Facezo's data privacy goals are:
Classify all data for proper security, transparency, and fairness
Policy enforced data privacy
Empower users to control via opt-in the use, collection, and deletion of their Personal Information
Ensure users always know for what purpose their Personal Information will be used
Compliance with Indian law
Facezo is encrypted via HTTPS, and we encrypt and/or hash all sensitive information while in motion or when stored at rest, including emails, passwords, and private messages.
Facezo does not ask you for Personal Information unless it is required to provide certain features of the Services including, but not limited to user rewards, password reset, payments, and two-factor authentication or Facezo Token sales requiring KYC data collection for certain purchasers.
Facezo does not willfully disclose the Personal Information of our users to anyone except to comply with applicable law or protect our rights.
Exceptions to the public default data classification include the following:
Logged-in users: Data is accessible to logged-in users only
Unlisted data: Data is classified as public, but it is not indexed and not accessible to anyone without knowledge of the URL.
Personal data: Data that is personally identifiable such as email address, chat history, or mobile number is classified as sensitive and therefore encrypted by the policy when in motion or stored at rest using a unique hash ID.
Internet users and content creators make a major commitment in terms of time and effort in creating, curating, and sharing. Everyone must trust their social media platform to be a reliable partner. Facezo provides radical transparency in three ways:
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) - Facezo software is a free and open source end-to-end enabling expert inspection and peer review. Free and open source software enables the user to “trust and verify” that Facezo software operates as documented and advertised. Please view it at https://facezo.com/.
Blockchain - Facezo Wire and Facezo Boost use Facezo Tokens to record each transaction on the Ethereum distributed blockchain. Using peer-to-peer smart contracts and distributed autonomous processes, Facezo Tokens eliminate payment provider middlemen and defeat bureaus of centralized authority and censorship.
Gathering of Personal Information
Certain visitors to Facezo’s websites choose to interact with Facezo in ways that require Facezo to gather Personal Information. The amount and type of information that Facezo gathers depend on the nature of the interaction.
For example, we may ask visitors who engage in transactions with Facezo to provide additional information, such as necessary personal or financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Facezo collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Facezo.
Facezo databases are architected to never store Personal Information in raw form or readable to anyone including Facezo staff. Facezo does not disclose Personal Information other than as described herein. And visitors may be anonymous on Facezo or opt out and refuse to supply Personal Information under the caveat that they understand it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
There are four categories of sensitive information that are deemed Personal Information which may be collected and stored by Facezo:
Email address. Facezo stores and uses your email address to provide secure access to the website. Your email address is encrypted. Facezo uses your email to facilitate the Forgot Password function and to keep users updated with the network when offline. Users are not required to provide an email but are warned that access to their Facezo channel may be permanently lost and irretrievable if the user ever forgets their password. If you have supplied your email address, Facezo may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Faczo and our products.
In all promotional emails, you will be allowed to opt-out of receiving such messages in the future by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email that says “unsubscribe.”
Even if you have unsubscribed from receiving promotional emails from us, we may send you other types of important email communications without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them, such as administrative notices, or Services-related communications (e.g., account verification, payment confirmations, technical and security notices).
Chat history. Facezo messenger uses asymmetric encryption (public and private keys) to store the content of your messages. Messages are encrypted with a user's publicly available key and can only be decrypted using the password-protected, private key belonging to the respective users.
Mobile phone number: Facezo requests your mobile phone number as a requirement to participate in our daily Facezo Token rewards program. We use the mobile number to establish a unique ID against which we may calculate daily rewards. This prevents others from easily and unfairly making fake accounts and defrauding the reward pool. Facezo does not store the phone numbers you provide. The numbers are stored as a hash combined with a salt key. The salt ensures that the numbers cannot be matched unless the correct salt is provided.
Machine-dependent data: Facezo may require access to services on your mobile device such as a microphone or camera to record a video on the mobile application. We do not store IP addresses on Facezo, and we do not use any such data for anything other than the stated purpose of providing utility to deliver the stated Facezo Services.
Facezo encourages anonymity and has a mission to become free from all dependencies on third-party, proprietary software and infrastructure. However, from time to time we may use one or more third-party services to improve certain services on our network. To provide you with the Services, we may share your Personal Information with certain authorized providers of third-party services (“Authorized Third Parties”) who are authorized to act on behalf of Facezo in connection with the Services. Our agreements with any such Authorized Third Parties state that they will not use any Personal Information received from us for any purpose other than performing services on our behalf.
Like most website operators, Facezo also collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Facezo’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Facezo’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Facezo may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Facezo may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Facezo may monitor the most popular channels, groups, or activities on the site. Facezo may display this information publicly or provide it to others as de-identified data. However, Facezo does not disclose Personal Information of any kind other than as described herein.
Disclosure and Protection of Personal Information
Facezo discloses certain potentially Personal Information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information to process it on Facezo’s behalf or to provide services to Facezo or its’ websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Facezo’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Notification and Disclosure of Breach
Facezo will notify users immediately if we believe their Personal Information is disclosed in any unauthorized way.
Although Facezo provides reasonable administrative, physical and electronic security measures to protect Personal Information from unauthorized access, we cannot assure the security of any information you transmit or guarantee that this information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted personal Information. To the extent the law of your jurisdiction allows for notification of a breach via e-mail or public posting, you agree to accept notice in that form.
If you send us a request (for example via a support email or one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
How Long We Keep Your Information
Government, Regulatory Agencies, Courts, and Law Enforcement
We may access, preserve, and share any information about you, without your consent, with the government or law enforcement officials, or private parties if we believe in good faith that it is necessary or appropriate to respond to requests, claims, and legal process (including, but not limited to, subpoenas), to comply with applicable laws, to protect the property and rights of Facezo, you or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to pose a risk of being, or is, illegal, unethical or legally actionable.
We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you, and others, including as part of audits, inquiries, or investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed, and retained for an extended period when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.
If you voluntarily share or submit any information (e.g., name) or content (e.g., pictures), or commentary (e.g., forums, message boards, chats) through the Services, or link it to any social media platforms, you acknowledge that the post and any content or information associated with it may become available to the public
If Facezo, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Facezo goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Facezo may continue to use your Personal Information as outlined in this policy. At any time users can delete all content and personally identifiable information from the site.
Facezo does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. The Services and their content are not directed at children under the age of 18. If we learn that we have collected Personal Information from a child under the age of 18 without parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 18, please contact Facezo at email@example.com
All explicit or sensitive content exists behind multiple filters and it is strictly against the Terms for anyone under 18 to access such content.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
Facezo does not track its users over time and across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising. Facezo does not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals and handles all user information consistent with its Terms.
Other Web Sites and Services
The Services may contain links to other websites or services that we do not own or operate. We are not responsible for the practices employed by any websites or services linked to or from the Services, including the information or content contained within them. Your browsing and interaction on any third-party website or service, including those that have a link on our Services, are subject to that third party’s own rules and policies, not ours. In addition, you agree that we are not responsible and do not have control over any third parties that you authorize to access your Personal Information. If you are using a third-party website or service and you allow them to access your Personal Information you do so at your own risk.
If you live in or you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your Personal Information, including sensitive data, by us from your region to countries that may not have data protection laws that provide the same level of protection that exists in countries in the European Economic Area, including India. By providing your Personal Information, you consent to any transfer and processing by this policy.