Anything you input in the site goes into a database that we use to calculate scores, generate personalized content, create avatars and provide results.
We use Google Analytics in order to see what activities people engage in on the site in order to improve the overall delivery of value. It tracks things like page views, clicks, sign ups, and purchases. This is what we use to figure out how to make the products better. We don’t use it for anything other than.
We don’t do it. We don’t see ourselves selling data in the future. For the foreseeable future: we’re not selling your data, we’re not monetizing through ads, and we’re not selling our email list to marketing firms. We’re not selling your data. We think that companies that sell data on the side without asking permission or even informing their users are scumbags. Facebook is a scumbag website, for example.
Today, we’re using standard practice authentication to protect your data. That means you need to be logged in to be able to request data that’s associated with your account. It also means that you need to approve someone to view your data.
We have concrete plans to implement end to end encryption in the future. The difference is: right now, any engineer working on the platform with database read-access can theoretically query your information if they wanted to. We want to move to a different model.
we want to make it not possible to read specific information from a specific person if they don’t want you to. We still need to be able to calculate someone’s scores etc, so that’s where it gets hard. There are a few ways to accomplish this and they all take time investment, which we are balancing against making the product good.