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Welcome to the Privacy Policy (“Policy”) for NewsSpark, which is an inherently public social service (“Service”).

That being said, this Policy describes NewsSpark's policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your information.

Information Collection and Use

NewsSpark may receive your information through various websites, SMS, APIs, applications, services, third parties and other communication mediums. When using our Service, you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Policy.

When you create or modify a NewsSpark account, you provide personal information, such as your name. Some of this information is listed publicly on our Service, including on your profile page, and aspects of the Service do not require user registration to access user information.

You may provide additional information to make public, such as a biography, your location or a picture. You may customize your account with more information as fields allow. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Service or to market to you. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request.

Our Service is designed to help you publicly share information. This includes not only the information you post and the metadata provided with Sparks, such as when you posted, but also the Sparks you create, the Sparks you like, or dislike, or comment on and other pieces of information. The information you provide us and your Sparks are broadly and instantly made public. Your information and Sparks are searchable by search engines and are immediately accessible via other means, worldwide. You should be careful about all information that will be made public by NewsSpark.

Regardless of which country you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by NewsSpark in the United States or any other country where NewsSpark operates.

Location Information: You may choose to note your location in your Sparks and in your NewsSpark profile. If you post with your location, we may also save exact coordinates to help improve our service.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Service. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, and search terms. Other actions, such as interactions with our website, applications and advertisements, may also be included in Log Data.

Links and Tracking: NewsSpark may keep track of how you interact with links and across our Service, including third-party services and clients by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Service, including advertising, and to be able to track the performance of both Sparks and the Service.

Cookies: The Service uses "cookie" technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Service. NewsSpark may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Service, to monitor usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Service and other data-based purposes. Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies.

Third-Party Services: NewsSpark uses a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide and understand the user of our Service, such as hosting and Google Analytics. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies, or your IP request.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your Sparks and data on your Sparks.

We may share or disclose your information, such as when you use a third party web client or application to access your NewsSpark account.

Law and Harm: We may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect NewsSpark's rights or property.

Service Providers: We engage certain third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide services.

Business Transfers: In the event that NewsSpark is involved in a merger, acquisition, reorganization of any kind, sale of assets or ceases operations, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you’re a registered user of our Service, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can also permanently delete your NewsSpark account.


Our Service is not intended for people under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at privacy at newsspark dot com. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we’ll take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account.

Revisions to the Policy

We may revise this Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://NewsSpark.com/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via a Spark update or email to the email associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Policy.

Please send any questions about this Policy to ask at newsspark dot com.

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