A parent’s email address is collected so that ShowMe can request parental approval for the registration (if under 13) and collect additional information such as the user’s location. Children must not send any extra information beyond what is asked of them. If it is discovered that children have shared more information than what is necessary, ShowMe will delete as quickly as possible. Parents are also able to delete a child’s registration at any point.
If the user is older than 13, a lot more information can be provided. Users do not need to provide all of the information that is asked of them, however, certain features of the app/website require certain information being provided by the user. The information that users provide can be removed and modified at any point, and if you provide an email address, you accept that you may receive email communications. One difference between children and non-children in terms of email is that children can only receive newsletters and notifications if they provided their email address whereas ShowMe may receive confirmation that non-children have opened the emails that ShowMe sent to them.
ShowMe states that your personal information will be not be rented out or sold, but identifies a few possible ways in which personal information may be shared with third parties.
The first such way is that ShowMe collaborates with other parties to provide extra features and conveniences. One such example is that when you complete a ShowMe you can instantly share to Facebook or Twitter. Because of this partnership, when you utilize these aspects that involve other parties, those third parties privacy policies must be examined as you are using their services as well and sharing information on their platforms.
The second way is that ShowMe employs other parties to do certain tasks such as send emails and analyze data. These agents have no right to use the users personal information beyond what is needed to assist ShowMe.
The final way that personal information can be used or shared is if it is deemed necessary for legal purposes. An example of this would be that personal information could be shared with a third party in an attempt to prevent fraud.
Upon listing these possibilities, it states that Children’s Personal Information will never be shared with third parties other than in the situations explained previously. Non-children will be notified if their information may be shared with third parties in which case you will have the option of preventing this.
The above policies apply to personal information, but non-personal information is also collected. This would be data that is viewed as a collective rather than at the individual level. An example would be looking at what particular features of the app are being utilized the most. This information can be shared with third parties.
ShowMe takes precautions to protect their users information, but of course, no information can be deemed as 100% safe. Users can help protect their information by creating a strong account password.
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