1. Information Collection And Use
Creating an Account and Profile Information
If you create an account, you will provide us with certain information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, and phone number (“Personally Identifiable Information” or “PII”). We may also collect non-identifying demographic information (such as your gender or date of birth), zip code, school, grade level, and other information that is not considered PII because it cannot be used by itself to identify you.
On NationsRoot, we only want you to post issues and developments that you know. So we use emails or phone numbers to verify your identity. While doing this, you give us authorization to access and store your contacts information from your address book on your mobile device (“Contacts”). We will use your Contacts in order to identify other Users that you may know and to provide you with suggestions for other Users with whom you may share local issues and developments.
Additionally, if you invite a Contact to the service by tapping invite beside their name, we will send an invitation on your behalf via email or notifications on mobile. This will include your name and sometimes the recipients name, along with a link to the website and the app. You agree that the Contacts who you invite to NationsRoot are ages 16 or over and are eligible to sign up for NationsRoot.
Use of Your Information
Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Services, to administer your use of the Services (including your account, if you are a User), and to enable you to enjoy and easily navigate our Services. In addition, we may use your information to send you information about our Services, respond to your requests and facilitate your use of the Services. We may also use your information to send you email and notification that directly promote our Services. However, we will aim to minimize any direct contact.
Our primary goals in providing analytics of constituency or politicians and social media analytics of politicians are to give details of trending hashtags, keywords, status of local area or community or constituency and locations of politicians. This data is publicly available using the APIs of respective social media networks. We are displaying those details in proper format which can be understood easily and can not be copied by others. In no way you are allowed to exploit the service, attempt to hack the service, access unauthorized social media analytics data, or use NationsRoot for commercial purposes, unless authorized in writing from NationsRoot. You may not reverse engineer or decompile the analytics or create any unauthorized service that ties into NationsRoot without permission. The legal action will be taken against any person or any entity or any third party for any illegal or above stated behavior.
In addition to profile information, we may access your location by converting your IP address into a rough geolocation or by accessing your mobile device’s GPS coordinates or coarse location. We only use this information to determine if you are within a state where NationsRoot is available and to find related updates within local community and related to issue and development. Following your politicians allows you to find local updates more easily and show your political network your basic requirements. If you do not want us to have access to your location information after signing up, you may disable this feature and it will not impact your service. However, it is necessary during the initial registration process.
We use “Cookie” technology to collect additional information, including usage data to provide and improve our Services. A Cookie is a small data file that is placed on your computer’s hard disk when you access our Services. NationsRoot Inc may use both session Cookies and persistent Cookies to identify that you’ve logged in to the Services, to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on our Services and to customize and improve our Services. Unlike persistent cookies, session Cookies are deleted when you log off from the Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept Cookies. If you do not want cookies from NationsRoot Inc or other services, you can change your settings to stop accepting Cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the services you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable Cookies.
“Web Beacons” (also known as web bugs, pixel tags or clear GIFs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that may be included on our Services for several purposes, including to deliver or communicate with Cookies, to track and measure the performance of our Services, to monitor how many visitors view our Services, and to monitor the effectiveness of our advertising. Unlike Cookies, which are stored on the user’s hard drive, Web Beacons are typically embedded invisibly on web pages (or in an e-mail).
Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, the Users with whom you chat, access date and time spent on features of the Services and other statistics and Cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, add issues or developments, or interact with our email notifications. NationsRoot Inc uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. For instance, NationsRoot Inc may provide you with recommendations based on your use of the Services.
Information Sent by Your Mobile Device
We collect certain information that your mobile device sends when you use our Services, like a device identifier, user settings and the operating system of your device, as well as information about your use of our Services.
2. Information Sharing And Disclosure
We will not share any PII that we have collected from you or that regards you except as described below:
Information Shared with Politicians
As part of our Services, you may communicate with politicians by directly sending them message on NationsRoot. You will be able to add issue or development in your constituency or politician profile with image(s). You may support issue or development you seek. Any other registered user on NationsRoot can support issue or development that you have posted. Any other registered can comment or report issue or development that you have posted on NationsRoot . However, if a User report that your issue or development is fake, we will do investigation on our end and in that case your account will be closed without any notice and appropriate action will be taken. At NationsRoot, we do not encourage hatred and violence. We encourage you to use your judgment in communicating and sharing information with other Users or Politicians.
In addition, Other users will be able to see your name or username or first name or last name you have given on any comments or issues and developments you have posted or supported issues or supported developments.
Information Shared with Service Providers
We engage third-party service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States, India and abroad. These third-party service providers only have access to your PII for the purpose of performing services on our behalf and are expressly obligated not to disclose or use your PII for any other purpose.
Information Shared with Third Parties
We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information with third parties for industry research and analysis, demographic profiling and other similar purposes.
For example, we utilize Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc., that we use to gather information about how Users and visitors engage with our Services. For more information about Google Analytics, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
We also utilize Amplitude, a service provided by Amplitude, Inc., for the same purpose—to gather information about how Users and visitors engage with our Services. For more information about Amplitude, please visit www.amplitude.com/privacy.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate: (i) to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas); (ii) to protect our property, rights and safety and the property, rights and safety of a third party or the public in general; and (iii) to stop any activity that we consider illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
Information Disclosed in Connection with Business Transfers
Information that we collect from our users, including PII, is considered to be a business asset. In the event that NationsRoot Inc is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or if our assets are acquired by a third party in the event we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, some or all of our assets, including your PII, may be sold or transferred to a third party as part of that transaction.
3. Your Choices
We offer you choices regarding the collection, use and sharing of your PII and we’ll respect the choices you make. Please note that if you decide not to provide us with the PII that we request, you may not be able to access all of the features of the Services.
4. Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a User or Politician, we may provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify your PII associated with your account, such as your profile picture , name, username, email address and phone number. If the functionality for modifying your account is not available you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request. You can also permanently delete your account or request that we delete your PII, by contacting us at email@example.com. We’ll take steps to delete your information as soon we can, but some information may remain in archived/backup copies for our records or as otherwise required by law.
5. The Security of Your Information
We take reasonable administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect the information that we collect from or about you (including your PII) from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
6. Responding to Do Not Track Signals
Our Site does not have the capability to respond to “Do Not Track” signals received from various web browsers.
7. Links to Other Sites
8. International Transfer
Your PII may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may differ from those in your jurisdiction. If you’re located outside the United States or India and choose to provide your PII to us, we may transfer your PII to the United States and process it there.
9. Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 16. We do not knowingly collect PII from children under 16. If we become aware that a child under 16 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information from our files as soon as possible and terminate the child’s account.