SORC’D allows its users to instantly save, share, and discover information that’s important to them. Any registered user can post to SORC’D, which is a post of 140 characters or less and is public by default.
Information Collection and Use
Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a SORC’D account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page, in the SORC’D timeline, and in search results.
Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, your website, or a picture. You may provide information to customize your account, such as a cell phone number for the delivery of SMS messages. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may use your Account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from SORC’D. You may also unsubscribe by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. We may use your contact information to help others find your SORC’D account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may choose to upload your address book so that we can help you find SORC’D users you know. We may later suggest people to follow on SORC’D based on your imported address book contacts, which you can delete from SORC’D at any time. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your SORC’D account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between SORC’D and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting and helps us improve the Services.
Posts, Following, and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the messages you Post and the metadata provided with Posts, such as when you Posted, but also the categories you create, the people you follow, the Posts you mark as reliable via the upward green arrow or RePost, 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 delete it from SORC’D. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For instance, your public user profile information and public Posts 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 and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public.
Links: SORC’D 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.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your SORC’D account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party website that includes a SORC’D button or widget. SORC’D uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. If not already done earlier, for example, as provided below for Widget Data, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months.
Third-Parties: SORC’D uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. 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. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure ad quality and tailor ads. For example, this allows us to display ads about things you may have already shown interest in.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your Consent: 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 SORC’D account.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public Posts, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link.
Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: August 25th, 2014