Digg Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of your information. In connection with your use of Digg, we receive information about you from various sources, including: (i) through your Digg user account; (ii) your use of Digg generally; and (iii) from third-party websites and services. When you use Digg, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, transmission, disclosure, and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of your information (also referred to as “Personal Data“) we gather when you are using or accessing Digg, as well as the treatment of any Personal Data that our business partners share with us or that we share with our business partners.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including but not limited to any third-party websites, content sources, services, and applications ("Third Party Services") that you choose to access through Digg, or to individuals that we do not manage or employ; basically: our Privacy Policy applies to the things we control, and others' privacy policies apply to the things they control.

While we endeavor to facilitate access only to Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we can't, and don't, take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access via Digg.

Information Collected by Digg

The information we gather enables us to operate, personalize, and improve Digg. When you access some components of Digg, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Data. We collect the following types of information from our users.

Information You Provide

We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the Services. This includes:

Information

You don't need an account to use Digg. If you create an account or log in using a using a Single Sign-On (SSO) feature (such as Twitter or Google), you provide us with information that could be considered Personal Data, such as your username and/or your email address.

We may use your information to send you information about Digg, including without limitation, notifications regarding Digg and, with your consent, email content according to your preferences. You may subscribe and unsubscribe from these messages through the email message itself, or through your account settings. We reserve the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary, such as to respond to your requests for account recovery purposes.


Digg allows you to provide content to Digg, such as the ability to submit text, links, images, gifs, audio, and videos. We may collect and store information regarding the content you interact with, submit, or share, and associate that information with your account. We may also collect and store (i) the time and date on which the content was first interacted with, submitted, or shared and (ii) information on the channels through which the content was shared (for example, to other Digg users, Twitter followers, and/or Facebook friends).

Your Digg name, username, bio, and avatar, and your comments on Digg are always public. We share certain information about you when you choose to make other information public through the account settings page, such as your Twitter handle, your reading feeds, your top stories, Twitter, your Saved Items, and other information you elect to make public to your followers on Twitter, your friends on Facebook, and/or any other Third Party Services you use. This may include Personal Data, but only to the extent that you decide to share such information with others.

Transactional Information

If you purchase products or services from us (eg. Digg Merch), we will collect certain information from you, including your name, address, email address, phone number, and information about the product or service you are purchasing. Digg uses industry-standard payment processor services (for example, Shopify and Stripe) to handle payment information.

Other Information

You may choose to provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in Digg-sponsored activities or promotions, apply for a job, request customer support, or otherwise communicate with us.

Information Collected Automatically

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

Log and Usage Data

Generally, Digg automatically collects usage information, such as the number and frequency of users accessing Digg, Digg features and applications, and its various streams of content. 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), device settings, mobile carrier name, pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, and search terms). This information is used to facilitate the collection of data concerning your interaction with Digg (eg., what content you have clicked on).


Cookies are pieces of text that may be provided to your computer through your web browser or application when you access a website or service. Your browser stores cookies in a manner associated with each website or service you visit.

We use cookies to enable our servers to recognize your web browser or Digg application and tell us how and when you visit and use Digg through the web or through an application. Digg may also use cookies to display the most appropriate advertisements, based on your interests and activity on our sites.

Digg cookies also allow us to track when you have accessed content through Digg. Each access is tracked using a unique identifier assigned to you in one or more cookies stored by your web browser or application and associated with Digg. Digg cookies do not, by themselves, contain Personal Data, and we do not combine the general information collected through cookies with other Personal Data to tell us who you are. However, we do use cookies to identify that your web browser or application has accessed content through Digg and may associate that information with your account if you have one.

This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties. We do not control when or how third parties place cookies on your computer or device.

Pixel Tags

We may also use "pixel tags," which are small graphic files that allow us and third parties to monitor the use of Digg and collect Personal Data. A pixel tag can collect information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the tag appears; the URL of the page on which the pixel tag appears; the time (and length of time) the page containing the pixel tag was viewed; the type of browser that retrieved the pixel tag; and the identification number of any cookie previously placed by that server on your computer.

We may use pixel tags, either provided by us or by our third-party advertisers, service providers, and ad networks to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with Digg and use them in combination with our cookies to provide offers and information of interest to you. Pixel tags may also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit Digg or other websites.

Location information

We may receive and process information about your location. We may receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Digg, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive an approximate location based on your IP address.

Information Collected From Third-Party Services

Some features of Digg allow you to share content accessed through Digg to Third-Party Services, as well as your content through Third Party Services to Digg. If you choose to connect Digg to such Third-Party Services, we may collect information related to your use of those Third-Party Services, such as authentication tokens that allow us to connect to your Third-Party Service accounts. We may otherwise collect information about how you are using Digg to interact with those connected Third-Party Services. Note that Third-Party Services may have the ability to restrict the information that is provided to us.

Metrics and Analytics

We collect information about your use and access to Digg and its features and services. This information includes, but is not limited to: (i) the IP address and physical location of the devices accessing the curated content or interacting with Digg; (ii) the time and date of each access or interaction; and (iii) information about sharing of curated content or content appearing on or accessed through Digg.


We also may receive information about you, including log and usage data and cookie information, from third-party sites that integrate Digg services, including our embeds and advertising technology.

Specific Categories of Personal Information

Some US states, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia, require us to provide residents with additional information about the categories of personal information we collect and share, where we get that personal information, and how and why we use it. In the last 12 months, we collected the following categories of personal information (as those terms are defined by applicable law)

  • Identifiers (such as username and email address);
  • Commercial information (such as transaction data);
  • Financial data (such as credit card and other financial account information);
  • Internet or other network or device activity (such as unique identifiers, browsing history or other usage data);
  • Geolocation information (general location);
  • Inference data about you;
  • Physical characteristics or description (such as when you voluntarily submit a photo);
  • Or other information that identifies or can be reasonably associated with you.
How Is My Information Shared?

Digg is designed to help you share information that you or people you choose to follow locate on the web. As a result, much of the information generated through Digg is shared publicly or with third parties. All Digg content is public. We may also distribute content and feeds through an email digest to users who have elected to receive such email digests.

Information You Elect to Share

In addition to reviewing this Privacy Policy, you should also review the terms of service and privacy policies of any Third-Party Services that you access through Digg. Digg respects the privacy settings/policies that you have selected with Third-Party Services, and only shares information consistent with those privacy settings and policies. You may otherwise access Third Party Services through Digg, for example by accessing curated content. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these Third-Party Services, and you are responsible for reading and understanding those privacy policies. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on or through Digg.

Public Activity

Your activity on the Digg network is public by default and can be located by or distributed to anyone, although certain activity and information can be made private through your account settings page Individuals reading the aforementioned information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge. Therefore, we urge you to think carefully about how you configure your Digg settings, and what actions you take on Digg.

User Profile Information

User profile information, including the display name you select, the username you choose to use on Digg, avatars or images you elect to upload, and other information you enter on your profile (such as your bio), may be displayed to other users to facilitate user interaction within Digg.

Aggregate Information

We share aggregate information with our partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business. We share this type of statistical data so that our partners can understand how and how often people use Digg and their services or websites, which facilitates improving both their services and how we interface with them. In addition, these third parties may share with us non-private, aggregated or otherwise non Personal Data about you that they have independently developed or acquired.

Information Shared with Our Agents

We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our "Agents"). We may need to share your information with our Agents in order to provide products or services to you. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use your information or other information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us. You hereby consent to our sharing of your information with our Agents.

Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the transferred business assets. Moreover, if we, or substantially all of our assets associated with Digg, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of us may continue to use your Personal Data as set forth in this policy.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others

We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as it reasonably believes is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam prevention.

Information We Share With Your Consent

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information.

Data Exports and Transfers

The Digg services are hosted and operated in the United States and elsewhere by us and our authorized Third Party Services. Use of the Digg services is governed by United States law. If you are accessing our Services while you are domiciled outside of the United States, laws in the United States may differ from laws where you reside, which may include but not be limited to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). You acknowledge that the Personal Data you are providing us may be collected and stored in the United States and elsewhere and therefore consent to the transfer of information to and storage of the information outside of your domiciled country and in the United States.

If you are covered by the GDPR, please note the following: you may access, correct or update certain Personal Information as described in the Your Rights and Choices section. Please note that withdrawing your consent will not affect the legality of any processing conducted prior to your withdrawal or at any time on grounds other than consent.

Data Security Measures

Your account information is protected for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Data by selecting and protecting your passwords appropriately and limiting access to your computer and browser by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

We endeavor to protect account information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of any account information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

We store all of our information, including your IP address information, using industry-standard security techniques. Although we undertake regular security review and use industry best practices to keep your information safe, we do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information about you we store, Personal Data or otherwise.

Your Rights and Choices
  1. Account Deletion: Should you ever decide to delete your account, you may do so by visiting your account Settings page. If you terminate and delete your account, any association between your account and information stored by, or in connection with, Digg will no longer be accessible. However, given the nature of sharing using Digg, any public activity on your account prior to deletion will remain stored on our servers and will remain accessible to the public. After you submit a request to delete your account, it may take up to 90 days for our purge script to complete deletion. In order to comply with our legal obligations, we may retain data submitted by you to Digg indefinitely, even after you terminate your account.
  2. Accessing and Correcting Your Information: You can access information associated with your account by logging into the web version of Digg, or through the Digg application. You can adjust settings and privacy preferences through your account settings.
  3. Controlling Advertising and Analytics: Some analytics providers we partner with may provide specific opt-out mechanisms 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 via the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
  4. Do Not Track: Most web browsers give you the option to send a Do Not Track signal. However, there is no accepted standard for responding to this signal, so we do not take any action in response to this signal. Instead, in addition to publicly available third-party tools, we offer you the choices described in this policy to manage the collection and use of information about you.
  5. Marketing Communications: If you do not wish to receive promotional messages from Digg, you may click the unsubscribe link in any message to cease all further correspondence from Digg. Regardless of whether you decide to receive the aforementioned communications, you may occasionally receive from us email and other communication relating to your account. These emails will only be sent for important purposes, such informationa about your account, password recovery or other important communications regarding Digg services and/or features.
  6. Site Notifications: With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your browser or device, as applicable.
  7. Non-Discrimination: You also have the right not to be discriminated against (as provided for in applicable law) for exercising your rights.

To exercise any of your privacy choices, you can follow the instructions above or send us an email at [email protected]. Before we process a request from you about your personal information, we may need to verify the request via your access to your Digg account or to a verified email address associated with your Digg account.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on or within Digg or sending you an email. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy as soon as these are posted on the site

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using Digg, please send us a detailed message to: [email protected]. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

Last Updated: July 2023