Privacy has lately become a much discussed and mission-critical issue in the realm of social networking applications.
Protection of your privacy has been built into Zurker's DNA.
For the purposes of security and debugging, Zurker maintains activity logs. The logs track your IP address, your browser, the time
you did something, and what category of action you performed. Logs are kept of all requests, including members who are not logged in
as well as visitors who are not logged in. These logs are not publicly viewable and will never be disclosed to a third party.
Zurker asks for a member's email address when the member creates an account.
Zurker does not require gender or birthdate to be disclosed by default.
Like all sites that offer user accounts, Zurker installs a cookie to tie you to a specific user account. Complex web apps, and
just about all modern websites, would not function at all without cookies. Note that Zurker does NOT use 'super cookies' which
rely on third-party applications such as Adobe Flash. We just use regular cookies saved by whatever browser you are using.
Zurker allows precise management of who can see your posts (such as updates, finds, or photos). The settings of who sees what
aren't buried in a privacy tab you have to go to and manage. Every time you upload or post something, the settings are
right there, in plain view, for you to approve or modify. The settings can also be edited later.
Members' profiles are viewable by default but access can be restricted to contacts only under Preferences. Members can choose
whether or not to accept notes on their profiles. Avatar photos can be seen by the public, but the visibility of other
photos can be controlled with precision.
Members can restrict whether they accept connect requests from other members or not.
Convos (private messages) can only be sent by members who are in the recipients' contacts. It is not possible for members
whom members are not connected with to send private messages.
Zurker does enable the linking of accounts with third-party sites but no data is provided to the third-party. The third-party
application can autonomously collect data limited to the time the member logged in.
As with all issues on Zurker, privacy functions and features are subject to discussion and debate. If you are not happy with
something, submit your idea to Ideas with suggestions on how to make it better. Other users can vote on your idea.
We think our privacy control policy is pretty good, but if the members want to improve it, it will be improved.