Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 11th August, 2014

Bird Journal values your privacy in your personal information and Content that you store in our Service. This Privacy Policy explains what information Bluebird Technology Ltd and its affiliated companies (together, "Bird Journal" or "we" and sometimes "us") collect about you and why, what we may do with that information and how we handle your Content.

What Is The Scope Of This Privacy Policy?

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into the Bird Journal Terms of Service and applies to the information obtained by us through your use of this website and the Bird Journal Service. Capitalized terms used in this Privacy Policy and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings provided for those terms in the Terms of Service.

Will This Privacy Policy Ever Change?

As Bird Journal evolves, we may need to update this Policy to keep pace with changes in the Service, our business and laws applicable to us and you; we will, however, always maintain our commitment to respect your privacy. We will post any revisions to this Policy, along with their effective date, in an easy to find area of our web site, so we recommend that you periodically check back here to stay informed of any changes. We will ask for your consent to such changes if required by applicable law; in other cases, please note that your continuation of your Bird Journal Service account after any change means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the new Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any changes in this Policy and do not wish your information to be subject to the revised Policy, you will need to close your account.

I. Information Collection and Use

What Information Does Bird Journal Collect About Me and Why?

If you register for or maintain a Bird Journal Service Account:

We collectWhy we collect it
Your email address, first name, last name and primary country of residence
  • To create and support your Bird Journal Service account.
  • To communicate with you.
  • To send you marketing emails and special offers, unless you opt-out as explained in the "Will Bird Journal Send Me Emails?" section below.

If you visit Bird

We collectWhy we collect it
Your email address (if you provide it)
  • To help you reset your Bird Journal Service account password
  • To send payment receipts.
  • To communicate with you.

What Tracking Information Do You Collect About Me Or My Devices?

Bird Journal uses cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies on our Service to collect information that helps us provide our Service to you.

What Is Bird Journal's Approach to Information Collected From Children?

Bird Journal does not knowingly collect personal information from children without parental consent. If we learn that we have inadvertently obtained information in violation of applicable laws prohibiting collection of information from children without such consent, we will promptly delete it. For more information on Bird Journal's approach to children's use of the Service, please see the section of our Terms of Service entitled, "Can Kids Use Bird Journal?"

Will Bird Journal Send Me Emails?

From time to time, we may want to contact you with information about product announcements, software updates and special offers. We also may want to contact you with information about products and services from our business partners. We consider your acceptance of this Privacy Policy as your acceptance of our offer to send you these emails. You may opt out of such communications at any time by clicking the "unsubscribe" link found within Bird Journal email updates. You will continue to receive essential Service-related and account-related information, even if you unsubscribe from promotional emails.

II. Information Access and Disclosure

Does Bird Journal Share My Personal Information or Content?

Bird Journal is not in the business of selling or renting user information, and we only disclose information when:

Does Bird Journal Access or Review My Data?

As a rule, Bird Journal employees do not monitor or view your personal information or Content stored in the Service, but it may be viewed if we believe our Terms of Service have been violated and confirmation is required, if we need to do so in order to respond to your requests for support, or we otherwise determine that we have an obligation to review it as described in our Terms of Service. Your data also may be viewed where necessary to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Bird Journal and its users, or in order to comply with our legal obligations, such as responding to warrants, court orders or other legal process. We vigilantly protect the privacy of your account contents and, whenever we determine it possible, we provide you with notice if we believe we are compelled to comply with a third party's request for information about your account.

Does Bird Journal Ever Make Any of My Personal Information or Content Public?

No. Note, however, that Content published to the Bird Journal Library will be made available to all Bird Journal users.

III. Data Storage and Transfer

Where Is My Data Stored?

When you use Bird Journal Software on your computing device, such as by using one of our downloadable clients, Content you save will be stored locally on that device. When you sync your computing device with the Service, that Content will be replicated on our servers, which are located in the United States.

Please be aware that Personal Information and Content submitted to Bird Journal will be transferred to a data centre in the United States. If you post information to the Bird Journal sites you are confirming your consent to such information, including Personal Information and Content, being hosted and accessed in the United States.

How Can I Access or Correct Information Bird Journal Holds About Me?

If you wish to (i) access any Personal Information that we hold about you; (ii) request that we correct or delete the Personal Information that we hold about you; or (iii) request that we not use or stop using your Personal Information for marketing purposes, you may contact us at mail AT birdjournal DOT com. We will comply with such requests to the extent required by law or our policies, and subject to any limitations in our systems.

How Secure Is My Data?

Bird Journal is committed to protecting the security of your information and takes reasonable precautions to protect it. We use industry standard encryption to protect your data in transit. This is commonly referred to as transport layer security ("TLS") or secure socket layer ("SSL") technology. However, Internet data transmissions, cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and as a result, we cannot ensure the security of information during its transmission between you and us; accordingly, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk.

Once we receive your data, we protect it on our servers using a combination of administrative, physical and logical security safeguards. The security of the information stored locally in the Bird Journal Software installed on your computing device is dependent upon you making use of the security features on your device. We recommend that you take the appropriate steps to secure all computing devices that you use with our applications and Service.

IV. Information Deletion

What Happens If I Want to Stop Using Bird Journal?

You can delete Content you have added to your journal at any time, and you can stop using the Bird Journal Service at any time. If you delete information and material from your journal and then sync your account, it will no longer be accessible to you or others who may access the Service, but residual copies of your deleted Content will continue to exist on the Bird Journal Service. If you wish to deactivate your account, and to delete all of your data from our systems, please make this request to mail AT birdjournal DOT com.

What Happens If Bird Journal Closes My Account?

If Bird Journal deactivates your Service account due to a Terms of Service violation, then you may contact Bird Journal to request deletion of your data, and Bird Journal will evaluate such requests on a case by case basis, pursuant to our legal obligations.

IV. Contact Us

How Can I Contact Bird Journal?

Bird Journal welcomes your feedback regarding this Privacy Policy. If you have questions, comments or concerns about this Policy, please contact us by email at mail AT birdjournal DOT com or postal mail at:

Bird Journal
1 Turnbridge Court
United Kingdom
CB24 4GH
Attention: Legal