Last Updated October 26, 2018
MediaRevolt.org values your privacy above all. The nature of a social network is sharing stuff with the public, so a lot of the privacy stuff, at least for MediaRevolt.org, is on the user. However, this policy will outline how MediaRevolt.org will handle privacy on the website's end.
Unlike most social networks, MediaRevolt.org is not tracking your usage, marketing your data, or really paying much attention to you whatsoever. Administrators can't see anything you don't post as public facing, your messages, notes, or much of anything. They can see the email address you signed up with and the phone number you use for 2-factor text/SMS authentication. If you have your email notifications on, and your email provider rejects our email, it bounces back to us in readable format.
While MediaRevolt.org does not do any tracking, when users share things to the news feed from YouTube, blogs, really just about anywhere, that might invite trackers onto the site for those sites. We recommend using a tracker tracker like Disconnect in your browser to have better control over these things.
MediaRevolt.org will not alter your news feeds. You, the user can sort it in different ways if you choose. MediaRevolt.org does reserve the right to use promoted posts and to publish important site news at the top of your feed if deemed necessary. A promoted post would be labeled clearly as such, and would only be available for purchase from a supporting member of the website.
MediaRevolt.org does not offer any advertising and is completely funded by members and volunteers. MediaRevolt.org reserves the right to sell banner ads if necessary in the future to keep the project funded, however the site would only sell based on per impression, and as we collect no marketing data, no marketing data would be given to any potential advertiser about our users. It's just not possible.
MediaRevolt.org does not monitor or police users. If a user is reported for violating terms of service or our user pledge, a volunteer ombudsman will work the case and post results publicly in our forum minus any personally identifying information. Per our terms, an account can be terminated at any time for violating site rules.
MediaRevolt monitors very little, but does monitor email addresses used for account sign up and purges obviously fake email addressed accounts. We do not want to be a community for trolls and sock puppets. We ask our users to monitor for immoral, suspicious and rude behaviors. You can report any type of post from the post itself. Our volunteers then review. Everything is done by actual humans. There are no algorithms at work in your feed or in policing it.
MediaRevolt reserves the right to send push notifications through our apps, text messages about your account and emails for any reason pertaining to your account or the site. You can control notifications in your account settings and turn off anything but important emails about the site. MediaRevolt pledges to contact you outside of the site itself at a bare minimum.
Should law enforcement ever present us with a warrant for your personal data, we will show them that we can not see that. However, we do keep an encrypted file on server, keyed to your logon, so your data is accessible to you. Should law enforcement warrant for that file, they would have to decrypt it, which is not easy, but also not impossible. MediaRevolt.org is not to be used for any illegal activity. We have done our best to protect your rights, but no system is unhackable. As MediaRevolt does not surveil you like Google, Facebook and many others, we hope you find this a safe space.
MediaRevolt.org will go through continuous security review and implement updates as needed. We will do our best to keep the site safe, working properly and secure. But no system is unhackable. For that reason, this website and any apps associated with this website are strictly use at your own risk.
MediaRevolt.org is entirely user run and funded and staffed by volunteers. Rigorous screening happens before any volunteer is granted administrative usage. However, these folks are volunteers, and users just like you, so we beg you to always respect them and their time given in hopes of helping you.
Our goal is to set a new standard for community, with users being involved in every step of the way, and a completely ethical standard for operation. Your input is always welcome. We use our forums to discuss everything. Everything.
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MediaRevolt.org follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, MediaRevolt.org uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
Our Advertising Partners
Note that MediaRevolt.org has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
Third Part Privacy Policies
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.
MediaRevolt.org does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.