Effective Date April 10, 2021
Privacy and data protection are essential to the Purified News (“Purified’s”) community. Transparency to us is everything. Purified is a healthy technology and carefully considers how we use collected information, and if it is shared with others, how they will use it as well.
The Information We Gather
Purified gathers, receives, or creates the following types of knowledge from or about you while using one of Purified’s products or services: We keep track of Identifiers, Contacts, and Accounts. You give us your email address, location, and username to access your account when you create an account with Purified. If you prefer, you can create a user name that is not your legal name. Based on the information you give us, we may collect demographic Information. We can also collect Payment Information if you choose Enhanced features. If you subscribe to one of our Enhanced or paid services, we can collect your credit card and other payment details. Naturally, you will know if we do this. We will collect the details you provide to us.
By adding a profile picture and or customizing your user profile or “Bio,” your username appears in your profile by default. When you ask a question or leave a message, we collect data as well. Requests to delete this information from our database can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. We monitor your device’s, phone, and network activity. We gather information about how you communicate with our websites and applications and third-party sites such as news organizations to improve your Purified experience. This includes what sections of the news articles you visit and how long you stay there and what material you stream, swipe, and engage. If you visit our website(s) or use our services, we will collect information about you such as the browser or device you are using, operating system, device identifiers, and your IP address.
On our website and app, we can keep track of the pages you visit. We can learn where you came from or where you go after you leave us. We will also consider how much you use the app and whether it runs on iOS or Android. We can collect operating system-provided device IDs or user-specific advertising IDs for advertisement tracking when using our apps or websites. The tracking tools listed below (WHERE?) are used to collect this information. We gather information about your location. We will ask for additional details, such as your location, to help you interact with Purified newscasts and personalize your Purified experience. We can also use your zip code or postcode, as well as your IP address, to gather information about your general location.
How Do We Gather Information?
We obtain personal information about you from a number of sources, both directly and indirectly, including the sources mentioned below:
We collect directly from you – when you contact us, build or customize your account profile, or buy subscriptions and or enhanced services from us, we can request and collect Identifiers, Contact and Account Information, and Payment Information directly from you. We also collect information you submit if you post a comment, make a request, or complete a survey.
If you apply for a position at Purified News Inc., we will obtain employment-related details from you.
We obtain data from your devices in an unobtrusive manner. When you interact with our websites, applications, advertisements, following, and in-app messages, we use different tracking technologies such as cookies and embedded scripts to gather information about you. We keep track of your details across time and through different devices.
Third parties can provide us with details. If you connect your Purified account to a third-party service, that service collects information on your behalf. If you don’t want to create a new account, you may be able to sign in with an account you already have with another service, such as Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Google, and others. Other services you use, such as social networking sites, photo or video sharing services, video enhancement services, writing software, and media publishers, such as paid subscription services for pay-walls, can be linked to your Purified account. Depending on the service and your privacy settings, the details we collect from these services can include:
- Contacts on that social service.
- Content you’ve made publicly available on these platforms.
What Do We Do With the Information We Gather?
A big part of our purpose at Purified is the creation of reports that our reporters and users find interesting. That’s why your Purified profile, the people and sources you follow or that follow you, the reports you create, and all of the information you post is all public. : We use the information to provide you with better services and to administer our websites and apps. We use the information to analyze and improve our products and services. For example, we may use your information to make our websites, apps, services, and products better. We might use your information to understand better how you use our service, customize your experience with us (including the content, marketing materials, and advertisements you see), and conduct research and analysis.
We use information to meet our commitments, manage our apps and services, and run our business. Personal information is used to manage the apps (and websites), such as troubleshooting, data analysis, and monitoring, for example. Data is used for marketing purposes. We may use personal information to provide you with information about our services, for example, we may send you information about new features or services. You can choose to receive our email updates if you want to. Personal information can be used to protect our organization, clients, business associates, and their respective employees, for example. Personal information can also be used to secure our websites or services, prevent harassment, and identify and investigate potentially illegal or prohibited activities. We may also use your information to run background, jobs, and credit checks, as well as determine financial, reputational, credit, and other risks associated with any current or future relationship with you.
To process your payments, we also exchange Payment Information with our service provider. If we sell, move, or otherwise share any or all of our assets connected with a merger, takeover, reorganization, or selling of assets in the event of bankruptcy, we can share personal details. Purified, for example, can reveal your personal information to a prospective buyer, lender, or bank as part of those due diligence processes if it sells any of its businesses or properties, applies for loans, or opens bank accounts. We also exchange data for the purposes of business management and administration. Assume that a third party acquires a portion of our company (including any of our affiliates, branches, or business units). In that case, we can include personal information, including any or all categories of your personal information, as part of the transaction. We can even share your personal details if our organizational structure changes. Your knowledge can also be shared with others as part of the due diligence process for our corporate changes, with your permission, after informing you of the types of information that will be exchanged and with whom. We may share anonymous, aggregated data about how our users use Purified in a way that does not personally identify you. We can share non-personally identifiable, non-aggregate data with companies that help us improve our products and services, such as advertising (for example, anonymized Advertising IDs) (such as research companies and analytics providers). Personal information may also be shared for other purposes that we may explain to you from time to time or as allowed or necessary by law.
You can unsubscribe from our marketing emails at any time.
Your Legal Power
Purified respects data privacy protection and is pleased to provide the following solutions to our users:
Change or Correct Data: You may edit any of your personal information via your account, or you can contact Purified Support for assistance. In some situations, we might be able to change or correct your data, particularly if it’s outdated or out of date.
Data Can Be Erased or Deleted: You can delete your account and remove your personal information. Alternatively, subject to some exceptions, you may ask us to delete all or any of your personal information.
You may ask us to avoid using any or any of your personal information for certain purposes (e.g., if we don’t have a legal right to use it) or limit our use of it for certain purposes (e.g., if we don’t have a legal right to use it) (e.g., if your personal information is inaccurate).
Data Access or Copies: You have the right to request a copy of your personal information.
Purified Support may provide more information about these choices or send a request by contacting them via the Help Center or by emailing email@example.com. Purified may only respond to valid requests as needed by law or regulation for protection, privacy, or operational reasons.
Security and Data Retention
Data Retention Outside the European Union
We store and use personal data outside of the EU as a business headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You agree to such upload, storage, and processing by using our websites or submitting your personal data. We use sufficient protections as required by applicable law or regulation to ensure adequate personal data security during cross-border transfer and/or processing.
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Minimum Age of Our Users
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to use Purified’s software. We do not knowingly obtain data from children under the age of sixteen. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a parent or legal guardian and believe your minor under the age of 16 has sent us information. If you are under the age of 16, you must have the permission of a parent or guardian to use our applications.
Revisions to this Privacy Statement