Last revised June, 2018
We receive and store personal information that you or others may provide us. “Personal Information” is defined as any information collected and stored under your name or that could be used to identify you. In addition, we receive and store log data (including information which your browser sends when you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you are using it, such as browser type and settings, date and time of a request and cookie data), device information (including device type, operating system, device settings, unique device identifiers and crash data) and usage data and use information regarding your use of any of the Sites and/or our Services and browser information. This information helps us provide the Sites and/or the Services and may also be used for various internal purposes (such as development and improving the Sites and/or the Services).
We do not currently collect location information. In the event that in the future we collect location information, then if you have chosen to enable location services, we would automatically receive your location when you use the Services. In the event that, in the future, we collect location information this information helps us provide the Sites and/or the Services and may also be used for various internal purposes (such as development and improving the Sites and/or the Services).
We track aggregate statistics internally across particular Bonfyres and We track aggregate statistics internally across particular Bonfyres and across larger portions of the Sites and/or the Services. These statistics sometimes include Personal Information such as your device’s unique identification number (“UDID”) to indicate unique users and usage. This information helps us track and analyze usage and performance of the Sites and/or the Services.
The Sponsor of a Sponsored Bonfyre (defined below) you choose to participate in may provide Bonfyre with information (including Personal Information) with regard to the participants and proposed participants in the Sponsored Bonfyre. Such information is used for purposes of organizing the applicable Sponsored Bonfyre and for providing the associated Services in connection therewith. The Sponsor is solely responsible for providing such information and for the use thereof.
Bonfyre stores all data (including Personal Information) in the United States.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION (EEA USERS AND VISITORS ONLY)
If you are a visitor/user located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), Bonfyre’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Information will depend on the Personal Information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. However, we will normally collect Personal Information from you only where we have your consent to do so or where we need the Personal Information to perform a contract with you (or, in the case of Sponsored Bonfyres in which you are a participant or a proposed participant, with the applicable Sponsor), or where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your data protection interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect Personal Information from you (or from the Sponsor of a Sponsored Bonfyre). As noted above, the Sponsor of a Sponsored Bonfyre is solely responsible for any information (including Personal Information) it provides and for the use thereof.
Use & Sharing
We may use your Personal Information to communicate with you concerning Bonfyres you choose or may wish to join (and with respect to Sponsored Bonfyres in which you are a participant or proposed participant), the Sites and/or the Services generally (including existing and proposed features) and your use of the Sites and/or the Services.
We may also use your Personal Information to send information or Bonfyre® content to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means and send you marketing communications relating to our business and may promote use of our services to you and share promotional and information content with you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such marketing and promotional communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of such communications. You may also opt out from receiving commercial email from us by sending your request to us by email at email@example.com. Please be aware that, even after you opt out from receiving commercial messages from us, you will continue to receive administrative messages as well as communications referred to in the preceding paragraph.
As part of your use of the Sites or the Services, you may share text, photo, video and other content (“Content”) with other users who sponsored, organized, or participate in), a particular Bonfyre you participate in. This may include two person Bonfyres created using the direct messaging function as well as Bonfyres created using the other functions of the Sites or the Services. You control what Content you choose to share, and, except as described below for Sponsored Bonfyres you choose to participate in, the only users that can see your Content through the Sites or the Services are those who were or become a part of (or participate in) the particular Bonfyre you shared the Content with.
While we restrict the sharing of Content through the Sites or the Services to the users in the applicable Bonfyre, we do not control, and cannot restrict, what use users in a Bonfyre may make of the Content other than through their use of the Sites or the Services – for example, participants in a particular Bonfyre may use the Sites or the Services to download the Content relating to that Bonfyre to their devices and thereafter distribute the Content to others directly from their device without making use of any of the Sites or the Services (via email, SMS, posting on a third party website or app, etc.) and we are not responsible for any such use. In addition, the sponsor or organizer of a Bonfyre may elect to terminate the Bonfyre, in which event all Content posted to that Bonfyre will be deleted.
We do not provide an option to share photos, messages and other Content in a public, search engine indexable website we control. Should you choose to share your Content with third party websites or applications or via email or SMS, we are not responsible for any such use. Bonfyre encourages you to be mindful of who you are sharing with at all times.
Third-party Service Providers
We may employ third party service providers (such as Amazon Web Services) and sometimes may need to share your information (including Personal Information) with them. Except in the case of Sponsored Bonfyres, the services involved are in connection with providing the Sites and the Services to users generally and/or with making (or maintaining) the functionality, reliability and/or availability of the Sites and/or the Services. Any service providers we work with must agree not to access or use any information or data they may have access to other than to provide the services specifically requested and keep said information confidential.
Aggregate Data Generally.
We may (and may also work with third parties to) compile aggregated, coded, anonymous and/or de-identified data (“NPID”) with respect to particular Bonfyres or across larger portions of the Sites and/or the Services and to perform statistical and other analyses of this data and user behavior. We may use such NPID, the results of such analyses and other NPID in our business for a variety of purposes – such as: to measure interest in the various areas of our Services and Sites, for development and/or marketing purposes, to improve the Sites and/or the Services, to develop new products, to launch new services and to inform and provide reports and analyses to Sponsors, customers and others.
In addition, we may (and may work with others to) compile and perform statistical and other analyses on user specific data and may share such data and the results of such analyses and other NPID and/or aggregate user data with the Sponsor of the Bonfyre and, with the permission of the Sponsor of the Bonfyre, with others. The Sponsor of a Sponsored Bonfyre in which you participate (or are expected to participate) may also have access (and may allow others to have access) to user specific data as referred to above.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request or to protect the safety, property or rights of Bonfyre or others.
Your Bonfyre account Personal Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately, and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
We take reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect Personal Information. However, no data on the Internet or on a network is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information. In the event that we are required by law to inform you of any unauthorized access to your personal information, we may choose to notify you electronically, in writing, or by telephone at our sole discretion.
Accessing, Reviewing, and Changing Personal Information
You can see, review, and change most of your Personal Information by logging into the my.bonfyreapp.com Site (or the Bonfyre application via your mobile device) and editing your account profile. Generally, we will not manually modify your Personal Information because it is difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your Personal Information if it changes or is inaccurate.
In addition, if you are a participant in a Sponsored Bonfyre, the continued use by the Sponsor of the applicable Sponsored Bonfyre of any such Content in respect to the Sponsored Bonfyre is not necessarily affected by deletion of your account and, as noted above, is solely the Sponsor’s responsibility. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Sponsor’s policies with regard to Content and privacy for any sponsored Bonfyre you elect to join.
Special Provision Applicable to Certain Schools and Teachers
If you are a school or teacher in the United States and want your students, who are over 18, to use the Service, including in conjunction with the establishment of a Bonfyre account for the school or a group of students at the school, you are responsible for complying with the U.S. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA“).