Effective 15 February 2024. Last revised 15 February 2024
We collect minimal information that can be used to identify you by default. If you want to just browse, you don't need an account. If you want to create an account to participate in a discourse, we don't require you to give us your real name. We don't automatically track your precise location. You can share as much or as little about yourself as you want. You can create multiple accounts, update information as you see fit, or ask us to delete your information.
Any data we collect is used primarily to provide our services, which are focused on allowing people to come together and form communities, the vast majority of which are public. If you have questions about how we use your data, you can always ask us for more information.
What We Collect (and How it is Used and Shared)
|Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes:
You don't need an account to use Amanz. If you create an AmanzMe account, your account will have a username, which you provide or which was automatically generated. Your username is public, and it doesn't have to be related to your real name. You may need to provide a password, depending on whether you register using an email address, or using a Single Sign-On (SSO) feature (such as Apple or Google). If your account does not have a password, we may send you an email for verification purposes.
When you use Amanz, you may also provide other information, such as a bio, gender, location, or profile picture. This information is optional and may be removed at any time. We also store your user account preferences and settings. We may ask for such information prior to you creating a username or account to help improve your experience exploring the Services.
Content you submit
We collect the content you submit to the Services. This includes your posts and comments, and your reports and other communications with moderators and with us. Your content may include text, links, images, gifs, audio, and videos.
Actions you take
We collect information about the actions you take when using the Services. This includes your interactions with content, like saving, and reporting. It also includes your interactions with other users, such as following.
You may choose to provide other information to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in Amanz-sponsored programs, activities or promotions, apply for a job, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.
|Information We Collect Automatically
When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes:
Log and usage data
We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, and search terms. Except for the IP address used to create your account, we will delete any IP addresses collected after 100 days.
Information collected from cookies and similar technologies
We may receive information from cookies, which are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests, and similar technologies. We use this information to deliver and maintain our services and our site, improve your experience, understand user activity, personalize content and advertisements, measure the effectiveness of advertising, and improve the quality of our Services. For example, we store and retrieve information about your preferred language and other settings.
|Information Collected from Other Sources
Information collected from integrations
We also may receive information about you, including log and usage data and cookie information, from third-party sites that integrate our Services.
|Information Collected by Third Parties
We partner with service providers that perform audience measurement to learn demographic information about the population that uses Amanz. To provide this demographic information, these companies collect cookie information to recognize your device.
How We Use Information
We use information about you to:
- Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
- Research and develop new services;
- Help protect the safety of our Services and our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers, addressing abuse, and enforcing the AmanzMe User Agreement and our other policies;
- Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, invoices, and other support and administrative messages;
- Provide customer service;
- Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services;
How We Share Information
Much of the information on the Services is public and accessible to everyone, even without an account. By using the Services, you are directing us to share this information publicly and freely.
When you submit content to a public part of the Services, any visitors to and users of our Services will be able to see that content, the username associated with the content, and the date and time you originally submitted the content. Amanz also allows third parties to access public Amanz content via the AmanzMe API and other similar technologies. Although some parts of the Services may be private or quarantined, they may become public and you should take that into consideration before posting to the Services.
Your AmanzMe account has a profile page that is public. Your profile contains information about your activities on the Services, such as your username, prior posts and comments, and how long you have been a member of the Services.
We offer social sharing features that let you share content or actions you take on our Services with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Facebook, and Twitter).
We do not sell your personal information. However, in addition to the personal information that is displayed publicly as described above, we may share personal information in the following ways:
- With your consent. We may share information about you with your consent or at your direction.
- With linked services. If you link your Amanz account with a third-party service, Amanz will share the information you authorize with that third-party service.
- To comply with the law. We may share information 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, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request.
- In an emergency. We may share information if we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.
- Aggregated or de-identified information. We may share information about you that has been aggregated or anonymized such that it cannot reasonably be used to identify you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how many people saw their ad.
How We Protect Your Information
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 nonpublic personal information.
We store the information we collect for as long as it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it. We may retain certain information for legitimate business purposes or as required by law.
Your Rights and Choices
You have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use, and sharing of information about you when you use the Services. Depending on where you live, you may also have the right to request access to or ability to port, deletion/erasure of, or correction/rectification of, your personal information, to opt out of certain advertising practices, or to withdraw consent for processing where you have previously provided consent. Below we explain how to exercise each of these rights. Amanz does not discriminate against users for exercising their rights under data protection laws.
Accessing and Changing Your Information
You can access your information and change or correct certain information through the Services.
Deleting Your Account
You may delete your account information at any time from the user preferences page. When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others unless you first delete the specific content. After you submit a request to delete your account, it may take up to 90 days for our purge script to complete deletion. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
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