This Policy is part of and incorporated into the Opinionage Terms of Service (collectively, the "Terms").
Content We Collect
1. Information you provide to us
About yourself. When you create or modify an Opinionage account, you provide some personal information, such as your username, password and email address. You may provide us with additional information, such as your name, gender, birthdate, a short biography, your current city, hometown, family, education, relationships, activities, interests, places or a picture.
About your networks. We offer contact importer tools to help you upload your friends' addresses so that you can find the members of your networks (e.g. Facebook, Google+) on Opinionage, and invite your contacts who do not have Opinionage accounts to join. If you give us your password to retrieve those contacts, we will not store your password after you have uploaded your contacts' information.
Your content. Our Service are designed to help you share opinions with the world. Most of the information you provide to us is information you are asking us to make "public". This includes: the Topics you create, the comments you post, the files you upload. Our default is to make the Content you provide "public". Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated therefore you should be careful about all information that will be made public by Opinionage, not just your Topics.
2. Information we collect while you use the Service
Access device and browser information. When you access and use the service our servers automatically record information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, and search terms.
Service usage data. We keep track of some of the actions you take such as creating a Topic, answering, commenting or adding links to other users' Topics, follow a user, a Topic, a tag or a category.
Cookies. We use "cookies" (small data files that are transferred to your computer's hard disk) to better understand how you interact with our Service, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve your usage experience of the Service. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
This section explains how your privacy settings work, and how your information is shared on Opinionage. You should always consider your privacy settings before sharing information on Opinionage.
Contact Information. Your contact information settings control who can contact you on Opinionage, and who can see your contact information such as your email and phone number(s). Remember that none of this information is required except for your email address.
Personal Information. Opinionage encourages you to complete your profile as much as possible with personal information. You can edit your profile to add, modify, delete and hide all (or part) of your personal information from other users.
Content by You. On Opinionage, you can post new topics and comments to existing topics and you can upload files to better illustrate your views. The default privacy setting for the Content you post on Opinionage is set to "public".
Links to Other Websites. Our Site contains links to other websites. The fact that we link to a website is not an endorsement, authorization or representation of our affiliation with that third party. We do not exercise control over third party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information you submit to them. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other websites you visit.
"Public" Content. Content set to "public" is publicly available information. Such information may, for example, be accessed by everyone on the Internet (including people not logged into Opinionage), be indexed by third party search engines, and be imported, exported, distributed, and redistributed by us and others without privacy limitations. Such information may also be associated with you, even outside of Opinionage, such as on public search engines. The default privacy setting for the Content you post on Opinionage is set to "public".
Your votes. The default privacy setting for your votes is set to "private". We provide you with tools to make your votes "public".
Other. Here are some other things to remember:
Some of the content you share and the actions you take will show up on the home pages of the members of your Opinionage's network.
Even after you remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may remain viewable elsewhere to the extent it has been shared with others, it was otherwise distributed pursuant to your privacy settings, or it was copied or stored by other users.
Some of the content you share and the actions you take with respect to a specific Topic or user/entity (e.g. Journalists, newspapers, associations, businesses, etc.) may show up on their websites.
Law and Harm
We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Opinionage's rights or property.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Service is not directed to people under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.