We think it strikes a good balance and respects you – our users – who make this whole thing possible. Let us know what you think.
The posts and comments you make on cathartic.co are not private. This means that, by default, they are not deleted from our servers – ever – and will still be accessible after your account is deleted. However, we only save the most recent version of comments and posts, so your previous edits, once overwritten, are no longer available.
Your messages are generally only viewable by the parties involved, but they may be accessed internally as needed for community support. Moreover, we keep a complete log of all messages sent on our service, even when both parties later delete their accounts. cathartic.co stores the masked IP addresses associated with specific articles, comments, and private messages for 1 day after they are made or sent.
Log data is certain information that is automatically collected by our systems when you visit cathartic.co, including the type of software used to access the site (browser, operating system), the address of the external or internal page that referred you, and your masked IP address. This information is recorded even if you are logged out of your account. It will be deleted from our servers after 1 day.
It takes a lot of work to keep our site running and prevent abuse, and we sometimes use your data in order to facilitate this. Your information is used internally only where necessary to provide our services.
This means that we will only share your personal data with your consent, and after letting you know what information will be shared and with whom, unless it is otherwise permitted in this policy.
We may disclose – or preserve for future disclosure – your information if we believe, after due consideration, that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, or valid legal process. If we are going to release your information, we will do our best to provide you with notice in advance via cathartic.co private messaging system unless we are prohibited by court order from doing so (e.g., an order under 18 U.S.C. § 2705(b)).
Other extraordinary circumstances may require disclosure: we may also disclose your information when we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person; to address fraud, security, or spam; or to protect our rights or property.
Cookies are small data files placed on your computer by websites you visit in order to help them remember certain information about you. At cathartic.co, we set only a cookie for tracking user authentication
cathartic.co’s website does not currently respond to a Do Not Track ("DNT") or similar signal as it awaits the results of efforts by the policy and legal community to determine the meaning of DNT and the proper way to respond. cathartic.co does not allow other parties to collect personally identifiable information from users on cathartic.co.
When you log into your account, cathartic.co will place a cookie for the sole purpose of creating this session. It contains your user id and hashed authentication information.
Most browsers include an option to clear existing cookies or reject new ones. However, if you do this, portions of the cathartic.co website may not function as intended.
cathartic.co will make every effort to secure any private information submitted to us by our users. However, no data transmission over the internet is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the absolute security of this data. You use the service at your own risk, and are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account (such as carefully maintaining the secrecy of your password).
Although we welcome users from all walks of life, cathartic.co is not aimed at children, and the United States government has put limits on our ability to accept users under a certain age through the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Individuals under the age of 13 may not create an account with us. If you believe someone 12 or younger is using our site without parental consent, please contact us.
cathartic.co welcomes questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. Please feel free to contact us.