Last Updated: May 24, 2015
At Slide, we help bring people together through sharing information about who they are, where they are, and what and whom they have in common.
We tried to write this policy in plain English. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information We Collect
Information you give to us. When you register for Slide and make use of our Services, we receive and store certain types of personal information that you provide to us or that you submit using the Services. This information may include your full name, home or work address, email address, and date of birth. You may also choose to import your contacts by giving us access to your third-party services (for example, your email account or contact list on your device). This information also includes any content you make available on the service, including images, videos, and text, including profile information, direct messages, status updates, and other content.
If you choose to integrate third party social media and social networking accounts into your Slide account, such as Facebook, we will ask you to provide us your username and password for the relevant third party services or to otherwise authorize the integration. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us. By enabling such third party services, you are allowing us to pass your login information and send and receive other information (such as location, photos, and friend lists) to and from these service providers. You are also allowing Slide to access data about you contained within those third party services.
We may also receive information about you through other users, for example if they have connected their social networks or provided access to their contact lists and your information is made available to Slide through those actions.
Information We Automatically Collect. When you make use of our Services, we collect and store certain information. This information may include:
In collecting this information, our Services may use background app refresh or sync adapter functionality.
We understand not everyone is familiar with some of these technologies. For your convenience, here are some basic definitions. We also encourage you to learn about them elsewhere, as they are standard technologies probably used with many devices and services you interact with every day.
An IP address (or “Internet Protocol address”) is assigned to every computer connected to the Internet. A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website so that a site can recognize your browser when you return. Cookies may store user preferences and other information and you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, although some website features or services, including ours, may not function properly without cookies. A unique device identifier is a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie on some platforms, including certain mobile devices, particularly where cookie technology is not available. Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or app to store and retrieve data on a person's computer, mobile phone or other device. A pixel tag is a technology placed on a website or within the body of an email for the purpose of tracking activity on websites, or when emails are opened or accessed, and is often used in combination with cookies. Your Slide usage history concerns how you used the Services, and may include when and where you downloaded the application, when and where you use the application, your location history, the time and location of interactions and messages among users of Slide, and performance data. Background app refresh and sync adapter refer to tools made available in iOS, Android, or other application environments enabling applications to launch and close an application periodically to update information on the application or check for new information, such as location information, it if it is available.
Information We Collect From Other Sources. We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services.
How We Use Information About You
We use information about you including your personal information in order to provide you the Slide Services, connect you with other Slide users, deliver personally tailored content and marketing to you, to keep you informed about new aspects of our Services, to analyze the use of our Services, improve our Services, develop new Services for our Slide users, or for any other reason for which the information was provided. Additionally, we may use your information to contact you using surveys to conduct research about you and your opinion of our Services, or of potential new services that may be offered. We may use anonymous or aggregated data for demographic or other analyses.
How We Share Information About You
Slide is designed to help you share information about yourself so that you may connect with friends and potential contacts around you in the real world. It does so by enabling you to share information about your social networks. Because you should be able to share the information you wish to share, we offer you various ways to control how information about you is displayed to other Slide users and the public.
When you use our Services, you have options to make certain profile information viewable to other Slide users, including your user name, profile photo, education, interests, and so on. This selected information may be made available to the entire Slide user base, or to a smaller subset, such as friends.
You can choose to connect particular third party social network and social media services to Slide, including Facebook. When you connect a service to your Slide account, your profile information from that service, including name and profile photo, as well as other information you have entered, may be included in the content displayed to other users on our Services. In addition, based on your preferences set on those social networks or within Services, your profile information, email address, phone number, and other information may be shared with other Slide users, such as those who are connected as friends. Slide uses reasonable commercial efforts to respect and abide by the privacy settings that you have put in place on your other social media sites that you connect to your Slide account.
Slide has and will have relationships with other businesses. These businesses may seek to market their products and services to you through our Services or to otherwise use relevant information in developing or providing services or products. We may share personal information and other information about you with these businesses, including sharing aggregated or anonymous information. We also may enable these businesses to market to certain users when those users are in proximity to particular businesses or when those users have already made their information available to those businesses outside of Slide. We may share or disclose your non-private, anonymous, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, including for demographic or other analyses. Since Slide is a free service for users, we rely on these relationships to continue to provide you with great service.
Slide may purchase a business or may itself be acquired or sold, and information about you may be transferred as a part of such a purchase or sale. We will inform you by email or by a prominent notice on the Slide site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
Slide will disclose information about you to law enforcement or other authorized government agencies if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on Slide or the site; necessary to protect and defend the rights or property of Slide; and, act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Slide, or the public. When the law permits us to notify you that we disclosed this information, we will do so.
How We Protect Your Information
Slide uses reasonable and appropriate measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized or illegal access, disclosure, modification, or loss. However, as no protection measure is 100% secure, we cannot guarantee against such unauthorized or illegal access, disclosure, modification, or loss.
Your Access To Your Information
We aim to provide you with access to information about you. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it or to delete it unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. As a result, Slide permits you access to the following information about you for the purpose of viewing, and in some cases, updating that information. This information includes full name, home or work address, telephone numbers, date of birth or age, profile photos, login information for third party social networking or social media accounts, certain Slide usage history.
You may contact us at the email address provided below if you wish to correct any of this information and need our help to do so. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical. Because we aim to protect your information from destruction, after you delete information from our Services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems
Terminating Your Slide Account
Slide retains your information as long as you continue to use our Services.
If you wish to close your Slide account, you may do so by clicking on the “delete account” link on your account settings page, or by emailing us at email@example.com. If you shutdown your account, we will make reasonable efforts to remove your personal information from the site and our servers. Our goal is to delete your personal information within three months from the date you close your Slide account. If we find any inadvertently-retained residual data on our servers after those 3 months, we will delete that data as soon as we find it.
Slide’s Services are not intended for use by persons under thirteen (13) years of age and our Terms of Service prohibit such use. We do not intentionally collect any information on children under 13 years of age and undertake reasonable efforts to delete any details of such users where a parent or guardian has notified us that any such details have been obtained.