Privacy Policy (Effective 6/2015)


The “Nawkr” services and mobile app, provided by Nawkr, Inc., (collectively, the “Services”) offer users a forum to interact with other Nawkr users in the same area, in order post and share comments, and to respond to comments posted by others. The forum is used to Chat, share location, and provide information to other Nawkr users. In this Privacy Policy (“Policy”), we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about users of our Services, which are available via mobile applications offered in the Apple app store. Your use of our Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service (“Terms”), including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes, which is available under our “Terms” and incorporated by reference into this Policy. What Information Do We Collect About You and Why? Account Information. When you download and use our mobile app, you choose a username, and we collect your name, email address, and Facebook profile picture. Additional Facebook information may be collected for purposes of age verification, group affiliations, as allowed by Facebook API’s. We also collect the following information: Geolocation Data. We ask you to share you location information from your mobile device. If you choose not to, the Services will not function. Location information is used to filter Live feed contact, and to allow communication with Users within chosen “Area Preference,” and as explained below.

Your Content and Usage.

We collect the content you submit to the Services (posts, replies and comments), as well as information about when you submitted the content, when it was viewed, and other activities. Information We Collect Automatically. We may automatically collect the following information about your use Services: access time, device ID, application ID or other unique identifier; domain name, IP address, screen views; geolocation data (with your permission); language information; device name and model; operating system information; your activities within the Services; and the length of time that you are logged in. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you.

Social Media Sites

You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and promote us on other social media sites. We collect information about who has liked us or followed us. However, we don’t associate your social media account with your Nawkr account. You may also share Nawkr content through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts. How We Use Your Information. In general, we use the information we collect about you to provide and operate the Services, respond to your requests, and to provide customer service and technical support. We may also use your information: To place your content within “Area Preference” so that you can post and review content based on your current location To tailor the information that we may send or display to you, offer location customization, send you push notifications and alerts, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services. To send you notices. To display advertising, including advertising that is targeted to you based on your location, as well as your Nawkr use and activities. To better understand how users access and use our Site and Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our Site and Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes. How We Share Your Information. You cannot control who views your content. So, if you don’t want to share something publicly, don’t post it. Nawkr is a social network, and the content you post may be shared with and viewable by others. We identify you by name and contact information to other Nawkr users. Further, your identify and content from your posts and how you share content can be posted and distributed to third party sites by other Users. The information we collect about you, including personally identifiable information, may be shared as follows:

Nawkr Users.

Any information that you post, including comments, replies and other information may become public. We cannot control how your information is used by others. Your posts are available to all other users. Users can also freely share any Nawkr content, no matter who posted it, though other third party sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf. Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the other company. Third Parties and Business Partners. We may share the information we gather about you and other users with our third party business partners, including advertisers. For example, if you post content that mentions one of our business partners, we may share that content with them. As noted, we collect name and contact information.

In Response to Legal Process.

We also may disclose the information we collect about you in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process. We collect your name and contact information, we may share your IP address or other identifier, your location information, and/or any other information we have collected about you and your device.

To Protect Us and Others.

We also may disclose the information we collect from you where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Use or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Nawkr is involved. Aggregate and DeIdentified Information. We may also share aggregate or deidentified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

Invite Contacts

You can choose to “Share Nawkr” by inviting contacts via email, text or other means. You choose what contacts to invite and when to invite them. If you invite a contact, we will generate a message with the Nawkr download URL included, which you can choose to send via your mobile device.

Your Posts

You can delete content you have posted (including replies). Content you delete will be hidden from other users. However, Nawkr may maintain a copy of such content in our records. All posts are deleted after 7 days from view by other Nawkr users. The Settings & Preferences options on the Nawkr app, allow further customization regarding posts.

 Push Notifications/Alerts

We may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device.

Third Party Analytics

 We may use automated devices and applications, included those offered by third parties to evaluate usage of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. We may share your Nawkr user information with these third parties.

Third Party Ads

We may display ads to you (including inapp ads), and we may target those ads based on your location, your Nawkr activities, “Connect for” choices, groups, following, chat content, and other criteria.

ThirdParty Links

Our Services may contain links to thirdparty websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites.

Minors

 You must be at least 17 to use our Services. Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

 Contact Us

 If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at nawkrteam@nawkr.com. Changes to this Policy This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site, at http://nawkr.com. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, providing notice in our mobile app, and/or by email.