Privacy Policy for Circles Android

This document lets you know exactly what information we collect from you, what data we can observe as you use the app, and how we use that information.

The Application

FUTO Circles ("Circles", or the "App") is a mobile app for secure social networking. It can be used with any standards-compliant Matrix server, including with the circles.futo.org servers provided by the makers of the app itself, FUTO Holdings Inc ("FUTO"). This Statement of Privacy applies to use of the Circles app itself, not the online service at circles.futo.org. By using the Circles app, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

What Data Do We Collect, And How Do We Collect It?

If you use the App to sign up for an account on a server provided by FUTO, then the Privacy Policy for circles.futo.org applies to your use of that account.

If you use the App with an account hosted on a third-party server, then there are only a few cases where FUTO may learn any information at all about your use of the App.

What Data Do We Not Collect?

Unless you create an account on a FUTO-provided server, we do not intentionally collect any personal information, including your name, email, phone number, or any other personally-identifiable information.

FUTO does not intentionally collect any sensitive personal information, such as social security numbers, genetic data, health information, or religious information. We do not need or want to know your race, sex, age, gender, religion, income, medical history, or other private and personal aspects of your life.

FUTO does not collect any information on your use of other web sites or other apps besides those provided by FUTO. Unlike other social platforms, we never use third-party cookies or web trackers that follow you around the web. That would be creepy.

How Will We Use Your Data?

FUTO collects and uses your information solely to operate and deliver the services that you have requested. We may use your information as follows.

To deliver the service to you:

To improve the app:

To communicate with you:

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

Changes to this Statement

FUTO reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our application, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the application and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Contact Information

FUTO welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that FUTO has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us at:

FUTO Holdings Inc
1044 Liberty Park Dr
Austin, TX 78746 USA
legal@futo.org

Version 1.5

Effective as of Feb 14, 2024