Effective: January 1, 2019


Your Privacy

Welcome to Fishbowl—the best way to stay in the know about companies and professionals in your industry from Fishbowl Media, Inc. (“Fishbowl,” “we,” “us” or “our”).

This privacy policy explains how we collect, use and disclose information about you when you use our mobile application (the “App”), our Web site (the “Site”) and other online products and services that link to this privacy policy (collectively, the “Service”). By using the Service, you consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

Through the Service, you can share messages, comments and other content (“Posts”) with certain other users of the Service. You may also send private messages directly to other users (“Messages”).



We may change this privacy policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we will provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the privacy policy periodically to stay informed about our practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.


Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you directly give us. For example, we collect information about you when you sign up for our Service, make a Post, send a Message, give feedback about the Service or otherwise communicate with us.

When you sign up for our Service we capture relevant information necessary to verify your professional status. This may include email address, name, phone number, company, and professional title. We associate your account with a secret token.

We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features (for example, for login verification), and to send you information about our services. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Fishbowl to that number as your country’s laws allow. Fishbowl also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you, if your application settings permit. You can unsubscribe from a notification by opting out or revoke notifications consent by updating the settings on your device.

Information We May Collect

We may, with your consent, collect information from your device’s phonebook. We do this, for example, so that you can share messages with your phonebook contacts or add contacts to group chats. You can always revoke this consent by changing the settings on your device.

We will ask you to provide and verify your telephone number when you first launch the App. Additionally, this process may be triggered if you want to create a group chat, share a post or we suspect improper activity on your account. 

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Service

When you access or use our Service, we collect certain information about you. This information is used by us solely for debugging and analytics purposes (e.g., to enhance the Service), and it includes:

  • Log Information: We log only basic information about your use of the Services, including app starts.


Use of Information

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

Provide, deliver, maintain, test and improve our Service; Send you technical notices, updates, confirmations, security alerts and support and administrative messages; Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service; Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards and events offered by Fishbowl and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you; Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Service and improve and personalize the Service; Detect, investigate and prevent any suspected breaches of our Terms of Service; and Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service.


Storage of Information

The information you provide to Fishbowl is encrypted. We take reasonable measures to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We also seek to minimize the data we keep and information is stored only as long as necessary to accomplish the purposes described in this privacy policy.


Sharing of Information

We may share aggregated, de-identified or non-personal information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this privacy policy: With other users of the Service by providing them with your Fishbowl Posts and Messages and your general location. Note that if you choose to include information about you in your Posts or Messages, such information will be shared with other users of the Service who receive such Posts or Messages as described in this privacy policy. Also, please note that if you or other users choose to share a Post through a third party, such as Facebook, Twitter or an email client, any further collection and sharing of that Post by such third party or its users will be governed by that third party’s privacy policy, and we cannot control what any third party does with any Posts or other information that is shared with third parties. If you wish to delete your account, please contact us by emailing contact@fishbowlapp.com. Note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes as may be necessary to fulfill the purposes identified in the privacy policy. 


Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow third parties to provide analytics services to us. 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.


Push Notifications and Alerts

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