What We Collect and How We Use It
Account Information: When you create an account on the Services (an "Account"), we’ll ask you for information such as your username, password, age, and email address (“Account Information"). We may use Account Information, alone or together with other information, to enhance and improve the Services, such as by personalization. We use your age to verify that you can lawfully use the Services. We use your email address to verify your Account and to communicate with you, as described in more detail below.
Email Communications with Us: As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us. Administrative communications relating to your Account (e.g., for purposes of Account recovery or password reset) are considered part of the Services and your Account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving. We also may send you other kinds of emails, which you can opt-out of either from your Account Settings page or by using the "Opt-Out" link in the emails themselves. Note that we will never email you to ask for your password or other Account Information; if you receive such an email, please forward it to us.
Information Obtained from Third Party Services: In some cases, we partner with Third Party Services that may provide information about you. Such information could include, for example, your gender, if you have disclosed that information to that third party and made it available for Mavin to access. To the extent we obtain such information, we may use it to develop new Services or to improve or enhance the Services.
User Content: By default, all sharing through the Services is public, and when you provide us with content it is published so that anyone can view it. Although we do provide tools that let you publish content privately, you should assume that anything you publish is publicly accessible unless you have explicitly selected otherwise. Also, please keep in mind that anything you share privately with another user may be posted publicly by that user. Content published and shared publicly is accessible to everyone, including search engines, and you may lose any privacy rights you might have regarding that content. In addition, information shared publicly may be copied and shared throughout the Internet, including through actions or features native to the Services, such as reblogging.
Native Actions: The Services allow you to perform native actions that are integral to our products, such as liking content, sharing content, replying to content, and following users or content. Liking, replying, and following are public actions – anyone can see who liked, shared, or replied to content. We use information about native actions to improve the Services, develop new Services, and, particularly, to personalize your Mavin experience. Personalization using this information may include presenting you with new posts relevant to what you’ve liked, providing you with better search results, and showing you advertising more relevant to your interests.
Information About User Content: In some cases, we may collect information about content you provide to the Services. For example, when it's included as part of your images, we may collect information describing your camera, camera settings, or EXIF information. This information allows us to improve the Services and provide additional features and functionality.
Information Related to Use of the Services: We collect information about how people use the Services, including those with an Account. This type of information may be collected in our log files each time you interact with (i.e., make a request to) the Services. We use internal tools and third party applications and services to collect and analyze this information. Some of this information may also be associated with the Internet Protocol Address ("IP Address") used to access the Services; some may be connected with your Account; and some may only be collected and used in aggregate form (as a statistical measure that wouldn’t identify you or your Account).
Information Related to Your Web Browser: We automatically receive and record information from your web browser when you interact with the Services, such as your browser type and version, what sort of device you are using, your operating system and version, your language preference, the website or service that referred you to the Services, the date and time of each request you make to the Services, your screen display information, and information from any cookies we have placed on your web browser (as described below). We also sometimes detect whether you are using certain web browser extensions and store that information in a manner associated with your Account. We use web browser-related information to enhance and improve the Services.
Location Information: In some cases we collect and store information about where you are located, such as by converting your IP Address into a rough geolocation. We may also ask you to provide information about your location. We may use location information to improve and personalize the Services for you, for example by showing you relevant local content.
Information Related to Your Mobile Device: We may collect and store information related to your mobile device. In some cases, we, or Google (who we use for mobile analytics and other services), may receive, generate, or assign your mobile device a unique identifier for the purposes described above in "Information Related to Use of the Services." We may also ask you to provide your phone number to enable new products and improve the Services, such as by enabling multi-factor authentication for Account log in.
Derived Information: As described above in "Native Actions" and "Information Related to Use of the Services," we analyze your actions on the Services in order to derive or infer characteristics that may be descriptive of your Account (for example, what kinds of content you follow or what kinds of content you view, like, or post. We use this information for all of the purposes set forth in "Information Related to Use of the Services," above.
Google is one of many ad networks that personalizes ads based on your activity online. Google doesn't sell your personal information to anyone. You can control the way Google advertises to you.
Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have implemented, and sometimes use, the following:
- Google Analytics
- Google Adsense
- Remarketing with Google AdSense
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Demographics and Interests Reporting
We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website. This requires us to share your data with Google and, depending on the ads they serve, data may be shared with any of these commonly used ad technology providers.
Opting out of Personalized Ads:
- You can prevent Google from serving you personalized ads. Visit the Google Ad Settings Page and turn ad personalization off.
- You can prevent Google from serving personalized ads on Mavin.io. Use the following toggle switch to control personalized ads: ON
- You can install a browser plugin to maintain your preference to opt out of personalized ads from Google, even if you've cleared your cookies.
Opting out of Google Analytics Tracking:
To prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics, download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
You may also choose to make yourself anonymous to Google Analytics while using Mavin. Use the following toggle switch to control Google's IP Anonymization feature: ON
Information Shared with the Public Through the Services
As noted in “User Content” and “Native Actions,” above, by default, content published through the Services and many actions you take on the Services are shared with the public. Because this kind of information can be seen by anyone and may be indexed by search engines, you should be careful about what you choose to disclose publicly and make sure it’s information you want to share with everyone.
Information Shared Between the Services
We may, if possible, aggregate information about your use of multiple Services and use that consolidated information to enhance and improve the Services, and to develop new Services.
Information You Share with Third Party Services
Information Shared with Our Agents in Order to Operate and Improve the Services
In some cases, we share information that we store (such as IP Addresses) with third parties, such as service providers, consultants, and other agents ("Agents"), for the purposes of operating, enhancing, and improving the Services, and developing new products and services. For example, we may share information with service providers in order to fight spam, and third-party consultants may have access to information in the process of improving our processes and technology. Agents with whom we share such information for these reasons are generally bound by confidentiality obligations and, unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use information we share with them beyond the scope and duration of what is necessary to assist us.
Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers
In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell business assets. In these transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.
Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others
Information We Share with Your Consent or at Your Request
If you ask us to release information that we have about your Account, we will do so if reasonable and not unduly burdensome.
Information Shared with Other Third Parties
We may share or disclose non-private information, Aggregate Information, or other non-personally identifying information with people and entities that we do business with.
The Security of Your Information
Your Account Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We may enable additional security features in the future, like multi-factor authentication. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and information by creating a unique, secure, and protected password and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your Account on the Services.
We seek to protect your information (including your Account Information) to ensure that it is kept private; however, we can't guarantee the security of any information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.
What Information You Can Access
If you are a registered user, you can access most information associated with your Account by logging into the Services and checking your Account Settings page. Registered and unregistered users can access and delete cookies through their web browser settings.
Information We can Purge for You
Our servers automatically log visitors IP address and some details about they type of browser being used. We periodically delete server logs. If you feel really strongly about removing your information from our logs you can use this request form.
How to Delete Your Account and What Happens When You Delete Your Account
If you want to delete your Account, you can do so from your Account Settings page. Deleting your Account may not fully remove the content you have published from our systems, as caching of, backups of, copies of, or references to your Account Information may not be immediately removed. In addition, given the nature of sharing on the Services, some of the public activity on your Account prior to deletion may remain stored on our servers and accessible to the public.
Where to Direct Questions or Concerns
If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, send us a detailed message.
6560 Ford Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI USA 48198