Welcome to GoBubble Family, GoBubble Community, and GoBubble Enterprise, which are products designed to reduce the receipt by you, your family, and your entity, of disfavored content online, particularly sent through various social media.
All three products are related and are designed to enhance your online experiences. Individuals can use our Services to mute disfavored content directed to them online and through various social media. Entities of all kinds, including not-for-profit organizations and corporations, can integrate the GoBubble Community or GoBubble Enterprise tools to enable content moderation decisions at the entity level for the benefit of their online communities. While GoBubble intends for these Services to improve and enhance your online experiences relative to your experiences of interacting with content sent to you or your accounts online without the use of our Services no product can fully prevent your receipt of content that you or your family may find disturbing, vile, hateful, abusive, or offensive. Quite simply, the volume of disfavored content online and the constantly evolving nature of that content ensures that despite our best efforts, at least some disfavored content may be received by you, your family, or your entity. We believe that muting or substantially depressing the volume of disfavored content is beneficial to you, your family, your entity, and society. While we will endeavor to mute all such content, as directed solely by you or by the entity that contracts with us for our Services, if you do not wish to be the recipient of any such content please do not use our Services and please do not go online.
We constantly try to improve our Services, so we may update this Agreement as we offer new and improved Services. We may modify this Agreement at any time, but we will do our best to bring this to your attention by posting a notice on the Services or notifying you by email or by some other means. If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you may reject them but unfortunately you will no longer be able to use the Services. Your use of the Services in any way following notification by GoBubble Family, GoBubble Community, or GoBubble Enterprise, constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions as modified. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Services, or we may introduce new features, impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Services at any time. We’ll provide you notice when we make a material change to the Services that would adversely affect you.
You represent and warrant to us that:
This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Services is revoked in such jurisdictions.
We work hard to improve the GoBubble experience for you, so these Terms may change from time to time. We will update you when we make significant changes. Before continuing to use GoBubble Family, GoBubble Community, or GoBubble Enterprise, it will be important to review and agree to any changes.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers notify parents of children in the United States and obtain their consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13. For more information on COPPA, please click here. We only collect personal information through the Services from a child under 13 where that student’s parent or guardian has provided us with Verifiable Parental Consent allowing us to collect and use that personally identifiable information.
If you are an entity, such as a school, school district, sports league, civic organization or member association, or any other entity that serves minor children residing in the United States younger than 13 years of age that wishes to use any of our Services, we will require that you obtain such Verifiable Parental Consent as an express condition of your use of our Services, via the terms described below. You must obtain this Verifiable Parental Consent for each such child younger than 13 years of age prior to their use of the Services and disclose that personal information to us.
If we learn we have collected personal information from a child younger than 13 other than pursuant to the above, or if we learn a child younger 13 has provided us personal information beyond what we request from him or her, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
Except as expressly set forth below, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from a child under 13. GoBubble’s mechanisms and policies for compliance with COPPA meet or exceed the requirements of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation for the protection of the Personal Data of children.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that Members of the European Union take special precautions to protect the personal data of children, especially those children younger than 16 years of age. The United Kingdom has agreed to continue to implement GDPR. GDPR makes clear that younger children lack the ability to grant consent for collection or processing of their personal data. The age at which children may grant consent is set by each EU member nation and by the United Kingdom and varies from country to country. GoBubble requires a parent or legal guardian to provide consent for the use of our Services for any child residing in any EU nation or the UK based on the relevant age requirement of the nation of residence of the relevant child.
By using our Services either you agree to pay for using our Services, or the entity that established your account on your behalf agrees to pay for your Access to and use of our Services. We reserve the right to charge additional fees for certain features. We will notify you when we intend to charge for a feature. You will always have the choice whether to use those features. If you continue to use our Services or any feature after you have been notified of any applicable fees, that use constitutes your acceptance of any new or increased fees.
Note that, by using the Services, you may receive e-mail or text messages on your phone or mobile device, which may cause you to incur usage charges or other fees or costs in accordance with your wireless or data service plan. Any and all such charges, fees, or costs are your sole responsibility. You should consult with your wireless carrier to determine what rates, charges, fees, or costs may apply to your use of the Services.
This Agreement applies to all users of our Services, but there are special terms for you depending on what type of user you are and whether you use the service for free, as do the vast majority of our users, or pay for use of our Services.
If you are, for example, an individual, such as a child or parent who is added as a member of a family by a family member who has paid for GoBubble Family, or if you are an individual, such as a student, teammate, teacher, club member, who is part of a class, group, organization, or association by an entity that has purchase a paid GoBubble Community plan, or if you are an employee of an entity, such as a corporation that has purchased a paid GoBubble Enterprise plan, then you are a Participant. If you are a teacher, tutor, coach, employer, or similarly situated person who facilitates the use by Participants of either GoBubble Community or GoBubble Enterprise, then you are an Organizer. If you are agreeing to this Agreement on behalf of an organization, such as a school or school district, club, or team, you are an Organization or Enterprise.
You may not sign up for or use the Services as someone you are not; we may disable or terminate your account if you do so. Please read on below to find out what additional terms apply to you.
As a condition to using our Services, you may be required to register with us by selecting a password and providing your name and a valid email address. You will provide us with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. You may not:
We reserve the right to refuse registration of or to cancel a GoBubble account in our sole discretion. You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password. You may not transfer your account to anyone without express prior written consent of GoBubble. Violation of any of the foregoing may result in immediate termination of your account, revocation of your ability to use the Services, and may subject you to other legal consequences. GoBubble reserves the right, but will have no obligation, to investigate your use of the Services in order to determine whether a violation of the Agreement has occurred or to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
As part of the Services, you may receive communications through the Services, including messages that GoBubble sends you (for example, via SMS, emails, and push notifications). When an Organizer adds a new Participant to a Community or Enterprise, that Participant may receive a welcome message, instructions on how to stop receiving messages, and information on how to avoid certain charges. GoBubble may also send other administrative messages. BY SIGNING UP FOR THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM GoBubble AS WELL AS THE FAMILY, COMMUNITY OR ENTERPRISE AND FROM ANY ORGANIZERS AND PARTICIPANTS, AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT EACH PERSON YOU INVITE AND/OR ADD HAS CONSENTED TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS FROM YOU AND GOBUBBLE. If you connect to or use any third party services in conjunction with GoBubble, you acknowledge and consent to receive notifications and messages from those third party services. You agree to indemnify and hold GoBubble harmless for and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to your breach of the foregoing.
If you are located in Canada, you may opt out of receiving marketing messages (including text messages and emails); however, you may still receive text message and email communications that are necessary for the Services or otherwise exempt from anti-spam laws.
You agree that you may only use the Services in accordance with our Community Guidelines. All materials displayed or performed or available on the Services (including, but not limited to text, graphics, data, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, User Submissions , and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”)) are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. You may only use the Services for your own personal, non-commercial (meaning, you may not leverage the Services as a separate business) use and only in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and all laws that apply to you. We are not responsible for your use of the Services in any way that breaks the law. You agree you will abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services, and will not use, copy, modify, publish, distribute, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any purposes whatsoever any Content, third party submissions or other proprietary rights not owned by you:
You will not link to the Services without GoBubble’s prior written consent, except in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
In the course of using the Services, you may provide information which may be used by GoBubble in connection with the Services and which may be visible to certain other users. Anything you post, upload, share, store or otherwise provide through the Services are, together with any related intellectual property rights, your “User Submissions.” You retain ownership of all of your User Submissions. In order to provide you with the Services, GoBubble needs to access and use your User Submissions in certain ways. You hereby grant GoBubble a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable and transferable (only to a successor) right and license to use your User Submissions for any purpose related to providing and/or improving the Services. Because your User Submissions may be viewed or accessed by other Services users, you grant other Services users a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable right and license to access, view, edit, and use your User Submissions as may be permitted through the functionality of the Services (for example, when you send a message through the Services, the recipients of your message may be able to save, copy, edit and store that message). All information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Services is the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated and that GoBubble will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any Content. GoBubble cannot guarantee the identity of any other users you may interact with in the course of using the Services. Additionally, GoBubble cannot guarantee the authenticity of any information that users may provide about themselves. You acknowledge that all Content accessed by you while using GoBubble is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss.
Under no circumstances will GoBubble be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred in connection with your use of or exposure to any Content posted, emailed, accessed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Services.
You warrant, represent and agree that you will not contribute any Content or otherwise use (or encourage anyone else to use) the Services in a manner that:
GoBubble reserves the right to terminate access of any third party application or service to our published or unpublished APIs.
GoBubble reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to remove any Content from the Services at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if we receive claims or allegations from individuals, companies or authorities relating to that Content or if GoBubble is concerned that you may have breached the foregoing restrictions), or for no reason at all. You, not GoBubble, remain solely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise provide using, or in connection with, the Services, and you warrant that you possess all rights necessary to provide such Content to GoBubble and to grant GoBubble the rights to use such information as provided herein.
You will be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access, or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. You will be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services. You will be responsible for withholding, filing, and reporting all taxes, duties and other governmental assessments associated with your activity in connection with the Services.
Under American copyright law, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”), online service providers such as GoBubble have the right, but not the obligation, to remove material that allegedly violates someone’s copyright. We respect others’ intellectual property rights, and we reserve the right to delete or disable Content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate the accounts of repeat alleged infringers. To learn more about the DMCA, click here.
Under Canadian copyright laws, GoBubble is required to forward any notice from a copyright owner to a GoBubble user located in Canada if the copyright owner has notified GoBubble in accordance with the requirements under the Canadian Copyright Act.
GoBubble has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of or opinions expressed in any Third Party Services. In addition, GoBubble will not and cannot monitor, verify, censor or edit the content of any Third Party Services. By using the Services, you expressly relieve and hold harmless GoBubble from any and all liability arising from your use of any Third Party Services.
Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any third parties. You agree that GoBubble will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
If there is a dispute between GoBubble users, or between GoBubble users and any third party, you understand and agree that GoBubble is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release GoBubble, its officers, employees, agents, and successors in rights from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service. If you are a California resident, you will and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
GoBubble has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that GoBubble has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Services; what Content you access via the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release GoBubble from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. The Services may contain, or direct you to websites or services containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. GoBubble makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Services, and GoBubble will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Services. GoBubble makes no representations,warranties or conditions regarding suggestions or recommendations of services or products (including Content provided by users) offered or purchased through the Services. Products and services purchased or offered (whether or not following such recommendations and suggestions) the Services are provided AS IS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, FROM GOBUBBLE OR ANYONE ELSE. THE SERVICES, CONTENT, AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You will indemnify, defend and hold GoBubble, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, and employees harmless (including, without limitation, from all damages, liabilities, settlements, costs and attorneys’ fees) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to or use of the Services, your violation of this Agreement, or the infringement by you or any third party using your account of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL GOBUBBLE OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES OR THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY:
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services. You may terminate your use of the Services or your account at any time by deleting your account. GoBubble may disable or terminate your access to the Services or your account at any time, for any reason (for your violation of any term of this Agreement or without cause), and without warning or notice, which may result in the forfeiture of all information associated with your account. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services and any Content will immediately cease; however, GoBubble may retain messaging data or other data and information pursuant to this Agreement, as necessary for auditing purposes, and as required by law. Computer deletion is not an instantaneous process. If you choose to terminate your account, all data will be rendered unavailable to you immediately and your data will be deleted over time as is true of all computer deletion everywhere. Remember that communications with others in which you participated will remain available to those other users. All provisions of this Agreement which, by their nature, should survive termination, will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.
Be awesome to each other. We don’t like bullies and will remove people from GoBubble if we become aware of people trying to use it to upset others.
Report misbehavior, such as bullying. GoBubble makes it easy for you to report users if you want to and it will be flagged to our team to resolve the matter within 1 day. We won’t let the person know who reported them, ever. We promise. This report is anonymous and is there to help all of GoBubble’s users feel empowered to take care of themselves and others on GoBubble. We can take a series of corrective actions, which can include suspending the other user or removing them from the Services altogether.
Respect artists. If you aren’t the original singer of a piece of music, writer of a book, or creator of a piece of art, such as a photo or video, do not share that piece of art without getting the artist’s approval prior to sharing that art with others on GoBubble. (Please don’t copy someone else’s work or pretend it’s yours. Someone else will have worked very hard creating it and it’s their copyright.) We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you are an artist who believes that a GoBubble user has shared your copyrighted material without permission using our website or app, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Think before you post. When you share something -- a comment, an emoji, a picture or a video -- on the Internet or through an app, including through GoBubble, that sharing is essentially permanent. While there are ways to delete some content or your account, once you have shared something with someone else, that person or group of people will always have a copy of what you shared with them in their GoBubble accounts. So, we always recommend you pause for a moment before you share because the Internet creates a permanent record. Do not post anything you might later regret posting.
Respect yourself. (Please don’t post pictures, films or messages that are rude, nasty or could upset someone else. If you do share inappropriate images we may report these. And, remember others may be able to review some of the content on GoBubble so do not say or post anything that you would later be embarrassed about).
If any provision of this Agreement is declared invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect. GoBubble has the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time.
Informal Dispute Resolution. We like you. We really do like you. But, just in case we have a disagreement, we will work together to resolve that disagreement. We want to address your grievance, or ours, without resorting to a formal legal dispute. Before filing a claim against GoBubble, you and your parent or guardian agree to try to resolve the dispute informally by contacting us by email at email@example.com. We promise to try to work out any confusion or complaint amicably. If we cannot resolve our dispute within 30 days, we can proceed to a formal legal dispute.
Laws Governing Legal Disputes and Venue. The laws of the United Kingdom govern this set of Terms, as well as any dispute, claim, or controversy that may arise between you and GoBubble, despite claims to the contrary regarding conflict of laws provisions. Should a dispute need to be adjudicated between us, the only proper venue for such a dispute will be a court of law within the United Kingdom.
No Class Action or Multi-Party Lawsuits. If you have a dispute with GoBubble you may only work to resolve that on an individual basis. You or your parent or guardian, acting on your behalf or their own, may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidations with other arbitrations are not permitted as a condition of you using our service whether for free or through purchase.
Contact Information. You may contact GoBubble at:
GoBubble Ltd, Suite 233, Regus House, Chester Business Park, Chester, CH4 9QR
Offices in Cheshire +44 1244 732 468
GoBubble complies with all applicable laws regarding your privacy. Individuals from the European Union ("EU"), European Economic Area (“EEA”) or United Kingdom (“UK”) may only use our Services after providing your freely given, informed consent for GoBubble to collect, transfer, store, and share your Personal Data, as that term is defined in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. EU, EEA or UK residents may grant that consent directly to GoBubble, or to the entity that provided you with GoBubble Community or GoBubble Enterprise.
Go Bubble Ltd (“GoBubble”, “Go Bubble”, “we” or “us”) takes protecting your personal information and privacy seriously and we comply with all applicable data protection laws. The relevant data protection law will those relating to your country of residence. In general, our privacy protections are built to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which came into force on 25 May 2018 and enhances your rights in respect any personal information you share with us or that we collect about you. We apply these protections across our users across the globe. Other additional data protection laws may also govern our practices. For example, if you are a resident of the United Kingdom we comply with and your rights are also protected by the Data Protection Act 2018. If you reside in the United States, we comply with and your rights are protected by US federal law and the law of the various states. If you reside in Australia, we comply with the the Privacy Act 1988, as amended periodically.
You should also make sure you read additional privacy notices (if any) that we may provide in certain specific situations, for example if you become a client or employee of GoBubble.
Your privacy is very important to us. This policy tells you how your Personal Information is used when you use GoBubble’s Services. By using GoBubble, you acknowledge that you have read and accepted these policies.
GoBubble products are designed to reduce the receipt by you, your family, and your entity, of disfavored content online, particularly sent through various social media.
You are responsible for any Content you provide in connection with the Services. We cannot control the actions of anyone with whom you or any other GoBubble users may choose to share information. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that Content you or any user posts on the Services will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Although we may allow our users to set privacy options that limit access to certain parts of the Services, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and that we are not responsible for circumvention of any security measures contained on the Services. GoBubble does not encourage you to make any personally identifiable information (Personal Information) public other than what is necessary for you to use our Services. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of Content may remain viewable in cached pages, archives and storage backups or if other users have copied or stored your Content. We will make efforts to remove the Content under our control that is not part of another user's account.
GoBubble complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations that apply to individuals of the EU, EEA, Switzerland, or the UK. GoBubble may lawfully transfer EU, EEA, UK or Swiss individuals' Personal Data, as that term is defined in the EU's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").
Here is what this policy covers: all information that you provide to us and that we collect while you are using GoBubble. This policy does not cover third party companies that we do not control but who help us operate our service. Those third party companies must adhere to privacy and security obligations in a manner consistent with GoBubbles policies and practices. Keep reading, there is more about this later!
We receive and store any information you knowingly enter on the Services, whether via computer, mobile phone, other wireless device, or that you provide to us in any other way. With your express consent, you may be able to upload, import or sync contact information from your mobile device (for example, from your address book) to GoBubble. This information may include Personal Information such as: your name, your user name, password, phone numbers, email addresses, photographs, and, in certain circumstances, your school and/or district, video that may contain your voice and image, club, team or Organization or Enterprise affiliation (which may be used to validate your account or to provide you with notifications via the Services from a teacher, school and/or district, class, group, club, team or affiliated Organization or Enterprise ("Notifications"), or any other information necessary for us to provide our Services. You may choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of many of our features. We use the Personal Information we receive about you to provide you with the Services and also for purposes such as:
You may modify or remove your Personal Information at any time by logging into your account. If an Organizer uploads or adds information about you to your account, you may have to contact and work directly with that Organizer in order to modify or remove that information.
The information you provide to GoBubble is also used to analyze usage and improve our products and services. We do not show or share your Personal Information without your permission except in the few circumstances described here. We may also review account information to protect the safety of our community.
We receive and store certain types of information whenever you use the Services. GoBubble automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including GoBubble cookie information, the page you requested, and other usage information such as your activity on the Services, the numbers and frequency of visitors to our site and its components (similar to TV ratings that indicate how many people watched a particular show). None of this information constitutes Personal Information. Certain information that is collected automatically, such as device ID, IP address, session information, and browsing information that is associated with a user will be treated as Personal Information.
We also may provide to our partners aggregate information derived from automatically collected information about how our users, collectively, use our Services. We may share this type of non-personally identifiable, aggregated statistical data so that our partners also understand how often people use their services as well as our Services.
There is certain information that we gather automatically when you use GoBubble, such as navigation and cookie information. Some of this information is collected and used in an aggregate and anonymized way to help improve our service. If Personal Information is included, we treat it carefully like all other Personal Information.
A pixel is a small amount of code on a web page or in an email notification. As many services do, we (or our agents) may use pixels to learn whether you've interacted with certain web or email content on our Services. This helps us measure and improve our Services and personalize your experience on GoBubble.
Local storage is an industry-standard technology that allows a website or application to store information locally on your computer or mobile device. We use local storage to customize what we show you based on your past interactions with Gobubble.
GoBubble uses these technologies to deliver, measure, and improve our Services in various ways. These uses generally fall into one of the following categories:
For example, these technologies help authenticate your access to GoBubble and prevent unauthorized parties from accessing your account.
To remember information about your browser and your preferences.
For example, cookies may help us remember your preferred language or country that you are in. We can then provide you with GoBubble content in your preferred language without having to ask you each time you visit GoBubble. We can also customize content based on your country, such as disabling SMS, or to withhold certain content based on applicable local laws.
To help us improve and understand how people use our Services.
For example, cookies help us test different versions of our services to see which particular features or content users prefer or to share information about our services to you as you interact online across the internet. We might also optimize and improve your experience on GoBubble by using cookies to see how you interact with our services, such as when and how often you use them and what links you click on.
Your personal information may be used for the purposes specified in this Policy and, in particular, we may use your personal information for the following purposes:
We will retain your personal data only for as long as needed for the purposes we collected or processed it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any contractual, legal, accounting, reporting or taxation requirements. To calculate the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes in any other way, as well as applicable legal requirements.
GoBubble complies with all laws and regulations regarding the personal information of minors, including, but not limited to the United Kingdom’s Age Appropriate Design Code, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, and the United States’ Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act ("COPPA").
GoBubble complies with the Age Appropriate Design Code and the General Data Protection Regulation. If you are younger than 16 years of age before using GoBubble we must obtain the consent of your parent or guardian to collect, process, share, store, or use your personal data.
GoBubble strictly complies with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR requires that GoBubble obtain the consent of a parent or guardian prior to the collection, processing, sharing, storing, or use of data of minors. Each country in the EU has determined the age of minors below which consent is required and GoBubble strictly complies with these requirements.
COPPA requires that online service providers obtain parental consent and provide notice before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are younger than 13 years of age ("under-13 users"). GoBubble typically relies on a school, school district, club, association, organization, or corporation to obtain Verifiable Parental Consent to provide our services to under-13 users. Pursuant to COPPA, we may collect an under-13 user's name (first name and last initial), date of birth, email address and/or telephone number in order to operate and provide the Services, and we may collect the under-13 user's parent's (or legal guardian's) email address in order to provide notice to the child's parent or guardian that we may contact the under-13 Participant for the purpose of allowing access to and use of the Services. If GoBubble does not receive Verifiable Parental Consent within a reasonable time period, the under-13 account and his/her Personal Information will be deleted. If an under-13 Participant's account is inactive for at least twelve months, GoBubble's policy is to delete the Personal Information. If we learn we have collected Personal Information from an under-13 Participant other than pursuant to the above, or if we learn that an under-13 Participant has provided us Personal Information beyond what we request from him or her, we will delete that information as quickly as possible after we have identified it. If you believe that an under-13 Participant may have provided us Personal Information in violation of this paragraph, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for an under-13 user to gain access to additional features or services, GoBubble may employ one or more methods approved by the Federal Trade Commission for verifying parental consent.
While COPPA requires GoBubble to follow these procedures for under-13 users in the United States, GoBubble employs the same process to obtain consent for all users under 13 years old.
Users may have the choice of associating their account with a Community or Enterprise through GoBubble, such as a school, team, sports league, association, group, or company). This may be required (for example) for employees by an employer and may be either required or strongly encouraged for other types of Organizers in order to use certain features of the Services. Other users may attend a school or school district that contracts with GoBubble for use of our Services, and this may automatically create an account for all the students, teachers, parents and relevant administrators of that class, school, or district and associate their accounts with the class, school, or district.
By associating your account with an Organization, you acknowledge and agree that an Organizer may be able to view your User Submissions (including your Personal Information and messaging content). In addition, Organizers may be able to make administrative changes to your account.
GoBubble relies on its Participants to provide accurate Personal Information in order to provide our Services. We try our best to protect that information and make sure that we are responsible in handling, disclosing, and retaining your data. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone. If other GoBubble users, other individuals or companies whose products you choose to use, have access to your Personal Information (for example, your messaging content), they may use and share that information in ways that GoBubble cannot, and does not, control. GoBubble shares your Personal Information in personally identifiable form as described below.
If GoBubble (or substantially all of its assets) is acquired by another company, user information may be one of the assets transferred to or acquired by that company. You acknowledge that such a transfer may occur, and that any acquirer of GoBubble may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy. You will be notified via email or some other means of any change in ownership or uses of your Personal Information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your Personal Information (including the right to delete your information). If GoBubble goes out of business without a successor, GoBubble would delete your information..
We may release Personal Information when we believe in good faith that release is necessary to:
We also may be required to disclose an individual's Personal Information in response to a lawful request by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
You will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with agents or companies other than GoBubble or the entity that established your GoBubble account on your behalf and you will be given the option to prevent the sharing of this information unless GoBubble determines that not disclosing this to you prior to your information being shared is necessary to comply with applicable laws or legal processes or we are prohibited by law or legal processes from informing you in advance.
If there is any other reason we need to share your Personal Information (other than for legal reasons), we will get your consent first.
The security of Personal Information in the school environment is a top priority for GoBubble.
GoBubble has protections in place to enhance our users' security, and routinely update these protections. We have administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure of or access to Personal Information. GoBubble endeavors to protect user information and to ensure that user account information is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of user account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. If GoBubble knows or becomes aware of a security breach of its users' personally identifiable information, GoBubble will notify affected users as required by applicable laws and may post a notice on the Services as required by applicable law(s).
The security of your Personal Information is extremely important to us and we take measures internally to make sure your information is safe with us. We routinely update our security features and implement new protections for your data. If we learn that your data was breached, we will notify you as soon as possible so you can take actions to protect your data.
You may be able to access certain third party products through GoBubble's Services to share content to or from another website or app. These are not GoBubble products; they are another company's and we do not control their privacy and security practices so only you can decide whether to connect your GoBubble account with another company's services.
GoBubble acknowledges that individuals from the EU, EEA, UK and various states in the United States have the right to access the Personal Information that we maintain about them. Any individual who seeks access to, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, or to port their data to another, similar service should direct their query to email@example.com. If requested to remove data, we will respond within a reasonable timeframe.
You also have the right to request access to the Personal Information we hold about you in order to verify the Personal Information we have collected in respect of you and to have a general account of our uses of that Personal Information. Upon receipt of your written request to our Privacy Team (contact information below), GoBubble will provide you with a copy of your Personal Information although in certain limited circumstances, we may not be able to make all relevant Personal Information available to you such as where that information also pertains to another individual or as otherwise required or permitted by law. In such circumstances We will provide reasons for the denial to you upon request. We will endeavor to deal with all requests for access and modifications in a timely manner.
You may request deletion of your GoBubble account by accessing your account online or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note, if you are a Participant or Organizer and you request to delete your account, GoBubble may notify the Organization or Enterprise. Please note that certain information may remain in our records, server logs and archives after deletion of your account. GoBubble retains this information for purposes such as diagnosing problems with the service and for auditing legal investigations, but reserves the right to delete this information in accordance with its standard business practices in effect from time to time. Further, information and other content you have provided may remain visible elsewhere to the extent such content was copied or stored by other users.
If you reside in California you are entitled to exercise certain rights outlined in the California Consumer Protection Act. You may access the information we collect about you, modify it or delete it by contacting us at email@example.com. GoBubble will not and may not discriminate against you for exercising these rights.
If we make material changes to the types of Personal Information we collect or how we use Personal Information collected from under-13 users we will notify parents by email in order to obtain consent for the new uses of the child's Personal Information.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy when using GoBubble's Services, please contact us and send us a detailed message at the contact information below. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.
Contact Information. You may contact GoBubble at:
GoBubble Ltd, Suite 233, Regus House, Chester Business Park, Chester, CH4 9QR
Offices in Cheshire +44 1244 732468
We encourage you to contact us using the information provided here if you have any questions or concerns about how we use your information.
You have the right to complain about us or the way we have processed your personal information to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk) or the data protection authority of your country of residence. However, we would welcome the chance to address your concerns swiftly and properly before you contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, so please consider contacting us in the first instance via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Notice or Cookies Policy. Please contact us via email@example.com and please mark the message for the attention of the Data Protection Officer, Chief Operating Officer.
Effective date March 9, 2022