Nimbuzz is committed to respecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information, communications data and communications content and this Privacy Statement sets what data Nimbuzz collects and how we use and protect it. “Nimbuzz” is Nimbuzz BV, a Netherlands company, with its registered office at 301, Rivium Boulevard, LK 2909 Capelle aan den IJssel, the Netherlands, and is responsible for the data processing.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 YEARS OLD YOU SHOULD DISCUSS THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT WITH A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN, AND ENSURE THAT THEY AGREE WITH NIMBUZZ’S USE OF YOUR INFORMATION.
We may amend this Privacy Statement by posting a new version on the Website and/or notifying you in some other way as set out below.
In connection with the provision of the Nimbuzz Services (including the Nimbuzz Paid Services), Nimbuzz may gather and process information about you, including the following types of information:
Our reasons for collecting information relating to you or your Device are to enable Nimbuzz (or sometimes other data processors selected by Nimbuzz) to provide the Nimbuzz Services to you in an effective and satisfactory way, as follows:
Nimbuzz stores the personal information in different data files kept on servers based in the Netherlands. Nimbuzz undertakes to ensure security of the data, including where such servers may be operated by third party data processors under Nimbuzz’s responsibility.
If we provide a method for you to invite friends to join Nimbuzz, then their contact information will only be used for the purposes of automatically generating a message to these potential Nimbuzz users. Nimbuzz Services also have a function that can check the contacts in your address book against the list of Nimbuzz users and informs you of existing contacts that are already registered for Nimbuzz Services and with whom you may want to connect. If you are already in the address book of other Nimbuzz Services users they be informed that you are a Nimbuzz user you so that they can decide whether to connect with you.
If we process data regarding the location of your Device then (i) in case of services such as allowing location requests from your Nimbuzz contacts, you will be able to switch this functionality on or off at any time within the Nimbuzz Services, and (ii) where this is used in order to provide advertising appropriate to your locality then we may provide this to our third party advertising partners but never in a form that you will be able to be identified from this data; and your acceptance of this privacy statement constitutes consent for this processing.
Nimbuzz does not sell, rent, trade or otherwise transfer any personal information, log-in information, communications data or communications content to any third party without your express permission (unless it is obliged to do so under applicable laws or by order of the competent authorities) except as set out in this Statement.
Nimbuzz needs to provide certain information to third parties who assist Nimbuzz in providing elements of the Nimbuzz Services. So, for example, in order to enable you to access to voice calling services, Nimbuzz may need to provide your mobile number to the provider of such calling services. Under their contracts with Nimbuzz they are required to store and process your information in accordance with similar standards of protection of your data as applied by Nimbuzz.
If any authority lawfully requests Nimbuzz or one of Nimbuzz’s partners to retain and provide personal information, communications content and/or communications or technical data, or permit monitoring or interception, Nimbuzz and/or its partner may comply with that request without being obliged to inform you.
Nimbuzz operates internationally and may transfer the data for processing in different countries, including by Nimbuzz group companies, outside of your home country.
In order to use most of the Nimbuzz Services, you will need to install the relevant software on your Device. This software enables you to make and receive communications using your mobile network or the internet and sends the necessary communications data, and other data that you define (e.g., profile or status updates, community log-in data) between your Device and the network.
In addition, for web-based Nimbuzz Services, “cookies” may be used. Cookies are pieces of information stored on your Device in order to enable web-based applications to recognize who you are or your preferences (e.g., what language version of the Website you usually use) and provide Nimbuzz with information about the use of its Websites).
Most internet browsers allow you to prevent your Device from accepting or using cookies or require your permission each time a cookie is received. Please note that some personalized Nimbuzz Services may not be available if you choose to disable cookies.
Nimbuzz Websites and Nimbuzz Services may contain links that will let you access Third Party Services such as another website, platform or application. Third Party Services are outside Nimbuzz’s control and not covered by this Privacy Statement. Nimbuzz accepts no responsibility or liability for Third Party Services. You should take care before providing any personal information to anyone and in these cases especially to review the applicable privacy statements or policies.
Where Nimbuzz provides the ability for you to log-in to Third Party Services using your Nimbuzz account credentials (a feature known as “Nimbuzz Connect”), then you will be asked to agree to this in each case. The particular information that those third parties will be able to access will be indicated at the time of asking for your agreement but will normally include items such as your Nimbuzz ID, nickname, email, profile picture, friend list, personal message (status) and online/offline presence.
Remember that use of Third Party Services may in addition be subject to your signing up for an account with and accepting the terms and conditions of the relevant third party, including provisions relating to processing of personal data, which may differ from Nimbuzz’s policies and for which Nimbuzz is not responsible. You can view, manage and block the third party services that use your Nimbuzz ID by logging into your Nimbuzz profile at any time. If your Nimbuzz friends sign up for third party services using Nimbuzz Connect, then the information they share may include your Nimbuzz ID so that they can also connect with you on the third party service.
Nimbuzz takes appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect the personal information and communications data provided to them or collected by them. For example, your personal and communications data can only be accessed by authorized Nimbuzz staff that need to have access to this data in order for their work.
Nimbuzz takes technical measures to protect the confidentiality of the content of communications sent over the Nimbuzz Services, subject to all applicable obligations and exceptions under applicable law.
Nimbuzz may contact you to notify you of issues and faults with the Nimbuzz Services, and if you are considered to have breached any of the terms of your Agreement with Nimbuzz or if another person makes a complaint about your use of the Nimbuzz Services (e.g., a claim that you have infringed their rights in some way).
Nimbuzz may also use email, SMS or the Nimbuzz Services to keep you up to date with news about the Nimbuzz Services that you use and/or other Nimbuzz Services unless you have opted out of receiving this information. If you do not want to be kept informed in this way, please contact Nimbuzz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nimbuzz may occasionally ask you to provide information on your experiences with the Nimbuzz Services. Any such feedback will always be voluntary and will be used only for the purposes of measuring and improving the quality of the Nimbuzz Services and Website and not stored as personal information or combined with any of your other personal information.
Nimbuzz reserves the right to modify this Privacy Statement at any time by notifying you by any reasonable means or by publishing the modified Privacy Statement at http://www.nimbuzz.com/en/legal/privacy_statement. The modified Privacy Statement will become effective thirty days from such publication or notification, unless you expressly accept the modified Privacy Statement earlier. Such express acceptance by you, or your continued use of any Nimbuzz Service after expiry of the notice period of thirty days, shall constitute your consent to the modified Privacy Statement.
You have the right to access and, if necessary, to rectify your personal information. To exercise your right to view, correct, complete or remove your personal information, please contact Nimbuzz at email@example.com. After verifying your identity and provided your request is legal, within a reasonable period of time Nimbuzz will fulfil your request.
You may also ask Nimbuzz to stop processing your personal information. However, please note that this will most likely prevent you from using some or all of the Nimbuzz Services. You can exercise your right to prevent further processing of your personal information by contacting Nimbuzz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nimbuzz will retain your information for as long as is necessary to carry out any of the purposes set out in this Privacy Statement and comply with applicable legislation, and any applicable orders of regulatory bodies or courts.
© Nimbuzz B.V., all rights reserved. Last revised: December 2013