We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you tomake the best decisions about the information that you share with us.
You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:
1. Information You Share With Us
We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to upload or share content on Nocnode. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
1.1 Basic Account Information
You don´t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public Nocnode profiles. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On Nocnode this includes a country, a language, a password, and an e-mail address or phone number. Your log in e-mail is always public. You can also create and manage multiple Nocnode accounts, for example to express different parts of your identity.
1.2 Public Information
Most activity on Nocnode is public.
You are responsible for your Publications and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on Nocnode, such as by deleting a Publication or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Nocnode.com, Nocnode for iOS, and Nocnode for Android.
In addition to providing your public information to the world directly on Nocnode, we also use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use - for example, displaying Publications on a news website. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with Nocnode, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on Nocnode.
1.3 Contact Information and Address Books
We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or Nocnode via SMS), and to send you information about our services. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Nocnode to that number as your country´s laws allow. Nocnode also uses your contact information to market to you as your country´s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications.
You can choose to upload and sync your address book on Nocnode. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others.
You can sign up for Nocnode with an account from another service like Google. If you do, we will use information from that service, including your email address, friends, or contacts list, to recommend content to you or to recommend your account or content to others.
If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
1.4 Payment Information
You may provide us with payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.
2. Additional Information We Receive About You
We receive certain information when you use our services or other websites or mobile applications that include our content, and from third parties including advertisers. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.
2.1 Location Information
We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you.
We may collect, use, and store additional information about your location - such as your current precise position or places where you´ve previously used Nocnode - to operate or personalize our services.
In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services. This includes links in emails we send you and links in publications that appear on other websites or mobile applications.
If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from Nocnode, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach. They may also collect other personal data from you, such as cookie identifiers or your IP address.
2.4 Log Data
We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as ´Log Data,´ even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes Nocnode content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through Nocnode. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services. We also use this data to improve the content we show you, including ads.
We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including Log Data and data from third parties, to make inferences like what topics you may be interested in, how old you are, and what languages you speak. This helps us better design our services for you and personalize the content we show you, including ads.
2.5 Nocnode for Web Data
When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate Nocnode content, we may receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited. We use this information to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content, including ads. We do not associate this web browsing history with your name, email address, phone number, or username, and we delete, obfuscate, or aggregate it after no longer than 30 days. We do not collect this data from browsers that we believe to be located in the European Union or EFTA States.
2.6 Advertisers and Other Ad Partners
Nocnode adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (also referred to as ´interest-based advertising´) and respects the DAA´s consumer choice tool for you to opt out of interest-based advertising at https://optout.aboutads.info. In addition, our ads policies prohibit advertisers from targeting ads based on categories that we consider sensitive or are prohibited by law, such as race, religion, politics, sex life, or health.
If you are an advertiser or a prospective advertiser, we process your personal data to help offer and provide our advertising services. You can update your data in your Nocnode Ads dashboard or by contacting us directly.
If you access our APIs or developer portal, we process your personal data to help provide our services. You can update your data by contacting us directly.
2.8 Other Third Parties and Affiliates
We may receive information about you from third parties who are not our ad partners, such as others on Nocnode, partners who help us evaluate the safety and quality of content on our platform, our corporate affiliates, and other services you link to your Nocnode account.
You may choose to connect your Nocnode account to accounts on another service, and that other service may send us information about your account on that service. We use the information we receive to provide you features like cross-posting or cross-service authentication, and to operate our services.
2.9 Personalizing Across Your Devices
When you log into Nocnode on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization. Subject to your settings, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to log into Nocnode (or associate your logged-out device or browser with other browsers or devices). We do this to operate and personalize our services. For example, if you visit websites with sports content on your laptop, we may show you sports-related ads on Nocnode for Android.
3. Information We Share and Disclose
As noted above, Nocnode is designed to broadly and instantly disseminate information you share publicly through our services. In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so subject to your control, because it´s necessary to operate our services, or because it´s required by law.
3.1 Sharing You Control
We share or disclose your personal data with your consent. We also provide certain third parties with personal data to help us offer or operate our services. For example, we share with advertisers the identifiers of devices that saw their ads, to enable them to measure the effectiveness of our advertising business. We also share device identifiers, along with the interests or other characteristics of a device or the person using it, to help partners decide whether to serve an ad to that device or to enable them to conduct marketing, brand analysis, interest-based advertising, or similar activities.
3.2 Service Providers
3.3 Law, Harm, and the Public Interest
3.4 Affiliates and Change of Ownership
3.5 Non-Personal Information
We share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the total number of times people engaged with Publications, the number of people who clicked on a particular link, in a particular location, or reports to advertisers about how many people saw or clicked on their ads.
4. Managing Your Personal Information With Us
You control the personal data you share with us. You can access or rectify this data at any time. You can also deactivate your account. And we make the data you shared through our services portable and provide easy ways for you to contact us.
4.1 Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data
If you have registered an account on Nocnode, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account.
We keep Log Data for a maximum of 18 months. When deactivated, your Nocnode account and public profile, will no longer be viewable on Nocnode.com, Nocnode for iOS, and Nocnode for Android. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your Nocnode account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your profile information, even after you have deleted the information from our services or deactivated your account.
4.3 Additional Information or Assistance
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5. Children and Our Services
Our services are not directed to children, and you may not use our services if you are under the age of 16. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).
6. Our Global Operations and Privacy Shield
To bring you our services, we operate globally. Where the laws of your country allow you to do so, you authorize us to transfer, store, and use your data in the United States and any other country where we operate. In some of the countries to which we transfer personal data, the privacy and data protection laws and rules regarding when government authorities may access data may vary from those of your country.
When we transfer personal data outside of the European Union or EFTA States, we ensure an adequate level of protection for the rights of data subjects based on the adequacy of the receiving country´s data protection laws, contractual obligations placed on the recipient of the data (model clauses may be requested by inquiry), or EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield principles.
Nocnode LLC complies with the EU-US and Swiss-US Privacy Shield principles (the ´Principles´) regarding the collection, use, sharing, and retention of personal data from the European Union and Switzerland.
If you have a Privacy Shield-related complaint, please contact us to firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of our participation in Privacy Shield, if you have a dispute with us about our adherence to the Principles, we will seek to resolve it through our internal complaint resolution process, alternatively through the independent dispute resolution body JAMS, and under certain conditions, through the Privacy Shield arbitration process.
Privacy Shield participants are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the US Federal Trade Commission and other authorized statutory bodies. Under certain circumstances, participants may be liable for the transfer of personal data from the EU or Switzerland to third parties outside the EU and Switzerland.
Effective: May 25, 2018