What kinds of information do we collect?

To provide the Ponguniverse Products, we must process information about you. The types of information we collect depend on how you use our Products. You can learn how to access and delete the information we collect by visiting your Ponguniverse profile settings..

Things you and others do and provide.

Information and content you provide. We collect the content, communications and other information you provide when you use our Products, including when you sign up for an account, create or share content, and message or communicate with others. This can include information in or about the content you provide (like metadata), such as the location of a photo or the date a file was created. Learn more about how you can control who can see the things you share.

Data with special protections:

You can choose to provide information in your Ponguniverse profile fields or Life Events, who you are "interested in," or your health. This and other information (such as places you have played, club members membership) is subject to special protections under EU law.

Networks and connections.

We collect information about the people, Pages, accounts, hashtags and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them across our Products, such as people you communicate with the most or groups you are part of. We also collect contact information if you choose to upload, sync or import it from a device (such a pdf, photo or book ), which we use for things like helping you and others find people you may know and for the other purposes listed below.

Your usage.

We collect information about how you use our Products, such as the types of content you view or engage with; the features you use; the actions you take; the people or accounts you interact with; and the time, frequency and duration of your activities. For example, we log when you're using and have last used our Products, and what posts, videos and other content you view on our Products. 

Information about transactions made on our Products.

If you use our Products for purchases, we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes payment information, All credit card information is collected through Paypal or Stripe; other account and authentication information; and billing, shipping and contact details.

Things others do and information they provide about you.

We also receive and analyze content, communications and information that other people provide when they use our Products. This can include information about you, such as when others share or comment on a photo of you, send a message to you, or upload, sync or import your contact information.

Device Information

As described below, we collect information from and about the computers, phones, connected TVs and other web-connected devices you use that integrate with our Products, and we combine this information across different devices you use. For example, we use information collected about your use of our Products on your phone to better personalize the content (including ads) or features you see when you use our Products on another device, such as your laptop or tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad we showed you on your phone on a different device.

Information we obtain from these devices includes:

Identifiers: unique identifiers, device IDs, and other identifiers, such as from games, apps or accounts you use, and Family Device IDs (or other identifiers unique to Ponguniverse Company Products associated with the same device or account).

Data from device settings:

Information you allow us to receive through device settings you turn on, such as access to your GPS location, camera or photos.

Network and connections:

Information such as the name of your IP address, information about your devices.

Cookie data:

Data from cookies stored on your device, including cookie IDs and settings. Learn more about how we use cookies in Cookies Policy.

Information from partners.

Advertisers and publishers can send us information through Ponguniverse Tools they use, including our social plug-ins (such as the Like button), Ponguniverse Login, These partners provide information about your activities off Ponguniverse —  For example, if your account is logged into Ponguniverse . 

How do we use this information?

We use the information we have (subject to choices you make) as described below and to provide and support the Ponguniverse Products and related services described in the Ponguniverse Terms. Here's how:

Provide, personalize and improve our Products.

We use the information we have to deliver our Products, including to personalize features and content (including your News Feed and ads) and make suggestions for you (such as groups or events you may be interested in or topics you may want to follow) on and off our Products. To create personalized Products that are unique and relevant to you, we use your connections, preferences, interests, and activities based on the data we collect and learn from you and others (including any data with special protections you choose to provide where you have given your explicit consent); how you use and interact with our Products; and the people, places, or things you're connected to and interested in on and off our Products. Learn more about how we use information about you to personalize your Ponguniverse experience, including features, content and recommendations in Ponguniverse Products; you can also learn more about how we choose the ads that you see.

Information across Ponguniverse Products and devices:

We connect information about your activities on different Ponguniverse Products and devices to provide a more tailored and consistent experience on all Ponguniverse Products you use, wherever you use them. For example, we can suggest that you join a group on Ponguniverse that includes people you follow. We can also make your experience more seamless, for example, by automatically filling in your registration information (such as your phone number) from one Ponguniverse Account when you sign up to create an ad or promote a post, event or page. 

Location-related information:

We use location-related information-such as your current location, where you live, the places you like to go, and the businesses and people you're near-to provide, personalize and improve our Products, including ads, for you and others. Location-related information can be based on things like precise device location (if you've allowed us to collect it), IP addresses, and information from your and others' use of Ponguniverse Products (such as check-ins or events you attend).

Product research and development:

We use the information we have to develop, test and improve our Products, including by conducting surveys and research, and testing and troubleshooting new products and features.

Ads and other sponsored content:

We use the information we have about you-including information about your interests, actions and connections-to select and personalize ads, offers and other sponsored content that we show you. Learn more about how we select and personalize ads, and your choices over the data we use to select ads and other sponsored content for you in the Ponguniverse Settings.

Provide measurement, analytics, and other business services.

We use the information we have (including your activity off our Products, such as the websites you visit and ads you see) to help advertisers measure the effectiveness and distribution of their ads and services, and understand the types of people who use their services and how people interact with their websites, apps, and services. 

Promote safety, integrity and security.

We use the information we have to verify accounts and activity, combat harmful conduct, detect and prevent spam and other bad experiences, maintain the integrity of our Products, and promote safety and security on and off of Ponguniverse . For example, we use data we have to investigate suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies, or to detect when someone needs help. To learn more, visit the Ponguniverse Security Help Center.

Communicate with you.

We use the information we have to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Products, and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.

How is this information shared?

People and accounts you share and communicate with

When you share and communicate using our Products, you choose the audience for what you share. For example, when you share a post on Ponguniverse , you select the audience for the post, such as a group, all of your friends, the public, or a customized list of people. Similarly, when you use our messaging feature with people or businesses, those people and businesses can see the content you send.

Public information can be seen by anyone, on or off our Products, including if they don't have an account. Any information you share with a public audience; information in your public profile on Ponguniverse ; and content you share on a Ponguniverse Page, or any other public forum, such as Ponguniverse Marketplace. You, other people using Ponguniverse and we can provide access to or send public information to anyone on our Platform, including in other Ponguniverse Company Products, in search results, or through tools and APIs. Public information can also be seen, accessed, reshared or downloaded through third-party services such as search engines, APIs, and offline media such as TV, and by apps, websites and other services that integrate with our Products.