Privacy Notice

Cirkl LLC. ("Cirkl") provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Cirkl Site, Cirkl Software and/or the Cirkl Service. If you do not agree to our practices, please do not use the Cirkl Site, Cirkl Software, or Cirkl Service.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Cirkl Terms of Service. Your use of the Cirkl Site, Cirkl Software and the Cirkl Service and any personal information you provide on the Cirkl Site or Cirkl Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

Please note that any User Activities or other content posted at the direction or discretion of users of the Cirkl Service becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?
This Privacy Policy is part of Cirkl’s Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including personally identifying information, obtained by Cirkl, including information obtained when you access the Cirkl’s Site, use the Cirkl Service or any other software provided by Cirkl.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Cirkl does not own or control, or to individuals whom Cirkl does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which Cirkl may disclose user information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

The Information Cirkl CollectsCirkl may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifying Information”):

User Provided Information:   You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your mobile phone number and mobile device information to Cirkl when choosing to participate in various uses of the Cirkl Service, such as registering as a user, updating your RSVP status or requesting RSVP status from Cirkl members. In order to provide the Cirkl Service, Cirkl will periodically access your address book or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the mobile phone numbers of other Cirkl users (“registered” numbers), or otherwise categorize other mobile phone numbers as “unregistered” numbers.

Location Information: Cirkl uses Google Maps’ Place Autocomplete API for auto completion of the location which is bound by Google’s Privacy Policy available at . If location is specified for a cirkl, Cirkl stores the location information at the server which helps to show cirkl location to other users . Also, if the user allows permission to use the location service of the device, for better overall user experience, the Cirkl also stores the location information where from a cirkl is created or updated from. The Cirkl also sends the current device location to the server for determining and showing relevant Cirkls near to the user.

Cookies Information: When you visit the Cirkl Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Cirkl uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Cirkl Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use the Cirkl Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of and various status information. When you use the Cirkl Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.

The Way Cirkl Uses Information
If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through the Cirkl Site, or Cirkl Service, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Cirkl Site and Cirkl Service. In particular, your mobile phone number is essential to your use of the Cirkl Service and will be retained. Any billing information that may be collected from you will be deleted thirty (30) days after the termination of your account with Cirkl. Any Personally Identifiable Information or status content that you voluntarily disclose on the Cirkl Service becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by other users of the Cirkl Service (unless such user is blocked by you). Your name (as it is saved in other user's mobile phone address book or contact list) may be displayed to other users when you update your status messages through the Cirkl Service and other users may contact you through the Cirkl Service. We do not use your mobile phone number or other Personally Identifiable Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your mobile phone number (or email address, if provided) without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Cirkl Site or Cirkl Service changes or for customer service purposes). We may use both your Personally Identifiable Information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Cirkl Site and Cirkl Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. Hopefully we improve the Cirkl Site and Service and don't make it worse. We may use cookies and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the Cirkl Service or Cirkl Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (d) track your entries, submissions, views and such.

We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as mobile phone number) with other third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the Cirkl Service. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Cirkl Site. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual’s physical safety may be at risk or threatened. Cirkl also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Cirkl believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Cirkl Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Cirkl, our users or others. For personalizing the Cirkl service we may also collect user's interests by learning how the user has been using the Cirkl service in the past.

Your Choices
You may, of course, decline to submit Personally Identifiable Information through the Cirkl Site or the Cirkl Service, in which case Cirkl may not be able to provide certain services to you. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, please delete your account, uninstall the Cirkl mobile application and discontinue use of the Cirkl Service; your continued usage of the Cirkl Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as SMS authentication in certain cases) to verify your identity before registering your mobile phone number and granting you access to the Cirkl Service. Please contact Cirkl via email to or available web forms with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.

Our Commitment To Data Security
Cirkl uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Cirkl and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Cirkl Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, Cirkl makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Cirkl learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Cirkl may post a notice on the Cirkl Site or through the Cirkl Service if a security breach occurs.

Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, no part of the Cirkl Service is directed to or intended to be used by persons under 16. If you are under 16 years of age, then please do not use the Cirkl Service or access the Cirkl Site at any time or in any manner.

Special Note to International Users
The Cirkl Site and Service are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are a user accessing the Cirkl Site and Service from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Cirkl Site and Service, which are governed by Massachusetts law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you expressly consent to that transfer and consent to be governed by Massachusetts law for these purposes.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that Cirkl is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice
This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Cirkl Site and Cirkl Service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any amendments.

Date Last Modified:

This Privacy Notice was last modified Jun 07th, 2016