Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the information that Melanated39 collects when you interact with us and our practices with respect to that information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. Note that our Terms of Service apply to this Privacy Policy.

By creating an account with Melanated39, using the Services, or submitting any Personal Information Information via the Services, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your Personal Information as described below in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the use of your Personal Information in these ways, please stop using the Services.

In order to help you to create an account with Melanated39 and use our Platform, we need to collect and process some Personal Information.

Article I

Data Collection

“Personal Information” is any information that can identify you. This may include but is not limited to your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, age, gender, financial information, marital status, health information, financial status, credit card information and credit history.

We use the Personal Information to:

  1. Create your Melanated39 account and provide you with our Services.

  2. Identify you across the Platform.

  3. Make age-appropriate content available to you.

  4. Provide you with technical support services.

  5. Communicate with you (e.g. letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements).

  6. Send you marketing emails, unless you opt-out.

  7. Calculate anonymous and aggregate statistics to better understand our users, improve our services, develop new features, personalize, and customize your story discovery experience.

  8. Help prevent spam, fraud, abuse, and other prohibited activity.

  9. Display relevant, tailored advertisements and improve your ad experience, except where your separate consent is required.

  10. For security purposes, other purpose aims to operate, develop and improve our services.

  11. Display the information as part of your Melanated39 profile.

  12. Investigate and prevent reported issues, illegal activity, and breaches of our terms of service

Information Sharing

Article II

We treat the personal information above as private by default, so it won’t be displayed on the Platform (unless you choose to publicly display applicable information via your account settings) or revealed to other Melanated39 users unless the data has been anonymized.

Our Platform is designed to help you share information with the Melanated39 community. Any personal information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible space of the Platform will be available to anyone who has access to that content

(including other Melanated39 users), such as your username, name, the description you create, and your location, as well as the messages/comments you post, on our forums or to other users, and the lists you create, people you follow, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Platform.

We do not rent or sell your personally-identifying information to other companies or individuals, unless we have your consent, except in the following very limited situations:

  1. To comply with any applicable law (including investigations of any crime), regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request;

  2. To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies, including investigation of potential violations;

  3. To protect the rights, property, or safety of Melanated39, Melanated39’s employees and users, or the public.

  4. If Melanated39 is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, in which case we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any Personal Information and give affected users notice before Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Information Security

Article III

We are continuously implementing and updating physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. The only employees who are granted access to your Personal Information are those with a business “need-to-know” or whose duties reasonably require such information. On all Melanated39 platforms, we support encryption on all transmissions to protect Personal Information submitted on our Platform.

Non-Personal Information

Article IV

Melanated39 uses cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies on our Platform to collect information that cannot identify you as an individual (“non-personal information”)

that helps us provide our Service to you and to learn how our Service is used. We also use these technologies to help deliver promotional messages and ads for relevant Melanated39 products and services.

We may share non-personal information publicly and with various third parties like publishers or advertisers. For example, we may share information with advertisers or publicly show trends about the general use of our Platform.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Platforms

Melanated39 allows other companies, which are known as third-party ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements within Melanated39’s Platform. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send the advertisements and links that appear on Melanated39 directly to you. They automatically receive your IP address when the advertising happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content you see.

Melanated39 does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out.

Policy Governs Use: Changes to Privacy Policy

Article V

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers or ad networks for more information on their practices and for instructions on how to opt-out of certain practices. Melanated39’s Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or platforms. Any data obtained by third-party ad servers and subsequently shared with Melanated39 is maintained and dealt with by Melanated39 in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Melanated39 reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, without prior notice to you, and any changes will become effective immediately upon posting, so please review this Privacy Policy periodically.


Article VI

We use email as an important way to communicate with you. You can manage your email notification preferences, such as messages and follower alerts, by adjusting your preferences in the Notifications section of your account settings. You may also opt-out or unsubscribe from any future email communications from within a link provided in each email we send you. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

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