Privacy Policy

Last updated: February 12, 2015

In Layman Terms

Our goal is to provide our users a private platform for socializing and expressing sentiments. We do not collect personal information other than what is absolute minimum required to service our users and update them on activities users subscribe to. If there are any privacy concerns, please let us know either through Emugu Community Support group in Emugu or our Support Help Desk so they may be quickly addressed.

Ensuring your privacy is important to us!


Emugu Corporation ("Emugu") provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Emugu Site, Emugu Software, and/or Services.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Emugu Terms of Service. Your use of the Emugu Site, Emugu Software, and Emugu Service, and any personal information you provide on the Emugu Site or Emugu Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

Please note that any status submissions or other content posted at the direction or discretion of users of the Emugu Service becomes published content and is not considered personally identifiable information subject to this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy is part of Emugu's Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including personally identifying information, obtained by Emugu, including information obtained when you access the Emugu Site or use the Emugu Service or any other software provided by Emugu.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Emugu does not own or control, or to individuals whom Emugu does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which Emugu may disclose user information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

The Information Emugu Collects

Emugu may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below ("Personally Identifying Information"):

User Provided Information: You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your email address, to Emugu when choosing to participate in various uses of the Emugu Service, such as registering as a user, updating your status or requesting status for your contacts.

Cookies Information: When you visit the Emugu Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Emugu uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Emugu Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use the Emugu Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, and various status information. When you use the Emugu Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps the messages were sent from and to.

The Way Emugu Uses Information

If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through the Emugu Site, or Emugu Service, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Emugu Site and Emugu Service. In particular, your email address is essential to your use of the Emugu Service and will be retained. Any Personally Identifiable Information or status content that you voluntarily disclose on the Emugu Service becomes available and may be collected and used by other users of the Emugu Service (unless such user is blocked by you). Your name may be displayed to other users through the Emugu Service and other users may contact you through the Emugu Service. We do not use your email address or other Personally Identifiable Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of activities you may be following, major Emugu Site or Emugu Service changes or for customer service purposes). We may use both your Personally Identifiable Information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Emugu Site and Emugu Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. We may use cookies and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the Emugu Service or Emugu Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (d) track your entries, submissions, views and such.

When Emugu Discloses Information

Other users of the Emugu Service may see your Status Submissions in a way that is consistent with the use of the Emugu Service.

We do not sell or share your Personally Identifiable Information (such as email address) with third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may share your Personally Identifiable Information with third party service providers to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the Emugu Service. We may share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Emugu Site. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual's physical safety may be at risk or threatened. Emugu also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Emugu believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Emugu Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Emugu, our users or others.

Your Choices

You may, of course, decline to submit Personally Identifiable Information through the Emugu Site or the Emugu Service, in which case Emugu may not be able to provide certain services to you. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, please deactivate your account, uninstall the Emugu mobile application and discontinue use of the Emugu Service; your continued usage of the Emugu Service will signify your consent to and acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before registering your email and granting you access to the Emugu Service. Please contact Emugu via email to support at Emugu.com or available web forms with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.

Our Commitment To Data Security

Emugu uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Emugu and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured wifi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Emugu Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, Emugu makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Emugu learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Emugu may post a notice on the Emugu Site or through the Emugu Service if a security breach occurs.

Our Commitment To Childrens' Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Emugu does not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Emugu Site or Emugu Service from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of the Emugu Service is directed to or intended to be used by persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Emugu Service or access the Emugu Site at any time or in any manner. If Emugu learns that Personally Identifiable Information of persons under 13 years of age has been collected on the Emugu Site or Emugu Service, then Emugu may deactivate the account and/or make the status submissions inaccessible. And always, think of the children!

Special Note to International Users

The Emugu Site and Service are hosted in the United States and are intended for and directed to users in the United States. If you are a user accessing the Emugu Site and Service from the European Union, Asia, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from United States laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Emugu Site and Service, which are governed by California law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the United States and you expressly consent to that transfer and consent to be governed by California law for these purposes.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that Emugu is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the unlikely event of bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "last updated" (above). Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Emugu Site and Emugu Service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any amendments.

Questions and Comments

Emugu welcomes comments, questions, concerns, or suggestions. Please contact us at Support.