Information we collect and how it is used
Information you give us directly. We may ask for or receive information such as your first and last name, and email address if you correspond with us, or submit feedback. We may also keep any Content you Post using the Service in association with your User ID and IP address. This information is used to maintain, operate, and provide you with the functionality and the safety features of the Service.
Basic account information. We use API services provided by third-party social networking applications (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to obtain basic user account information: name, email address, username and profile picture URL. We do so in accordance with the rules and policies established by these social networks. We explicitly request your permission to access otherwise unavailable pieces of information, such as your email address, during the login process. Names, usernames and profile pictures are used in the presentation of Pages and Content, and are displayed publicly. We may use your email address to occasionally send you Service-related messages (see “Communications” below).
Clear gifs/web beacons. We, our partners, or our vendors may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to anonymously track usage patterns. We may also use clear gifs in HTML email messages sent to our Users in order to track which emails are opened. This information allows for improvement of the Service by virtue of more accurate reporting.
Monitoring. We may automatically screen the Content Users Post to the Service for inappropriate behavior and other violations of our Terms of Service. Select Content may be monitored and reviewed by our safety team, especially in the case of reported misconduct, but also to verify and improve the effectiveness of the automated screening system.
Communications. We may use the information we receive or collect to communicate directly with you, e.g. via email. We may use your email address to send you Service-related messages (account confirmation, notifications, reminders, technical or security notices, changes and updates to the Service, administrative messages etc.). Some of these communications you may not be able to opt-out from receiving. They are considered part of the Service.
Uses of information we collect. We may use web beacons, log files, device identifiers, and cookie information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your current or next visit to the Service; (b) provide custom content or features; (c) to monitor and improve the effectiveness of our Service; (d) monitor aggregate statistics such as the number of visitors and traffic patterns; (e) diagnose or fix technical problems; (f) help you access information after you log in; (g) to serve ads, which may be tailored to your interests, and (h) to keep the Service safe.
How your information is shared
We may disclose information that is not private or personal, or has private and personal details removed, such as publicly available Content, traffic and usage information, aggregate data, results of statistical analysis etc. We will not disclose your private personal information to third parties outside of Corkpage without your consent, except in a limited number of cases:
Partners and service providers. We may share your information with third-party business partners or partners that we work with to ensure Service safety, to help them provide a better experience for you. We may share your information with contractors, agents or partners of Corkpage, who are restricted to using your data only in connection with the Service and to provide services to Corkpage.
Law and protection. Corkpage will disclose your information as required to do so by law or subpoena or if we reasonably believe that such action is necessary (a) to enforce our Terms of Service or to protect the integrity or security of our Service; (b) comply with the law or reasonable requests of law enforcement; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Corkpage, our Users or others.
Your options regarding your information
Opting out of third-party cookies. Google's use of the DoubleClick cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visits to our Service and/or other sites on the Internet. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie for interest-based advertising by visiting Google's Ads Settings. To opt out of tracking cookies used by many (but not necessarily all) third-party ad vendors, visit http://www.aboutads.info/. Most browsers will also give you control over third-party cookies via built-in settings. Please consult your browser's documentation.
Opting out of Google Analytics. Google provides a browser add-on you can use to opt out of Google Analytics, a third-party tool for tracking non-personally-identifiable statistical information on site usage.
Closing your Pages. You are free to deactivate (“Close”) your Pages, i.e. Pages associated with your social network accounts. Closed Pages do not display any Content or account information. To Close a Page, log in with your social network account, go to Settings and click “close Page”. All messages on Closed Pages are subject to be physically erased from our servers, unless the Page in question is restored within 180 days after becoming Closed. Closing a Page does not result in deletion of Content you Posted on other Pages. Some of your basic information (e.g. social network identifier, name and/or username) is also retained in association with such Content, by way of attribution.
Deleting Content. You can delete Content on your Pages selectively, including any messages Posted by you or others. You can edit or delete your messages on a Page of another User for a short time after you Post them. Beyond that the other User has exclusive control. Deleted Content is marked as such to be erased from our servers later on. However, Corkpage may retain Content and User history, especially if containing potentially illegal behavior.
Revoking access permissions. You can take away the permissions you grant Corkpage as part of the login process. Simply deactivate or delete the Corkpage login app from within your account settings over at the social networking website it belongs to. Please see help or support section of that specific social networking website for detailed instructions.
Your control over information. Our Service is a platform for public messaging. When you Post any Content using the Service, you make it available to the public. Corkpage has no control over and bears no responsibility for how this information is shared and used by others. You should be mindful of the information you share and respect not only your privacy, but the privacy of others as well.
Safety of your information. We care about the security of your information and employ commercially reasonable measures to secure and preserve the integrity of information collected through the Service. Nevertheless, please remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Corkpage cannot ensure or warrant the safety of any information you Post on the Service or send to us, or guarantee that this information may not be altered, destroyed, accessed or disclosed. Corkpage is also not responsible for the security safeguards of any third party.
Children's privacy. Corkpage does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from persons under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Users. The Service is not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent or verification, we will delete such information and associated User account(s) as promptly as possible.
Privacy beyond the Service
Changes to this Policy
Effective: May 20, 2016