Privacy Policy

Shimmering Ideas L.L.C. built the Twinkle app as a Freemium app. This SERVICE is provided by Shimmering Ideas L.L.C. at no cost and is intended for use as is. 

This page is used to inform our app users and website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service. 

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that we collect is used for providing and improving the Service. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. 

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which is accessible at our website 

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to date of birth, email address, current geolocation, name, and photographs. The information that we request will be retained by us and used as described in this privacy policy. 

For users who are California residents, the data we may collect falls within the following categories of “personal information,” as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):

The app does use third party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Link to privacy policy of third party service providers used by the app 

Geolocation Information

While you are using the Twinkle mobile app, we will collect information about your longitude and latitude and may save your device's coordinates to offer certain features to you. This information helps us identify your physical location and we use it to ensure that all Users can locate people within the desired distance from themselves. We also use the collected coordinates to provide you with more relevant advertising. 

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you use our Service, in a case of an error in the app we collect data and information (through third party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing our Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics. 


Cookies are small data files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk and are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognises you and your preferences each time you visit a website, and enables sites to provide services demanded by their visitors. 

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and to improve their services. Such third parties place their cookies automatically and inform neither us nor you, the end user, that the cookie has been created. For example, Google Maps which is is embedded in the Twinkle app, states that it uses cookies to gather anonymous usage statistics. Google Maps is only loaded in the app when you open Twinkle Travel. Other such instances of cookies may occur. 

Service Providers

We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

We want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose. 


We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions. 

Data Retention and Removal

Data that you enter on your profile is retained, so that we can show that information to other users who view your profile. You can change editable content on your profile by accessing the Edit Profile page in the app. Messages that you have written to other users are also stored in our systems, even if you have issued a command to delete a message history, for example by clicking on 'Delete conversation'. 

The same is true with your personal information that we collect automatically. Your last reported location, for example, is retained as part of your account until your account is closed. 

To remove your personal information from all of our systems, you must initiate an account close operation from the Twinkle app. This operation is located from the "App Settings" page; scroll to the bottom. When you initiate this operation, your profile is hidden immediately from all active users. However, we remain optimistic that you will wish to give Twinkle another chance, so we do not permanently delete your account information immediately. Instead, we back up your profile data, and perform the final deletion after 7 to 8 days from your close request. 

Finally, while all of your profile information, including photos and recorded locations, are deleted after this interval of delay, your login identifier will be retained as a security measure. 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.