Effective from 18 June 2020.
Your online security and privacy come first at uppervote, and we will always support the rights of individuals and consumers online. It’s our mission to keep uppervote open, free, and safe for everyone.
We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes.
Account information: To create an account, you must provide a username and password. Your username is public, and it doesn’t have to be related to your real name. You may also provide an email address. We also store your user account preferences and settings.
Content you submit: We collect the content you submit to the Services. This includes your posts and comments including saved drafts, your messages with other users (e.g., private messages, chats, and modmail), and your reports and other communications with moderators and with us. Your content may include text, links, images, gifs, and videos.
We collect information about the actions you take when using the Services. This includes your interactions with content, like voting, saving, hiding, and reporting. It also includes your interactions with other users, such as following, friending, and blocking. We collect your interactions with communities, like your subscriptions or moderator status.
We use and retain your Personal Data as needed to provide you with access to content, products, and services catered to your professional interests and for other legitimate business reasons. Some information is required in order to use our websites and for us to provide the Premium Services. At a high level, we use the Personal Data that has been provided by you directly or indirectly:
To provide you with our Premium Services including, publications, and information that you request, access, or which may be of interest to you (e.g., sending you whitepapers and newsletters regarding information you are researching);
To create your member profile and purchase-intent history;
To send you satisfaction questionnaires, surveys, and marketing information;
To deliver or display content, advertisements, and other materials that match your professional interests and responsibilities for the purposes of online behavioral advertising (e.g., displaying advertisements that relate to your business or research);
To tailor the newsletters delivered to you based on your activity, interests, and responsibilities;
For TechTarget and its Partners to contact you for direct marketing purposes regarding information about, and invitations for, products, services, and events relevant to your professional interests and responsibilities;To communicate with you, advertise to you or invite you to join us on social media platforms on which you participate.
To offer you opportunities to connect directly with your peers and with providers of technologies, goods, and services that may be of interest to you;
To operate our websites and improve our products and services; To understand trends, usage statistics, and purchase-intent data;
To respond to your product or service inquiries or support requests and comments;
To test and evaluate potential new products and features;
To diagnose and resolve problems, analyze trends, and monitor usage and resource needs, and any other purpose that we tell you about when you give us your Personal Data.
With linked services. If you link your uppervote account with a third-party service, uppervote will share the information you authorize with that third-party service. You can control this sharing as described in "Your Choices" below.
With our partners. We may share information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers (but not with advertisers and ad partners) who need access to such information to carry out work for us. The partner’s use of personal data will be subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
To comply with the law. We may share information in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request. Our Transparency Report has additional information about how we respond to government requests.
In an emergency. We may share information if we believe it's necessary to prevent serious bodily harm from a person.