Thank you for being part of the Yack community. We at CommunityKit Inc. ("Company”, “We", "Us", or "Our") are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regard to your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]
In Short: We collect personal information that you provide to us which may include your name, email address, and authentication credentials such as passwords when applicable.
We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when registering to use our Services, expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Services, or otherwise contacting us. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services, the choices you make and the products and features you use.
The personal information we collect can include the following:
All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
In Short: Some information, such as IP address and/or browser and device characteristics, is collected automatically when you visit our Services.
We automatically collect certain information when you visit, use or navigate the Services. This information does not reveal your specific identity (like your name or contact information) but may include device and usage information, such as your IP address, browser and device characteristics, operating system, language preferences, referring URLs, device type, country, approximate location, information about how and when you use our Services and other technical information. This information is primarily needed to maintain the security and operation of our Services, and for our internal analytics and reporting purposes. Like many businesses, we also collect information through cookies and similar technologies.
In Short: We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you; compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
We use personal information collected via our Services for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
We use the information we collect or receive:
In Short: Access to the Yack Community requires your Yack email address and username. We track all your activity on the Yack Community.
The Yack Community is our internal community where Yack users can ask us questions about Yack, post bug reports or feedback, and otherwise interact with us or each other through a forum-like interface. The Yack Community runs on the Discourse forum software. When you create a Yack account by providing an email and user name, we automatically create an account for you in our Yack Community Discourse forum.
Access to the Yack Community is automatically granted whenever you successfully sign into Yack using your registered email. Since this is our own internal forum that we run and manage, we track all your activities on it including posts, comments and all interactions with us or other Yack users.
In Short: We do not access, track or store your login information on external communities we support, nor do we track or store your activity on these communities.
Yack gives you the ability to anonymously browse external communities, such as Reddit and YouTube, much as you do when you use the websites of these communities. Yack also gives you the ability to log into your existing accounts on these communities so you can access content specific to these accounts and have access to additional functionality such as creating new posts or comments on these communities. Having a Yack account does not automatically give you access to post on external communities, you must have an account on these communities and log in to do so.
When you sign into external communities supported by Yack you do so on pages outside of the Yack application and network which are hosted by these communities. The Yack Application does not have access to and does not track or collect your login credentials on these external communities. Furthermore, Yack does not track your activity on these communities, what you do there is your business, and you must comply with the policies of these communities in your interaction with them. We may however track which communities you use for basic reporting and analytics purposes.
To reiterate: WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OR STORE YOUR EXTERNAL COMMUNITY CREDENTIALS, NOR DO WE TRACK OR COLLECT YOUR ACTIVITIES ON THESE COMMUNITIES.
In Short: We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill Business obligations.
We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
In Short: We only share information with the following third parties.
We only share and disclose your information with the following third parties. We have categorized each party so that you may be easily understand the purpose of our data collection and processing practices. If we have processed your data based on your consent and you wish to revoke your consent, please contact us.
Data sent to Google is anonymized and used only to generate general aggregate usage and demographic reports, for example, the number of times our website has been viewed or the Yack Application has been used in a given time period, and the approximate location of this usage. More information on how Google uses your data to generate these reports may be accessed at the links below:
How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps
Google Analytics Terms of Service
We use Mandrill to quickly and efficiently send emails generated by our Services. Your email and the content of these emails is shared with Mandrill, but is not used for any other purposes other than for email delivery.
We use Prefinery to manage access to beta versions of the Yack Application. The email address you use to register for our Beta access is shared with Prefinery and used for various communications during the pre-invitation and beta testing phases. Your email address is not used for any other purposes other than for delivery of these messages.
In Short: We may transfer, store, and process your information in countries other than your own.
Our servers are located in the United States. If you are accessing our Services from outside United States please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed by us in our facilities and by those third parties with whom we may share your personal information (see "WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?" above) in the United States, and other countries.
In Short: We are not responsible for the safety of any information that you share with third-party providers who advertise, but are not affiliated with, our websites.
In Short: We aim to protect your personal information through a system of organizational and technical security measures.
We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security of any personal information we process. However, please remember that we cannot guarantee that the Internet itself is 100% secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, the transmission of personal information to and from our Services is at your own risk. You should only access the services within a secure environment.
We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 13 years of age. By using the Services, you represent that you are at least 13 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent's use of the Services. If we learn that personal information from users less than 13 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records.
If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us at [email protected]
In Short: In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.
If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm
Cookies and similar technologies: Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Services. To opt-out of interest-based advertising by advertisers on our Services visit http:"www.aboutads.info/choices/ .
You can unsubscribe from our marketing email list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the emails that we send or by contacting us using the details provided below. You will then be removed from the marketing email list — however, we will still need to send you service-related emails that are necessary for the administration and use of your account. To otherwise opt-out you may:
A privacy breach occurs when there is unauthorized access to or collection, use, disclosure or disposal of personal information. You will be notified about data breaches when we believe you are likely to be at risk of serious harm. For example, a data breach may be likely to result in serious financial harm or harm to your mental or physical well-being. In the event that we become aware of a security breach which has resulted or may result in unauthorized access, use or disclosure of personal information we will promptly investigate the matter and notify the applicable Supervisory Authority not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it, unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.
In Short: Yes, if you are a resident of California; you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal Information.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light" law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about the categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Services, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
In Short: Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.
If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may email us at [email protected] or by post to:
8391 Beverly Blvd #449
Los Angeles, CA 90048