The information we collect
When you create an account with Pando, you give us your full name and email address, and create a username and password. If you want, you can give us a pseudonym instead of your legal name.
If you don’t feel like creating an account from scratch, you may be able to sign in through an account you already have with another service, such as Facebook
Your user profile helps you customize your account and connect with other Pando users. Your profile automatically includes your name and username. You can also add a profile picture.
To help you connect with other Pando users and to personalize your Pando experience, we may ask for additional information, including your contacts, location or a list of the apps on your mobile device.
We receive some other information automatically when you use Pando. This includes data about your device, software, operating system, operating system-provided device or user-specific advertising IDs for advertisement tracking (“AdvertisingIDs”), your IP address and the date and time of each request you make to Pando.
So that we can make your Pando experience better, we collect information about how you view, flip and interact with context and advertisements through Pando and on third-party sites with Pando widgets.
You may link your Pando account to other services you use, such as social networking sites, photo-sharing services and media publisher such as The New York Times™. If you connect your Pando account with a third-party service, we collect information through that service. This information varies depending on the service and your privacy settings there, but may include profile information (e.g., age, gender and location), your contacts on that service and content that you’ve made publicly available.
If you want to email something you see through Pando to a friend who isn’t already a Pando account holder, we may keep their email address for the purpose of sending such email and improving our services. Recipients may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we remove this information from our database.
How we use and disclose your information
A big part of Pando is sharing content you find interesting. That’s why your Pando profile, the people and sources you follow, the magazines you create, the comments you post and the content you flip are all public.
Aside from that, we use your information to keep Pando running, better understand how you use our service, customize your experience (including the content, marketing materials, and advertisements you see), prevent abuse and improve Pando.
We share your personally identifiable information only under these circumstances:
With your consent, after letting you know what information will be shared, and with who.
We may disclose aggregate information about how our users use Pando in a manner that doesn’t identify you individually.
Web storage and tracking policy
Cookies and HTML5 local storage are ways to keep information about your use of Internet services on your own mobile device or computer.
Pando also uses web beacons in advertisements to allow Pando and its advertising partners to see how users view and engage with advertisements. Depending on your advertising preferences set in your operating system, Pando may share your Advertising ID with advertising partners in an anonymous fashion that is not tied to your name or email address.
Some browsers make it possible for you to signal that you don’t want your Internet browsing activity to be tracked. The Internet community hasn’t reached a consensus on how to best honor these signals, so we don’t respond to Do-Not-Track requests at this time.