Privacy Policy

Wonk Bridge operates a strict policy of guaranteeing the privacy and data sovereignty of all our users and visitors.

How We Use Your Data

Wonk Bridge makes use of user and visitor data in the following ways:

    To enable full access to wonkbridge.com, including commenting features

    To perform analytics, debug and conduct research

    To send you messages, updates, security alerts, and account notifications

    To detect and prevent spam, abuse, security and safety incidents, and other harmful activity, in accordance with the principles of pluralism, nondiscrimination, and Charity by which we govern the site

Commercial Use of Data

Wonk Bridge will not use any user or visitor data with third-parties under commercial terms – no advertising, personalised or otherwise, is permitted on the site, to protect the privacy of users’ personal information from independent (i.e. not enlisted by Wonk Bridge to perform site-related services, see 8) third-party actors of whom those users are not aware and whom do not have those users’ consent to handle their information.

Wonk Bridge users will not receive any correspondence related to Wonk Bridge’s collaborators or sponsors, without first having had the opportunity to opt out of such receipt.

Information Collected by Automated Means Through Our Site  

In order to better understand how to serve our users, Wonk Bridge gathers information by automated means (including cookies, web beacons, web server logs, JavaScript and other similar technologies), including through technologies designed to obtain information regarding your use of the Site. The information we obtain in this manner may include:

    Your Internet Protocol (IP) address;

    Device information, including unique identifiers and connection information, including the means of internet connection (e.g., WiFi connection, ISP);

    Your device type and settings, software used, browser type and operating system;

    Language preferences;

    Websites or other services you visited before and after visiting the Site (referring URL);

    Web pages you view and links you click on within, and what search queries you may have run on, the Site (clickstream);

    Dates and times you access or use the Site;  and

    Location information, including the city and state associated with a unique identifier.

If you would like to know more about how Wonk Bridge uses your information to better serve you and other members of our community, please inquire at newsroom@wonkbridge.com.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform administrative services for us or on our behalf, including data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, and marketing assistance, that will allow us to improve your experience.

If you would like to know more about how we use your information to improve your experience with Wonk Bridge, please inquire at newsroom@wonkbridge.com.

Interactions with Other Users

If you interact with other users of the Site [and our mobile application], those users may see your name and your comment history.

Your Data Rights

You can exercise any of the rights described in this section consistent with applicable law. See here for information on data subject rights requests and how to submit a request. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity and request before taking further action on your request.

Learn more about rights under GDPR here.

If your country of residence is China, learn more about your rights here.

6.1 Managing Your Information.

You can access and update some of your personal information through your Account settings. You are responsible for keeping your personal information up to date.

6.2 Data Access and Portability.

In some jurisdictions, applicable law may entitle you to request certain copies of your personal information or information about how we handle your personal information, request copies of personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format, and/or request that we transmit this information to another service provider where technically feasible.

6.3 Data Erasure.

Users in any jurisdiction can request that their personal information be deleted. Please note that if you request the erasure of your personal information:

    Requesting the removal of data will only result in private account information being removed from our internal registers; it does not affect any content, including comments, that the user has published on the website proper. Attribution of such information will remain with the affiliated account name.

    Because we take measures to protect data from accidental or malicious loss and destruction, residual copies of your personal information may not be removed from our backup systems for a limited period of time.

Data Security

While no organization can guarantee perfect security, we are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, or alteration.

Modifications to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with applicable law. If we do so, we will post the revised Privacy Policy and provide registered users with notice of the modification by email at least thirty (30) days before the effective date. If you disagree with the revised Privacy Policy, you can cancel your Account. If you do not cancel your Account before the date the revised Privacy Policy becomes effective, your continued access to or use of Wonk Bridge will be subject to the revised Privacy Policy.