Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

MoodPanda instantly connects people everywhere to what’s most meaningful to them. Any registered user can post an update, which is a message that is public by default and can include other content like photos, videos, and links to other websites.

What you say on MoodPanda may be viewed all around the world instantly unless you enable privacy mode.

This Privacy Policy describes how and when MoodPanda collects, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. MoodPanda receives your information through our various websites, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, and ads (the "Services" or "MoodPanda") and from our partners and other third parties. For example, you send us information when you use MoodPanda from our website, or access MoodPanda from an application such as MoodPanda for iOS, MoodPanda for Android . When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize MoodPanda to use your information in the United Kingdon and any other country where MoodPanda operates. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Information Collection and Use

We collect and use your information below to provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time.

Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a MoodPanda account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services, such as search, public user profiles, do not require registration.

Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture. You may provide information to customize your account, such as a cell phone number for the delivery of SMS messages. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may use your account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from MoodPanda. You may also unsubscribe by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your privacy settings control whether others can see you on MoodPanda. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your MoodPanda account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between MoodPanda and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting and helps us improve the Services. Mood Updates and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the updates you post and the metadata provided with updates, such as when you Updated, but also the lists you create, the people you follow, the Updates you Hug and comment on, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from MoodPanda, but we generally give you settings to make the information more private if you want. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your public user profile information and public updates may be searchable by search engines and are immediately delivered via SMS and our APIs to a wide range of users and services. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.

Location Information: You may choose to publish your location in your MoodPanda profile. You may also tell us your location when you set your trend location on MoodPanda.com or enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. You can set your MoodPanda location preferences in your account settings. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as Updating with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content like local trends, stories, ads, and suggestions for people to follow.

Links: MoodPanda may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Cookies: 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 searching and looking at public user profiles or lists. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. MoodPanda 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. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies. Learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies here.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your MoodPanda account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party website that includes a MoodPanda button or widget. MoodPanda uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. If not already done earlier, for example, as provided below for Widget Data, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, at any time.
Widget Data: We may tailor content for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate MoodPanda buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data, including the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser ("Widget Data"). While we have the Widget Data, we may use it to tailor content for you, such as suggestions for people to follow on MoodPanda.
Third-Parties: MoodPanda uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure ad quality and tailor ads. For example, this allows us to display ads about things you may have already shown interest in.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.

Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your MoodPanda account.
Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United Kingdom and abroad. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.
Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect MoodPanda's 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.
Business Transfers: In the event that MoodPanda is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public Updates, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can also permanently delete your MoodPanda account.

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

Changes to this Policy

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 available on the MoodPanda site. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will post information on the website. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Further Information


If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy of Mood Panda or require any further information please contact us.