Privacy
Last updated date: 28th December 2016

This privacy policy explains how we collect, use and disclose information about you when you use our mobile application (the “App”), our Web site (the “Site”) and other online products and service that link to this privacy policy (collectively, the “Service”).
Engagement on the platform
No ads. No misuse of data. No sharing of personal info with others. No such shit.
Users are required to have at least 50 friends on their Facebook network to be eligible to register with us. This is to ensure spammers and fake users do not spoil it for the genuine users.
We do not post anything to Facebook without your explicit consent. We do not get any data about your friends except the very-long-highly-encrypted-17-digit-numerical-facebook-IDs of those who are already on Glynk. Learn more about how we use your Facebook data
Your exact location will never be shown to anyone.
Private chats are visible only to the parties involved in the conversation.
All the content you create on Glynk (e.g.: meetups, recommendations, questions, comments etc.) except 1:1 chats, is potentially discoverable to all users on Glynk
Everytime we make changes to our policy, we’ll update the “last updated date” at the top.
All the data is sent over secure channels using HTTPS.
1-to-1 chats are completely secure. Two users can chat only if they have added each other to their network. And you can block any user from your network with a single tap of a button
You are the owner of your data, profile page, the data you see on your feed and the kind of people you interact with. For instance, you can completely block users from interacting with you in one tap. You can also remove specific comments from your posts, report posts or comments that you find inappropriate.
You can deactivate your account anytime and all your data will be removed. You can request to permanently delete your account by sending a mail to: ping@glynk.com and we’ll remove all your data from our systems within 6 weeks from the date of receiving your request.
If you have shared your friend list with Glynk during your signup process, all your Facebook friends who are already on Glynk will be notified when you join Glynk. However, they will not be added to your Glynk network unless you add each other on Glynk.
Photos, GIFs or Videos you upload will be visible to other users on Glynk. Please read the terms of use for more details on how this data will be used by Glynk.
Glynk is a highly secure platform and thrives on providing complete control on privacy. There are many more tools and controls available within the app.
Modifications
We may change this privacy policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the privacy policy periodically to stay informed about our practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.
Collection of Information
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you directly give us. For example, we collect information about you when you sign up for our Service, give feedback about the Service or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your email address, mobile phone number and any other information you choose to provide. When you request the App to find your Friends, we also collect certain information from your contacts on your mobile device, including your contacts’ email addresses and phone numbers, so you can connect with people you know who are already using the App. However, we hash your contacts email address and phone number before they leave your mobile device so we do not have access to that information. For information as to how to restrict the collection of contact information, please see the “Your Choices” section below. We may also collect information about you from other users of the Services (for e.g. we may collect your contact details from other users if such details are stored on the user's mobile device). If you choose not to provide certain information, we may not be able to provide the Service to you or certain features of the Service may be unavailable or work differently.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Service
When you access or use our Service, we automatically collect information about you. This information is solely used by us for debugging and analytical purposes (e.g., to enhance the Service), and it includes:
Log Information: We log information about your use of the Service, including the type of browser you use, access times, IP address, Opinions, Questions viewed, Questions followed, People followed, your Followers.
Device Information: We collect information about the mobile device you use to access our Service, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information. This data is not stored, and only used to determine the version of your client in order to serve best visual experience.
Location Information: We may collect information about the general location of your Internet Service Provider based on your IP Address. If you allow Glynk to access your location information, we may also collect your geolocation information. We use this information to show you people located near you. For information as to how to restrict the collection of geolocation information, please see the “Your Choices” section below.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Service and your experience, see which areas and features of our Service are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Service or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
Provide, maintain and improve our Service;
Provide and deliver the Service you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations;
Send you technical notices, updates, confirmations, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by Glynk and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Service and improve and personalize the Service;
Personalize and improve the Service and provide content or features that match user profiles or interests;
Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
Connect you with other users in your Contacts.
Storage of Information
The information you provide to Glynk is encrypted and stored on physically secure servers. Some details for the technically-minded:
It’s written almost entirely in Python, but has various components in C++ and JavaScript.
We use a highly-available, relational and a non-relational datastore built on top of one of the most advanced database technologies MySQL and Aerospike.
All message data is encrypted before being written to the datastore.
Images are stored privately and securely in Amazon’s Cloud Storage datastore and served over SSL from Amazon’s image frontend service.
Your information is stored only as long as necessary to accomplish the purposes described in this privacy policy. We store log information collected for debugging purposes in seven-day temporary storage. We store other information you provide to us for as long as you maintain an account with Glynk. You may delete your account at any time by sending a mail to us at: ping@glynk.com. When you delete your account, your information will be deleted from our system within thirty days.
Sharing of Information
We may share aggregated or de-identified information or non-personal about you as follows or as otherwise described in this privacy policy:
With other users of the Service (including those not on your contacts) by providing them with your opinion match percentage, name, profile picture, gender and your general location (if you have enabled us to collect your location).
We may also share information (which may at times include personal information) about you as follows:
With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Glynk assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company;
In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;
If the content can reasonably be considered illegal or unlawful (or it seems like the Post is being used to engage in, encourage or promote such activities), in which case we may report your identity to proper authorities in order to protect the rights, property and safety of Glynk, our users and/or others; and
With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Service that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
Note that if you choose to include information about you in your Posts, such information will be shared with other users of the Service who receive such Posts as described in this privacy policy. We suggest that you do not include any identifiable information about you in your Posts. Also, please note that if you or other users choose to share a Post through a third party, such as Facebook, Twitter or an email client, any further collection and sharing of that Post by such third party or its users will be governed by that third party’s privacy policy, and we cannot control what any third party does with any Posts or other information that is shared with third parties.
How We Respond to Subpoenas from Courts
While we make it difficult to do so, it is still technically possible for us to connect your Posts with your email address, phone number, or other personal data you have provided to us. This means that if a court asks us to disclose your identity, we may be compelled to do so. If we do happen to receive a subpoena or court order requesting that we disclose your information, we will attempt to contact you if reasonably feasible before we disclose any information to give you time to fight the subpoena in court.
Security
We take reasonable measures to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
Analytics Services Provided by Others
We may allow third parties to provide analytics services to us. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Service, including your IP address, Questions answered, Questions viewed, time spent on Questions or People, Messaging information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand your online activity.
Retention of Personal Information
Glynk will only retain personal information about you for as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this privacy policy. When Glynk determines that we are no longer using the personal information, we will destroy or permanently erase such personal information.
Your Choices
Account Information
If you wish to delete your account, you need to write to us at: ping@glynk.com. Note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes as may be necessary to fulfill the purposes identified in the privacy policy. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Cookies
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your web browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with the Service. To delete or disable flash cookies please visit www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of the Service.
Push Notifications and Alerts
With your consent, we may send push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
Accessing and Correcting Information about You
You may email us at ping@glynk.com if you wish to know what personal information we hold about you or to correct any such information that is not accurate, complete or up to date.
Contact Information
You can restrict Glynk’s collection of contact by changing your phone’s privacy settings.
Geolocation Information
You can restrict Glynk’s collection of geolocation information by changing your phone’s privacy settings.
Contact Us
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or any privacy issues, please email us at ping@glynk.com. We will respond to concerns and complaints within a reasonable time after receipt (usually no more than 30 days)