Areaconnects is public and posts are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you non-public ways to communicate on Areaconnects too, through protected posts and Direct Messages. You can also use Posts under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
When you use Areaconnects, 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 Post. You can also download information you have shared on Areaconnect.
In addition to information you share with us, we use your post, content you’ve read, Liked, or Reposted, 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 Areaconnects. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
1.1 Basic Account Information
You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public Areaconnects 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 Areaconnectsthis includes a username (for example, John), a password, and an email address or phone number. Your username is always public, your real name or a pseudonym. If you choose to create a professional account, you must also provide us with your professional category, and may provide us with additional information, including street address, contact email address, and contact phone number, all of which will always be public.
1.2 Public Information
Most activity on Areaconnects is public, including your profile information, your display language, when you created your account, and your posts and certain information about your posts like the date, time. You also may choose to publish your location in your posts or your Areaconnects profile. When you share audio or visual content on our service we may analyze that data to operate our services. The lists you create, people you follow and who follow you, and posts you Like or Repost are also public. If you like, Repost, 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 Areaconnects, such as by deleting a post or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Areaconnects.com
By publicly posting content, 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 Areaconnecta. 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 Areaconnects, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on Areaconnects. For more information about how we make public data on Areaconnects available to the world, visit https://Area.africa
1.3 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. Subject to your settings, we also use contact information to enable certain account features (for example, for login verification), 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 Areaconnects to that number Areaconnects also uses your contact information to market to you 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 and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from Areaconnects. You can also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or here.
You can choose to upload and sync your address book on Areaconnects so that we can help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others.
You can sign up for Periscope with an account from another service like Findme, Findmeshops, Fundme, Google, or connect your Periscope account to these other services.
If you do, we will use information from that service, including your email address, friends, or contacts list, to recommend other accounts or content to you or to recommend your account or content to others. You can control whether your Periscope account is discoverable by email through your Periscope settings. If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
1.4 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 Areaconnects, protect your Posts, or host private broadcasts on Periscope. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes link scanning for malicious content, link shortening to http://t.co URLs, detection of spam, abuse and prohibited images, and use of reported issues. We also use information about whom you have communicated