TL;DR Version: We collect aggregate usage stats, and kind of obsess with your privacy.
germ.io lets you log, build and share your ideas with the people who matter to you. Any registered user can log new ideas (called “germs”), or edit and work on germs that have been shared with them. All the germs you create are accessible only to the users you collaborate it with.
When you signup for a germ.io account, you may provide some personal information such as your name, username, password and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, may be listed publicly on our Services, including on your profile page and in search results.
Some Services, such as search, public user profiles and viewing publicly available germs may not require registration.
You may provide us with profile information to make public, such as a short biography, or picture. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you, as well as send you notifications pertaining to your account. You may choose to unsubscribe from all notifications from germ.io or manage your notification settings through your account.
Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications, etc.
germ.io uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting our various blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address. Third-party ad partners may share information with us, like a browser cookie ID or cryptographic hash of a common account identifier (such as an email address), to help us measure ad quality and tailor ads. For example, this allows us to display ads about things you may have already shown interest in.
Effective: May 05, 2015