What personal data we collect and why we collect it
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, email address.
To create an account, you must provide a username and password. Your username is public, and it doesn’t have to be related to your real name. We also store your user account preferences and settings.
Content you submit
When logged in we collect the content you submit. This includes your posts and comments including saved drafts, your messages with other users, and your reports. Your content may include text, links, images, gifs, and videos.
Actions you take
When logged in we collect information about the actions you take. This includes your interactions with content, like voting, saving, hiding, and reporting. It also includes your interactions with other users, such as following, friending, and blocking.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, Needfud uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. We have set these in such a way that the data remains anonymous and is not shared with third parties.
These cookies measure different data of visitors. For example, these cookies measure the number of visitors to the website, the time they spend on the website and which pages they view. We have set these in such a way that the data remains anonymous and is not shared with third parties.
According to the AVG, IP addresses are personal data. If this data becomes anonymous, we do not need to ask permission to place these cookies.
In order for the website to function optimally, we need functional cookies. If we do not place the cookies, the user-friendliness of the website will be affected.
For example, functional cookies remember logins and ensure that visitors stay logged in automatically. We do not need permission for these cookies.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We have share buttons on our site for Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter. The code for these links is provided by the social media sources with the related cookie of the relevant party. On the websites of the various social media channels, you can read what they do with your personal data.
Who we share your data with
No one, we only use your data to map how the website is used. We will not sell the data to 3th parties.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we use your information
We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:
- Provide, operate, and maintain our webste
- Improve, personalize, and expand our webste
- Understand and analyze how you use our webste
- Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
- Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the webste, and for marketing and promotional purposes
- Send you emails
- Find and prevent fraud