Markk – Privacy Policy

Our services instantly connect people everywhere to what’s happening live at world’s places.

What you share on Markk may be viewed all around the world instantly.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, and share your information across our websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, embeds, ads, and our other covered services that link to this Policy (collectively, the “Services”), and from our partners and other third parties. For example, you send us information when you use our Services on the web, via SMS, or from an application such as Markk for iOS, Markk for Android. While using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. This includes any information you choose to provide that is deemed sensitive under applicable law.

When this policy mentions “we” or “us,” it refers to the controller of your information under this policy. Despite this, you alone control and are responsible for the posting of your posts and other content you submit through the Services, as provided in the Terms of Service and Markk Rules.

Irrespective of which country you live in, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in any other country where we operate. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please submit a request through an email at contact@markk.app

Information Collection and Use

We collect and use your information below to provide, understand, and improve our Services. Basic Account Information: If you choose to create a Markk account, you must provide us with some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On Markk, your name and username are always listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.

Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable certain account features, for example, for login verification or Markk via SMS. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text posts to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from Markk. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your Discoverability privacy settings control whether others can find you on Markk by your email address or phone number. If you email us, we may keep your post, email address, and contact information to respond to your request.

Markk is primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through Markk is information you are asking us to make public. You may provide us with profile information. Additionally, your public information includes the posts you post; the metadata provided with posts, such as when you posted and the client application you used to post; information about your account, such as creation time, language, country, and time zone, posts you upvote or downvote. Markk broadly and instantly disseminates your public information to a wide range of users. When you share information or content like photos via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.

Location Information: We may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to publish your location in your posts and in your Markk profile. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as allowing you to post with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends.

Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.

Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in all countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. We may share your private personal information 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.

Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information 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 address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our or our users’ rights or property. 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 information.

Business Transfers and Affiliates: In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

Public Information: We may share or disclose your public information, such as your public user profile information, posts. Remember: Other information, like your name and username, is always public on Markk, unless you delete your account, as described below.

Non-Personal, Aggregated, or Device-Level Information: We may share or disclose non-personal, aggregated, or device-level information such as the total number of times people engaged with a post. This information does not include your name, email address, phone number, or Markk handle.

Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at Privacy Policy. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: 17 October, 2018.