- TouchPal Privacy Policy -

Effective Date: August 1, 2018

We take your privacy and data security seriously. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy”) is meant to help you understand what information Shanghai ChuLe (CooTek) Information Technology Co., Ltd. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “CooTek”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collect, how we use such information, and the recipients with whom we share such information.

This Privacy Policy applies to your access and use of the website at http://www.touchpal.com/ (the “Website”), the mobile applications made available in the U.S. versions of the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store (the “Apps”), the TouchPal Keyboard made available in the U.S. versions of the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store, along with any revisions, updates and/or modifications thereto (collectively, “TouchPal Keyboard”) and any data, products, services and associated materials or media supplied with the TouchPal Keyboard (together with the Website, Apps, TouchPal Keyboard, the “Services”) which are made available in the United States. This U.S. Privacy Policy only applies to access and use of the Services within the United States, and does not apply to any other data gathered or used by us, including through websites and mobile applications not listed above or to the information practices from other countries.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and made a part of the End User License Agreement. Please review our End User License Agreement because it governs your use of the Services and limits our liability to you. By using our Services, you agree that we may treat your information in the ways we describe in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any term of this Privacy Policy or the End User License Agreement, you may not use our Services. This Privacy Policy contains the following sections:

1. What Information We Collect

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you register for an account, sign up for a subscription, participate in any interactive features of the Services, subscribe to a newsletter or email list, participate in a survey, contest, promotion or event or otherwise communicate with us.

The types of information we may collect from you include:

Information We Collect Automatically

When you access or use the Services, the types of information we may automatically collect about you include:

Information We Collect From Other Sources

We may also obtain information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect directly. For example, we may collect information about you when you post content to our pages or feeds on third party social media sites, or if you use credentials (e.g., username and password) from a third party site to create or log into your CooTek account.

2. Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

3. Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

We also may share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

4. Social Sharing Features

The Services may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, such as the Facebook and Twitter buttons (e.g., “Like” or “Tweet”), which let you share actions you take on the Services with other media. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

5. International Transfer of Personal Data

The Services which link to this U.S. Privacy Policy are intended for use in the United States of America only. If you access or use our Services which link to this U.S. Privacy Policy from outside of the United States of America, please be advised that (i) any information you provide to us or that we automatically collect will be transferred to the United States of America; and (ii) that by using our Services or submitting information, you explicitly authorize its transfer to and subsequent processing in the United States of America, which is a country that may not have the same or comparable data protection laws as you do under your country’s laws.

6. Security

The security of your information is important to us. We implement and maintain reasonable security measures intended to protect against unauthorized use, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information we collect and maintain. However, please be aware that, despite our efforts, no data security measures, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no means of electronic or physical storage, is absolutely secure. As such, you acknowledge and accept that we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information transmitted to, through, or on the Services or via the Internet and that, any such transmission is at your own risk.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access to a CooTek account, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. Please do not to share a password with anyone.

7. Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on the Services and other websites and better understand your online activity.

If you want to stop receiving personalized ads, you can go to “Settings” of TouchPal Keyboard, once you choose not to receive personalized ads, we and our third-party partners will stop sending personalized ads to you. Please note that the number of ads you see will not change, but they may be less relevant to you.

8. Children’s Privacy

The Services are not intended for children under the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 must not use the Services for any purpose without first obtaining legally valid parental/guardian consent to this Privacy Policy (both for themselves and on your behalf). We do not knowingly collect personal information from any children under the age of 18 without such consent. Please contact us if you believe we have any personal information from any children under the age of 18 without such parental/guardian consent. We will take reasonable steps to delete it as soon as possible.

9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. You will know if the Privacy Policy has changed since the last time you reviewed it by checking the “Effective Date” included at the beginning of the document. If we make a material change to the Policy, you will be provided with appropriate notice in accordance with legal requirements. By continuing to use the Services after changes have been posted, you are confirming that you have read, understood and consented to the latest version of this Privacy Policy.

10. Your Choices

11. Contact Information

If you have any questions or opinions regarding this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at: privacy@touchpal.com.