Privacy Policy

Last Updated: September 2, 2021

Welcome to Aadu – Short Video App (hereinafter referred to as “Platform”), a content creationPlatform owned and operated by Squash Apps Private Limited, a private limited companyhaving its registered office at No. 7A, Grand CAG Central, First Floor, Avinashi Road, NavaIndia Rd, Coimbatore – 641004, Tamil Nadu, India (hereinafter referred to as“Squash/We/Us/Our”).
This Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as “Policy”), helps the users, whether registered ornot (User/You/Your) of the Platform and the Service therein to understand the type ofinformation collected, the purpose for which the information is collected; how the information isused; the intended recipients of such information; and how the information is protected. We takeprotection and proper use of Your information seriously and are committed to protecting suchinformation in Our possession. We advise you to read this Policy carefully prior to Your accessof Platform, use of Services, or creation of an Account on the Platform. If You do not agree tothis Policy, please do not access Our Platform, use our Services, or create an Account in ourPlatform.
This Policy is published and shall be construed to be in accordance with the provisions of theInformation Technology (Reasonable Security Practices and Procedures and Sensitive PersonalData of Information) Rules, 2011 and Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines AndDigital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 under the Information Technology Act, 2000 and otherapplicable laws that require publishing of the privacy notice for collection, usage, storage,disclosure and transfer of sensitive personal data or information.
Any capitalized terms used herein without definition shall have the meanings assigned to themin Our Terms of Use.


When You create an Account with us, access our Platform and/or use the Services provided byUs, we shall collect certain information from You, the details of which are provided hereinafter.The categories and sources of the Information collected by Us are as follows:
We and Our service providers and business partners may link Your contact or accountinformation with Your activity on and off Our Platform across all your devices, using Youremail or other log-in or device information. Our service providers and business partners may use this information to display advertisements on Our Platform and elsewhere onlineand across Your devices tailored to Your interests, preferences, and characteristics. We arenot responsible for the privacy practices of these service providers and business partners,and the information practices of these service providers and business partners are notcovered by this Policy.
Image and Audio Information. Information about the images and audio that are a part ofYour User Content, such as identifying the objects and scenery that appear, the existenceand location within an image of face and body features and attributes, the nature of theaudio, and the text of the words spoken in Your User Content. We may collect thisinformation to enable special video effects, for content moderation, for demographicclassification, for content and ad recommendations, and for other non-personally identifyingoperations
Biometric information. Biometric information and biometric identifiers, such as face printsand voiceprints, from Your User Content. Where required by law, We will seek any requiredpermissions from You prior to any such collection.
DeviceInformation. We collect information about computers, phones, connected TVs, andother devices with a web connection and the presence of Our Platform and Services andintegrate this information with the various devices You use. This information includes:device features such asinformation about operating system, hardware and softwareversions, battery status, signal availability, available storage space, browser type, app orfile names and types, and plug-ins, deviceactivitiessuch as information about the activityand behavior of the device, for example in the background or in front of a window or withmouse movements (which help to distinguish humans from boats), unique identifiers,device ID, games, apps, or accounts you use, Bluetooth signals and information aboutnearby WiFi access points, beacons and cell towers, Information that we are permitted tocollect by turning on access in device configuration, as well as providing access to GPSlocation, camera or photo, information such asyour mobile operator’s name or ISP,language, time zone, mobile phone number, IP address, connection speed, andotherdevices near Your device or on the network so that We can help You with the streaming ofthe User Content on your device.
Messages. We may collect and process (which includes scanning and analyzing)information You provide, including any Personal Information, in the context of composing,sending, or receiving messages (that means the content as well as information about whenthe message has been sent, received and/or read and the participants of thecommunication) through Our Service’s messaging functionality, in order to prevent potentialcrimes. Please be aware that messages sent to other Users of Our Service will beaccessible by those other Users and that We are not responsible for the manner in whichthose Users use or disclose messages.
Payment Information. Information related to payment, including payment card numbers orother third-party payment information (such as PayPal, Paytm, etc.) where required for thepurpose of payment.
Third partyInformation. Information about You that We may receive from third partiesservices, such as advertising partners, data providers, and analytics providers.
Information from other Users and other sources. Sometimes other Users of the Platformmay provide Us information about You, including through customer service inquiries. Thiscan include information about You, such as when others share or comment on a photo ofYou, send a message to You or upload, sync or import Your contact information. Further,We may also collect information about You from other publicly available sources.


1. As explained below, We use Your information to improve, support and administer thePlatform, to allow You to use its functionalities, and to fulfill and enforce Our Terms of Use.We may also use Your information to, among other things, show You suggestions, promotethe Platform, and customize Your ad experience.
2. We generally use the information We collect:


We want You to understand when and with whom We may share the information We collect forbusiness purposes. Your information is shared with others in the following ways:





The Platform may include links to other websites, mobile applications, or services (“Third PartySites”), whose privacy practices may differ from those set forth herein. Such links are not anendorsement by Us of those third-party Sites and/or the products or services they offer. If Youvisit Third Party Sites or submit Information to any of those Third-Party Sites, Your visit andInformation is governed by their privacy policy. We encourage You to carefully read the privacypolicy of any Third-Party Site You visit, as it may differ substantially from that of this Policy. Wemake no representations or warranties with respect to, nor are We responsible for the privacypolicies of, any Third-Party Sites. If You decide to click on any such links or access any Third-Party Sites appearing on the Platform, You do so at Your own risk.


We maintain a strict “no-spam” policy. Unless You requested otherwise in Your account settingsat the time of Your initial registration or specifically opt out as provided herein, by accepting theTerms of Use and this Policy, You expressly agree that We may use Your information to contactYou by email in order to deliver You information that is relevant to Your use of the Platform suchas administrative notices, product/service enhancements or “newsletters”, or that, in somecases, is targeted to Your interests, such as information about User Content orService/functionalities offerings that We believe You may be interested in learning more about.In the event of an intellectual property claim, we may transfer your contact details with theclaimant for contacting You to resolve the infringement claim directly with You. You may choose to stop receiving these email communications from Us by following the “unsubscribe”instructions included in such communications. If a third-party vendor provides such newsletters,You may unsubscribe in accordance with the instructions provided by such third party. If Youare having problems unsubscribing, please contact us at[](and You willbe removed within seven (7) business days. Please note that We will not process anyunsubscribe requests submitted as direct replies to any newsletter.


You are responsible for maintaining the security of Your login ID and Password and must notprovide these credentials to any third party. If You believe that they have been stolen or beenmade known to others, You must contact Us immediately at []. We arenot responsible if someone else accesses Your account through the login credential they haveobtained from You or through a violation by You of this Policy or the Our Terms of Use. If Youhave any security related concern, please contact Us at []. We will workclosely with You to ensure a rapid and personal response to Your concerns.


We may update this Policy from time to time. When We update the Policy, We will notify You byupdating the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Policy and posting the new Policy andproviding any other notice required by applicable law. We recommend that You review thePolicy each time You visit the Platform to stay informed of Our privacy practices.


In the event that You wish to make a complaint or request concerning Your PersonalInformation or Our privacy practices, or have questions, concerns, or comments about thisPolicy, please contact Us at [] and We will endeavor to deal with Yourrequest as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to Your right to launch a claim with Yourdata protection authority or follow the dispute process set forth in the Terms of Use.