Welcome to Cake! Our mission is to help you have great conversations around your interests.
The information we gather from our users helps us personalize and constantly improve your experience with Cake. Treating your information carefully and sensibly is incredibly important to us and we know how important it is to you.
Our Policy applies to all visitors and registered users who access the Service ("Users").
Your username, password and email address when you register for a Cake account.
Profile information, such as your name and photo.
User Content, such as posts and photos.
Communications between you and Cake. For example, we may send you service emails like account verification and security notices. You may send us emails with questions, or to report posts. Note that you may not opt out of Service-related emails.
When you use our Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including the URL requested, your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser name and version, and the referring URL. We may also collect similar information from emails sent to our Users which then help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. The information helps us provide a better experience for you.
Metadata is usually technical information that is associated with User Content, such as a photo. For example, Metadata can describe when and where a photo was taken and details of the camera and its settings.
help you access your information after you sign in
remember conversations, posts and notifications you’ve viewed to provide you relevant new Content
provide personalized content and information to you and others, which could include online ads or other forms of marketing
provide, improve, test, and monitor the effectiveness of our Service
monitor metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns
We will not rent or sell your information to third parties outside Cake without your consent, except as noted in this Policy.
We may share User Content and your information (including but not limited to, information from cookies, log files, device identifiers, location data, and usage data) with third-party organizations that help us provide the Service to you ("Service Providers"). For example, we use Amazon Web Services to provide various computing resources for Cake.
Providers are given access to your information as reasonably necessary to provide the Service under reasonable confidentiality terms.
Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, such as User Content, becomes available to the public.
If you remove information that you posted to the Service, copies may remain for undetermined periods in browser caches, screen captures made by other users, and on the computers and networks of Cake and its Service Providers.
We may access, preserve and share your information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards.
We may also access, preserve and share information when we have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent physical or mental harm. Information we receive about you may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of our terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.
Your information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Cake or its Service Providers maintain facilities.
Cake and its Service Providers may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. If you are located in the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that we may transfer information, including personal information, to a country and jurisdiction that does not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction.
We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the information collected through the Service secure and take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. However, Cake cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to Cake or guarantee that information on the Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed.
Following termination or deactivation of your account, Cake and its Service Providers may retain information (including your profile information) and User Content indefinitely.
Please help us! You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information, and for controlling access to emails between you and Cake. We are not responsible for the functionality, privacy, or security measures of any other organization.
Cake does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Service. The Service and its content are not directed at children under the age of 13. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
Users in the European Union are granted certain rights by the General Data Protection Regulation, such as the rights of access, data portability, and erasure. To exercise your GDPR rights, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.