We do not share your information, and we keep it confidential, except as specified below.
The information we receive
Because of how browsers work and similar to other major websites, we receive some information automatically when you visit this site. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers, for some beta versions of our mobile applications), the type and version of your browser, your browser's language preference, the type and version of your device's operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to this site, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to this site. We also receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location.
The use of your information
We use this information to administer the site, provide greater security, and fight vandalism; optimize mobile applications, customize content and set language preferences, test features to see what works, and improve performance; understand how users interact with this site, track and study use of various features, gain understanding about the demographics of the site, and analyze trends.
The protection of your information
We strive to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, but we are at the mercy of our hosting provider, FastComet. They use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your personal information. Unfortunately, there's no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can't guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of FastComet's, or our, policies and procedures).
The retention of your information
Once we receive personal information from you, we keep it for the shortest possible time that is consistent with the maintenance, understanding, and improvement of this site, and our obligations under applicable U.S. law. Non-personal information may be retained indefinitely.
We may access, preserve, or disclose your personal information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user's information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it. We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your personal information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.
Changes to this policy
- In the event of substantial changes, we will provide the proposed changes to our users on this page at least thirty calendar days prior to implementing the changes.
- For minor changes, such as grammatical fixes, administrative or legal changes, or corrections of inaccurate statements, the changes will be made immediately and without notice.
For questions about this Policy, please see the About page.