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Spiela Privacy Policy

Spiela connects people all around the world to what’s most meaningful to them. Any registered user can create a collaboration, which is a grouped activity feed that can be set to public or private by default and can include other content like photos, videos, and links to other websites. Also, Users can jabber (public message) up to 150 characters of text. What you care to share will be displayed to the entire world.
This Privacy Policy best describes how and when Spiela will collect, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. Spiela will collect your information through our various email notifications, buttons, widgets, ads, and commerce services from our partners and other third parties. For example, you send us information when you use Spiela from our website, post jabbers or start collaborations. When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you allow Spiela to use your information in the United Kingdom and any other country where Spiela may choose to operate.
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Spiela@spiela.co.uk Information Collection and Use

Basic Account Information:
When you create or modify a Spiela account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. In the future, you may be required to provide your phone number, for example, to use Spiela on your phone to help us prevent spam, fraud, or abuse. Your name and username are listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services, such as search and public user profiles, do not require registration.

Additional Information:
You may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, your website, or a picture. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may use your account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from Spiela in the future. You may also unsubscribe by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. We may use your contact information to help others find your Spiela account, which may include third-party services and client applications. Your account settings control whether others can find you by your email address or cell phone number. We may later make suggestions to you and other users on Spiela based on imported address book contacts. In future, you will delete your imported address book contacts from Spiela at any time once we have that feature working. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. Spiels, Support, and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the messages you may spiel and the metadata provided with Spiela, such as when you jabbered or collaborated, but also the collaboration collections you make, the people you support, the people you select as your buddies, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services. We may use this information to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from Spiela, but in the future, we will have a settings page to make the information more private if you want. Our Services broadly and instantly broadcast your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services. For instance, your public user profile information and public collaborations are immediately delivered to third parties. When you share information or content like photos, video and collaborations, always consider what exactly it is you want to be public.

Links:
Spiela in future, will keep track of how users interact the tool. This includes looking at email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. This is done to better the service, to provide richer advertising and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Cookies:
Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Spiela may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with us, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies. Learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.

Log Data:
When you use our Services, we may receive information ("Log Data") such as your IP address, browser type and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you use Spiela, for example, when you choose to begin writing collaborations. We may also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with a link on our Services to a third-party application. We log this data in order to improve our service and user experience. We delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months.

Commerce Services:
You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, "Payment Information"), along with your shipping address, to complete a commerce transaction on Spiela. You may also provide your credit or debit card number to register for card-linked services, such as offers. To facilitate future transactions on Spiela, we store your Payment Information, excluding CVV code, and shipping address, which you can remove from your account at any time using your account settings. We consider your Payment Information and shipping address private and will never ever make this information public. In Future, We collect and store information created by your purchases made on Spiela ("Transaction Data").

Third-Parties and Affiliates:
Spiela will use a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID, website URL visited, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure and tailor ads. For example, this allows us to display ads about things you may have already shown interest in. If you prefer, you can turn off tailored ads in your privacy settings so that your account is not matched to information shared by ad partners for tailoring ads. Learn more about your privacy options here and about how Twitter ads work here. We may also receive information about you from our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

Information Sharing and Disclosure


Your Consent:
We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your Spiela account (In future).

Service Providers:
We may share your private personal information with our future service providers subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions. We will have to share your Payment Information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit or debit cards. We may share your credit or debit card number with payment services providers, or third parties authorized by them, to monitor and authorize card transactions at participating merchants.

Sellers of Goods and Services:
If you purchase anything on Spiela, we may provide the seller, commerce provider or marketplace with your name, email address, shipping address, Payment Information and Transaction Data to facilitate payment processing, order fulfilment and dispute resolution (including payment and shipping disputes) and to help prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other Illegal activities. Please refer to these third parties’ privacy policies for information about their privacy practices.

Law and Harm:
Not to deviate with our policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person (especially minors); to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Spiela rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defences or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.

Business Transfers and Affiliates:
In the event that Spiela files for bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information:
We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, Jabbers, the people you Support, your supporters or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information). Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of Spiela, we provide you with account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can also permanently delete your Spiela account. If you follow the instructions here, your account will be deactivated and then deleted.

Our Policy towards Children


Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at Info@spiela.com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account. You can find additional resources for parents and teens here. In the future, we will also have a report page where you can put their names on anonymously and we will check this and if we find they are a minor, we will remove all of their information from Spiela.

Changes to this Policy


We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at Spiela.co.uk/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via Admin update or email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.