Privacy Policy

Version 3.0. Date: July 25, 2019

Introduction        

Welcome to Cooper, a professional messenger application (the “App”) that helps you to make meaningful introductions (the “Service”). The Service allows you to add contacts from your smartphone address book to create a list of contacts (the “Address Book”). You can choose two contacts from your Address Book and invite them via an introduction email to connect with each other.

The Service allows you furthermore to create a specific list of profiles (the “List”). You can invite others and/or users to contribute and view the List and request to be introduced to a suggested profile on the List.

Your contacts will not be contacted by us, unless you make the aforementioned introduction. The suggested profiles can not be contacted directly by others and/or users they are connected to.

We recommend you to read this Privacy Policy so that you understand our approach towards the use of your personal data. By selecting “I accept”, you indicate that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and that you agree to be bound by them.  If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Service in any way or otherwise provide us with your personal data.  

Who is responsible for the personal data collected on this website?

Your personal data is processed by Cooper Collective Inc. (“Cooper”, “we”, “us” or “our”) with its office at 548 Market St #71793, San Francisco CA 94104-5401, United States.

What personal data do we collect?

In this Privacy Policy, your “personal data” means information or pieces of information that could allow you to be identified. For example your name, email address, telephone number, biography and location.

We collect personal data about you from a variety of sources, such as:

Information we collect directly from you

This is the personal data you provide us when using our Services. In order to register, you must provide your email address. You may, at your own choice provide us with further personal information when you edit your profile. This type of information may include your name, company name, profile picture, email address, telephone number, biography and location and any other information you provide voluntarily to us.

Personal information in the Address Book

In order to use the Service you add contacts from your smartphone address book to create a Address Book.  The Address Book contains name, email address, telephone number, title and company name of your contacts.

We encourage you to respect your contacts' privacy and obtain their consent before sharing their information with anyone who doesn't already have it.

Personal information in the List

In order to use the Service you add profiles to the List. The List contains a name and public available information obtained from other sources.

We encourage you to respect your contacts' privacy and obtain their consent before sharing their information with anyone who doesn't already have it.

Information we collect from your use of our Service

When you download our mobile application to your mobile device we may also collect information that you provide for example when you request information. We also automatically collect information through our App. This type of information may include advertising ID or a similar identifier, information about your mobile operating system and the way you use the App. Furthermore, our App may collect information about your actual location from your device if you consent to the collection of this information.

Information we collect from other sources

We may collect information from other sources to create or enrich your profile. For example information taken from public databases through the use of Clearbit. This type of information may include your name, company name, profile picture and company logo. For more information about Clearbit please check their website https://clearbit.com. The aforementioned processing of personal data may also be based on legitimate interests of Cooper..

How do we use this personal data?

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

The following purposes are examples of how we may use the personal data we collect:

Your personal data may be transferred, stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Cooper (or its affiliates, subcontractors or agents) maintain facilities. By using our App, you consent to any transfer, storing or processing of personal data outside of your country of residence and outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Will we share your personal data with other parties?  

We may disclose your personal data to third parties if needed to provide the Services, which third parties will process your personal data in conformance with this Privacy Policy.

We may also disclose your personal data:

How do we protect personal data?

The collection, use and disclosure of personal data collected through the Service is safeguarded by technological and organisational security measures with the objective to protect the personal data against loss, misuse and unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction. For example by using hashing to make the email addresses unreadable. The measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.

We will not retain your personal data for a period longer than necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected for, unless we have to keep it for legitimate business, tax or legal purposes.

Your privacy rights

You are entitled to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to have a copy of that information. Furthermore, you can request us to correct, update or delete your personal data in our records and/or inform us about any misuse of your personal data.

You can opt-out of continued information collection by our mobile application by adjusting the settings on your devices or by deleting the application entirely from your device.

You can also delete or change the privacy settings of your account by logging in to your account and accessing your “personal settings”.

At any time you may change your profile and any contacts in your Address Book. We encourage you to keep your personal data and the Address Book current and complete.

In any event we will always provide you with a method to opt out of receiving further introduction emails from us.

Changes of the Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy may be changed from time to time. Please check our Privacy Policy frequently and take note of any changes.  

The new Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting. By continuing to use the Services, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.  

Law and Jurisdiction

This Privacy Policy shall only be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to conflicts of law provisions thereof. All disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be exclusively submitted to the state and federal courts located in San Francisco, California.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or your privacy, you can contact us at hello@cooper.app.