The Information sixwinks Collects
sixwinks may obtain the following types of information from, or concerning, you or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (Personally Identifying Information).
User Provided Information: You provide certain Personally Identifying Information, such as your mobile phone number, push notification name (if applicable), billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to sixwinks when choosing to participate in various uses of the sixwinks Service, such as registering as a user.
In order to provide the sixwinks Service, sixwinks will periodically access your address book or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the mobile phone numbers of other sixwinks users (in-network numbers), or otherwise categorise other mobile phone numbers as “out-network” numbers, When you send a message to someone who doesn’t have the sixwinks Service installed, we will access your contact list and may send your message to their email address.
Cookies Information: When you visit the sixwinks Site, we may send one or more cookies − a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters − to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. sixwinks uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the sixwinks Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Log File Information: When you use the sixwinks Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, the phone number you are requesting the status of, and various status information. When you use the sixwinks Service, our servers log certain general information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system and information about the way you use the Service, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent to and from.
The Information sixwinks Does Not Collect
sixwinks does not collect addresses or other contact information from its users’ mobile address book or contact lists only names and mobile phone numbers − the sixwinks mobile application will associate whatever name the sixwinks user has assigned to the mobile telephone number in his/her mobile address book or contact list −and this occurs dynamically on the mobile device itself and not on sixwinks’s servers and is not transmitted to sixwinks. This means that if you have your friend’s mobile phone number associated with the name ’David’ in your mobile address book, that’s the name that will appear for that mobile phone number in your sixwinks contact list.
The content of messages that have been delivered by the sixwinks Service are not copied, kept or archived by sixwinks in the normal course of business. The sixwinks Service is meant to be an anonymous SMS, using data service through a user’s phone (either via a cell network or wifi). Users type their messages, which are sent via data service to our servers, and routed to the intended recipient, if that recipient is online. If the recipient is not online, the undelivered message is held in sixwinks’s server until it can be delivered. Notwithstanding the above, sixwinks may retain date and time stamp information associated with successfully delivered messages and the mobile phone numbers involved in the messages, as well as any other information which sixwinks is legally compelled to collect. Files that are sent through the sixwinks Service will reside on our servers after delivery for a short period of time, but are deleted and stripped of any identifying information within a short period of time in accordance with our general retention policies.
We do not use or collect information about the precise location of your mobile device.
The Way sixwinks Uses Information
When you submit Personally Identifying Information to us through the sixwinks Site, or sixwinks Service, we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the sixwinks Site and sixwinks Service. In particular, your mobile phone number is essential to your use of the SIXWINKS Service and will be retained. Any Personally Identifying Information that you voluntarily disclose on the sixwinks Service becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by other users of the sixwinks Service (unless such user is blocked by you).
We do not use your mobile phone number or other Personally Identifying Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent, except as part of a specific programme or feature for which you will have the ability to opt in or opt out. We may, however, use your mobile phone number (or email address, if provided) without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major sixwinks Site or sixwinks Service changes or for customer service purposes).
(i) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the sixwinks Service or sixwinks Site;
(ii) provide custom, personalised content and information;
(iii) monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and
(iv) track your entries, submissions, views and such.
When sixwinks Discloses Information
We do not sell or share your Personally Identifying Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent, except as part of a specific programme or feature for which you will have the ability to opt in or opt out.
We may share your Personally Identifying Information with third-party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the sixwinks Service. We may share non-personally-identifying information (such as anonymous user usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the sixwinks Site.
We may collect and release Personally Identifying Information and/or non-personally-identifying information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with laws, international law or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual’s physical safety may be at risk or threatened. sixwinks also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifying Information and/or non-personally-identifying information that sixwinks believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the sixwinks Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of sixwinks, our users or others.
Our Commitment to Data Security
sixwinks uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to sixwinks and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the sixwinks Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, sixwinks makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems.
However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If sixwinks learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. sixwinks may post a notice on the sixwinks Site or through the sixwinks Service if a security breach occurs.
Our Commitment to Childrens’ Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, sixwinks does not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifying Information or non-personally-identifying information on the sixwinks Site or sixwinks Service from persons under 16 years of age, and no part of the sixwinks Service is directed to, or intended to be used by, persons under 16.
If you are under 16 years of age, please do not use the sixwinks Service or access the sixwinks Site at any time or in any manner. If sixwinks learns that Personally Identifying Information of persons under 16 years of age has been collected on the sixwinks Site or sixwinks Service, then sixwinks may deactivate the account and/or make the status submissions inaccessible.
Transfer to Other Countries
Personally Identifying Information collected on or through the Service may be stored and processed in Canada or any other country in which Scissortail or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using the Service, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that sixwinks is acquired by, or merged with, a third-party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganisation, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.
Changes and Updates to This Privacy Notice
Date Last Modified: 31 March 2017