You may avail some of our services without creating an aLoud account, such as listening aLoud podcast on our website.
If you choose to create a aLoud account, aLoud may ask for your name (you may use your real name if you are comfortable to do so, and you may also use an alias), birthday, gender, hometown, bio, education, career, profile image, email address and cell phone number, so that we could identify you and provide better Services to you. Some of the aforementioned information is not mandatory.
If you create an aLoud account by connecting with a third-party service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Instagram or VK, or if you connect an aLoud account with a third-party account, we will use information from such third-party service, including your third-party service user name, gender, profile image and birthday.
Certain information will be displayed publicly on your profile page, such as your user name and who you are following. Your recent podcasts will also be displayed publicly on your profile page.
We use your birthday to determine whether you have reached the minimum age to avail our Services. We use your contact information, such as your phone number, to authenticate your account, and keep your account as well as our Services secure. We use your background information, such as your hometown, to recommend contents that may interest you and to improve our Services.
If you provide us with your phone number or email address, you agree that we may send text messages to that phone number, or email to that email address. We will do so only in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. If you deactivate our Services, you will no longer receive any text or email from us.Location
We require your location information, such as your IP address, in order to set up and maintain connection and provide Services to you.
If your privacy settings allow, we will make recommendations using on your location information.Device Information
aLoud automatically receives and records additional information about your device, such as device model. We will use such information to detect abnormal activities and prevent security breach. We will also use such information to identify a banned account or device.Information Shared by You
Most communications on aLoud are public and some may be immediately viewed by others. Therefore, you should think twice before sharing any sensitive information.Global Operation
In order to provide Services to our users all over the world, we operate globally. You hereby authorize us to transfer, store, and use your data in any country and region we operate. In doing so we shall ensure the security of your data.How to Manage Your Personal Information
You may modify your account information on your profile page.
If you believe the personal information we have about you is inaccurate, you may also email us to update such inaccurate information.
You may also deactivate your account by emailing to us. Once your account is deactivated, you will not be able to restore your account again.
Please note that third parties may still retain copies of your information even after your account is deactivated.
I. The protection of user privacy is a fundamental policy of aLoud. aLoud guarantees that it will not publicly disclose or provide a third party with your non-public information, unless in the following circumstances as follows:
a) When prior express authorization is obtained from you;
b) When and as required by prevailing laws and/or regulations;
c) When and as required by relevant competent authorities of the government;
d) When it is necessary to safeguard the public interest;
e) When it is necessary to protect the safety of any person (including you);
f) When it is necessary to address fraud, security or technical issues; and
g) When it is necessary to safeguard the legal rights and interests of aLoud.
II. aLoud may collaborate with a third party (an affiliate or otherwise) to provide you with relevant Services. In this scenario, aLoud has the right to share your information with a third party, if the third party agrees to bear responsibility for providing privacy protection no less favorable to that of aLoud.
III. Under the condition that no private information of an individual user is disclosed, aLoud has the right to analyze the entire user database and utilize the database for commercial purposes.Contact Information