What data do you collect about me?

Information We Collect

The information we collect when you use Link Mua falls into three categories. Expand dropdowns for more information:

Information you provide us.

To use some of our products and services you need to have an account, and to create an account, you need to provide us certain information. Likewise, if you use our paid products and services, we cannot provide them to you without getting payment information. Basically, certain information is necessary if you want to use many of our products and services.

Information we collect when you use Link Mua Bit

When you use our services, we collect information about how you use our products and services. We use that information to provide you with products and services, to help keep Link Mua more secure and respectful for everyone, and more relevant to you.

Information we receive from third parties.

When you use other online products and services, they may share information about that usage with us.

Ad Partners, Developers, Publishers. Our ad and business partners share information with us such as browser cookie IDs, LinkMua-generated identifiers, mobile device IDs, hashed user information like email addresses, demographic or interest data, and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Some of our ad partners, particularly our advertisers, also enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology. Information shared by ad partners and affiliates or collected by Link Mua from the websites and apps of ad partners and affiliates may be combined with the other information you share with LinkMua and that Link Mua receives, generates, or infers about you described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy.

How do you use my information?

To make Link Mua bit the service you know and love.

How We Use Information

Breaking down how we use the information we collect is not simple because of the way the systems that bring our services to you work. For example, the same piece of information may be used differently for different purposes to ultimately deliver a single service. We think it’s most useful to describe the five main ways we use information and if you have questions that are not answered, you can always contact us. Here we go:

Operate, improve, and personalize our services.

We use the information we collect to provide and operate Link Mua products and services. We also use the information we collect to improve and personalize our products and services so that you have a better experience on Link Mua, including by showing you more relevant content and ads, suggesting people and topics to follow, enabling and helping you discover affiliates, third-party apps, and services.

We may use the information we collect from accounts of other services that you choose to connect your Link Mua account to provide you features like cross-posting or cross-service authentication, and to operate our services.

We use your contact information to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications.

Foster safety and security.

We use information we collect to provide for the safety and security of our users, our products, services, and your account. This includes verifying your identity, authenticating your account, and defending against fraud, unauthorized use, and illegal activity. We also use the information to evaluate and affect the safety and quality of content on Link Mua - this includes investigating and enforcing our policies and and terms, as well as applicable law.

Measure, analyze and make our services better.

We use the information we collect to measure and analyze the effectiveness of our products and services and to better understand how you use them in order to make them better.

Communicate with you about our services.

We use the information we collect to communicate with you about our products and services, including about product updates and changes to our policies and terms. If you’re open to hearing from us, we may also send you marketing messages from time to time.

Research.

We use information you share with us, or that we collect to conduct research, surveys, product testing, and troubleshooting to help us operate and improve our products and services.

How or when do you share my information?

There’s no quick answer to this one, but heads up: Bits can end up in the news or a search engine.

Sharing Information

You should know the ways we share your information, why we share it, and how you can control it. There are five general ways we share your information.

When you Bit, post, and share.

With the general public. You are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible. Link Mua content, including your profile information (e.g., name/pseudonym, username, profile pictures), is available for viewing by the general public. The public does not need to be signed in to view much of the content on Link Mua. They may also find Link Mua content off of Link Mua, for example from search query results on Internet search engines.

With other Link Mua users. Depending on your settings, and based on the Link Mua products and services you use, we share:

With partners. Depending on your settings, we also provide certain third parties with information to help us offer or operate our products and services. You can learn more about these partnerships in our Help Center. You can control whether Link Mua shares your personal information with these partners by using the “Data sharing with business partners” option in your Privacy & Safety settings. (This setting does not control sharing described elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, such as when we share information with our service providers, or through partnerships other than as described in this Help Center article.)

With third parties & third-party integrations.

With service providers. We may share your information with our service providers that perform functions and provide services on our behalf, including payment services providers who facilitate payments; service providers that host our various blogs and wikis; service providers that help us understand the use of our services; and those that provide fraud detection services.

With advertisers. Advertising revenue enables us to provide our products and services. Advertisers may learn information from your engagement with their ads on or off Link Mua. For example, if you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from Link Mua, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked, such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach and other Link Mua-generated identifiers for that ad. They may also collect other personal information from you, such as cookie identifiers, or your IP address.

Third-party content & integrations. We share or disclose your information with your consent or at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. Similarly, to improve your experience, we work with third-party partners to display their video content on Link Mua or to allow cross-platform sharing. When you watch or otherwise interact with content from our video or cross-platform sharing partners, they may receive and process your personal information as described in their privacy policies. For video content, you can adjust your autoplay settings if you prefer that content not to play automatically.

When required by law, to prevent harm, or in the public interest.

We may preserve, use, share, or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to:

  • comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request;
  • protect the safety of any person, protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on our services;
  • explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services (e.g., for a violation of Link Mua Rules);
  • address fraud, security, or technical issues; or
  • protect our rights or property, or the rights or property of those who use our services.

With our Affiliates.

We may share information amongst our affiliates to provide our products and services.

As a result of a change in ownership.

We may share, sell, or transfer information about you in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, or bankruptcy. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal information that is shared with (before and after the close of any transaction) or transferred to the new entity.