Scuddle Privacy Policy

Scuddle allows people to share information about themselves, answer questions, and connect with people and organizations. Any registered user can use Scuddle, which consists of sharing information and answering questions that is public by default and can include other content like photos, videos, locations, category data (automatically or user generated), dates and links to other websites. This Privacy Policy describes how and when Scuddle collects, uses and shares your information when you use our Services. Scuddle receives your information through our various websites, SMS, APIs, email notifications, applications, buttons, and widgets (the "Services" or "Scuddle"). For example, you send us information when you use Scuddle from our website or access Scuddle from an iPhone application, website, or API. When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country you reside in or supply information from, you authorize Scuddle to use your information in the United States and any other country where Scuddle operates. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at contact[at]scuddle[dot]com. Some aspects of this document may refer to features not yet available to all users.

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.

Additional Information:

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.

Widget Data: We may tailor content for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate Scuddle buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data, including the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser ("Widget Data"). While we have the Widget Data, we may use it to tailor content for you, such as suggestions for people to follow on Scuddle. Tailored content is stored with only your browser cookie ID and is separated from other Widget Data such as page-visit information. This feature is optional and not yet available to all users. If you want, you can suspend it or turn it off, which removes from your browser the unique cookie that enables the feature. For posts, Log Data, and other information that we receive from interactions with Scuddle buttons or widgets, please see the other sections of this Privacy Policy.

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.

Service Providers: We engage service providers to perform functions and provide services to us in the United States and abroad. We may share your private personal information with such service providers subject to confidentiality obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions.

Law and Harm: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Scuddle's rights or property. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your information.

Business Transfers: In the event that Scuddle is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. Scuddle will make a good faith effort to ensure the promises in this Privacy Policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

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

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be available upon request. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via an @scuddleco Twitter update or email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective: September 1, 2013