Privacy Policy


Last update: MARCH 20, 2020


About VMate


VMate offers a variety of measures to protect your privacy when you use VMate Services, including VMate Sites, VMate Software, and/or other VMate Services. VMate has created this Policy to explain our privacy practices so you will understand what information is collected, how it is used, and your rights to your information.

Any references in this Policy to "VMate", "we", "our", "us" etc. will be interpreted as a reference to VMate. Whether you are new to VMate or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Please be aware that VMate is not directed to children, and you may not use VMate if you are under the age of 13. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf). 


The Information Collected and Purpose


Information Provided by You

For the purpose of

you may be required to provide information such as

It is your choice whether to send your personal information to us. Yet in some cases, if the information provided is incomplete or inaccurate we may not be able to offer Services accordingly.

Also, when you use VMate Services, VMate will have access to the information you post to VMate including, but not limited to, threads and comments you post in forums.


Automatically Collected Information

For the purpose of:

we may collect information from you, including but not limited to:

 

When you are visiting VMate Sites:

We also use cookies (and similar technologies) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and what you search and view. Cookies etc. are computer files that are saved to your device and which may store information about you, your device, and your App and that may be used to transmit that information to us. For example, cookies are used to identify your device and record the visit so that the VMate Services can allow you access to your account without requiring you to re-enter the information.

 

Information from Other Sources

 

We may obtain information about you from business partners, contractors, and other third parties and combine it with the information we collect. For example, you may log in with your Facebook or Google log in information. Under these circumstances and if you have given your consent, we may have access to your profile information stored on the Facebook and/or Google (details please refer to the Authorization Page).

 

Information Accuracy

 

When you provide information to us, you agree to provide accurate information only and agree that we may assume its accuracy and rely on it.

 

Third-Party Software


VMate Software and Services may include third-party software, such as widgets or SDKs. They are subject to separate Privacy Policy provided by independent third-party developers. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party software. VMate shall not be responsible for any third-party software. Please refer to below list of a current third-party software list and their purpose:


Share of the information collected


Service Providers of VMate


We may share your information with our trusted partners who shall comply with this privacy policy and the relevant privacy laws, and only under the premise of minimum necessity. The information shared may include your name and contact information (for example your email address) with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include providing support, performing data analysis, and providing and supporting IT functionality and features. To the extent we provide access to your information to a service provider, they are not permitted to share or use the information for any purpose other than providing services to us.


Other Situations


We also may disclose your personal information:


Data Retention, Location and Security


We only keep your information for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and to fulfil our legal obligations. When you delete data, we follow an internal deletion policy to make sure that your data is safely and completely removed from our servers or retained only in anonymized form.

In some cases, rather than provide a way to delete data, we store it for a predetermined period of time. For each type of data, we set retention time frames based on the reason for its collection. We will securely erase your information in advance of these deadlines if we decide that we no longer need it.

We maintain servers around the world, the data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at, a destination outside of the country where you live. It may also be processed by staff who work for us or one of our suppliers. By using the VMate Services, you consent to your personal data being transferred outside of the country where you live.

VMate is committed to protecting the security of your information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. VMate has strict restrictions on access to user data. Yet, no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while VMate uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, VMate cannot guarantee its absolute security.


Accessing, Updating or Removing your Information


You can access, update or change the information from the account you created. When changing or updating the information you provided, you may be required to verify your identity first. Please note that we may be required by law to store the information we collect, even after you have terminated your use of VMate.

For technical reasons, it may be impossible for us to determine whether you have stopped using VMate. For mobile applications, it may also be impossible for VMate to determine whether you have deleted the application. In such cases, we reserve the right to remove, clearance or freeze your account and the information you have provided to us if you have not used the Services for an extended period of time.


Application


Our Privacy Policy DOES NOT apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to and interacted with you through our service, or other sites linked from our services. Please refer to third party privacy policies for details.

Our Privacy Policy DOES NOT cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads. Please refer to third party privacy policies for details.

Where we have relied on our legitimate interests to process your information, you may contact us to obtain more information, including our assessment of the impact on you.

Where we have relied on consent to process your information, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us using the contact details below.


Changes to the Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy will be periodically revised and may be changed with or without notice. The updated Privacy Policy will be posted on the VMate sites. By using or continuing to use the Services you agree to review the Privacy Policy periodically such that you are aware of any modifications. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy, you should not use any of the VMate Services.


Contacting Us and Making a Complaint


Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Policy are welcomed and should be addressed to help@vmate.com

If you are not satisfied with our response or you believe our use of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the relevant privacy regulator.