Welcome to Cake! Our mission is to help you have better conversations.
The information we gather from our users helps us build the best experience for you on Cake. Treating your information carefully and sensibly is incredibly important to us and we know how important it is to you.
Your username, password, and email address when you register for a Cake account.
Profile information, such as your display name, bio, profile photo, and cover photo if you choose to provide them.
User Content, such as posts and photos.
Your interests, in the form of the topics you follow.
Communications between you and Cake. For example, you may send us emails with questions, or to report abuse. We may send you Service-related emails like account verification and security notices. Note that you may not opt out of Service-related emails.
When you use the Service, our servers automatically record certain log file information, including the URL requested, your Internet Protocol ("IP") address, your browser name and version, and the referring URL. We may also collect similar information from emails sent to our Users, which help us track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information helps us provide a better experience for you.
Metadata is usually technical information that is associated with User Content, such as the EXIF metadata added to a photo by a digital camera. For example, Metadata can describe when and where a photo was taken and details about 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
show you personalized content based on the topics you follow
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, or address fraud or other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, you, or others, including as part of investigations; or 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.
There are several ways you can control or limit the collection and use of information about you.
Most web browsers will allow you to limit or prevent a website from setting cookies. Please note that doing this may affect Cake's functionality. For instance, it may prevent you from being able to log into a Cake user account.
You may delete your account at any time from the Settings page. When you delete your account, other users will no longer be able to see your profile. Conversations, posts, and photos you submitted before deleting your account will be disassociated from your profile, but will still be visible to other users unless you delete them first. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or as necessary for legitimate business purposes.
Some web browsers offer a feature called "Do Not Track" (DNT), which sends a signal to websites you visit indicating that you do not want to be tracked. Unfortunately DNT has not been standardized and there is no industry consensus on how it should be interpreted, so Cake does not currently take any action in response to a DNT signal.
Users in the European Economic Area are granted certain rights by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), such as the rights of access, data portability, and erasure. To exercise your GDPR rights, please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.