Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Updated on: April 4, 2016
Privacy is important. We respect yours.
This policy sets out our privacy practices and explains how we handle the information we collect when you visit and use our site/s and content provided by Liyamu, in existence now or in the future (“Liyamu Services”). Please read it carefully.
What we may collect
We collect information about what Liyamu pages you access or visit, information about your mobile device (such as device or browser type), information volunteered by you (such as through registration), the URLs of websites that referred you to us, and e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via email.
When you log into Liyamu Services or load a web page from Liyamu Services, we collect and store your Internet Protocol address. We may use this information to fight spam, malware, and identity theft; to personalize Liyamu Services for you; or to generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Liyamu Services.
When you create your Liyamu account, and authenticate via a third-party service like Twitter or Facebook, we will not collect any of your personal information or details of your contacts.
Email communications with us
We may occasionally need to email you some administrative info, tell you something important about your account or changes to our services, or update you on new policies. In really tough situations, like when we got dumped that one time, we might just need to vent about how unfair life is. Except for that last scenario, which won’t actually happen, these administrative communications are considered a basic part of Liyamu Services, and you may not be able to opt out from receiving them. You can always opt out of non-administrative emails.
We will never email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, send it to us so we can take action against the evildoer.
Disclosure of your information
The information we collect is used to provide and improve Liyamu Services and content and prevent abuse. We don’t sell personal information about our users to any third party.
While Liyamu endeavours to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may share your personal information with third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
Please note that for the purpose of the competitions we may conduct (Writeoff and other such competitions), the information you provide to us, may be submitted to our sponsors. This includes your email and the mobile number. We ensure that the sponsors would maintain strict confidentiality regarding the personal data you provide us with and no author would be individually identified.
If we’re going to release your information, our policy is to provide you with advance notice unless we are prohibited from doing so by law or court order. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
We may disclose your information without providing you with prior notice if we believe it’s necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person. In that case, we will endeavour to provide you with post-disclosure notice when permitted by law.
We will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
Public user content
Liyamu is meant for publishing public, not private, content. By default, whatever you share through Liyamu Services is public. Once the pre-screening process is duly complete, any content you provide to us may become publicly accessible.
Content published and shared through Liyamu Services is publicly accessible, which means that everyone, including search engines, will be able to see it. This content may also be copied and shared by others throughout the Internet, including through features native to Liyamu Services, such as commenting and via the plugins used to share your posts on social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
You are free to remove published content from your account, or even disable your account entirely. However, because of the fundamentally open nature of the Internet, the strong possibility that others will comment on or embed your content, and technological limitations inherent to Liyamu Services, copies of your content may exist elsewhere indefinitely, including in our systems.
A cookie is a small piece of text, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, sent to and saved by your web browser when you access a website.
Most browsers have an option for disabling cookies, but if you disable them you won’t be able to log into your Liyamu account, and won’t be able to use the vast majority of Liyamu Services.
Liyamu is hosted on HostGator, and it provides the necessary hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Liyamu. Although Liyamu owns part of its code, databases, and all rights to the Liyamu application, you retain all rights to your content.
Modifying your personal information or deleting your account
If you are a registered Liyamu user, you can access or modify your personal information or delete your account here.
Once an account is deleted your data will be permanently unrecoverable.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee the absolute security of this data. You use the service at your own risk, and you are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (such as keeping your password secret).
Changes to this Policy
Liyamu may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Liyamu account or by placing a prominent notice on our site before the changes take effect.
We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. If you have any suggestions for us, feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.