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New sections added entitled "Information Collected from Integrations" and "Information We Collect from Other Sources"; Changes to "Location Information", "Advertising and Analytics" and "Do Not Track".
The "International Data Transfers" section has been amended.
The sections "Information Collected from Cookies", "How We Use Information About You", "Advertising and Analytics", and "Do Not Track" have been updated.
Changes to the sections "How We Use Information About You", "How We Share Information" and "International Data Transfers".
The phrasing for what this privacy policy applies to has been updated in the introductory paragraph.
The new Privacy Policy is now in effect.
A clarification concerning Reddit's compliance with the Safe Harbor program has been added to the "International Data Transfers" section.
This is a major update that will be in effect on January 1, 2016.
A new section has been added about "Email Communications".
A new paragraph added under the section "Analytics Cookies" about Reddit's session cookie; Other references to redditmade removed.
A new section called "Involuntary Pornography" has been added.
Changes made in the section "Reddit Will Not Disclose Your Information Unless Required by Law".
This is a major revision with new changes scattered throughout.
New section entitled "Content Delivery Cookie" which includes terms concerning CloudFare.
Several important changes.
New terms on California's 'Do Not Track' law, reddit.tv and several new paragraphs on the Safe Harbor Framework.
Major revision.
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REDDIT, INC. PRIVACY POLICY EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 22, 2016.AUGUST 31, 2017.

	1 We want you to understand how and why Reddit, Inc. (“Reddit,” “we” or “us”) collects, uses, and shares information about you when you access and use Reddit’s websites, mobile apps, widgets, and other online products and services (collectively, the "Services") or when you otherwise interact with us. This Privacy Policy applies to all of our Services, including those that maintain a separate Privacy Notice that incorporates this Privacy Policy by reference. 

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

	2 We collect information you provide directly to us when you use our Services. Depending on which Service you use, we may collect different information about you. This includes: 

INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES

	3 We collect the content and other information you provide when you use our Services. This includes information used to create your account (e.g., a username, password and at your option, an email address), account preferences, the content of private messages between you and other users or communities (e.g., modmail), and the content of information you post to the Services (e.g., text, photos, videos, links).  

TRANSACTIONAL INFORMATION

	4 If you purchase products or services from us (e.g., Reddit Gold), we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, email address, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. Payments are processed by third-party payment processors (e.g., Stripe and PayPal), so please refer to the applicable processor’s terms and privacy policy for more information about how payment information is processed and stored. 

OTHER INFORMATION

	5 You may choose to provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in contests, sweepstakes or promotions, apply for a job, communicate with us via third-party sites and services, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.  

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY

	6 When you access or use our Services, we may also automatically collect information about you. This includes: 

LOG AND USAGE DATA

	7 We may log information when you access and use the Services. This may include your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, user interactions (e.g., voting data), the requested URL, hardware settings, and search terms. Except for the IP address used to create your account, Reddit will delete any IP addresses collected after 100 days.  

INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM COOKIES

	8 We may receive information from cookies, which are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests. We use this information to improve your experience, understand user activity, personalize content and advertisements, and improve the quality of our Services. For example, we store and retrieve information about your preferred language and other settings. For more information on how you can disable cookies, please see “Your Choices” below. 

INFORMATION COLLECTED FROM INTEGRATIONS

	9 We may receive information about you from third-party websites that integrate our Services, including our widgets, buttons, and advertising technology. For example, when you visit a website that uses our comment-embed widget, we may receive information about the web page you visited. You can control how we use this information to personalize the Services for you by adjusting your preferences here.  


LOCATION INFORMATION

	9 With	10 We may receive and process information about your location. For example, with your consent, we may collect information about the specific location of your mobile device (for example, by using GPS or Bluetooth). You can revoke this consent at any time by changing the preferences on your device, but doing so may affect your ability to use all of the features and functionality of our Services. We may also receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Services, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive your approximate location from other information about you, including your IP address.  

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES

	11 We may receive information about you from other sources, including from other users and third parties, and combine that information with the other information we have about you. For example, we may receive demographic or interest information about you from third parties, including advertisers, and combine it with our own data using a common account identifier such as a hash of an email address or a mobile-device ID. You can control how we use this information to personalize the Services for you by adjusting your preferences here. 

SOCIAL SHARING

	10	12 We may offer social sharing features or other integrated tools that let you share content or actions you take on our Services with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter). 

HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

	11	13 We use information about you to:  

 	 Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
 	 Help protect the safety of Reddit and our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers, addressing abuse, and enforcing the Reddit user agreement;
 	 Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, invoices and other support and administrative messages;
 	 Provide customer service;
 	 Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, and events, and provide other news and information we think will be of interest to you (for information about how to opt out of these communications, see “Your Choices” below);
 	 Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services; and
 	 Personalize the Services and provide advertisements, content and features that match user profiles or interests. (for information about how to manage the types of advertisements you experience on our Services, see “Your Choices” below).

HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION

	12	14 When you use the Services, certain information may be shared with other users and the public. For example: 

 	 When you submit a post or comment to the Services, visitors to and users of our Services will be able to see the content of your posts and comments, the username associated with your posts or comments, and the date and time you originally submitted the post or comment. Although some parts of the Services may be private or quarantined, they may become public (e.g., at the moderator’s option in the case of private communities) and you should take that into consideration before posting to the Services. 
 	 When you send private messages or messages via modmail, the recipients of those messages will be able to see the content of your message, your username, and the date and time the message was sent. Moderators may elect to have modmail forwarded to their email accounts and, as a result, any modmail received by these moderators will be subject to the terms and policies of the moderator’s email provider.
 	 When other users view your profile, they will be able to see information about your activities on the Services, such as your username, prior posts and comments, karma, trophies, moderator status, Reddit Gold status, and how long you have been a member of the Services.

	13	15 Please note that, even when you delete your account, the posts, comments and messages you submit through the Services may still be viewable or available on our servers. For more information, see “Your Choices” below. 

	14	16 We will not share, sell, or give away any of our users’ personal information to third parties, unless one of the following circumstances applies: 

 	 Except as it relates to advertisers and our ad partners, we may share information with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work for us;
 	 If you participate in contests, sweepstakes, promotions, special offers, or other events or activities in connection with our Services, we may share information with entities that partner with us to provide these offerings;
 	 We may share information (and will attempt to provide you with prior notice, to the extent legally permissible) in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements;
 	 We may share information in response to an emergency if we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person;
 	 We may share information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements, rules, or other Reddit policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ourselves and others;
 	 We may share information between and among Reddit, and its current and future parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership; and
 	 We may share information with your consent or at your direction. 

	15	17 We may share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.  

ADS AND ANALYTICS PARTNERS

	16	18 We may partner with third-party advertisers, ad networks, and analytics providers to deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests and to better understand your use of the Services. These third parties may collect information sent by your computer, browser, or mobile device in response to a request for content, such as unique identifiers, your IP address, or other information about your computer or device. For example: 

ADVERTISERS AND AD NETWORKS

	17	19 Our ad partners and networkad networks may use cookies and use related technologies to collect information when ads are delivered to you on our Services, but Reddit does not link to or provide them with your actual Reddit account details to these advertising partners.details. This means that Reddit does not share your individual account browsing habits with advertisers. Reddit cannot see advertisers’ cookies and advertisers will not see Reddit cookies. 

ANALYTICS PARTNERS

	18	20 We use analytics partners (such as Google Analytics) to help analyze usage and traffic for our Services. As an example, we may use analytics partners to analyze and measure, in the aggregate, the number of unique visitors to our Services. 

	19	21 For more information about how you may control the collection and/or use of information for advertising and analytics purposes, please see “Your Choices.” 

SECURITY

	20	22 We take reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. 

CHILDREN UNDER 13

	21	23 Although we welcome users from all walks of life, Reddit is not intended or directed at individuals under the age of 13. Therefore, individuals under the age of 13 may not create an account or otherwise access or use the Services. 

YOUR CHOICES

	22	24 As a Reddit user, you have choices about how to protect and limit the collection, use, and disclosure of, information about you. This includes: 

PREFERENCES

	23	25 We may provide you with tools and preference settings that allow you to access, correct, delete, and modify information associated with your account. 

ACCOUNT INFORMATION

	24	26 You may delete your account information at any time by logging into your account and following the steps under “Preferences.” When you delete your account, your profile is no longer visible to other users and disassociated from content you posted under that account. Please note, however, that the posts, comments, and messages you submitted prior to deleting your account will still be visible to others, unless you delete such content. We may also retain certain information about you as required by law or for legitimate business purposes after you delete your account.  

COOKIES

	25	27 Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject first- and third-party cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Services. 

ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS

	26	28 Some analytics providers we partner with may provide specific opt-out mechanisms (e.g.Google Analytics Opt-out), and we may provide, as needed and as available, additional tools and third-party services that allow you to better understand cookies and how you can opt-out. For example, you may manage the use and collection of certain information by Google Analytics here. 

	27	29 We also offer you choices about receiving personalized advertisements. You can adjust how we personalize advertisements for you by visiting your ads preferences here. You may also generally opt out of receiving personalized advertisements from certain third-party advertisers and ad networks. To learn more about these advertisements or to opt out, please visit the websites of the Digital Advertising Alliance and the Network Advertising Initiative. 

DO NOT TRACK

	28	30 Most modern web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preferencesignal to the websites you visit, indicating that you can set in most web browsers. Whiledo not wish to be tracked. However, there is no accepted standard onfor how toa website should respond to web browsers’ DNT signals,this signal, and we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we support DNT as follows: Whenoffer you have the DNT preference enabledchoices described in your web browser, we may stillthis policy to manage the collection and use of information collected for analytics and measurement purposes or to otherwise provide our Services (e.g., reddit.com buttons), but we will not load any third-party trackers.about you. 

PROMOTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

	29	31 You may opt out of receiving promotional communications from us by following the instructions in those communications. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as information about your account or your use of our Services. 

MOBILE NOTIFICATIONS

	30	32 With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device. 

INTERNATIONAL DATA TRANSFERS

	31	33 We are based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Services or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, where you may not have the same rights as you do under local law.  

	32	34 In connection with Reddit's processing of personal data received from the European Union, we adhere to the E.U-U.S. Privacy Shield Program (“Privacy Shield”) and comply with its framework and principles.  

	33	35 To learn more about the U.S. - E.U. and U.S. Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement, and to view our certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor website. For more information about the Privacy Shield principles and to view our certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website.  

	34	36 Please direct any inquiries or complaints regarding our compliance with the Safe Harbor program and Privacy Shield principles to the point of contact listed in the “Contact Us” section below. If we do not resolve your complaint, you may submit your complaint free of charge to JAMS. Under certain conditions specified by the Privacy Shield principles, you may also be able to invoke binding arbitration to resolve your complaint. We are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the Federal Trade Commission. If we share E.U. Data with a third-party service provider that processes the data solely on our behalf, then we will be liable for that third party’s processing of E.U. Data in violation of the Privacy Shield principles, unless we can prove that we are not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage. 

CHANGES

	35	37 We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will let you know by revising the date at the top of the policy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to r/announcements, the front page of the Services or sending you a notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access or use our Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy. If you continue to use our Services after Privacy Policy changes go into effect, you consent to the revised policy. 

CONTACT US

	36	38 If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email legal@reddit.com.

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