Privacy Policy

Last modified April 28, 2010
Borange, Inc.

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Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, Borange, Inc. provides this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is stored and used. To make this notice easy to find, we link to it from our homepage and our applications, and we always maintain the most up-to-date notice at http://textie.me/privacy.

The Information We Use

This notice applies to all information collected or submitted through our website or applications.

We keep the following information about users:

  • Your full name.
  • Your primary email address.
  • Your other email addresses or phone numbers, if you choose.

Each time you use our services to share messages or your availability with selected contacts, you will send us:

  • The selected contacts' names, as they appear in your address book. No one but you will see this name, however.
  • The selected contacts' email addresses or phone numbers that you selectively choose.
  • The message, photo attachment, or availability status you are sending.
  • Your current location, only if you explicitly choose.

We believe that the address book on your phone is your own private data. We do not upload your entire address book to our service, and our service only sees the particular contacts that you choose to contact with our service. We do not upload your address book photos or your address book groups, nor the street addresses or any notes that you may have associated with contacts in your address book.

The Way We Use Information

We use and store the information described above to help you privately share messages and your availability.

Of this information, the following is shared with the contacts you become available to:

  • Your full name.
  • The primary email addresses or phone numbers of yours which you have registered or marked as 'callback', so that your contacts know how to reach you.
  • Your message, photo attachment, or availability status.
  • Your current location, only if you explicitly choose.

The rest of the information you send to us remains private. For example:

  • When contacting multiple recipients, the full list of recipients that you contact is not shared with any outside party. The contacts you communicate with cannot see the names or addresses of anyone else you are contacting.
  • The contact names that you use to identify people in your own address book are not shared with any outside party, including those contact themselves. If you have a private nickname for someone in your address book, he or she will not see it.
  • If you register additional email addresses or phone numbers with the Service but do not mark them as 'callback identities', they will not be shared with anyone.

We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and application and to share with partners. For example, we may tell an advertiser that X number of individuals have used our service, or that Y number of individuals are available at certain times for certain activities, but we would not disclose anything that could be used to identify those individuals.

We do not share your personally identifiable information with outside parties, other than the contacts you tell us to share it with.

We do not send email or SMS text messages to any of your contacts, except on your behalf, when you direct us to.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

All network traffic between you and our services containing personally identifying information is encrypted using SSL, the same protection that is used online by banks and financial institutions. This means that you can use our apps and services on public wi-fi hotspots safely.

Notifications of Changes To Policy

Should our privacy policies ever need to substantively change with respect to the information provided here, users of our services will receive advanced notice via email and through our applications and website.

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at info@borange.com