Last updated: May 30, 2018
The Information We Collect
We collect information directly from individuals, from third-parties, and automatically through the TinyPix Platform. If you choose not to disclose certain personal information, it may limit your access to certain services or features, including account registration, and the ability to follow other TinyPix users or share content on other sites.
Account and Profile Information: When you create an account and profile on the TinyPix Platform, we collect your name, contact information, and other information you provide, such as topics that you know about or find interesting. Your name, photo, and any other information that you choose to add to your public-facing profile will be available for viewing to users of the TinyPix Platform. Once you create a profile, other users will be able to see in your profile certain information about your activity on the TinyPix Platform, such as the questions and answers you post, your followers and who you follow, topics of interest to you, the information you list as credentials, and your edits to Your Content. For more information about your choices for publicly displayed information, see the section below about Your Choices.
Your Content: We collect and store the information and content that you post to the TinyPix Platform, including your questions, answers, photos, and comments. Unless you have posted certain content anonymously, Your Content, date and time stamps, and all associated comments are publicly viewable on the TinyPix Platform, along with your name. This also may be indexed by search engines and be republished elsewhere on the Internet in accordance with our. For more information about what you can change, see the below section on Your Choices.
Communications: When you communicate with us (via email, phone, through the TinyPix Platform or otherwise), we may maintain a record of your communication.
Integrated Service Provider and Linked Networks: You can elect to sign in or sign up to the TinyPix Platform through a linked network (i.e., Facebook or Google), and you can connect your existing TinyPix account with certain third party networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (each a “Linked Network”). If you elect to sign up through or connect a Linked Network, we receive certain profile and account information about you from the Linked Network. These Linked Networks may also appear in your profile, so that people can find you on these Linked Networks. The specific information provided to us by Linked Networks is determined by these third parties and may vary by network. In all cases, the permissions page for the Linked Network will describe the information being shared. You should consult their respective privacy policies for information about their practices. You may elect to use information from the Linked Network to populate your profile on the TinyPix Platform and help you find and follow your contacts on the TinyPix Platform. For information on your choices, including how to disconnect a Linked Network from your TinyPix profile, see the “Your Choices” section below. You may also elect to connect and make and receive payments to and from use through third party networks (“Integrated Service Provider”); if you do so, you will be allowing us to pass to and receive from the Integrated Service Provider your log-in information and other user data for payment purposes.
Engagement: We collect browsing information – such as IP address and location, date and time stamp, user agent, TinyPix cookie ID (if applicable), URL, unique advertising or content identifiers (if applicable), and time zone, and other information about user activities on the TinyPix Platform, as well as on third party sites and services that have embedded our TinyPix pixels (“Pixels”) widgets, plug-ins, buttons, or related services. See the section below about TinyPix Ads and Personalization for more detailed information about how our Pixels may be used by publishers or users of our advertising services (“Ad Services”) on the TinyPix Platform to enable personalization, as well as your choices related to advertising and personalization. We may also receive information about you from third parties, such as other users, partners (including ad partners), or our affiliated companies.
Purposes and Legal Bases for Our Using of Your Information
We do not sell your personal data – such as your name and contact information – to third parties to use for their own marketing purposes.
TinyPix uses the information we collect for our legitimate interests which include the following:
How We Share Your Information
We share information as set forth below, and where individuals have otherwise consented:
Cookies, Pixels and Tracking
Cookies. These are small files with a unique identifier that are transferred to your browser through our websites. They allow us to remember users who are logged in, to understand how users navigate through and use the TinyPix Platform, and to display personalized content and targeted ads (including on third party sites and applications).
Pixels, web beacons, clear GIFs. These are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, which we use to track the online movements of users of the TinyPix Platform and the web pages of users of our Ad Services, and to personalize content. We also use these in our emails to let us know when they have been opened or forwarded, so we can gauge the effectiveness of our communications.
Analytics Tools. We may use internal and third party analytics tools, including. The third party analytics companies we work with may combine the information collected with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online products and services. Their collection and use of information is subject to their own privacy policies.
TinyPix Ads and Personalization
On the TinyPix Platform, we may display content from publishers tailored to your interests or personalized ads (including sponsored content) to you, based on information that we have collected via the TinyPix Platform and through our Pixels, widgets, and buttons embedded on third party sites. We also may report to users of our Ad Services and to publishers of content on the TinyPix Platform the number of users that saw a particular ad or content, as well as other information about the audience engagement in an aggregated format.
Users of our Ad Services may also provide us with information as part of their ad campaigns, including customer list information (e.g., email addresses and demographic or interest data) in order to create customized audiences for their ad campaigns; we only use this information to facilitate the particular user’s campaign (including ad metrics and reporting to that user) or for fraud detection and security purposes, and we do not disclose this information to third parties (other than our service providers) unless required by law. We also do not disclose to the users of our Ad Services the names or identities of their customers that were successfully reached as part of such campaigns.
Please see the “Your Choices” section below for information about your choices regarding targeted advertising and personalization, and how you can opt out of personalized ads from us or tracking by our Pixels.
For more information about how to opt out of interest based ads from many ad networks, see our. Note, if you delete cookies or change devices, your opt-out may no longer be effective.
How We Protect Your Information
The security of your information is important to us. TinyPix has implemented safeguards to protect the information we collect. However, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe, such as choosing a strong password and keeping it private, as well as logging out of your user account, and closing your web browser when finished using the TinyPix Platform on a shared or unsecured device.
Access and Amend Your Information
You may update or correct your account information at any time by logging in to your account. You may also make a number of other adjustments to settings or the display of information about you as described in more detail in the following section about Your Choices.
You may, of course, decline to submit information through the TinyPix Platform, in which case we may not be able to provide certain services to you. You may also control the types of notifications and communications we send, limit the information shared within the TinyPix Platform about you, and otherwise amend certain privacy settings. Here is some further information about some of your choices:
Adult Content. In your profile’s privacy settings, you can elect whether to receive adult content.
Followers. You can block the ability of another TinyPix user to follow you by selecting the setting for this in the other user’s profile. You can change whether or not you follow other users.
Topics. You can change topics that you follow or that your profile lists as areas that you know about.
Credentials. You can change your credentials that are displayed in your profile or in connection with a specific answer.
Indexed Search. In your privacy settings, you can control whether your profile and name is indexed by search engines. Changes to privacy settings may only apply on a going-forward basis; for example, your name (e.g., answers and profile) that has already been indexed by search engines may remain indexed for a period of time even after you have turned off indexing, as implementing this change is outside of our control.
Deleted or Deactivated Account. If you choose Delete Your Account in your privacy settings, then all of Your Content will be removed from public visibility on the TinyPix Platform, and it may not be restored by us, even if you change your mind. If you choose Deactivate Your Account, then you will no longer receive any communications from us, and users will not be able to interact with you; however Your Content will remain on the TinyPix Platform. Once you deactivate your account, you can reactivate it any time by choosing to log in.
Personalized Advertising and Pixels
To opt out of receiving personalized ads on the TinyPix Platform please visitand select “I need help with my account,” to tell us that you no longer wish to receive personalized ads from us in the Platform. Please include a link to your profile in your request to opt out of personalized ads. TinyPix may still show you contextualized ads relevant to the content you’re viewing.
To opt out of tracking via the TinyPix Pixels, please visit. Opting out of Pixels tracking may impact our ability to personalize ads and content tailored to your interests. This setting is tied to your cookies, and, unless you are logged in to the TinyPix Platform, will only be effective on the browser for which you have performed the opt-out.
Third Party Ad Networks
For information about and to opt out of interest-based ads from many ad networks, go to:
Linked Networks. You may connect or disconnect your Linked Networks, such as Facebook, through the Account Settings tab in your profile settings, and you may access, amend and delete much of your profile information through your profile settings. Once you disconnect a Linked Network, we will not receive information from that Linked Network going forward, unless you choose to reconnect it. You may also control whether the Linked Network is visible in your profile.
As noted above, TinyPix gives users several easy-to-use ways to exercise choices about their personal information in the TinyPix Platform.
Access Amendment, Deletion, Portability, Objection and Other Rights. If you have registered with us and wish to access or update your profile, or exercise certain opt-out rights, you may do so online by visiting the “profile” settings in your account. In addition, users may also have the right to be provided certain personal information in a commonly used format where technically feasible, and, under certain conditions, to object to or restrict our use of certain personal information. You may also contact our privacy coordinator, as set forth below, to access or amend your personal information, to request that we rectify, delete or stop processing your personal information, to withdraw your consent to our processing, and, if you are an EEA resident, to exercise your opt-out rights or place a data portability request.
Requests should be directed to(or at the Contact Us information shown below). Please keep in mind that certain services will not be available if you withdraw your consent, or otherwise delete or object to our processing of certain personal information. We will respond to your request in accordance with applicable law.
Complaints. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory data protection authority.
Retention of Your Data
We will generally retain your profile and related personal information for as long as you have an account with us. If you wish to “be forgotten” by TinyPix (i.e., request the deletion of your personal information from TinyPix and the TinyPix Platform), you will need to delete your account (see “Your Choices” section above). If you delete your account, to the extent permitted by applicable law, we will retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, maintain appropriate business records, and enforce our agreements. Further, any questions you post, threads you start, or other Your Content that other users have responded to or interacted with may continue to appear in the TinyPix Platform, but your user name will be removed from such content.
Transferring Your Data
TinyPix is headquartered in the United States, and has operations, entities and service providers in the United States and throughout the world. As such, we and our service providers may transfer your personal information to, or access it in, jurisdictions (including the United States) that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction. We will take steps to ensure that your personal information receives an adequate level of protection in the jurisdictions in which we process it, including through: putting in place appropriate written data processing terms and/or data transfer agreements, using contractual clauses as approved by the European Commission (the form for the standard contractual clauses can be found), or following an adequacy decision by the EU Commission.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 (or under the age of 14 for anyone living in Spain or South Korea), or knowingly allow such persons to register. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the relevant age without parental consent, we take steps to delete that information.
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