YOUR PRIVACY MATTERS
At Layover, we respect your personal information. This policy describes what we information we collect and how it is used and shared.
We’ve crafted the policy below to be as clear and straightforward as possible. Our aim is for you—our members—to always feel informed and empowered with respect to your privacy on Layover.
We are a social network and online platform for people with interests in Travel and related activities.
Our registered users (“Members”) share their identities, engage with their network, exchange knowledge and insights, post and view relevant content, share itineraries and events. Content on some of our services is also visible to unregistered viewers (“Visitors”).
We protect your personal information using industry-standard safeguards.
Maintaining your trust is our top priority, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:
We protect your personal information and will only provide it to third parties: (1) with your consent; (2) where it is necessary to carry out your instructions; (3) as reasonably necessary in order to provide our features and functionality to you; (4) when we reasonably believe it is required by law, subpoena or other legal process; or (5) as necessary to enforce our User Agreement or protect the rights, property, or safety of Layover, our Members and Visitors, and the public.
We have implemented appropriate security safeguards designed to protect your information in accordance with industry standards.
1. WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT
1.1. DATA CONTROLLERS
We collect your personal information in the following ways:
When you create an account with us, we collect information (including your name, email address, date of birth and password).
1.3. PROFILE INFORMATION
We collect information when you fill out a profile. After you create an account, you may choose to provide additional information on your Layover profile, such as descriptions of your interests, and location (device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals). You can list professional affiliations, Group memberships, networking objectives, companies or individuals that you follow, and other information including content. Providing additional information enables you to derive more benefit from our Services by helping you express your identity; find other like-minded people, opportunities, and information. It also enables us to serve you ads and other relevant content on and off of our Services.
1.4. ADDRESS BOOK AND OTHER SERVICES THAT SYNC WITH LAYOVER
We collect information when you sync non-Layover content – like your email address book, mobile device contacts, or calendar – with your account.
You may use our address book or “contacts” importer (or other similar features) to upload your address book into our Services. We store this information (including phone numbers) and use it to help you manage and leverage your contacts in connection with our Services. We also use this information to enhance your experience with our Services by helping you to grow your network by: identifying your contacts that are already Members of our Services; providing a template to send invitations on your behalf to your contacts that are not Members; and suggesting people you may know (even if not in your contacts) but are not yet connected with you on our Services (as we may infer from your shared connections and other such factors). We may also use this information to show you and other Members that you share the same uploaded contacts who may or may not be Members.
Please note that when you send an invitation to connect to another individual on our Service or to join our Service to connect with you, that person may have access to your email address or, for SMS invitations, mobile number because it may be displayed in the invitation. After sending these invitations, we may also remind your invitees of your invitation on your behalf. Your Layover connections will also have access to your email address.
We make other tools available to sync information with our Services, and may also develop additional features that allow Members to use their account in conjunction with other third-party services. For example, our mobile applications allow you to sync your device’s calendar, email and/or contacts apps with our Services to show you the Layover profiles of meeting attendees, email correspondents and/or your contacts.
Another example are software tools that allow you to see our and other public information about the people you email or meet with and leverage our Services to help you gain insights from and grow your network. If you grant these permissions to access your email and calendar accounts, they will access and may store some of your email header and calendar history information. Our products that sync with external email services may also temporarily cache message content for performance reasons, in a way that is unreadable by us and our service providers.
1.5 GPS AND LOCATION INFORMATION
We collect Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi signals. When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, like helping you to find local events or offers in your area or tell your friends that you are nearby. The location information is located only when the app is in use and if specific permission is granted to use such information.
1.6. CUSTOMER SERVICE
We collect information when you contact us for customer support.
1.7. USING THE LAYOVER SITES AND APPLICATIONS
We collect information when you visit our Services, use our mobile applications, and interact with advertising on and off our Services.
We collect information when you use (whether as a Member or a Visitor) our websites, applications, our platform technology or other Services. If you are logged in on Layover, one of our cookies on your device identifies you, your usage information and the log data described in Section 1.11 of this policy, such as your IP address, will be associated by us with your account. Even if you’re not logged into a Service, we log information about devices used to access our Services, including IP address.
1.8. USING THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND VISITING THIRD-PARTY SITES
We collect information when you use your account to sign in to other sites or services, and when you view web pages that include our plugins and cookies.
You allow us to receive information when you use your account to log in to a third-party website or application. If you are logged in as a Member when you visit sites with our plugins, we use this information to recommend tailored content to you. We will use this information to personalize the functionality we provide on third-party sites, including providing you insights from your network and allowing you to share information with your network. Our retention of this data is addressed in Section 3.2. We may provide reports containing aggregated impression information to companies hosting our plugins and similar technologies to help them measure traffic to their websites, but no personal data.
You also allow us to receive information about your visits and interaction with the sites and services of our partners that include our cookies and similar technologies, unless you opt out. If you are not a Member, we rely on the online terms between you and our partners.
1.10. ADVERTISING TECHNOLOGIES AND WEB BEACONS
We use advertising technologies and web beacons to collect information. We give you a number of ways to opt out of targeted ads, including through the Ad Choices icon shown with any ads we serve on third-party sites. If you do not want us to track your behavior on third-party sites, you can opt out. If you do not opt out, you consent to our use of beacons and other advertising technologies.
We target (and measure the performance of) ads to Members, Visitors and others both on and off of our Services through a variety of ad networks and ad exchanges, using the following, whether separately or combined:
Advertising technologies on and off of our Services, like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers as permitted by mobile platforms;
Member-provided profile and contact information and categories;
Information inferred from a Member‘s profile;
Your use of our Services (for example, your search history, the content you read etc.) and log files generated as described in Section 1.11;
Information from 3rd parties (e.g. advertising partners, publishers and data aggregators) which we use in addition to the information from our cookies (and similar technologies), your profile and use of our Services.
We do not share your personal information with any third-party advertisers or ad networks for advertising without your separate permission. Note that, as described in Section 2.6, your profile is visible to other Members and through public search depending on your settings. Also, advertising partners may associate personal information collected by the advertiser directly from you with our cookies and similar technologies. In such instances, we contractually require such advertisers to obtain your explicit opt-in consent before doing so.
We may show you sponsored content in your newsfeed which will be designated as sponsored content and will behave like other newsfeed updates. If you take social action (for example, if you “like” or “comment” on the sponsored content), your action may be seen by your network and other Members who are shown the sponsored content after you have acted on it.
1.11. LOG FILES, IP ADDRESSES, AND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR COMPUTER AND MOBILE DEVICE
We collect information from the devices and networks that you use to access our Services.
When you visit or leave our Services (whether as a Member or Visitor) by clicking a hyperlink or when you view a third-party site that includes our plugin or cookies (or similar technology), we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came or the one to which you are directed. Also, advertisers receive the URL of the page that you are on when you click an ad on or through our Services. We also receive the internet protocol (“IP”) address of your computer or the proxy server that you use to access the web, your computer operating system details, your type of web browser, your mobile device (including your mobile device identifier provided by your mobile device operating system), your mobile operating system (if you are accessing Layover using a mobile device), and the name of your ISP or your mobile carrier. We may also receive location data passed to us from third-party services or GPS-enabled devices that you have set up, which we use to show you the local information on our mobile applications and for fraud prevention and security purposes. Most mobile devices allow you to prevent real time location data being sent to us, and of course we will honor your settings.
In the case of our Android apps, you will be provided notice of the types of data (e.g. location) that will be sent to us. If you choose to use our app after this notice, we process this data to enable registration. If you choose not to become a Member, we will delete this information.
We are constantly innovating to improve our Services, which means we may create new ways to collect information on the Services.
2. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
2.1. CONSENT TO LAYOVER PROCESSING INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
2.2. LAYOVER COMMUNICATIONS
We communicate with you using Layover messaging, email, and other ways available to us. We may send you messages relating to the availability of the Services, security, or other service-related issues. We also may send promotional messages to your Layover inbox. You can change your email settings at any time.
We communicate with you through email, notices posted on the Layover websites or apps, messages to your Layover inbox, and other means available through the Services, including mobile text messages and push notifications. Examples of these communications include: (1) welcome and engagement communications – informing you about how to best use our Services, new features, updates about other Members you are connected to and their actions, etc.; (2) service communications – these will cover service availability, security, and other issues about the functioning of our Services; (3) promotional communications – these include both email and messages, and may contain promotional information directly or on behalf of our partners. These messages will be sent to you based on your profile information and messaging preferences. You may change your email and contact preferences at any time by signing into your account and changing your Layover email settings.
Please be aware that you cannot opt out of receiving service messages from us.
2.3. USER COMMUNICATIONS
With certain communications you send on our Services, the recipient can see your name, email address, and some network information.
Many communications that you initiate through our Services (for example, an invitation sent to a non-Member) will list your name and primary email address. Messages you initiate may also provide the recipient with aggregate information about your network (for example, how many people are in your network). Other communications that you initiate through the Services, like a request for an introduction, will list your name as the initiator but will not include your personal email address contact information. Once you have connected with an individual, regardless of who sent the invitation, your contact information will be shared with that individual.
We use automatic scanning technology to help protect you and other Members. Such technology checks links and other content in your s, network updates and Group contributions to help us identify and block malicious links and malware, reduce spam and optimize the delivery of our Services.
2.4. CUSTOMIZED EXPERIENCE
We use the information and content you provide to us to customize your experience and try to make it relevant and useful to you. We also customize your experience and the experiences of others on our Services. We try to show you content that is relevant to you. We also use Members information and content for invitations and communications promoting our Services that are tailored to the recipient.
2.5. SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
Any information you put on your profile and any content you post on Layover may be seen by others.
We don’t provide any of your non-public information (like your email address) to third parties without your consent, unless required by law, or as described in Sections 2.8 of this Policy.
Other people may find your Layover profile information through search engines (you can choose which parts of your public profile are accessible to public search engines in your settings), or use services like Twitter in conjunction with your Layover account.
We offer a “public profile” feature that allows you as a Member to publish portions of your professional profile to the public Internet. This public profile will be indexed and displayed through public search engines when someone searches for your name. You may choose the parts of your profile that search engines index or completely opt out of this feature in your Layover account settings. However, third-party search engines may not automatically update their caches, which may contain old public profile information. Unless you delete them, your profiles on Layover.social and our corresponding app are always viewable on the respective Services.
We support middleware providers that offer archiving solutions to firms subject to legal and regulatory archiving requirements, which, with your permission, facilitate the archiving of your communications and other activity by a third party for compliance purposes. Content distributed through our sharing features and third-party integrations may result in displaying some of your personal information outside of our Services. For example, when you post content to a Group that is open for public discussion, your content, including your name as the contributor, may be displayed in search engine results.
Also, if you have opted to bind any of your Service accounts to your Twitter, Facebook or other similar account, you can easily share content from our Services to these third party services, in accordance with your account settings (which you may change at any time) and respective policies of these third parties.
Our Services help you search for other people, companies, groups, other content related to travel and events. We use personal information from our Services, including Member profiles, Groups content, and Company Pages, to inform and refine our search service.
You are responsible for any information you post on our Services, and this content will be accessible to others.
If you participate in Groups, share content on your network update stream, or import a blog or other content, you should be aware that any information you choose to disclose using these services can be read, collected, and used by other Members in these forums, developers, and other third parties, including advertisers. We are not responsible for the information you choose to submit in these forums. Your Groups contributions are typically searchable on our Services and some content in Groups may be public and searchable on the Internet
2.8. COMPLIANCE WITH LEGAL PROCESS AND OTHER DISCLOSURES
We may disclose your personal information if compelled by law, subpoena, or other legal process, or if necessary to enforce our User Agreement.
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information, profile information, or information about your activities as a Member or Visitor when required by law, subpoena, or other legal process, whether in the United States, or other jurisdictions, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (1) investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies; (2) enforce the User Agreement, investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, or protect the security or integrity of our Service; or (3) exercise or protect the rights, property, or safety of Layover, our Members, personnel, or others. We attempt to notify Members about legal demands for their personal information when appropriate in our judgment, unless prohibited by law or court order or when the request is an emergency. In light of our principles, we may dispute such demands when we believe, in our discretion, that the requests are overbroad, vague or lack proper authority, but do not commit to challenge every demand.
2.9. DISCLOSURES TO OTHERS AS THE RESULT OF A CHANGE IN CONTROL OR SALE OF LAYOVER
2.10 DATA PROCESSING OUTSIDE YOUR COUNTRY
We may process your information outside the country where you live.
We may transfer your information and process it outside your country of residence, wherever Layover operates.
3. YOUR CHOICES & OBLIGATIONS
3.1. RIGHTS TO ACCESS, CORRECT, OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION, AND CLOSING YOUR ACCOUNT
You can change your Layover information at any time by editing your profile, deleting content that you have posted, or by closing your account. You can also ask us for additional information we may have about your account.
You have a right to (1) access, modify, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by Layover regarding your profile, (2) change or remove your content, and (3) close your account. We generally delete closed account information and will de-personalize any logs or other backup information through the deletion process within 30 days of account closure. When our mobile application is uninstalled, the data is not deleted. It is stored on our servers and made available to you when you re-install our application. In case you want to permanently delete all your stored data on the platform, please write to our customer support, and we will assist you with the same.
Please note: Information you have shared with or that others have copied may also remain visible after you have closed your account or deleted the information from your own profile. Groups content associated with closed accounts will show an unknown user as the source. In addition, you may not be able to access, correct, or eliminate any information about you that other Members copied or exported out of our Services, because this information may not be in our control. Your public profile may be displayed in search engine results until the search engine refreshes its cache.
3.2. DATA RETENTION
We keep your information for as long as your account is active or as needed. For example, we may keep certain information even after you close your account if it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce this agreement.
4. IMPORTANT INFORMATION
4.1. MINIMUM AGE
You have to meet Layover’s minimum age requirements to create an account.
As described in Section 2.1 of the User Agreement, persons must be of Minimum Age to use Layover.
We take privacy and security seriously and have enabled HTTPS access to our site, in addition to existing SSL access over mobile devices. Also, please know that the Internet is not a secure environment, so be careful and select strong passwords.
We have implemented security safeguards designed to protect the personal information that you provide in accordance with industry standards. Access to your data on our Services is password-protected. To protect any data you store on our servers, we also regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we use a tier-one secured-access data center. However, since the Internet is not a 100% secure environment, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us. There is no guarantee that information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails, instant messaging, and similar means of communication with other Members are not encrypted, and we strongly advise you not to communicate any confidential information through these means. Please help keep your account safe by using a strong password.