Biometric Data Consent and Policy (BDCP)

  • What is the significance of this Consent?
    • Certain laws require us to provide you notice and obtain your consent to use your Biometric Data. This means that you have agreed that we can collect, use and disclose your Biometric Data as described in this Consent.
  •  Can I withdraw or revoke my Consent?
    • Subject to certain exceptions, you may have the option to withdraw or revoke your consent to use of your Biometric Data by notifying us at contact@newsclapper.com in 24 hours, we only keep the data for 24 hours. You may also decline to provide Biometric Data. If you revoke your consent or decline to provide Biometric Data that is required for you to use the Services, however, you can submit your ID to let us know your age.
  • What is Biometric Data?
    • Biometric Data is a form of information related to your biometric characteristics which may be used to identify you. Common examples include fingerprints, voiceprints, scans of a hand, facial geometry recognition, and iris or retina recognition. There are various state laws that define Biometric Data including "biometric identifiers" and "biometric information" as defined under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, "biometric identifiers" under the Texas Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act, "biometric identifiers" under the Washington Biometric Information Law, and "biometric information" under the California Consumer Privacy Act. We will apply the definition and comply with the requirements of the applicable state law in which you are resident.
    • For purposes of this Consent, the term Biometric Data includes the information we describe in Section 
  • What Biometric Data Do We Collect?
    • When a user signs up or uses the Services we may collect the following Biometric Data:
    • Facial Biometrics:Our Service may require you to scan your “selfie” image and video using your mobile device. We using these images/streaming to create a facial geometry which we use for purposes of age detection and to prevent the underage user.
    • upload an image of your government-issued or other identification documents with your photographic image or "selfie" photograph of yourself using your mobile or other devices. We use these images to create a facial geometry or faceprint which we use for purposes of identity verification and to prevent the underage user.
  • How Do We Use Your Biometric Data?
    • We use your Biometric Data as follows:
      • To verify you are a real person when you are opening an account or using the Services;
      • To verify you are not underage;
      • To comply with legal obligations or comply with a request from law enforcement or government entities where not prohibited by law.
  • Do We Share or Disclose Your Biometric Data?
    • No, we do not share or disclose your biometric data.
  • Do We Sell Your Biometric Data?
    • No, we do not sell, lease, or trade your Biometric Data to any third parties or derive any profit from the sale, lease, or trade of your Biometric Data.
  • How long does Clapper retain my Biometric Data?
    • Clapper stores and uses your Biometric Data in 24 hours when you register the account, after that, Clapper will remove all your Biometric Data by default.
    • In addition, you may request that Clapper delete your Biometric Data at any time and Clapper will process such request for deletion promptly in 24 hours after you register the account; see Section 9 below about how to make such a request. Please note such deletion may affect the functionality and scope of Services that we can provide.
  • Can I request access, correction, or deletion of my Biometric Data?
    • Yes, you can submit a request to access, correct, or delete your Biometric Data by contacting us at contact@newsclapper.com. We will respond to the request promptly within the time frame and in the form required by applicable law.
  •  What Kind of Storage and Security Do You Use With My Biometric Data?
    • Clapper will store your Biometric Data safely and securely in accordance with applicable law. Clapper uses a reasonable care standard in accordance with industry standards to protect your Biometric Data against unauthorized access, accidental change or deletion, and hacking attempts. For example, we encrypt Biometric Data both in transit and at rest when being used in connection with the Services. Further, when working with Biometric Data, Clapper employees are instructed: (i) to ensure the screens of their computers are always locked when left unattended for any period of time; (ii) that Biometric Data should never be shared informally; (iii) Biometric Data should not be sent by email; and (iv) Biometric Data must be encrypted before being transferred electronically.
    • Questions about how Clapper safely stores your Biometric Data should be directed to the IT Manager or Data Controller who can be reached through contact@newsclapper.com.
  • Changes
    • We reserve the right to change or modify this Biometric Consent at any time. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page. Such changes are binding on you if you continue to use the Service after such notice is provided, except if you are resident in a state that requires you to affirmatively agree to the changes, in which case we will provide you the opportunity to do so before the changes take effect.