We receive a number of different types of information about you, including:
Your information is the information that is required when you sign up for the site, as well as the information you choose to share.
Your name, profile pictures, cover photos, gender, networks, Username and User ID are treated just like information you choose to make public.
We also receive other types of information about you:
“Public Information” means the information you choose to make public, as well as information that is always publicly available.
When you register for a ARPA account, you will be assigned a Username. A Username is a custom link to your timeline that you can give out to people or post on external websites. We use your Username to identify your ARPA account.
We use your User ID to identify your ARPA account. If someone has your Username or User ID, they can use it to access information about you through the ARPA.com website or mobile apps. For example, if someone has your Username, they can type ARPA.com/Username into their browser and see your public information.
“Public Forum” means any area, site or feature offered as part of the Website (including, without limitation, discussion forums, message boards, blogs, chat rooms, emails or personal messaging features) that enables you (i) to upload, submit, post, display, perform, distribute and/or view User Content, and/or (ii) to communicate, share, or exchange User Content with other Website users or other Website visitors.
Public Forums, and features contained therein, are for public and not private communications. Anything you upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum may be viewed on the Internet by the general public, and therefore, you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any such submission or posting. You are, and will remain, solely responsible for the User Content you upload, submit, post, transmit, communicate, share or exchange by means of any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting or posting same. ARPA cannot control or monitor the access of your information within its systems and accordingly will not be responsible for any for any losses or liabilities relating to the access of such information by others..
You own all of the content and information you post on the Website, subject to any licenses you have granted to ARPA. When you publish content or information , it means that you are allowing everyone, including people not on the Website, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture). In addition:
We use the information we receive about you in connection with the services and features we provide to you and other users like your friends, volunteers and affiliates, our partners, the advertisers that purchase ads on the site and the developers that build the mobile apps. For example, we may use the information we receive about you: to deliver the services you have requested; to manage your account and provide you with customer support; as part of our efforts to keep ARPA products, services and integrations safe and secure; to protect ARPA’s or others’ rights or property; to measure or understand the effectiveness of ads you and others see, including to deliver relevant ads to you; to make suggestions to you and other users on ARPA; to exercise and enforce any rights in our terms and conditions; to manage our business; and for other internal operations, which may include, without limitation, troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, service improvement, performance of other functions otherwise described to you at the time of collection and other purposes compatible with this policy. We may use your payment method to process payment for any purchases made on our site, to protect you against or identify possible fraudulent transactions and otherwise as needed to manage our business.
Granting us this permission not only allows us to provide ARPA as it exists today, but it also allows us to provide you with innovative features and services we develop in the future that use the information we receive about you in new ways.
While you are allowing us to use the information we receive about you, you always own all of your information. Your trust is important to us, which is why we don’t share information we receive about you with others unless we have: received your permission; given you notice, such as by telling you about it in this policy; or removed your name or any other personally identifying information from it.
Of course, for information others share about you, they control how it is shared.
Data may be processed at our facility or externally by our third party service provider(s).
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and others, including those described above. Typically, information associated with your account will be kept until your account is deleted. For certain categories of data, we may also tell you about specific data retention practices. We take commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information.
If you have a ARPA account, you can access, review and update your personal information online by logging into your account and clicking on your account settings.
When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from ARPA. It typically takes about one month to delete an account, but some information may remain in backup copies and logs for up to 90 days. You should only delete your account if you are sure you never want to reactivate it. Upon deletion, your Page will be removed from the ARPA website. However, we will retain certain information after you delete your account in accordance with our records retention policy.
If you delete your account and then search for yourself on a public search engine, you may still see a preview of your Page and/or timeline. This is because some search engines cache information for a period of time.
People who enter your name on a public search engine may see your Page and/or timeline (including in sponsored results). They may still see these items after you delete your ARPA account because some search engines cache information for a period of time.
We do not share any of your information with advertisers (unless, of course, you give us permission). As described in this policy, we may share your information when we have removed from it anything that personally identifies you or combined it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies you.
We use the information we receive, including the information you provide at registration or add to your account to deliver ads and to make them more relevant to you. When an advertiser creates an ad, they are given the opportunity to choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information we receive or can tell about you and other users. If the advertiser chooses to run the ad (also known as placing the order), we serve the ad to people who meet the criteria the advertiser selected, but we do not tell the advertiser who any of those people are. So, for example, if a person views or otherwise interacts with the ad, the advertiser might infer that the person is an 18-to-35-year-old woman who lives in the U.S. and likes basketball. But we would not tell the advertiser who that person is.
After the ad runs, we provide advertisers with reports on how their ads performed. For example we give advertisers reports telling them how many users saw or clicked on their ads. But these reports are anonymous. We do not tell advertisers who saw or clicked on their ads.
Advertisers or their partners sometimes place cookies on your computer (or use other similar system technologies) in order to serve ads and to make their ads more effective. Learn more about cookies, pixels and other system technologies.
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on webpages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
We use technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services.
We use these technologies to do things like:
For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to ARPA, to help you use social plugins and share buttons, or to know when you are interacting with our advertising partners.
We may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by ARPA or the third party (although we would not share any other information that identifies you with an advertiser).
Cookies and things like local storage help make ARPA work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver personalized content.
Refer to your browser or device’s help material to learn what controls you can often use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use ARPA or other websites and apps.
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information we receive about you, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with ARPA Credits, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm. We also may retain information from accounts disabled for violations of our terms for at least a year to prevent repeat abuse or other violations of our terms.
We may send you notifications and other messages using the contact information we have for you, like your email address.
We may share information we receive with businesses that are legally part of the same group of companies as ARPA, or that become part of that group (often these companies are called affiliates). Likewise, our affiliates may share information with us as well. We and our affiliates may use shared information to help provide, understand, and improve our services and their own services.
We give your information to the people and companies that help us provide, understand and improve the services we offer. For example, we may use outside vendors to help host our website, serve photos and videos, process payments, analyze data, conduct and publish research, measure the effectiveness of ads, or provide search results. In some cases we provide the service jointly with another company. In all of these cases our partners must agree to only use your information consistent with the agreement we enter into with them, as well as this Data Use Policy.
We do our best to keep your information secure, but we need your help. We try to keep ARPA up, bug-free and safe, but cannot make guarantees about any part of our services or products.
You must be eighteen years old to use the Website. ARPA prohibits the use of the Website by anyone under the age of eighteen. By using the Website, you represent that you are at least eighteen years old and understand that you must be at least eighteen years old in order to use the Website. We will delete any account if we have actual knowledge that the account is associated with a user who is not at least eighteen years old..
If you are visiting our website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using our services, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this policy.
This Data Use Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website or mobile apps.
If the ownership of our business changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner so they can continue to operate the service.