Last updated: October 1, 2023
2. Data We Collect:
- Account Information: To register an account, we collect email, username, and optional profile details like avatar, social media links, and a short description.
- User-Generated Content: This includes stories, comments, and other content you post.
- Activity Data: Actions on our website like publishing stories, reading stories, rating and commenting.
3. How We Use Your Data:
- Website Operation: To provide features such as user registration, profile management, and content publication.
- Communication: To notify users of account activities, updates, or changes in our terms and policies.
- Improvement: To analyze usage patterns and improve our website’s functionality and content.
4. Data Sharing:
- Third-party Service Providers: We share data indirectly with third-party service providers, like hosting and analytics providers. This is solely for website operation and improvement.
- Social Media Platforms: If you choose to integrate with platforms like Facebook or Google, you are subject to their respective privacy policies.
5. Data Retention and Deletion:
At Creepypasta.org, we are committed to upholding your rights to your data, while also ensuring the integrity of our platform and the interactions within it.
- Account Deletion: Should you choose to delete your account, please be aware that your account will enter a “pending deletion” status for one week before permanent removal. While the “pending deletion” status is active, your profile and content will become invisible. Users may reverse this action within the given timeframe.
- Content Removal: With the deletion of your account, all stories linked to your profile will be permanently removed from Creepypasta.org.
- Comments Preservation: Your comments contribute to the community discussions and, as such, will remain on the website after account deletion. However, to ensure your privacy, all your comments will be anonymized. They will be attributed to a generic author, like [deleted-user-1], and any reference or link to your original profile will be removed. This anonymization is permanent, and even if you decide to return to Creepypasta.org and create a new account, your old comments will remain unattributed to your new profile.
This approach is designed to balance user privacy and data rights with the collective history and discussions of our community. We encourage users to think carefully about their data choices and understand the implications of deletion.
6. Security Measures:
We employ a variety of security measures to protect your data, including secured servers. However, no method of transmission or storage is 100% secure, and while we strive to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
7. Third-party Links and Content:
Creepypasta.org might contain links to other websites or content belonging to third parties. We do not control these external sites and are not responsible for their privacy practices. Always check external websites’ privacy policies.
8. Children’s Privacy:
Creepypasta.org is not intended for individuals under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal data from individuals under 18.
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