TUVU Privacy Policy

Last modified: March 18, 2021

The TUVU mobile application (“App”), the website located at www.TUVU.com (the “Site”), and the social media network services offered through our platform (the “Services”) are owned and operated by Potomac Technologies LLC dba TUVU.

TUVU respects and protects the privacy of the users that use our Services. We maintain strict policies to ensure the privacy of those who use our Services or those who may just be visiting (together, “End Users”). This policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes the types of information we may collect from you and our practices for how we collect, use, maintain, protect, and disclose such information. The way that we collect and use your information depends on the way you access the Services (whether by Site or by App). This Privacy Policy also includes a description of certain rights that you may have over information that we may collect from you.

By using the Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is to not use our Services.

Data Collection Summary

Categories of Personal Information Do we Collect? Do we Disclose for a business purpose? Do we sell?
Identifiers: (Contact details, such as real name, alias, telephone number, unique personal identifiers, online identifiers, IP address, email address, and account name. This includes contact details from the Contact List of your device if you choose to share it.) YES YES NO
Categories of Information described in the California Customer Records statute: (including name, email, and phone number) YES YES NO
Commercial Information: (Transaction information, purchase history, financial details, and payment information) YES YES NO
Inferences Drawn from other Personal Information to Create a Profile About a Consumer: (Inferences drawn from any of the collected personal information listed above to create a profile or summary about, for example, an individual’s preferences and characteristics) YES YES NO
Characteristics of Protected Classifications under California or Federal Law (gender and date of birth) YES YES NO
Geolocation Data: (device location) YES YES NO
Internet or other Electronic Network Activity Information: (Browsing history, search history, online behavior, interest data, and interactions with our and other websites, applications, systems, and advertisements) YES NO NO
Biometric Information: (Fingerprints and voiceprints) NO NO NO
Audio, Visual, or Similar Information: (Images and audio, video, or call recordings created in connection with our business activities) YES NO NO
Professional or Employment Related Information: (Business contact details in order to provide you our services at a business level, job title as well as work history and professional qualifications) NO NO NO
Non-Public Education Information (per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) (Student records and directory information) NO NO NO

Information that TUVU Collects

Types of Information Collected

Personal Data

“Personal Data” is information by which you may be personally identified. TUVU may collect the following Personal Data from you:

• Name;
• Email;
• Phone Number;
• Screen Name;
• Profile Photos;
• Password;
• Payment Information (facilitated by third party providers);
• Birthdate; and
• Gender Expression.

Non-Personal Data

Non-personal data includes any data that cannot be used on its own to identify, trace, or identify a person. We may collect your IP Address, device information, or location information. When non-Personal Data you give to us is combined with Personal Data we collect about you, it will be treated as Personal Data and we will only use it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How we collect information

We collect information about you in three ways:
(1) When you provide it to us directly through an interaction with us; for example

When you register for an account;
When you participate in surveys; and
When you contact us for service requests.
When you choose to share it, such as access to your Contact List on your device

(2) Through automated collection methods like cookies; and
(3) When we obtain the information through a third party, including third party data verification entities or when you choose to login via a connected email or social media account.

Why we collect and how we use your information. (Legal Basis)

We collect and use your Personal Data when we have a legitimate purpose to do so, including the following reasons:

To confirm your identity to use the Services;

When it is necessary for the general functioning of the Services, including to facilitate orders, payments, or to contact you;
When it is necessary in connection with any contract you have entered into with us (including our terms of service or when you make a purchase through the site) or to take steps prior to entering into a contract with us;
When we have a legitimate interest in processing your information for the purpose of providing or improving our Services;
When we have a legitimate interest in using the information for the purpose of contacting
you, subject to compliance with applicable law; or
When we have a legitimate interest in using the information for the purpose

We may use aggregated (anonymized) information about our End Users, and information that does
not identify any individual, without restriction.

Information Collected from Third Parties

Information from our service providers: We may receive information about you from third-party service providers that we engage for verification, log-in, or marketing our products and services.

Information from social media sites and other publicly available sources: When you interact or engage with us on social media sites through posts, comments, questions and other interactions, we may collect such publicly accessible information, including profile information, to allow us to connect with you, improve our products, or better understand user reactions and issues. We must tell you that once collected, this information may remain with us even if you delete it from the social media sites.

Accessing and Controlling Your Information

If you would like to prevent us from collecting your information completely, you should cease use of our Services as our platform does not operate without collecting information. You can also control certain data via these other methods:

Opt-out of non-essential electronic communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional notices, newsletters, and other non-essential messages by using the ‘unsubscribe' function included in all such messages. However, you will continue to receive notices and essential transactional emails.
Optional information: You can always choose not to fill in non-mandatory fields when you submit any form linked to our services.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act residents of the state of California have additional data rights. We provide the same control and rights over your data no matter where you choose to live in the United States. As a user of TUVU, you have the following control over your data:

Right to access: You have the right to access (and obtain a copy of, if required) the categories of personal information that we hold about you, including the information's source, purpose and period of processing, and the persons to whom the information is shared.

Right to rectification: You have the right to update the information we hold about you or to rectify any inaccuracies. Based on the purpose for which we use your information, you can instruct us to add supplemental information about you in our database.

Right to erasure: You have the right to request that we delete your personal information in certain circumstances, such as when it is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Right to restriction of processing: You may also have the right to request to restrict the use of your information in certain circumstances, such as when you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Right to data portability: You have the right to transfer your information to a third party in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, in circumstances where the information is processed with your consent or by automated means.

Right to object: You have the right to object to the use of your information in certain circumstances, such as the use of your personal information for direct marketing.

Exercise Your Data Rights

We also recognize that you have the right to prohibit sale of your data, but we do not sell data.

You can exercise the rights described above, by making adjustments in your user account. Only you, or an agent authorized to make a request on your behalf, may make a request related to your personal information.

We cannot respond to your request if, (i) we cannot verify your identity; or (ii) your request lacks sufficient details to help us handle the request. We will make our best efforts to respond to your request within 45 days of its receipt. If we cannot respond in 45 days, we will inform you, in writing, the reason for the delay and will respond to your request within 90 days. Any information we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the request's receipt.

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request. We are not obligated to provide responses to your data requests more than twice in a 12-month period.

How Long do we Store Personal Data?

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is collected. This length of time may vary according to the nature of your relationship with us. Personal Data will be purged after five years of nonuse of an account.

Automated Data Collection Methods


A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are used to help us manage and report on your interaction with the Site. Through cookies, we are able to collect information that we use to improve the Services, authenticate your login credentials, manage multiple instances of the Site in a single browser, keep track of usernames and passwords, monitor click-stream data, and tailor your experience on the Services. Cookies may also collect other data such as the date and time you visited the Site, and your current IP address. If you turn off cookies, your experience on the Services will be significantly impaired or prevented.

Log Files

We use means through the Services to collect IP addresses, browser types, and access times. We use this information to optimize our platform and maintain system security.

Users under the age of 13

Our Services are not intended for anyone under 13 and we do not knowingly collect Personal Data from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or register on the Services, make any purchases, use any of the interactive or public comment features, or provide any information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Data from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at the email address listed below.

Do Not Track Settings

We do not track our Users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising
and do not specifically respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.

Who We Share Data With

We may use aggregated (anonymized) information about our End Users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We do not sell or otherwise disclose Personal Data specific personal or transactional information to anyone except as
described below.

Other Users

Similar to other social media networks, your public account data, including but not limited to your
username, bio, profile picture, and related content, will be viewable by other users of the TUVU

Affiliates and Subsidiaries

We may, for our legitimate interests, share your information with entities under common ownership or control with us who will process your information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy and subject to appropriate safeguards. Such parent companies, affiliates, or subsidiaries may be located in the United States.

Successors in Interest.

We may, for our legitimate interests, share your information with a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of our assets, in which Personal Data about our End Users is among the assets transferred. You will be notified of any such change by a prominent notice displayed on our Services or by e-mail. Any successor in interest to this Privacy Policy will be bound to the Privacy Policy at the time of transfer.

Law enforcement and other governmental agencies.

We may share your information when we believe in good faith that such sharing is reasonably necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding possible illegal activities or to comply with legal process. This may involve the sharing of your information with law enforcement, government agencies, courts, and/or other organizations.

Service Providers.

We may, for our legitimate interests, share certain information with contractors, service providers, third party authenticators, and other third parties we use to support our business and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep Personal Data confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. Some of the functions that our service providers provide are as follows:

Host server infrastructure and storage;
Business analytics services;
In-App user management;
Identity verification management;
Payment processing and fraud protection;
Marketing, sales, and service management; and
Email management services.

Third-Party Services and Websites

TUVU is not responsible for the privacy policies or other practices employed by websites linked to, or from, our Site or App nor the information or content contained therein, and we encourage you to read the privacy statements of any linked third party. This includes sharing information via social media websites.

Data Storage and How TUVU Protects Your Information

TUVU stores basic End User data on our servers including name, email, phone number, address, and username. Payment information is processed and stored by our partners or service providers. Personal Data about End Users is stored within the United States. The Services are only intended to be used inside the United States. If you are using the Services from the EEA or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your Personal Data to the United States. The United States may have laws which are different, and potentially not as protective, as the laws of your own country. By providing your Personal Data, you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy. For the avoidance of doubt, our platform is not intended for any users outside of the United States.

TUVU employs physical, electronic, and managerial control procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to your information. We choose these safeguards based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect, process and store and the current state of technology. Our outsourced service providers who support our operations are also vetted to ensure that they too have the appropriate organizational and technical measures in place to protect your information

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to the Services. Any transmission of information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Services. In the event that there is breach in the information that we hold; we shall notify of such breach via email or via notice on the Services.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page. If we make material changes to how we treat our End Users’ Personal Data, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified in your account or through a prominent notice on the Site or App. Such changes will be effective when posted. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. Your continued use of our Services following the posting of any modification to this Privacy Policy shall constitute your acceptance of the amendments to this Privacy Policy. You can choose to discontinue use of the Service if you do not accept any modified version of this Privacy Policy.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like to file a request about the data we
hold or file a deletion request, please contact us at support@TUVU.com.