Effective from July 1, 2013
- The information we collect
- 2.1 Registration data
- 2.2 Usage, log data & cookies
- 2.3 Other Services
When you sign up for the Service, we may collect information we ask you for, like your username, password, and e-mail address. We may also collect information you voluntarily add to your profile. If you connect to the Service using your Facebook and/or Twitter credentials, you authorize us to collect your authentication information, such as your username, encrypted access credentials, and other information that may be available on or through your Facebook and/or Twitter account, including your name, profile picture, country, hometown, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, friends' names and profile pictures and networks. We may store this information so that it can be used for the purposes explained in Section 3 and may verify your credentials with Facebook and/or Twitter.
We may share the information we collect, including your personal information, as follows:
- 4.1 Finding you and sharing within the Wermz Service
- 4.2 Sharing with Facebook and other services
- 4.3 Sharing with Third Party Applications
The Wermz Service is a social service which offers many ways to find, enjoy, and share content, and we enable and encourage users to explore who else is using the Service and their public profiles. Most of your Wermz information is or may be publicly available to others by default, such as your name and/or username, profile picture, type of subscriptions, your following relationships and your activity, including the news, articles, authors or publishers you add, follow or favorite, Third Party Applications you add or use and User Content you post, upload and/or contribute to the Service. Your activity on the Service will automatically appear in the activity feed of friends and users who follow you or your Wermz profile content.
We may use your public information to promote the Service and to help others find and follow you and/or your Wermz profile content, including through Facebook, Twitter and Other Integrated Services.
Your information may also be used to notify others, including on the Service, via e-mail, and through Facebook and Other Integrated Services, that you have joined Wermz, and about activity related to their Wermz profiles, content which they follow, or which we think otherwise may be of interest to them. Likewise, we may notify you about such activity of others.
Learn more about how to manage notifications, your publicly available information, and what you share with others in section 5 below.
If you connect to Wermz using Facebook, Twitter or otherwise connect your Wermz account to an Other Integrated Service, the default setting is generally that Wermz automatically shares your activity and activity-related stories with that service, including the news you read to. You understand that such information may be attributed to your account on Facebook, Twitter or the Other Integrated Service and may be published on such service. See section 5 below to learn how you can disable sharing of information on Facebook, Twitter and Other Integrated Services.
Wermz also enables you to share a particular item of content, on an individual basis, to third party services or other Wermz users by using the share functionality in the Service. Please note that sharing of such content on a third party service may be posted as activity on the Service, regardless of your account settings. To share an individual item of content to a third party service, you'll be prompted to enter your access credentials for that third party service. Wermz may store your username and an access token or similar credentials obtained from the third party service, so that you are able to share particular items of content, on that third party service, on an individual basis, without entering your access credentials again.
To personalize your experience, we may share some information we have collected about you with providers of Third Party Applications, such as high-level geographic information, your news preferences, settings and technical data. However, we take precautions to prohibit Third Party Application providers from attempting to identify you by using the information we provide to them or by collecting additional information without your consent.
Please note that if you:
- actively choose to provide Third Party Applications with additional information, such as by visiting a Third Party Application (which enables collection of your IP address), or allowing us to share precise geographic data which Third Party Application providers request from us; or
- consent to collection of additional information about you by a Third Party Application provider when you for example register with or log in to the Third Party Application,
In addition to the above, we may also share your information to third parties for these limited purposes:
- to allow a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of our assets;
- to respond to legal process (e.g. a court order or subpoena), if we believe in good faith that it is necessary to do so; to comply with requirements of mandatory applicable law; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the rights and property of Wermz, including to enforce the Terms and Conditions of Use; and to address fraud, security or technical issues;
- to inform business partners about use of the Service and products and services made available through the Service, in the form of aggregated statistics or otherwise in a format which does not reveal your identity; and
- if you expressly opt in to such sharing.
You understand and agree that the privacy policies of third parties will govern all use of information that we provide to them under this section.
Through your settings, you can choose which communications you receive from us, manage your public information, and set your sharing preferences. However, please note that it may not be possible to make certain information private on the Service, including your name and/or username, profile picture, and other basic information, such as your following relationships. Such information and other information which are set to "public" in your settings, such as news, may be used, re-shared or linked to by others on the Service or others across the web, so please use Wermz carefully and manage your account settings regularly. Remember that if you make profile content private, others who already subscribe to or otherwise have the details of such content may still have access to it. Also keep in mind that news and other content added to your profile may include personal information, such as username, which could enable other persons to find you in the Wermz Service or other services.
To change, customize, or limit access to or sharing of information collected from Facebook, Twitter or Other Integrated Service, please visit your account settings on that service.
We may display advertisements from third parties and other content which links to third party websites. We cannot control or be held responsible for third parties' privacy practices and content. Please read their privacy policies to find out how they collect and process your personal information.
We are committed to protecting our users' information. Your password protects your user account, so you should use a unique and strong password, limit access to your computer and browser, and sign off after having used the Wermz Service. While we take reasonable data protection precautions, no security measures are completely secure, and we do not guarantee the security of user information at any time.
For users in the United States, the Wermz Service is not directed to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, do not use the Service and do not provide any personal information to us. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete it.
You can access and amend some of the information we keep on you through your settings. To learn more about the information we store about you, e-mail privacy@Wermz.com. We will respond within a reasonable period of time upon verification of your identity.
- 13.1 What are cookies and similar technologies?
- 13.3 Manage your preferences
- 13.4 More Information
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, mobile phone, or other device when you visit a website. The cookie will help website providers to recognize your device the next time you visit their website. There are other similar technologies such as pixel tags, web bugs, web storage and other similar files and technologies that can also do the same thing as cookies. Wermz uses the term "cookies" in this policy to refer to cookies and all such similar technologies that collect information in this way.
|Essential Operational:||These cookies are necessary to allow us to operate the Wermz Service as you have requested.|
|Performance/Analytics:||We use these cookies to analyze how the Wermz Service is accessed, used or is performing. We use this information to maintain, operate and continually improve the Wermz Service. We may use these cookies to track what news, authors and publishers you select, click on, or choose to follow, or send to others. We may also obtain information from our e-mail digests to learn whether you opened or forwarded the digest or clicked on any of the content. This information tells us about our digests' effectiveness and helps us ensure that we're delivering information that you find interesting.|
|Functional:||These cookies let us operate certain functions of the Wermz Service in line with the choices you make. These cookies mean that when you continue to use or come back to the Wermz Service, we can provide you with our services as you have asked for them to be provided, such as knowing your username, remembering how you have customized our services and reminding you of news, authors or publishers you have enjoyed or other Wermz users you have followed.|
|Targeting/advertising:||We use these cookies to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests. The information may also be used for frequency capping purposes and to help us regulate the advertisements you receive and measure their effectiveness.|
|Wermz Ads:||We work with web publishers, advertising networks and service providers to deliver Wermz ads on other web sites. Cookies may be used to serve you with advertisements that may be relevant to you and your interests on other web sites and to regulate the advertisements you receive and measure their effectiveness.|
Please note that if you choose to block cookies, this may impair or prevent due functioning of the Wermz Service.
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