Nicegram Privacy Policy

Last Update 18 Mar 2022

Nicegram messenger provides messaging, Internet calling, and other services to users around the world. Our Privacy Policy helps explain our information (including message) practices. For example, we talk about what information we collect and how this affects you.

When we say “Nicegram,” “our,” “we,” or “us,” we’re talking about Nicegram company. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our apps, services, features, software, and website (together, “Services”) unless specified otherwise.

As you might know, Nicegram is an unofficial Telegram client and many of the services that you get by using Nicegram, is actually provided by Telegram company. So, if you have any question about those services, please read Telegram Privacy Policy.

The Nicegram application source code is publicly available and anyone can get acquainted with it: Nicegram for Android and Nicegram for iOS.

Information We Collect

To provide you the Services, we collect the categories of information described below:

Most of the data collection and uses described in this Privacy Policy are necessary in order for us to be able to provide you the Services. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, we will not be able to provide you usage of the Services. Some of the data collection and uses are not strictly necessary for us to provide the Services, but they are related, and our basis for such collection and processing is for legitimate interests we may have, such as to analyze and improve the Services as explained in more detail below.

Provide us when using our services

Account Information: When you sign up to become a user of our Services, you actually sign up for Telegram service and Nicegram only acts as a middle man between you and Telegram. We collect personal information you choose to provide us, which may include your name, email, and phone number. All of this information that may identify, relate to, describe, reference, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer, household, or device is called “Personal Information”.

Information we collect automatically when using our services.

Location Information: We collect information about your Location in the event that you decide to share your location in a chat with your contact, this location data is processed like other messages in chats. If you share your current location in any chat or enable "Make me visible to people nearby", Nicegram will use your data to display your location to those users with whom you share it, even when the application is closed - as long as you leave these additional functions active.

Phone Number and Contacts: Nicegram uses phone numbers as unique identifiers so that it is easy for you to switch from SMS and other messaging apps and retain your social graph. We ask your permission before syncing your contacts.We store your up-to-date contacts in order to notify you as soon as one of your contacts signs up for Telegram and to properly display names in notifications. We only need the number and name (first and last) for this to work and store no other data about your contacts. Telegram automatic algorithms can also use anonymized sets of phone numbers to calculate the approximate number of potential contacts an unregistered phone number may have on Telegram. When you open the 'Invite friends' interface, we display the resulting statistics next to your contacts to give you an idea of who could benefit most from joining Telegram. You can always stop syncing contacts or delete them from our servers in Settings > Privacy & Security > Data Settings.

If you are using Android, Nicegram will ask you for permission to access your phone call logs (READ_CALL_LOG). If you grant this permission, Nicegram will be able verify your account by transmitting a phone call instead of asking you to enter a code. Nicegram uses this permission only to confirm receipt of the confirmation call by verifying the number in the call log.

Usage Information: We collect information about your use of the Services, including access times, pages viewed, user and content interactions and other information about your interactions with our Services.

Device Information: We collect information from and about the devices and browsers you use that integrate with our Services. For example, we collect device type, which may include the hardware model, operating system and version, browser type and language. We may combine this information across different devices you use. For example, we use information collected about your use of our Services on your phone to better personalize the content or features you see when you use our Services on another device, such as your tablet, or to measure whether you took an action in response to an ad we showed you on your phone on a different device.

Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: Like most websites and applications, we and our service providers use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us and our service providers to, among other things, improve our Services and your experience by seeing which areas and features of our Services are popular. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.

Application usage information

We use third-party solutions to analyze the use of the Nicegram app in order to work on improving the quality of the app, attracting a new audience to Nicegram, as well as for our internal measurements of the quality of our team's work. The information we collect is anonymized and cannot be tied to a specific user. Below are the third party solutions used in Nicegram app:

Any other information you choose to provide to us

You may provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, update your account, interact with the Services, apply for a job at our company, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.

User Generated Content

The information that you publish in public chats and channels is available to other users of the Telegram messenger and its clients. You must not include content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, exceptionally tasteless, or simply creepy. Telegram may permanently delete your account and all data about it for violating the rules for posting public content or receiving complaints from other users.

Filtration Method of Unwanted Material

All information published by you or other users is stored and processed by servers. Telegram is developing algorithms that automatically detect inappropriate content and block access to it.

Offensive Content Reporting Mechanism

You can report abusive user behavior through the context menu when highlighting a post or on the target user's profile page.

Blocking offensive users from the service

You can block any user, after which you will not receive any messages from him. The blocking is available on the target user's profile page.

How We Keep Your Information Secure

The security of your personal information is very important, and we take a number of steps to safeguard it.

For example, we are using the latest source code of the official Telegram client and are monitoring it for updates. Absolutely all improvements of the official client will be carried over and become available to Nicegram users as well.

To implement the functionality of the Nicegram application and work to improve it, we use only developments from trusted sources, such as Google's Firebase.

Even so, despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect, impenetrable, or 100% secure. We cannot ensure, and do not warrant or guarantee, that the information you transmit to us will remain secure, nor do we guarantee that this information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered, destroyed or used in an unauthorized manner. These are the risks of being online and conducting business online.

Of course, if we learn of a security breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps.

Please keep in mind that by using Nicegram, you are using Telegram services and we don’t have any responsibility according to that part of your data that you share with Telegram company.

Assignment, Change Of Control, And Transfer

All of our rights and obligations under our Privacy Policy are freely assignable by us to any of our affiliates, in connection with a merger, acquisition, restructuring, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise, and we may transfer your information to any of our affiliates, successor entities, or new owner.

Managing Your Information

If you would like to manage, change, limit, or delete your information, we allow you to do that through the following tools:

Services Settings: You can change your Services settings to manage certain information available to other users. You can manage your contacts, groups, and broadcast lists, or use our block feature to manage the users with whom you communicate.

Changing Your Mobile Phone Number, Profile Name and Picture, and Status Message: You must change your mobile phone number using our in-app change number feature and transfer your account to your new mobile phone number. You can also change your profile name, profile picture, and status message at any time.

Deleting Your Telegram Account: If you would like to delete your account, you can do this on the deactivation page. Deleting your account permanently removes all your messages and contacts. All groups and channels that you've created are orphaned and left without a creator but admins retain their rights. This action must be confirmed via your Telegram account and cannot be undone. As was just mentioned above, all your data will be flushed from our system: all messages, groups, and contacts associated with your account will be deleted. That said, your contacts will still be able to chat in the groups that you have created, and they will still have their copy of the messages you sent them. Termination of a Telegram account is irreversible. If you sign up again, you will appear as a new user and will not get your history, contacts or groups back. People, who have your phone number in their contacts, will be notified. The new user will be displayed as a separate conversation in their messages list and their conversation history with this new user will be empty.

Children’s Privacy

Our Services are not intended for children under the age of 13. Therefore, we do not knowingly collect personal information via our websites, applications, services, or tools from anyone under 13. In the EEA, certain default privacy settings will be applied to users under the age of 16 and can only be changed if the legal guardian instructs so in writing.

Privacy Policy Updates

We will update this privacy policy as needed so that it is current, accurate, and as clear as possible. Your continued use of our Services confirms your acceptance of our updated Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us at [email protected].