siliconmalta Ltd. (“siliconmalta,” “we” or “us”) is committed to being a safe place for our users to anonymously express their thoughts, share their secrets and feelings. By the app’s native, the protection of user’s identity is of the up-most importance for us, and we place so much focus on protecting your privacy and personal information.
1. What Information We Collect
Personal Information and Anonymity
We collect very little information that could be used to identify you personally. You do not need to create a username or upload your profile picture. You have an avatar to differentiate yourself from other users, however, it can only be chosen from our avatar database. The only information we require from you is your email address, and it will only be used in the event of abusive or offensive use. However, this information is encrypted in our server, and it is not visible to anyone.
Our goal is to create a social network that lets you express yourself while remaining anonymous to the community. However, please keep in mind that your posts will be publicly viewable, as well as your comments on other user’s posts. Therefore, if you want to preserve your anonymity you should not include any personal information in your posts or comments. This is part of the nature of the Services, and we encourage you to be careful and avoid including details/pictures that may be used by others to identify you.
We automatically collect usage information. This does not tell us who a user is, though. It just lets us collect information about how people access and use our Site and Services. This collected information is called Usage Data. We gather it so we can get a better portrait of how our users are interacting with the Site and Services so that we can continue to improve the user experience over time.
Here are a few examples of Usage Data:
When you download and use our Services, we automatically collect information about the type of device you are using, the operating system version on your device and your IP Address. Or if you are using the Site, we automatically collect information about your operating system, web browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and your network-enabled machine’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, as well as the pages you view, and the time and length of your visit. This data helps us analyse trends and user behaviour, manage the site, and enhance or update our Services. In other words, it helps us give you a better experience by understanding and reacting to the ways that users interact with the Services and Site.
Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to let you know when a cookie is being sent.
2. How We May Use Your Information
We use the information that we collect from you for internal purposes only. This includes offering you access to the Site and Services, letting you know when we have new products or Services, and communicating with you in other ways.
We will not share your information except in the cases explained below.
3. How We May Disclose Your Information
siliconmalta is committed to the privacy and security of your information, including preserving your anonymity; however, there are a few cases when we will be unable to do so. Here are a few situations where we may disclose the information that we collect from you.
Firstly, we respect the Law
This means that we may disclose information such as your created posts, comments, and your IP address, if we have a good faith belief it is necessary to comply with applicable laws, regulations, legal processes (such as a subpoena or court order) or enforceable governmental requests. If you want to learn more about how we do that, please review our Law Enforcement Response Guide.
Secondly, we expect you to respect the Law as well
siliconmalta is not a place to harbour criminals. You must not use the Site or Services to plan, incite, promote, or showcase any criminal act is strictly prohibited. This includes statements revealing plans or actions around human trafficking, sexual exploitation, or predation. These types of behaviours are against our mission, constitute a breach of our Terms of Service, and more importantly, are illegal. If you engage in any illegal activity we may be required, or choose to, share the information we may have about you with the appropriate authorities.
Thirdly, we do not want anybody to be harmed
siliconmalta and our Services are meant to be a safe place. There may be situations where we may need to disclose the information we may have about you for the greater good, such as if we see suicidal statements or statements that involve the intent to harm oneself or others, or learn information about missing children, or threats to the community.
We may also share your information for technical reasons
From time to time, we may establish business relationships with other businesses but will only do so if we believe they are trustworthy. We carefully vet these relationships to confirm that these service providers have privacy practices that are consistent with ours. These service providers may include companies that provide us with services such as hosting and maintenance, customer relationship management, push notifications, and data storage and management.
We give service providers only the information that is necessary for them to perform services on our behalf. In addition, each service provider must agree to use security procedures and practices that are reasonable and appropriate for the information involved. This is another way that we work to protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Also, we prohibit our service providers from using your information in any manner that is not specified by us.
In addition, we may use and disclose certain Usage Data to third parties. This Usage Data does not identify individual users. We use mobile analytic software to help us better understand how our Services work on your device. This software may only record usage information, such as how often you use the application, the events that occur within the application, aggregated usage, performance data, and where the application was downloaded. But we do not link the information we store within the analytics software to any personally identifiable information you submit within the mobile app. This essentially only covers what you do, but not who does it. We may also partner with universities or other research institutions or scientists to use the limited information we have in anonymous, controlled research studies.
Affiliates and Corporate Transactions
We may share the information that we collect from you with businesses that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with siliconmalta. This also means that if siliconmalta is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer such information in connection with that particular transaction.
4. Information Security
siliconmalta is committed to protecting the security of your personal information and Message Data. This is why we employ security measures designed to protect your personal information from unauthorized access (for instance we encrypt your email and password). Regardless of our efforts, however, no data transmission over the Internet or other networks, including any of siliconmalta’s services, can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We will do our part, but we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services. Thus, any information you transmit is sent at your own risk.
5. Protecting Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13. You must be over the age of 13 to use our Site and Services. If we determine you are under 13 we may, at our discretion, decide to ban you from the Services.
6. Your Information may be maintained outside of your jurisdiction
Please be advised that we process and store all information in Malta or other countries where our service providers may be based. This may be important to you, as the laws of Malta or such other countries may not be as protective of your personal information as the laws of your jurisdiction.
7. Deleting your account
Upon your request, we delete your account. You may make such request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Opting Out of Push Notifications
You are free to opt out of push notifications from our Services at any time. To turn off notifications, be sure that you have those settings turned off both in the Services settings and in the settings on your mobile device.