ASTIGTXT PRIVACY STATEMENT

Welcome to Astigtxt, your window to the social word. Through our community system you can send unlimited free text messages and will earn your daily dosage of new and interesting news and stories from all around the globe. This system also gives you a chance to join a community where conversation on important issues is encouraged. It is our dream to make your voices be heard, share your intelligent opinions and make them keys for social development.

The Astigtxt community aims to build bridges not only in our network but also with advocacy groups, organizations, college and universities and others whom we share the same humble advocacy of strengthening bond through the social media. This community system is both online (in the digital world) and on the ground (in the real world).

Always remember, when you sign up with Astigtxt, you may be required to supply us with primary information we can use to contact you. Please feel rest assured that the information you would give us would be treated with deep trust and utmost confidentiality. Any of the personal information we request from you will only be shared with your agreement and consent.

Here are some things you need to note about our privacy policy:

  • You are not required to give us any personal information to read news and story items, but you may be requested to log on to our community system either through your Astigtxt account, or by using social network account of your choice if you would like to join a certain conversation, take part in a survey, or comment on a news or a story.
  • Also, our community encourages readers to identify themselves when they post comments and reactions on stories and news. This is done to encourage intelligent and sensible conversation on relevant topics.
  • If you share any of our content on facebook, twitter or other social networking sites, or use your account on these networks to log on to our system, you may be asked to access certain information from your profile. But please feel assured that this will always be done in compliance with the privacy policies of these sites and services.
  • Sharing information about yourself through your Astigtxt profile helps us serve you better and provide your needs faster. Rest assured that it will always be up to you to decide which and how much information is published about you. You shall personally set your own privacy settings.
  • When need arises, we use tracking methods to protect site from abuse and to ensure best site performance, as well as to track inputs through uses- engagement mechanisms. This process may involve depositing of “cookies” on your computer. Using data inputted through uses- engagement mechanisms and renders then usually.
  • For some time, we may share aggregated data and uses- engagement metrics to parties like analysts and advertises. However, such data will not reflect personally identifiable information. As promised, we will not share your personal information without your consent.
  • We will be doing our very best to protect and safeguard your privacy, but it should be made clear that transmitting data over the internet is never a hundred percent secure. You are encouraged to assume greatest responsibility for keeping your personal data like password and uses credentials.
  • We may use cookies (a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive) that enables us to collect information which pages you find useful and which you do not. 
    Cookies are also needed for login and registration. astigtxt.biz and other third parties such as our advertisers may also use cookies to serve ads to you based on your visit to our website. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. To opt out of Google’s use of cookies, please visit Google ad and content network privacy policy. Third party advertisers on the site may also place or read cookies on your browser. However, if you set your browser to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas on the site. 
    You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our website as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
    Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
  • We also use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer’s hard drive when you are browsing this website using DoubleClick advertising such as Google Adsense advertisements. This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (“interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your bank account numbers or credit card numbers and etc. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all websites using this advertising by visiting http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/.

How We Use Personal Information
We use your personal information to help us efficiently operate the site, to contact you in connection with your transactions and other activities on the site including, but not limited to, confirmation emails or important news that could affect your relationship with astigtxt, and to forward messages to you from other astigtxt users. These types of communications, are known as “Operational Communications.” In some cases, Operational Communications may also contain commercial messages, such as banner advertisements and special offers.

By purchasing, or registering or making reservations for, products or services offered or sponsored by third parties on the site, or electing to receive communications or electing to participate in contests, or other reward programs, offered or sponsored by third parties on the site, you consent to our providing your personal information to those third parties. Those third parties may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact those third parties to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us.

In some cases, we may enter into a promotional relationship with another company in which we prominently display their brand name or trademarks on pages of the site. These pages are known as “Co-Branded Pages” and these companies are known as Co-Branded Companies. If the page on which you submit information is a Co-Branded Page, or was accessed by clicking on a link on a Co-Branded Page, then we may share your personal information with the associated Co-Branded Company. Co-Branded Companies may use your personal information in accordance with their own privacy policies. You will need to contact Co-Branded Companies to instruct them directly regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them. Additionally, you agree that we may use and disclose all such information so submitted to such Co-Branded Companies in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information you submit to us. Some Co-Branded Pages may contain an action tag (also known as a Web Beacon or a 1 pixel .gif file) that a third party, such as the advertising company Avenue A, may use to read cookies that it, or its clients, may have placed on your browser at other (non-astigtxt) web sites before your visit to astigtxt. This technology is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements on such other websites that promote Co-Branded Pages.

Any third party with whom we are allowed to share your personal information is authorized to use your personal information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Those who contact you will need to be instructed directly by you regarding your preferences for the use of your personal information by them.

How do We Use Public Information and Other Demographic Information
We may review all demographic information. We may use public information to enable other users to find your profile, to determine whether they are a match for you and to communicate with you. We may use demographic information to tailor the site and communications to your interests. We may also share demographic information with advertisers on an anonymous and aggregated basis. One of the reasons we may do this is to increase the likelihood that our advertisers’ goods and services will appeal to astigtxt users, so that we may target specific advertisements at specific demographic groups. Our sharing of demographic information with advertisers is anonymous, subject to the rest of this privacy policy. When you respond to an advertisement, however, we ask you to remember that if that ad that is targeted to a demographic group and you decide to give the advertiser your personal information, then the advertiser may be able to identify you as being a member of that demographic group. Please also be aware that when we disclose your financial information or personal information to a Co-Branded Company, as described above, we may also disclose to that Co-Branded Company your demographic information, other than the content of one-on-one communications between you and other members. Please also be aware that we may disclose your demographic information on a non-anonymous basis.
Changing our Privacy Policy for Previously Gathered Information
If at any point we decide to use particular personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email or by providing 30 days notice on the site. Please note that we will continue to have the right to change our privacy policy and practices, and how we use your personally identifiable information, without notice, as described in the first paragraph of this Privacy Policy, provided that such changes shall only apply to information gathered on or after the date of the change.

For any questions or concerns about Astigtxt privacy statement, you may contact us at info@astigtxt.biz

 

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