Please read the following information to understand our commitment to the privacy of each and every coRank user.
Out of those three pieces of information, only your username will be visible to others.
Further, you can complete your profile by entering additional information. The only other information from your profile that becomes available to others - assuming you entered it - is your name, last name, your country and region or state, your blog, your photo or avatar and your "about me" description.
Also, as you post new stories or comments to a story, the content associated to that submission is considered to be placed in the public domain unless you specifically say so at the time of posting it.
Except in some specific circumstances - mentioned later - absolutely nobody has access to any other information you enter when you sign up with coRank, with the exception of yourself and a restricted group of coRank employees should they need such access for support or maintenance reasons or to get in direct contact with you.
Later, as you start using coRank, some statistics also become available to others, such as how many stories you have submitted, how many votes you've made (both positive and negative), how many people are your sources, for how many people you are a source, and how many people have visited your profile page.
We might have to deliver personal information to a third party in order to protect our intellectual property, in any case always abiding to legal obligations.
Should coRank find any child pornography content of any kind posted by you on your account, coRank will immediately notify the corresponding authorities, law enforcement agencies and the FBI, making available to them all information related to this activity, including but not limited to IP addresses and timestamps.
The use of coRank implies the acceptance of this clause. If you do not wish coRank to share your information and use of the service with the corresponding authorities, law enforcement agencies and the FBI, do not engage on these "activities", period.
Comments, once posted, cannot be modified or deleted. Do not include in your comments any information you wish to keep private.
coRank will only use this information to better serve targeted advertising, but will never make any of this information available to third parties.
coRank also produces and keeps for a limited period of time a history log of your access to the services offered by coRank, including web page access, posted comments, votes, and other information regarding your access to our services, such as date and time, IP from where you connect, account you sign in and actions performed on the site, with the sole purpose of having a mechanism that allows us to investigate service abuse or to provide better technical assistance whenever is required, for example when you contact our technical support team.
coRank is committed to not use this information for commercial reasons of any kind, except in the cases just explained above.
Any message originated in our servers that you may feel was unsolicited is always the result of the actions of another coRank user - for example when a user decides to add you as a source, you will usually receive an email from coRank asking for your acceptance or rejection.
Sometimes we may also feel that we have to send a message to several or all registered users because we believe it is absolutely necessary to do so, and always responding to administrative reasons.
It is also possible that sometimes an coRank team member might contact you personally for some specific reason.
For these reasons, coRank cannot be and is not responsible of any event that results in someone other than coRank or yourself from obtaining any information stored in our servers.
Normally, when this happens, it is because your email address has been compromised before anyone can gain access to your account in coRank, so it is a wise thing to do to use a different email address in the meantime.
Remember, your account at coRank is only as safe as your email address. If someone gains access to your mailbox, they may also gain access to your account at coRank.
Personal data information will be cancelled whenever it is no longer needed for the purpose of which it was obtained in the first place. Such data will not be kept in our files in such ways that might be used to identify a particular individual for a period longer than what was needed for the purpose of which it was obtained.