When you sign up with Wikilife, you will supply your birth date and various demographic information. Your profile information, but not your login ID, may be associated with your logs (posts), and returned in queries looking for patterns in the data gathered by Wikilife. Because your profile does not contain individually identifiable information such as your name, email address, or government-assigned numbers, researchers will not have access to that information unless you mention it in your posts.
If Wikilife requires individually identifiable information in the future, that information will not be disclosed to other companies, researchers, or the public, except as needed for Wikilife to supply its services or communicate with you. Exceptions: Wikilife may disclose your information in response to legal process, or as otherwise required to comply with the law; to protect the rights or property of Wikilife or our users; when Wikilife has a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to protect the personal safety of any person; or to a successor in interest to the Wikilife web site(s), applications, or related assets.
The logs (posts) you create using Wikilife are made available in a manner similar to a Twitter feed. Wikilife may remove some sensitive information from a post if it recognizes the information as sensitive (such as a phone number written in a recognized format). However, to protect your privacy, you should not include highly sensitive information in your posts.
The combination of demographic information and activity/relationship information might in some cases enable someone to identify a small group of people, or even an individual. Therefore, you may want to avoid providing highly specific activity/relationship information in your posts. For example, if you go to a coffee shop, you might prefer not to give the exact shop location and its distance from your home.
As you use Wikilife web site(s), we collect non-identifying information such as your search and browsing history (“usage information”). Your browser supplies various non-identifying information, including cookies and an IP address. Cookies may include third party cookies, such as analytics cookies (used to gather statistics about the use of the web site(s) and applications) and advertiser cookies (used to improve the relevance of advertisements displayed on the web site and in the applications), as well as Wikilife cookies. If you block cookies, the web site and applications may not function correctly. We may share non-identifying usage information with our vendors, suppliers, and others.
When you use Wikilife applications on a mobile device, your device supplies a unique identifier, which we use to associate your Wikilife profile with your device. We also may associate location information provided by your device with posts made on the device. If your browser supplies location information (determined by your browser settings), we may associate that information with posts made using our web site(s).
Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of thirteen (13) without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides their personal information to Wikilife through our web site(s) or applications represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
The Wikilife web site(s), applications, and related services are operated from the United States of America. By using our web site(s) or applications, you consent to the application of U.S. law to your information and to this Privacy and Sharing Statement.
The Wikilife Foundation may revise this statement at any time, and the changed statement will be made available on our web site(s) with an updated effective date. By using our web site(s) or applications, you signify your acceptance of the revised statement. We encourage you to periodically review this statement so you know how we are protecting your information.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this Privacy and Sharing Statement, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Effective Date: March 7, 2011