Privacy Policy

It’s really hard to make everyone happy with a Privacy Policy. Most people who use Social Hooey want something short and easy to understand. 

With that in mind, we’ve written our Privacy Policy as simply as possible to empower you to make informed decisions when you use Social Hooey by making sure you understand and have control over the information we collect, how it’s used, and when it’s shared.

So if you skip reading every word of the Privacy Policy, at least know this:

To use some of our products and services you need to have an account, and to create an account, you need to provide us certain information. Likewise, if you use our paid products and services, we cannot provide them to you without getting payment information. Basically, certain information is necessary if you want to use many of our products and services.

Personal Accounts. 

If you create an account, you must provide us with some information so that we can provide our services to you. This includes a display name (for Social Hooey); a username  a password; an email address or phone number; a date of birth. You can also choose to share your location in your profile, and to upload your address book to  Social Hooey  to help find people you may know. Your profile information, which includes your display name and username, is always public.

Professional Accounts. If you create a professional account, you also need to provide us with a professional category, and may provide us with other information, including street address, contact email address, and contact phone number, all of which will always be public.

Payment Information. In order to purchase ads or other offerings provided as part of our paid products and services you will need to provide us payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address.

Preferences. When you set your preferences using your settings, we collect that information so that we can respect your preferences.

Usage Information. We collect information about your activity on  Social Hooey including:

Content you post  and information about your broadcast activity, including broadcasts you’ve created and when you created them, your lists, bookmarks, and communities you are a part of.

Your interactions with other users’ content, such as likes, shares, replies, if other users mention or tag you in content or if you mention or tag them, and broadcasts you’ve participated in (including your viewing history, listening, commenting, speaking, and reacting).

How you interact with others on the platform, such as people you follow and people who follow you, and when you use Direct Messages, including the contents of the messages, the recipients, and date and time of messages.

If you communicate with us, such as through email, we will collect information about the communication and its content.
We collect information on links you interact with across our services (including in our emails sent to you).

Information about your connection, such as your IP address and browser type.
Information about your device and its settings, such as device and advertising ID, operating system, carrier, language, memory, apps installed, and battery level.
Your device address book, if you’ve chosen to share it with us.

Log Information. We may receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our products and services, even if you have not created an account or are signed out, such as:

IP address; browser type and language; operating system; the referring webpage; access times; pages visited; location; your mobile carrier; device information (including device and application IDs); search terms and IDs (including those not submitted as queries); ads shown to you on Social Hooey and identifiers associated with cookies. 

Advertisements. When you view or interact with ads we serve on or off Social Hooey, we may collect information about those views or interactions.

Cookies and similar technologies. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our products and services such as searching and looking at public profiles. You can learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.

Interactions with our content on third-party sites. When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate Social Hooey  content such as embedded timelines we may receive log information that includes the web page you visited.

When you use other online products and services, they may share information about that usage with us.

How We Use Information

Breaking down how we use the information we collect is not simple because of the way the systems that bring our services to you work. For example, the same piece of information may be used differently for different purposes to ultimately deliver a single service. We think if you have questions that are not answered, you can always contact us.