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:
Ketiker is public and Posts are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on Ketiker too, through protected Posts and Direct Messages. You can also use Ketiker under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
When you use Ketiker, 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 Ketiker. You can also download information you have shared on Ketiker.
In addition to information you share with us, we use your Posts, content you’ve read, Liked, 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 Ketiker. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
Basic Account Information
You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public Ketiker profiles or watching a broadcast on Periscope’s website. 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 Ketiker this includes a display name (for example, “Ketiker Moments”), a username (for example, @KetikerMoments), 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.
Most activity on Ketiker is public, including your profile information2, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your Posts and certain information about your Posts like the date, time, and application and version of Ketiker you Posted from. You also may choose to publish your location in your Posts or your Ketiker profile. The lists you create, people you follow and who follow you, and Posts you Like are also public. If you like, reply, or otherwise publicly engage with an ad on our services, that advertiser might thereby learn information about you associated with the ad with which you engaged such as characteristics of the audience the ad was intended to reach.
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 Ketiker, such as by deleting a Post or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Ketiker.com.
By publicly posting content when you Post, you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible, including through our APIs, and directing those accessing the information through our APIs to do the same. To facilitate the fast global dissemination of Posts to people around the world, we use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use – for example, displaying Posts on a news website or analyzing what people say on Twitter. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with Twitter, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on Twitter.
Contact Information and Address Books
We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it – and our services – secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to enable certain account features, and to send you information about our services, and to personalize our services, including ads. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Ketiker to that number as your country’s laws allow. Ketiker also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email to control notifications you receive from Ketiker.
If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
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 Ketiker, protect your Postts. 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 Ketiker content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a Posts, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy5 of your communications on Ketiker – even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account – which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.
You may provide us with payment information6, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.
How You Control the Information You Share with Us
Your Privacy and safety settings let you decide:
- Whether your Posts are publicly available on Ketiker
- Whether others can tag you in a photo
- Whether you will be able to receive Direct Messages from anyone on Ketiker or just your followers
- Whether others can find you based on your email or phone number
- Whether you upload your address book to Ketiker for storage and use
- When and where you may see sensitive content on Ketiker
- Whether you want to block or mute other Ketiker accounts