Privacy Policy of Snopes

Snopes collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

    • Advertising

      • Google AdSense and AppNexus

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Analytics

      • Google Analytics and Google Analytics with anonymized IP

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Connecting Data

      • LiveRamp

    • Contacting the User

      • Contact form

        Personal Data: email address

      • Mailing list or newsletter

        Personal Data: company name; email address; first name; last name

      • Phone contact

        Personal Data: phone number

    • Content performance and features testing (A/B testing)

      • Google Optimize

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Displaying content from external platforms

      • Google Fonts

        Personal Data: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Font Awesome and YouTube video widget without cookies

        Personal Data: Usage Data

      • Getty Images widget, Instagram widget, YouTube video widget and Vimeo video

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Handling payments

      • Amazon Payments, Apple Pay, PayPal and Stripe

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Hosting and backend infrastructure

      • Algolia and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • iubenda Consent Solution

        Personal Data: Data communicated while using the service

    • Infrastructure monitoring

      • Datadog

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Interaction with external social networks and platforms

      • PayPal button and widgets

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Internal processing tools

      • Airtable

    • Location-based interactions

      • Non-continuous geolocation

        Personal Data: geographic position

    • Managing contacts and sending messages

      • Campaign Monitor

        Personal Data: email address; first name; last name

      • Klaviyo

    • Managing support and contact requests

      • Help Scout

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Platform services and hosting

      • Shopify

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Registration and authentication

      • Auth0

        Personal Data: Cookies; email address; first name; last name; password; picture; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

    • Social features

      • Public profile

        Personal Data: company name; country; email address; first name; geographic position; last name; picture; profession; username

    • SPAM protection

      • Google reCAPTCHA

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Tag Management

      • Google Tag Manager

        Personal Data: Usage Data

    • User database management

      • FullContact

        Personal Data: company name; date of birth; Email; first name; gender; last name; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

Further information about Personal Data

    • User identification via a universally unique identifier (UUID)

      Snopes may track Users by storing a so-called universally unique identifier (or short UUID) for analytics purposes or for storing Users' preferences. This identifier is generated upon installation of this Application, it persists between Application launches and updates, but it is lost when the User deletes the Application. A reinstall generates a new UUID.

    • The Service is not directed to children under the age of 13

      Users declare themselves to be adult according to their applicable legislation. Minors may use Snopes only with the assistance of a parent or guardian. Under no circumstance persons under the age of 13 may use Snopes.

    • Analysis and predictions based on the User’s Data (“profiling”)

      The Owner may use the Personal and Usage Data collected through Snopes to create or update User profiles. This type of Data processing allows the Owner to evaluate User choices, preferences and behaviour for the purposes outlined in the respective section of this document.
      User profiles can also be created through the use of automated tools like algorithms, which can also be provided by third parties. To find out more about the profiling activities performed, Users can check the relevant sections of this document.
      The User always has a right to object to this kind of profiling activity. To find out more about the User's rights and how to exercise them, the User is invited to consult the section of this document outlining the rights of the User.

    • Selling goods and services online

      The Personal Data collected are used to provide the User with services or to sell goods, including payment and possible delivery.
      The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by Snopes depends on the payment system used.

Contact information

    • Owner and Data Controller

      Snopes Media Group, Inc.
      864 Grand Ave #256
      San Diego, CA 92109

      Owner contact email: operations@snopes.com