In order to sign up for a Viral9 account and use the service, we require some simple information like a name, email address and/or account authorization via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. When you enter this information, Viral9 stores it so your account may persist, and to help us keep a record of your activities on the service.
Additionally, Viral9 may request and collect financial information including tax ID or other information necessary to receive or render payment.
Occasionally Viral9 will collect certain kinds of information about how/when you use the service, like when you visit a link generated by the Viral9 service, or post an ad to a social media account. This information includes:
Viral9 may combine information we obtain from business partners or other companies, such as our social media partners, with information Viral9 has collected about you in order to serve you better or optimize the functions of the Service.
Viral9 may set and access Viral9 cookies on your computer. Viral9 uses these cookies in connection with Viral9 products and services.
This site, like many others, uses small files called cookies to help us customise your experience. Find out more about cookies and how you can control them.
This page contains information on what cookies are, the cookies used by the WittyFeed’s website, how to switch cookies off in your browser, how to specifically switch off advertising cookies, and some useful links for further reading on the subject.
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Safari) on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store things like user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a ‘memory’ for the website, so that it can recognise you when you come back and respond appropriately.
A visit to a page on the Guardian’s website may generate the following types of cookie:
Every time someone visits our website, software provided by another organisation generates an “anonymous analytics cookie”. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before. Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don’t, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. Unless you are signed in to the WittyFeed, we cannot use these cookies to identify individuals. We use them to gather statistics, for example, the number of visits to a page. If you are logged in, we will also know the details you gave to us for this, such as your username and email address.
These cookies are used by software which tries to work out what country you are in from the information supplied by your browser when you click on a web page. This cookie is completely anonymous, and we only use it to help target our content – such as whether you see our UK or US home page – and advertising.
These cookies allow us to know whether or not you’ve seen an advert or a type of advert, and how long it is since you’ve seen it.
We also set anonymous cookies on certain other sites that we advertise on. If you receive one of those cookies, we may then use it to identify you as having visited that site if you later visit the WittyFeed. We can then target our advertising based on this information.
A lot of the advertisements you see on the WittyFeed are provided by other organisations. Some of these organisations use their own anonymous cookies to track how many people have seen a particular ad, or to track how many people have seen it more than once.
The companies that generate these cookies have their own privacy policies, and we have no access to read or write these cookies. These organizations may use their cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to the Wittyfeed.
On some pages of our website, other organisations may also set their own anonymous cookies. They do this to track the success of their application, or to customise the application for you. Because of how cookies work, our website cannot access these cookies, nor can the other organisation access the data in cookies we use on our website.
For example, when you share an article using a social-media sharing button (for example, Facebook) on the WittyFeed, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website. However, we cannot tell if you are signed in without using cookies, so you would not be able to post comments.
All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the Options or Preferences menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can use the Help option in your browser for more details.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS.
If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site.
You can also visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information:Network Advertising Initative
They have provided a site where you can control all third-party online advertising. Please note that there are many more networks listed on this site than those that we use at WittyFeed.
If you would like to find out more about cookies and their use on the Internet, you may find the following links useful:
Microsoft Cookies guide
All About Cookies
The IAB has provided the following website to give information specifically about privacy issues around Internet advertising:
For further legal information about privacy issues, you may find these links useful:
Data Protection Act 1998
The Information Commissioner’s Office
It’s important to define the roles played by you and any 3rd party with whom you rely on to process EU personal data:
Keep record of the following :
GDPR requires data controllers to execute data processing agreements (DPAs) with each of its processors. Processors are obligated to put DPAs in place with sub-processors that will be further processing the controller’s data.
In a DPA, data processors commit to:
Publishers and app developers outside of the EU must also have an approved mechanism for transmitting any EU personal data outside of the EU. For many, Privacy Shield certification will be the simplest method to implement.
The contents of any item that you post directly to the Site, including any text, images, photos, videos and audio, are stored and maintained on our servers in order to publish these items and provide the Service. Your submitted content will be associated with your account.
We limit access to personal information about you to employees or third-party agents who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.
This Policy only applies to the Viral9 website and services. We do not exercise control over the sites that our service links to. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and Viral9 shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.
Financial information, including PayPal addresses, Payoneer addresses, credit card details and other financial information is stored using industry-standard security by Viral9 and will not be shared with third parties except where such parties are necessary to process payment.
Viral9 is not intended for use by children. Anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted to use the Service and must not attempt to register an account or submit personal information to the Service. We do not knowingly collect any personal information from any person under the age of 13 or allow them to register an account. If Viral9 learns it has unknowingly collected this information it is deleted as soon as possible. If you have reason to believe Viral9 has collected this data or are a parent or legal guardian who is concerned their child or ward has accessed the service, please contact us by email at help (at) postintelligence.ai