TwitIQ.com realizes that privacy is an important issue for our users. This document outlines
the type of information that TwitIQ.com ("we," "us," "TwitIQ" or "TwitIQ.com") collects when
our users use our services, and the steps that we take to safeguard your information.
TwitIQ.com collects various pieces of information on our servers in the United States when you
use our services. Some of this information collection happens with your permission and some of
it happens implicitly as you use our services.
Your Twitter Username
To access TwitIQ.com, we redirect you to Twitter.com to authorize your username and password
against Twitter's servers. Twitter then redirects you back to TwitIQ.com with a token
containing your Twitter Username only. Your Twitter Password never passes through TwitIQ.com's servers.
Your TwitIQ.com Session Cookie
You must enable cookies in your web browser to utilize all of the services on
TwitIQ.com. When you login to TwitIQ.com, we store a cookie in your web browser
that uniquely identifies you to the TwitIQ.com site.
Your Interest Profiles
When you view and create Twitter content on TwitIQ.com, we will record keywords to
build your interest profile.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
When you use our website, we record and maintain a log of requests sent by your
browser to our web servers. This information includes information such as the URL that
was used to view our website, your PC's Internet Protocol address, and the timestamp of
Twitter Web Service APIs
TwitIQ.com utilizes Twitter's web service APIs to authenticate, access, and update
your Twitter activities on your behalf. Your Twitter activities conducted through
Google Search APIs
TwitIQ.com utilizes Google Search API's to provide web, news, and blog search services.
Your Search activities conducted through Google Search service API's are governed by
Third Party Advertisers
Advertisements of third-party advertisers may be displayed on TwitIQ.com. If you choose
to click on an advertisement or link, TwitIQ.com may provide non-personally
identifiable information to the advertiser and/or web publisher. Also, the advertiser
you are visiting their web sites. The information advertisers or other third parties
collect is governed by their individual privacy policies, not by TwitIQ.com's
Your Twitter Username
We collect your Twitter Username and associate it with your TwitIQ.com session
so that we can identify your actions to invoke Twitter's API's. Your Twitter Password
never passes through TwitIQ.com and is not stored on TwitIQ.com servers.
Keywords related to your Twitter activity will become part of an internal interest profile
that will be used to generate recommendations throughout the TwitIQ.com website.
This profile may also be used to provide other personalized TwitIQ.com services.
Keywords in your interest profile derived from activities that are displayed publicly
in your Twitter updates may be displayed in your public profile. However, keywords
derived from private Twitter activities will be kept private and never shared publicly
on the TwitIQ.com website.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
TwitIQ.com may use non-personally identifiable information we collect to improve the
quality of our services - for example, by diagnosing service or technology problems,
by assessing and maintaining security, by increasing ad placements on web pages
that are receiving more web traffic and presenting you with ads that we think you
would be interested in seeing. We may also use the information to count and recognize
returning users. This information will not be made available to third parties for
promotional purposes. We will periodically delete this information to minimize the
history of your actions on our website.
TwitIQ.com may conduct research on the non-personally identifiable information
collected to determine user demographics, interests, and behavior and may market
the TwitIQ.com service by sharing non-personally identifiable information with
potential advertisers or partners. If it does so, TwitIQ.com will share the non-personally
identifiable information in such a way that users are not identified.
For example, we may provide demographic or usage information to an advertiser so
they may see how many registered users are from a specific geographic area or
clicked on a certain ad in the previous month. TwitIQ.com also may provide your
non-personally identifiable information to contractors so that they can perform
services for us.
TwitIQ.com makes significant efforts to protect against the loss, misuse, and
alteration of the collected information. These measures may include the use of
secure server technology. Be aware, however, that the Internet is not 100% secure.
Therefore, we cannot ensure the security of any information transmitted over the
Internet, and we accept no liability for any disclosure.
Information Sharing with Third Parties
TwitIQ.com will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties.
We may collect aggregate data on our user base, which may be shared with third
parties. This information will only be disclosed in aggregate form and will not
uniquely identify you to third parties.
TwitIQ.com utilizes PayPal to process PayPal and credit card transactions.
When processing PayPal transactions, we re-direct you to the PayPal service which
collects and processes your PayPal authentication and credit card information.
TwitIQ.com does not retain any PayPal user information or credit card information.
Other Sharing of Information
TwitIQ.com may release information when necessary to comply with the law or a
court order or an investigation. TwitIQ.com also may release information to
law enforcement to protect its rights, property, or other interests, including
those of its customers or users or to prevent illegal activities or violations
In the event that TwitIQ.com, in whole or in part, establishes a partnership
with another company, or is acquired by or merged with another company,
collected information may be transferred to the partner or the acquiring
or merging company.
TwitIQ.com does not offer services to, or target, persons under the age of 13.
In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information
we receive from people we believe to be children under 13 will be purged
from our database.
Links to Advertisers and Other Web Sites
TwitIQ.com may contain links to other web sites, including advertisers. In addition,
user submissions may contain links to other web sites. TwitIQ.com is not
responsible for the privacy practices or the content of web publishers, advertisers,
or other web sites that may be linked to the TwitIQ.com site.
Whenever we make significant changes, we will post advance notices on our website
before we actually make the changes.