Here at Snip.City, privacy is our number one priority. We try to collect as little data about our users as possible, and hold it for very short periods of time - merely for technical reasons. We don't work with advertisers and trackers, or with any third parties that use them. When we do integrate third party services, we make sure they also respect your privacy and only provide them with the absolute minimum amount 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.
Snip.City is based on open-source intranet infrastructure that is used by corporations for internal communication. That means privacy and security have been a core consideration from the start - to protect corporate projects and secrets.
We believe in "Privacy-First". This means the default configuration is always maximum privacy, and can be configured outwards from there as needed.
If you feel your profile is too restrictive, you can open it up. By default, we'll always protect your privacy.
As part of our dedication to privacy, we not only include privacy controls, but also make them intuitive, easy to find, and easy to use.
Aside from detailed and granular Privacy settings, we've added tooltips and hints to alert you everywhere you could accidentally publicize sensitive data, to make sure you always 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 power gets abused.
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.
National security is a fantastic excuse, but surveillance programs have never saved lives. But who can argue against national security, or a "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 - once our budget allows for it. This means that no government will be able to force us to hand over our user data, regardless of their excuses and legal threats.