Privacy Policy

Effective Date: December 19, 2019

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By using Banter, you are trusting us to host and deliver your personal conversations with your friends and family. In turn, we aim to have reasonable policies about how we handle your data, which we outline in this Privacy Policy.

We strive to judiciously collect, use, and share only the data that we need to in order to provide you with the best user experience.

I. Data Collection & Use

a. Registration and Profile

When you sign up, we ask for your phone number, your full name, and a password. We use your verified phone number as the identifier for your account and to help your friends find you on Banter. Your full name is needed so that your friends know who you are, and a password is needed to protect your account.

b. Permissions

In order to support the features that we offer in the app, we ask for several permissions. These permissions include camera access, audio recording, contacts access, and sending notifications. We access your camera and microphone so that you can record video and audio in your video messages. We access your contacts so you can easily start conversations with anyone in your contacts list; this data will be uploaded to our server so that you can be shown which of your contacts are currently using Banter. We use notifications to notify you when you have received a new video message.

c. Analytics

We collect analytics data about how you use the app so that we can continually improve the app and provide you with the best user experience. The data that we collect may be sent to the third parties listed below.

d. Third-Party Access

Your data may be shared with a small number of third parties for storage, analytics, or other purposes related to improving the experience of using the app. These third parties include:

  • Firebase
  • Segment
  • Mixpanel

We will never sell your data to anyone, and we do our best to restrict the number of third parties that have access to your data. We do not display any advertisements in the app.

e. Retention

We store your data for only as long as we need to in order to provide you with the features and services associated with this app. You can request for us to delete your data at any time.

II. Communications

When you send us an email, we use your email address to respond to you. We will store your communication with us and use that to provide better support for you in the future. We will not send you unsolicited messages or information unrelated to Banter, and we will never sell or give your email address to third parties for that purpose.

We may use your email address to notify you about product updates or ask for your opinion about Banter. You can opt out of these messages by replying and requesting that you be opted out.

III. Children Under the Age of 13

Banter is not intended to be used by children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13.

IV. Business Transfers

In the future, we may sell, buy, merge, or partner with other companies or businesses. If such an event occurs, we may include your information among the transferred assets.

V. Privacy Policy Changes

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version of it on our website. We will let you know that changes have been made by updating the effective date at the top of the Privacy Policy.

VI. Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at getbanter@gmail.com.