Automatically collected information Our servers automatically collect the following Information regarding devices that access our site or app: device characteristics (including device ID for mobile devices), operating system, browser type, IP address, username from stored cookies if present, dates and times of each login, page and Image viewing statistics, and incoming and outgoing links. We use this automatically collected anonymous data to analyze how our site and app are used so as to keep them optimized, to determine the popularity and usefulness of various features, to maintain the integrity of user accounts so that each user can see his or her posts and the upvotes, downvotes, and comments to them, and to enable users with usernames to access their posts, albums, and membership information. We also use such data to enable us to comply with copyright law, with 18 USC §2258A (illegal content), and to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including national security, courts, and law enforcement. None of this information is "personal data" — that is, data we could use to Identify a specific person. Some of this information could, however, become personal data because we provide automatically collected anonymous data to third party advertisers to supplement the tracking information described below, and those third parties might be able to combine our anonymous data with other data they have to enable them to identify people.
Sickipedia does not "collect" the stuff you post: images, comments, messages, etc., and — with respect to persons in the EEA — does not "process" or determine any purposes for processing of any information that you manifestly make public. in particular, every joke/Image uploaded to Sickipedia is public — whether uploaded directly without going through a user account, or uploaded via a user account — and has its own URL. No matter what your privacy settings are, every Image can always be accessed and viewed by anyone who types in that exact URL. No post/joke/image uploaded to Sickipedia, is ever completely hidden from public view. For messaging: Sickipedia allows users to send messages to one another both indirectly (via comments to posts) and directly (via chat). Sickipedia’s messaging functionality is not intended to be a secure messaging platform; it's Just for fun. To ensure that Sickipedia’s messaging platform is not used as a platform for Illegality, all messages are public. No messages are ever completely hidden from public view. We may monitor user messaging.
Because we don't collect information about the identity of our users and don't receive any Information from third parties enabling us to identify our users, we have no means of knowing, or providing you with Information about, whatever anonymous data about you we might have on our servers — unless you have a username. If you have a username, you may log In and access your data, correct whatever Information you deem to be incorrect, opt out of information sharing with our advertisers, or delete your account. For legal reasons we may retain backup and/or archival copies of information prior to your corrections, amendments, or deletions.
You understand and agree that Sickipedia may store and process your Personal Information on computers located outside of the European Union, including, but not limited to, in the United States and the Russian Federation. By using the Services, you agree to the collection and processing of your Personal Information outside of the European Union and you hereby expressly waive any rights that you may have under the EU Data Protection Directive.
We may collect and use Personal Information when you use or access the Sickipedia Services or provide Personal Information through other means. Personal Information may include e-mail address, name, IP address, and other information sufficient to identify an individual end user. Additionally, our cookies, web beacons and similar technologies may collect the following information about your usage of the Sickipedia Services: log file information, IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences and, where relevant, the websites visited before visiting the website. We may also collect Personal Information from third parties where you have agreed with them that your information may be disclosed.
We may use Personal Information for the following purposes: (a) to facilitate certain activities on the Sickipedia Services, such as posting jokes, uploading images and posting comments; (b) to fulfill your requests, communicate with you about Sickipedia Services and other matters; (c) to manage the Sickipedia Services; and (d) to provide marketing communications and targeted advertising to you.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. By default, most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You can, however, usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you so desire. By declining cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other features or services of the Sickipedia Services that depend on cookies.
In order to enhance the user experience of the Sickipedia Services, users can choose to leave comments on particular posts/images and videos. Sickipedia does not endorse these comments, as they are opinions of users who are not associated with Sickipedia, its subsidiary, affiliates, "sister entities," officers, directors, employees and agents. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Parties may view and collect any such information. As such, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose Personal Information.
Sickipedia may launch a mailing list for the Sickipedia Services. By signing up for an account at one of the Sickipedia Services, you will be placed on the mailing list. From time to time, Sickipedia may email its members new features and other news regarding the Sickipedia Services. You will be given the option of opting out of the mailing list via a link contained within emails on the mailing list. In addition, if you do not wish to receive marketing communications, please contact us at the email address provided below.
You can generally opt-out of receiving personalized ads from third party advertisers and ad networks who are members of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) or who follow the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising by visiting the opt-out pages on the NAI website and DAA website. Our websites are not currently set up to respond to browser do-not-track signals, but you can configure your browser settings to reject all cookies or prompt you before a cookie is set.
We may disclose Personal Information as follows:
In the event Sickipedia goes through a business transition, including, but not limited to, a merger, acquisition, partnership, business reorganization, debt finance or sale of company assets, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, we may use Personal Information as part of the context of any such business transition. In most instances, Personal Information will be part of the assets transferred. Additionally, we may share Personal Information with our partners, affiliates, contractors, and service providers, as necessary, to provide Sickipedia Services to you or to otherwise improve our services.
Though we make commercially reasonable efforts to preserve user privacy, Sickipedia will not disclose Personal Information to third parties except in response to a duly authorized subpoena, court order, or search warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction over Sickipedia or in response to a valid emergency request. Sickipedia will evaluate emergency disclosure requests consistent with the law (including 18 U.S.C. § 2702(b)(8)) on a case by case basis. If, after reviewing an emergency disclosure request, Sickipedia has a good faith believe that there are exigent emergency circumstances that involve the danger of death or serious physical injury to a person, Sickipedia may disclose Personal Information necessary to prevent that harm.
Sickipedia may notify its users of third party requests for their Personal Information, including, but not limited to, by providing its users with a copy of the request, unless it is explicitly prohibited from doing so by valid legal process, such as a court order. Where prior notice is prohibited, Sickipedia may notify its users that a third party has requested their Personal Information after Personal Information has been disclosed.
We may disclose Personal Information we collect from you in order to prevent damage to our tangible and/or intangible property, for safety reasons, in the course of collecting amounts owed to us, or for other similar reasons as we see fit in our discretion.
The Sickipedia Services are not intended for children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under age 13. If you are younger than 13, please do not use the Sickipedia Services and please do not provide personal information to us.
California residents have the right to receive information that identifies any third party companies or individuals that Sickipedia has shared your Personal Information with in the previous calendar year, as well as a description of the categories of Personal Information disclosed to that third party. You may obtain this information once a year and free of charge by contacting Sickipedia at [email protected].