Last Updated August 28, 2015
collects and how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, as well
as your choices regarding that information collection and disclosure. By using our
application or website (our “Service”) you are accepting the practices described
We collect information you provide. In order to use Winks, you will be asked to
sign in using Facebook Login. By logging in with Facebook, you authorize Winks
to access certain Facebook account information, all of which are controlled by
your Facebook privacy settings. You will be asked for this authorization during
Facebook login. The information we receive from Facebook include your public
Facebook profile (contains basic information such as your Facebook name, first name,
last name, Facebook id, Facebook username, Facebook profile link, Facebook profile
picture) and optionally your email address, gender, birthday, education history,
work, current city and hometown. You can also authorize Winks to provide access
to your public Instagram profile by providing us with your Instagram username when
you use the application. Also, you can also authorize Winks to display your Snapchat username
by providing us with it. In addition, you will be asked to authorize Winks to collect
your geographic location information while our application is running in the foreground
as well as when it runs in the background in your mobile device. We will also collect
any personal information you provide while using our application like photos you upload.
When you use our Service, some information is automatically collected. This may
include information like the Operating System (OS) running on your device, Internet
Protocol (IP) address, device ID and type, access times, browser type and language
and the referring website address.
We automatically collect information using technologies like “cookies” and Web beacons.
Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website and web beacons
are electronic images that may be used on our Service. Among other things, cookies
help us improve our Service, our marketing activities, and your experience. We use
cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to our Service.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can choose
to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove
cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features of our Service.
We may use the information we collect about you to:
Winks may perform these functions directly or use a third party vendor to perform
these functions on our behalf who will be obligated to use your personal information
only to perform services for us.
Personal Information. We do not share your personal information with third parties except
We may also share aggregate or de-identified information derived from your personal information.
Winks takes reasonable steps to help protect your personal information in an effort to prevent
loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. However, no
system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your information,
we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information, chats, or other
communications will always remain secure. Users should take care how they handle their personal
information and avoid sending sensitive information through insecure email.
If you have a Winks account, you can choose to provide Winks with your Instagram username
and thus authorize Winks to display a link to your public Instagram profile to other users.
Also, you can provide Winks with your Snapchat username and thus authorize Winks to display it to other users.
You can also change/update the Winks profile picture. You can choose not to provide Winks
with your location, which will result in you being unable to use basic features of our
Service. Moreover, if you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies in your browser, this
could affect certain features of our Service. Finally, you can choose to delete your Winks
account. By deleting your Winks account, we will retain certain information associated with
your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent
of our Service or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition,
if certain information has already been provided to third parties as described in this
Although our Service is a general audience Service, we restrict the use of our service to
individuals age 13 and above. We do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal
information from children under the age of 13.
Winks may change this Policy from time to time. If we make any changes to this Policy, we
will change the "Last Updated" date above. We recommend that you check our Service from