welcome to the privacy policy for Roomarella, a platform dedicated to the sharing and discovery of stories and photographs from all over the world.

this privacy policy sets out our privacy practices. It explains how we (“Roomarella”, “we”, or “us”) treat the information we collect when you visit and use Roomarella. Com (the “site”) or any other sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content provided by Roomarella (taken together, the “Roomarella service”). This policy applies to all visitors, users, and others who access or use the Roomarella service (taken together “users”).

by using the Roomarella service, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information consistent with the terms and conditions of this privacy policy and those set out in our terms of service. You understand and agree that we are providing a platform for you to post content, including photos, graphics, audio, and video clips, text, and other materials (taken together, “content”) to the Roomarella service and to share this content pub
this policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.

some of the concepts below are a little technical, but we have done our best to explain what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have regarding your information. We take your privacy very seriously, and you should, too, so please read this policy carefully.

the effective date of this privacy policy is sep 25, 2014.

1. Collecting and using your information

we use the information we collect when you use the Roomarella service to provide our products to you, to improve and enhance your experience of them, and to protect Roomarella and our users. Besides, we use the information we collect to offer you customized content while you are using the Roomarella service, to send you updates about your account and the Roomarella service, and to respond to your questions or comments.

a. Account information

when you register for a Roomarella account, you are required to provide an e-mail address, your first name, and a username. Unless you choose to use a third-party service to authenticate your account, you will also be required to provide a password. Some of the information you provide, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on the Roomarella service, including on your profile page and in search results. Your e-mail address will always remain private. You may also choose to provide other select pieces of personal information to express yourself beyond the required information, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture.

if you choose to authenticate your Roomarella account through a third-party service, like twitter or facebook, you are linking that account to your Roomarella account. Once those accounts are linked, we may collect and store personally identifying information that you have provided to that third party service. Please be aware that the information we obtain from that third party service is often dependant on their privacy policies or on your settings regarding what information you have consented to share with services like Roomarella.

b. Content

Roomarella is primarily designed for public, not private, content, and you should keep this in mind when submitting, posting, and sharing information or material on the Roomarella service. You should assume that most of the content you provide to Roomarella will be made public by default. However, we do give some drafting tools that allow you to save and edit some types of content before posting them publicly, and we may also give you the option to make some of your content more private if you want.

once content has been posted and shared publicly on the Roomarella service, it is accessible to everyone, including search engines, and you may lose any privacy rights you might have regarding that content. Protecting your copyright is of the utmost importance to us, and we have put special measures in place that prevent any of the images you upload to Roomarella being displayed or indexed by major search engines. However, please bear in mind that as these other services are out of our control, we can’t guarantee this.

c. Metadata

metadata is usually technical data associated with content you submit, post, or share on the Roomarella service. Users can add or may have metadata added to their content, including geolocation, date, attribution, or other data. We may also collect metadata information about the content you provide to us. For instance, when you provide images, we may receive metadata that describes geolocation and the date the image was taken.

d. E-mail communications

we may send you notification e-mails about certain activities related to your account, for example, when someone likes, comments, or collects your content. Depending on your preferences, we may send you a weekly update that includes content on Roomarella you might like. From time to time, we may also send e-mails with news, products, offers, surveys, or promotions related to Roomarella. Please be aware that we may embed information, such as a web beacon or tag, into our emails to measure the deliverability of these e-mails to our users. However, we respect your inbox, and if you do not want to receive e-mail from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link contained within the unwanted e-mail message. Please be aware that you will not be able to unsubscribe from system e-mails or legal notices, for instance, e-mails that tell you something important about your account, about changes in our services, or updates to our policies. We will never provide your e-mail address to a third party without your explicit permission.

e. Cookies

a cookie is a string of information that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser and that your browser provides to us each time you visit our website. We use cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of the site, and their website access preferences. Our cookies do not collect personal information, nor do they, by themselves, contain any information that personally identifies you. However, we may associate cookies with your account if you have one, and we may sometimes use cookies to personalize your experience of the Roomarella service if you are logged in. Some third-party services that we use may also place their cookies on your browser, however, note that this policy only covers the use of our cookies and not those of third parties.

by visiting the “help” section in the majority of browsers, you can find out how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to tell the browser to notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to fully disable cookies. However, we recommend that you do not deactivate cookies; otherwise, you will not be able to use some of Roomarella’s features.

f. Log data

when you use the Roomarella service, for example, when you visit our website, sign into the Roomarella service, or interact with our email notifications, our servers will automatically record information about your interaction (“log data”). We use log data to provide, measure, customize, and improve the Roomarella service. This log data may include the date and time of your web request, your internet protocol (“ip”) address, your browser type and settings, the web page you were visiting before you came to Roomarella, the pages you visited, the number of clicks you made and how you interacted with links on the Roomarella service, your mobile carrier, device, and application ids, search terms, and other such information about how you used the Roomarella service. We may also use third-party applications and services to collect and analyze such information.

2. Sharing your information

we will never share information we receive from you unless we have your permission, or have given you prior notice that the information will be shared, and with whom. Except as noted in this policy, we will never disclose potentially personally-identifying or personally-identifying information, nor will we rent or sell your personal information to third parties outside Roomarella without your consent.

a. Information you share with the public

any information you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Roomarella service, including your profile page information, is accessible to anyone and indexable by search engines, subject to any applicable privacy settings you have chosen. When you submit, post, or share content on the Roomarella service, it is made public by default and may be re-shared by others.

b. Information you share with third-party services

we enable you to share content that you have submitted, posted, or shared to the Roomarella service with other third party services. For instance, you may share your posts on twitter and facebook. You may also access third-party websites and services through links that have been embedded by other users within their content on the Roomarella service.

c. Employees and consultants/contractors

Roomarella employees and authorized third-party consultants or contractors, who are acting on our behalf, based on our instructions, and in compliance with this privacy policy, may have access to your information if necessary in the ordinary course of Roomarella business. For instance, if we need to respond to user support requests. Unless we tell you otherwise, these third parties will not have any right to access your personal information beyond the scope and duration of what is necessary to assist us in operating or improving the Roomarella service.

d. Legal requests and preventing harm

if we believe in good faith that disclosure of personal information is necessary, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to release personal information to (a) comply with a law, regulation, legal request, governmental request or governmental order, (b) enforce or apply this privacy policy and/or our terms of service, (c) protect the rights, property, health or safety of Roomarella, our employees, our users, or others, (d) or detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.

e. Business transfers

if Roomarella is involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, liquidation, reorganization or sale of assets, your information, such as name and email address, content and any other information collected through the Roomarella service, may be among the items sold or transferred as part of that transaction. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your personal information as described in this policy. The new entity must honor the commitments made in this privacy policy.

f. Aggregated information

we may share or disclose anonymized data, aggregate information, non-private information, or other non-personally identifying information with others, or with people and entities with which we are doing business.

3. Storing your information

by consenting to this privacy policy and submitting information to the Roomarella service, you agree that such information may be transferred to computers that are located outside of your state, province, territory or country. If you are registered for and use the Roomarella service outside the country, the information you provide, including personally identifiable information, will be transferred to the country for storage and processing.

4. Keeping your information secure

we take the protection of your private information very seriously, and your Roomarella account information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You are responsible for preventing unauthorized access to your account and personal information and for controlling access to any e-mails, we send you. You should choose and maintain a robust and unique password for your Roomarella account and remember to logout once you have finished using the Roomarella service on a shared computer. Please be aware that we cannot ensure the security of any information or guarantee that information on the Roomarella service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.

5. Your choices about your information

a. Your account information and settings

you may correct, amend, add, or delete personal information from your Roomarella account at any time by logging in and visiting your profile page. As noted above, you may unsubscribe from unwanted Roomarella e-mail communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained within such communications. However, until your account is deleted, you will continue to receive all system e-mails. You may also prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as explained earlier, however, if your browser does not accept cookies you will not be able to use some features of the Roomarella service.

b. Deleting your account

you may delete your Roomarella account at any time by logging in and visiting your settings page. Account deletion is permanent and cannot be reversed. Your username will immediately be made available for someone else to register. Following termination or deletion of your account, Roomarella may retain your account information and content for a commercially reasonable time for backup, archival, or audit purposes.

6. Other websites and services

content on Roomarella may include links to third-party websites or services that are not owned and controlled by Roomarella. We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from the Roomarella service, including the information or content contained within them. This policy does not apply to those third-party websites or services.

7. Children’s privacy

the Roomarella service and its content are not directed at anyone under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect or solicit any information from children under the age of thirteen, or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Roomarella service. If you believe that we might have any information from or on a child under the age of thirteen, or become aware that your child has created an account, please contact us immediately, and we will delete that information as quickly as possible.

8. Changes to our privacy policy

although most changes are likely to be minor, we may amend this policy from time to time and at our sole discretion. If you continue to use the Roomarella website after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. We will notify you of any changes by posting them on this page or by more prominent notice if the changes are significant or as required by law. In all cases, the use of the information we collect now is subject to the privacy policy in effect at the time such information is used.