Privacy Policy

Last modified: January 9, 2012

At Better VoiceTM, we understand that our customers’ privacy is important to them, and we are serious about preserving our customers’ privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to the Better Voice website and all of Better Voice’s products and services and explains what information we collect and how we use that information.

Information Collected by Better Voice

When you visit a Better Voice website, we may collect information about your visit using cookies and website log files pursuant to common practice in the industry. The first time you visit a Better Voice website, we may send one or more cookies – small files containing text – to your computer or other device, and we may add to or update these cookies on subsequent visits. We may use these cookies to determine information about your previous visits to a Better Voice website and to provide a better experience for you when you access a Better Voice website. Better Voice may also keep records of visits to our websites in log files. When you request a page from a Better Voice website, we may store in a log file information that your browser sends to us, including for example the page address, your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your web browser, the date and time of your request, and cookies that that we previously sent to you.

When you communicate with Better Voice, for example, via email or telephone, we may retain information relating to your communication to us. For example, we may use information in your communication to respond to you or to improve our products and services.

When you register for a Better Voice service or use a Better Voice product, we may ask you to register with us and provide personal information such as your name, age, gender, address, email address, phone number, an identifier of your device (e.g., a UDID), and information from your address book. We may use this information in providing services to you, for example, by sending a transcription of a voicemail message to your email address or for communicating with you when we update our privacy policy or our terms of service. We may also use this information to provide targeted advertising to you.

Certain Better Voice products and services involve using speech recognition technology to process recorded speech to create a text transcription of the recorded speech. The recorded speech may have been spoken by you or may have been spoken by others and directed to you. The recorded speech may be associated with other information such as the location of the sender or recipient. For example, the recorded speech may be a voicemail message left for you at your personal phone number. Better Voice may use your personal information, described above, and the recorded speech and text transcriptions for research purposes and to develop and improve its products and services, for example, by improving the quality of its speech recognition technology. Research and quality improvements may involve humans listening to the recorded speech to manually transcribe the audio or to improve transcription accuracy so that we can provide the best services possible. Better Voice may also use the recorded speech and text transcriptions to provide targeted advertising to you. Better Voice will not use the recorded speech and text transcriptions for any other purpose without your consent.

Certain Better Voice products and services may log information concerning your use of the product or service. For example, Better Voice’s service that provides text transcriptions of voicemail may log information concerning each voicemail message received by you, including the date, time, and duration of the voicemail message and information about the caller, such as the caller’s phone number. Better Voice may use this information to improve the quality of its products and services and to provide targeted advertising to you.

Other Information Used by Better Voice

In addition to information provided by you, Better Voice may use publicly available information to improve its products and services and to provide targeted advertising to you. For example, we may use the phone number of a person leaving a voicemail message to you to determine the name of the caller.

Use of Your Information

Better Voice will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party. Your personal information will remain in Better Voice’s possession and control and will be accessible only to Better Voice and selected third parties acting under its direction and control who use your personal data only for the purposes set forth herein. All persons accessing your personal information will have a need for such access and will be bound by confidentiality agreements. Better Voice will not disclose your personal information to any other third parties except (i) to the extent required by a judicial order or other legal obligation, (ii) to investigate or remedy potential violations of Better Voice terms of service or license agreements, (iii) prevent harm to the rights, property, or safety of others as required or permitted by law, or (iv) with your consent.

Better Voice may aggregate the personal information of its users into aggregated data, for example, by performing a statistical analysis of a large number of users. Better Voice may share aggregated data with third parties and use the aggregated data for other purposes where the personal information of any individual user cannot be determined from the aggregated data.

Better Voice will not collect or use your personal information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy unless we have obtained your prior consent. If we would like to use your personal information for any purpose other than those described in this Privacy Policy, we will allow you to opt out of the use of your personal information for those other purposes.

Better Voice stores and processes its data in a secure facility and takes measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized or unintended access. Regardless, you agree to assume the risk for any and all unauthorized or unintended access to your personal information and that Better Voice will not be liable for any unauthorized or unintended access to your personal information, including recorded speech and text transcriptions.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Better Voice may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, and each version of this Privacy Policy will include the date the policy becomes effective. The most current version of Better Voice’s Privacy Policy will appear on this website.

Please send any questions concerning Better Voice’s Privacy Policy to:

 

Better Voice

5411 Sam Bass Rd.

Round Rock, Texas 78681