Flock Alert Privacy Policy
EFFECTIVE DATE: February 28, 2016
Your continued use of Flock Alert means you agree to this document, so please take a few minutes to read and understand it. The Flock Alert mobile application and services, as well as Flock Alert websites and services (the "Sites") and any content therein (collectively, the "Services") offer users a forum to interact with other Flock Alert users in the same area, in order to post pre-defined alerts. In this Privacy Policy ("Policy"), we describe how we collect, use, and disclose information that we obtain about users of our Services, which are available via mobile applications (the "App") and/or the Sites.

What Information We Collect

Account Information. When you first launch the App and/or the Sites, we assign you a user id but we do not require you to provide your name or email address.

We may also collect the following information:

Geolocation Data. We ask you to share your location information from your mobile device and/or computer. If you choose not to, the Services will not function. Location information is used to place you in your local Flock Alert group, and as explained below. You can revoke your consent by changing the settings or preferences on your device and/or computer or by deleting Flock Alert from your device. If you do not want Flock Alert to use location information from your computer, you should also clear your browser history (where location information is stored).

Your Content and Usage. We collect any content you submit to the Services, as well as information about when you submitted the content, when it was viewed, and other activities.

Telephone Number. We may ask you to provide and verify your telephone number. This process may be triggered, for example, we suspect improper activity on your account.

Other Information you Provide to Us . When you contact or otherwise communicate with Flock Alert, we will collect any information you volunteer.

Information We Collect Automatically. We may automatically collect information about your use of the Services such as: access time, device ID, application ID or other unique identifier; domain name, IP address, screen views; geo-location data (with your permission); language information; device name and model; operating system information; your activities within the Services; and the length of time that you are logged in. We may combine this information with other information that we have collected about you.

Social Media Sites. You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and promote us on other social media sites. We collect information about who has liked us or followed us. However, we don't associate your social media account with your Flock Alert account. You may also share through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.

How We Use Information We Collect

In general, we use the information we collect from and about you to provide and operate the Services, respond to your requests, and to provide customer service and technical support. We may also use information:

To place you in your local Flock Alert group so that you can post and review content based on your current location. To tag your post with city-level location information. To place you in your home Flock Alert group so that you can post and review content in your community even when you are away. To tailor the information that we may send or display to you, offer location customization, send you push notifications and alerts, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Services. To send you notices. Verify your identity and prevent spam or other unauthorized or illegal activity. To better understand how users access and use our Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis, in order to improve our Services and respond to user desires and preferences, and for other research and analytical purposes.

Where Information is Processed

Flock Alert is based in the United States. No matter where you are located, you consent to the processing and transferring of your information in and to the U.S. and other countries. The laws of the U.S. and other countries governing data collection and use may not be as comprehensive or protective as the laws of the country where you live. And, your information may be made available to government or law enforcement requests.

How We Share Information

You cannot control who views your content; any content you post is publicly available. So, if you don't want to share something publicly, don't post it. Flock Alert is a social network, and the content you post may be shared with and viewable by others. We do not identify you by name or contact information to other Flock Alert users. However, we cannot prevent others from determining your identity from the content you post or how you share content through third party sites.

The information we collect, including personally identifiable information, may be shared as follows:

Flock Alert Users. Any alerts that you post are publicly available. We cannot control how your information is used by others. Your posts are available to all other users. Your posts may be publicly distributed outside of Flock Alert by us or third parties. Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents who perform functions on our behalf.
Business Transfers. We may transfer the information we have collected to another company in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business. Third Parties and Partners. We may share the information with our third party partners, such as researchers. For example, we may work with a researcher to analyze the content on a particular feed.
In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information in order to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or other legal process. For example, we may share your IP address or other identifier, your location information, or any other information we have collected about you and your device.
To Protect Us and Others. We also may disclose information if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service or this Policy, or as evidence in litigation in which Flock Alert is involved.
Aggregate and De-Identified Information. We may also share aggregate or de-identified information about users with third parties for marketing, advertising, research or similar purposes.

Push Notifications/Alerts

We may send push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your device.


"Cookies" are small data file identifiers that are transferred to your computer that allow us to recognize your browser and transfer information about you and your use of our Services. For example, cookies that we use tell us how many times you have visited one of our Sites.We use "persistent" cookies to save your login information for future logins to the Services. We also use "session ID" cookies to enable certain features of the Services, to better understand how you interact with the Services and to monitor aggregate usage by users and web traffic routing on the Services. Unlike persistent cookies, session ID cookies are deleted from your computer when you log off from a Service and close your browser. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from our Sites. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions of the Services or all functionality of the Services.

Third Party Analytics

We may use automated devices and applications, included those offered by third parties to evaluate usage of our Services. We also may use other analytic means to evaluate our Services. We use these tools to help us improve our Services, performance and user experiences. The information collected may include unique device identifiers, device manufacturer and operating system, IP address, browser type, session start/stop time, and user activity. If you would like to OPT-OUT please contact us at http://support.flockalert.com/.


You must be at least 13 to use our Services. If you are not at least 13, please do not use our Services or provide any information to us. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint or OPT-OUT of a portion of our services, please contact us at http://support.flockalert.com/..

Changes to this Policy

This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy at http://flockalert.com/privacy..If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site, or providing notice in our mobile app.