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Privacy Policy


We are committed to protecting the privacy rights of our users, while creating a safe and open forum for community members to get to know their neighbors and express themselves in a positive, constructive manner. Fatdoor is a neighborhood community board, and you should only share things on it that you are comfortable sharing with people living, working, or visiting your neighborhood. For example, think about Fatdoor as a site similar to your neighborhood ‘post it board’ at your favorite neighborhood coffee shop, neighborhood laundromat, or at the neighborhood library. Don’t share things on Fatdoor that you do not want people coming to your neighborhood to see. Do not rely on Fatdoor as the tool to use to primarily share information about crime that is intended just solely for your neighbors.

The following terms and conditions shall govern and control the use of all information collected by Fatdoor from you, and shall apply to your usage of the Fatdoor service through all mobile devices, mobile applications, and Internet web browsers.

The general rule of Fatdoor is that "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all." Each of our users should flag and remove offensive or negative comments from unclaimed profiles in their neighborhood. You are entrusted with a powerful tool, one that you should use to form friendships and positive links in your neighborhood.

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is June 13, 2014.

Information We Collect

We primarily collect two kinds of information about you: information that you supply directly to use, and information that we obtain through your use of the Fatdoor service on your computer or mobile device.

When you create an account with us, we will collect the following Personally Identifiable Information about you: your first and last name, your email address, your phone number, your user name, your password, your date of birth, and your home address. We may also obtain this information about you from a third-party identification service, including but not limited to Facebook Connect. If you connect to Fatdoor via Facebook Connect, we may obtain your account ID, your name, email address and gender as well as information about your Facebook friends. This information will be provided to us by you, the user of the service.

While using the Fatdoor service, you may also submit additional information to us that we will collect. This will include any written, audio, or visual content that you upload via the service.

When you use Fatdoor on your mobile device by downloading our application, you will be asked within the app to approve access to your location. Once approved, your geographic location will then be collected and stored by us.

Through your use of the Fatdoor service, we may also collect information about the characteristics of your use of the service. This may include your IP address, your mobile device ID, your location information, the name of your web browser, the name and version of your computer or mobile operating system, the URLs of pages you have visited prior to visiting Fatdoor.com, any ads you click on while using the service, mobile application usage data, and the length of time you are on the service.

Like most web sites, Fatdoor uses cookies, web log files, and web beacons to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer that allows Fatdoor to recognize you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies, you may not be able to use our website fully. Some web beacons may come from Fatdoor; others may come from our service providers.

How We Use Personally Identifiable Information We Collect

Customizing Your Experience

Information we collect may be used to customize your experience on the service. For example, information that we collect about your location may be used to show you content that is relevant to your current location, including information from near-by users of the service. Fatdoor may track edits, history and changes to any profile by users of our service.

Communicating With You

We may communicate with you, including by email, telephone, facsimile, mail, mobile alerts and SMS text messaging, in connection with providing you with our service, assistance, and our marketing efforts.  If, at any time, you decide you would rather not receive these types of communications from Fatdoor, you can opt-out by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any Fatdoor email or update the Contact Preferences for your account.

Facilitating Your Use of the Service

We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information in order to perform services you request or functions you initiate, such as when you post information and materials onto the service. Information that you post will be shared according to the settings you have specified on your account information page.

Sharing With Third Parties

Fatdoor takes the privacy of our users very seriously. Fatdoor does not share your exact location with others, including other users of the service and third parties. Fatdoor shares only information about your relative location, which may include that you are currently in a certain neighborhood. You may adjust the settings of how your content is shared with others, and how visible your content is to other users and to the general public, on your account settings page. Information that you post to the Fatdoor service that is made public may be viewable by third parties.

Fatdoor will not share personally identifiable information about you to third parties without first obtaining your express consent. Likewise, Fatdoor will not share your personally identifiable information to third party marketers without your express consent. However, Some of Fatdoor’s functionality may be operated by third party service providers, and in the course of providing such functionality, these providers may have access to some of your personal data to facilitate your usage of this service. We may also allow third parties to place or recognize a cookie and, using the cookie or otherwise, collect and use data from your use of the service.

Fatdoor may disclose data about you to the government if we are required to do so or as we think is prudent for safety or security reasons. You hereby authorize us to make these disclosures. We may also disclose data about you in connection with actual or potential legal proceedings (a) in response to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders, (b) if we are required to do so in other ways, (c) if such disclosures might mitigate our liability, or (d) to enforce our rights.

How We Use Other Information We Collect

We may use other information we collect about you that is not personally identifiable for any purpose not prohibited by law. In particular, we may collect, compile, store, publish, promote, report, sell, or otherwise disclose or use any and all other information, provided that such information does not personally identify you. The other information that we collect generally will not personally identify you or be correlated to you individually for external purposes.

Where we combine other information with Personally Identifiable Information in a way that can identify you or be used to identify you personally, we will treat that information as Personally Identifiable Information, subject to the provisions of this Privacy Policy. 

Third Party Contractors

Third party contractors may have access to our databases. These contractors sign a standard confidentiality agreement.

Some of Fatdoor’s functionality may be operated by third party service providers, and in the course of providing this functionality, these service providers may have access to some of your personal data to facilitate your usage of this service.

Social Networking And Third Party Sites

When you link to or access the Fatdoor service through any social networking or third party sites, applications or services, please remember that you are bound by the privacy policy of the social network or third-party site, application or service, and we do not control and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. You should consult the privacy policy of such sites to determine the information practices of those sites.

Children’s Online Privacy

Fatdoor is not intended to be used by children under the age of 18, and Fatdoor does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

How Long We Maintain This Information

Subject to any legal obligations to delete data, we may choose to retain information in our server logs, our databases and our records indefinitely.

How This Information Is Secured

In order to secure your personal information, access to your data on Fatdoor is password-protected, and sensitive data is protected by SSL encryption when it is exchanged between your web browser and our web site. To protect any data you store on our servers we may audit our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

Although Fatdoor uses industry standard security measures, we cannot guarantee that your personal data won’t be intercepted or improperly accessed.

How You Can Access, Correct, and Delete This Information

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information or to the settings for your Fatdoor account at any time, by logging in to your account on the Fatdoor website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also send a request to close your account on the Fatdoor website.

We may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the Fatdoor Privacy Policy that you have previously agreed to.

While we care deeply about your privacy and work hard to honor your trust, from time to time we may inadvertently use or disclose your data in ways inconsistent with this policy. In these abnormal and unfortunate situations, we will try to correct the problem as quickly as we possibly can.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Fatdoor may update this Privacy Policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your Personally Identifiable Information, we will display a notice on the front page of our website, Fatdoor.com. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contact information

If you seek additional clarification about Fatdoor's Privacy Policy, or feel that you have a right that has been violated, please write to us at 

Fatdoor, Inc. 
1580 W. El Camino Real, Suite 12
Mountain View, CA 94040
United States of America

Alternatively send us an email at privacy@Fatdoor.com. We will attempt to respond to any inquiry within 48 hours or sooner upon receipt.