MeshUp

Privacy Policy

We invite you to read this privacy policy, which describes our privacy and security practices. We want you to understand how and when we handle the personal information collected and generated through your use of the MeshUp.in website and our Android apps (“MeshUp”).

Please make sure that you read this policy carefully. By visiting our website, mobile apps, using any of our Services, or otherwise indicating your assent, you consent to us using your personal information in the ways described below and in the links provided in this policy. If you don’t consent to us using your information in these ways, please stop using MeshUp. Please contact us at contact@MeshUp.in if you have any questions or concerns.

COLLECTING AND USING INFORMATION

General Practices

Server Logs -

We automatically collect information created by your visits to our website and use of our apps, your use of MeshUp, and your interaction with the messages we send. This information may include the browser you are using, the URLs you came from and go to, the model of your computer or mobile device, the operating system version, IP address and protocol used by your computer or mobile device, your mobile device or app identifier, and usage and browsing habits. We use this information to provide and improve our Services, to diagnose and resolve problems, to analyze trends, to help target offers and other ads (if and where applicable), to monitor aggregate usage, and to gather broad (aggregate) demographic information.

Cookies, Web Beacons and Similar Technologies -

Like most online service providers, we use “cookies” – small data files with unique identifiers that are stored on your computer or mobile device — as well as web beacons and similar technologies. Some come from us, some come from our service providers, and some are placed by third parties. We use these technologies to enable features, recognize you, understand how you interact with MeshUp, improve MeshUp, and to protect you, other users and MeshUp. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can configure your browser to reject cookies, but doing so will prevent you from logging into our website.

Receiving Invitations -

Existing MeshUp members may invite you to join the service via email, SMS/text message or other ways. MeshUp may help members extend these invitations (which may include reminders) by requesting access to the member’s email or other contacts or asking the inviting member to provide the invited person’s email or postal street address. If you aren’t a member, you can opt-out of future email invitations or reminders or ask us to amend or delete any personal information about you, by contacting us. Please note that MeshUp may also extend invitations itself by direct-mailing postcards to potential new members; to help extend those invitations, we gather information from third-party sources, such as general census data or postal address change information, to identify residential addresses not already associated with members of a locality.

Facebook Connect -

If you register for MeshUp using your Facebook account, we automatically request your email address and publicly available information, including your account ID, name and gender as well as public information about your Facebook friends. We use the information to automatically create your MeshUp account and profile so you can log into MeshUp. If you revisit MeshUp while logged into Facebook, we’ll automatically log you into your MeshUp account. If you don’t register for MeshUp using Facebook but later attempt to log into MeshUp using your Facebook credentials, we’ll connect your Facebook and MeshUp accounts and request the information from Facebook as if you were newly registering. Information gathered by Facebook in connection with your use of Facebook products, features, and services is governed by Facebook’s data policy. If you register or log in via Facebook, we may give you the option to invite your Facebook friends to MeshUp. Those friends will see some information about you along with your invitation.

Using MeshUp

Personal Profile Information -

We allow members to create a personal profile and submit information such as your phone number, photo, occupation, biography and personal interests. You can choose to hide certain profile information, but your name, photo (if any) and the locality will be visible to neighbours in your locality. Only your name, photo, and locality name will be visible to your nearby neighbours; you can choose to share more profile information with nearby neighbours by configuring your profile settings. If you post a message to feed, your name, photo and the name of your locality will be visible. If you are the subject of an unauthorized account or profile, please contact us.

Communications with Other Members -

We give you a variety of ways to communicate with your neighbours and share content. Some communications, such as private messages, are visible only to the sender and recipient. Most communications are visible to the entire locality. You can set Content visibility at the time you create it, with some exceptions. Comments and “likes” in a post have the same visibility as the original post that started the conversational thread. If you do not wish to see communications from a member, you can choose to “block”, that member’s communications, with limited exceptions. You can edit or delete your Content once posted, with limited exceptions; please note that deleting a post will result in removal of all replies to that post too.

Email Preferences -

The option to manage your email preferences will be coming soon on your settings page. Certain member-related administrative emails cannot be turned off; the only way to end those is to delete or deactivate your account.

Respecting Your neighbours' Privacy -

One of MeshUp’s central tenets is that neighbours should be able to communicate privately amongst themselves. You may not gather information from MeshUp, either manually or on an automated basis (such as through scripts, robots, crawlers or spiders). Without limiting the foregoing, it is never OK to provide your neighbours' information from MeshUp to third-party marketers. Violating this provision may lead to a loss of account privileges, potentially including a permanent ban from MeshUp.

Apps -

Our mobile apps have the ability, with your consent, to obtain and use your geolocation information. Depending on your device type and its operating system, you will be prompted to approve MeshUp’s access to location services either before installing our app, or when you first use an app feature that requires your location. We may use your location information to display your location to you on your locality map; to tag your posts, items, photos and events; to verify your address; and to display activities and Content that may be relevant to your current location.

Inviting Others to Join MeshUp -

As a MeshUp member, you may also choose to invite others to join MeshUp. You may invite others by typing in their email, or by sharing access to your email contacts and selecting friends or neighbours to invite by email. If an invitation is pending, the recipients may receive, on your behalf, a limited number of follow-ups reminding them of the pending invitation to join MeshUp.

Third-Party Offers -

We know that you do not want marketing from third parties just because you join a neighbourhood website, so we do not share your personal information with third-party marketers without your express consent. In the future, we may create a feature that presents offers for goods and services we think you'd like. If you decide to engage with an offer, you may be presented with an opportunity to share information with the merchant. If you accept the offer, you are providing your consent for us to share information with the merchant; otherwise, we won't transmit that information to the merchant. Information shared this way with the merchant will be governed by the merchant’s privacy policy, not ours.

Moving Locality -

If you move from one locality to another, you need to move your account with you. Some of your personal profile (such as name, photo, interests, responses to your invitations, phone and email contact) will migrate to the new locality. Your previously posted items will migrate to the new locality, attributed to you, unless you delete individual items before moving or you delete your account. Your posts will remain in your attributed to your old locality.

Deletion

While your account is active, you can delete individual Content items at any time, except for private messages sent by you, which cannot be deleted. To delete your account, please contact us at contact@MeshUp.in; account deletion may take up to thirty (30) days.

SHARING AND DISCLOSING INFORMATION

Legal and Safety Reasons -

We may retain, preserve, or share your personal information if we have a good-faith belief that (a) we are legally required to do so in response to a legal request (e.g., a subpoena, search warrant, or court order) or (b) that it is necessary or appropriate to do so to defend or enforce our rights, to enforce our Member Agreement or any other agreements we have with you, or to prevent physical injury or other harm to any person or entity, including yourself and members of the general public. Posts by agency (government entity) accounts and your replies to those posts may be subject to laws mandating public access to government records.

OTHER THINGS FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND

Data Retention -

We may retain personal information in our server logs, our databases and our records for as long as necessary in light of the purposes set out in this privacy policy, subject to any legal obligations to further retain such information.

Access -

You can access much of your MeshUp personal information by logging into your MeshUp account.

Security -

MeshUp uses appropriate technical and organizational measures intended to keep your data secure, including using https on our web pages to reduce the risk of unauthorized interception of your communications during your visits to the website. However, the internet is not a fully secure environment and we cannot guarantee that your personal information won’t be intercepted or improperly accessed. Please ensure that you keep your password safe and do not share it with anyone.

Other Services and Websites -

Our Services may contain links to and from websites and services operated by third parties. Please note that these third parties have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their privacy and security practices.

Amendment -

From time to time we may make changes to this privacy policy. If we materially change our privacy policy, we will take steps to notify you in advance of the change, for example by emailing you. The most up-to-date version of the privacy policy is available here. If you continue to access or use our Services after the date any revised privacy policy comes into force, you will be deemed to have consented to the revised privacy policy.

Contact Us

MeshUp.in
1801, Anmol Fortune, Behind Shabari Hotel,
Off MG Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai.
Phone: +91-7506645681
Email: contact@MeshUp.in
Last updated: November 02, 2016.