Privacy Policy

Sedd Privacy Policy

You care about how your personal information is used and shared. sedd takes your privacy very seriously. Please read the following to learn more about the privacy policies of Sedd.

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of sedd on the collection, use and disclosure of your information on Sedd.co.za. In connection with your use of Sedd, we receive information about you from various sources, including: (i) through your Sedd user account (your “Account”); (ii) your use of Sedd generally; and (iii) from third party websites and services. When you use Sedd, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, transmission, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. In this document, we’ll refer to the information associated with your use of Sedd as “Usage Data”.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) we gather when you are using or accessing Sedd. This Privacy Policy also covers our treatment of any Personal Information that our business partners share with us or that we share with our business partners.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including but not limited to any third-party websites, content sources, services and applications (“Third Party Services”) that you choose to access through Sedd, or to individuals that we do not manage or employ. Basically, our Privacy Policy applies to the thing we control; others’ privacy policies apply to the things they control.

While we endeavor to facilitate access only to Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we can’t, and don’t, take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access via Sedd.

What Information Is Collected by Sedd?

The information we gather enables us to operate, personalize, and improve Sedd. When you access some components of Sedd, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information. We collect the following types of information from our users.

Sign-In Information:

When you create an Account or login using your Twitter, Facebook, and/or Google credentials, you will provide information that could be Personal Information, such as your username on that service and/or email address. You acknowledge that this information may be personal to you, and by creating an account with Sedd and providing Personal Information to us, you allow others, including us, to identify you and therefore may not be anonymous.

We may use contact information you voluntarily provide to send you information about our Services, including without limitation, notifications regarding the Services and, upon your consent, email digests of content shared by those that you follow on Sedd, Twitter, and/or Facebook. You may subscribe and unsubscribe from these messages through your Account settings, although we regardless reserve the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as for account recovery purposes.

User Content and URL Information:

Sedd allows you to provide content to Sedd, such as the ability to like and Submit collections of content and uniform resource locators (“URLs”), written descriptions of content or URLs, comments, text, images and video, along with your Name, Username, avatar, and profile bio.

We may also collect and store information regarding the content liked, submitted, or you shared, Twitter, and/or Facebook, and the original URL, and associate that information with your Account. We also collect and store (i) the time and date on which the content was first liked, submitted, or shared and (ii) information on the channels through which the content was shared, e.g., to other Sedd users, Twitter followers, and/or Facebook friends.

Your Sedd name, username, bio, and avatar and your comments on Sedd are always public. We share certain information about you when you choose to make other information public through the account settings page, such as your Twitter handle, your reading feeds through Sedd /Top Twitter stories, Twitter, your Saved items, and other information you elect to make public to your followers on Twitter, your friends on Facebook, and/or any other Third Party Services you use. This may include Personal Information, but only to the extent that you decide to share such information with others.

We may retain data submitted by you to Sedd indefinitely, even after you terminate your Account.

 

 

 

Information Collected From Third Party Services:

Some features of Sedd allow you to share content accessed through Sedd to Third Party Services, as well as your content through Third Party Services to Sedd. If you choose to connect Sedd to such Third Party Services, we may collect information related to your use of those Third Party Services, such as authentication tokens that allow us to connect to your Third Party Service accounts. We may otherwise collect information about how you are using Sedd to interact with those connected Third Party Services. Note that Third Party Services may have the ability to restrict the information that is provided to us.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics provides us with information such as how often people visit, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. To accomplish this, Google Analytics collects the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, but not your name or other identifying information. Google Analytics also places a permanent cookie on your web browser to define user sessions and recognize you as a return user the next time you visit this site.

We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis, which means that the cookies are linked to a specific website domain, and Google Analytics will only use that cookie data for statistical analysis related to your browsing behavior on that website. The data collected cannot be retrieved by services from other domains.

Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits by disabling cookies in your browser or deleting the Google Analytics cookies. You can also manage your settings for Google Analytics and opt-out of this feature by visiting Google.com Ad Settings or Google Analytics’ opt-out tools.

Aggregate Information:

We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners can understand how and how often people use Sedd and their services or websites, which facilitates improving both their services and how we interface with them.

Information We Share With Your Consent:

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

 

Is Information About Me Secure?

Your Account information (including your Twitter, Facebook, Google or other third-party logins) is protected for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your passwords appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We endeavor to protect Account information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of any Account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

We store all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard security techniques. Although we undertake regular security review and use industry Best Practices to keep your information safe, we do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you we store, Personal Information or otherwise.

What Information of Mine Can I Access?

You can access information associated with your Account by logging into the web version of Sedd, or through the Sedd application. You can adjust settings and privacy preferences through your Account settings.

What Happens When There Are Changes to this Privacy Policy?

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on or within Sedd or sending you an email. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses Sedd after such changes have been first posted.

What If I Have Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using Digg, please send us a detailed message to: support@sedd.co.za. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

Effective Date: 31 December 2017.

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