PRIVACY BILL OF RIGHTS
We are uncompromising about trust, respect and integrity.
You own your personal information & content. It is explicitly not ours.
You never receive targeted third-party advertisements or targeted third-party content. We think that's creepy.
You have full control over your newsfeed and the order of how posts appear.
We do not manipulate, filter, or change the order of your newsfeeds. Only you can do that.
Permissions & privacy are your rights. You control them.
You control who can access your content.
You can opt out of our member directory to protect your privacy.
We do not sell your personal information to anyone.
Your face is your business. We do not use facial recognition technology.
You have the right to delete your account and take your content with you at any time.
You are our customer to delight, not data to sell or allow others to target. You own your content. We don’t. We don’t share your content with marketers. Third parties cannot pay BalanceProtocol.ME to target you. At BalanceProtocol.ME you have full control over your newsfeed and the order of how posts appear.
Illegal activity is not permitted. If we are made aware of illegal activity, we will take appropriate action. We ask that you not post any content that violates our Terms of Service (TOS). Please see our TOS for the list of activities that are not permitted at BalanceProtocol.ME and the actions we may take with TOS violators.
We don’t track you to sell your data to third parties, and we don’t track you to manipulate your newsfeed and we don’t track you when you are not on BalanceProtocol.ME. To ensure the safety and security of our users, we track how members use our site. We collect your log data, usage activity, email, phone number, cookie data, and device/network information, to verify accounts; combat harmful conduct; detect and prevent spam; and to maintain the integrity of BalanceProtocol.ME.
We may share and match your information against databases or with third parties bound by confidentiality who specialize in identifying trolls, bots, scammers, spammers, fake accounts, stalkers, or illegal activity. We may also use pattern tracking to identify and remove disruptive elements such as trolls, bots, scammers, spammers, fake accounts, stalkers, etc.
We monitor how users use our site in general so that we can make it better. We are monitoring traffic, usage activity, feature popularity and site performance, and we use general analytic tools so that we can improve your experience.
If you make payments on BalanceProtocol.ME, we may share your payment information with third-party payment service providers to process payments; prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit and debit cards.
Cookies – Where and Why
Effective: Nov 3rd, 2020
You have the ability to send certain types of messages through our services that automatically disappear. If you send such disappearing messages through our services they will be automatically deleted once they have been viewed or have expired.
But — and this is important — you should understand that users who see your messages can always save them, either by taking a screenshot or by using some other image-capture technology (whether that be software or even something as old-fashioned as a camera to take a photo of your device’s screen). The same common sense that applies to the Internet at large applies to BalanceProtocol.ME as well: Don’t send messages that you wouldn’t want someone to save or share.
In most cases, once we detect that all recipients have viewed a message, we automatically delete it from our servers. And again in most cases, the services are programmed to delete the message from the recipients’ device as well. There are, however, exceptions to this general rule:
We can’t guarantee that messages will be deleted within a specific timeframe. And even after we’ve deleted message data from our servers, that same data may remain in backup for a limited period of time.
We may receive requests from law enforcement requiring us by law to suspend our ordinary server-deletion practices for specific information.
As with any digital information, there may be ways to access messages while still in temporary storage on recipients’ devices or, forensically, even after they are deleted.
Your Identity: We Protect It To The Extent The Law Allows
We do our best to protect your identity at all times and we are respectful of the law. BalanceProtocol.ME will disclose personally-identifying information when required to do so by law.
Linking to Third Party Sites: These Are Your Decisions And Responsibilities
Security: HTTPS and Encryption
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal user data and other information transmitted to us. For example, we encrypt your personally identifiable information, and most, if not all requests from you to the server are created over a secure connection (HTTPS). However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete such information from our records.
Notifications: We’d Like To Keep You Up To Date
If you are a registered user of BalanceProtocol.ME you may receive notifications and updates while using our service. Additionally, if you have supplied your email address, BalanceProtocol.ME may want to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, and keep you up to date about the privacy and integrity issues we care most about and how our company is working to support them. You can opt-out of these email notifications.