Privacy Policy

This SMS service is a service provided by HandHeldSMS, located at Suite 503, 535 Thurlow Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3L2, Canada. We take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

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Coverage

  • This policy covers how our service treats personal information that our service collects and receives, including information related to your past use of this service and your communications with our service and HandHeldSMS. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.
  • This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that HandHeldSMS does not own or control, or to people that HandHeldSMS does not employ or manage.

Information Collection and Use

  • We collect personal information when you register with our service, when you use our service, when you visit our pages or the pages of our partners, and when you enter promotions. We may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
  • When you register we ask for information such as your name, email address, zip code and personal interests. Once you register with our service and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
  • We collect information about your transactions with us.
  • We automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP Address, cookie information, and the page you request.
  • We use information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

WE DO NOT RENT, SELL OR SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU OR ABOUT THE CONTACTS YOU ENTER IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK, with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with our service under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help us communicate with you about offers from us and our marketing partners. However, these companies do not have any independent right to share this information.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;
  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about you if our service is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, we will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We displays targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.

  • We do not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
  • Our advertisers include financial service providers (such as banks, insurance agents, stock brokers and mortgage lenders) and non-financial companies (such as stores, airlines, and software companies).

Cookies

  • We may set and access cookies on your computer.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

  • You can edit your personal account information, including your preferences at any time.
  • New categories of marketing communications may be added from time to time. Users who visit this page can opt out of receiving future marketing communications from these new categories or they can unsubscribe by following instructions contained in the messages they receive.
  • We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to our service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and newsletters, that are considered part of your account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.
  • You can delete your account by visiting the feedback form page and requesting that your account be deleted. Please make sure that you are logged in to your account when makeing this request.

Confidentiality and Security

  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that protect personal information about you.
  • Your Account Information is password-protected.
  • Your account password is encrypted.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • We may update this policy at any time. By continuing to use this service, you accept the new wording Privacy Policy.

Questions and Suggestions