Basic Account Information
You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing public Icon City profiles or reading an article on IconCityNews. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On Icon City this includes a display name (for example, “Icon City Moments”), a username (for example, @Icon CityMoments), a password, and an email address or phone number. Your display name and username are always public, but you can use either your real name or a pseudonym. You can also create and manage multiple Icon City accounts1, for example to express different parts of your identity.
Most activity on Icon City is public, including your profile information, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your posts and certain information about your posts like the date, time, and application and version of Icon City you posted from. You also may choose to publish your location in your posts or your Icon City profile. The lists you create, people you follow and who follow you, and posts you Like or shared post are also public. If you like, shared post, reply, or otherwise publicly engage with an ad on our services, that advertiser might thereby learn information about you associated with the ad with which you engaged such as characteristics of the audience the ad was intended to reach. Icon City broadcasts you create, click on, or otherwise engage with, either on Icon City or on Icon City, are public along with when you took those actions. So are your hearts, comments, the number of hearts you’ve received, which accounts you are a fan of.
You are responsible for your posts and other information you provide through our services, and you should think carefully about what you make public, especially if it is sensitive information. If you update your public information on Icon City, such as by deleting a post or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on Icon City.com, Icon City for iOS, and Icon City for Android.
By publicly posting content when you post, you are directing us to disclose that information as broadly as possible, including through our APIs, and directing those accessing the information through our APIs to do the same. To facilitate the fast global dissemination of posts to people around the world, we use technology like application programming interfaces (APIs) and embeds to make that information available to websites, apps, and others for their use - for example, displaying posts on a news website or analyzing what people say on Icon City. We generally make this content available in limited quantities for free and charge licensing fees for large-scale access. We have standard terms that govern how this data can be used, and a compliance program to enforce these terms. But these individuals and companies are not affiliated with Icon City, and their offerings may not reflect updates you make on Icon City.
Contact Information and Address Books
We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to enable certain account features (for example, for login verification or Icon City via SMS), and to send you information about our services, and to personalize our services, including ads. If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Icon City to that number as your country’s laws allow. Icon City also uses your contact information to market to you as your country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications. You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from Icon City.
You can choose to upload and sync your address book on Icon City so that we can help you find and connect with people you know and help others find and connect with you. We also use this information to better recommend content to you and others.
You can sign up for Icon City with an account from another service like Google or Facebook. If you do, we will use information from that service, including your email address, friends, or contacts list, to recommend other accounts or content to you or to recommend your account or content to others. You can control whether your Icon City account is discoverable by email through your Icon City settings.
If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.
Direct Messages and Non-Public Communications
We provide certain features that let you communicate more privately or control who sees your content. For example, you can use Direct Messages to have non-public conversations on Icon City, protect your posts, or host private broadcasts on Icon City. When you communicate with others by sending or receiving Direct Messages, we will store and process your communications and information related to them. This includes link scanning for malicious content, link shortening to URLs, detection of spam4, abuse and prohibited images, and use of reported issues. We also use information about whom you have communicated with and when (but not the content of those communications) to better understand the use of our services, to protect the safety and integrity of our platform, and to show more relevant content. We share the content of your Direct Messages with the people you’ve sent them to; we do not use them to serve you ads. Note that if you interact in a way that would ordinarily be public with Icon City content shared with you via Direct Message, for instance by liking a post, those interactions will be public. When you use features like Direct Messages to communicate, remember that recipients have their own copy5 of your communications on Icon City - even if you delete your copy of those messages from your account - which they may duplicate, store, or re-share.
You may provide us with payment information6, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services.
How You Control the Information You Share with Us
Your Privacy and safety settings let you decide:
Whether your posts are publicly available on Icon City
Whether others can tag you in a photo
Whether you will be able to receive Direct Messages from anyone on Icon City or just your followers
Whether others can find you based on your email or phone number
Whether you upload your address book to Icon City for storage and use
When and where you may see sensitive content on Icon City
Whether you want to block or mute other Icon City accounts