We believe you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it, and that you should have meaningful control over both. We want to empower you to make the best decisions about the information that you share with us.
You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:
Hivefirm is public and posts are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on Hivefirm too, through protected Posts and Direct Messages. You can also use Hivefirm under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
When you use Hivefirm, even if you’re just looking at Posts, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address, phone number, address book contacts, and a public profile. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and showing you more relevant Posts, people to follow, events, and ads.
We give you control through your settings to limit the data we collect from you and how we use it, and to control things like account security, marketing preferences, apps that can access your account, and address book contacts you’ve uploaded to Hivefirm. You can also download information you have shared on Hivefirm.
In addition to information you share with us, we use the selections you made at the time of onboarding and other information to determine what topics you’re interested in, your age, the languages you speak, and other signals to show you more relevant content. We give you transparency into that information, and you can modify or correct it at any time.
If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.
Information You Share With Us
We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to upload or share content on Hivefirm. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
Basic Account Information
If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On Hivefirm this includes a display name (for example, “Hivefirm Moments”), a username (for example, @HivefirmMoments), a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can also create and manage multiple Hivefirm accounts, to express different parts of your identity.
Most activity on Hivefirm is public, including your profile information, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your posts and certain information about it, like the date, time you posted at etc. You also may choose to publish your location in your posts or your Hivefirm profile.
The people you like and who like you, and posts you Like are also public.
So are your Likes, comments, the number of likes you’ve received, which accounts you are a fan of. Any Likes, comments, or other content you contribute to another account will remain part of that for as long as it remains on Hivefirm.
Information posted about you by other people who use our services may also be public. For example, other people may mention you in a Post.
You are responsible for your Posts and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information.
If you update your public information on Hivefirm, such as by deleting a Post or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Hivefirm.com.
By publicly posting content, when you posts, you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible.
Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications
We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, you can use Direct Messages to have non-public conversations on Hivefirm. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them.
We also use information about whom you have communicated with and when (but not the content of those communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads.
Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with Hivefirm content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a post, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy of your communications on Hivefirm - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.