Privacy Policy

Last revised May 2017

Please read this privacy policy carefully before using either site or the services.

OFFERED BY BONFYRE INC., A DELAWARE CORPORATION (“BONFYRE”) AND THE OPERATOR OF WWW.BONFYREAPP.COM AND OF WWW.MY.BONFYREAPP.COM (each, a “Site” and, collectively, the “Sites”). By using either Site or the Services (as defined in the Terms of Use) you consent to this Privacy Policy and to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described herein. Please see the Terms of Use for additional provisions governing your use of the Sites and Services.

Collection

General Information

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. 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 either Site and/or our Services and browser information.

Location Information

If you have chosen to enable location services, we automatically receive your location. We do not collect any location information in the background when you are not directly using the Services. We do not share location information with other users of the Services or third parties unless you explicitly do so as part of your use of the Services – such as by sharing your location with others in a Bonfyre or by entering other content with regard to a Bonfyre which is shared with friends or other participants in the particular Bonfyre.

 Aggregate Information

We also track statistics internally in aggregate across each Site. These statistics sometimes include personally identifiable information such as your device’s unique identification number (UDID) to indicate unique users and usage.

Use and Sharing

As part of your use of the Services, you may share content with other users who sponsored or organized, or were or become a part of, a particular Bonfyre you participated in. You are in complete control over what content you choose to share, and the only users that can see your content through the Services are those who were or become a part of the particular Bonfyre you shared the content with.

While we restrict the sharing of content through 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 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 either Site 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 the 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, so we encourage you to be mindful of who you are sharing with on the application at all times.

Certain Bonfyres (“sponsored Bonfyres”) may be sponsored by entities (“sponsors”) which may intend commercial use of the content you choose to share in such Bonfyre. Sponsors may choose to pre-populate a sponsored Bonfyre with objects (such as agendas, lists etc.) and other content, as well as to share content during the sponsored Bonfyre. In addition, content you choose to share (as well as content from other participants and other information with regard to the sponsored Bonfyre and the participants) may be shared with the sponsor as well as the participants.  The sponsor’s use of any such content or information is solely the sponsor’s responsibility and 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. We cannot be responsible for how the sponsor or any other participant in the sponsored Bonfyre will make use of content you choose to share in any such Bonfyre you choose to join (or of any such other content or information). The sponsor of a sponsored Bonfyre in which you participate (and, with the permission of the sponsor of the Bonfyre,  others) may have access to your user specific data with regard to your use of the Services as well as to the analyses,  NPID and/or aggregate user data referred to below. The sponsor may also request during or after your sign up for a sponsored Bonfyre that you opt-in or agree to specific terms and conditions and/or a privacy policy for the sponsored Bonfyre. We are not responsible for any such terms, conditions or policies and we encourage you to review the same carefully before agreeing or opting-in to them. We may also elect to terminate a sponsored Bonfyre, in which event all content posted to the Bonfyre will be deleted. We encourage you to be mindful of which Bonfyres you choose to join and who and what you are sharing with through the Services.

The sponsor of a sponsored Bonfyre in which you participate (or are expected to participate) may also provide certain personal information about you – such as your name, email address or phone number. The sponsor’s providing such personal information is solely the sponsor’s responsibility.

We employ other companies and people to perform services on our behalf or to you and sometimes may need to share your information with them. 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.
We may ourselves (and may also work with third parties to) compile aggregated 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 the results of such analyses and other NPID in our business – such as: to measure interest in the various areas of our Services and Sites, for development and/or marketing purposes, to improve 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 ourselves (and may work with others to) compile and perform statistical and other analyses on user specific data and may share 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.
We use cookies (a small text file placed on your computer to identify it and browser) and/or similar technologies to record log data and to improve the experience of our Sites and Services. We may use both session based and persistent cookies. In addition to our own cookies, we may use third party cookies – such as Google Analytics website analytics. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions of our Sites or all functionality of our Services. We do not currently recognize or respond to a Do Not Track signal.

If we engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, sale of some or all of our assets or similar transaction or proceeding, a transfer of information described in this Privacy Policy may occur.

Security

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 transmission on the Internet or on a network is 100% secure, so we cannot make a guarantee. Take care to manage access to the computers and devices where you are logged into Bonfyre.
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 website (or the Bonfyre® App via your mobile device) and editing your account profile. Generally, we will not manually modify your personal information because it is very difficult to verify your identity remotely. You must promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.

Deleting Accounts

Should you ever decide to delete your Bonfyre account, just login to your account on the my.bonfyreapp.com website (or the Bonfyre® App via your mobile device) and click “delete account” from the settings page. If you choose to terminate your account, all of your personally identified User Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) and profile will be removed from public viewing within a reasonable time period. You may have the option to download copies of all the content you shared with Bonfyre for your personal use. Even after you remove information from your account or profile, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent you had shared it with others. In addition, we do retain personal information from closed accounts in order to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law. 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 or information in respect of 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.

Updates

Every now and then we need to make changes to our Privacy Policy to account for new features and more. The current Privacy Policy is available at https://bonfyreapp.com/privacy-policy/ and at https://my.bonfyreapp.com/privacy-policy . It is your responsibility to check the Privacy Policy periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of any changes to the Privacy Policy constitutes acceptance of those changes.

For questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at support@bonfyreapp.com.