We know that you, the user of the Service, are concerned about how we use and disclose personal data. We are dedicated to openness regarding the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, and we are committed to complying with data protection and privacy laws that apply to us. Importantly, we want to give you control over personal data that we process about you when you use the Service.
Please be aware that other users of the Service may be able to see certain personal data you have submitted to the Service. Therefore, please be careful when sharing personal data about you generally in the Service and with other users of the Service
In this Section 2 we describe the personal data we collect.
We may collect the following information from our users that may, in certain circumstances, alone or in connection with other data, constitute personal data:
User picture or avatar (provided that you give this information)
User profile text (provided that you give this information)
If you use a third party service, such as Facebook Connect, for signing into the Service, we may collect personal data, such as your user ID, name, e-mail address, profile picture/avatar that are available in your public profile with the third party service you use for signing into the Service.
When you use the Service, we automatically collect data that may in certain circumstances constitute personal data:
We may place a "cookie" on the hard drive of the device that you use to access the Service. Cookies are text files that are saved on the hard drive of your device by means of your browser, enabling us to recognize your browser for purposes such as automatically authenticating you and logging you in to the Service, saving your preferences and directing relevant content to you. Most of the currently available browsers give you the option of managing cookies by, for example, disabling them entirely, accepting them individually, and deleting saved cookies from your hard drive. We would like to remind you that if you completely disable cookies on your browser, you might not be able to use some features of the Service.
We may also place tracking pixels in the Service. A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel.
We use API keys of third-party software to authenticate the user to us.
Google Analytics is an element of the Service. By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, the Internet Protocol address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Service. By using a browser plugin http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/ provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.
We use the data we collect for the following purposes:
We may use the personal data you provide to the Service for the following purposes:
To set up and maintain your registration with the Service
To communicate with you, including sending you an optional digest . You can manage your preferences regarding the digests on the “Settings” page of the Service
To provide features available in the Service
To develop, improve, and protect the Service
To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses
To protect our rights and/or our property.
We may use the data collected automatically for the following purposes:
To manage the Service.
To provide features available in the Service.
To personalize the Service. In particular, cookies may be used for providing us information on the blogs that you looked at before registering to the Service. We use this information to provide you with blog recommendations.
To develop, improve, and protect the Service.
To audit and analyze the Service.
To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service.
The data collected in the Service may be disclosed in the following manner:
We may disclose personal data you provide to the Service with the following categories of third parties:
To service providers, such as email communications providers, customer support tools and feedback service providers.
To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.
The data collected automatically in the Service may be disclosed to the following categories of third parties:
To service providers, such as data analysis companies.
To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.
Moreover, we may disclose information to third parties in an aggregate format that does not constitute personal data and does not allow the identification of individual users.
You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we hold about you:
The right to know what data we hold about you: If you have registered with the Service, the easiest way to review the personal data you have provided to the Service is to access your profile and account settings on the “my profile” page of the Service. On your settings page you can also make changes to the personal data we hold about you. If you have additional questions regarding the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The right to have incomplete, incorrect, outdated, or unnecessary personal data corrected, deleted, or updated. The easiest way to correct, delete, or update the personal data you have provided to the Service is to access your profile settings and enter the necessary changes there. If you have additional questions regarding the correction, deletion, or updating of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at email@example.com.
The right to opt out of receiving electronic direct marketing communications from us: All electronic direct marketing communications that you may receive from us, such as e-mail messages, give you an option of not receiving such communications from us in the future. If you have any additional questions about electronic direct marketing received from us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The security of personal data is important to us. For example, your user account is protected by a password, the servers we use are secured and protected by a firewall, and we restrict access to personal data to employees, contractors and agents who need to know such personal data in order to operate, develop or improve the Service.
Even so, we cannot guarantee that your personal data are always secure because data security measures in use from time to time may be vulnerable. Consequently, please be mindful of the risks that personal data about you may be exposed to when you use the Service.
If you are located in the European Union, please note that some of the servers where the Service is hosted may be located in countries outside the European Union. The laws applicable to the protection of personal data in such countries may be different from your home country. By registering with the Service, you consent to personal data about you being transferred outside the European Union.
The Service is not intended for users younger than thirteen (13) years of age. We do not intend to collect any personal data from children under thirteen (13) years of age.