Bublup Privacy Policy

Version 2017.0915

Thank you for your interest in Bublup! We know you value your privacy, and we want to be completely transparent about the data we receive and/or retain, how we use it, and how you can manage your privacy.

Please review our Privacy Policy below and let us know if you have any questions. We tried to find the right balance between privacy and functionality, but if you are not comfortable with any part of the policy, please simply stop using our software and send us an email about your concerns (see www.bublup.com for contact info).

This policy applies to all our products and services, including our applications, extensions, and mobile apps, which we will collectively refer to as our “software.”

What information do we receive and/or retain and how do we use it?

Account / profile information
When you sign up for a Bublup account, we receive and retain your profile information. Profile information can include your name, username, email address, and similar information. You might also choose to provide account information from companies like Facebook or Google in order to sign into Bublup. We associate your profile information with your account, and we use it to tailor our software to you. In some cases, Bublup shares your profile information with trusted third-parties solely to process your requests while using our software. For example, your profile information may be necessary to complete your purchases and other financial transactions. In these cases, all sharing and processing will be in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures. Please note that Bublup will never sell your profile information.
Stuff you save
Bublup provides a way for you to save all your stuff in one place, including links to your favorite web pages, notes, photos, and files. We store this information so that we can provide it back to you when you need it, no matter where you are. You can also share your saved stuff with other people, in which case we will transmit it to them upon your request. We never share your privately saved information with other users unless you ask us to (e.g., you want to email a document to a friend).

Bublup also uses the links to public web pages that our users save to drive our suggestion engine. The suggestion engine provides anonymous suggestions to Bublup users to help them discover interesting and relevant content. While our suggestions never identify the user(s) that saved a particular link, we recommend that you exercise caution when saving links to web pages that comprise personal or sensitive information if those web pages are not secured by a password.
Financial information
For certain Bublup features involving financial transactions, we receive information about the transaction like your credit or debit card number, other card information, and billing information. We and our trusted third-party service providers use this information strictly for processing your transaction in a secure manner. We do not use your financial information for any other purpose.
Technical information
Bublup wants to provide a high-quality user experience. We think that means offering content that is customized to your interests and preferences, making our software easy and convenient to use, and quickly resolving any issues that you may encounter. To achieve these goals, we use and sometimes retain certain technical information related to your interactions with our software. Whenever possible, we disassociate this technical information from your account so that it cannot be linked back to you. Please see the list below for an explanation of what we do with technical information.
Web pages that you visit using the Bublup mobile app
We receive and use information about the web pages you visit to provide suggestions. We do not retain any of your browsing history on our servers, but your mobile device retains this information so that you can easily return to previously visited pages. Your mobile device deletes your browsing history when you sign out of Bublup, and you can also manually delete this information at any time while using the software.

Web pages that you visit while running our software with your computer’s browser
We receive and use information about the web pages you visit to provide suggestions, but we do not retain any of your browsing history on our servers. Your browser, however, may retain this information. Please consult the documentation for your browser to learn how your information may be saved and how you can manage this information.

GPS Location Information
We do not presently receive, use, or retain GPS location information. In the future, we may offer location-based services. At that time, we will revise this policy accordingly.

IP Address
We receive and retain your IP address in our logs for troubleshooting purposes, but not in a way that can be linked back to you.

Cookies and Other Data Stored on Your Computer or Mobile Device
We use cookies and similar types of data stored on your local device to make using our software more convenient for you. Particularly, we may store a special code or token on your device to remember that you have signed into a Bublup application or mobile app, so that you don’t have to sign in each time you use it. We also use information stored on your device to better understand how people collectively use our software. For example, we may use third-party services common in the industry (e.g., Google Analytics) to help us calculate anonymous and aggregated usage statistics (e.g., 1,000 people saved the same link over a one-hour period).

Characteristics of Your Browser, Computer, and/or Mobile Device
We receive and use characteristics about your browser (e.g. Chrome or Safari), computer (e.g. Windows or MacOS), and/or mobile device (e.g. Android or iOS) to help us troubleshoot problems and improve our software and services. We retain this information in an anonymous format.

Email Addresses for People With Whom You Share Content
Our software enables you to easily share content with other people, including via email. For your convenience, we receive and retain the email addresses for the people you email so that you can more easily email them in the future. We do not use or share this information for any other purpose.
Support information
When you contact Bublup, we may receive, use, and retain information about you (e.g. contact info) to troubleshoot issues with our software or your account. We may also use your contact information to notify you of upcoming changes or improvements in our software.

Other limited ways we may share your information

In very limited circumstances, Bublup may share your information (including profile information, information you have saved, and other information that you may consider private) with trusted third-parties for reasons other than those discussed above. Particularly:
  • We may retain your information on servers that we do not own. For example, we may use cloud service providers to securely maintain your information. These providers are legally obligated to act in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  • We may share your information with trusted third-parties to: (a) conform to or comply with the law; (b) enforce our Terms of Service, including the investigation of potential violations; (c) detect, prevent, or address fraud, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Bublup, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.
Additionally, Bublup may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information (e.g., “50% of our users use an Apple device”) publicly and with our business partners.

Lastly, if Bublup is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of your information and give affected users notice before transferring or subjecting your information to a different privacy policy.

How can you manage your privacy?

You can access and change information in your profile page at any time. You can also close your account entirely by sending an email to info@bublup.com. When you close your account, we will deactivate it and remove your private information from Bublup. We may, however, retain archived copies of your information for a commercially reasonable period of time.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while using Bublup’s software, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You also have the option of refusing all cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, rejecting cookies may affect your ability to use the software as intended and with all of its functionality.

Your browser or device may also have other capabilities for managing your privacy. For more information about these capabilities, please consult the information provided by the device or software provider.

Mobile Platform Permissions

The Android and iOS mobile platforms identify certain types of data (e.g., call logs, contacts, SMS messages, etc.) that mobile apps cannot access without your permission. These platforms will alert you the first time the Bublup mobile app wants permission to access certain types of data, and you may choose to consent to that request.

Children’s Personal Information

Bublup is not for children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy@bublup.com.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Bublup may change this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice to you, but we will post all changes on our website. If you continue to use Bublup after the changes take effect, you agree to the terms of the revised policy.