Hadafsoft Privacy Policy

(Last updated on October 28, 2013)

Hadafsoft, LLC. ("Hadafsoft" or "we" or "us" or "our" or other similar pronouns) takes your privacy matters very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our Privacy Policy ("Policy"). This Policy details how we receive, collect and use information in connection with our website located at hadafsoft.com  (the "Site"), and products and services provided on the hadafsoft.com  website (all of the foregoing, collectively, the "Services").

 

1. Collection and Use of Information

Hadafsoft Services

When you use any of Hadafsoft’s services, you will be asked to provide us with some information such as your phone number and to allow us access to your mobile device's address book (collectively, "Personal Information"). Your personal information will only be used to:

(a) Indicate which of your contacts is already an existing user,

(b) Correctly display the name of each contact as it appears in your address book when a call is received.

In addition, we may also create a function in the future that will use this data to synchronize your address book across your multiple devices.

Location Information

Our services may  allow you to attach your location information to messages you send to other users. If you choose to share your location with a specific user or group of users your location will be retrieved from your device and sent to Hadafsoft together with your message. Hadafsoft will only use this location for this particular purpose of its service. Services will not share your location information and will not use it for any purpose except the one specifically requested by you.

Other Services

 

Cookies, Clear GIFs and Other Automatically Collected Data

If you have permitted your computer to accept cookies, we may use cookies on our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make web-surfing easier by saving browsing patterns and preferences while you are at the Site. Cookies may be used to analyze the Site usage, improve or customize the Site's content and layout and for other customer service purposes. A cookie may enable us to relate your use of the  Site to other information about you, including your Personal Information. All of these purposes serve to improve and personalize your experience on the Site. Most Web browsers can be set to notify you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Furthermore, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, exclude you from using, or negatively impact the display or function of, the Site or certain areas or features of the Site.

Our servers  may automatically collect data about your Internet address when you visit our Site. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that is assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you are on the Internet. When you request pages from the Site, our servers may log your IP Address and, if applicable, your domain name. Your IP Address is used to help identify you and to gather demographic information about our members and users as a whole, but does not include personally identifiable information (PII). Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); the pages you visit on our Site; the web site you visit after this Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of Web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on our Site or a referral site; and other Web usage activity and data logged by our servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our servers, and to administer our Services. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.

Any or all of these activities with regard to Site usage information may be performed on our behalf by our services providers, including, for example, our analytics vendor(s) and our e-mail management partner(s).

Third-Party Sites and Privacy Practices

You may arrive at our Site and/or download the Yalla application  or any other service from another website. In addition, our Site may contain links that will let you leave our Site and access another website. Websites linked to or from our Site are not under the control of Hadafsoft and it is possible that these websites have a different privacy policy. Our Policy applies solely to Personal Information that is acquired on the Site or through your use of our Services, and/or your relationship with Hadafsoft. We urge you to be careful when you enter any personal information online. We accept no responsibility or liability for these other websites.

Analytics Collection

 

Hadafsoft uses Google Analytics to help us anonymously track and report user/visitor behavior information and users’ standard log information to the Site and the App. This information (including but not limited to: IP address, data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics and information processing) helps us analyze and evaluate how the App and Site are used as part of our ongoing efforts to improve the Site and App’s features and services. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting. Google Analytics may have access to your information only for the purposes of performing these tasks and on behalf of Hadafsoft and under obligation similar in those in this Privacy Policy. For more information about the terms that govern Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics terms of service.

We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any PII of visitors or users We will never link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a device user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any PII from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form as part of the Site or services provided to you.

2. Sharing and Disclosure of Information

We do not rent, sell, or share any information about our users with any third-parties. We may disclose your Personal Information if we believe such action is necessary to:

(a) Comply with the law, or legal process served on us;

(b) Protect and defend our rights or property (including the enforcement of our agreements); or

(c) Act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of our services or members of the public.

In order to provide you with the Hadafsoft services you have requested, Hadafsoft may sometimes, if necessary, share your Personal Information (excluding your address book and related information) and traffic data with trusted partner service providers and/or agents, for example: banking organizations or other providers of payment and analytical services, customer support, or hosting services. Hadafsoft will always require these third parties to take appropriate organizational and technical measures to protect your personal data and traffic data and to observe the relevant legislation. Hadafsoft will never share your address book information with any third party, except as may be required by law (see below).

The following is a description of how we may share your Personal Information with trusted third party partners. Should we add additional partners, we will immediately update this description:

1. We may use Push Notification Services to notify you about invitations. If we do, the phone number or the name of the person inviting you may be part of the notification. This message is sent to the push notification service provider, for delivery to your device.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing, the Hadafsoft servers that are used to store your Personal Information are owned and hosted by Windows Azure. You can read more about measures taken by Microsoft to protect the security of their servers and your Personal Information here: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/legal/privacy-statement/

We may disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance that disclosure of information is necessary.

We may from time to time ask you to provide information on your experiences which will be used to measure and improve quality. You are at no time under any obligation to provide any of such data. Any and all information which is voluntarily submitted in feedback forms on the Site or any survey that you accept to take part in is used for the purposes of reviewing this feedback and improving the Yalla software, other Hadafsoft products and websites.

We may contact you to send you messages about faults and service issues. Furthermore, we reserve the right to use email, the Yalla Platform or SMS to notify you of any eventual claims related to your use of our software, websites and/or products, including without limitation claims of violation of third party rights.

We may send you alerts via the Yalla software to notify you when someone has tried to contact you. We may also use the Yalla software to keep you up to date with news about our software and products that you have purchased and/or to inform you about other Hadafsoft products and related information.

 

3. Children's Privacy

Hadafsoft websites and software clients are not intended for or designed to attract anyone under the age of 13 and we do not intentionally or knowingly collect personal information on our sites from anyone under the age of 13 (or older in some jurisdictions). We encourage parents to be involved in the online activities of their children to ensure that no information is collected from a child without parental permission.

 

4. Security

We take reasonable precaution to protect Personal Information from misuse, loss and unauthorized access. Although we cannot guarantee that Personal Information will not be subject to unauthorized access, we have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in place to protect Personal Information. Personal Information is stored on our servers and protected by secured networks to which access is limited to a few authorized employees and personnel. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.

 

5. Business Transitions

In the event that we go through a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. As part of such a transaction the new entity will be required to commit to the same level of protection of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we cannot obtain such a commitment, we will not perform the business transition.

We will post a notice on this Site of any such change in ownership or control of the Personal Information we may have prior to such transfer.

 

6. Changes to Policy

From time to time, we may revise this Policy. We reserve the right to update or modify this Policy, or any other of our policies or practices, at any time with or without notice. We will post the revised Policy on the Site, so that users can always be aware of what information we collect, how the information is used and under what circumstances such information may be disclosed. You agree to review the Policy periodically so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to any changes and signifies your agreement to the terms of our Policy. If you do not agree with these terms, you should not use the Site, or any of the other Services.

 

7. Change or Removal of Information

If you provided your e-mail address to us and wish to update it, you may do so by sending an e-mail to info@hadafsoft.com

If you no longer wish to receive e-mail communication from us, such as offers, updates and newsletters, you may opt-out of receiving such communications by following the instructions included in each newsletter or communication. In addition, you can remove your e-mail address at any time by sending an e-mail with the subject line of UNSUBSCRIBE to unsubscribe@hadafsoft.com 

Due to technological reasons, we do not know when and if you delete the application. Therefore, if we detect no activity from your device for 90 days, we will assume that you deleted the application and we will remove your account from our servers. However, since we are not certain that you deleted the application (you may just be on vacation, etc.) we will not deactivate your account (which is your phone number and device ID). We do not want to force you to register again in the event of non-use.

If you have additional concerns and/or requests, you can contact us at info@hadafsoft.com.

 

8. Contact Information

Please direct all questions in connection with this Policy via e-mail to privacy@hadafsoft.com  or by writing to Hadafsoft, LLC, Attention: Privacy Policy Administrator, P. O. Box 224001, Chantilly, Virginia, United States of America.

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