MrOwl Privacy Policy


MrOwl.com, a Delaware Corporation, and its subsidiary MrOwl Technologies, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Corporation, provides its users with the ability to store links, documents, photos and videos and share them with others. Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to the entire MrOwl.com domain and website, MrOwl for iOS and MrOwl for Android. By using any of these technologies, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to bound by the terms of this privacy policy and by our terms of use.

If you do not consent to be bound by these terms, please do not use MrOwl.

At MrOwl, we believe you should have control over your data and always know how we use the data that you put into MrOwl. That’s the basic purpose of this Privacy Policy.

To protect your privacy, you may use MrOwl under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name or identity.

Please remember that MrOwl is public and information put into public branches, comments on public branches, hearts, grabs, follows are immediately searchable and viewable by everyone around the world. We also give you non-public ways to communicate on MrOwl too, through private branches and the MrOwl Messaging System.

When you use MrOwl, even if you’re just looking at other user’s public branches, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to become and user and share additional information with us like your email address, phone number, address book contacts, and a public profile. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and showing you more relevant information, including branches you might be interested, people you might want to follow, etc.

In addition to information you share with us, we use your information put into public branches, content you have viewed, hearted, or grabbed, other users you have followed, and other information to determine what topics you’re interested in, your age, the languages you speak, and other signals to show you more relevant content.

If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time at privacy@mrowl.com

1. Information You Share

We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to upload or share content on MrOwl. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.

Account Information

You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public MrOwl branches and profiles. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On MrOwl this includes a display name (for example, “MrOwl Rocks”), a username (for example, @MrOwlRocks), a password, and an email address and phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can also create and manage multiple MrOwl accounts, for example to express different interests you have.

Public Information

Most activity on MrOwl is public, including your profile information, your public branches, the number of branches you create, people you follow, people who follow you, public branch`es you hearted or grabbed are also public. So are your hearts, grabs, comments, the number of hearts you’ve received, the number of grabs you have received, or any content you contribute to the community or to another user’s branches.

You are responsible for your branches and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on MrOwl, such as by building or deleting a branch or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on MrOwl.com, MrOwl for iOS, and MrOwl for Android.

Contact Information

We use your contact information, such as your phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or password recovery or MrOwl via SMS), and to send you information about our services. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from MrOwl to that number as your country’s laws – only for the purpose of account verification for registration or a lost password. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from MrOwl. You can also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or here.

If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

Non-Public Communications and Messaging

We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, you can use Messaging to have non-public conversations on MrOwl with other users and you can have private branches. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them.

We share the content of your Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with MrOwl content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by grabbing a branch, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Messaging to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communications on MrOwl - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.

How You Control Your Information

Your public profile information is available in your account settings. You can access other information by sending an email request. Please email your request to privacy@mrowl.com

2. Additional Information

We receive certain information when you use our services or other websites or mobile applications that include our content, and from third parties. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.

Location Information

We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you.

Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location - such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used MrOwl - to operate or personalize our services including with more relevant content like suggestions for people to follow.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our services such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies. When your browser or device allows it, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies to personalize and otherwise operate our services such as by providing account security, personalizing the content we show you, etc. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option.

Usage Log Data

We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as “Usage Logs,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes MrOwl content, we may receive information about you. This Usage Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We also receive Usage Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through MrOwl. We use Usage Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Usage Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services.

Login through Facebook or Google

You may choose to login to MrOwl using Facebok login or Google Login. This connects your MrOwl account to accounts on these other services, and that other service may send us information about your account on that service. We use the information we receive to provide you features like cross-service authentication, and to operate our services.

3. Information We Share and Disclose

As noted above, MrOwl is designed to broadly and instantly disseminate information you share publicly through our services. In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so subject to your control, because it’s necessary to operate our services, or because it’s required by law.

Service Providers

We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help operate our services, such as help us understand the use of our services (e.g Analytics). We may share your private personal data with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.

Public Interest

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or controls we may otherwise offer to you, we may preserve, use, or disclose your personal data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on our services, or to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your personal data.

Affiliates and Change of Ownership

In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity.

4. Managing Your Personal Information With Us

You control the personal data you share with us. You can access or rectify this data at any time. You can also deactivate your account. If you have registered an account on MrOwl, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account.

Deletion

We keep Usage Log Data for a maximum of 12 months. If you email us at privacy@mrowl.com and request to be forgotten, and to have your data deleted, your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your MrOwl account, including your display name, username, and public profile, will no longer be viewable on MrOwl.com, MrOwl for iOS, and MrOwl for Android.

Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain information they previously crawled from the MrOwl platform including copies of your public information, your profile information and public branches, even after you have deleted the information from our services or deactivated your account.

Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent

When you are logged into your MrOwl account, you can manage your privacy settings on the settings page.

5. Additional Information or Assistance

Thoughts or questions about this Privacy Policy? Please let us know by contacting us here or writing to us at the appropriate address below.

If you live in the United States, the data controller responsible for your personal data is MrOwl, Inc. with an address of:

MrOwl, Inc.
Attn: Privacy Policy Inquiry
6501 Americas Parkway NE
Suite 810
Albuquerque, NM 87110

If you live outside the United States, the data controller is MrOwl, with an address of:

MrOwl
Attn: Becky Raichur, Data Protection Officer
6501 Americas Parkway NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

If you are located in the European Union or EFTA States, you can confidentially contact MrOwl’s Data Protection Officer by emailing privacy@mrowl.com.

Children and Our Services

MrOwl does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website

If you are under the age of 16, you may not be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).


Updated May 24, 2018