DORRISS Privacy Policy

    This Privacy Policy describes how and when we collect, use, and share your information across our websites, Mobile App, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, ads, and our other covered services that link to this Policy (collectively, the "Services"), and from our partners and other third parties. For example, you publish event or issue alert. When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. This includes any information you choose to provide that is deemed sensitive under applicable law.
    When this policy mentions "we" or "us", it refers to the controller of your information under this policy. Data controller responsible for your information is DORRIS Company, with its registered office at Rua Quintas 91, Caparica, Porugal. Despite this, you alone control and are responsible for the posting of your ads and other content you submit through the Services, as provided in the Terms of Service and DORRIS Rules.
    Irrespective of which country you live in, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your information in Europe, United States, and any other country where we operate. In some of these countries, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those in the country where you live. Learn more about our global operations and data transfer here.



    If you choose to create a DORRISS account, you must provide us with some personal information, such as your Company name, Company short name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On DORRISS, your Company name is always listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results. You can create and manage only one DORRISS account. Some of our product features, such as searching and viewing public DORRISS user profiles or reading a published events, do not require you to create an account.


    You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from DORRISS. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your Discoverability privacy settings control whether others can find you on DORRIS by your email address or phone number.


    DORRISS is primarily designed to help you share disaster and emergency information with the world. Most of the information you provide us through DORRISS is information you are asking us to make public. You may provide us with profile information such as a name, your location, your website, or a picture. Additionally, your public information includes the messages you publish; the metadata provided with events, such as when you published; information about your account, such as creation time, language and country on DORRISS. DORRISS broadly and instantly disseminates your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services, including search engines, publishers that integrate DORRISS content into their services, and organizations such as universities, public health agencies, and market research firms that analyze the information for trends and insights and Mobile App. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and alert informations, you should think carefully about what you are making public. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Services public, but we generally give you settings or features to make the information private if you want.


    We provide certain features that allow you to communicate more privately. For example, you can use Direct Messages to have private conversations with other DORRISS users. When you privately communicate with others through our Services, such as by sending and receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications, and information related to them. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate privately, please remember that recipients may copy, store, and re-share the contents of your communications.


    We may receive information about your location. For example, you may choose to publish your location in your articles and in your DORRISS profile. You may also tell us your location when you set your event location on DORRISS. We may also determine location by using other data from your device, such as precise location information from GPS, information about wireless networks or cell towers near your mobile device, or your IP address. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as allowing you to publish with your location, and to improve and customize the Services.


    Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as publishing events and issuing alerts. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, some browsers’ settings can be modified to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies. You can control how we personalize your DORRISS experience and ads by using your Personalization and Data settings.


    We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our Services, even if you have not created an account ("Log Data"). For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to publish content, or visit a third-party website, application, or service that includes DORRISS content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, or cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view or interact with links on our Services, including links to third-party applications. We use Log Data to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. We will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, email address, or phone number, after a maximum of 18 months, if not sooner.



    We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the Europe and other countries. For example, we use a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions. We share your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit or debit cards.


    Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our or our users’ rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.


    In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose information about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help provide, understand, and improve our Services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.


    We may share or disclose your public information, such as your public user profile information or public articles. Remember: your privacy and visibility settings control whether your articles and certain profile information are made public. Other information, like your name and username, is always public on DORRIS, unless you delete your account, as described below.


    We may share or disclose non-personal, aggregated, or device-level information such as the total number of times people engaged with a article, the number of users who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in an article (even if only one did), the characteristics of a device or its user when it is available to receive an ad. This information does not include your name, email address, phone number, or DORRISS handle. We may, however, share non-personal, aggregated, or device-level information through partnerships with entities that may use data in their possession (including data you may have given them) to link your name, email address, or other personal information to the information we provide them. These partnerships require that they get your consent before doing so.


    If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can download certain account information, including your articles, by following the instructions here. You can learn more about the interests we have inferred about you in Your DORRISS Data.
    You can also permanently delete your DORRIS account. If you follow the instructions here, your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your account, including your name, username, and public profile, is not viewable on DORRIS. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. Absent a separate arrangement between you and us to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
    Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public articles, even after you have deleted the information from the DORRIS Services or deactivated your account.


    To bring you the Services, we operate globally. DORRIS complies with the European Privacy Shield principles (the "Principles") regarding the collection, use, sharing, and retention of personal information from the European Union.
    If you have a Privacy Shield-related complaint, please contact us. As part of our participation in Privacy Shield, if you have a dispute with us about our adherence to the Principles, we will seek to resolve it through our internal complaint resolution process, and under certain conditions, through the Privacy Shield arbitration process.
    Privacy Shield participants are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the European Trade Commission and other authorized statutory bodies. Under certain circumstances, participants may be liable for the transfer of personal information from the EU to third parties outside the EU.


    We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at this page. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via an email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.