This document explains terms and conditions for using the facter.io Service ("facter.io Service"). Some of the conditions are required by National Library of Medicine (NLM®), from which the MEDLINE® database is leased (please make sure to read the
NCBI Disclaimer and copyright information before using facter.io).
There are several others sources and conditions for using facter.io service:
What you share on facter.io may be viewed all around the world instantly.
1. We only collect necessary information about you.
2. We do not share personally identifiable information except for obvious reasons (such as when if required by law).
3. We will not spam you.
We collect and use your information below to provide, understand, and improve our Services.
Basic Account Information: If you choose to create a facter.io account, you must provide us with some personal information, such as your name, username, password, email address, or phone number. On facter.io, your name and username are listed publicly, including on your profile page and in search results, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can create and manage multiple facter.io accounts. Some of our product features, such as searching and viewing public facter.io user profiles on facter.io, do not require you to create an account.
Contact Information: You may use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to customize your account or enable certain account features, for example, for login verification on facter.io via SMS. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages to that number from us. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services, to market to you, to help prevent spam, fraud, or abuse, and to help others find your account, including through third-party services and client applications. You may use your settings for email and mobile notificationsto control notifications you receive from facter.io. You may also unsubscribe from a notification by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. Your Discoverability privacy settingscontrol whether others can find you on facter.io by your email address or phone number.
Additional Information: You may choose to provide us with additional information to help improve and personalize your experience across our Services. For example, you may choose to upload and sync your address book so that we can help you find and connect with users you know or help other users find and connect with you. We may later tailor content, such as making suggestions or showing user accounts and Facts for you and other users, based on imported address book contacts. You can delete your imported address book contacts at any time by visiting your Contacts Dashboard in your privacy settings. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your account on our Services to your account on another service in order to cross-post between our Services and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from our Services within a few weeks of your disconnecting from our Services your account on the other service.
Source of Information: The search results, links, and other information provided to you when you use the facter.io Service are derived from databases of information provided by the US National Library of Medicine (NLM®) and MEDLINE®. Search results, links, and other information are neither viewed nor screened by human beings or otherwise before users see them and some users might consider information to be offensive, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate. Facter.io is not responsible for the content of or the links at any site included in any search results. Facter.io will endeavor to address allegations of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Facts, Following, Lists, Profile, and other Public Information: facter.io is primarily designed to help you share information with the world in medicine, specialty in orthopedic. Most of the information you provide us through facter.io is information you are asking us to make public. You may provide us with profile information to make public on facter.io, such as a short biography, your location, your website, date of birth, or a picture. Additionally, your public information includes the messages you Fact; the metadata provided with Facts, such as when you write Fact, Comment or like and the client application you used to list Facts; information about your account, such as creation time, language, country, and time zone; and the lists you create, people you follow, and Facts you Like or Comments. facter.io broadly and instantly disseminates your public information to a wide range of users, customers, and services, including search engines, developers, and publishers that integrate facter.io content into their services, and organizations such as universities, public health agencies, and market research firms that analyze the information for trends and insights. When you share information or content like photos, videos, and links via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public. We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through the Services public for as long as you do not delete it. For certain profile information fields we provide you with visibility settings to select who can see this information in your profile. If you provide us with profile information and you don't see a visibility setting, that information is public.
Links: We may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services, including our email notifications, third-party services, and client applications, by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, to provide more relevant advertising, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
Commerce Services: You may provide your payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address (collectively, "Payment Information"), along with your shipping address, to complete a commerce transaction through our Services. To facilitate future purchases, we store your Payment Information (excluding CVV code) and shipping address, which you can remove from your account at any time using your account settings. We consider your Payment Information and shipping address private and do not make such information public. To facilitate order fulfillment, we collect and store information created by your purchases made through our Services ("Transaction Data"). Transaction Data may include the merchant's name and the date, time, and amount of the transaction.
Third-Parties and Affiliates: We may receive information about you from third parties, such as other facter.io users, partners (including ad partners), or our corporate affiliates. For example, other users may share or disclose information about you, such as when they mention you, share a photo of you, or tag you in a photo. Your privacy settings control who can tag you in a photo. Our ad partners and affiliates may share information with us such as a browser cookie ID, mobile device ID, or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), as well as demographic or interest data and content viewed or actions taken on a website or app. Our ad partners, particularly our advertisers, may enable us to collect similar information directly from their website or app by integrating our advertising technology.
We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
User Consent or Direction: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your account or when you direct us to share your feedback with a business. When you use Digits by facter.io to sign up for or log into a third-party application, you are directing us to share your contact information, such as your phone number, with that application. If you've shared information, like protected Facts, with another user who accesses Facter through a third-party service, keep in mind that the information may be shared with the third-party service.
Public or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your public, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your public user profile information, public Facts, the people you follow or that follow you, the number of times people engaged with a Fact (for example, the number of users who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a Fact, even if only one did), or reports to advertisers about unique users who saw or clicked on their ads after we have removed any private personal information (such as your name or contact information). Remember: your privacy and visibility settings control whether your Facts and certain profile information are made public. Other information, like your name and username, is always public on facter.io, unless you delete your account, as described below.
If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account. You can download certain account information, including your Facts, by following the instructions here and request access to additional information here.
You can also permanently delete your facter.io account. If you follow the instructions here, your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your account, including your name, username, and public profile, is not viewable on facter.io. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. Absent a separate arrangement between you and us to extend your deactivation period, after 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your user profile information and public Facts, even after you have deleted the information from the facter.io Services or deactivated your account.
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