Privacy Policy

Basic Account Information

You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public Midbee profiles or watching a broadcast on Periscope’s website. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On Midbee this includes a display name (for example, “Midbee Moments”), a username (for example, @MidbeeMoments), a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. If you choose to create a professional account, you must also provide us with your professional category, and may provide us with additional information, including street address, contact email address, and contact phone number, all of which will always be public. 

 

Public Information

Most activity on Midbee is public, including your profile information 2, your display language, when you created your account, and your Shares and certain information about your Shares like the date, time, and application and version of Midbee you Shareed from. You also may choose to publish your location in your Shares or your Midbee profile. When you share audio or visual content on our service we may analyze that data to operate our services, for example by providing audio transcription. The lists you create, people you follow and who follow you, and Shares you Like or ReShare are also public. If you like, ReShare, reply, or otherwise publicly engage with an ad on our services, that advertiser might thereby learn information about you associated with the ad with which you engaged such as characteristics of the audience the ad was intended to reach. Broadcasts (including Midbee Spaces) you create are public along with when you created them. Your engagement with broadcasts, including viewing, listening, commenting, speaking, reacting to, or otherwise participating in them, either on Periscope (subject to your settings) or on Midbee, is public along with when you took those actions. On Periscope, so are your hearts, comments, the number of hearts you’ve received, which accounts you are a Superfan of, and whether you watched a broadcast live or on replay. Any engagement with another account’s broadcast will remain part of that broadcast for as long as it remains on our services. Information posted about you by other people who use our services may also be public.

You are responsible for your Shares and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on Midbee, such as by deleting a Share or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Midbee.com, Midbee for iOS, and Midbee for Android.

By publicly posting content, you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible, including through our APIs, and directing those accessing the information through our APIs to do the same. To facilitate the fast global dissemination of Shares to people around the world, we use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use - for example, displaying Shares on a news website or analyzing what people say on Midbee. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with Midbee, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on Midbee. For more information about how we make public data on Midbee available to the world, visit https://midbee.com/developers.

 

Contact Information and Address Books

We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. Subject to your settings, we also use contact information to enable certain account features , to send you information about our services, and to personalize our services, including ads. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Midbee to that number as your country’s laws allow. Midbee also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from Midbee. You can also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or here.

You can choose to upload and sync your address book on Midbee so that we can help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others.

You can sign up for Periscope with an account from another service like Midbee, Google, or Facebook, or connect your Periscope account to these other services. If you do, we will use information from that service, including your email address, friends, or contacts list, to recommend other accounts or content to you or to recommend your account or content to others. You can control whether your Periscope account is discoverable by email through your Periscope settings.

If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

 

Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications

We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, you can use Direct Messages to have non-public conversations on Midbee, protect your Shares, or host private broadcasts on Periscope. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes link scanning for malicious content, detection of spam 4, abuse and prohibited images, and use of reported issues. We also use information about whom you have communicated with and when (but not the content of those communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with Midbee content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a Share, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy 5 of your communications on Midbee - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.

 

Payment Information

You may provide us with payment information6, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services. If you make a payment or send money using Midbee features or services, including through an intermediary, we may receive information about your transaction such as when it was made or when a subscription is set to expire or auto-renew.

 

How You Control the Information You Share with Us

Your Privacy and safety settings let you decide:

  • Whether your Shares are publicly available on Midbee
  • Whether others can tag you in a photo
  • Whether you will be able to receive Direct Messages from anyone on Midbee or just your followers
  • Whether others can find you based on your email or phone number
  • Whether you upload your address book to Midbee for storage and use
  • When and where you may see sensitive content on Midbee
  • Whether you want to block or mute other Midbee accounts