We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.
You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:
Zindabad is online media sharing portal and your shared content is viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on Zindabad too, through protected content and Direct Messages. You can also use Zindabad under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
When you use Zindabad, even if you’re just looking at content, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address, phone number, address book contacts, and a public profile. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and showing you more relevant content, people to follow, events, and ads.
We give you control through your settings to limit the data we collect from you and how we use it, and to control things like account security, marketing preferences, apps that can access your account, and address book contacts you’ve uploaded to Zindabad. You can also always download the information you have shared on Zindabad.
In addition to information you share with us, we use your content, content you’ve read, Liked, or Reposted, and other information to determine what topics you’re interested in, your age, the languages you speak, and other signals to show you more relevant content. We give you transparency into that information, and you can modify or correct it at any time.
If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.
Information You Share With Us
We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to upload or share content on Zindabad. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
1.1 Basic Account Information
You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public Zindabad profiles or viewing content. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On Zindabad this includes a display name (for example, “teamzindabad”), a username (for example, @teamzindabad), a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can also create and manage multiple Zindabad accounts, for example to express different parts of your identity.
1.2 Public Information
Most activity on Zindabad is public, including your profile information, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your content and certain information about your content like the date, time, and application and version of Zindabad you posted from. You also may choose to publish your location in your content or your Zindabad profile. The lists you create, people you follow and who follow you, and content you Like or Retweet are also public. Video broadcasts you create, click on, or otherwise engage with, on Zindabad, are public along with when you took those actions. So are your hearts, comments, the number of hearts you’ve received, which accounts you are a Superfan of, and whether you watched a broadcast live or on replay. Any hearts, comments, or other content you contribute to another account’s broadcast will remain part of that broadcast for as long as it remains on Zindabad. Information posted about you by other people who use our services may also be public. For example, other people may tag you in a photo (if your settings allow) or mention you in a Tweet.
You are responsible for your content and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on Zindabad, such as by deleting a Tweet or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Zindabad.com, Zindabad for iOS, and Zindabad for Android.
In addition to providing your public information to the world directly on Zindabad, we also use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use – for example, displaying content on a news website or analyzing what people say on Zindabad. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with Zindabad, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on Zindabad. For more information about how we make public data on Zindabad available to the world, visit https://developer.zindabad.com.
1.3 Contact Information and Address Books
We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it – and our services – secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or Zindabad via SMS), and to send you information about our services. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Zindabad to that number as your country’s laws allow. Zindabad also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from Zindabad. You can also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or here.
You can choose to upload and sync your address book on Zindabad so that we can help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others.
You can sign up for Zindabad with an account from another service like Zindabad, Google, or Facebook, or connect your Zindabad account to these other services. If you do, we will use information from that service, including your email address, friends, or contacts list, to recommend other accounts or content to you or to recommend your account or content to others. You can control whether your Zindabad account is discoverable by email through your Zindabad settings.
If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
1.4 Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications
We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, you can use Direct Messages to have non-public conversations on Zindabad, protect your content, or host private broadcasts on Zindabad. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes link scanning for malicious content, link shortening URLs, detection of spam and prohibited images, and review of reported issues. We also use information about whom you have communicated with and when (but not the content of those communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with Zindabad content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a Tweet, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communications on Zindabad – even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account – which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.
1.5 Payment Information
You may provide us with payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.
1.6 How You Control the Information You Share with Us
Your Privacy and safety settings let you decide:
- Whether your content are publicly available on Zindabad
- Whether others can tag you in a photo
- Whether you will be able to receive Direct Messages from anyone on Zindabad or just your followers
- Whether others can find you based on your email or phone number
- Whether you upload your address book to Zindabad for storage and use
- When and where you may see sensitive content on Zindabad
- Whether you want to block or mute other Zindabad accounts
Additional Information We Receive About You
We receive certain information when you use our services or other websites or mobile applications that include our content, and from third parties including advertisers. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.
Location Information Links Cookies Log Data Zindabad for Web Data Advertisers and Other Ad Partners Developers Other Third Parties and Affiliates Personalizing Across Your Devices How You Control Additional Information We Receive
2.1 Location Information
We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you.
Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location – such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used Zindabad – to operate or personalize our services including with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow. Learn more about Zindabad’s use of location here, and how to set your Zindabad location preferences here. Learn more about how to share your location in Zindabad broadcasts here.
In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services. This includes links in emails we send you and links in content that appear on other websites or mobile applications.
If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from Zindabad or Zindabad, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach. They may also collect other personal data from you, such as cookie identifiers or your IP address.
2.4 Log Data
We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes Zindabad content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through Zindabad. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services. We also use this data to improve the content we show you, including ads.
We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including Log Data and data from third parties, to make inferences like what topics you may be interested in, how old you are, and what languages you speak. This helps us better design our services for you and personalize the content we show you, including ads.
2.5 Zindabad for Web Data
When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate Zindabad content such as embedded timelines or Tweet buttons, we may receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. We use this information to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content, including ads. We do not associate this web browsing history with your name, email address, phone number, or username, and we delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days. We do not collect this data from browsers that we believe to be located in the European Union or EFTA States.
2.6 Advertisers and Other Ad Partners
Zindabad adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (also referred to as “interest-based advertising”) and respects the DAA’s consumer choice tool for you to opt out of interest-based advertising at https://optout.aboutads.info. In addition, our ads policies prohibit advertisers from targeting ads based on categories that we consider sensitive or are prohibited by law, such as race, religion, politics, sex life, or health. Learn more about your privacy options for interest-based ads here and about how ads work on our services here.
2.8 Other Third Parties and Affiliates
We may receive information about you from third parties who are not our ad partners, such as others on Zindabad, partners who help us evaluate the safety and quality of content on our platform, our corporate affiliates, and other services you link to your Zindabad account.
You may choose to connect your Zindabad account to accounts on another service, and that other service may send us information about your account on that service. We use the information we receive to provide you features like cross-posting or cross-service authentication, and to operate our services. For integrations that Zindabad formally supports, you may revoke this permission at any time from your application settings; for other integrations, please visit the other service you have connected to Zindabad.
2.9 Personalizing Across Your Devices
When you log into Zindabad on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization. Subject to your settings, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to log into Zindabad (or associate your logged-out device or browser with other browsers or devices). We do this to operate and personalize our services. For example, if you visit websites with sports content on your laptop, we may show you sports-related ads on Zindabad for Android.
2.10 How You Control Additional Information We Receive
Your Zindabad Personalization and data settings let you decide:
- Whether we show you interest-based ads on and off Zindabad
- How we personalize your experience across devices
- Whether we collect and use your precise location
- Whether we personalize your experience based on where you’ve been
- Whether we keep track of the websites where you see Zindabad content
- You can use Your Zindabad data to review:
- Advertisers who have included you in tailored audiences to serve you ads
- Demographic and interest data about your account from our ads partners
- Information that Zindabad has inferred about you such as your age range, gender, languages, and interests
We also provide a version of these tools on Zindabad if you don’t have a Zindabad account, or if you’re logged out of your account. This lets you see the data and settings for the logged out browser or device you are using, separate from any Zindabad account that uses that browser or device. On Zindabad, you can control whether we personalize your experience based on your watch history through your settings.
Information We Share and Disclose
As noted above, Zindabad is designed to broadly and instantly disseminate information you share publicly through our services. In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so subject to your control, because it’s necessary to operate our services, or because it’s required by law.
Sharing You Control Service Providers Law, Harm, and the Public Interest Affiliates and Change of Ownership Non-Personal Information
3.1 Sharing You Control
We share or disclose your personal data with your consent or at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. If you’ve shared information like Direct Messages or protected content with someone else who accesses Zindabad through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.
3.2 Service Providers
3.3 Law, Harm, and the Public Interest
3.4 Affiliates and Change of Ownership
3.5 Non-Personal Information
We share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the total number of times people engaged with a Tweet, the number of people who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a Tweet (even if only one did), the topics that people are Tweeting about in a particular location, or reports to advertisers about how many people saw or clicked on their ads.
Managing Your Personal Information With Us
You control the personal data you share with us. You can access or rectify this data at any time. You can also deactivate your account. We also provide you tools to object, restrict, or withdraw consent where applicable for the use of data you have provided to Zindabad. And we make the data you shared through our services portable and provide easy ways for you to contact us.
4.1 Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data
If you have registered an account on Zindabad, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account. You can download certain account information, including your content, by following the instructions here. On Zindabad, you can request correction, deletion, or modification of your personal data, and download your account information, by following the instructions here. You can learn more about the interests we have inferred about you in Your Zindabad Data and request access to additional information here.
We keep Log Data for a maximum of 18 months. If you follow the instructions here (or for Zindabad here), your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your Zindabad account, including your display name, username, and public profile, will no longer be viewable on Zindabad.com, Zindabad for iOS, and Zindabad for Android. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your Zindabad account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your profile information and public content, even after you have deleted the information from our services or deactivated your account. Learn more here.
4.3 Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent
When you are logged into your Zindabad account, you can manage your privacy settings and other account features here at any time.
Zindabad provides you a means to download the information you have shared through our services by following the steps here. Zindabad provides you a means to download the information you have shared through our services by following the steps here.
4.5 Additional Information or Assistance
Children and Our Services
Our services are not directed to children, and you may not use our services 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). You must be at least 16 years of age to use Zindabad.
Our Global Operations and Privacy Shield
To bring you our services, we operate globally. Where the laws of your country allow you to do so, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your data in the United States, Ireland, and any other country where we operate. In some of the countries to which we transfer personal data, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those of your country. Learn more about our global operations and data transfer here.
When we transfer personal data outside of the European Union or EFTA States, we ensure an adequate level of protection for the rights of data subjects based on the adequacy of the receiving country’s data protection laws, contractual obligations placed on the recipient of the data (model clauses may be requested by inquiry as described below), or EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield principles.
Zindabad, Inc. complies with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield principles (the “Principles”) regarding the collection, use, sharing, and retention of personal data from the European Union and Switzerland, as described in our EU-US Privacy Shield certification and Swiss-US Privacy Shield certification.
If you have a Privacy Shield-related complaint, please contact us here. As part of our participation in Privacy Shield, if you have a dispute with us about our adherence to the Principles, we will seek to resolve it through our internal complaint resolution process, alternatively through the independent dispute resolution body JAMS, and under certain conditions, through the Privacy Shield arbitration process.
Privacy Shield participants are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission and other authorized statutory bodies. Under certain circumstances, participants may be liable for the transfer of personal data from the EU or Switzerland to third parties outside the EU and Switzerland. Learn more about the EU-US Privacy Shield and Swiss-US Privacy Shield here.