Last Updated: November 11, 2014
VHEDZ is operated by Akabe5, LLC, a California limited liability company (“Akabe5”). We respect our users’ right to privacy, and believe that you have the right to know how we collect and use the information gathered via the VHEDZ App, the “Site” with the URL of www.vhedz.com and the services (“Services”) accessed via the Site and / or the App.
By using this App and / or the Site you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content, including photos, comments and other materials (collectively, "User Content"), to the App and / or the Site and to share User Content publicly. This means that you may not have a reasonable expectation of privacy in the content that you choose to share on the App and / or the Site.
Information Collected and Its Use
VHEDZ receives information provided by you to us directly through your use of the App and / or the Site. This includes information such as your username, password, and email address when you register an account; any profile information you may provide; your User Content which you post to the App and / or the Site; and communications between you and VHEDZ.
Additionally, we automatically collect certain types of information when you use our App and / or the Site. This includes:
Analytics and Metadata
We utilize third-party analytic tool providers to help us improve the App. These collect and compile general, aggregated data sent from your device. This data may include web pages visited, browser add-ons, and similar information. The data gathered by these tools is aggregated for analysis so that it cannot be linked back to individual Users.
Metadata is the technical information generated when you create User Content. It may include the author, time of creation, and the format of a piece of content. You may add or have Metadata added to your User Content through hashtags, geotags, comments, and similar data.
Log Data, Cookies, and Other Identifiers
Your web browser automatically reports certain types of information when you visit our App. This includes your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referral pages and URLs, and similar information. We may also collect similar information regarding messages opened and links clicked in our email correspondence with you in order to improve future interactions.
Additionally, we may store and access cookies and similar data files on your device which link your device to you and help us evaluate how Services are provided to you on our App and / or Site. Some of these Services are run by third party vendors.
VHEDZ uses the information it collects about you in the following manner:
- To process your transactions within the App and / or the Site;
- To create and manage your membership account;
- To provide you with customer service;
- To execute research and analysis with the goal of improving our products and Services; and
- To communicate with you about new products and / or Services, your transactions, about joining the Site as a member, about purchases, and about invoices.
Public information on your profile: all VHEDZ Users who search or follow you will be able to see the information and content you make available on your public profile.
Information you share with your friends: those with whom you choose to connect with as fellow users on the App and / or the Site will be able to see information that is not publicly available on your profile. This information may include your location, contact information, links to your other social media accounts, a list of your friends, content that you post, and comments that you submit on the App and or the Site.
Please remember that individuals reading this information may use it or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in comments, posts, or other content that you make available on the App and / or the Site.
Other Transfers of Information
VHEDZ uses the credit card and debit card numbers you enter into your account to process payments for the online or offline purchases you make using the App and / or the Site. VHEDZ may provide this data to third parties in order to process such purchases.
VHEDZ may provide general, combined statistics about its customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related App information to reputable third parties, including its third party web designers and developers. These statistics are aggregated and include no personal information. VHEDZ does not transfer the personal information you provide on the App or the Site to third parties.
We will not rent or sell your information to a third party outside of VHEDZ and our affiliated companies without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.
We will also retain and share information to comply with any relevant laws, regulations, and enforceable government requests.
VHEDZ is committed to ensuring the security of your information. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure that the information we do have is used appropriately, we have effectuated appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial safeguards for the information we collect via our App and Site. Please note that no data transmission via the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be one hundred percent (100%) secure, and information you choose to share with us is provided at your own risk despite the efforts that we take to ensure its security on our computer systems.
Notification of Changes
Acceptance of Terms
Links to External Sites
You may contact VHEDZ as follows:
The United States Federal Trade Commission has jurisdiction to hear claims regarding possible unfair or deceptive practices and violations of laws or regulations governing privacy. You can also file a complaint online with the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at http://www.ifccfbi.gov, if you feel that you have been the victim of Internet fraud. Any improper collection or misuse of information provided via the App is a violation of our Terms and Conditions and should be reported to firstname.lastname@example.org.