Privacy policy effective August 3, 2015

       

--->  We take protecting your privacy seriously, and we want you to understand exactly how and why we use your information. This document is our Privacy Policy, which describes what information we collect and what it's used for. It applies to all interactions with newpollz.com, including interactions with our site through buttons and widgets.

--->  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Your use of and/or registration with newpollz will constitute your agreement to our policy. If you cannot agree to the terms and conditions set forth below, please do not use our services. Additionally, our Privacy Policy is part of our User Agreement, and by using newpollz you agree to both.

       

About this Policy

--->  newpollz is an open platform that allows you to communicate about anything you want on any topic you want. We collect some information in order for you to have an account you can use to participate on the site, and other information that is necessary to make the service work. Our goal in developing our privacy practices is to allow your participation to remain as anonymous as you choose, and we don’t sell or profit from the information you share with us.

--->  We do take efforts to make sure the platform keeps working. This includes using your information, where necessary, to stop spam and gaming and other activities that violate the user agreement. We also share your information when we are legally required to do so. Please read this privacy policy carefully. It describes what information we collect, how it is used, and when it is shared so you can make smart decisions about how you use newpollz! We think it strikes a good balance and respects you – our users – who make this whole thing possible. Let us know what you think.

       

What Information We Collect

--->  Registration Information

--->  When you create an account, you are required to provide a username and password, and may opt to provide an email address. We also log, and retain indefinitely, the IP address from which the account is initially created.

       

Post, Comment and Messaging Data

--->  The posts and comments you make on newpollz are not private and are readily accessible to the public. This means that, by default, they are not deleted from our servers and will still be accessible after your account is deleted. However, we only save the most recent version of comments and posts, so your previous edits, once overwritten, are no longer available.

--->  Your messages are generally only viewable by the parties involved, but they may be accessed internally as needed for community support. Moreover, we keep a complete log of all messages sent on our service, even when both parties later delete their accounts.

--->  newpollz stores the IP addresses associated with specific posts, comments, and private messages for 90 days after they are made or sent.

       

Log Data

--->  Log data is certain information that is automatically collected by our systems when you visit newpollz, including the type of software used to access the site (browser, operating system), the type of device you are using, the address of the external or internal page that referred you, and your IP address. This information is recorded for all visitors and is only linked to your account if you are signed in. Except for the IP address you use to create the account, all IP addresses will be deleted from our servers after 90 days.

       

Activity Information

--->  We collect information about how all visitors browse the site to make newpollz better. We remove personally identifiable data from this information after 90 days.

       

Other Information Related to Your Account

--->  When you are logged into your newpollz account, we save the following information about your preferences and your interactions with the site to allow you to customize your experience: subscriptions, preferred language, all languages you see content in, accumulated karma, voting data, and date of last login. You may also opt to add "flair" to decorate your profile, and this will be stored as well.

       

How We Use or Disclose Collected Information

       

Our Use of Your Information Is Limited to Improving Your Experience

--->  It takes a lot of work to keep our site running and prevent abuse, and we sometimes use your data in order to facilitate this. Your information is used internally only where necessary to provide our services. For instance, we keep IP addresses for 90 days in order to investigate issues with our site, track and block suspected spammers, and otherwise maintain the integrity of the community.

       

Your Private Information Is Never for Sale

--->  This means that we will only share your personal data with your consent, and after letting you know what information will be shared and with whom, unless it is otherwise permitted in this policy.

--->  Anonymous, aggregated information that cannot be linked back to an individual user may be made available to third parties.

       

newpollz Will Not Disclose Your Information Unless Required by Law

--->  We may disclose – or preserve for future disclosure – your information if we believe, after due consideration, that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or valid legal process. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance via newpollz's private messaging system unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so (e.g., an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)). We reserve the right to delay notice to users in cases involving the exploitation of minors and when we believe a delay is necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.

       

Your Information May Be Disclosed By Us In An Emergency or to Keep our Services Running

--->  We may disclose your information in certain emergency circumstances: we may also disclose your information when we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person; to address fraud, security, or spam; or to protect our rights or property.

       

Cookie Policy

Technologies we use

--->  Cookies are small data files placed on your computer by websites you visit in order to help them remember certain information about you. At newpollz, we set only a few cookies for tracking user preferences, authentication, and collecting anonymous analytics data. Additionally, our advertising partners set cookies.

       

Preference Cookies

--->  If you are logged out, newpollz will place a simple cookie to remember if you indicate you would like to view over 18 content, or if you set a language preference. Additionally, if you vote an advertisement up or down, our third-party advertising partner, Adzerk, will set a cookie to remember your ad preferences.

       

Authentication Cookies

--->  When you log into your account, newpollz will place a cookie for the sole purpose of creating this session. It contains your user id and hashed authentication information.

       

Analytics Cookies

--->  We use a tool called Google Analytics to help us understand how users interact with our website. It tells us aggregate usage and traffic information, such as how the site was accessed, how long visitors stayed, and the number of first-time visitors to the site. To learn more about Google Analytics and how it uses your data, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.

       

Disabling cookies

--->  Most browsers include an option to clear existing cookies or reject new ones. However, if you do this, portions of the newpollz website may not function as intended.

       

Account Deletion

--->  You may choose to delete your newpollz account at any time. The usernames associated with deleted accounts remain unavailable for others to use, and your public profile is no longer visible to newpollz users. However, the posts and content you made during your tenure as a newpollz user will not be automatically deleted as part of the account removal process, though your username will be publicly disassociated with all posts. Also, we do not have control over third parties that may collect and store data independently from newpollz without our permission and without following our rules.

       

Email Communications

--->  When you contact newpollz support or subscribe to one of our email newsletters, newpollz may use a third party service to send you email messages. All of our email communications are opt-in only. If you do opt into one of our subscription emails, only your email address will be stored with the third party service. We will always make it easy to opt out of our subscription emails, for example, by including a 1-click unsubscribe link.

       

Data Security

--->  newpollz will make every effort to secure any private information submitted to us by our users. We also maintain internal security practices designed to keep your data secure and private. As part of this, we limit employee access to user data. However, no data transmission over the internet is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of this data. You use the service at your own risk, and are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (such as carefully maintaining the secrecy of your password).

--->  Although we welcome users from all walks of life, newpollz is not aimed at children, and the United States government has put limits on our ability to accept users under a certain age through the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Individuals under the age of 13 may not create an account with us. If you believe someone 12 or younger is using our site without parental consent, please contact us.

       

Involuntary Pornography

--->  newpollz is committed to your privacy. If you believe that someone has submitted, without your permission, to newpollz a link to a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, please contact us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and we will expedite its removal as quickly as possible. newpollz prohibits the posting of such content without consent.

       

Changes to This Policy

--->  We reserve the right to change this policy to meet the changing needs of newpollz, or for any other reason. If we make changes, we will notify our users. Where the changes substantially alter your rights, notice will appear prominently on your front page. More minor changes may only be highlighted by the privacy policy link in the footer of our website.

       

Contact

--->  newpollz welcomes questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. Please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

       

       

 

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