Tellus

Privacy Policy

Last Modified: September 20th, 2018

I. Introduction

Tellus ( "Tellus," "we," "us" or "our") provides a convenient way for you to connect with all parties involved in our information-sharing platform.

Our privacy policy ("Policy") will help you understand what information we collect at Tellus, how Tellus uses it, and what choices you have. Our Policy explains how we and some of the companies we collaborate with collect, use, share and protect your information in relation to our mobile services, web site, and any software provided on or in connection with Tellus services (collectively, the "Service"), and your choices about the collection and use of your information. Our Policy applies to all visitors, users, and other people who access the Service ("Users").

By using our Service you understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content, including photos, comments, videos and other materials ("User Content"), to the Service and to share User Content publicly. This means that other Users may search for, see, use, or share any of your User Content that you make publicly available through the Service, consistent with the terms and conditions of this Policy and our Terms of Service.

By using Tellus, you agree that we may collect, use and share your information in accordance with this Policy, as revised from time to time.

Please note that this Policy does not apply to Information collected: through third party services (including any third party websites) that you may access through Tellus; or by other companies and organizations who advertise their services on Tellus. If you wish to contact us regarding this Policy or any privacy-related matters, please contact our Privacy Officer via email at privacy@tellusapp.com.

II. Information We Collect

In providing Tellus Service, we collect, store and use the following information relating to you:

"Personal Information" is any information or combination of information that relates to you, and can be used to identify you. Personal Information may include the following:

"Location Data" is information that we collect regarding your location (when you use a location-enabled service), including:

"Log Data" is technical information that is automatically collected by us when you use Tellus, whether through the use of cookies, web beacons, log files, scripts and etags (as explained in more detail in the "Tracking Technologies" section below) or otherwise, including:

"Non-Personal Information" is any information that relates to you but from which it is not practicable to directly or indirectly identify you, including Personal Information in aggregated, anonymized or pseudonymized form.

"Shared Information" is information about you or relating to you that is voluntarily shared on Tellus. Shared Information may include postings that you make on Tellus (including your public profile, the lists you create, and photos, videos and voice recordings as accessed with your prior consent through your device's camera and/or microphone sensor), any postings from others that you re-post and Location Data and Log Data associated with such postings. Shared Information also includes information about you (including Location Data and Log Data) that others who are using our Service share about you.

"Analytics Information" is information that we use third-party analytics tools to collect in order to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your device or our Service, including the web pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information with analytics information from other Users so that it cannot reasonably be used to identify any particular individual User.

III. How We Use Your Information

We will use your information to:

IV. Sharing of Your Information

By agreeing to this Policy, you consent to the third party use, sharing and transfer of your information (both inside and outside of your jurisdiction) as described in this section.

Payments Disclaimer

In order to support advanced, secure integrations with your bank or financial instituation, Tellus will use Plaid Technologies, Inc. ("Plaid"). By using our service, you grant Tellus and Plaid the right, power, and authority to act on your behalf to access and transmit your personal and financial information from the relevant financial institution(s). You agree to your personal and financial information being transferred, stored, and processed by Plaid in accordance with the Plaid Privacy Policy.

We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Tellus (or the group of companies of which Tellus is a part) without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.

If you believe a payment related transaction was made in error, if you would like to dispute a charge/payment or if you believe your account has been compromised or hacked, you should reach us at payments@tellusapp.com.

Parties with whom we may share your information:

We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies that Tellus is part of, or that become part of that group ("Affiliates"). Affiliates may use this information to help provide, understand, and improve the Service (including by providing analytics) and Affiliates' own services (including by providing you with better and more relevant experiences). But these Affiliates will honor the choices you make about who can see your photos and communications.

We also may share your information as well as information from tools like cookies, log files, and device identifiers and location data, with third-party organizations that help us provide the Service to you ("Service Providers"). Our Service Providers will be given access to your information as is reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.

We may also share certain information such as cookie data with third-party advertising partners. This information would allow third-party advertisement networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.

We may remove parts of data that can identify you and share anonymized data with other parties. We may also combine your information with other information in a way that it is no longer associated with you and share that aggregated information.

Parties with whom you may choose to share your User Content:

Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy settings that you set. To change your privacy settings on the Service, please change your profile setting. Once you have shared User Content or made it public, that User Content may be re-shared by others.

Subject to your profile and privacy settings, any User Content that you make public is searchable by other Users and subject to use under our Tellus Application Programming Interface ("API"). If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, or if other Users or third parties using the Tellus API have copied or saved that information.

What happens in the event of a change of control:

If we sell or otherwise transfer part or the whole of Tellus or our assets to another organization (e.g., in the course of a transaction like a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation) ("Successor"), your information such as name and email address, User Content and any other information collected through the Service may be among the items sold or transferred. You will continue to own your User Content. The buyer or transferee will have to honor the commitments we have made in this Policy, unless otherwise amended by a Successor in accordance with this Policy.

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm:

We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of your jurisdiction where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

V. Your Choices About Your Information

Your account information and profile/privacy settings:

You may update your account at any time by logging in and changing your profile settings.

You may unsubscribe from email communications from us by clicking on the "unsubscribe link" provided in such communications. As noted above, you may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

Other Information:

If you have any questions about your information, our use of this information, or your rights when it comes to any of the foregoing, contact us at privacy@tellusapp.com.

Other Choices:

In addition, the browser you use may provide you with the ability to control cookies or other types of local data storage. Your mobile device may provide you with choices around how and whether location or other data is collected and shared. Tellus does not control these choices, or default settings, which are offered by creators of your browser or mobile device operating system.

How long we keep your User Content:

Following termination or deactivation of your account, Tellus, its Affiliates, or its Service Providers may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival (including Users’ chat history) and/or audit purposes.

VI. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Tellus reserves the right to change this Policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to this Policy will mean you accept those changes. While it is your responsibility to check this page for any changes, if we make any material changes to this Policy, we will post the updated Policy here and may notify you by email or by means of a notice on our website.

VII. Age Restrictions

Individuals under the age of 13 are not allowed to use Tellus. Tellus does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as practical. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at privacy@tellusapp.com.