1. The right to access and change the free and open source code powering the apps that you are interacting with.
2. The right to create an anonymous account and use proxy servers to connect to Minds. This is essential for ensuring you aren't tracked or spied upon.
3. The right to remix. All content is creative commons and Minds code is free and open source software.
4. The right to access all human knowledge.
5. The right to vote on Internet evolution.
6. The right to freedom of speech and the press. Everything legal in the world is legal here.
7. The right to have your voice heard. Anyone in the world can be featured.
8. The right to film, record and share your experience.
9. The right to make money from your work.
10. The right to peaceful gatherings and protests.
Welcome to the MINDS.com web site and online services. MINDS values the privacy of our members and others who visit and use the MINDS.com site (individually, "You" or collectively, "Users"). We take your privacy seriously and make it a priority to protect personally identifiable information that we obtain from and about individuals both online and off-line.
We want MINDS to be a network based on openness and sharing. We also want nothing more than to protect your universal rights to anonymity and privacy. In order to satisfy both of these elements, we allow people the freedom to create eponymous or anonymous accounts. Impersonation however is expressly prohibited on the MINDS site. Spread of private information has the ability to affect populations in dramatic ways. For this reason Minds.com is heavily encrypted and we have implemented a wide spectrum of security certificates and privacy settings to make sure everyone is as safe and secure as possible. At the end of the day though, we cannot offer a 100% guarantee that your messages won't be hacked.
Otherwise our mantra is "We have nothing to hide!" and all site data created here is licensed to the world under the Creative Commons and General Public License because we think that people have a right to such accessibility that is generally not allowed by other networks. The main purpose of the internet is to share information. This is how it grows and evolves. The internet can't exist if we don't share our data, and the truth is that it is next to impossible to use the web without sharing your tracks. Everything is streaming and being recorded somewhere, and it is up to you to keep this in your mind and share responsibly.
Information Minds Collects
Information that you give us: In order to use several of the services that we offer on MINDS, we require you to register an account. When you register for MINDS, we will ask you for a valid email address, a username, and some other basic information.
Information we get from your use of our services: We may collect information about the services that you use and how you use them, like when you visit a website that uses our advertising services or you view and interact with our ads and content. This information includes:
How MINDS uses your information
How Minds shares your information
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of MINDS unless one of the following circumstances apply:
We may share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners – like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
Several features of the site offer users the ability to set access levels for their content. It is the responsibilty to understand these options and choose the appropriate access level. When you select the ‘Public’ access level, your content will be viewable by everyone on the internet, and not just logged in users. ‘Logged in Users’ will grant access to registered MINDS users, and your content will not be viewable by the general internet. ‘Contacts’ will grant access only to those MINDS users who are on your contact list. ‘Private’ will deny access to all other users. You may also share content with particular groups that you are a member of. Please understand these different access levels before posting content on MINDS.
The MINDS Site is hosted in the United States and is intended solely for visitors located within the United States. If you nonetheless choose to use the MINDS Site from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States and by providing your personally identifiable information on the MINDS Site you consent to that transfer.
Last Modified: March 9 , 2013