What We Collect
Information you provide to us
We collect information you provide to us directly when you:
create an account (username and email);
submit content such as links, text, images and videos (posts and comments);
interact with the site and other users (voting and reporting content, following and messaging other users);
request customer support or otherwise communicate with the site (email and messages).
Information we collect automatically
We use Google Analytics to automatically collect information when you access Whatafind.com, including IP addresses, pages visited, referrals URL, links clicked, search terms, but not your name or other identifying information.
Information we collect from cookies and similar technologies.
We may receive information from cookies, which are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. Cookies allow a website to recognize your browser to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website.
Information we collect from linked services
If you link your Whatafind.com account to a third party app or website, we may collect information about how you are using Whatafind.com to interact with those connected third-party services.
How We Use Information About You
We use information about you to:
provide, maintain and improve current services;
research and develop new services;
communicate with you about the services we provide and upon your consent, send you information we think will be of interest to you;
enforce the Community Guidelines and other site’s policies.
How Information About You Is Shared
When you submit content (such as a post or comment) to the site, any visitors to Whatafind.com will be able to see that content, the username associated with it and the date you originally submitted it.
When other users view your profile, they will be able to see information about your activities on the site and how long you have been a member. Your profile may also include your voting history and other personal information, but only to the extent that you decide to make such information public.
If you link your Whatafind.com account to a third party app or website, we will share the information you authorize with that third-party service. You can control this sharing as described in “Your Choices” below.
We may also share information about you that has been aggregated or anonymized in a way that it has been stripped of information potentially identifying users. Otherwise, we hold as confidential all personal information submitted by users of Whatafind.com and we do not pass, share or sell any kind of personal information to anyone outside of our organization.
We reserve the right to share information with law enforcement agencies in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request and with private companies and organizations to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, respond to user support requests, protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public.
What Choices Do I Have Regarding My Information?
As a Whatafind.com user, you have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use and disclosure of information about you.
Accessing and changing your information
You can access and change certain information associated with your account by logging into the web version of Whatafind.com and then adjust settings and privacy preferences through your Account settings.
Deleting your account
You may delete your account information at any time by visiting your Account settings page. Should you ever decide to delete your Account, your profile will no longer visible to other users.
However, given the nature of the site, the posts and comments created prior to deletion will remain stored on our servers and will remain accessible to the public.
We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account.
You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits by disabling cookies in your browser or deleting the Google Analytics cookies. You can also manage your settings for Google Analytics and opt-out of this feature by visiting Google.com Ad Settings or Google Analytics’ opt-out tools.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default, but you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject first- and third-party cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of certain services on the site.
Controlling linked services
You can review the services you have linked to your account and revoke access to individual services here.
You may opt out of receiving some or all communications from us by following the instructions in those communications or by updating your email options in your account preferences here. If you opt out of promotional communications, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as information about your account or your use of the services.
We take measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. For example, we use HTTPS while information is being transmitted. We also enforce technical and administrative access controls to limit which of our employees have access to non-public personal information.
You may help prevent unauthorized access to your account and personal information by selecting and protecting your passwords appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.
Age of consent
Children under the age of 16 are not allowed to create an account or otherwise use Whatafind.com. Additionally, if you are in the EEA, you must be over the age required by the laws of your country to create an account or otherwise use Whatafind.com or we need to have obtained verifiable consent from your parent or legal guardian.
Additional Information for users in the European Economic Area
Under the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, you may be entitled to additional rights, including: (i) the right to withdraw consent to processing where consent is the basis of processing; (ii) the right to access your personal information and certain other supplementary information, under certain conditions; (iii) the right to object to unlawful data processing, under certain conditions; (iv) the right to erasure of personal information about you, under certain conditions; (v) the right to demand that we restrict processing of your personal information, under certain conditions, if you believe we have exceeded the legitimate basis for processing, processing is no longer necessary, are processing, or believe your personal information is inaccurate; (vi) the right to data portability of personal information concerning you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, under certain conditions; (vii) the right object to decisions being taken by automated means which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affect you, under certain conditions; (viii) the right to lodge a complaint with data protection authorities. If you want to learn more about your rights under the GDPR, you can visit the European Commission’s page on Data Protection.
Changes to This Policy
Date last updated: 01-05-2019