Welcome to Airtime, the website and online service (“Service”) of Airtime Media, Inc. (“Airtime,” “we,” or “us”). Our Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and protect information that applies to our Service, and your choices about the collection and use of your information.

Airtime may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the policy in a material manner we will let you know and update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this policy.

1. What information do we collect and how is it used?

Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in our Terms of Use. We collect the following types of information about you:

Information we receive through Facebook Connect: Airtime is currently available only if you have an established Facebook account and authorize access through Facebook Connect. By connecting to Airtime with Facebook Connect, you give us permission to access, store and use your information from Facebook including, but not limited to, your Facebook UID, any information that you have permitted Facebook to share with us, any information you have made public in connection with that service, any interests that are not hidden and mutual friends that you may have in common with another User. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on Facebook and other third-party websites and services before linking or connecting them to the Service.

Information you provide us directly: We ask for certain information such as your first and last name, Facebook UID and e-mail address if you correspond with us or submit an inquiry. We may also retain any messages you send through the Service, and may collect information you provide in User Content you post to the Service. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service and to keep the site safe. As disclosed under “Monitoring” below, we also collect snapshots from conversations between strangers and text chats and may review the information for inappropriate behavior or other violations of our Terms of Use. Additionally, we may record video conversations of special events and reactions and responses to video posts and reserve the right to review these videos for violations of our Terms of Use. We may use videos from special events and video posts for marketing and promotional purposes.

Analytics information: We may directly collect analytics data, or use third-party analytics tools, to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Service. These tools collect information sent by your browser that assist us in improving the Service. We collect and use this analytics information in aggregate form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any particular individual user.

Cookies information: When you visit the Service, we or our vendors may send one or more cookies — a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters — to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Airtime help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to us about how you use the Service, and allow us to track your usage of the Service over time. We currently only employ cookies that are immediately removed from your computer after you login to Airtime. These cookies direct you to the appropriate room, video or link when you click on a link to airtime.com from a third-party location such as email, Facebook or Twitter. If you do not log into Airtime after clicking on an Airtime link, the cookie may remain on your computer for a maximum of 90 minutes.

You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

How to enable and disable cookies using your browser:

Google Chrome

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

Mozilla Firefox

Safari on OSX

For other browsers, please look for a “Help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Log file information: Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access the Service. When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear gifs/web beacons information: When you use the Service, we or our vendors may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track the online usage patterns of our Users. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information is allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service.

Geo-location data: When you access the Service, we access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “geo-location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding your location. The purpose of collecting this information is in order to match people by region and to comply with regional privacy and regulatory rules. However, on your Airtime profile, we only show your Facebook location information, which you can change on Facebook at anytime.

Communications: We use the information we collect or receive to communicate directly with you. We also use your information to send you Service-related emails (e.g., account verification, confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, product features, technical and security notices).

Use of certain service type information we collect about you: We use or may use cookies, log file, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) to provide and monitor the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technology problems; (f) help you efficiently access your information after you sign in; (g) to provide advertising, which may be tailored to your interests, and (h) to keep the site safe.

2. How do we share your information?

We will not share, rent or sell your information to third parties outside Airtime (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except as noted in this Privacy Policy:

Who we may share your information with: We may share your information with third-party business partners (such as Facebook) to assist them in providing a better experience for you and with partners that we have engaged to help ensure site safety. You may opt out of posts to your Facebook newsfeed or timeline by clicking on the “Account” link under “Gear” icon on the top left corner of the main Airtime screen. We may share your information with agents, contractors or partners of Airtime in connection with our Services. These agents, contractors or partners are restricted from using your data in any way other than to provide services for Airtime. Our site safety team reviews User Content, including video posts and messages, for inappropriate content. Also, we may use images and video from special events for promotional and marketing purposes, but this will be disclosed to you in advance of your participation in such events and you’ll be given an opportunity to opt-out of the special event.

Who you may choose to share your User Content with: The “edit” feature allows you to customize what information is shared or not shared with the people you meet on Airtime. Your name is not shared when you are matched with a stranger. However, your Airtime and Facebook friends will be able to directly call you and see when you are online. You may edit or delete your interest information on Airtime and modify your profile information to increase anonymity. In general, you should treat any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content on the video stream or YouTube and video posts and messages, as if it is available to the public.

What happens in the event of a change of control: We may sell, assign or otherwise transfer user information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the Airtime.

Instances where we are required to share your information: Airtime will disclose your information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Airtime, our Users or others. Additionally, we report all instances of suspected child pornography to the National Centers for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”).

Sharing certain service type information we collect about you: We may share certain service type information, including information obtained through tools such as cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data and clear gifs (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.): (i) with our third-party business partners for the purposes described in the section above on “WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND HOW IS IT USED.” We may also aggregate or otherwise strip data of all personally identifying characteristics and may share that aggregated, anonymized data with third parties.

Ads on Airtime: We may also share certain information such as your location, browser and cookie data and other data relating to your use of our Service with our business partners to deliver advertisements (“ads”) that may be of interest to you. Airtime may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Service. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser or mobile device, the ads and ad links that appear on the Service, and will automatically receive your IP address when they do so. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, device identifiers, location data, and clear gifs, see above) to compile information about your browser’s or device’s visits and usage patterns on the Service, and to measure the effectiveness of their ads and to personalize the advertising content. Airtime does not sell, rent, or share the personal information we collect directly from you or about you from third parties with these third-party ad servers or ad networks for such parties’ own marketing purposes.

However, please note that if an advertiser is seeking to reach a particular demographic audience and you respond by clicking on the advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the demographic description of the audience they are trying to reach.

The Airtime Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers. Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers or contact such advertisers for more information.

3. My choices regarding my information


You control your account information and settings:

Deleting your account: On active accounts, text chats may be saved indefinitely as well as snapshots of your video sessions and your User history. You can choose to delete your Airtime account from within the service by clicking on the “Account” tab under the “Gear” icon and then clicking on the “Delete” button under Delete Account or by emailing support@airtime.com. We will make every effort to delete all snaps and User history within thirty (30) days of when the account is deleted. However, Airtime may retain snaps and User history for deleted accounts that contain potentially illegal behavior which may require reporting to law enforcement or NCMEC.

Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising: Please refer to your browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Airtime or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Service.

4. EU and Swiss Safe Harbor Certification

Airtime adheres to the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Airtime has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Airtime’s certification, please visit the Safe Harbor website at http://export.gov/safeharbor/.

5. What steps do you take to keep my data safe?

Monitoring: Airtime provides a place for social interaction via live video and text chat and it provides you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish, distribute or broadcast (“Post”) User Content. Any User Content you Post is subject to the guidelines provided in our Terms of Use and you should note that we reserve the right to report any potentially illegal behavior on our Service to the authorities. By using our Service, you are consenting to have your image and conversations recorded by Airtime. Airtime may take screenshots of User Content may review User Content to maintain site safety and ensure a good user experience. However, Airtime does not monitor calls made to others in your friend list and therefore does not review images from such conversations.

Keeping your information safe: Airtime cares about the security of your information, and uses commercially reasonable safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. However, Airtime cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Airtime or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third party sites. Airtime is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

Compromise of information: In the event that any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, Airtime will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

6. What about children’s privacy?

Airtime does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. 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 verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at support@airtime.com.

7. What about my privacy on other sites that I get to from Airtime?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites or services linked to or from the Service, including the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Service to another website, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use does not apply to third-party websites or services. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and we do not control over any third-parties that you authorize to access your User Content. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources other than through the Service.

8. How do I contact Airtime?

If you have any questions or complaints about this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use or the Service, please contact us at

Airtime Media Inc.
435 Market Street #44426
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.779.4247
support@airtime.com

This privacy policy was last modified on September 24, 2012.