Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, use the Services to send or receive location positioning and messages via our Services ("Beams”), request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your username, email address, phone number and any other information you choose to provide.
When you send or receive messages, we also temporarily collect, process and store your positioning information on our servers. Your positioning information are also temporarily stored on the devices of recipients. We cannot guarantee that deletion of any location information always occurs within a particular timeframe. We also cannot prevent others from making copies of your locations (e.g., by taking a screenshot). In addition, as for any other digital information, there may be ways to access your positioning information and messages while still in temporary storage on recipients' devices or, forensically, even after they are deleted.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Services
When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services.
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
We work with Localytics and Google Analytics to provide analytics in connection with the Beam mobile application. For more information about Localytics's privacy practices, please visit http://www.localytics.com/privacy-policy/. For more information about Google's privacy practices, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. Localytics and Google are separate companies and cannot assist with Beam-specific issues. To contact Beam, please visit http://beam.in.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of thirteen.
You may update or correct information about yourself by editing your account settings within our Services. If you wish to delete your account, please contact us by visiting http://beam.in. Note that we may retain certain information as required by law, for legitimate business purposes, or as part of our regular retention practices. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.
Certain features of the Services require access to your device's native phonebook and geo position information storage applications (e.g., to find contacts that have the Beam app, to exchange Beams). If you choose to find friends, the names and phone numbers in your device's native phonebook will be transmitted to Beam. If you later decide to revoke your consent and prevent us from continuing to access your phonebook and image storage applications, you can do so by either changing the settings on your device, if this settings option is provided by your device operating system, or by following the standard uninstall process and removing our Services from your device. On iOS devices, you can grant or revoke your consent at any time and prevent us from continuing to access your phonebook and image storage applications by changing the settings on your device.
When you first launch any features of our Services that collect location information, you will be asked to consent to our collection of this information. If you initially consent to our collection of location information, you can subsequently stop the collection of this information by changing the preferences on your mobile device. If you do so, certain features of our Services will no longer function. You may also stop our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove our Services from your device.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our website.
Beam may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device.