Last updated on November 16, 2014.
Information We Collect
What personal information do we collect from you when you use the Kegg app?
Personal information is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a person, such as name, email address, and where a person goes to school. When registering for the Kegg app, we ask you to enter your name and email address to provide you with an account and help you with your experience if you ever need to communicate with us directly. We ask you to tell us your date of birth, school, and .edu email address so that we can confirm where you are a student and offer you access to the best college and grad student events in your area. We collect gender data so that you can see who will be going to the events you host and attend. And we receive other data from or about the mobile phone or other devices you use for our app, including device name and model number, so we can improve how we customize your experience using and hosting and attending events with the Kegg app.
Additionally, the Kegg app may be aware of the precise location of the mobile device you use in order to help you calculate your distance to an event. However, we do not collect, store, or otherwise have access to this data, and this data is not linked with any of your other personal information that we do collect.
When do we collect information?
We collect information from you when you register on and use the Kegg app, sign up for our newsletter, communicate with us via email, and host or attend an event through Kegg.
How We Use and Protect Your Information
How do we use your information?
We may use the information we collect from you to do the following:
How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures when you enter or accesses your information to maintain the safety of your personal information.
Our mobile application is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities to make your use of the Kegg app as safe as possible. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems and are required to keep the information confidential.
Furthermore, all payment transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.
Do we use “cookies”?
How We Share Your Information
Third Party Disclosure
We may share your username with other users of the Kegg app when you register to host or attend an event. We may provide your personal information to companies that provide services to help us with our business activities, such as web and app hosting or emailing you our newsletter, notices, or company updates. These third parties are authorized to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us on your behalf.
Additionally, we may disclose your personal information
Third party ad networks and analytics
We partner with Apple iAd, Google AdMob, and Millennial Media as our third-party ad networks to display advertising. Our ad network partners may use technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on the Kegg app to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests, such as click-stream information (sites you have visited or links you have clicked) that is tied to a randomly generated anonymous identifier. You can learn how to opt out of the Apple iAd network at http://www.apple.com/privacy/privacy-policy/. You can learn how to opt out of the Google AdMob network at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can learn how to opt out of the Millennial Media network at http://www.millennialmedia.com/privacy-policy/.
You can learn how to opt out of Google Analytics at http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. You can learn how to opt out of Flurry analytics at http://www.flurry.com/legal-privacy/end-user-opt-out.
How We Follow Privacy Best Practices
California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (CalOPPA)
According to CalOPPA we agree to the following:
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)
We limit access to our website and mobile application to college students who have a university-affiliated .edu email address. For that reason, we never knowingly collect or maintain information at our website or mobile application from those who are under 13.
Transparency and Choice
Users may have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to let you know what information we collect so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. You may change or delete the name, email address, gender, or date of birth you used to register on the Kegg app by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also set your mobile device to block cookies or tracking that may be used by our third-party providers or to indicate when a cookie or tracking device is being set by them.
How We Notify You
Notifications and Other Messages