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Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 21, 2015

TOG is a fast and efficient way to receive and search for relevant information. Users can search and receive relevant documents linked to several organisations to support them in their new start.
This privacy policy describes how we (Togather.one and our partners) collect, use, and share your information whenever you use our Services. Those Services include every way you might interact with us: through our websites, mobile applications, and any of our other online products and services that link to this privacy policy.
We may change this privacy policy from time to time. But when we do, we’ll let you know one way or another. Sometimes, we’ll let you know by revising the date at the top of the privacy policy that’s available on our website. Other times, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our websites’ homepages or sending you a notification).

Information We Collect

What You Directly Provide Us

For you to create a basic TOG account, we need to collect a few important details about you: a unique username you’d like to go by, a password, an email address we can contact you at, a phone number, and your age or date of birth. For additional Services beyond the basic TOG account, we may ask you for additional information.. We want you, though, to be in control of your information, so we let you update or correct most of the basic TOG account information by editing your account settings within TOG. And while we hope you’ll remain a lifelong TOG Member, if for some reason you ever want to delete your account, just visit this link; but keep in mind that we may retain certain information in backup for a limited period of time or as required by law.

What You Automatically Provide Us When You Use Our Services

Because TOG receive and search for relevant information, there is some information we collect automatically when you access our Services, which we use to facilitate the broad range of communications offered through our Services, to provide you efficient features and functionality, and to enable all the other purposes described in this privacy policy. We explain all this below:

  • Usage Information. We collect information about your activity and the messages you send and receive through our Services. For example, we collect information such as the time, date, sender, recipient of a message, the number of messages you exchange with organizations, and your interactions with messages (such as when you open a message or capture a screenshot).
  • Device Information. We collect information about your device, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers (including MAC address and IMEI), browser type and language, mobile device phone number, and mobile network information. We also collect certain device information that will help us diagnose problems in the (hopefully rare) event you experience any crash or other problem while using our Services. So, for example, if we detect a crash or other problematic event, we may collect the list of apps on your device and other information about your device’s performance at the time of the event for troubleshooting purposes.
  • Device Phonebook and Photos. Because TOG is all about communicating, we may—with your consent—collect information from your device’s phonebook and photos. We do this so that we can connect you to your associations quickly and intuitively, enhance the Services with additional functionality, and for any other purpose described in this privacy policy. You can always revoke your consent to our ongoing ability to collect information from your device’s phonebook and photos by changing the settings on your device if your device offers that option, or by simply deleting our app from your device (though we hope you’ll never do that).
  • Location Information. With your consent, we collect your device location so that you can use our location-based features, such as message filters and relevant information related to your location, and for any other purpose described in this privacy policy.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. Like most online services, we use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that store information about your use of the Services, which can, among other things, help us see which areas and features of the Services are popular and let us count visits. Web beacons are small pieces of software on a webpage or email that help us see how you interact with that webpage or email. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Keep in mind, though, that removing or rejecting cookies could affect the availability and functionality of our Services.
  • Website Log Information. We collect log file information when you use our websites. That information includes, among other things, your web browser type and language, access times, pages viewed, your IP address.

How We Use Information

What do we do with the information we collect? The short answer is: Provide you with a set of helpful Services that we relentlessly improve. But we do a lot more as well, such as:

  • Provide and deliver the products, services, and functionality that you request, process transactions (messages), and send you related information;
  • Communicate with you. That means just what it says; we may send you communications on behalf of us or other organizations; respond to your comments and questions; provide customer service; and send you technical notices, security alerts, and other informational messages;
  • Monitor and analyze trends and usage;
  • Develop, improve, and refine products, services, and functionality;
  • Personalize the Services by providing features that match user profiles or interests. For instance, when you set up an account we may pre-populate certain account information based on the information we collect about you from other users;
  • Verify your identity and prevent fraud or other unauthorized or illegal activity; and
  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected. Where Information Is Processed
  • TOG is based in the European Union. Although we welcome TOGers from all over the world, keep in mind that no matter where you live or where you happen to use our Services, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the E.U. and other countries. We want you to know this because the laws of the European Countries and those of other countries where your information is processed might not be the same as laws in the country where you live. And while you’re in another country, know that your information may be made available to government or law enforcement requests.

    How We Share Information

    Here’s the type of information we may share about you with others and how we do so:

    • When you send a message, your recipients will see your username and, of course, whatever your message says or shows (whether that’s a photo, video, text). When you view content that another TOG user has sent you, we will let the sender know that you saw it
    • When other users view your profile, they will be able to view profile information, including your username, and, depending on your settings, your name.
    • We may share information about you with partners who perform services on our behalf.
    • With respect to jointly offered Services or functionality or services offered separately by other companies through our Services, we may share information about you with partners to provide the Services and functionality you request and to communicate with you about those Services;
    • We may share information about you in response to legal process or a request for information if we believe disclosure is consistent with, or required by, any applicable law, rule, or regulation; to investigate or remedy potential violations of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of us, our users, or others.
    • The Services may also contain third-party links. Example : a local association could have a specific website you could get registered through TOG. By going to those links or by using a co-branded or third-party-branded Service, you may be providing personal information directly to the third party, us, or both. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for how those third parties collect or use your information. As always, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of every third-party website or service that you visit or use, including those third parties you interact with through our Services.

      Children

      We don’t direct our Services to anyone under 18. And that’s why we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 18.

      Cookies Policy

      This Policy covers our use of cookies, IP addresses, and other technologies.

      What are Cookies?

      Cookies and other online tracking technologies are small bits of data or code that are used to identify your devices when you use and interact with our websites and other services. They are often used for remembering your preferences, to identify popular news stories, and remember you’re logged in, allowing you to comment on stories.

      What Cookies do we use and how do we use them?

      Essential cookies and similar technologies

      These are vital for the running of our services on our websites and apps. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example, we use these cookies to tell if you’re logged in to your account, which allows extra functionality, such as post donations and answer messages.

      Functional preference cookies and similar technologies

      These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences, and allow us to remember things like language, your username (so you can log in faster), text size, and location, so we can show you relevant content to where you are. They allow us to customize the services you have accessed. We also use these cookies to provide you with services such as video clips.

      Tracking, cookies and similar technologies

      We use these types of technologies to provide informations that are more relevant to your interests.
      We may also use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with informations based on your location, offers you click on, and other similar interactions with our websites and apps.

      Web beacons

      These are bits of data that count the number of users who access a website or webpage and can also allow us to see if a cookie has been activated. Web beacons used on web pages or in emails allow us to see how successful an article has been or that an email message was successfully delivered and read in an information campaign. Web beacons are also used to verify any clicks through to links or informations contained in emails. We may use this information to help us identify which emails are more interesting to you (this information is aggregated and does not identify you individually).

      Flash cookies

      We may, in certain situations, use Adobe Flash Player to deliver special content, such as video clips or animation. To improve your user experience, Local Shared Objects (commonly known as Flash cookies) are used to provide functions such as remembering your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through an interface different from the one provided by your web browser.

      Tracking URLs

      Tracking URLs are a special web link that allows us to measure when a link is clicked on. They are used to help us measure the effectiveness of campaigns and informations and the popularity of articles that are read.

      We also use cookies and similar technologies:

      When you access and interact with our services cookies may collect certain information about those visits. For example, in order to permit your connection to our websites, our servers receive and record information about your computer, device, and browser, including potentially your IP address, browser type, other software or hardware information, and your geographic location.

      If you access our services from a mobile device

      We may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device, geo-location data, and other transactional information for that device. We may also use the unique identifier to validate free access, for example.

      Usage of services

      To collect, use and store information about your usage of our services, websites and apps, such as pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run, and informations you have seen or interacted with.

      To provide relevant content

      The content on our websites and in our communications with you may be adjusted depending on what we know about the content, products and services that you like. This means we can highlight content and articles that we believe will be of interest to you. We provide personalisation by using cookies, IP addresses, web beacons, URL tracking and mobile app settings.

      Mobile applications

      By downloading our apps, we will require access to the following services on your device: unique identifier (UDID), MAC address or other applicable device identifier and location. Other services may also be required in order for the apps to function. We may use this information to validate free access. Our apps may also provide push notifications to your device. You may control these through using the tools on your device.

      Managing cookies

      Most modern browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser.

      Controlling OBA cookies

      The "Your Online Choices" website http://www.youronlinechoices.com provides more information about controlling cookies. It also provides informations of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

      Controlling Flash cookies

      You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, at http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/privacy.html.

      Controlling web beacons

      You can prevent web beacons from tracking your activity, although you won’t be able to decline receiving them in emails. For information about managing your cookie options, please click here. http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

      Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content, or personalisation available on our websites, or apps.