Privacy and data protection are important to the Pickdin community. Transparency is, too. We’ve done our best to cut through the legal jargon and explain in simple terms what information we collect about you, what we use it for, and the few situations in which we share it with others.
Pickdin is responsible for the data you provide through our products and services. When you create an account with Pickdin, you give us your full name and email address, and create a username and password. If you want, you can give us a pseudonym instead of your legal name.
If you don’t feel like creating an account from scratch, you may be able to sign in through an account you already have with another service, such as Facebook and Google.
Your user profile helps you customize your account and connect with other Pickdin users. Your profile automatically includes your name and username. You can also add a profile picture and whatever else you’d like in the “Bio” field.
To help you connect with other Pickdin users and to personalize your Pickdin experience, we may ask for additional information, including your contacts or location.
We receive some other information automatically when you use Pickdin. This includes data about your device, software, operating system, operating system-provided device IDs, your IP address and the date and time of each request you make to Pickdin.
So that we can make your Pickdin experience better, we collect information about how you view and interact with content through Pickdin and on third-party sites with Pickdin widgets (coming soon).
A big part of Pickdin is sharing content you find interesting. That’s why your Pickdin profile, the people and sources you follow or that follow you, the comments you post and the content you read are all public.
Aside from that, we use your information to keep Pickdin running, better understand how you use our service, customize your experience (including the content, marketing materials, and advertisements you see), prevent abuse and improve Pickdin. Pickdin may also work with advertising partners to serve you third-party advertisements, including interest-based advertisements, on Pickdin and on other services.
We share your personally identifiable information only under these circumstances:
We may disclose aggregate information about how our users use Pickdin in a manner that doesn’t identify you individually.
Cookies and HTML5 local storage are ways to keep information about your use of Internet services on your own mobile device or computer.
Pickdin may also use web beacons in advertisements to allow Pickdin and its advertising partners to see how users view and engage with advertisements. Depending on your advertising preferences set in your operating system, Pickdin may share your Advertising ID with advertising partners in a de-identified fashion that is not tied to your name or email address.
Some browsers make it possible for you to signal that you don’t want your Internet browsing activity to be tracked. The Internet community hasn’t reached a consensus on how to best honor these signals, so we don’t respond to Do-Not-Track requests at this time.
Pickdin supports data privacy rights and is happy to provide our users with the following options:
You can learn more about these options, or submit a request, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org through the Help Center. For security, privacy, or operational reasons, Pickdin may only respond to valid requests when required by law or regulation.
We store your personal data as long as your account exists or as necessary to provide our services to you. This includes data you or others provide to us and data generated from your use of our services. If you’d like to delete your account, you can do so in the Pickdin application under Settings (gear icon) in the Edit Profile detailed menu. If you delete your account, your user profile will no longer be visible on our service, though we may still keep some log information in non-personally identifiable form.