In the course of providing you access to our Services, we collects and receives personal information in a few ways. Often, you can choose what information to provide, but sometimes we require personal information from you to carry out certain activities such as account verification. This section details the ways in which we collect information from you and how that information is received.
Although the Site provides for anonymous and pseudonymous participation, in some instances in order to use certain Products or Services, we require account registration. This requires a name associated with your account, an email address at which we can contact you, and in some cases, additional information including, a contact address, a billing address, and a password to help secure your personal information.
We receives and records information from your browser or mobile device when you visit the Site or use the Apps, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique device identifier. Cookies and data about which pages you visit on our Site allow us to operate and optimize the Products and Services we provide to you. This information is stored in secure logs and is collected automatically. We may combine this browser information with other information we collect about you. This information is used to keep the Services secure, analyze and understand how our Services are used, optimize such usage, provide advertising as certain Services to personalize your experience.
When you use our Site, we collect location information about you including your IP address, your location, browser information, and how you came to our Site. This information is collected for various purposes, including advertising, analytics and to serve content as it relates to certain Products or Services, as well as to provide you with localized content, recommendations, and marketing. You may revoke our permission to collect some of this data, including your location and browser information through your Account Settings, but this may limit functionality in some cases.
When you register for an account, and when you interact with Site, we and authorized third parties place cookies on you and your account activity as described in more detail within our Cookies Policy. We use this information to serve you certain advertising content. Similarly, we market our Products and Services to you and communicate important information and product opportunities to you.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
- Users may opt out of personalised advertising by visiting Ads Settings or www.aboutads.info.
How Google processes your data is available on this page.
Site uses data analytics to ensure site functionality and to optimize our Product and Service offerings to you. We use web browser and mobile analytics to allow us to understand Site and Apps functionality. In doing so, we record information including, for example how often you visit the Site, how often you contribute content, Site and Apps performance data, errors and debugging information, and the type of activity you engage in while on the Site or in your use of our Services. We may on occasion share this information with third parties for research or product and services optimization.
This section describes in further detail the information we collect on you and how we use that information broken down by our Products and Services offerings.
We collect information such as your username, password, email address, IP address (collected at each site visit). This information is also used to identify individual users on the Site and to award activities and attribute them to you. Your username and additional content you provide including your profile picture, question and answer content, and your reputation are visible publicly. Other limited information is visible to moderators, who have elevated access privileges, and may access content including your posts. In addition, when you choose to use certain features such as our chat or support features, we collect a record of your communications with us and other third parties that are accessible to chat participants and certain authorized third parties. Other account information and usage information including your IP address and browser data may be used for diagnosis, security and Product and Service optimization.
Please be aware that when using the public messaging, you cannot revoke permission to publish and to allow others to have derivative rights to such public content once it is made public. The content you contribute on the public network is public, in perpetuity, and We loses direct control over such content when it is published on the open internet. This also means that if you post personal information about yourself, you do so at your own risk, including the risk of abandoning any privacy rights you had in such information.
We partners with third parties to display advertisements on our Site. We and our third party partners may collect and use your personal information to tailor your advertising experience to suit your interests, skills, as well as to monitor your account activity in order to optimize our Products and Services.
We seek to limit what information advertisers and similar third parties have access to, as well as to ensure that your user experience on Site is not overwhelmed by advertising initiatives. However, our advertising products and services require us to collect certain personal and non-personal information on you, which includes:
- Data from advertising technologies like cookies, web beacons, pixels, ad tags, and browser/device identifiers
- Usage analytics including your visits to the Site, browsing and search history
- Information from our advertising partners (e.g., device type and location)
Privacy is a guiding principle of our Products and Services and we value your privacy. To this end, we provide you with the ability to control how your information is stored, and what information is collected. You may change or correct your account settings, and choose not to share certain information by creating a pseudonymous account. Additionally, much of the data we collect is voluntary and your choice entirely to provide us or not. You may also remove certain optional information that you no longer wish to be publicly displayed, such as your photo, or job history. And of course, should you wish, you may also request the permanent deletion of your account, in which case all personal information collected on you will be removed from our servers and encrypted (except, in some cases your IP address required for security purposes, site maintenance, and spam protection).
When you access the Site and use the Services we offer, we collect, display, store, share, transmit, and process your information in the manner described in this policy. In order to carry out these activities, We may rely on a number of legal bases in order to process your personal data, including where:
- necessary to perform the contractual obligations in our Terms of Service and in order to provide the Products and Services to you
- necessary for a third party’s, or our, legitimate interests
- necessary to comply with a legal obligation or to defend legal claims
- necessary to protect the public interest or vital interest of others
- you have expressly made information public
- you have consented to the processing, which may be revoked at any time
Where we process your information on the basis of legitimate interests, we do so in order to:
All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be proprietary and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. Site is committed to the safety and security of your personal data and the information that you share with us and with the public. We treat your personal safety and safety from harassment as top organizational priorities. We consider it necessary to pursue these legitimate interests in order to keep our community, you and your information safe from spam, harassment, intellectual property infringement, identity theft, and the scraping and unlawful collection of your information.
We use your information to provide and improve our Products and Services, for identification verification, to provide support, for online and offline marketing including through third party tools such as Google Analytics, and for general research and analytics reporting. In doing so, we may learn which of our Products and Services you are using most, what you’re interested in, and to better enable you to use and access our Products and Services. As a core part of our business, We hae a legitimate interest in enabling and customizing your experience of our Product and Services offerings.
As part of providing our core Services, We may charge you for the use of some Products and Services, or certain features within these Products and Services. In order to process your payment, and to secure your financial information, we may facilitate the sharing of your information with third parties. We share your information only with third parties who have met strict security standards and consider the secure processing of your financial information to be a strict and legitimate business necessity.
We have a legitimate interest in complying with certain legal obligations and interests which, from time to time, may require the disclosure of your personal information. We will not disclose your personal information to legal authorities except where such disclosure is by lawful request, including to meet legitimate national security or law enforcement demands (including a subpoena, court order, or other lawful legal demand by a legal authority with lawful jurisdiction). In some cases, we may also release your personal information to defend our legitimate legal interests. We consider our obligation to protect the us from imminent physical harm to be both a legitimate business interest as well as to be within the public interest and may disclose your personal information if we believe you or another individual may be in imminent danger of harm to yourself or to another.
Security is important to us and we know it is important to you. We follows generally accepted standards to protect your personal information when processing, transferring, and storing your personal information including Transport Layer Security (“TLS”), by restricting your personal data when we do not need to access it and by keeping your personal data only as necessary to perform our legitimate business interests.
As the data subject, you too have an important role to play in helping us protect your personal information. We encourage you to protect yourself against unauthorized access to your personal information by choosing a password carefully and in accordance with industry best standards. Do not share your password with anyone you do not trust, and make sure your computer accesses Site via a secure network and that you do not leave your personal information vulnerable to hackers and other bad actors by leaving your computer unattended or by failing to logout of your account when you have ended your session activity.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this Cookies Policy, please contact at:
legal (at) rc-fever (dot) com