Effective Date: December 19, 2019
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.