Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last updated on the 10th of March, 2021

 

Tays (“we,” “our,” or “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by Tays. 

 

This Privacy Policy applies to our application Tays, and its associated subdomains (collectively, our “Service”). By accessing or using our Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

 

 

Definitions and key terms

 

To help explain things as clearly as possible in this Privacy Policy, every time any of these terms are referenced, are strictly defined as: 

 

“Company”: when this policy mentions “Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to Tays, LLC, 298 Galal Elhamamsy Area D Ganoub El Akademeya New Cairo, Cairo Egypt that is responsible for your information under this Privacy Policy. 

“Country”: where Tays or the owners/founders of Tays are based, in this case, is Egypt 

“Customer”: refers to the company, organization, or person that signs up to use the Tays Service to manage the relationships with your consumers or service users. 

“Device”: any internet-connected device such as a phone, tablet, computer, or any other device that can be used to visit Tays and use the services. 

“IP address”: Every device connected to the Internet is assigned a number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address. These numbers are usually assigned in geographic blocks. An IP address can often be used to identify the location from which a device is connecting to the Internet. 

“Personnel”: refers to those individuals who are employed by Tays or are under contract to perform a service on behalf of one of the parties. 

“Personal Data”: Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person. 

“Service”: refers to the service provided by Tays as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this platform. 

“Third-party service”: refers to advertisers, contest sponsors, promotional and marketing partners, and others who provide our content or whose products or services we think may interest you. 

“Application” (“Apps”): refers to each and all mobile apps, desktop apps, and web apps and the services accessible from the Tays app. 

“You”: a person or entity that is registered with Tays to use the Services  (“you”, “your”, “yourself”). May also be referred to as the ‘user’, indicating any member or visitor.

 

 

What Information Do We Collect?

 

We collect information from you when you register to use our service. All of the following are optional, meaning that it is up to the user’s discretion to decide whether they would like to share this information on the app:

Name / Username

Age

Phone Numbers

Email Addresses

Job titles, company names, and any previous experience shared on the app.

Photo Gallery (Pictures): Granting photo gallery access allows the user to upload any picture from their photo gallery, you can safely deny photo gallery access for this app.

Location

Password

 

 

How Do We Use The Information We Collect?

 

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

 

To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)

To improve our app (we continually strive to improve our app offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you)

To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)

To process transactions

To administer a contest, promotion, survey, or other site feature

To send periodic emails

 

 

When does Tays use end-user information from third parties?

 

Tays will collect End User Data necessary to provide the Tays services to our customers.

 

End-users may voluntarily provide us with the information they have made available on social media applications. If you provide us with any such information, we may collect publicly available information from the social media applications you have indicated. You can control how much of your information social media applications make public by visiting these applications and changing your privacy settings.

 

 

When does Tays use customer information from third parties?

 

We receive some information from the third parties when you contact us. For example, when you submit your email address to us to show interest in becoming a Tays customer, we receive information from a third party that provides automated fraud detection services to Tays. We also occasionally collect information that is made publicly available on social media applications. You can control how much of your information social media applications make public by visiting these applications and changing your privacy settings.

 

 

Do we share the information we collect with third parties?

 

We may share the information that we collect, both personal and non-personal, with third parties such as advertisers, contest sponsors, promotional and marketing partners, and others who provide our content or whose products or services we think may interest you. We may also share it with our current and future affiliated companies and business partners, and if we are involved in a merger, asset sale, or other business reorganization, we may also share or transfer your personal and non-personal information to our successors-in-interest.

 

We may engage trusted third-party service providers to perform functions and provide services to us, such as hosting and maintaining our servers and the app, database storage and management, e-mail management, storage marketing, credit card processing, and customer service through the app. We will likely share your personal information, and possibly some non-personal information, with these third parties to enable them to perform these services for us and you.

 



We may share portions of our log file data, including IP addresses, for analytics purposes with third parties such as web analytics partners, application developers, and ad networks. If your IP address is shared, it may be used to estimate general location and other technographics such as connection speed, whether you have visited the app in a shared location, and type of the device used to visit the app. They may aggregate information about our advertising and what you see on the app and then provide auditing, research, and reporting for us and our advertisers. 



 

We may also disclose personal and non-personal information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect our rights and interests or those of a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to otherwise comply with applicable court orders, laws, rules, and regulations. 

 

 

Where and when is information collected from customers and end-users?

 

Tays will collect any personal information that you submit to us. We may also receive personal information about you from third parties as described above.

 

 

How Do We Use Your Email Address?

 

By submitting your email address on this app, you agree to receive emails from us. You can cancel your participation in any of these email lists at any time by clicking on the opt-out link or other unsubscribe option that is included in the respective email. We only send emails to people who have authorized us to contact them, either directly, or through a third party. We do not send unsolicited commercial emails, because we hate spam as much as you do. By submitting your email address, you also agree to allow us to use your email address for customer audience targeting on sites like Facebook, where we display custom advertising to specific people who have opted-in to receive communications from us. Email addresses submitted only through the order processing page will be used for the sole purpose of sending you information and updates on our service. If, however, you have provided the same email to us through another method, we may use it for any of the purposes stated in this Policy. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

How Long Do We Keep Your Information?

 

We keep your information only so long as we need it to provide Tays to you and fulfill the purposes described in this policy. This is also the case for anyone that we share your information with and who carries out services on our behalf. When we no longer need to use your information and there is no need for us to keep it to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, we’ll either remove it from our systems or depersonalize it so that we can’t identify you.

 

 

How Do We Protect Your Information?

 

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information. We offer the use of a secure server. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you transmit to Tays or guarantee that your information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by a breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

 

 

Could my information be transferred to other countries?

 

Tays is incorporated in Egypt. Information collected via our application, through direct interactions with you, or from the use of our help services may be transferred from time to time to our offices or personnel, or third parties, located throughout the world, and may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data. To the fullest extent allowed by applicable law, by using any of the above, you voluntarily consent to the trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.

 

 

Is the information collected through the Tays Service secure?

 

We take precautions to protect the security of your information. We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard, prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use your information. However, neither people nor security systems are foolproof, including encryption systems. Additionally, people can commit intentional crimes, make mistakes or fail to follow policies. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If applicable law imposes any non-disclaimable duty to protect your personal information, you agree that intentional misconduct will be the standards used to measure our compliance with that duty.

 

 

Can I update or correct my information?

 

The rights you have to request updates or corrections to the information Tays collects depend on your relationship with Tays. Personnel may update or correct their information as detailed in our internal company employment policies.

 

Customers have the right to request the restriction of certain uses and disclosures of personally identifiable information as follows. You can contact us to (1) update or correct your personally identifiable information, (2) change your preferences concerning communications and other information you receive from us, or (3) delete the personally identifiable information maintained about you on our systems (subject to the following paragraph), by canceling your account. Such updates, corrections, changes, and deletions will have no effect on other information that we maintain or information that we have provided to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy before such update, correction, change, or deletion. To protect your privacy and security, we may take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

 

You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove every record of the information you have provided to us from our system. The need to back up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. Promptly after receiving your request, all personal information stored in databases we actively use, and other readily searchable media will be updated, corrected, changed, or deleted, as appropriate, as soon as and to the extent reasonably and technically practicable.

 

If you are an end-user and wish to update, delete, or receive any information we have about you, you may do so by contacting the organization of which you are a customer.

 

 

Personnel

 

If you are a Tays worker or applicant, we collect all information you voluntarily provide to us. We use the information collected for Human Resources purposes to administer benefits to workers and screen applicants.

 

You may contact us to (1) update or correct your information, (2) change your preferences concerning communications and other information you receive from us, or (3) receive a record of the information we have relating to you. Such updates, corrections, changes, and deletions will have no effect on other information that we maintain or information that we have provided to third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy prior to such update, correction, change, or deletion.

 

 

Sale of Business

 

We reserve the right to transfer information to a third party in the event of a sale, merger, or other transfer of all or substantially all of the assets of Tays or any of its Corporate Affiliates (as defined herein), or that portion of Tays or any of its Corporate Affiliates to which the Service relates, or in the event that we discontinue our business or file a petition or have filed against us a petition in bankruptcy, reorganization or similar proceeding, provided that the third party agrees to adhere to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

 

Affiliates

 

We may disclose information (including personal information) about you to our Corporate Affiliates. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “Corporate Affiliate” means any person or entity which directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with Tays, whether by ownership or otherwise. Any information relating to you that we provide to our Corporate Affiliates will be treated by those Corporate Affiliates in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

 

Governing Law

 

This Privacy Policy is governed by the laws of Egypt without regard to its conflict of laws provision. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in connection with any action or dispute arising between the parties under or in connection with this Privacy Policy except for those individuals who may have rights to make claims under Privacy Shield or the Swiss-US framework.

 

The laws of Egypt, excluding its conflicts of law rules, shall govern this Agreement and your use of the app. Your use of the app may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws.

 

By using Tays or contacting us directly, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, you should not engage with our application, or use our services. Continued use of the application, direct engagement with us, or following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy that do not significantly affect the use or disclosure of your personal information will mean that you accept those changes.

 

 

Your Consent

 

We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to provide you with complete transparency into what is being set when you visit our site and how it’s being used. By using our app and registering an account, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

 

 

Links to Other applications

 

This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services. The Services may contain links to other applications not operated or controlled by Tays. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy, or opinions expressed in such applications, and such applications are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Services to another application, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other application, including those that have a link on our platform, is subject to that application’s own rules and policies. Such third parties may use their own cookies or other methods to collect information about you.

 

 

Advertising

 

This app may contain third-party advertisements and links to third-party sites. Tays does not make any representation as to the accuracy or suitability of any of the information contained in those advertisements or sites and does not accept any responsibility or liability for the conduct or content of those advertisements and sites and the offerings made by the third parties.

 

Advertising keeps Tays and many of the applications and services you use free of charge. We work hard to make sure that ads are safe, unobtrusive, and as relevant as possible.

 

Third-party advertisements and links to other sites where goods or services are advertised are not endorsements or recommendations by Tays of the third party sites, goods, or services. Tays takes no responsibility for the content of any of the ads, promises made, or the quality/reliability of the products or services offered in all advertisements.

 

Kids’ Privacy

 

We do not address anyone under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16. If You are a parent or guardian and You are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If We become aware that we have collected personal data from anyone under the age of 16 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

 

 

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

 

We may change our Service and policies, and we may need to make changes to this Privacy Policy so that they accurately reflect our Service and policies. Unless otherwise required by law, we will notify you (for example, through our Service) before we make changes to this Privacy Policy and allow you to review them before they go into effect. Then, if you continue to use the Service, you will be bound by the updated Privacy Policy. If you do not want to agree to this or any updated Privacy Policy, you can delete your account.

 

 

Third-Party Services

 

We may display, include or make available third-party content (including data, information, applications, and other products services) or provide links to third-party applications or services (“Third- Party Services”).

 

You acknowledge and agree that Tays shall not be responsible for any Third-Party Services, including their accuracy, completeness, timeliness, validity, copyright compliance, legality, decency, quality, or any other aspect thereof. Tays does not assume and shall not have any liability or responsibility to you or any other person or entity for any Third-Party Services.

Third-Party Services and links thereto are provided solely as a convenience to you and you access and use them entirely at your own risk and subject to such third parties’ terms and conditions.

 

 

Tracking Technologies

 

Google Maps API

 

Google Maps API is a robust tool that can be used to create a custom map, a searchable map, check-in functions, display live data syncing with location, plan routes, or create a mashup just to name a few. Google Maps API may collect information from You and Your Device for security purposes. Google Maps API collects information that is held in accordance with its Privacy Policy

 

 

Sessions

 

Tays uses “Sessions” to identify the areas of our app that you have visited. A Session is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser.

 

 

Information about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

 

We may be collecting and using information from you if you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), and in this section of our Privacy Policy, we are going to explain exactly how and why is this data collected, and how we maintain this data under protection from being replicated or used in the wrong way.

 

 

What is GDPR?

 

GDPR is an EU-wide privacy and data protection law that regulates how EU residents’ data is protected by companies and enhances the control the EU residents have, over their personal data.

 

The GDPR is relevant to any globally operating company and not just the EU-based businesses and EU residents. Our customers’ data is important irrespective of where they are located, which is why we have implemented GDPR controls as our baseline standard for all our operations worldwide.

 

 

What is personal data?

 

Any data that relates to an identifiable or identified individual. GDPR covers a broad spectrum of information that could be used on its own, or in combination with other pieces of information, to identify a person. Personal data extends beyond a person’s name or email address. Some examples include financial information, political opinions, genetic data, biometric data, IP addresses, physical addresses, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

 

The Data Protection Principles include requirements such as:

 

Personal data collected must be processed in a fair, legal, and transparent way and should only be used in a way that a person would reasonably expect.

Personal data should only be collected to fulfill a specific purpose and it should only be used for that purpose. Organizations must specify why they need the personal data when they collect it.

Personal data should be held no longer than necessary to fulfill its purpose.

People covered by the GDPR have the right to access their own personal data. They can also request a copy of their data, and that their data be updated, deleted, restricted, or moved to another organization.

 

 

Why is GDPR important?

 

GDPR adds some new requirements regarding how companies should protect individuals’ personal data that they collect and process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. Beyond these facts, it’s simply the right thing to do. At Tays, we strongly believe that your data privacy is very important and we already have solid security and privacy practices in place that go beyond the requirements of this new regulation.

 

 

Individual Data Subject’s Rights – Data Access, Portability, and Deletion

 

We are committed to helping our customers meet the data subject rights requirements of GDPR. Tays processes or stores all personal data in fully vetted, DPA-compliant vendors. We do store all conversation and personal data for up to 6 years unless your account is deleted. In which case, we dispose of all data in accordance with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, but we will not hold it longer than 60 days.

 

We are aware that if you are working with EU customers, you need to be able to provide them with the ability to access, update, retrieve and remove personal data. We got you! We’ve been set up as self-service from the start and have always given you access to your data and your customer’s data. Our customer support team is here for you to answer any questions you might have about working with the API.

 

 

Contact Us

 

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Email:  info@tays.app

 

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