Effective Date: December 28, 2010
How GetGlue Works
The GetGlue website and mobile apps enable you to “check in” to your entertainment and get entertainment recommendations based on your likes, what your friends like and what’s popular now. GetGlue works by recognizing books, music, movies, wine, restaurants, and other entertainment on GetGlue.com and on popular pages around the web. You rate your favorites to create a personal taste profile. The GetGlue software saves the items that you check-in to and the things you like, and recommends to you other things that you may be interested in. You can share your opinion and leave a comment, posting information to be displayed publicly under your user name. You can get free stickers and, from time to time, additional offers and rewards. Additionally, you can choose to add the GetGlue app to your web browser and it will appear automatically on certain popular sites around the web.
You are in control of what information about yourself and your network activities you share with us and with other GetGlue users. Visit http://getglue.com/settings to configure your account settings to reflect your privacy preferences.
What information does GetGlue collect and how?
Personal information collected by GetGlue is information voluntarily provided to us by you when you create your account or change your account information. Currently, information that we save about you includes your display name, your email address, and your user id. In addition, if you request free stickers or other rewards to be physically mailed to you, GetGlue will ask you for your mailing address. This mailing address is only used to mail you the stickers or other rewards and is not used for any other purpose. Once the particular stickers or other rewards are sent to you, we no longer save your mailing address.
GetGlue stores your entertainment check ins, likes, dislikes and comments that you provide us with. In addition, if you add GetGlue to your browser, it will by default store the books, movies, music, shows, games and topics you visit around the web on popular sites. By visiting http://getglue.com/settings, you can set your account to hide your visits so that things you have checked out won’t be shown on your profile. When you unsubscribe from the GetGlue service, all data that we have saved about you is deleted.
How GetGlue uses your personal information
Information collected about your Internet usage, your “likes” and “dislikes”, and information you post, is displayed to the public, together with your chosen user name, according to the user account settings selected by you when you join GetGlue or update your account. Your profile by default is visible on the GetGlue.com website and mobile apps. You can change this by visiting http://getglue.com/settings.
The only way for third party applications or services to access your information is by you giving them explicit permission to do so. When you give permission to share your information with other websites (eg., when you agree to a pop up requesting you to allow another application to access your account information), GetGlue uses standard OAuth (open authorization) technology to allow us to share information about you that is stored by us (eg., your checkins and likes) without sharing your security credentials. You only authenticate on our site. The only way a third party is permitted to access your info is by using standard OAuth protocol.
We will also use your personal information to contact you from time to time by email: regarding updates to our policies and to GetGlue software; to send you our weekly digest or other information that we feel may be of interest to you; or to provide you stickers or other rewards or information about how to obtain them. The GetGlue service includes a weekly digest of new activity. You may elect to turn off the digest by visiting http://getglue.com/settings. You may choose to unsubscribe from our emails by using the “unsubscribe” link on the bottom of the email.
We also use your mailing address to mail you physical stickers or other rewards if you explicitly request that. Your mailing address is not stored longer than necessary to mail you the item in connection with which the mailing address was provided.
Your information will be accessed by GetGlue employees as necessary to provide customer support and troubleshoot problems.
We may also release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce or apply our Conditions of Use and other agreements, or to protect the rights of AdaptiveBlue or others. Your personal information is, of course, subject to disclosure pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants or orders.
How does GetGlue protect your personal information?
Information collected about you is protected in several ways.
When you provide us with your email, mailing address or other personal information, these are stored in our secure database in encrypted format. When your personal information is sent between the web browser and the server, it is also encrypted using modern encryption standards in order prevent unauthorized parties from viewing such information while it is being transferred.
Your credentials are never shared with any GetGlue partners; you only authenticate on the GetGlue site or apps.
When you request physical stickers or other items to be mailed to you, items are mailed to “GetGlue User” at the address you provide. Your name is not used or shared with any distribution agent.
Access by you to your personal information is available through a password and unique user ID selected by you. Your password is encrypted. We strongly recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone.
You can customize your privacy and other settings by visiting http://getglue.com/settings.
Reviewing, changing, and deleting your personal information
At any time, you may request to view or update the personal information that is associated with your account and stored by GetGlue. You may also request that we correct, delete some or all personal and/or non-personal information that we have collected about you. We will promptly fulfill your request and provide you confirmation when the information has been deleted. To request any change or deletion of your personal information, or your entire GetGlue account, visit http://getglue.com/settings.
GetGlue is committed to the protection and preservation of children’s privacy. Parents and guardians of any child under 13 have the right to consent to GetGlue’s collection and use of personal information from their child without consenting to its disclosure to third parties. Parents have the right to review personal information collected from their child and also the right to have such information, or any portion of it, deleted. To exercise these rights, or to request deletion of your child’s GetGlue account and related data, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions or concerns?