Protecting your privacy is very important to Chia. Our mission is building a place where all people can express themselves online and this should not come at the price of your privacy.
To provide our Services, we collect:
Our primary purpose for collecting and using information is to deliver quality Content to you, our users. We also collect and use your information for a variety of business purposes, including:
To Provide the Services or Information Requested. This includes using your information to: Fulfill our contract with you;
We may share the information that we have collected from you:
We may engage third party advertising partners to collect information and serve advertising on and through the Services. When you use our Services, these third-party advertising partners may collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, mobile device identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day). These advertising partners may use this information (and similar information collected from other services) for purposes of delivering personalized advertisements to you when you visit our Services and third-party services within their networks. This practice is commonly referred to as “interest-based advertising” or “personalized advertising.” If you prefer not to share your personal information with third-party advertising partners, you may follow the instructions below.
We also use analytics services from Google including Google Analytics for Firebase to collect analytics information on the Services. For more information about Google’s processing of your information, please visit: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. To learn more about how to opt-out of Google Analytics’ use of your information on our website, please visit: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
We may share your information with third parties if you provide us with your consent or if you have expressly requested that we share your information.
We may share personal information with our affiliated companies.
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, financing due diligence, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, purchase or sale of assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction, as permitted by law and/or contract.
We may use third party software development kits (“SDKs”) as part of the functionality of our App. SDKs typically collect your mobile device identifier and information related to your use of the Services. SDKs may allow third parties including analytics and advertising partners to collect your information for various purposes including to provide analytics services and personalized advertising. For more information about the SDKs we use, please contact us as set forth below.
Mobile Devices. We may send you push notifications through our App. You may opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. We may also collect precise location information if you enable such collection via our App. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.
Personalized Advertising. If you would like to opt-out of the advertising and other similar technologies (e.g., cookies) we employ on the Services, you may do so by blocking, disabling, or deleting them as your browser or device permits, including by following the steps set forth below. Please note that you can opt out of personalized advertising, but you will continue to see non-personalized online advertising on the Services and/or other digital properties.
To opt-out of the personalized advertising by certain third parties: please opt-out of personalized advertisement using your account settings on each applicable service. If you do not have any account on a certain service, you likely will not see any personalized advertisements from that service.
The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from advertisers that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at https://optout.networkadvertising.org/, https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ and https://optout.aboutads.info/.
Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications and you must separately opt out in each browser and on each device. “Do Not Track.” Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers when you visit our website.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, visit the “Settings” menu in our mobile application. Once you are in the Settings menu, click “Help Center.” Once you are in the Help Center, the Help Center has a form for receiving inquiries. Please fill out the form with your inquiry or request. Please specify the nature of your request in the email you send. If you have any questions, please contact us as set forth below. Please note that there may be technical limitations that prevent us from fulfilling certain requests. We may carry out deletion requests by de-identifying and/or anonymizing information such that it is no longer personal information.
We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. To protect your privacy, Chia will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request. In order to verify your request, we use an identifier that is unique to your device that has been assigned by our App. If you submit a request in accordance with the instructions listed above, we will automatically receive the identifier. If we do not receive this identifier when you make a request, we will not be able to verify your identity and will deny your request.
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information. By using our Services or providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of our Services. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on our Services, by sending an email to you, or through other means.
This Supplemental Notice for California Residents only applies to our processing of personal information that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of personal information Chia has collected about them and whether Chia disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding 12 months. California residents can find this information below:
|Category of Personal Information Collected by Chia||Category of Third Parties Personal Information is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose|
|Identifiers||Our affiliates, Service providers, Advertising partners|
|Personal information categories listed in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)||Our affiliates, Service providers|
|Protected classification characteristics under California or federal law||Our affiliates, Service providers, Advertising partners|
|Commercial information||Our affiliates, Service providers, Advertising partners|
|Internet or other electronic network activity||Our affiliates, Service providers, Advertising partners|
|Geolocation Data||Our affiliates, Service providers, Advertising partners|
|Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile about a consumer||Our affiliates, Service providers, Advertising partners|
The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using personal information are set forth above. Additional Privacy Rights for California Residents
“Sales” of Personal Information under the CCPA. For purposes of the CCPA, we do not “sell” personal information, nor do we have actual knowledge of any “sale” of personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
Non-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA. Authorized Agent. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. To designate an authorized agent, please contact us as set forth below.
If your personal information is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation or other related legislation, our processing of your personal information is supported by the following lawful bases:
|Performance of a Contract (i.e., to Provide Our Services to You)||Legitimate Interest||Consent||For Compliance with Legal Obligations|
|To Provide the Services or Information Requested||✔||✔||✔|
|To Measure Performance and Carry Out Research||✔||✔||✔|
|For Customer Support||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|For Advertising Purposes||✔||✔|
|For Administrative or Legal Purposes||✔||✔||✔|
Your information may be transferred to, and maintained on, computing equipment located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction including, but not limited to, Japan, the United States of America, or other countries, where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. We endeavor to safeguard your information consistent with the requirements of applicable laws.
Our Services are not directed to children under 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
May 1st 2021