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Privacy Policy For PONE



The Information Sigma Collects
Pone is a registered brand of Sigma LLC (“Sigma”) and all the Services are provided by Pone on behalf of Sigma. Thus, whilst providing its Services, Sigma may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifying Information”):

User Provided Information:
You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your mobile phone number, push notification name (if applicable), billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to Sigmawhen choosing to participate in various uses of the Sigma Service, such as registering as a user, updating your status or requesting status for your contacts. In order to provide the Sigma Service, Sigma will periodically access your address book or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the mobile phone numbers of other Sigma users (“in-network” numbers), or otherwise categorize other mobile phone numbers as “out-network” numbers, which are stored as one-way irreversibly hashed values.

Cookies Information:
When you visit the Website or use the Services, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Sigmauses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Services may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information:
When you use the Services, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of and various status information. When you use the SigmaService, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.

The Way Sigma Uses Information
If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through Pone, or any Sigma Services, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Services. In particular, your mobile phone number is essential to your use of the Services and will be retained. Any billing information that may be collected from you will be deleted thirty (30) days after the termination of your account. Any Personally Identifiable Information or status content that you voluntarily disclose on the Services becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by other users of the Service (unless such user is blocked by you). Your name (as it is saved in other user's mobile phone address book or contact list) may be displayed to other users when you update your status messages through the Service and other users may contact you through the Service. We do not use your mobile phone number or other Personally Identifiable Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your mobile phone number (or email address, if provided) without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Service changes or for customer service purposes). We may use both your Personally Identifiable Information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Services and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. Hopefully we improve the Website and Services and don't make it suck worse. We may use cookies and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the SigmaService or SigmaSite; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (d) track your entries, submissions, views and such.

When Sigma Discloses Information
We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the Services. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Services. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual’s physical safety may be at risk or threatened. Sigma also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Sigmabelieves, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the SigmaSite or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our users or others.

Your Choices
You may, of course, decline to submit Personally Identifiable Information through the Application or in the Services, in which case Sigma may not be able to provide certain services to you. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, please delete your account, uninstall the Sigma mobile application and discontinue use of the Services; your continued usage of the Services will signify your assent to and acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as SMS and/or e-mail authentication in certain cases) to verify your identity before registering your mobile phone number and granting you access to the Services. Please contact Sigma via email or via available web forms with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.

Our Commitment To Data Security
Sigma uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Sigmaand you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, Sigma makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Sigma learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Sigma may post a notice on the SigmaSite or through the Services if a security breach occurs.

Childrens' Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Sigma does not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website or Services from persons under 16 years of age, and no part of the Service is directed to or intended to be used by persons under 16. If you are under 16 years of age, then please do not use the Services or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If Sigma learns that Personally Identifiable Information of persons under 16 years of age has been collected on, then Sigma may deactivate the account and/or make the status submissions inaccessible.

In the case of M&A or Bankruptcy
In the event that Sigma is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used. Changes and amendments to this Privacy Notice Each User will be deemed to have accepted the provisions of this Privacy Policy by visiting this Website.Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the WebSite and Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any amendments.