Information we collect and receive
In creating an account on Bridge you may share with us various types of Personally-Identifiable Information, including, a name (whether actual or a pseudonym), an email address, a phone number, and personal or professional details you may choose to share via form fields, uploaded files (your CV or certificates), or free text (profile description).
When you use our internet and mobile Services you are constantly sending information about your use to our servers, this is called ‘log data’. A partial listing of these types of data includes IP (Internet Protocol) addresses, information about web pages you have navigated from or to, cookie data, browser type and settings, timestamps, operating system data, device information (including device and application IDs), and browser preferences and settings. This data does not contain ‘content’ and may be stored indefinitely, though may also be periodically deleted. It is important for you to realize that your IP address could potentially be used in conjunction with other data to identify you. If you are concerned about this you may want to try Tor http://torproject.org/.
We are interested in the geographic component of language data and so may request that you share precise GPS location for content submitted from mobile devices. We will only collect this data if you opt in to such permissioning. However, we may assign your words an approximate geolocation based on WiFi and IP address information.
We may ask you for your permission to share some information (such as email address, profile photo, social graph) from a third party If you integrate with and/or authenticate through another Service. If you make use of such a Service the terms and privacy policies of those Services will differ from ours. When you authenticate through another Service we will never receive nor store your passwords.
We may also gather translation, annotation, and communications content, including but not limited to text, images, videos, or audio, you create on the Services. It also includes the metadata that describes when this content was submitted, people you may have collaborated with on the content, and various other types of data that help us contextualize this content. We will also gather information about the clients, projects, channels, topics, languages, or people whose content you choose to translate.
What do we do with your information once we have it?
In general we collect this personally-identifying data and information in Service of:
- Simply offering the Services to you
- Improving the quality, security, and reliability of our Services
- Responding to your questions and communicating with you about our Services
- Preventing misuse of our Services
We will only share this data and information:
When you give us your permission to share it.
When a legitimate legal request demands that we release information. Like all people and companies in a society with governing laws we are obliged to obey legal requests from a government or related to a lawsuit. Unless we are not legally allowed to do so we will notify you of this request. When we receive requests like this, we'll only release your personal information if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. Nothing in this policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party's request to disclose your information. When we believe it is necessary to prevent harm. We will only share your information in this way if we have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property or safety of you, our other users, Bridge, Meedan Labs, or the public.
If our corporate structure or status changes (if we undergo a restructuring, are acquired, or go bankrupt) we may pass your information to a successor or affiliate.
How secure is your data, content, and information?
Though we are committed to ensuring the integrity and security of any personal information you share with us through the use of our Services, we are realistic about the vastly complicated, hackable, and significantly flawed digital ecosystem of the Internet at both a systems and governance level that we will not in any way seek to assure you that your data is secure. The digital traces we leave on the Internet are as insecure as they are replicable. We hope that you appreciate our honesty in this matter; we really do aspire to never, ever have anything bad happen to any code or content generated through our Services. If you want to know more about this, you should take the batteries out of your phone and go to a Quinn Norton talk. History has shown that sovereign governments (and corporate actors alike) — those whose laws and rules we must abide — have surveilled, persecuted, and imprisoned people for simply speaking their truth. If you want to use our Services to speak truth to power (please do), or even just using lots of Arabic and Chinese keywords that might land you on a list, read the http://eff.org website, learn about the Tor browser, use an anonymous name, use strong passwords, and do everything you can to make your use of the internet less dangerous. But even in this know that total security is never possible.
Cookies aren’t always sweet
If you still don’t want our cookies, you can work to disable these through browser and device settings, or by installing tools like Privacy Badger. However, note that some aspects of our Services may not function properly if you do so. Until there is an industry standard for for compliance to Do Not Track requests, we will not respond to browser initiated Do Not Track requests. We do use some third party tools such as Google Analytics, and these tools do serve cookies whose behaviors are governed under their privacy policies. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by going to their web site.
Global networks mean global laws.
We store data on servers around the world. So, your information might reside on a server in another country, and that country might have laws that provide for different levels of data protection. By using our Services, you consent to and understand this global transfer of content and data.
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