This policy explains what information we collect when you use Wikiance’s, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It consist of information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law but to build the trust.
Wikiance don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Wikiance is to make our product work brilliantly. This includes key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Wikiance, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us including your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you. Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Wikiance, such as what pages you view and your use of product features. This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device such as device or browser type, and referral information like how you got to a particular page.
We use this information to:
provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
fight spam and other forms of abuse
generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services
When you create your Wikiance account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Github, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your friends and followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your expressed permission.
Wikiance won’t disclose your information to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party
If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it for example by seeking court intervention, unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others or cause illegal conduct. We will object to legal requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.
Search engines may index your Wikiance user profile page, public interactions (discussion threads), and portfolio, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter which may be helpful for you to reach put to more people.
Medium uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Wikiance. By using the Services, you authorize Wikiance to transfer, store, and use your information in the India, Germany, and any other country where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on Wikiance is not hosted by Wikiance. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Wikiance page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Giphy gifs, audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets, or Scribed documents that appear within a Wikiance's post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Wikiance post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
When posting on Wikiance, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from Wikiance to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead Wikiance to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences such as default language, evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to Wikiance’s basic functionality.
Wikiance saves data about the URLs you Save to Wikiance (an optional feature that you may choose to use or decline to use), but we do not otherwise track your visits or activities off Wikiance Services. We track your interactions within the Wikiance Services.
If you have a Wikiance account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account.
To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Wikiance may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s setting page.
When you interact with an email sent from Wikiance(such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please forward it to our support team.
Wikiance may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be here and we will archive former versions of the policy.