Information Collection and Use
Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a Scuddle account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, photo, work history, education history, resume, videos, and email address. Some of this information is listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. Some Services do not require registration and may result in information being visible to non-registered users.
You may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, your location, your website, academic information, or a picture. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may use your account settings to unsubscribe from certain notifications from Scuddle. We may use your contact information to help others find your Scuddle account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may choose to upload your address book or connect your Scuddle account to other third party services so that we can help you find Scuddle users you know. We may later suggest people to follow or contact, or content for you to engage with, on Scuddle based on your imported information. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your Scuddle account to your account on another third-party service in order to cross-post between Scuddle and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting and helps us improve the Services and your experience. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.
Scuddle Information: Our Services are primarily designed to let users share information about themselves, answer questions, and connect with people and organizations. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes the information you submit, photos and videos you share, and the metadata provided therein. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public for as long as you do not delete it from Scuddle, but we generally give you settings to make the information more private if you want. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated.
Location Information: You may choose to publish your location within Scuddle and in your Scuddle profile. You may also tell us your location when you enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. You can add or change your location from your profile. We may use and store information about your location to provide features of our Services, such as posting with your location, and to improve and customize the Services, for example, with more relevant content.
Links: Scuddle may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Cookies: Like many websites, we use "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services, but we do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as searching and looking at public user profiles or lists. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer's hard disk. Scuddle may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to customize and improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. However, some Services may not function properly if you disable cookies.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, use your Scuddle account to authenticate to a third-party website or application, or visit a third-party website that includes a Scuddle button or widget. Scuddle uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them.
Third-Party Service Providers: Scuddle uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your Scuddle account.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public posts, the people you follow or that follow you, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).
Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
You can also permanently delete your Scuddle account by e-mailing us at contact[at]scuddle[dot]com, or by visiting your Settings.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at contact[at]scuddle[dot]com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.
Changes to this Policy
Effective: September 1, 2013