Venn, a program (hereinafter called the app) developed and operated by Friendr AS, allows you to register a personal profile that matches the other profiles. To protect your privacy, you will be logged in as user in the app, get a virtual identity characterized by either your full or only first name. During the completion of your profile, you describe a number of your characteristics and provide some other information about yourself (age, gender, looking to). The information will be available to the other users in more or less camouflaged form. The information is used to match you with other persons. Personal information such as email and selected full name is not available to other users.
To contact you and send one time passwords, we require a valid phone number. For security reasons, we log your IP address and usage pattern in the app. We will also be able to use the telephone number to respond to any inquiries you have made to us, to convey information and for any reason we need to contact you. Friendr AS reserves the right to use your telephone number for the purposes that you have said yes through ticking of service alert types.
For first time login, a one time password is sent to log you in. This password is sent to the telephone number you provided. Should you need to log in again, a new one time password (OTP) will be sent to the telephone number set in your profile.
In your profile you can optionally choose to enter interests, position on map, descriptive texts and images. These are included in the match, but only as information for those who visit your profile.
Personal information is information that can be linked directly or indirectly to a living natural person. Examples of personal information are name and email address. Information about IP addresses and your user behavior when you use the services also after the circumstances constitute personal information.
Protection of personal data
To protect our users, personal information such as email and IP address will never be available to other users or forwarded to third parties. The only exception is if we are ordered by a local court or other legal authority.
Friendr AS is not involved in activities involving the sale, disclosure or other unauthorized use of your personal information. Information can be used to develop offers, but will mean that all data will be anonymized.
What Information Will We Collect
We collect personal information when registering an account and your subsequent use of the services. To give you the best overview of how your personal information is processed, we’ve divided them into two categories based on how they are collected.
Information you provide us
When you log in to the services, create an account, use your account, and otherwise perform activities within the service, you actively provide information about yourself. This information includes name, age, gender, city, email address, photo, likes, occupation and communication with other accounts on the service. Some of the information you provide us will be sensitive personal information, ie information that reveals race or ethnic origin, religion or sexual orientation. By providing such information and accepting this privacy statement, you agree that we and our third-party data-processing professionals treat such information.
Data collected when you use the services
When you use the services with your account, we will get information about your use. This information includes your behavior on the app and how you use the services. The information can be divided into the following categories:
Technical information about your device and your Internet connection
We use server logs and other tools to record information about your device, the connection to our services, and the use of multiple devices across. This information may contain operating system information, browser version, IP addresses, cookies, screen size, device ID, device model, language code, and various unique identifiers.
Information about the use of your account and services; user behavior
We can register when you log in or out of your account and any purchase of services through your account, and store information about your visits and your behavior when using the services. The behavior can include your clicks, how to scroll and how to navigate in the app.
Once you’ve accepted location services on your phone or device, the app will regularly collect detailed information about your geographic location. The GPS location will be used to provide you with information about other users in your area. When your location is displayed to other users, it is based on the location you choose to show in your profile settings. If you have not enabled GPS location sharing, we can calculate an approximate geographic location based on the IP address you use.
Location information can also be used to enable us to provide you with content and marketing relevant to you based on your geographical location. The information can be used to develop new products and services to provide you with custom content, such as advertising that is relevant to you.
If you no longer want the app to be able to collect detailed location information, you can disable location services on your phone or device. In such cases, we will only calculate an approximate geographic location based on the IP address. Please note that you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of our services if you disable GPS location sharing.
Cookies and other technologies that store data locally on your device
When using the app where the services are provided, we will – either directly or through third parties – use different technologies to recognize and learn about you as a user. For example, local storage is used, so you do not have to log in every time you use the app.
In order to quality assure our products, we make statistical analyzes of the profile responses, as well as gather information about web traffic. This information will never be put in connection with the individual user, and consequently has no consequences for you. For research purposes, the data can be anonymized so that they can be securely shared with others without sharing personal information (name, email, IP, geo location, images and texts will be removed).
View of your personal data
Should you wish for access to your personal data, you can sign in to the Venn app on your phone and look at relationship parameters, texts and images you have chosen to upload. To retreive IP addresses and usage patterns associated with your profile, contact Venn support below. The request must be from the e-mail address used on the profile.
Transmission of information to a non-EU / EEA country
We may transfer your personal data, including sensitive personal information, to recipients in a non-EU country. If we transfer your personal information, we enter into agreements and take other measures to secure your data in accordance with applicable law.
Storage and Deletion of Information
We keep your personal information as long as your account is active or as long as it is necessary to fulfill the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. When your personal information is no longer relevant to the purposes for which they have been collected, we will delete or anonymize them, including any logs or other backup information.
You can choose to delete your profile under Settings in the app at any time. You can alternatively choose to delete your profile after 30 days. As it is normal to disable and reactivate the profile sometimes, your profile and related data will be saved for 30 days after the selected date.
Fix, Block or Delete Your Information
You can change your information at any time in your settings in the app.
You may request access to the personal information we have about you in accordance with applicable law. You also have the right to receive this information without consideration, in accordance with the requirements of the law.
In addition, you may request that we correct, block or delete personal information in accordance with our legal obligations.
We maintain routines and measures to ensure that no unauthorized person access your personal data and that all processing of personal information is in accordance with applicable law. These measures include risk assessments and implementation of organizational measures, as well as procedures for handling data and subsequent requests for access, correction, blocking and deletion of personal data.
Abuse of image / identity
If someone has misused your image or identity on the service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review the profile and measures as deletion or exclusion. In case of abuse, we recommend that you report the abuse so that the Police may request access and prosecution of the guilty party.
The data controller
Venn is run by Friendr AS as a data controller.
You also have the right to appeal to the Norwegian Data Inspectorate if you believe that there is a violation of the privacy act.
How to contact us
If you have any questions or concerns regarding these privacy statements, please contact us at email@example.com or at:
O.J. Brochs gate 18
For questions about handling personal information, it is also possible to contact Venn at firstname.lastname@example.org