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TikTok Creator Program Privacy Policy (“Policy”)

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Welcome to the TikTok Creator Program (the “Program”). The Program is provided and controlled by ByteDance UK Ltd. (collectively such entities will be referred to as “ByteDance”, “we” or “us”). We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you (“Creator”), or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. The terms of this Policy apply to the Program only. In addition, the terms of the TikTok Privacy Policy shall apply. In case of conflict, the information provided in this Policy shall take precedence.

Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms of Service and/or in the TikTok Privacy Policy.

Our contact details are: ByteDance UK Ltd., Landmark, 81 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DD London.

Our representative in the EU is Julien Wettstein. If you have any questions about how we use your personal data or about data protection in general please contact privacy@tiktok.com.

TikTok Privacy Policy

What information do we collect about you?

We process information when you create an account for the Program and use the Program, such as your name, surname, e-mail address and mobile phone number.

Additionally, we collect personal data included in your TikTok user accounts including your user name, age, gender, content you create and your location (“Profile Information”). This Profile Information may further include information you share with us from third party social network providers and technical and behavioural information about your use of TikTok. For more information on how we collect personal data of your general use of TikTok please see TikTok Privacy Policy.

How will we use the information about you?

We use your information to fulfil and enforce our service contract with you as well as to improve and administer the Program, namely to provide an enhanced user relationship management for you through our community manager. We also use your information to show you suggestions, promote the Program, announce upcoming events in TikTok as well as to provide feedback to enhance your videos and profile to grow your channel and personal brand. For this purpose you may receive information about

  • Information and higher priority as compared to regular users in the context of in-app activities before they launch;
  • Anonymous surveys to better understand how you use the app;
  • Invitations to official, sponsored or TikTok partner events in your city, country or other countries;
  • Information regarding opportunities for a partnership or another cooperation with TikTok and/or its’ brand partners
  • The creation of a private instant messaging group through a service such as WhatsApp with other Creators of the Program to exchange usage experiences.

Furthermore, we will use your Profile Information in this Program for other purposes than for which you have originally provided them to us. We will use your Profile Information in connection with the Program to show you suggestions and to announce upcoming events in TikTok that may be of interest for you based on your profile’s content as well as to provide feedback to enhance your videos and profile to grow your channel and personal brand.

Who do we share your information with?

We share your data with our third party service providers we rely on to help you provide you with the Program. These providers include cloud storage providers, and other IT service providers.

We may also share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or government bodies as required by law. For more information on how we share your personal data please see TikTok Privacy Policy.

Where do we process your information?

We store and process your information in the United States of America, Singapore, Japan or to China. For more information on where we process your personal data please see TikTok Privacy Policy.

Your Rights

You have rights in relation to your information. You may find a detailed list of your rights as well as an instruction on how to exercise any of these rights in TikTok Privacy Policy.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

We retain your information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil (1) our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved, (2) our legal obligation(s) under applicable law(s) and regulations to retain data for a certain period of time, taking into account statute of limitations under applicable law(s); (3) our legitimate business purposes; and (4) to conduct a defence in relation to disputes or potential disputes. For more information please see TikTok Privacy Policy.

How will we notify you of any changes?

We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this Policy, through a notice on our Program. However, you should look at this Policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this Policy, which reflects the effective date of such Policy.

Complaints

In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at privacy@tiktok.com and we will endeavour to deal with your request as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with your data protection authority.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this Policy should be addressed to privacy@tiktok.com.

Updated on December 25, 2018

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