Minors. The Sober Grid Service is intended for users 18 years and older only.
Users Outside Of The United States. Your Personal Data may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of Personal Data may be less stringent than the laws in your country.
Types Of Data We Collect. “Personal Data” means data that allows someone to identify or contact you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, geo-location data, device identifier as well as any other non-public information about you that is associated with or linked to any of the foregoing data. “Anonymous Data” means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data; Anonymous Data does not, by itself, permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data as described below.
Data You Provide to Us.
Profile. We may collect Personal Data from you, such as your photo, display name, status, relationship, looking for, ethnicity, age or date of birth, geo-location data, email address, password for the Sober Grid Services, height, weight, “Favorites”, “Blocks”, and any other information you voluntarily add to your profile on the Sober Grid App or is generated by your use of the Sober Grid Service (“Profile Information”).
Account Information. We may require you to provide an email address and password to use all features of the Sober Grid Services (“Account Information”). You may change the email address and password associated with the account according to the methods provided by the Sober Grid Services.
Instant Message. When you send an instant message (which may include photos, location, audio or video) to other users of the Sober Grid Service, we may retain the messages (“Instant Messages”).
Feedback/Support. If you provide us feedback or contact us via e-mail (e.g., for support), we will collect your name and e-mail address, as well as any other content included in the e-mail, in order to send you a reply. If you contact us for support, we may also collect and retain certain technical diagnostic data, e.g., your phone model.
Mailing List. If you provide us your email address for inclusion in our mailing lists, we will collect your email address. We may email you Sober Grid news, Sober Grid Services updates, the latest information on products and services, and third party offers that apply to you. You may opt out of such third party emails at the time of registration, or you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive. You may not opt out of emails related to the operation of the Sober Grid Services as this may be necessary for the normal operation of the Sober Grid Services such as password recovery.
Purchases. If you purchase a subscription service from us, we will collect all information necessary to complete the transaction, including your name, credit card information, billing information, address, telephone number, and email address. If we use a third party service provider, the service provider may provide certain information back to us (e.g., your name, phone number, partial credit card number, and email address). Sober Grid does not receive or process credit card information directly – we use third parties to process credit card payments and regularly provide such third parties with the information to facilitate payment processing. We currently use Stripe for purchases on Android devices and Apple for purchases on Apple devices; please review their privacy policies at and respectively, to better understand their practices.
Partner Promotion. We may collect information you voluntarily provide when you enter into a Partner Promotion, as described below.
Other. We may also collect Personal Data at other points in the Sober Grid Service that state that Personal Data is being collected. Sober Grid will retain Profile Information and Instant Messages in the Sober Grid App or on the servers for the Sober Grid Service, for as long as needed to provide the Sober Grid Service and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.
Data Collected via Technology.
Device Information. We will collect an ID that is unique to the mobile device on which you install the Sober Grid App (“Device ID” and “Device”, respectively). For example, if you installed the Sober Grid App on an Apple Device, we store your identifierForVendor. On an Android Device, this Device ID could include the IMEI, MEID, or ESN. We may create a hashed version of your Device ID and use your hashed Device ID to log you into the Sober Grid Service. We may store your Device ID and/or your hashed Device ID with other information we collect about you, including your Profile Information and your instant message information. We will collect certain software and hardware information about your Device.
Distance Information. When you use the Sober Grid App, we will collect your location to determine your distance from other users (“Distance Information”) through the GPS, Wi-Fi, and/or cellular technology in your Device (e.g., iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android device). Your last known location is stored on our servers for the purpose of calculating Distance Information between you and other users.
Third Parties. Our advertisers and partners may also use their own cookies or other tracking technology that may collect information about you within the Sober Grid Services. We do not control use of these tracking technologies used by advertisers and partners and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them. When you use or connect to a Sober Grid Site or download the Sober Grid App by or through a Third Party Platform (including Facebook) you allow us to access and/or collect certain information from your Third Party Platform profile/account. You additionally allow us to access information contained in cookies placed on your device by the Third Party Platform as permitted by the terms of your agreement and privacy settings with the Third Party Platform. We may share this information with the Third Party Platform for their use as permitted by the terms of your agreement and privacy settings with the Third Party Platform. We may share some of the information we collect from you with vendors and other service providers who work with us to support the internal operations of our website and/or mobile application.
Use of Your Data
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PROFILE INFORMATION.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU USE THE SOBER GRID APP, AS A DEFAULT, YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION (DEFINED ABOVE) IS PUBLIC AND OTHER USERS OF THE SOBER GRID APP CAN SEE YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION. DO NOT INCLUDE INFORMATION IN YOUR PROFILE THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP PRIVATE. Sober Grid App users can use the search feature in the Sober Grid App to search for other users by different profile criteria, like age. Your Profile Information will be used for these searches. The Sober Grid App user interface may include a feature to make certain items of Profile Information non-public, in which case we will respect your selection. However, even if you choose to make non-public certain items of your Profile Information if and as permitted by the user interface, sophisticated users who use the Sober Grid App in an unauthorized manner may nevertheless be able to obtain this information. The Sober Grid App may include a feature that allows you to designate certain users as “Favorites” or “Blocked”. Generally, this designation is only viewable by you; however, sophisticated users who use the Sober Grid App in an unauthorized manner may be able to determine which users you have designated as Favorites or Blocked. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PROFILE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT DISTANCE INFORMATION.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU USE THE SOBER GRID APP, AS A DEFAULT, YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION IS PUBLIC AND OTHER USERS OF THE SOBER GRID APP CAN SEE YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION WITHIN YOUR PROFILE. Sober Grid App users can use the search feature in the Sober Grid App to search for other users by distance. Your Distance Information will be used for these searches. Your Distance Information is public, but the Sober Grid App may include a feature to hide or change the accuracy of your Distance Information, in which case we will respect your selection. However, even if you choose to hide the display of your Distance Information, sophisticated users who use the Sober Grid App in an unauthorized manner may nevertheless be able to determine your location. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE DISCLOSURE OF YOUR DISTANCE INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
SHARING OF INFORMATION.
Partner Promotion. We may disclose information you voluntarily provide when you sign up and use the app.
Other Disclosures. Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data (as described below), Sober Grid may disclose Personal Data in response to subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or in connection with any legal process, or to comply with relevant laws; to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims; if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law.
Partner Promotions. We may offer contests, sweepstakes, or other promotions with our third party partners from time to time (“Partner Promotion”). If additional or different privacy practices govern a Partner Promotion, then we will present you the additional or different terms prior to your entering the Partner Promotion, and such terms will apply to how we collect, use and disclose the information you provide through the Partner Promotion.
Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Data; Changing Your Personal Data.
Apple. If you are using the Sober Grid App on an Apple iOS device, Apple Inc.’s iAd network states that users may opt out of behavioral targeting by visiting from your iOS device.
Changes to your Personal Data. You may change certain fields of your Profile Information by editing your profile in the Sober Grid App. You may request deletion of your Personal Data by us, but please note that we may be legally required to keep this information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may keep your Personal Data, Distance Information, Device ID, hashed Device ID, and your usage history (which includes a history of text or photos that have been censored, bans, as well as a history of profile photos uploaded) for administrative purposes.
Security Of Your Personal Data. Sober Grid is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100 percent secure, however. Therefore, while Sober Grid uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, Sober Grid cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Choice of Law and Forum. This Policy and all matters relating to your access to, and use of, the App shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to its conflict of laws. Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Policy or your access or use of the Sober Grid Services shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Suffolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision in this Policy is held invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be construed in a manner consistent with the applicable law to reflect the original intent of the provision, and the remaining provisions of this Policy shall continue in full force and effect.