Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on January 4, 2020.

20-Things website (the “Site”) is operated by 20-Things LLC and its affiliates (collectively, “20-Things,” “we”, “us” and/or “our”). This Site provides discussion forums and link sharing service (collectively the “Service”), along with other services.

This Privacy Policy details what Personal Information (as set forth further below) we collect, how we use and disseminate said data, and your options concerning our data collection and processing practices.

Before using the Service or transmitting any Personal Information to 20-Things, please review this Privacy Policy and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. By using the Service, you agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not access the Site or otherwise use the Service.

1. Personal Information that we collect

We collect information that could be used to identify you as is or in combination with other information that may be in our records (“Personal Information”) as set forth below:

Personal Information Provided by You through the Service: We may collect Personal Information when you communicate with us as outlined below or when you create a 20-Things Account.

20-Things Information: If you choose to create a 20-Things account, we may collect your username, encrypted password (we do not store your unencrypted password), email address, phone number, the date and time when you created your account, any information you choose to provide voluntarily in your 20-Things public profile fields, and any submissions or comments that you have publicly posted to the 20-Things site (“20-Things Information”).

Correspondence Information: In order to better understand and improve our customer service, we may collect your name, your contact information and the contents of any messages you send (“Correspondence Information”) when you communicate with us.

Personal Information We receive whenever you use the Service: Whenever you visit, use, and otherwise interact with our Service, we may automatically receive certain information about your visit, use, or interactions (“Technical Information”). For example, we may monitor the number of users that use the Service, dates and times of visits, which page(s) are visited, the domains our visitors arrive from (referring domains). We may also monitor which browsers people use to access the Service (e.g., Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chome, Brave etc.). Technical Information which is created and automatically logged in our systems includes the following:

Cookies: We may use cookies to provide and maintain our Service. We may also use Cookies in order to save your Site preferences and gather usage data related to our Site. A “cookie” is formally known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie, an Internet cookie, or a browser cookie. The name is a shorter version of “magic cookie,” which is a term for a packet of data that a computer receives, then sends back without changing or altering it. A computer cookie consists of information. When you visit a website, the website may send a cookie to your computer. Cookies can be stored on your computer for different periods of time. Some cookies may expire after a certain amount of time, or upon logging out (session cookies), others may survive after your browser is closed until a defined expiration date set in the cookie, and help recognize your computer when you open your browser and browse the Internet again (persistent cookies). To learn more about cookies, please visit a 3rd Party website dedicated to cookies: All About Cookies.

Do Not Track Signals: Our Site operates as described in this Privacy Policy whether or not a DNT signal is received.

2. How we use Personal Information
We do not and we will not sell your Personal Information.

We may use Personal Information for the following business purposes:

Aggregated Data. We define "Aggregated Data" as records which have been stripped of potentially identifying information and which have been manipulated and combined to provide generalized, pseudonymized information. We may use Personal Information to generate Aggregated Data in order to analyze the effectiveness of our Service, to improve and add features to our Service, and for other similar purposes. We may analyze the general behavior and characteristics of users of our Services and share Aggregated Data with prospective business partners. We may collect Aggregated Data through the Service, through cookies, and through other means described in this Privacy Policy.

3. Sharing and dissemination of Personal Information

We may need to share your Personal Information with third parties without further notice to you, unless required by the law, as outlined below:

4. Update Your Information

In order to update your Information, you can log-in to your account or contact us via [email protected] should you need to change or correct your Personal Information.

5. Your Privacy Rights under the California Privacy Act (CCPA)

You have the following privacy rights in relation to the Personal Information we collect if you are a resident of California, to the extent provided for by law and subject to applicable exceptions:

Verification: in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access or deletion, we reserve the right to require you to verify your login credentials in order to submit a request to know or delete Personal Information. If you do not have an account with us, or if we suspect fraudulent or malicious activity, we may ask you to provide additional Personal Information and proof of residency for verification. If we cannot verify your identity, we will not provide or delete your Personal Information.

Authorized Agents: you may submit a request to know or a request to delete your Personal Information through an authorized agent. If you do so, the agent must present signed written permission to act on your behalf and you may also be required to independently verify your identity and submit proof of your residency with us.

Exercising Your Rights: you can exercise the above privacy rights by emailing us at: [email protected]

Disclosures outlined below offer additional insight about (a) the various categories of Personal Information that we collect (as outlined in Section 1), (b) the source of the Personal Information collected, (c) how we use each category of Personal Information, and (d) how we disseminate Personal Information. Disclosures outlined here are not implying limitation of our ability to use or disseminate information as described in Sections 2 and 3.

Category of Personal Information: 20-Things Information

Source: provided to us directly by you

Usage: we use this Information to create and verify your 20-Things account, grant you access to our Service by logging you in, enforce our policies, password recovery mechanism (if requested by you), usage monitoring for security and optimization purposes

Disclosure: your public profile Information (if provided by you) is publicly available on the Internet. No other 20-Things Information is disclosed.

Category of Personal Information: Correspondence Information

Source: provided to us directly by you

Usage: this Information is used to respond to your requests

Disclosure: this Information may be disclosed to our communication services providers

Category of Personal Information: Technical Information

Source: provided to us directly by you

Usage: analytics and performance monitoring, moderation, fraud and criminal activity prevention

Disclosure: we do not disclose this Information unless legally required

6. Children

Our Service is not directed to children who are under the Age of Consent. 20-Things does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the Age of Consent. If you believe that a child under the Age of Consent has provided Personal Information to 20-Things through the Service please contact us and we will undertake necessary steps to delete that information from our systems as soon as reasonably possible.

7. Links to other websites

The Service may contain links to other websites which are not operated or controlled by 20-Things, including but not limited to social media services (“Third Party Sites”). The information that you share with Third Party Sites will be governed by the specific privacy policies and terms of service of the Third Party Sites and not by this Privacy Policy. By providing these links we do not imply that we endorse or have reviewed these sites. Please contact the Third Party Sites directly for information on their privacy practices and policies.

8. Security

You use the Service at your own risk. We use commercially reasonable technical, administrative, and organizational safeguards to protect Personal Information both online and offline from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We encrypt sensitive information both in transit and at rest. We make no claim that Internet or e-mail transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Therefore, you should take special care in deciding what information you send to us via the Service or e-mail. Please keep this in mind when disclosing any Personal Information to 20-Things via the Internet. Moreover, we are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Service, or third party websites.

9. International users

By using our Service, you certify that you understand and acknowledge that your Personal Information may be transferred from your location to our servers and systems in the United States.

10. Your options

Providing Personal Information is not always required. Please keep in mind that should you choose not to provide Personal Information required for correct operation of various features of our Service, you may be unable to use those features. Feel free to contact us if you wish to update or correct your Personal Information. We reserve our right to refuse to delete or alter any of the likes, submissions or comments that you submit via the Site or link in your publicly visible 20-Things profile.

11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may have to change or ammend this Privacy Policy if our Business or our Service changes. In the case that we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post an updated version on this page. If another type of notice is required by the applicable law, we will comply with aforementioned law. Should you choose to continue using our Service or transmitting your Personal Information to us after we have posted an updated Privacy Policy, or after we have notified you by any other means if required by applicable law, you consent to the revised Privacy Policy and practices described in the revised Privacy Policy.

12. Contact us

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions related to our Privacy Policy or information collection and processing practices. Our designated contact address is: [email protected]