Our Services instantly connect users and artists everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. A registered user of Showbiz can update her status, which is public by default, and can include text and content like photos, videos.
Whatever you update on Showbiz may be viewed all around the world instantly.
Irrespective of which country you live in, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in Kenya, and any other country where we operate. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live.
Information Collection and Use
We collect and use your information below to provide, understand, and improve our Services.
Basic Account Information: If you choose to create a showbiz account, you must provide us with some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On Showbiz, your name and username are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can create and manage multiple Showbiz accounts.
Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable certain account features, login verification or Showbiz via SMS. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from Showbiz. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your Discoverability privacy settings control whether others can find you on Showbiz by your email address or phone number.
Additional Information: You may choose to provide us with additional information to help improve and personalize your experience across our Services. For example, you may choose to upload and sync your address book so that we can help you find and connect with users you know or help other users find and connect with you. We may later tailor content, such as making suggestions or showing user accounts and artists for you and other users, based on imported address book contacts. You can delete your imported address book contacts at any time by visiting your Contacts Dashboard in your privacy settings. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your account on our Services to your account on another service in order to cross-post between our Services and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from our Services within a few weeks of your disconnecting from our Services your account on the other service.
Posts, Following, Profile, and other Public Information: Showbiz is primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through Showbiz is information you are asking us to make public. You may provide us with profile information to make public on Showbiz, such as a short biography, your location, your website, date of birth, or a picture. Additionally, your public information includes your posts; the metadata provided with posts, such as when you Tweeted and the client application you used to post; information about your account, such as creation time, language, country, and time zone; and the people you follow, and posts you Like. Showbiz broadly and instantly disseminates your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services, including search engines, developers, and publishers that integrate Showbiz content into their services, and organizations such as universities, public health agencies, and market research firms that analyze the information for trends and insights. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Services public for as long as you do not delete it. For certain profile information fields we provide you with visibility settings to select who can see this information in your profile. If you provide us with profile information and you don’t see a visibility setting, that information is public.
Location Information: We may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to publish your location in your Posts and in your Showbiz profile. You may also tell us your location when you set your trend location on showbiz.co.ke. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as posting with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, artists, and suggestions for people to follow.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. If you’ve shared information, with another user who accesses Showbiz through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.
Public or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your public, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public Posts, the people you follow or that follow you, the number of times people engaged with a post (for example, the number of users who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a post, even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information). Remember: your privacy and visibility settings control whether your Posts and certain profile information are made public. Other information, like your name and username, is always public on Showbiz, unless you delete your account.
Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can download certain account information, including your Posts, and request access to additional information.
You can also permanently delete your Showbiz account. If you follow the instructions here, your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your account, including your name, username, and public profile, is not viewable on showbiz.co.ke. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. Absent a separate arrangement between you and us to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public Posts, even after you have deleted the information from the Showbiz Services or deactivated your account. Learn more here.
Our Global Operations
To bring you the Services, we operate globally. Showbiz, complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield principles (the “Principles”) regarding the collection, use, sharing, and retention of personal information from the European Union.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: January, 2015
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