YouDigital Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 25, 2018

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Youdigital's sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content (“Services”). It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

Youdigital doesn’t make money from ads. So we don’t collect data in order to advertise to you. The tracking we do at Youdigital is to make our product work as well as possible.

In order to give you the best possible experience using Youdigital, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type).

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Youdigital Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Youdigital Services

Information Disclosure

Youdigital won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards;  (3) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (4) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Youdigital uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Amazon, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Youdigital. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Youdigital Services, you authorize Youdigital to transfer, store, and use your information in the European Union and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Youdigital is not hosted by Medium. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Youdigital. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Youdigital page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Youdigital does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Youdigital are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Tracking & Cookies

Youdigital does not use browser cookies.

Youdigital doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Youdigital network (which encompasses youdigitalapp.com and custom domains hosted by Youdigital).

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Youdigital Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Youdigital only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Youdigital complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, Youdigital's analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Youdigital Services to work. When you use Youdigital while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT. 

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Youdigital account, you can access, modify or request an extract of your user profile by emailing privacy@youdigitalapp.com or simply delete your account.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time. Youdigital may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Youdigital

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account). But, you can opt out of non-administrative emails such as digests, newsletters, and activity notifications through your account’s “Settings” page.

When your interact with an email sent from Youdigital (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.

Changes to this Policy

Youdigital may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it. 

Questions

We welcome feedback about this policy at privacy@youdigitalapp.com

Data Protection Statement for European Union Users

Description of Processing Activity

Youdigital collects and stores personal information about its users to customize their reading experience and enable personalized distribution of content. It shares minimal data with its service providers.

Purposes of Processing

  • Provide, test, promote, and improve the services
  • Gather usage statistics of services
  • Provide customized reading experience
  • Publish and distribute user-generated content
  • Fight spam, fraud, and other abuse of services

Legal Bases

In order to provide the services, Youdigital collects and stores personal data about its users on the legal basis of consent given when you create an account and agree to the Privacy Policy.

Youdigital also pursues its legitimate interests by collecting minimal data of logged out users to provide the services, as outlined above.

Where Youdigital collects and stores personal data about non-users, it does so under performance of contract obligations with users who use the services to publish content on web sites hosted by Youdigital. In such cases, users authoring such content containing personal data of third parties are responsible for that content. Youdigital will consider related complaints in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation’s rights of the data subject, as well as rights of expression and access to information.

 

Categories of Personal Data Collected

Logged out users

  • Content history
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • DNT status

Logged in users:

  • Username
  • Display name
  • Bio
  • Avatar image
  • Email address (non-public)
  • Session activity (security)
  • IP address
  • Browser information
  • Content history (on Youdigital network only)
  • Network interactions 
  • Posts, responses, or series published by user

 

Categories of Recipients

Youdigital shares minimal personal data with third-party processors in order to provide the Services. These processors offer at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement. This includes the following categories of recipients:

  • Hosting, Storage, & Other Infrasructure
  • Security
  • Analytics
  • Communication & Support

Embedded Content

Youdigital posts may contain third-party embeds, which may in some cases collect and store personal data. The use of personal data by embedded content providers is not covered by this statement, but by the privacy policies of those sites or services.

Cross-border Transfers

Youdigital is hosted in the United Kingdom. By using Youdigital Services, you authorize Youdigital to transfer, store, and use your information in the European Union and any other country where we operate. Where your data is disclosed to our processors, it is subject by contract to at least the same level of data protection as that set out in this statement.

Retention

Youdigital retains personal data associated with your account for the lifetime of your account. If you would like to delete your personal information.

Rights of Data Subjects

  1. If you sign up for a Youdigital account, you may at any time request an export of your personal information from privacy@youdigitalapp.com.
  2. You may correct information associated with your account from the profile page.
  3. You may withdraw consent by deleting your account at any time through the profile page, which will erase your personal information completely within 14 days (except to the extent Youdigital is prevented by law from deleting your information).
  4. You may object at any time to the use of your personal data by contacting privacy@youdigitalapp.com. If your complaint relates to alleged misuse of your personal data by a third party, it may result in suspension of that post or account in keeping with relevant law, public interest, our contractual obligations, and the rights of expression and access to information of others.
  5. You may at any time lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by Youdigital with the Supervisory Authority of your EU member state.

Contact Information

YouDigital
Time Out Market 
1st Floor Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-479 Lisboa, Portugal