We collect information from you when you post something to the site, or register on our site. We gather data when you participate in the forum by reading, writing, and evaluating the content shared here.
When registering on our site, you may be asked to enter things like your name, username and e-mail address. You may, however, visit our site without registering. Your e-mail address will be verified by an email containing a unique link. If that link is visited, we know that you control the e-mail address. If you sign up at our site with Facebook or Gmail or some other social media account, we'll remember your account id so that when you return we know you're the same person. We also remember your name and email address (if provided).
When registered and/or posting, we record the IP address that the post originated from. We also may retain server logs which include the IP address of every request to our server. We may also remember cookies browser and browser fingerprints.
If you create a SaaS hosted site at www.talkyard.net, we record your mouse movements and button clicks, during the first 18 minutes of you (the site owner) using the site. Also, when you are at www.talkyard.io and the related demo sites. This helps us make Talkyard simpler to use — when we see what usability problems people run into. Any text you type, e.g. pages, categories, and replies you create, and private things like email addresses, are excluded from the recording.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
We will make a good faith effort to:
To delete your account: Log in, click your username menu in the upper right corner, click View/edit your profile, then click Preferences, Account, scroll down and click Delete account. — There's also a button, just above the delete button, that lets you download your personal data.
If you delete your account, we delete your personal data, e.g. your email, any online identities (like Facebook id), any full name you might have specified — except for your @username and previous @username:s, to prevent someone else to signup with your former usernames and impersonate you. We remove your name from old comments you've posted. If we have banned you from our site, we might remember a hash of any online identities you've signed up with, to prevent you from signing up again with those identities.
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow). These cookies enable the site to recognize your browser and, if you have a registered account, associate it with your registered account.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
The to you most interesting examples of when we transfer data to others, could be 1) when you sign up or post a comment. Then we might send your IP address, email address and the comment to spam check services, like Akismet and www.stopforumspam.com, to find out if you're a known spammer, or if the comment is spam. And 2) email notifications (which can include posts by you) get sent via an email service like Amazon SES or Mailgun. And 3) if we record (parts of) your browser session, it'll get sent to a user experience optimization company like HotJar or Fullstory (private data, like emails, and any text you type, are excluded).
Other examples of third parties we use or want to use in the future, are Google Analytics, Google Cloud Vision API (to detect not-safe-for-work images) and Google Perspective API (to detect toxic comments).
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our site. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Our site, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. If this server is in the USA, and you are under the age of 13, per the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), do not use this site.