Here at Snip.City, privacy is our number one priority. We don't work with advertisers, trackers, analytics or anything of the sort. When we do integrate third party services, we make sure they also respect your privacy and only provide them with the absolute minimum of data they need for their services to function.
Furthermore, we also recognize your right to be forgotten. You have the right to delete any or all your information from Snip permanently and at any time, including messages, regardless of when you sent them. You also have the right to request that other people's content be removed if it involves you. This applies to unflattering photos or memories you'd rather disassociate from or forget. No one should ever have to worry about something they did years ago, no matter how bad it was.
Snip.City is based on intranet infrastructure that is used by corporations for internal communication. Of course, in such a context privacy and security are a must to protect corporate projects and internal communication.
We believe in "Privacy-First". What this means is that the default configuration is always maximum privacy, and can be configured outwards from there as needed.
So if you feel your profile is too restrictive, you have the option to open it up. By default, we'll always protect your privacy.
As part of our dedication to privacy, we need to not only include privacy controls, but also make them intuitive, easy to find and easy to use. They are of no use if no one knows how to use them.
Aside from detailed and granular Privacy settings, we've added tooltips and hints everywhere you could accidentally publicize sensitive data, to make sure you know what you're doing and remain in full, informed control of your data.
Historically, elected officials had to publicize everything about themselves in order to be trusted by the people. This way, the people can hold them accountable if they misuse their positions of power.
One of the greatest shames and failures of today's democracy is that not only do we know nothing about them, but they know everything about us, through secret agreements with service providers and big tech companies.
Security is a fantastic excuse, but the Patriot Act has never prevented a single death or terrorist attack, and neither has any other mass surveillance program. But who can argue against security, or something called "The Patriot Act"?
While our servers are currently being rented from a US-based company, we eventually intend to build our own servers in a more privacy-friendly jurisdiction. This means that no government will be able to force us to hand over our user data, regardless of their excuses and legal threats.