Commit bc8cf2cd authored by Evan Prodromou's avatar Evan Prodromou

add more docs

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......@@ -7,3 +7,4 @@ based on the Free Software [Laconica](http://laconi.ca/) tool. You can
register for an account, post small (140 chars or less) text notices
about yourself (or practically anything), and follow along as your
friends or people you're interested in post their own notices.
This document outlines this service's respect for your personal
privacy as a user of the service.
- Almost all the text and files that users upload to this site is
available under the site license (see the license block at the bottom
of this page). Users agree to the license when they register to use
the site for the first time. Typically that means that the data can
be copied far and wide, for commercial and non-commercial purposes,
and in modified or unmodified form. If you're not OK with that,
don't use the service.
- The following data items are considered *private data* that won't be
shared with other users, business partners, or the public at large:
* your password
* your email address
* your IM address (AIM, Jabber, or other instant messaging address)
* your phone number
- Some private data may be published in aggregate, e.g. "30% of our
users are registered with Hotmail addresses."
- Your notices (including files) can be downloaded and re-used by
other services, either one-by-one or in bulk as
[RSS](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS) files.
- Your profile information (including subscriptions and avatars) can be
downloaded and re-used by other services, either scraped from the HTML
interface or in bulk as [FOAF](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOAF) files.
- Your notices will be forwarded to users who subscribe to them,
including users on another microblogging service.
- Your profile information will be sent to microblogging services for
users who subscribe to you or to whom you subscribe.
- Based on your email preferences, you may receive automated email
messages for important system events, such as when others subscribe
to your notices.
- Based on your email preferences, you may receive an email
newsletter. You can opt out of the newsletter if you don't want to
receive it.
- In urgent situations, administrators may send you email directly to
your registered email address, even if you've requested no notices
or newsletter. *Administrators will use digitally-signed email.*
- This service will comply with court orders to turn over your private
information.
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