Democratizing Blood Donations in India

Umeeed India, Privacy and You

Last updated on November 5, 2021

Overview

As part of our mission to help people create lifelong memories by helping others, we want you to share things that matter to you most with your friends, family and anyone else around you. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable and trust us with your information when you use Umeeed's services (the "Services"). Please take a few minutes to read this Privacy Policy, so that you understand what information we collect, what we do with it and why. In general, we only collect information that allows us to provide you with our best Services. This includes, for example, simple tasks like allowing other users to see the name and picture you choose to show. It also helps us to keep our Services clear of fraud and Spam, and it allows us to get a unique understanding of what additional services may be useful to you, and all other purposes set out in this policy below. Starting with Umeeed, all of Umeeed's core features are secured with end-to-end encryption: Umeeed calls, one-on-one messages, group messages, media sharing and secondary devices. This means that the encryption keys are stored only on the clients' devices and no one, not even Umeeed itself, has access to them.

Scope and consent

Before you start helping people in the community, it’s important you understand that by using our Services, you give us consent to collect, use, disclose, and retain your personal information and other information but we will never read or listen to the content you are sharing privately. You can be sure that we will only use your information as described in this Policy. By using the Service, you are also agreeing to our Terms of Use. Please make sure you read and agree with our Terms of Use if you want to use Umeeed App.

Information we collect

First of all, we want you to be assured that we do not read or listen to the content of your messages and/or calls made privately via Umeeed App and we do not store those messages once they have been delivered to their destination (which by average takes less than one second). If for some reason, the message wasn’t delivered to its destination within up to 2 weeks, it will be deleted from our servers regardless. We collect the minimum information required to achieve the purposes set out in this Policy (see below),and you have the ability to limit such collection, as specified below under "Your Choices":

  • (b) We will receive other information (e.g. the content you have viewed and interacted with) from your use of our App. When you interact with public accounts on our Service, we may obtain information about those. In addition, we collect information about the accounts you have visited and the content you have viewed in order to improve the relevance of our Services.
  • (b) Sub-license, sell, assign, rent, lease, export, import, distribute or transfer or otherwise grant rights to any third party in the Software;
  • (c) Information from Other Sources: The information we collect may be combined with information from outside records (e.g. demographic information and additional contact information) that we have received in accordance with the law.
  • (d) Additional Information: We may collect additional information if you access our App through a specific device (e.g. your mobile device’s unique identifier; information about your device’s operating system, your browser, browser or operating system language; your wireless network, and your mobile carrier). We may also collect your WPS location data – you can choose whether to allow this by changing your geolocation tracking settings.

Specific Accounts

Umeeed's Blood Donations: Our Umeeed Request service allows connect with the blood donors near your location. If you want to use Umeeed Blood Donations, you’ll need to create a “Umeeed Account” by giving your number, and providing certain personal information (e.g., name, age, state etc). Umeeed ID Registration: An umeeed India ID allows you to connect to your Umeeed account from different devices, using your ID and OTP only. If you want us to create a Umeeed ID for you, we will use information you provided in the registration process (e.g., name, phone number, DOB),as well as your IP address to do so.

Uses and Retention

The information we collect from you ensures you can use the Umeeed Service and can be contacted on Umeeed App. Your information is retained for as long as it is needed and helps us in our mission to constantly improve our Services and provide you with new experiences. As part of this mission, we may use your information for the following purposes:

  • (a) Make our service available: We use your Registration and Account information to (i) register you for the App and create your User Account for Umeeed; (ii) create your profile and make it visible; (iii) create your umeeed ID; (iv) provide customer service, give you information about your account, and respond to your requests; (v) personalize your experience by providing content on the Service, including targeted advertising of umeeed services and other 3rd party services that we believe may be of most interest to you; (vi) indicate which of your contacts is already a umeeed member and notify you when your contacts become active on the Service (vii) display the name of the contact as it appears in your address book when a call is received on the Service, and (viii) sync your contacts with umeeed running on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android tablets, iPads and Windows Tablets. If you deactivate your umeeed account, it will delete the address book from our servers (more about this below),quickly and permanently. Otherwise, we keep your contact information for as long as you use the App
  • (b) Provide Interesting Offerings to You: As part of our Services Umeeed may use your information to send you message notifications about offerings from our Services or from third parties (as long as you agreed on Umeeed or elsewhere to receive information from that third party),which we believe you would find interesting. Sending a message to a Public Account, subscribing to a Public Account or following a Public Chat on Umeeed will allow admins of that Public Account to send you notifications and personal messages. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you may adjust your account settings to decline them or opt-out at any time from receiving further notifications. We may also use WPS location data to provide location-based offerings to you from our Service or third-party advertising. You will be asked to allow the use of your location data before Umeeed provides such offerings, and you may also adjust your account preferences to disable the use of your location data at any time.
  • (c) Prevent Fraud & Spam; enforcement of law: We may use your information to prevent, detect, and investigate fraud, security breaches, potentially prohibited or illegal activities, protect our trademarks and enforce our Terms of Use. We may use your information to comply with applicable laws.
  • (d) Communicate With You: We may use your information to contact you (via message or other means) to maintain the App, including your Umeeed's User Account, to comply with your stated communication preferences or to provide updates about other umeeed's services.

Unless otherwise specified, we retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for us to achieve the purposes referred to above or to enable us to comply with our legal data protection retention obligations.

Disclosure

We want you to know that we do not sell your personal information. We only share your personal information with third-parties outside of Umeeed App, for the purposes listed above, in the following circumstances:

  • (a) The Umeeed Family: We may share the information we collect about you with the Umeeed app and its affiliates and subsidiaries. The information may be disclosed to: (i) provide joint content and our services (e.g., registration, coordination of membership accounts between the Umeeed corporate family, transactions, analytics and customer support); (ii) help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts, violations of our policies, fraud and/or data security breaches.
  • (b) App Providers and Other Third-Parties: We may disclose your information to service providers and other third-parties under contract who help with providing you our Services or other services provided by third-parties via our Services (such as, but not limited to, fraud and spam investigations, payment processing, site analytics and operations, providing special partnership features in our service, advertising – either on an aggregate non identifiable basis, or using unique identifier which can't trace back to you). They are required to secure the data they receive, so that your personal information is guarded.
  • (c) Other Entities with Your Consent: We may disclose your information to other third- parties to whom you explicitly ask us to send your information within the use of integrated services (or about whom you are otherwise explicitly notified and consent to when using a specific service). On the Service, you may have opportunities to express interest in or register for other services. If you do, we will provide information about you to those third-parties, or parties working on their behalf, to implement your request. The transferred data will be governed by third party’s privacy policy.
  • (d) Legal and Law Enforcement: We may disclose your information to law enforcement, governmental agencies, or authorized third-parties, in response to a verified request relating to terror acts, criminal investigations or alleged illegal activity or any other activity that may expose us, you, or any other umeeed user to legal liability.
  • (e) Change of Control – New Owners: We may share your information with another business entity, if we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business, or are involved in a transaction with similar financial effect. In such a situation we would make reasonable efforts to request that the new combined entity or other structure follow this Policy with respect to your personal information. If your personal information was intended to be used differently, we would ask the new entity to provide you with prior notice.

Information You Share Publicly

Some of our Services allow you to share information with others on a public basis. If you post information on a public feature of our Services or through social media sites, plug-ins or other applications, don’t forget this information is public on our Services and, depending upon your privacy settings, may also become public on the Internet. We can’t prevent or control further use of this information so please make sure you only post information that you’re happy to be seen publicly. We may also further use such public information you share, for various reasons, such as improving our service and providing you with relevant content, and analyzing trends. You can control what data you share through privacy settings available on some social media sites. Please refer to those third-party sites’ privacy policies and terms of use to learn more about their privacy practices, as we don’t control these. At this stage, whatever you share publicly is available to the entire Umeeed community. If you wish to remove a certain piece of content you have shared in the past, you can do that by deleting that content. It will be removed from our services but may remain on local devices of some users (assuming they have chosen to save it).

Your Choices

We want you to have control over how you communicate. That’s why, for example, you can choose not to share your number, opt not to receive location-based messages along with many other additional options, which are available within the app. Every now and then, Umeeed may send you notifications about administration and operation of the Service (for example, about your transactions, policy changes, technical issues, etc.). We may also send notifications about offerings by Umeeed App or third-parties, that we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you may adjust your system settings to decline them (if you're using iOS systems) or opt-out at any time from receiving further notifications by not using our service.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

When you visit the App and/or our Website, we and our business partners may use cookies and other tracking technologies for a variety of purposes. These help to enhance your online experience, for example, by remembering your log-in status and viewing preferences from a previous use of our App when you return later. If you block cookies and tracking technologies you may not be able to access certain portions of our App. You may browse our site without telling us who you are, and we will obtain information about your computer or device (e.g., IP addresses) for the purpose of monitoring and improving our site and Services.

Here are a few additional important things you should know about our use of tracking technologies (e.g., cookies, HTML-5 stored technologies): We ask for your prior consent to use cookies and tracking technologies policies when you join the App

We offer certain features that are available only through the use of tracking technologies.

We use both session and persistent tracking technologies. Tracking technologies (e.g., cookies) can either be persistent (i.e. they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e. they last only until you close your browser, or until you exit the App). You are always free to decline tracking technologies if your browser permits, although doing so may interfere with your use of the App and Website. We suggest you refer to the help section of your browser, browser extensions, or installed applications for instructions on blocking, deleting, or disabling tracking technologies such as cookies.

We encode and protect the tracking technologies that Umeeed sets so that only we can interpret the information stored in them.

You may come across tracking technologies/cookies from our third-party service providers that we have allowed on our App to assist us with various aspects of our App operations and services, such as Google Analytics.

You also may encounter tracking technologies from third-parties on certain pages of websites that we do not control and have not authorized. (For example, if you view a web page created by another user, there may be a cookie placed by that web page.)

For more information about the use of cookies and similar technology on our App, please take a look at our Cookies and Tracking Technologies Policy.

Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Your Personal Information

As a registered member, you can review and change personal information at any time by accessing your account on the App. Please be sure to update your personal information promptly if it changes or becomes inaccurate. We may retain some information from closed accounts so that we can comply with law, prevent fraud, assist with investigations, resolve disputes, analyze, or troubleshoot programs, enforce our Terms of Use, or take other actions permitted by law. Likewise, if your account or membership is terminated or suspended, we may maintain some information to prevent you from re-registering.

Security

We know that security is important to our users and we care about the security of your information. We maintain technical, physical, and administrative security measures to protect the security of your personal information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration. Some of the safeguards we use include firewalls, data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers and information access authorization controls. We need your help too: it is your responsibility to make sure that your personal information is accurate and that your password(s) and account registration information are secure and not shared with third-parties.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. Therefore we do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services, or tools from anyone under 13.

Updates to this Policy

From time to time, as our services evolve, we may update this Policy. You agree that we may notify you about material changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a notice on the App. Please check the App frequently for updates.

Contact Us

If you still have questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to send us an email to support@umeeed.com. In the event you read this Privacy Policy in any language other than English, you agree that in the event of any discrepancies, the English version shall prevail.

Last updated: November 05, 2021.