There’s no better way to say it, but the Choice founders are millennials.
We used Google back when it was just a search engine, and we joined Facebook when it was mainly a way to find out who you shared a class with. And we, like you, have lived through countless episodes and scandals which have eroded the trust between consumers and the companies that run their most used services.
We, too, have occasionally felt powerless when agreeing to yet another terms of service from a massive tech conglomerate, knowing that they might literally know more about ourselves than we do… but also that we really want that great new phone or convenient service. It’s a tough situation filled with compromise, and unfortunately we don’t really have a good answer for it.
But where we can take control of the situation, we’re committed to being responsible. To that end, we’ll attempt try to lay out this whole privacy thing as straightforwardly as possible. For starters, we’ll never collect anything that we don’t tell you about, and we’ll be upfront about how we use your data. Read on for more details.
Last updated August 26, 2020.
What We Collect
Information You Provide to Us
Account Information. Choice requires a phone number and contact email to create an account. At your discretion you are encouraged to complete your user profile, which will help other users get to know you better through the service. Data associated with your user profile may include your name, a website address, a short bio, and a headline, which is a short snippet of text that will be displayed next to your name in various places within the app.
Content you add. You can contribute visual content and written thoughts to the Choice community, and by default you will be publicly credited for these contributions. Content can be uploaded anonymously if that is your preference. You are also encouraged to add content-related information to artwork that you happen to know about; fields include the title and date of a piece, as well as who created it and where it can be found (if relevant). Though you will earn signal credit for making updates to content details, other users will not be able to see who added what data.
Other information. You may choose to report unsuitable content, a thought, or a user at any time while using the application. Through this process we may request information about your experience, which we will log along with your report. All information collected is purely optional.
Information We Collect Automatically
Log and usage data. For performance and user experience purposes, Choice collects information about your actions in the application, which may include but are not limited to information about your device, your data connection, and your usage.
Locale information. To serve more relevant form options and content, Choice checks the region and language settings on your device.
How We Use Information About You
Our Service Providers. In order to improve our service, we may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, which may include data analysis, communication delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.
Data Access and Portability. In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request certain copies of your personal information held by us. If you would like to make such a request, please contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to this Policy