Terms and Conditions
This policy explains what information we collect when you use Paperwiff’s sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.
Information We Collect & How We Use It
Paperwiff doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Paperwiff is to make our product work as well as possible. This includes basic product functions like allowing our metered paywall to work and key features like personalizing what posts you see based on what we think you’ll like. So, to give you the best possible experience in using Paperwiff, we collect information from your interactions with our Services. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Paperwiff, such as what pages you view (including how much of a given page and for how long) and your use of product features (like Save to Paperwiff, highlights, follows, and like). This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information (how you got to a particular page).
We use this information to:
provide, test, improve, promote and personalize the Services
fight spam and other forms of abuse
generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use the Services
When you create your Paperwiff account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish something through one of your third-party accounts without your express permission.
Paperwiff won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you to a third-party.
We may transfer your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization;(4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.
Search engines may index your Paperwiff user profile page, public interactions (such as Likes ), and post pages, such that people may find these pages when searching against your name on services like Google, DuckDuckGo, or Bing. Users may also share links to your content on social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter.
Paperwiff uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Paperwiff. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using the Services, you authorize Paperwiff to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.
Some of the content that you see displayed on Paperwiff is not hosted by Paperwiff. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in a Paperwiff page, so that it appears to be part of that page. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code snippets, or Scribd documents that appear within a Paperwiff post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Paperwiff post page with a YouTube video embedded in it, that video appears because of a pointer to files hosted by YouTube, and in turn YouTube receives data about your activity, such as your IP address and how much of the video you watch).
When posting on Paperwiff, you may not embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users. You must link offsite to a page that allows such submissions by users, and that page’s appearance must be distinct enough from Paperwiff to ensure it does not cause confusion among users over to whom they are submitting personal information. Failure to do so may lead Paperwiff to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.
Tracking & Cookies
We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other services. Without cookies, our metered paywall would not work, so they are necessary to Paperwiff’s basic functionality.
Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you have a Paperwiff account, you can access, modify or export your personal information
To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period (generally several weeks). But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Paperwiff may preserve and maintain copies of your information beyond this time period when required to do so by law.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Email from Paperwiff
Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s Settings page.
When you interact with an email sent from Paperwiff (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction.
Changes to this Policy
Paperwiff may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.
We welcome feedback about this policy at social@Paperwiff.com.