please let us know at support@rekd-app.com.

Throughout this Privacy Policy we refer to the Rekd Service or the Service or the Services. These terms are defined in our Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms and Conditions of Use”).

2. Key Highlights of What You’re Consenting to:

By using or interacting with the Services, you are consenting to:

  1. the use of cookies and other technologies;
  2. the collection, use, sharing, and other processing of your information, including for advertising-related purposes (as described in later this Privacy Policy); and
  3. the public availability of your information and the controls over such information as described in Sharing information.

In each case, you consent to the processing of data by the entities described in this Privacy Policy, including the Rekd entity, as data controller, indicated at the bottom of this document (collectively, “Rekd”, “we”, “us”, “our”). If you don't agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, then please don't use the Service.

3. The Information We Collect:

We may collect and store the following information:

3.1 Registration Data

When you connect to the Service using credentials from a Third Party Application (as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use) (e.g., Facebook), you authorise us to collect your authentication information, such as your username and encrypted access credentials. We may also collect other information available on or through your Third Party Application account, including, for example, your name, profile picture, country, hometown, email address, date of birth, gender, friends’ names and profile pictures, and networks.

You may also choose to voluntarily add other information to your profile, such as your mobile phone number and mobile service provider.

3.2 Usage, Log Data & Cookies

When you use or interact with the Service, we may use a variety of technologies that collect information about how the Service is accessed and used. This information may include:

  1. information about your type of subscription and your interactions with the Service, such as interactions with titles, playlists, other audiovisual content, other Rekd users, Third Party Applications, and advertising, products, and services which are offered, linked to, or made available on or through the Service;
  2. the details of the queries you make and the date and time of your request;
  3. User Content (as defined in the Terms and Conditions of Use) you post to the Service including messages you send and/or receive via the Service;
  4. technical data, which may include URL information, cookie data, your IP address, the types of devices you are using to access or connect to the Rekd Service, unique device ID, device attributes, network connection type (e.g., WiFi, 3G, LTE) and provider, network and device performance, browser type, language, information enabling digital rights management, operating system, and Spotify application version.
  5. motion-generated or orientation-generated mobile sensor data (e.g., accelerometer or gyroscope).

You may integrate your Rekd account with Third Party Applications. If you do, we may receive similar information related to your interactions with the Service on the Third Party Application, as well as information about your publicly available activity on the Third Party Application. This includes, for example, your “Like”s and posts on Facebook. We may use cookies and other technologies to collect this information; you can learn more about such use in the section Information about cookies and other technologies of this Privacy Policy.

3.3 Your Mobile Device

We may provide features that rely on the use of additional information on your mobile device or require access to certain services on your mobile device that will enhance your Rekd experience but are not required to use the Service. (In other words, information that falls in the second category described in the Introduction to this Policy.) For example, we might allow you to upload photos to your profile, connect with friends, or let you use voice commands to control the Service. Granting us access does not mean you are granting us unlimited access to that information or that we will access specific information without your permission. To the contrary, for each type of information listed in this section, before we access this information or these features of your mobile device, we will ask for your permission. If you provide such permission, we will collect the information for the specific purposes explained at the time we ask for your permission. You do not have to give us such permission in order to use Rekd, and acceptance of this Privacy Policy does not mean you have granted us permission to access this information.

In particular:

3.4 Payment Data

If you make purchases through the Service, your credit or debit card information (such as card type and expiration date) and other financial data that we need to process your payment may be collected and stored by us and/or the payment processors with which we work. We may also collect some limited information, such as your postal code, mobile number, and details of your transaction history, all of which are necessary to provide the Service. In addition, the payment processors generally provide us with some limited information related to you, such as a unique token that enables you to make additional purchases using the information they’ve stored, and your card’s type, expiration date, and certain digits of your card number.

BY ACCEPTING THE PRIVACY POLICY, YOU EXPRESSLY AUTHORISE REKD TO USE AND SHARE WITH OTHER COMPANIES IN THE REKD GROUP, AS WELL AS CERTAIN TRUSTED BUSINESS PARTNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, WHICH MAY BE LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE COUNTRY OF YOUR RESIDENCE (INCLUDING COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT PROVIDE THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA AS THE COUNTRY OF YOUR RESIDENCE), THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU TO REKD, EVEN IF SUCH INFORMATION IS COVERED BY LOCAL BANKING SECRECY LAWS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF SHARING SUCH INFORMATION FOR THE PROVISION OF THE REKD SERVICE AND ALSO AGREE THAT, BY ACCEPTING THIS PRIVACY POLICY, WHERE APPLICABLE AND TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER SUCH BANK SECRECY LAWS WITH REGARD TO REKD, ANY COMPANY IN THE REKD GROUP, AND ANY TRUSTED BUSINESS PARTNERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS, WHICH MAY BE LOCATED OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE. THIS CONSENT IS GIVEN FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH REKD.

3.5 Sweepstakes, Contests & Surveys

From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in promotions such as sweepstakes, contests, offers, and/or surveys (“Special Promotions”) through the Services. A Special Promotion may be governed by a privacy policy and/or terms and conditions that are additional to, or separate from, this Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions of Use. If the provisions of the Special Promotion’s privacy policy or terms and conditions conflict with this Privacy Policy or the Terms and Conditions of Use, those additional or separate provisions shall prevail. If you participate in a Special Promotion, we may ask you for certain information in addition to what is stated in this Privacy Policy, including personal information. That additional information may be combined with other account information and may be used and shared as described in this Privacy Policy.

3.6 Spotify Service Providers and Partners

We may also receive information about you from our service providers and partners, which we use to personalise your Spotify experience, to measure ad quality and responses to ads, and to display ads that are more likely to be relevant to you. We also use this information as explained in the section How we use the information we collect below.

4. How We Use the Information We Collect:

Consistent with the permissions you give us to collect the information, we may use the information we collect, including your personal information:

  1. to provide, personalise, and improve your experience with the Services and products, services, and advertising (including for third party products and services) made available on or outside the Services (including on other sites that you visit), for example by providing customised, personalised, or localised content, recommendations, features, and advertising on or outside of the Services;
  2. to ensure technical functionality of the Service, develop new products and services, and analyse your use of the Service, including your interaction with applications, advertising, products, and services that are made available, linked to, or offered through the Service;
  3. to communicate with you for Service-related or research purposes including via emails, notifications, text messages, or other messages, which you agree to receive;
  4. to communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, for marketing and promotional purposes via emails, notifications, or other messages, consistent with any permissions you may have communicated to us (e.g., through your Rekd account settings);
  5. to, if you explicitly provide us your permission, use your mobile phone number to send you informational, marketing and promotional text messages using an automatic dialing system; you are not required to provide consent as a condition of signing up for Spotify’s services;
  6. to enable and promote the Service and other services or products, either within or outside the Service, including features and content of the Service and products and services made available through the Service;
  7. to process your payment or prevent or detect fraud;
  8. to enforce this Privacy Policy, the Terms and Conditions of Use, and any other terms that you have agreed to, including to protect the rights, property, or safety of Rekd, its users, or any other person, or the copyright-protected content of the Service;
  9. to provide you with features, information, advertising, or other content which is influenced by your location and your location in relation to other Rekd users; and
  10. as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy.

5. Sharing Information:

This section describes how the information collected or generated through your use of the Rekd service may be shared by you or by us.

5.1 Sharing By You

5.1.1 Generally

The Rekd Service is a social service that offers many ways to find, enjoy, and share content. We encourage you to take advantage of these social features with others on the Service.

Your name and/or username, profile picture, and your Rekd user profile will always be publicly available.

Playlists created or followed, your activity on the Service, User Content you post, upload, and/or contribute to the Service are made publicly available by default. Your activity on the Service will automatically appear on the Service and will, for example, be accessible by users who follow you or view your Rekd profile. If you create a playlist, the playlist will be publicly displayed by default, which means that it will also be displayed publicly in third-party search engine results and may appear together with other public profile information, such as your picture and name and/or username.

Please remember that certain information is always publicly available, which means that it can be accessed by Third Party Applications through our APIs and developer tools. Similarly, you may consent to provide Third Party Applications with access to your email address, subscription status, location, birthday, or similar information, upon their request.

We may use your public information to promote the Service and to help others find and follow you and/or your Rekd content, including through Facebook and other Third Party Applications. Your information may be used to notify others, including within the Service, via email, and through Facebook and Third Party Applications, about your use of the Service (e.g., that you have joined Rekd or activity related to a Rekd profile, such as adding or removing titles from a playlist).

With your explicit permission, we may notify other users of your location. Likewise, with other Rekd users’ explicit permission, we may notify you about their whereabouts. We may offer you the ability to share this information to create shared experiences.

5.2 Sharing by Rekd

5.2.1 Marketing and Advertising

We may share information with advertising partners in order to send you promotional communications about Rekd or to show you more tailored content, including relevant advertising for products and services that may be of interest to you, and to understand how users interact with advertisements. The information we share is in a de-identified format (for example, through the use of hashing) that does not personally identify you. Please see the section Information about cookies, other technologies, and third-party data collection below for information about the cookies and other technologies that we and third parties use to serve you more relevant ads and your options.

5.2.2 Service Providers and Others

We may from time to time share your information with service providers to perform functions and process user data and help provide our Services, consistent with this Privacy Policy. Where a third party processes user data on our behalf, it is subject to security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and applicable law. Where a third party processes user data on its own behalf, its processing is subject to its own Privacy Policy and applicable law.

5.2.3 Other Sharing

In addition to the above, we may also share your information with third parties for these limited purposes:

  1. to allow a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets;
  2. to respond to legal process (e.g., a court order or subpoena), if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to do so; to comply with requirements of mandatory applicable law; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the rights and property of Rekd, including to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use and any other terms that you have agreed to; and to address fraud, security, or technical issues;
  3. to academic researchers for purposes including statistical analysis and academic study, but only in a de-identified format;
  4. to publish de-identified or aggregate information about the use of the Rekd Service; and
  5. to allow other companies in the Rekd group to use your information as specified in this Privacy Policy.

6. Links:

We may display advertisements from third parties and other content that links to third party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties’ privacy practices and content. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect and process your personal information.

7. Transfer to Other Countries:

We are a growing corporation with users and operations in multiple countries, including the European Union. We have developed data practices designed to assure information is appropriately protected but we cannot always know where personal information may be accessed or processed. While our primary data centers are in the United States, we may transfer personal information or other information to our offices outside of the United States. In addition, we may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. If we disclose personal information to a third party or to our employees outside of the United States, we will seek assurances that any information we may provide to them is safeguarded adequately and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the requirements of applicable privacy laws.

If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your personal data, including sensitive data, by Tinder from your region to countries which do not have data protection laws that provide the same level of protection that exists in countries in the European Economic Area, including the United States. By providing your personal information, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.

8. Security:

We are committed to protecting our users’ information. Your password protects your user account, so you should use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and log out after having used the Spotify Service. While we take data protection precautions, no security measures are completely secure, and we do not guarantee the security of user information.

9. Children:

The Rekd Service is not directed to children under the age of 13. (In some countries, stricter age limits may apply. See our Terms and Conditions of Use.) We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 or under the applicable age limit (the “Age Limit”). If you are under the Age Limit, do not use the Service and do not provide any personal information to us. If you are a parent of a child under the Age Limit and become aware that your child has provided personal information to Spotify, please contact us at support@rekd-app.com and you may request exercise of your applicable access, rectification, cancellation, and/or objection rights. If you are a California resident under the age of 18 and you wish to remove publicly available content, please contact us at support@rekd-app.com.

10. Accessing and Updating User Information:

Rekd gets its information for profiles from Facebook. If you want to update your Rekd profile information, please update your Facebook profile. If you have questions about your privacy on the Service, this privacy policy, or information we have about you, please contact us at support@rekd-app.com.

11. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

Occasionally we may, in our discretion, make changes to the Agreements. When we make material changes to the Agreements, we’ll provide you with prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice within the Service or by sending you an email. In some cases, we will notify you in advance, and your continued use of the Service after the changes have been made will constitute your acceptance of the changes. Please therefore make sure you read any such notice carefully. If you do not wish to continue using the Service under the new version of the Agreements, you may terminate the Agreements by contacting us at support@rekd-app.com.