There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.
Your privacy matters to StageXchange so whether you are new to StageXchange or a long-time user, please do take the time to get to know our practices – and if you have any questions contact us.
Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll find most useful, the people who matter most to you online, or which YouTube videos you might like.
We collect information in the following ways:
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number). StageXchange may associate your device identifiers or phone number with your StageXchange Account.
When you use our services or view content provided by StageXchange, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
When you use StageXchange services, we may collect and process information about your actual location. We use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide StageXchange with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and cell towers.
Certain services include a unique application number. This number and information about your installation (for example, the operating system type and application version number) may be sent to StageXchange when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers, such as for automatic updates.
We may collect and store information (including personal information) locally on your device using mechanisms such as browser web storage (including HTML 5) and application data caches.
We and our partners use various technologies to collect and store information when you visit a StageXchange service, and this may include using cookies or similar technologies to identify your browser or device. We also use these technologies to collect and store information when you interact with services we offer to our partners, such as advertising services or StageXchange features that may appear on other sites. Our StageXchange Analytics product helps businesses and site owners analyze the traffic to their websites and apps. When used in conjunction with our advertising services, such as those using the DoubleClick cookie, StageXchange Analytics information is linked, by the StageXchange Analytics customer or by StageXchange, using StageXchange technology, with information about visits to multiple sites.
Information we collect when you are signed in to StageXchange, in addition to information we obtain about you from partners, may be associated with your StageXchange Account. When information is associated with your StageXchange Account, we treat it as personal information.
How we use information we collect
We use the information we collect from all of our services to provide, maintain, protect and improve them, to develop new ones, and to protect StageXchange and our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results and ads.
We may use the name you provide for your StageXchange Profile across all of the services we offer that require a StageXchange Account. In addition, we may replace past names associated with your StageXchange Account so that you are represented consistently across all our services. If other users already have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible StageXchange Profile information, such as your name and photo.
If you have a StageXchange Account, we may display your Profile name, Profile photo, and actions you take on StageXchange or on third-party applications connected to your StageXchange Account our services, including displaying in ads and other commercial contexts. We will respect the choices you make to limit sharing or visibility settings in your StageXchange Account.
When you contact StageXchange, we keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.
We may combine personal information from one service with information, including personal information, from other StageXchange services – for example to make it easier to share things with people you know. Depending on your account settings, your activity on other sites and apps may be associated with your personal information in order to improve StageXchange’s services and the ads delivered by StageXchange.
StageXchange processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.
Transparency and choice
People have different privacy concerns. Our goal is to be clear about what information we collect, so that you can make meaningful choices about how it is used. For example, you can:
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it’s important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
Information you share
Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including StageXchange. Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.
Accessing and updating your personal information
Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.
We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).
Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.
Information we share
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of StageXchange unless one of the following circumstances applies:
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of StageXchange when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
If your StageXchange Account is managed for you by a domain administrator then your domain administrator and resellers who provide user support to your organization will have access to your StageXchange Account information (including your email and other data). Your domain administrator may be able to:
We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of StageXchange if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:
We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
We work hard to protect StageXchange and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In particular:
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities