Privacy Policy


Last updated: June 10, 2020


Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. By accessing or using the Bulong website or other products or services (collectively, the "Services") of Bulong. and our affiliates ("Bulong", "we" or "us"), you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use the Services.


This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Bulong. and our subsidiaries (collectively, "Bulong") when you use our website and other online products and services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us. We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our website’s homepage or sending you a notification). 


We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.


If you have questions about Bulong’s privacy policy, please email privacy@bulong.net


Collection of Information


  • Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, use the Services to post a confession (a "Bulong"), request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your username, password, email address, age and any other information you choose to provide. Please keep in mind that if your username contains your real name or is the same as how you identify yourself on other online services, people who see it may determine your identity.


When you post or interact with a Bulong, we also temporarily collect, process and store the contents of the Bulongs on our servers. We cannot prevent others from making copies of your Bulong (e.g., by taking a photo using a camera or alternative measures of screenshot capabilities). All Bulongs and comments are public and are publicly displayed (for information about deletion of Bulongs, please see “Your Choices” below). They may be viewed, shared and modified by our users, us and others for commercial or personal purposes (consistent with the rights and licenses in our Terms of Use). Please keep in mind that if you include information that could identify you in the text of a Bulong, people who see it may determine your identity. 


  • Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Services

When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:


Usage Information: When you post or interact with Bulongs, we collect information about these messages, including the time, date, feels, comments and author of the Bulongs. We also collect information about the number of Bulongs posted by each user. 


Log Information: We log information about your use of our websites, including your browser type and language, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the website you visited before navigating to our websites. 


Device Information: We may collect information about the computer or device you use to access our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, MAC address, unique device identifier, International Mobile Equipment Identity ("IMEI") and mobile network information. 


Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to you. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Services and your experience, see which areas and features of our Services are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"). For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see our Cookie Policy.


  • Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:


  • Provide, maintain and improve our Services, including to provide additional features and content for your Bulongs;

  • Provide and deliver the products and services you request, process system transactions and send you related information;

  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;

  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;

  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by Bulong and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Services;

  • Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;

  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service;

  • Detect, investigate and/or prevent fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity; and

  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

  • Share with vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;

  • Protect the rights, property and safety of Bulong or others if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements or policies

  • Use in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business by another company;

  • Between and among Bulong, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership;

  • With your consent or at your direction.


Bulong is based in the Philippines and the information we collect is governed by Philippine law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the Philippines and other countries.


Social Sharing

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, which let you share Bulongs with other media. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.


Sharing of Information


We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:


With other users when you post a Bulong, including your username and the contents of the Bulong you post such as the comments. We also share your username with other users when they use our "Search" feature to follow you;


With users and others who view your profile, which includes only your username and display picture;


With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;


In response to legal process or a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, rule, or regulation, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;


In order to investigate or remedy potential violations of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Bulong, our users or others;


In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company; and

With your consent or at your direction.


We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.


Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to provide analytics services on our behalf. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand your online activity.


We work with Google Analytics to provide analytics in connection with the Bulong website. For more information about Google's privacy practices, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. Google is a separate company and cannot assist with Bulong specific issues.


Security

We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.


Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of eighteen. We do not allow any person under the age of 18 to use any areas or features of our Services that do not involve the collection of user information, aside from certain device information that may be collected as necessary to the operation and support of the Services.


Your Choices


  • Account Information

You may update or correct information about yourself by editing your account settings within our Services. If you wish to delete your account, you may also do so by going to your edit profile page, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law, for legitimate business purposes, or as part of our regular retention practices. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time. Search engines and other sites may also index and cache content on our Services. You may have to contact these third-party sites or search engines directly to delete your cached information, subject to their policies and procedures.


  • Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our website.


CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

We reserve the right to amend this privacy notice at our discretion and at any time. When we make changes to this privacy notice, we will post the updated notice on the Website and update the notice’s effective date. Your continued use of our Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes.