Who We Are
SkipUse is a prioritization content API that gives you the control to use the content you love and skip what you don’t. Our website address is: https://www.skipuse.com.
What Personal Data We Collect (and Why)
IP addresses are stored per each private session and are discarded after the session has expired. These are used to verify that the IP address does not change during the session.
Public requests for Access Passes store IP addresses and may be held indefinitely. These are used for blacklisting requests that are perceived to intend harm to the service.
Email addresses are used for verification of a new account, sending payment-due notices, joining account payments (One Bill Account), password recovery and sending requested usage data.
A user’s Pick, which is any combination of characters up to 255 characters long, is recommend to use as an ID to represent/hide the user’s actual data.
Pick ID Collections
This is the user’s list of Pick IDs available and are visible to all their members. These are used by members to get, create and update their own Pick data. The owner can remove all Pick IDs by adding an empty collection.
One (1) previous version of the last collection change is stored. This is for recovery of an accidentally modified collection. The owner can remove the history by adding one (1) bogus or empty collection to replace the backup.
A member’s use of the Pick ID collection is stored in a Pick, which tracks how many times it was used, the user’s categories assigned to it, and any JSON data stored to the Pick.
A member’s Pick data will be stored until one of these conditions has occurred:
- The member is deleted. Deleting a member will remove all Pick data and will it not be recoverable.
- A Pick ID has been removed from the collection and the Pick has not been used for over one (1) year.
- The owner chooses to delete all their data.
We store the data (called “Nibbles”) used by a user. For example, if a user uploads a new collection of Pick IDs, the user’s email, time and date, and portions of Nibbles used will be logged. We may also store collection names, member names, IDs, or other relevant information needed to indicate why a user was charged and for what they were charged for. Logs are stored for a period of up to three (3) years.
This is any information relevant to perform billing. Name, amount, date usage, etc. Bill logs are stored until they are no longer required for business purposes.
Member names, if provided by the user, are stored. We recommend a user consider using IDs to represent member names if there are risks to exposing those names. Members are stored until the member is deleted.
Category names are set by members for their own data. Since these are on a member-by-member basis, the names could be publicly exposed depending on the implementation. Categories are stored until the member deletes them or the member is deleted.
Security Recommendations for Developers
Pick IDs can be links or possibly malicious code. When developing, do not allow your users to directly set Pick IDs.
Pick JSON Data
A Pick may store JSON data which could possibly be exploited. Don’t allow your user’s to directly set their own JSON data.
Use caution when displaying member names for public consumption. Member names could be exposed and exploited. Use caution when allowing your member to set their own name.
Use caution when displaying member categories for public viewing. Members can have their own categories for organizing their Picks.
Since the Pick ID collection is shared among all members and public Access Passes, don’t allow your members to add or modify Pick IDs to your collection or change the collection name.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
IP Address, Analytics & Cookies
When you request our website from our hosting servers by clicking a link or typing the address into your address bar, we are collecting your IP address, which we share with our hosting company, SiteGround.
As of February 17, 2021, we removed any plugins we used to track visits to our site. We respect your privacy and want you to visit our site without being tracked, followed or spied upon.
Prior to February 17, 2021, however, we did use a Google Analytics plugin to track site visits, which may have inserted up to two cookies in your browser to help us track how long you stay on the site and whether you return in a 30-day period.
Who We Share Your Data With
We currently do not share your data with anyone. We do not have a newsletter service nor do we use a third-party email service.
In the next development cycle, we will include a third-party payment gateway called Stripe. Stripe will be our Credit Card Payment Processor, and we will transmit personal data to Stripe as is necessary to process payments. This information includes full credit card numbers, expiration dates, security codes and the name on the card. Stripe retains this data for as long as is legally required. You can find more information about how Stripe processes your data in Stripe’s Guide to GDPR.
How Long We Retain Your Data
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What Rights You Have Over Your Data
If you believe we have collected information about you, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where We Send Your Data
All our website data is automatically backed up on our hosting server. Those backups are purged regularly.
We never share your data with any unauthorized third parties. Our website does not receive any personal data from any third parties. We do not make any automated decisions or do any profiling with any of the data we collect.
SkipUse follows all industry best practices to protect your data and will report any data breach to users within 72 hours of discovering the breach in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Copyrights and Trademarks
A. The SkipUse logo and the tagline “Use what you love. Skip what you don’t.” are trademarks or service marks of SkipUse.
B. All materials contained on this website are copyright November 1, 2018-present, SkipUse. All rights reserved.
C. No person is authorized to use, copy or distribute any portion the website, including related graphics.
D. SkipUse and other trademarks and/or service marks (including logos and designs) found on this website are trademarks/service marks that identify SkipUse and the goods and/or services provided by SkipUse. Such marks may not be used under any circumstances without the prior written authorization of SkipUse.
Links to Third-Party Website
SkipUse may provide hyperlinks to third-party websites as a convenience to users of this website. SkipUse does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the contents of any linked-to, third-party websites or any hyperlink in a linked-to website. SkipUse does not endorse, recommend or approve any third-party website hyperlinked from this website. SkipUse will have no liability to any entity for the content or use of the content available through such hyperlink.
No Representations or Warranties & Limitations on Liability
The information and materials on this website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the information on this website. SkipUse makes no representations or warranties with respect to any information, materials or graphics on this website, all of which are provided on a strictly “as is” basis. Under no circumstances shall the site owner or publisher be liable under any theory or recovery, at law or in equity, for any damages arising out of or in any manner connected with the use of information or services from this website.