We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.That’s the basic purpose of this Privacy Policy.

You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:

RaiseYourVoice.In is public and Post are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on RaiseYourVoice.In too, through protected Post and Direct Messages. You can also use RaiseYourVoice.In under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.

When you use RaiseYourVoice.In, even if you’re just looking at Post, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address, phone number, address book contacts, and a public profile. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and showing you more relevant Post, people to follow, events, and ads.

In addition to information you share with us, we use your Post, content you’ve read, Liked, or Reposted, and other information to determine what topics you’re interested in, your age, the languages you speak, and other signals to show you more relevant content. We give you transparency into that information, and you can modify or correct it at any time.

If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can Contact Us at any time.

1. Information You Share With Us

We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to upload or share content on RaiseYourVoice.In. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.

1.1 Basic Account Information

You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public RaiseYourVoice.In profiles. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On RaiseYourVoice.In this includes a display name, a username, a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.

1.2 Public Information

Most activity on RaiseYourVoice.In is public, including your profile information, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your Post and certain information about your Post like the date, time, and application and version of RaiseYourVoice.In you Posted from. You also may choose to publish your location in your Post or your RaiseYourVoice.In profile. The lists you create, people you follow and who follow you, and Post you Like or Repost are also public. If you like, Repost, reply, or otherwise publicly engage with an ad on our services, that advertiser might thereby learn information about you associated with the ad with which you engaged such as characteristics of the audience the ad was intended to reach. Information posted about you by other people who use our services may also be public. For example, other people may tag you in a photo (if your settings allow) or mention you in a Post.

You are responsible for your Post and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on RaiseYourVoice.In, such as by deleting a Post or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on RaiseYourVoice.In, RaiseYourVoice.In for iOS, and RaiseYourVoice.In for Android.

By publicly posting content when you Post, you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible, including through our APIs, and directing those accessing the information through our APIs to do the same. To facilitate the fast global dissemination of Post to people around the world, we use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use - for example, displaying Post on a news website or analyzing what people say on RaiseYourVoice.In. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with RaiseYourVoice.In, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on RaiseYourVoice.In.

1.3 Contact Information and Address Books

We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to enable certain account features, and to send you information about our services, and to personalize our services, including ads. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from RaiseYourVoice.In to that number as your country’s laws allow. RaiseYourVoice.In also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from RaiseYourVoice.In. 

You can choose to upload and sync your address book on RaiseYourVoice.In so that we can help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others.

If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

1.4 Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications

We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. We also use information about whom you have communicated with and when (but not the content of those communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with RaiseYourVoice.In content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a Post, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copyof your communications on RaiseYourVoice.In - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.

1.5 Payment Information

You may provide us with payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.

2. Additional Information We Receive About You

We receive certain information when you use our services or other websites or mobile applications that include our content, and from third parties including advertisers.

2.1 Location Information

We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you.

Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location - such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used RaiseYourVoice.In - to operate or personalize our services including with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.

2.2 Links

In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services. This includes links in emails we send you and links in Post that appear on other websites or mobile applications.

If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from RaiseYourVoice.In, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach. They may also collect other personal data from you, such as cookie identifiers or your IP address.

2.3 Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our services such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies. When your browser or device allows it, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage patterns, and to personalize and otherwise operate our services such as by providing account security, personalizing the content we show you including ads, and remembering your language preferences. We do not support the Do Not Track browser option. 

2.4 Log Data

We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes RaiseYourVoice.In content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information, search terms, and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through RaiseYourVoice.In. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services. We also use this data to improve the content we show you, including ads and to improve the effectiveness of our own marketing.

We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including Log Data and data from third parties, to make inferences like what topics you may be interested in, how old you are, and what languages you speak. This helps us better promote and design our services for you and personalize the content we show you, including ads.

2.5 RaiseYourVoice.In for Web Data

When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate RaiseYourVoice.In content such as embedded timelines or Post buttons, we may receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. We use this information to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content, including ads. We do not associate this web browsing history with your name, email address, phone number, or username, and we delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days.

2.6 Advertisers and Other Ad Partners

Advertising revenue allows us to support and improve our services. We use the information described in this Privacy Policy to help make our advertising more relevant to you, to measure its effectiveness, and to help recognize your devices to serve you ads on and off of RaiseYourVoice.In. Our ad partners and affiliates share information with us such as browser cookie IDs, mobile device IDs, hashed email addresses, demographic or interest data, and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Some of our ad partners, particularly our advertisers, also enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology. Information shared by ad partners and affiliates or collected by RaiseYourVoice.In from the websites and apps of ad partners and affiliates may be combined with the other information you share with RaiseYourVoice.In and that RaiseYourVoice.In receives about you described elsewhere in our Privacy Policy.

If you are an advertiser or a prospective advertiser, we process your personal data to help offer and provide our advertising services. You can update your data in your RaiseYourVoice.In Ads dashboard or by contacting us directly as described in this Privacy Policy.

2.7 Other Third Parties and Affiliates

We may receive information about you from third parties who are not our ad partners, such as others on RaiseYourVoice.In, partners who help us evaluate the safety and quality of content on our platform, our corporate affiliates, and other services you link to your RaiseYourVoice.In account.

2.8 Personalizing Based On Your Inferred Identity

When you log into RaiseYourVoice.In on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization. Subject to your settings, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to log into RaiseYourVoice.In. When you provide other information to RaiseYourVoice.In, including an email address, we associate that information with your RaiseYourVoice.In account. Subject to your settings, we may also use this information in order to infer other information about your identity, for example by associating your account with hashes of email addresses that share common components with the email address you have provided to RaiseYourVoice.In. We do this to operate and personalize our services. For example, if you visit websites with sports content on your laptop, we may show you sports-related ads on RaiseYourVoice.In for Android and, if the email address associated with your account shares components with another email address, such as shared first name, last name, or initials, we may later match advertisements to you from advertisers that were trying to reach email addresses containing those components.

3. Information We Share and Disclose

As noted above, RaiseYourVoice.In is designed to broadly and instantly disseminate information you share publicly through our services. In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so subject to your control, because it’s important for operating our services, or because it’s required by law.

3.1 Sharing You Control

We share or disclose your personal data with your consent or at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. If you’ve shared information like Direct Messages or protected Post with someone else who accesses RaiseYourVoice.In through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.

Subject to your settings, we also provide certain third parties with personal data to help us offer or operate our services.

3.2 Service Providers

We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services for us in India and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help operate our services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our services, such as Google Analytics. We may share your private personal data 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 (service providers may use other non-personal data for their own benefit). We share your payment information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit and debit cards.

3.3 Law, Harm, and the Public Interest

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy or controls we may otherwise offer to you, we may preserve, use, share, or disclose your personal data or other safety data 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 protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on our services, or to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. 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 personal data.

3.4 Affiliates and Change of Ownership

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

3.5 Non-Personal Information

We share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the total number of times people engaged with a Post, demographics, the number of people who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a Post (even if only one did), the topics that people are Posting about in a particular location, some inferred interests, or reports to advertisers about how many people saw or clicked on their ads.

4. Managing Your Personal Information With Us

You control the personal data you share with us. You can access or rectify this data at any time. You can also deactivate your account. We also provide you tools to object, restrict, or withdraw consent where applicable for the use of data you have provided to RaiseYourVoice.In. And we make the data you shared through our services portable and provide easy ways for you to Contact Us. Please note, to help protect your privacy and maintain security, we take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your personal information or complying with deletion, portability, or other related requests.

4.1 Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data

If you have registered an account on RaiseYourVoice.In, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account. To submit a request related to access, modification or deletion of your information, you may also Contact Us at "Contact Us" page..

4.2 Deletion

We keep Log Data for a maximum of 18 months. When deactivated, your RaiseYourVoice.In account, including your display name, username, and public profile, will no longer be viewable on RaiseYourVoice.In, RaiseYourVoice.In for iOS, and RaiseYourVoice.In for Android. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your RaiseYourVoice.In account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated.

Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your profile information and public Post, even after you have deleted the information from our services or deactivated your account.

4.3 Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent

When you are logged into your RaiseYourVoice.In account, you can manage your privacy settings and other account features here at any time. It may take a short amount of time for privacy settings to be fully reflected throughout our systems.

4.4 Portability

RaiseYourVoice.In provides you a means to download the information you have shared through our services by email at "Contact Us" page..

4.5 Additional Information or Assistance

Thoughts or questions about this Privacy Policy? Please let us know by writing to us at "Contact Us" page..

5. Children and Our Services

Our services are not directed to children, and you may not use our services if you are under the age of 13. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf). 

6. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data and will always be at https://raiseyourvoice.in/privacy_policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you within RaiseYourVoice.In, RaiseYourVoice.In for iOS, or RaiseYourVoice.In for Android, via a RaiseYourVoice.In owned and operated RaiseYourVoice.In account, or by sending an email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.