We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, use the Services to send or receive a message (a "psst"), request customer support or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your username, password, email address, phone number, age and any other information you choose to provide.
When you send or receive pssts, we also temporarily collect, process and store the contents of the pssts (such as photos, videos and/or captions) on our servers. The contents of pssts are also temporarily stored on the devices of recipients. Once all recipients have viewed a psst, we automatically delete the psst from our servers and our Services are programmed to delete the psst from the recipients’ devices. We cannot guarantee that deletion always occurs within a particular timeframe. We also cannot prevent others from making copies of your pssts (e.g., by taking a photo using a camera or alternative measures of screenshot capabilities). If we are able to detect that the recipient has captured a screenshot of a psst that you send, we will attempt to notify you. In addition, as for any other digital information, there may be ways to access pssts while still in temporary storage on recipients’ devices or, forensically, even after they are deleted.
When you access or use our Services, we automatically collect information about you, including:
We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Services. For instance, when you complete in-app purchases from your mobile device, we may collect information about you from the provider of your device operating system when they process the purchases on our behalf. Please note that we do not receive your payment method information from the operating system providers.
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 pssts;
We work with Google Analytics to provide analytics in connection with the Psst! mobile application. 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 Psst! specific issues.
We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from users under the age of seventeen. We do not allow any person under the age of 17 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.
Through settings in our Services, you can choose whether to accept messages only from users you have added to your friends list, or from any other Psst! user who determines your username. If you choose to receive pssts only from your friends, and a user who is not on your friends list attempts to send you a message or add you as a friend, you will receive a notification and have the option of adding the user to your friends list.
You also have the ability to delete users from your friends list which will also delete your username from their list and block them at any time.
You may update or correct information about yourself by editing your account settings within our Services. If you wish to delete your account, please visit https://support.psstchat.com/delete-account, 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.
Certain features of the Services require access to your device's native phonebook and image storage applications (e.g., to find friends or to store a psst in your photo gallery). If you choose to find friends, the names and phone numbers in your device's native phonebook will be transmitted to Psst!. If you later decide to revoke your consent and prevent us from continuing to access your phonebook and image storage applications, you can do so by either changing the settings on your device, if this settings option is provided by your device operating system, or by following the standard uninstall process and removing our Services from your device. On iOS devices, you can grant or revoke your consent at any time and prevent us from continuing to access your phonebook and image storage applications by changing the settings on your device.
When you first launch any features of our Services that collect location information, you will be asked to consent to our collection of this information. If you initially consent to our collection of location information, you can subsequently stop the collection of this information by changing the preferences on your mobile device. If you do so, certain features of our Services will no longer function. You may also stop our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove our Services from your device.
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.
Psst! may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device (Android) or by changing your settings within our Services (Android).