Updated in February 2022

PublicVibe - Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains our practices concerning the personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us.

Please read this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) carefully. This contains important information about privacy of Your information and data with respect to use of PublicVibe Platforms and services connected with it. This Privacy Policy sets out the manner in which Eterno Infotech Private Limited operates and manages PublicVibe. Eterno has its place of business at VRR Legacy, No. 2, 1st Main, 1st Block, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka (“PublicVibe”, or “We”, or “Us”), collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from the users of mobile or desktop application and/or services connected with it (“You”, “Your”, “User”). This Privacy Policy applies to PublicVibe’s mobile or desktop application software technology (“Platform” or “PublicVibe ''), and services offered by PublicVibe in connection with the Platform (“Services”). By using or by registering Your profile with the Platform and/or by using Services offered in connection with the Platform, you are consenting to the use, collection, transfer, storage, disclosure and other uses of Your information in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy. For the purpose of this policy, any reference to PublicVibe shall include its business associates, business partners, affiliates, subsidiaries and sister concerns.

You hereby confirm that You have understood the terms and conditions of this policy and consent to the collection, storage, processing and use of Your personal and other information in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Policy. You agree to not use the Platform and Services offered by PublicVibe if You do not wish to share Your personal and other information.

This document is published in accordance with the provisions of the Information Technology Act of 2000 read along with its relevant rules including Information Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive Personal Data or Information) Rules, 2011 and Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 and amendments if any.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that PublicVibe does not own, control, or manage including but not limited to any third-party websites, services, applications, or businesses (Third-Party Services). PublicVibe does not take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third-Party Services. PublicVibe encourages You to carefully review the privacy policies of all Third-Party Services You access through the Platform.

PublicVibe may revise, alter, add, amend or modify this Privacy Policy at any time by updating this page. By updating, downloading, installing and/or continuing to access/use this Platform, You agree to be bound by any such alteration, amendment, addition, or modification.

This Privacy Policy is subject to the Platform’s User Agreement.

This policy explains our practices concerning the personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. If You do not agree to any of the provisions of this Privacy Policy, You may not download, install and/or use the Platform and/or Services.

1. Privacy of Users

PublicVibe takes the privacy of its users seriously and exercises best efforts to protect their private data/information. PublicVibe endeavours to provide a secure and reliable environment for using its Platform and Services. Any private information collected by PublicVibe from You will be used only in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions provided hereunder.

This Privacy Policy sets out what information PublicVibe collects from You, how that information may be used, how the information will be protected, and what choices You have as a user. You are advised to read the policy carefully and provide Your consent only if You agree with the terms of the Policy.

2. What information may be collected by PublicVibe

PublicVibe collects information to provide better services to all our users – from figuring out basic stuff such as which language you prefer, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful, the information matters the most to You online. The information PublicVibe collects, and how that information is used, depends on how You use our Services and how you manage Your privacy controls. PublicVibe may collect information from Users at various stages from registration on the Platform by the Users, to upload/submission of content by the Users or while the User is accessing/using Services. This information includes technical and behavioral information about your use of the Platform. We also collect information about you if you download the app and interact with the Platform without creating an account. We may also collect personal information or other information.

2.1. Non-personal Information

PublicVibe may collect information about the apps, browsers, and devices You use to access Our Services, which helps us provide features like automatic Service updates. The information we collect includes unique identifiers, browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system, mobile network information including the carrier’s name and phone number, and application version number. We also collect information about the interaction of your apps, browsers, and devices with our Services, including IP address, crash reports, system activity, and the date, time, and referrer URL of your request.

2.2. Personal Information

PublicVibe may collect personal information that identifies You in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to the information submitted during download, installation and/or use/access of the Platform or in connection with access/use of Services or features offered through the Platform or in connection with the Platform. "Personal information" of a person means any information which, either directly or indirectly, in combination with other information available or likely to be available is capable of identifying such a person

Personal Information collected or as may be provided by you includes Your name, title/designation, image, mailing address, email address, phone number and demographic information such as gender, nationality, postcode and other personal information including but not limited to date, time or place of birth, location, interests, preferences, likes and dislikes, and usage information. PublicVibe collects Personal Information only if You voluntarily submit such information to us or provide access to such information by connecting to social networking sites through the Platform or Services (for example when You use Services connected with the Platform or engage in certain Platform related activities including but not limited to becoming a member or signing up for an account or linking an account through a social network including, but not limited to Facebook and Google. PublicVibe may also collect Personal information You may provide when corresponding with us by email or phone, or to access/use any other interactive/non-interactive features of the Platform and/or Services. You can always refuse to supply personal information, except that it may prevent You from using the Platform, and/or certain features of the Services.

By providing personal and other information/data to PublicVibe, You are agreeing to permit/allow Public be to use the said information as provided in this Privacy Policy.

3. How does PublicVibe use the information about you?

The information collected from You is used to ensure Services with respect to the Platform are presented to You in the most effective manner, to carry out Our obligations to You, and to communicate with You and to improve our product. We use your information to, among other things, show you suggestions in the feed, improve and develop the Platform and ensure your safety. Where appropriate, we will also use your personal information to serve you targeted advertising and promote the Platform.

PublicVibe may use the information for the following purposes:

  • personalize the content you receive and provide you with tailored content that will be of interest to you;
  • enable you to share User Content and interact with other users;
  • to control Your access to the Platform as well as use of the Platform and Services,
  • to communicate with You, customize Your experience of using the Platform and/or the content of any email newsletter or other material that PublicVibe may send from time to time,
  • provide information that may be useful or interesting based on the content and Personal Information
  • notify you about changes to our Service
  • to help your report abuse and ensure content safety
  • may use Your information to analyze Your use of the Platform for providing You customized content, advertisements, features and develop/improve our Service for a better User experience.
  • to enforce Platform Terms, conditions, policies, and applicable laws (including but not limited to ensure that you are old enough to use our Platform (as required by law).
  • may also use Your information for sales, targeted advertising, promotional activities and other business purposes.

 4. How does PublicVibe protect User Information and Retention of Information?

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our websites, apps, or Services will be completely safe. Any transmission of Your information to our Services is at your own risk. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. We keep Personal Information as long as it is necessary or relevant for the practices described in this Privacy Policy, including, for example, for legal compliance, dispute resolution, contract enforcement, backup, archival, and other internal operations purposes. This includes data You or others provide to us and data generated from your use of our Services. We also keep the information as otherwise required by law.

4.1 PublicVibe Services are built with strong security features that continuously strive to protect and safeguard Your information. We have appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of you and other users. We maintain these technical and organizational measures and will amend them from time to time to improve the overall security of our systems. We regularly continue to update and upgrade our systems, practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access. We monitor security vulnerabilities and take remedial steps and deploy Information Security standards and certificates to keep our systems safe.

4.2 Personal Information exchange between the App /Services and Users is protected by PublicVibe using a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) secured communication channel. However, PublicVibe cannot guarantee the security of any information obtained through unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors that may compromise the security of User information at any time. It is important for the User to prevent unauthorized access to his/her account and personal information by limiting access to his/her device.

5. Sharing User Information

We work with our corporate group and select third-party partners or business associates who help us provide, operate and improve our Services. We also share your information with Cloud Service Providers, CDNs, ISPs, Technology Partners, content moderation services, measurement providers, advertisers, and analytics providers. Also, when and where required by law, we will share your information with law enforcement agencies or regulators, and with third parties pursuant to a legally binding court order. PublicVibe reserves the right to transfer Personal Information of users to another party as a result of a business partnership, contractual engagement, merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of PublicVibe ’s assets to another party, and under such a circumstance, the provisions of this Privacy Policy will continue to apply unless You are notified otherwise.

6. Third-party Websites

This Service may contain links to other Services owned and operated by third parties which are not controlled by Us ("THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES").

The service may contain links to other third-party websites which are not under the control of PublicVibe. Any service you visit by a link from the service is solely the responsibility of the third party providing the service. The content of, including materials and information contained on, any third party service to which you link from the service is solely the responsibility of the provider of that third party service. Any transactions that you enter into with a third party listed in this service or linked from this service are solely between you and that third party. We are not responsible for any such third-party service, any products or services sold or provided by such third-party services, nor the organizations publishing those third-party services, and hereby disclaims any responsibility and liability for the same. The inclusion of any links does not constitute or imply an endorsement or recommendation by Us of the third-party, of the quality of any product or service, advice, information or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with the third party service. PublicVibe and service shall not be liable, accountable or responsible for your personal information being used or misused by such third-party service.

Your access and usage of any third-party website is entirely at your own risk. PublicVibe shall not be a party to any transaction between you and a third-party service.

Your use of a Third-Party Service is subject to the terms and conditions and privacy policy of that site in addition to these Terms of Use. In the event of any inconsistency between the governing terms and conditions, the Terms of Use including the Privacy Policy of the Service shall prevail to the extent of the conflict.

6. Cookies

6.1. Whenever You access the Platform and/or Services PublicVibe may place cookies on Your hard drive for record-keeping purposes to enhance Your experience or sometimes to personalize Your experience. Cookies are small text files that are placed on Your computer’s or mobile device, hard drive by the Platform You visit. Cookies help PublicVibe to identify information relating to Your activities and to retain information relating to Your preferences and history on the Platform.

6.2. PublicVibe and/or its service providers may use advertising cookies to deliver ads that are more relevant to You and Your interests unless You opt-out of such advertisements.

6.3. You may choose to disable cookies by turning off cookie features on the web browser. You may be able to refuse or disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings. Because each browser is different, please consult the instructions provided by your browser. Please note that you may need to take additional steps to refuse or disable certain types of Cookies. However, by disabling this feature, some parts of the Platform may not function properly. This may prevent You from taking full advantage of the Platform and Services.

7. Combining Information

PublicVibe may combine Your personal and other information across the Platform and Services in order to provide offers, promotions and information that is most relevant to Your interests, likes and/or preferences. PublicVibe may also combine information You share with PublicVibe on the Platform and with respect to Services with information You have provided to third parties, who have been authorized by You to share the information with us, for providing content, advertising, promotions, and offers, and for improving User experience on the Platform and Services. PublicVibe may share Your information with third parties, who have Your information.

8. How long PublicVibe retains your data

PublicVibe will retain the Personal Information for the period necessary to provide You with the Service. In case, we do not need your information in order to provide the service to you, we will retain it only for so long as we have a legitimate business purpose in keeping such data. On occasions, where we are likely to keep this data for longer in accordance with our legal obligations or where it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or permitted by law.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: The length of time we have an ongoing relationship with You and provide the Services to you (for example, for as long as you keep using the Services)

Whether there is a legal obligation to which We are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records for a certain period of time before we can delete them)

Whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (such as, for statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations

9. How You can Stop PublicVibe From Using Your Data

PublicVibe values Your preferences and provides You options to stop direct marketing communications from us. You may stop direct marketing communications from us by doing any of the following:

  • Login in to Your account and change Your privacy preferences; and/or Write to us to PublicVibe ’s address provided here under.

9.1. If You opt-out of marketing communications, You may still receive non-promotional emails/notifications from PublicVibe, such as communication about Your account, updates with respect to the Platform and/or Services, and/or any other business communications.

9.2. You may uninstall and/or discontinue using Services by deleting the Platform from Your device if You disagree with the Privacy Policy, or do not wish to share Your information for uses provided in this policy.

10. Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

PublicVibe may alter this Privacy Policy to incorporate necessary changes in technology, applicable law or any other variant from time to time by posting revisions on its mobile application or web page. Such changes will be effective upon posting. Your use of the app or Services after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. In any case, you are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically to ensure that you are aware of the latest version. If You disagree to any of the changes to the Privacy Policy, You shall refrain from using or accessing the Platform and Services. Your continued use of the Platform and/or Services following the posting of the revised Policy shall indicate Your acceptance and acknowledgment of the changes and You will be bound by the changed policy.

11. Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

By downloading, install Contacting Us

If You have any grievances, concerns, or questions about this Privacy Policy, practices of this Services, or Your dealings with the Platform or any of the features or any Legal Queries about the Platform, please send your questions to PublicVibe at grievance.officer@publicvibe.com with the subject, “Privacy Queries” You may also contact the privacy grievance officer at this address:

Privacy Officer,

Eterno Infotech Pvt. Ltd.

VRR Legacy, No-2

1st Main, 1st Block

Koramangala Bangalore – 560034


Email: grievance.officer@publicvibe.com

We will endeavor to deal with your request as soon as possible, and accessing/using the Platform and Services, You are signifying Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If You do not agree to this Privacy Policy, You shall not download, install, access or use the Platform and Services. Your continued Access or Use of the Platform and Services following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed to be the acceptance of such changes.