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Privacy Policy

Welcome to Kimeo! Last Updated October 09, 2018

Your data and privacy is important to us here at Startup Machine and our affiliates (Kimeo, us, we or our).We created this policy to make sure you understand what data we collect about you, what we do with it, and how we protect your data when you use the Kimeo application (the app or the Kimeo application), including when you earn or redeem Kin currency, or visit our website at www.Kimeoapp.com (the Services).


  • Information you give us directly.

    In connection with providing Services to you, we collect certain information from you directly, such as:

    • Registration information: when you sign up to use the app, you provide us with basic contact information like your phone number.
    • Survey and Task Responses: when you respond to any surveys, polls, questionnaires or tasks (together, Surveys) that we offer, we collect your responses and results ( Survey Responses). We also collect information about which Surveys you elect to complete and how you respond to the Survey, including how quickly you respond to the questions, and how long you take to complete a Survey.
    • Survey and Task Preferences: We may also ask you about which Surveys you prefer to see from us, or from which companies.
    • Communications: when you reach out to us (through, for example, in-app reports made by you or emails sent by you to us), we collect and store the content and details of that communication, including things like date, time, content and method of communication, identity verification information (if applicable) and resolution (if applicable).
    • Kin Wallet Information: when you sign up to earn and spend Kin currency within the app, we collect information necessary to facilitate transactions involving Kin (such as the transaction value and the person with whom you are transacting; or if you're transferring Kin to someone else, that person's Kin Wallet information and details about the transfer), and create or connect your public wallet address.
  • Information we get when you use our Services

    We collect certain information when you use our Services to, for example, earn, redeem or transfer Kin. Such information includes things like:

    • Log and data usage information: we collect and process a record of your activity on our servers. This information may include details such as the date and time a message was sent, your internet protocol (IP) address, and how you use third-party websites or services accessed through the app.
    • Device information: we collect information from and about the device you use to access our Services, which may include information like your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
    • Location information: based on your IP address, we may collect information about your general geographical location (which may identify you as being in a particular city or state/province), but we do not use GPS or similar methods to collect information about your precise location.
    • Kin transaction information: when you choose to earn, spend or transfer Kin within the app, we collect and process a record of your transactions. Such information may include things like the date and time of a transaction, information identifying your account information and the account you are transacting with. Transaction information may also include your public wallet address, balance, transaction history, and blockchain transaction identifiers (such as the transaction hash), the public wallet address of payors and payees. You should be aware that when you earn and spend Kin, your blockchain transactions will be publicly visible to anyone who has access to the blockchain.
    • Cookie Information: we may collect information stored or recognized on your computer or mobile phone about things like your website activity and/or browser or device information through the use of cookies and similar technologies like web beacons.
    • Local storage information: we may collect and/or store information such as photos or videos with an option to download locally on your device through things like browser web storage (including HTML5) and application data caches.
  • Information we get from Third Parties

    We may collect information about you from other users, our partners, and third parties as more fully detailed below:

    • Third party information: we may collect and process information about you from third-parties who offer services to you and/or us through the app, such as analytics companies who help us do things like understand what may have gone wrong in the app that caused your app to crash, or companies who offer services that you may choose to use. To the extent that you use any of these third-party services through the app, the third party's terms and privacy policies govern the use of those services.

    We mostly use the information we collect about you to carry out the Services you have requested from us and to continuously improve your in-app experience, but we use the information in other ways too. Here is more detailed explanation of how we use your information:

    • Provide, maintain, and protect your in-app experience and use of Services. We use information we collect about you to provide the Services you request from us and to provide the functionality of the app and the features you choose to use. For example, to allow you to earn, transfer and spend Kin.
    • Personalize content. We use the information you provide to us to personalize content and make suggestions that are relevant to you, including providing advertisements which we believe will be of interest to you.
    • Analyze usage to maintain features that are working well and improve and/or develop new features to enhance your in-app experience. We aim to continuously improve our offerings to bring you the best way to make meaningful connections. Accordingly, we are continuously analyzing how users access and use the app and its features in order to improve existing Services and develop new ones. Our analysis of how you use the app can help us do things like evaluate the popularity and functionality of certain features, identify and fix potential bugs, and understand what our users want. For example, your Kin transaction information helps us: (a) evaluate how quickly earning and spending Kin is being verified on the blockchain to ensure user satisfaction; and (b) understand what earning and spending experiences users prefer so we can give you more of what you want.
    • Provide, maintain, and improve Kin Transactions. To make sure your intended Kin transactions are processed as intended, we use your information to, for example, carry out requested transactions, and to provide you with earn and spend opportunities.
    • Communicate with you. The information we collect lets us keep you posted on our latest product announcements, software updates, upcoming events and any Surveys on the app if you haven't been active for a while. If you indicated that you wished to receive special offers, and information about services that might be of interest to you, we may occasionally send you messages regarding such offers. If you do not wish to continue to receive these offers, you can block, unsubscribe, or email us at support@Kimeoapp.com. Changes may require up to ten business days to take effect.
    • Show and measure services. We may use information to improve our offerings and measurement systems so that we can show you relevant services that may be of interest to you and measure the effectiveness and reach of the services.
    • Promote Safety and Security. We may use your information to verify identity, determine eligibility to use the Services, and recommend appropriate Services. We also use information for loss prevention, anti-fraud, and to enforce our Terms of Service.
    • Provide Survey Responses to Third Parties: We may (1) distribute, host, display, and otherwise publish your Survey Responses on an anonymized or de-identified basis, (2) analyze, research, consolidate, compile and/or aggregate the Survey Responses to sell to third parties on an anonymized or de-identified basis, and (3) use the Survey Responses for the purpose of operating our business, including researching and developing new products and services to offer to you and third parties.

    We may share your information if you ask us to. For example, if you post content on social networking sites using the app, we provide your content as you've requested. You should note, however, that the information you choose to share on social networking sites is governed by the privacy policy of that social networking site and is not covered by this privacy policy; and you (not us) will be solely responsible for your use of those sites.

    Other than information you've asked us to share, we do not share, sell or transfer your personal information without your consent, except as described below:

    • Third Party products and services. Certain features you use through the Kimeo application are offered by third parties and are marked as such. Those features may include things like Kin earn and spend offers, and Surveys. When you choose to use these third-party features, those third-parties (and other users of those third party services) may be able to see things like your Survey Responses, your public wallet address, and your approximate location. These third-parties may use this information as described in their privacy policies, which can include advertising. You agree that we are not responsible for how these third parties collect or use your information.
      We may, from time to time, share non-personal aggregated information with third parties.
    • Our service providers. We use third-party service providers to help operate our business. Examples include suppliers who host our data or provide customer service. Phone numbers that you provide for authentication will be sent and stored by Google to improve our spam and abuse prevention across Google services, including but not limited to Firebase. We require all service providers to maintain confidentiality. Use of your personal information by our service providers is further limited to the information they need to provide services on our behalf. For more information about how these service providers treat your personal information, contact us at the address below.
    • Our related companies. We may share some or all of your information with our affiliated companies, subsidiaries, or joint ventures, provided that they are subject to and conditioned upon strict adherence to this Privacy Policy.
    • To protect Kimeo and its users, or for legal purposes. We may disclose your information: (a) if we think it's needed to detect, prevent or address illegal activity, or identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who appears to be causing injury to or interfering with our rights or property or users of the app; (b) as part of a legal matter or investigation, including an investigation related to a suspected breach of our Terms of Service; (c) when we believe that disclosure is required or permitted by law, including when responding to subpoenas, warrants, production orders, or similar instruments; or (d) if we believe that disclosure is needed to protect your safety or the safety of others, including when there is an emergency involving potential harm, loss of security or serious injury to people or threats of such emergencies.
    • Merger, financing or sale. We may share your information in connection with a merger, financing, acquisition, dissolution transaction, bankruptcy or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture of all or a portion of our business or assets. If another company acquires our business or assets, that company will have your information collected by us and will assume the rights and obligations regarding your information as allowed by this privacy policy.

    We keep your personal information for different periods of time depending on why we collected it and how we use it, but we keep it only as long as necessary and relevant for us to provide the Services, maintain our legitimate business operations, and/or or meet our legal obligations.

    If you decide you no longer want an account with us, you can delete your account by submitting a request for deactivation by emailing support@Kimeoapp.com. Deactivating your account will permanently delete your account. Once your information has been deleted, you will not be able to restore that information later.


    You can also request access, update or correct any inaccuracies by emailing . We may ask you for certain information in order to verify your identity.

    You can control app notifications through your device's settings.


    We store, use, and maintain your personal information using reasonable security measures designed to protect the security of your personal information. Such measures vary depending on the nature of your information. It is important that you protect and maintain your account's security by keeping your device secure, and immediately tell us of any unauthorized access or use of your account by emailing support@Kimeoapp.com.

    Despite these efforts, you should know that we cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with online transmissions. We cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information. You are responsible for helping to protect the security of your information by having a strong password on your device.


    For citizens of the European Union, you should know that Kimeo is a controller and a processor of your personal information. The legal bases for which we collect and use the information described above depends on what the information is and why we collected it. The four bases upon which we rely include:

    • Contract. This means we need the information to perform our contract with you. For example, when you want to send a message, we use information to carry out your request to transmit that message to its intended recipient; and when you initiate a Kin transaction, we use information in order to make sure you are correctly credited or debited the Kin you've earned or spent.
    • Legitimate Interests. This means we have a legitimate interest that does not outweigh your privacy rights. When we collect and process information based on our legitimate interests, we consider how we can accomplish what we need to in a way that is the least obtrusive on your privacy. For example, it is in our interest to protect your safety and security in the app, so we collect and use information that has been flagged by users or requested by law enforcement; to make sure you are satisfied with how the Services work, troubleshoot technical problems or develop new features, we collect and use information about how you and others use the Services; and to respond to your service inquiries, we collect and use information in that request and, if relevant to the inquiry, information about how you access and use the Services.
    • Legal Obligation. We may need to use your personal information to comply with a law enforcement preservation request, subpoena, or other legal process or to protect the rights of other users.
    • Consent. If we have no other legal basis for collecting or using your information, we will ask you for consent for a specific purpose. If we do, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not apply to any processing conducted in reliance on lawful processing bases other than consent.
  • EU Users Rights

    In addition to other rights detailed in the policy (such as requesting deletion, correction or updating of your personal information), EU citizens have certain rights regarding your personal information, including:

    • Right to Object or Restrict Processing. You have the right to object to or restrict our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes or under certain circumstances when the legal bases for using your information is based upon our legitimate interest. If you wish to object to our use of your information, you can send us a request to delete your account by emailing support@Kimeoapp.com.
    • Right to Erasure. You have the right to have your personal data erased and no longer processed. You can send us a request to delete your account by emailing support@Kimeoapp.com. Upon receiving the request, we will make a reasonable effort to delete your personal information from the app and from our internal network within a reasonable period of time as long as we are not obligated to preserve your information due to things like law enforcement preservation requests, subpoenas, investigations, litigation, or otherwise meet any of our other legal obligations. We may also retain depersonalized information after deletion.
    • Data Portability. You can exercise your right to export your personal data by emailing support@Kimeoapp.com.
    • File a Complaint. You have the right to complain to the data protection authority located in your Member State. To find contact details, click by emailing support@Kimeoapp.com.

    We do not respond to Do Not Track signals. More information on California Privacy Rights at https://www.kik.com/california-privacy-rights.


    Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13 (or under 16 for children located in the European Union) (collectively, "Children"). Children are not permitted to use these Services, and we do not knowingly collect, use, store or disclose their personal information. If we learn that we have inadvertently collected personal information of Children, we will take reasonable measures to delete the information as soon as possible.


    We store information on servers located in the United States and may also store information on servers and equipment in other countries. Accordingly, when you use our Services, your personal information may be sent to the United States, Canada, Israel, and possibly other countries. Because of this, your personal information may be available to legal authorities under a lawful order made in that country; and the laws of those countries may be less strict regarding your personal information than the laws where you live.

    Personal information collected in the EU may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside of the EU and processed by employees operating outside of the EU who work for us, one of our business partners, or service providers. When we transfer personal information across country borders, we will make sure there is a transfer mechanism in place to transfer the data in a manner consistent with that described this Privacy Policy.


    Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the Services offered by Startup Machine US, Inc. and its affiliates. It does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to the Kin Ecosystem Foundation.


If you have any questions, comments, complaints or suggestions, please contact us at:

Startup Machine US, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Office
B3, Sector2, Noida 201301, India


Be sure to check back often for the latest information on our privacy practices. When we update this Privacy Policy we will change the Last Updated date above. We may also notify you of changes to this policy through the app or by email.