Welcome to Howlyr (“Howlyr,” “we,” “us” or “our”): the soundtrack of your life. Howlyr redefines modern communication through sound, capturing the intimacy of vocal conversation and the universal fascination with pop culture.
The Information we Collect includes but is not limited to the following:
What You Create. We Collect Information about any User Content you create (including when, where, and how you create it, along with any metadata).
What You Search For. We Collect Information about what content you search for (including when, where, and how you search for it), including but not limited to User Content and any other content on or via the Service (collectively, “Content”).
What You Share. We Collect Information about what Content you post, share, and otherwise send on or via the Service (including when and how you do so).
Personally Identifying Information. We Collect your email address and/or phone number, at least one of which you must provide us in order to securely create and access your account through the Service. We may also Collect other personally identifying information that you choose (but are not required) to provide us, such as your gender, birthdate, images, name (whether directly, or through your username), and geolocation.
Device Information. We Collect Information from and/or about any and all devices (including without limitation any computers, laptops, phones, mobile and/or portable devices, tablets, game consoles, smart televisions, IP-enabled devices, and any other devices) where you install and/or access the Service and may combine such Information across different devices you use. We may associate the Information we Collect from these devices in order to help provide a great and consistent product and Service. Such device Information may include, without limitation, the operating system, hardware and/or software versions, device settings, file and software names and types, browser type, application and file names and types, plugins, battery level, signal strength, storage space, device locations (including but not limited to specific geographic locations, whether via GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or cellular signals), device operations (such as device operations and behaviors on each device, including whether a window or application is in the foreground or background and mouse/cursor movements), device identifiers (including but not limited to device IDs, data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system and/or other software, and/or data sent to and from the device), cookie data in accordance with our “Cookies Policy” (as set forth in Section F below) and/or connection information (including but not limited to the name of any mobile operator and/or ISP, browser type, time zone, connection speed, language, IP address, mobile phone number, and other devices that are nearby or on your network).
How You Interact with the Service. In addition to what you create, search for, and share, we may collect other Information about how you and other Users interact with the Content and/or the Service (and each other), including without limitation how other Users interact with the Content you create, post, send and/or otherwise share, what Content you interact with (including your favorite and/or most used Content), what Content is most popular and/or trending, what type of Content you view, search for, interact with and/or engage with, the frequency and/or duration of your and other Users’ activity on the Service, the features you use, the actions you take, Information about which other Users you interact with, Information about which pages you and other Users interact with (including frequency and duration of such interactions), when you sign up for the Service, when and how often you use and/or otherwise interact with the Service, and any other Information in connection with your and other Users’ use of and/or interaction with the Service.
How Other Users Interact with the Service. We Collect the same Information about other Users as we Collect about you. Such Information may include further Information about you, such as what Content is sent to or shared with you, and what, how, and when the Content you create is used and/or otherwise shared by other Users.
Third Party Platforms. We Collect Information in connection with your use of, access to, interaction with, and/or exposure to the Service on or through any and all third party platforms (including but not limited to websites and applications). This includes (but is not limited to) Information about the platforms you visit, Information such platforms provide to you and/or us, when you visit and/or otherwise access such platforms, and the duration and frequency of such use of, access to, interaction with, and/or exposure to the Service on or through such platforms.
Third Party Partners. We may receive Information about you and/or your activities on and off the Service from any third party partners. We require each of these partners to have lawful rights to collect, use and share your data before providing any data or other Information to us.
More About You. We Collect Information that you provide us so we can learn more about you and your preferences, including without limitation your first and last name, email address, phone number, IP address, location, username, password, age, gender, photographs, images, your contacts, social media profiles, credentials and contacts on other platforms (subject to your permission), and any other information you provide us with. Further, we Collect any Information that you communicate to us, including without limitation any questions, comments, feedback, reporting, and complaints. You acknowledge that you may receive communications from us as well, including but not limited to Service-related emails, text messages (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices) and push notifications.
Ultimately, our goal is to create the best User experience we possibly can. In light of this goal, we Collect Information for the purpose of enhancing the User experience and measuring User habits and preferences in order for us and any of our partners, affiliates, assignees, licensees, transferees, business partners, and other third parties to learn more about you. The way in which we use Information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
We use Information to help deliver our Services, personalize and/or tailor any Content, help develop suggestions and/or shortcuts for you, develop updates and new features, and to learn how you use and interact with the Service and what you are interested in on and off the Service.
We may use Information to communicate with you, including but not limited to Service-related emails, text messages (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices), and/or push notifications.
When you create, post, send, and/or otherwise share Content on or via the Service, such Content may contain (and other Users may learn, use, post, send, interact with, and/or otherwise share) personally identifiable Information about you, including without limitation your name, image, voice, and/or likeness (in the event you choose to provide such Information in your profile and/or such Content).
We may use third party analytics tools to help us measure traffic, usage trends, and/or any other Information about the Service and/or how you and other Users use and interact with the Service. Generally, we aggregate analytics information across several Users such that analytics information will not be used to identify any particular individual User.
Subject to Section G below, we (or any of our affiliates, partners, or service providers) may incidentally transfer Information that we Collect, including personal Information (if you voluntarily provide such Information to us), across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world, including countries or jurisdictions that do not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. By registering and using the Service, you consent to the transfer of Information to the United States and/or to any other country and/or jurisdiction.
We may use your Information to help you efficiently access the Service (so you do not have to re-enter your log-in credentials each time you visit the Service), to provide, improve, test, and monitor the performance and effectiveness of the Service, to develop new products and features, to monitor metrics (e.g., total number of visitors, duration of each visit, pages visited, traffic, demographic patterns, and any other metrics), to help diagnose and/or fix technology problems, to automatically update the Service and/or the Howlyr application onto your device, and for other related purposes.
If you remove Content that you created, posted, sent, and/or otherwise shared on any other platform via the Service, or if you delete your account or no longer use the Service, you understand and agree that copies of such Content may remain viewable and available in the Service and/or in cached and archived pages of third party platforms on which such Content was posted, sent or otherwise shared.
Following deactivation, termination or deletion of your account, we and/or any of our affiliates and/or service providers may retain Information and Content for backup, archival, and/or audit purposes.
For more information about removing Content or deactivating your account on the Service, please see Section G below.
We may access, preserve and share your Information in response to a legal request (including without limitation a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction (or any other jurisdiction), affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share Information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: (1) detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; (2) protect ourselves, you, and/or others, including as part of investigations; and/or (3) to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit any Information nor personally identifying information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service. The Service and its Content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event we become aware that we have collected personally identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information as quickly as possible. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and you believe your child has provided us with personally identifying data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Child Account.”
What Are Cookies? Cookies are files or small pieces of text containing a string of characters or other identifying information that can be placed on your device, which then uniquely identifies your device, identifiers associated with such device, and/or your software and/or browser on such device. “Session Cookies” will stay on your device until you stop browsing a particular site, application, product or service. “Persistent Cookies” will stay on your device until they are deleted or expire. “First-Party Cookies” are cookies that belong to Howlyr, and “Third-Party Cookies” are cookies that another party places on your device through the Service. By way of example only, Third-Party Cookies may be placed on your device by a third party to help us understand how the Service is being used. Third-Party Cookies may also be placed on your device by our business partners so that they can use them to advertise products and services to you on other sites and/or applications. Cookies may be stored on your device when you use the Service and/or access the Service (and/or Content delivered via the Service on any other platform).
If you consent to receiving information from us (such as through push notifications), you may be able to opt out at any time (at no cost) by changing the settings on the device(s) you use to access Howlyr, or you can deactivate your account by sending an email to us at email@example.com with the subject line “Deactivate Account.” Further, if there is information you provided to us or content that you created on Howlyr that you want removed from the Howlyr platform, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Removal Request.” Please note that we may not have the ability to remove content that you have shared to or through other third party platforms or services.
You may also be able to opt out of the collection of certain information (such as cookies) about you by automated means, such as by changing the settings in the device you use to access Howlyr. Further, when you access Howlyr through a mobile device, you may be asked to share precise geo-location information with us; if you consent to sharing such information, you may be able turn off such collection thereafter by accessing the privacy settings on your mobile device.
California Do Not Track Disclosures: Although some browsers currently offer a “do not track (‘DNT’) option,” no common industry standard for DNT exists. We therefore do not currently commit to responding to browsers’ DNT signals.
If you are a resident of the EEA (i.e., member states of the European Union), Switzerland or the United Kingdom, all processing of your personally identifying data will be performed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons regarding the processing and free movement of such personally identifying data (the “GDPR”). Under the GDPR, we may be the controller and a co-processor of your personally identifying data, and the purpose and legal basis for collecting and processing such data is to provide you with the features and functionalities of Howlyr and information about Howlyr, in addition to enhancing your experience on our platform, and it is necessary for us to perform a contract between us to securely provide you with the platform you signed up for. We also rely on your consent to receive information about Howlyr (e.g., push notifications). You can withdraw such consent by changing the push notification settings on your devices, or by removing your account by sending an email to us at email@example.com with the subject line “Deactivate Account.” Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions regarding your personally identifying data.
Under certain laws, including the GDPR, you may also have the right to obtain confirmation that we hold personally identifying data about you, request access to and receive information about the personally identifying data we maintain about you (including the receipt of copies of such data), update and correct inaccuracies in such data, object to the continued processing of such data, or have that data removed or anonymized (as appropriate). Please note that the right to access such data may be limited in some circumstances by local law. If you qualify, in order to exercise these rights, please contact us at email@example.com. We may ask you to provide additional information about you for identity verification purposes, or to verify that you actually possess an applicable email account. Please note that we reserve the right to retain an archive of such data for a commercially reasonable time to ensure that any deletion does not affect the integrity of our data, and we further reserve the right to retain an anonymous version of such data.
If you are a resident out of the United States (including the EEA), we may transfer personally identifying data for processing in the United States. Under the GDPR, we may be considered the controller and a co-processor of the personally identifying data of EEA residents. By providing us with such personally identifying information for the purpose of using Howlyr, you consent to the processing of such data in the United States, and the transfer of your personally identifying data is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and us for your use of the platform. Please be aware that the United States currently does not have data protection laws equivalent to those in the EEA and in other jurisdictions.
We use commercially reasonable safeguards intended to keep the Information secure and take reasonable steps (such as requiring a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, we cannot guarantee the security of any Information and/or Content you transmit to and/or via the Service and we cannot guarantee that Information and/or Content made available on or via the Service will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information and controlling access to communications between you and the Service and/or you and other Users. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes that the other social media services and/or platforms you connect the Service to make to their services. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other platform or organization and you understand and agree that you are using such other platform(s) (and allow them to access your Content) at your own risk.