Binsto Privacy Principles
The most fundamental privacy principle we follow is that by default, anything you post on Binsto is private to your groups of friends and families. That is, viewing the information and messages shared within a specific group of friends and family members requires authentication as a member of that group.
Binsto is the custodian of data on behalf of the people who use Binsto. We don’t own personal communication data. Our members own their data. They like it that way and so do we.
Binsto instantly connects people, places and products everywhere, online and offline, to what’s most meaningful to our members. Any registered user of Binsto can post a message to selected Binsto people that include other content like photos, comments, notes, keywords and links to other websites.
At Binsto we believe that more control and transparency is better than less. We try to make our product easy to use, with settings and options that are easy to find and understand. This is good for privacy, good for the product, and good for Binsto customers and users.
We believe in the wisdom of crowds and think that having more information is easily accessible and searchable wherever you go is better than having less. So this is how we built Binsto. Users can create private or public items and bins to share information or other content. As an item or bin owner you are provided with administrative privileges and may select whom you want to view and share photos and related details of items and bins. Owners and Members can change these settings but we want you to know where we stand.
Privacy goes hand in glove with security, safety, and confidentiality. We see these concerns being the four legs that keep a chair balanced, sturdy and upright. Each is as important as the other and if one is missing the chair won’t stand. They are all very important to us and we take them very seriously.
When we talk about Binsto in this policy, we are talking about Binsto, Inc., the company, Binsto, the downloadable mobile application, and the Binsto website at . We know you care about your personal information; we take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting your privacy. In keeping with these principles, please read the following to learn more about our policy.
Information We Collect and Store
In order to provide you with our services, we collect certain information from you when you register and interact with Binsto. The information we gather falls into two categories: information you actively provide (for example, when you create an account), and information we collect through your use of our services.
Information You Provide
Registration and Profile Information. The only information we require to create your Binsto account is an email address and password or alternatively your third-party account credentials (for example, your log-in credentials for Facebook or other third party sites). Optional information you can enter into your profile includes your first and last name, location, and telephone number. You may also provide additional information such as a profile picture, gender, and birth month and day.
Contacts. With your permission, we may collect from your mobile address book contacts, including names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and social media account information, if available.
Information You Post. We collect information or other content that you may post using Binsto (such as text, photos, videos, places, products you like, and friends you are with) or actions that you take using Binsto (such as commenting on friends’ content, changing your profile picture, or connecting to third-party apps). We collect this information whether you post it directly to Binsto or via a third-party service. When you post things like photos or videos on Binsto, we may receive additional related data (referred to as ‘metadata’), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video.
Other Services. We receive information when you choose to connect social media or other third party accounts and applications with your account, including a token to authenticate your identity between these accounts.
Communications. We receive the messages you send to and receive from other users of Binsto. We also will receive any communications between you and Binsto relating to our services. We may communicate with you if you’ve provided us the means to do so. For example, if you have provided us your email address, we may email you about your use of the Services, when friends comment on one of your posts or if they join an item or bin you created, or promotional email offers on behalf of Binsto partners businesses. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us to improve our services and to make our communications with you more relevant and interesting. If you do not want to receive communications from us, please indicate your preference by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of the emails.
Information Others Share About You
We may receive information about you from other users, such as when they connect their address book to Binsto, invite you to use Binsto, post a photo of you, your belongings or include you in a moment, an interest or at a location.
Information We Receive From Your Use of Our Services.
Usage Information. We also collect certain information when you use Binsto, including: (1) information about your interaction with the Services, including the actions you take on the Services and your interaction with other users, third party applications, and promotional content; and (2) device information, such as unique device identifiers, wireless service provider or mobile carrier, operating system information, IP address, browser type and language.
Location Information. We will collect location information if you provide it to us or based on, for example, your telephone’s GPS coordinates. You can update your device settings, by editing its options, to prevent our collection of location information.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. We may also collect certain information through the use of “cookies” and other tracking technologies. Cookies are small files that your browser places on your computer. We may use session cookies, persistent cookies, and other tracking technologies to better understand how you interact with Binsto, to monitor usage by our users and web traffic routing on our services, and to improve Binsto. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can update your browser settings, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the websites you visit.
How we use data
We use this information for the purposes described below:
To provide our services or information you request;
To personalize, improve, and promote Binsto, such as providing content or features that match your profile or interests (including promotional content), and to monitor and analyze usage and trends;
To help you to find and connect with your friends, including inviting them to use Binsto, and to help your friends find you;
To communicate with you through email or messages, notices posted on Binsto, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these messages include: (1) welcome and engagement messages; (2) a text message to enable you to verify your telephone number; (3) service-related messages such as notifications, confirmations, updates, and security alerts; and (4) promotional messages. We will also communicate with you to provide customer service; and
For any other purpose for which the information was collected.
Information we share
We will not share the information we have collected from you except as described below:
Sharing With Other Users
Your Binsto friends will have access to information you include in your profile and content you post. Your comments and other actions you make will appear on your profile page.
Other Binsto people can search for you on Binsto, unless you enable “Privacy” in Edit Settings on your Profile. Your name, profile picture, and cover picture will always be viewable by other Binsto people.
Third Party Applications
With your permission, we may share your information, including personal information, location information, friends list, or moments and interests with certain social networking or other third party applications or services, if you choose to connect them to Binsto.
Service Providers and Other Third Parties
We may share your information with service providers and other third parties who are working with us to perform functions and process user data on our behalf. We may share information with third party partners in order to understand how you interact with promotional content. To opt out of sharing information with third party partners for promotional purposes, please send an email to from the email address you used to register your account. Service providers have access to your personal information only to perform services on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose it or use it for any other purposes. Some of these service providers and other third parties, such as analytics providers, may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services when you use our services. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties.
Other Sharing. We will also share your information:
When you give us your consent to do so;
When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants or court orders; and
In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of our business assets.
Accessing and Modifying Your Personal Information
You can access and modify certain profile information or delete content you have posted through Binsto. You can also permanently delete your Binsto account.
If you delete your account, we will permanently delete your account information, including any moments and interests you posted, and we will delete your messages according to our regular retention schedule. Please note that we will continue to store certain information for analytics purposes, but that information will not include your personal information such as name, email address, or telephone number. We will also retain any information as required by law. Comments or emotions you make on content shared by others, or messages you send, may also remain visible to other users after you delete your account.
When you use Binsto, you have control over a number of things with respect to your own privacy and choices about how your content is visible to others or not. If you are a Binsto item or bin owner, you have additional choices that impact your privacy. Some members will not have access to all of the same choices that their item’s, bin’s and band’s owner(s) or other member(s) do. That is because Binsto is set up to be collaborative and group-oriented, and provides owners with the maximum ability to control their items and bins.
Our Services allow you to manage certain sharing preferences, including the automatic sharing of your posts with others. For example, you may choose to not share photos or your items or bins by keeping them private or you may specifically select the friends who you would like to invite to view your items and bins. Please carefully use Binsto and review your account settings. For example, your posts will automatically share the location of your photos with other Binsto people.
Our settings may allow you to modify your privacy preferences. If you do not wish to receive notifications from others, you may opt out by enabling “Privacy” in Edit Settings on your Profile. Our settings may also allow you to modify your communications preferences. If you do not wish to receive promotional email messages from Us, you may opt out by following the unsubscribe instructions in those emails. If you opt out, you will still receive non-promotional emails from us about your account and our services.
Choices for Item and Bin Owners and Members
Members are have administrative privileges and have the ability to manage and change most of the item and bin settings, including inviting guest members, and can modify whether or when guest members can edit or delete photos. Members can also deactivate guest member access for their item and bin.
Only a primary owner can deactivate or delete an item or bin.
For more about these privileges and permissions, see our Help Center.
We’re constantly trying to improve Binsto, so we may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use Binsto after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are material, we may provide more prominent notice or seek your consent to the new policy.
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Magnolia, MA 01930
Effective date: January 1, 2018