Metaspoon provides social media websites.
This document explains Metaspoon’s policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. Metaspoon abides by applicable privacy legislation.
DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING
Types of Data We Collect
Metaspoon collects information by various methods, including information actively provided by its customers, and tools such as cookies to enhance the user’s website experience.
The types of personal information we collect and process include the user’s name, email address (if provided), contact information, username, IP address, preferences regarding email notifications and newsletters, as well as any information you voluntarily post on the website.
Our Data Processing Activities
We process the collected data to provide our web-based services. This includes managing user accounts, enabling user interactions like commenting and rating articles, sending notifications about replies to comments (if the user has opted in), and sending our newsletter (if the user has opted in).
In addition, Metaspoon may process aggregate or anonymous information, which will not be linked to identified individuals, for various other uses for itself and third parties.
HOW WE USE THIS INFORMATION
This information is used to provide our web based services.
Metaspoon may use aggregate or anonymous information which will not be linked to identified individuals for various other uses for itself and third parties.
WHO WE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH
Metaspoon does not share personal information with any third parties except as disclosed in this policy. Metaspoon may provide personal information to its consultants, subcontractors and professional advisers (which shall be bound by privacy obligations) to assist Metaspoon’s uses disclosed herein.
If at any time we wish to disclose personal information to third parties for that third party’s use, we will obtain your explicit permission. If you do grant such permission, you may revoke it at any time.
Our websites contain links to third party sites where you may purchase items. Metaspoon makes commissions from those sales, and does some tracking so the third party knows what site you came from, but Metaspoon does not provide your personal information to the third party.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please see: www.thenai.org/opt-out/
YOUR PRIVACY CHOICES
Users may post information on the website (user registration may be required), which you may or may not want to share with certain other users. Users may make privacy choices by selecting options here. Users should keep the privacy choices they have made in mind and avoid posting information they do not want to be shared in light of those choices. User information is retained by Metaspoon for as long as you maintain a login ID and profile, and for a period of up to 2 years after you terminate your profile. Users may however choose to terminate their profile and require Metaspoon to delete all their personal information.
DATA PROCESSING AND USER RIGHTS
What Data We Collect
We collect and process the following types of data from our users:
-Email Address (only if provided)
-Username or any other name entered by the user when signing up or using our services
-Preferences regarding email notifications and newsletter
How We Process Your Data
We use your data to provide and improve our services. This includes using your data to manage your user account, allowing you to comment and rate articles, sending notifications about replies to your comments (if you have opted in), and sending our newsletter (if you have opted in). We do not share, sell, or disclose your data with third parties, unless required by law.
Purposes for Processing Your Data
The main purposes for processing your data are:
-To create and manage your account, allowing you to interact with the content on our website (such as posting comments or rating articles).
-To send you email notifications about replies to your comments (if you have opted in).
-To send you our newsletter (if you have opted in).
-To contact you in case of any issues or updates related to your account or the services we provide.
-To improve the overall experience of our website.
Your Rights and Control Over Your Data
You have the right to access, update, and delete your data at any time:
Access and Update: You can access and update your data by logging into your account on our website.
Deletete You Account: If you wish to delete your account and all associated data, you can do so by logging into your account and selecting the option to delete your account. Once you delete your account, all of your data will be permanently removed from our systems, and any comments or ratings you have made on our website will no longer be associated with your name or email address.
Email Preferences: You can control whether you receive email notifications about replies to your comments or our newsletter through your account settings. If you want to stop receiving our newsletter, you can also do so by following the unsubscribe link provided in the newsletter itself.
USER CONTROL AND DELETION OF DATA
-Managing Your Privacy Choices: Users may choose to receive email notifications about replies to their comments or our newsletter. These preferences can be managed in the user’s account settings.
-Data Retention and Deletion: User information is retained by Metaspoon for as long as the user maintains a login ID and profile, and for a period of up to 2 years after the user terminates their profile. However, users may choose to terminate their profile and require Metaspoon to delete all their personal information.
When a user decides to delete their account, we will permanently delete all of their user data from our systems, including their username, email address, avatar, and any other profile information. Any content or comments they have submitted will become unattributed.
Personal information is protected by security measures appropriate to the nature of the information.
If an individual believes that any of their personal information on the website is inaccurate, and it is information that the user cannot change, you can contact Metaspoon’s privacy officer to request appropriate corrections.
Metaspoon may amend this policy from time to time by posting an updated version on our website. If such amendments affect how Metaspoon uses or discloses personal information already held by Metaspoon in a material way, Metaspoon will obtain consent.
European Union Users
In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA):
Metaspoon collects personal information when you visit the website. In the traditional sense of the word “sell,” Metaspoon does not sell personal information. However, the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) defines the word “sell” as any exchange of personal information for something of value, such as the delivery of an interest-based ad. Metaspoon may therefore sell the personal information to other parties, including in order to deliver ads tailored to your interests.
California residents who provide personal information are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (i.e. requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year). To obtain this information please contact us.
California residents have the right to opt out of the sale of they personal information which may include selling, disclosing, or transferring personal information to another business or third party for monetary or other valuable consideration. To do so, please visit our Do Not Sell page.
Opting out of the sale of you personal information for the purposes of the CCPA does not opt you out of interest-based advertising and you may still receive ads tailored to your interest based on personal information not sold by Metaspoon, sold to downstream participants at least ninety (90) days before you used one or more industry opt-out links.
This policy was last updated on May 24, 2018.
Notwithstanding the general terms of this policy, the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information may be made outside of the terms herein to the extent provided for in any applicable privacy or other legislation in effect from time to time, or pursuant to court orders.
Metaspoon may be contacted at contact(at)metaspoon.com