Transparency and Choice
At RecyclePost, we are keenly aware of the trust you place in us and our responsibility to protect your privacy. As part of this responsibility, we let you know what information we collect when you use our products and services, why we collect it and how we use it to improve your experience.
We have five privacy principles that describe how we approach privacy and user information across all of our products:
- Use information to provide our users with valuable products and services.
- Develop products that reflect strong privacy standards and practices.
- Make the collection of personal information transparent.
- Give users meaningful choices to protect their privacy.
- Be a responsible steward of the information we hold.
Your RecyclePost Account - For some activities on RecyclePost, like posting images, videos, ads or comment you need a RecyclePost Account. We ask for some personal information when you create an account, including your email address and a password, which is used to protect your account from unauthorized access. A RecyclePost Account, additionally, allows you to access other RecyclePost services that require registration.
Usage Information - When you use RecyclePost, we may record information about your usage of the site, such as the channels, groups and favorites you subscribe to, which other users you communicate with, the posts you watch, the frequency and size of data transfers, and information you display about yourself as well as information you click on in RecyclePost (including UI elements, settings). If you are logged in, we may associate that information with your RecyclePost Account. In order to ensure the quality of our service to you, we may place a tag (also called a "web beacon") in HTML-based customer support emails or other communications with you in order to confirm delivery.
Content Uploaded to Site - Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose online (e.g. pictures, video comments, your profile page) may be collected and used by others.
If you submit personal information to RecyclePost, we may use that information to operate, maintain, and improve the features and functionality of RecyclePost, and to process any flagging activity or other communication you send to us.
We do not use your email address or other personal information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. We may use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major RecyclePost changes or for customer service purposes). You also can choose how often RecyclePost sends you email updates in your RecyclePost Account settings page.
Information that is Publicly Available
When you create a RecyclePost Account, some information about your RecyclePost Account and your account activity will be provided to other users of RecyclePost. This may include the date you opened your RecyclePost Account, the date you last logged into your RecyclePost Account, your age (if you choose to make it public), the country and the number of posts you have reviewed.
Your RecyclePost Account name, not your email address, is displayed to other users when you engage in certain activities on RecyclePost, such as when you upload ideas or send messages through RecyclePost. Other users can contact you by leaving a message or comment on the site.
Any ideas that you submit to RecyclePost may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by other RecyclePost users or the general public.
You may also choose to add personal information which may include your name, gender, profile picture or other details, that will be visible to other users on your RecyclePost Account channel page. If you choose to add certain features to your RecyclePost Account channel page, then these features and your activity associated with these features will be displayed to other users and may be aggregated and shared with your friends or other users. Such shared activity may include your favorite ideas, ideas you rated and ideas that you have uploaded.
If you have a RecyclePost Account, you may update or correct your personal profile information, email preferences and privacy settings at any time by visiting your account profile page.
You may control the information that is available to other users and your confirmed friends at any time by editing your RecyclePost Account and the features that are included on your channel page. If you have enabled Active Sharing, other users may see that you, as identified by your account name, not your email address, are watching the same video.
You may, of course, decline to submit personal information through RecyclePost, in which case you can still view posts and explore RecyclePost, but RecyclePost may not be able to provide certain services to you.
March 15, 2012