Posted: April 12, 2015
Thanks for using Lightbox! Here we describe how we collect, use, and handle your information when you use our websites, software, and services ("Services").
What and Why
We collect and use the following information to provide, improve, and protect our Services:
Account. We collect, and associate with your account, information like your name, email address, phone number, payment info, and physical address. Some of our services let you access your accounts and your information with other service providers.
Services. When you use our Services, we process and transmit your files (for example, your photos) and information related to them (for example, location tags in photos). If you give us access to your contacts, we may store those contacts on our servers for you to use. This will make it easy for you to do things like share your stuff, send emails, and invite others to use the Services.
Usage. We collect information from and about the devices you use to access the Services. This includes things like IP addresses, the type of browser and device you use, the web page you visited before coming to our sites, and identifiers associated with your devices. Your devices (depending on their settings) may also transmit location information to the Services.
Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies and pixel tags to provide, improve, protect, and promote our Services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering your username for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our Services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the Services. If our systems receive a DNT:1 signal from your browser, we'll stop using pixels to promote our services on third-party sites accessed via that browser.
We may share information as discussed below, but we won't sell it to advertisers or other third-parties.
Other users. Our Services display information like your name and email address to other users in places like your user profile and sharing notifications. Certain features let you make additional information available to other users.
Law and order. We may disclose your information to third parties if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law; (b) protect any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Lightbox or our users; or (d) protect Lightbox's property rights.
Stewardship of your data is critical to us and a responsibility that we embrace. We believe that our users' data should receive the same legal protections regardless of whether it's stored on our services or on their home computer's hard drive. We'll abide by the following principles when receiving, scrutinizing and responding to government requests for our users' data:
- Be transparent,
- Fight blanket requests,
- Protect all users, and
- Provide trusted services.
Security. We work hard to protect Lightbox and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of information we hold. By using Google's OAuth 2.0 authentication system for user login, we enable you to utilize two-factor authentication and other account security features offered by Google.
Retention. We'll retain information you store on our Services for as long as we need it to provide you the Services. If you delete your account, we'll also delete this information. But please note: (1) there might be some latency in deleting this information from our servers and back-up storage; and (2) we may retain this information if necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce our agreements.
Around the world. To provide you with the Services, we may store, process and transmit information in locations around the world - including those outside your country. Information may also be stored locally on the devices you use to access the Services.
If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition, or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you (for example, by sending a message to the email address associated with your account) of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.
Have questions or concerns about Lightbox, our Services, or privacy? Contact us at email@example.com.