There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a Wakapoll Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
- What information we collect and why we collect it.
- How we use that information.
- The choices we offer, including how to access and update information.
We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you’re not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms first. Your privacy matters to Wakapoll, so whether you are new to Wakapoll or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions contact us
Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak. We collect information in the following ways:
- Information you give us.For example, our services require you to sign up for an When you do, we’ll ask for personal information, like your name, email address, to store with your account.
- Information we get from your use of our services.We collect information about the services that you use and how you use them like.
- Cookies and similar technologies
We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a Wakapoll service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as Wakapoll features that may appear on other sites.
Information we collect when you are signed in to Wakapoll, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your Wakapoll Account. When information is associated with your Wakapoll Account, we treat it as personal information
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect Wakapoll and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results .
We may use the name you provide for your Wakapoll Profile across all of the services we offer that require a Wakapoll Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your Wakapoll Account so that you are represented consistently across all our services.
When you contact Wakapoll, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can:
- Adjusthow the Profile associated with your Wakapoll Account appears to others.
- Controlwho you share information with through your Wakapoll Account.
- Take informationassociated with your Wakapoll Account out of many of our services.
Information you share
our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems
Information we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Wakapoll unless one of the following circumstances applies:
- With your consent
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Wakapoll when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
- For external processing
- For legal reasons
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Wakapoll if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
- meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
- enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
- detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of wakapoll, our users or the public as required or permitted by law.
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.