Operating our Platform
We may use information about you for various purposes related to operating our Platform, including to:
Provide, maintain, and improve our Platform, including to process transactions,
develop new products and services, and manage the performance of our Platform; .
Display information about you, for instance, your list of interests, which will be visible
on your profile;
Personalize the Platform, for example, to suggest content in which we think you may be
interested (including content given special protection under EU law or that relates to sensitive
topics such as health, political opinions, religion, and sexual identity);
Allow you to share information about your use of the Platform through a third-party social media
service, if you connect your account through that service (which you can turn off at any time) and to
provide you with better recommendations;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Platform; and
Detect, investigate, and prevent fraudulent transactions, abuse, and other illegal activities;
to protect the rights, property, or safety of CrowdQuestion and others; to enforce compliance with
our policies; and to comply with applicable law and government requests.
Perform accounting and administrative tasks, and enforce or manage legal claims.
Communicating With You
We may use information about you for various purposes related to communicating with you, including to:
Respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer service;
Communicate with you, in accordance with your account settings, about products, services,
and events offered by us and others, to provide news and information that we think will be of
interest to you, to conduct online surveys, to contact you about events on our Platform that
are being held near your location, and to otherwise communicate with you in
accordance with Section 2.C;
Notify you about communications of other members, in accordance with the
communication preferences that you indicate in your account; and
Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support, and administrative messages.
Advertising And Other Uses
We may use information about you for various other purposes, including to:
Provide content, features, or sponsorships that match member profiles or interests;
Facilitate contests and other promotions;
and Carry out any other purposes described to you at the time that we collected the information.
Legal Basis for Processing
Our legal basis for collecting and using the information described above will depend on the type of
information and the specific context in which we collect it.
We process information about you in order to provide our services in accordance with our
Terms of Service, for example to allow you to join groups, or to display your profile to other
members, and to allow us to send you important service updates.
We also process information about you where it is in our legitimate interests to do so and not
overridden by your rights (for example, in some cases for direct marketing, fraud prevention,
network and information systems security, responding to your communications, the operation of
networks of groups by the network administrators, and improving our Platform).
Sometimes you provide us with sensitive information about you; for instance, the mere fact of
joining a certain group may indicate information about your health, religion, political views, or
sexual identity. Joining such groups, or posting information on the Platform about these topics is
entirely voluntarily and done with your explicit consent.
In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect information about you, or may
otherwise need the information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.
We may also process information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract.