Information Regarding Contact Uploading and Non-Users

Effective as of June 26, 2022 and subject to update without further notice.

Faint.ly LLC (“Faint.ly”, “we”, “our” or “us”) processes your name, mobile phone number and/or your email address if we receive it from our users through the contact uploading or contact syncing feature available on our mobile applications (“Contact Uploading”). We process this information even if you do not have an account registered with us (a “Non-User”).

About Contact Uploading and how it works

When a user uses Contact Uploading and grants us access to their device’s address book. We will access and upload the names, phone numbers and email addresses in their address book on a daily basis to our servers, including both those of users and non-users.

What information is collected about Non-Users?

We collect the name, mobile phone number and/or email address of a user's contacts.

How do we use a Non-User’s information?

Contact Uploading is an optional feature where users can choose to upload their device's address book to our mobile applications and/or servers. We process the names, phone numbers and/or e-mail addresses in the address book to see if any of the numbers or email addresses belong to users.

If a user’s contact is also on our mobile applications and/or servers, we can suggest this contact on our mobile applications as someone to send a friend request to or someone to follow. Users can also invite Non-Users to join our mobile applications via text or email.

Contact Uploading also allows us to suggest a Non-User who joins as a user of Faint.ly as a friend to add for the user through People You May Know or as a suggested account to follow on Faint.ly.

Finally, we will also use the address books uploaded to investigate suspicious activity on the Faint.ly Products and keep our platform safe and secure. We also conduct business intelligence and analytics using the address books uploaded to accurately count people and users of the Faint.ly Company Products.

Faint.ly shares information we collect, infrastructure, systems and technology with the other Faint.ly Companies. We share Non-Users’ data with other Faint.ly Companies to be able to provide the contact import feature and for the purposes set out above.

We retain Non-User’s personal information for as long as needed to provide the Contact Importer feature to users and for the purposes described above. In certain cases, we need to keep your contact information for longer, including after you ask us to erase it. This includes for legal reasons such as to respond to a legal request or comply with applicable law, for regulatory or litigation matters, to prevent harm or for safety, security and integrity purposes. The length of time we need to keep it will depend on the specific reason.

How Non-Users can exercise their their rights

We provide Non-users the ability to exercise their rights under applicable laws. To exercise your rights, contact us using the contact information below.

You can learn more about how privacy works on Faint.ly and on Faint.ly, and in the Faint.ly Help Center.

We hope that we can satisfy any queries a Non-User may have about the way in which we process their personal information. In some countries you may also be able to contact the Data Protection Officer for Faint.ly Platforms, Inc., and depending on your jurisdiction, you may also contact your local Data Protection Authority (“DPA”) directly.

How we Transfer information

We share the information we collect globally, both internally across our offices and data centers, and externally with our partners, service providers and vendors. Because Faint.ly is global, with users, partners and employees around the world, transfers are necessary for a variety of reasons, including so we can operate and provide the services described in this Data Notice.

Non-User information will be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in:

• Places we have infrastructure or data centers, including the United States, Ireland, Denmark and Sweden, among others
• Countries where Faint.ly Products are available
• Other countries where our partners, service providers and vendors are located outside of the country where you live, for purposes as described in this Data Notice.

We rely on appropriate mechanisms for international data transfers. For example, for information we collect:

• We utilize standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission and by other relevant authorities.
• We rely on determinations from the European Commission, and from other relevant authorities, about whether other countries have adequate levels of data protection.
• We use equivalent mechanisms under applicable laws that apply to data transfers to the United States and other relevant countries.

If you have questions about Faint.ly's international data transfers, you can email us at hello@faint.ly.

Privacy notice for California residents

If you are a California resident, you can learn more about your consumer privacy rights by reviewing our notice to California residents.

Privacy notice for European Union (EU) residents

If you are a resident of the European Union (EU), please review our notice regarding our compliance with EU GDPR.

Contact us

If you have questions about this Notice, or have questions, complaints or requests regarding your information, please contact us via email at hello@faint.ly.