Privacy Policy

Privacy policy is very important for the functionality of the Wutabout.com and we take it seriously.

This Privacy Policy governs the policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information when you use wutabout.com services. In wutabout.com you can create content, search for and share information, communicate with other people. Any registered user (we call it Wutters) can write personal opinions on any matter (we call it wutting).

The privacy policy describes how and when Wutabout.com creates, collects, uses, maintains, shares and discloses Wuts (each, a Wut) and informations of the www.wutabout.com website ("Site"). Wutabout.com receives your information through our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons and widgets.

The privacy policy covers all the services of Wutabout.com. Please read this statement carefully before using or proceeding to access Wutabout.com. Your use of any services of wutabout.com indicates you have read and understood this privacy policy and indicates your agreement to abide by the Terms of Use in effect.
Information Collected and Used

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Wutters & Visitors in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when visitors visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.

When you decide to create or reconfigure a Wutabout.com account, you provide some personal information, such as your name or nickname, password, email address, age, gender, location and nationality. These information may be listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search and filtering results.

If you use your Facebook, Twitter, or other social networking site (SNS) account information to sign in Wutabout.com, we will collect and store your SNS user ID.

Wutters may, however, write wuts anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only in registration. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Wutters may provide us a profile information and a picture. You may provide information to customize your account. You may choose to upload your address book so that we can help you find Wutters you know. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond your request. If you connect your Wutabout.com account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between Wutabout.com and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about visitors whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. Log data recorded by our servers are used to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them.

Wutabout.com uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address.

We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public wuts, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of user who clicked on a particular link.

Wuts, Following, Ranking, Likes, Dislikes and other Public Information

Our services aims to create and share comments on any matter. Most of the wuts you provide us is public. This includes not only the wuts, but also your ranks, likes, dislikes, the people and subjects you follow, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not send anonymously or you do not delete it from Wutabout.com. These information may be searched by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Web in accordance with our Terms of Service.

If you choose to use our invitation service to invite a friend to the Service, we will ask you for that person's email address and automatically send an email invitation.

We give you opportunity to send wuts anonymously. For instance, your public user profile information and wuts may be searchable by search engines and are immediately delivered via SMS and our APIs to a wide range of users and services. When you share information or content, you should think carefully about what you are making public.

Age, Gender, Location and Nationality Information:

To use our filtering features effectively, we need your age, gender, location and nationality information for registration. You can change your informations in your account settings. Wutabout.com may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly. We do not require cookies for many parts of our Services.

Widget Data: Integration through Wutabout.com buttons or widgets, we receive Log Data, including the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser (Widget Data). While we have the widget data, we may use it to tailor content for you, such as suggestions for people to follow on Wutabout.com.

How we use collected information

Wutabout.com may collect and use personal information for the following purposes:

- To improve customer service
Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalize user experience
We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our Site
We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature
To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your Wutabout.com account.

We engage service providers to perform functions. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary to the Law and Harm Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud; security or technical issues; or to protect Wutabout.com's rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intented to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party's, including a government's, request to disclose your information. Involving in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered wutter of our Services, we provide you with the tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can permanently delete your Wutabout.com account or your wuts.

You may decline to submit personally identifiable information through the Service, in which case Wutabout.com may not able to provide certain services to you. You may update or correct your account information and email preferences at any time by logging in to your account.

Our Policy Towards Children

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. Wutabout.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 14 or knowingly allow such persons to register with the Service. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information.

Changes to this privacy policy

Wutabout.com has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site, revise the updated date at the bottom of this page and send you an email. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:
privacy@wutabout.com
This document was last updated on September 13, 2012

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