Effective 10 Nov 2018
SlantedPress ("us", "we", or "our") operates the SlantedPress platform at https://slantedpress.com, and its services (assets and auth).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Information Collection And Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide the best service possible, and to improve our platform so we can provide the best experience.
SlantedPress is committed to providing a free and open platform for all. This means that we do not
charge our members for expressing themselves and sharing their ideas. Instead, we rely on advertisements.
We know how intrusive and inappropriate ads can be, so we work hard to ensure that ads are as
appropriate and subtle as possible.
Some of our ad providers may collect behavioural data in order to cater to provide relevant ads that are not disturbing.
In order to give you the best possible experience whilst using our platform, we collect information about your interactions with our articles and members. Some of this information, is provided to us by you when you perform actions such as subscribing to our mailing lists, and creating an account. For example, your first and last name (which we use during communication with you), your email address (which is used as a security measure to mitigate the risks of your account getting compromised, and to communicate with you), as well as username (which we use to track your account, articles, and comments).
Other information we collect, are based on your interactions with the platform, such as what kind of articles you read most, how active you are in the community (e.g. Commenting, flagging, and publishing new articles). In addition to these, we may also collect behavioural data when we are testing new features. These include things like; how long you spend on an article, how many times you visit the same article, how often you use our product features such as the 'comment' box and the 'appreciation' button.
In an attempt to keep our platform secure and protected from attacks, we also monitor access to the platform and any requests made. We do this by logging data such as your Internet Protocol address, the date and time you accessed the service, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information. This information only stays on our system for 3 hours before being deleted, as it is only required as reference to detect repetitive resource request attacks.
We do not sell any of the data that we collect. Ever. We won’t even sell information about you.
We may share your account information with external parties in some circumstances, including:
With your consent
Under your explicit wishes
To a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards
With academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, and pseudonomization
When we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal processes
When we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
If we are going to share your information in response to a legal process or demand, we will notify you when possible, so you can challenge it or make an appeal, unless we’re prohibited by law or believe that doing so may put you or others in danger. We will object to requests for information about members of our platform in cases where we feel it is unreasonable and improper.
Handling your data
SlantedPress is built from the ground up. However we use third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Krystal, GitHub, and NucleonBytes, for hardware, software, networking, data storage, software administration, security, and related technology we needed to run our platform as smoothly as possible. We log interactions of both members and visitors, in order to maintain our security standards. By using our platform services, you authorize SlantedPress to transfer, store, and use your information for the purposes specified above, in the UK (United Kingdom), where our platform is run.
Tracking & Cookies Data
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. We also use beacons to collect and track interactions, to improve and analyze our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some cookies are required for us to be able to identify you, protect your account, and enable us to provide third-party contents. If you do not accept required cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service. You can see which cookies are being used by going to theCookies page, where you can also disable specific third-party cookies.
Preference Cookies We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings
Security Cookies We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated Nov 2018