Information you provide us

To use some of our products and services you need to have an account, and to create an account, you need to provide us certain information. Likewise, if you use our paid products and services, we cannot provide them to you without getting payment information. Basically, certain information is necessary if you want to use many of our products and services.

Personal Accounts. If you create an account, you must provide us with some information so that we can provide our services to you. This includes a display name (for example, “Creators”); a username (for example, @Creators); a password; an email address or phone number; a date of birth; your display language; and third-party single sign-in information (if you choose this sign-in method). You can also choose to share your location in your profile and posts, and to upload your address book to SIA Press to help find people you may know. Your profile information, which includes your display name and username, is always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. And remember, you can create multiple SIA Press accounts, for example, to express different parts of your identity, professional or otherwise. 

Professional Accounts. If you create a professional account, you also need to provide us with a professional category, and may provide us with other information, including street address, contact email address, and contact phone number, all of which will always be public. 

Payment Information. In order to purchase ads or other offerings provided as part of our paid products and services you will need to provide us payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address.

Preferences. When you set your preferences using your settings, we collect that information so that we can respect your preferences.

Biometric Information. Based on your consent, we may collect and use your biometric information for safety, security, and identification purposes.

Job Applications / Recommendations. We may collect and use your personal information (such as your employment history, educational history, employment preferences, skills and abilities, job search activity and engagement, and so on) to recommend potential jobs for you, to share with potential employers when you apply for a job, to enable employers to find potential candidates, and to show you more relevant advertising.

Information we collect when you use SIA PRESS

When you use our services, we collect information about how you use our products and services. We use that information to provide you with products and services, to help keep SIA PRESS more secure and respectful for everyone, and more relevant to you.

Usage Information. We collect information about your activity on SIA PRESS, including:
Posts and other content you post (including the date, application, and version of SIA PRESS) and information about your broadcast activity (e.g., Spaces), including broadcasts you’ve created and when you created them, your lists, bookmarks, and communities you are a part of. Your interactions with other users’ content, such as reposts, likes, bookmarks, shares, replies, if other users mention or tag you in content or if you mention or tag them, and broadcasts you’ve participated in (including your viewing history, listening, commenting, speaking, and reacting). How you interact with others on the platform, such as people you follow and people who follow you, metadata related to Encrypted Messages, and when you use Direct Messages, including the contents of the messages, the recipients, and date and time of messages. If you communicate with us, such as through email, we will collect information about the communication and its content. We collect information on links you interact with across our services (including in our emails sent to you). Purchase and payments. To allow you to make a payment or send money using SIA PRESS features or services, including through an intermediary, we may receive information about your transaction such as when it was made, when a subscription is set to expire or auto-renew, and amounts paid or received.
Device Information. We collect information from and about the devices you use to access SIA PRESS, including:
Information about your connection, such as your IP address, browser type, and related information. Information about your device and its settings, such as device and advertising ID, operating system, carrier, language, memory, apps installed, and battery level.
Your device address book, if you’ve chosen to share it with us.

Location Information. When you use SIA PRESS, we collect some information about your approximate location to provide the service you expect, including showing you relevant ads. You can also choose to share your current precise location or places where you’ve previously used SIA PRESS by enabling these settings in your account.
Inferred Identity. We may collect or receive information that we use to infer your identity as detailed below:
When you sign into SIA PRESS on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account. Subject to your settings, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to sign into SIA PRESS(or associate your signed-out device or browser with other browsers or devices or SIA PRESS - generated identifiers).
When you provide other information to SIA PRESS, including an email address or phone number, we associate that information with your X account. Subject to your settings, we may also use this information in order to infer other information about your identity, for example by associating your account with hashes of email addresses that share common components with the email address you have provided to SIA PRESS.
When you access SIA PRESS and are not signed in, we may infer your identity based on the information we collect.

Log Information. We may receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our products and services, even if you have not created an account or are signed out, such as:

IP address and related information; browser type and language; operating system; the referring webpage; access times; pages visited; location; your mobile carrier; device information (including device and application IDs); search terms and IDs (including those not submitted as queries); ads shown to you on SIA PRESS; SIA PRESS-generated identifiers; and identifiers associated with cookies. We also receive log information when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through SIA PRESS.

Advertisements. When you view or interact with ads we serve on or off SIA PRESS, we may collect information about those views or interactions (e.g., watching a video ad or preroll, clicking on an ad, interacting with reposts of or replies to an ad).

Cookies and similar technologies. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our products and services such as searching and looking at public profiles. You can learn more about how we use cookies and similar technologies

Interactions with our content on third-party sites. When you view our content on third-party websites that integrate SIA PRESS content such as embedded timelines or post buttons, we may receive log information that includes the web page you visited.

Ad Partners, Developers, Publishers. Our ad and business partners share information with us such as browser cookie IDs, SIA PRESS-generated identifiers, mobile device IDs, hashed user information like email addresses, demographic or interest data, and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Some of our ad partners, particularly our advertisers, also enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology. Information shared by ad partners and affiliates or collected by SIA PRESS from the websites and apps of ad partners and affiliates may be combined with the other information you share with SIA PRESS and that SIA PRESS receives, generates, or infers about you described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

Other Third Parties, Account Connections, and Integrations. We may receive information about you from third parties who are not our ad partners, such as other SIA PRESS users, developers, and partners who help us evaluate the safety and quality of content on our platform, our corporate affiliates, and other services you link to your SIA PRESS account. You may choose to connect your SIA PRESS account to your account on another service, and that other service may send us information about your account on that service.

How We Use Information We use the information we collect to provide and operate SIA PRESS products and services. We also use the information we collect to improve and personalize our products and services so that you have a better experience on SIA PRESS, including by showing you more relevant content and ads, suggesting people and topics to follow, enabling and helping you discover affiliates, third-party apps, and services. We may use the information we collect and publicly available information to help train our machine learning or artificial intelligence models for the purposes outlined in this policy.

We may use the information we collect from accounts of other services that you choose to connect your SIA PRESS account to provide you features like cross-posting or cross-service authentication, and to operate our services.

We use your contact information to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications.

We use your information to provide our advertising and sponsored content services subject to your settings, which helps make ads on SIA PRESS more relevant to you. We also use this information to measure the effectiveness of ads and to help recognize your devices to serve you ads on and off of SIA PRESS. Some of our ad partners also enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology. Information shared by ad partners and affiliates or collected by SIA PRESS from the websites and apps of ad partners and affiliates may be combined with the other information you share with SIA PRESS and that SIA PRESS receives, generates, or infers about you, as described elsewhere in our Privacy Policy.

We use information we collect to provide for the safety and security of our users, our products, services, and your account. This includes verifying your identity, authenticating your account, and defending against fraud, unauthorized use, and illegal activity. We also use the information to evaluate and affect the safety and quality of content on SIA PRESS - this includes investigating and enforcing our policies and and terms, as well as applicable law.

We use the information we collect to measure and analyze the effectiveness of our products and services and to better understand how you use them in order to make them better.

We use the information we collect to communicate with you about our products and services, including about product updates and changes to our policies and terms. If you’re open to hearing from us, we may also send you marketing messages from time to time.

We use information you share with us, or that we collect to conduct research, surveys, product testing, and troubleshooting to help us operate and improve our products and services.

You should know the ways we share your information, why we share it, and how you can control it. There are five general ways we share your information.

When you post and share With the general public. You are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible. SIA PRESS content, including your profile information (e.g., name/pseudonym, username, profile pictures), is available for viewing by the general public. The public does not need to be signed in to view some content on SIA PRESS. They may also find SIA PRESS content off of SIA PRESS, for example from search query results on Internet search engines.

With other SIA PRESS users. Depending on your settings, and based on the SIA PRESS products and services you use, we share:

Content you send to a specific SIA PRESS user, such as through Direct Messages. Please keep in mind that if you’ve shared information like Direct Messages or protected posts with someone else who accesses SIA PRESS through a third-party service, the information may be shared with the third-party service.

With partners. Depending on your settings, we also provide certain third parties with information to help us offer or operate our products and services. You can learn more about these partnerships in our Help Center. You can control whether SIA PRESS shares your personal information with these partners by using the “Data sharing with business partners” option in your Privacy & Safety settings. (This setting does not control sharing described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, such as when we share information with our service providers, or through partnerships other than as described in this Help Center article.)

With service providers. We may share your information with our service providers that perform functions and provide services on our behalf, including payment services providers who facilitate payments; service providers that host our various blogs and wikis; service providers that help us understand the use of our services; applicant tracking system providers to send and receive applicant and job data to potential employers; and those that provide fraud detection services.

With advertisers. Advertising revenue enables us to provide our products and services. Advertisers may learn information from your engagement with their ads on or off SIA PRESS. For example, if you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from SIA PRESS, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked, such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach and other SIA PRESS-generated identifiers for that ad. They may also collect other personal information from you, such as cookie identifiers, or your IP address.

Third-party content & integrations. We share or disclose your information with your consent or at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. Similarly, to improve your experience, we work with third-party partners to display their video content on SIA PRESS or to allow cross-platform sharing. When you watch or otherwise interact with content from our video or cross-platform sharing partners, they may receive and process your personal information as described in their privacy policies. For video content, you can adjust your autoplay settings if you prefer that content not to play automatically.

Through our APIs. We use technology like APIs and embeds to make public SIA PRESS information available to websites, apps, and others for their use, for example, displaying posts on a news website or analyzing what people say on SIA PRESS. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this information can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with SIA PRESS, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on SIA PRESS. For more information about how we make public data on SIA PRESS available to the world.

We may share information amongst our affiliates to provide our products and services.

We may share, sell, or transfer information about you in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, or bankruptcy. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal information that is shared with (before and after the close of any transaction) or transferred to the new entity.

How Long We Keep Information We keep different types of information for different periods of time:
We keep your profile information and content for the duration of your account.
We generally keep other personally identifiable data we collect when you use our products and services for a maximum of 18 months.
Remember public content can exist elsewhere even after you remove it from SIA PRESS. For example, search engines and other third parties may retain copies of your posts longer, based upon their own privacy policies, even after they are deleted or expire on SIA PRESS. You can read more about search visibility here.
Where you violate our Rules and your account is suspended, we may keep the identifiers you used to create the account (i.e., email address or phone number) indefinitely to prevent repeat policy offenders from creating new accounts.
We may keep certain information longer than our policies specify in order to comply with legal requirements and for safety and security reasons.