“The Online Privacy Foundation” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Information collected will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
“The Online Privacy Foundation” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 20th January 2012.
We don’t collect any data at all until you agree to participate by signing into the Twitter application (See screen shot below).
We only request access to
- Read Tweets from your timeline.
- See who you follow.
This application will not be able to:
- Follow new people.
- Update your profile.
- Post Tweets for you.
- Access your direct messages.
- See your Twitter password.
What we collect
In order to determine whether there’s a link between Twitter activity and personality types we analyse data such as:
- Frequency with which you Tweet
- Number and ratio of friends v followers
- Number of Tweets you ReTweet
What we do with the information we gather
The information we collect will be used in statistical analysis to see whether its possible to determine personality traits from Twitter activity.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personally identifiable information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.
Data is initially collected on servers located in the United States and is then transfered to a server in the United Kingdom for analysis. Data is encrypted both in transit and at rest.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place reasonable physical and electronic controls to secure the information we collect.
Access to personal information is tightly controlled to ensure unauthorised parties do not have access.
We use a session cookie to ensure that only authorised users, that is users who have signed in to the application via Twitter, can submit answers to the questionnaire.
No personal information is stored in this cookie. All that is stored is a Session Identifier.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Amazon. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
We will not use your personal information to send you promotional information.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, we will address those concerns in a timely fashion.