paths Privacy model

  1. You own you(r) likeness, thoughts, information, content and creations that reside on Paths; and you have access at any moment to delete everything you’ve stored because it is yours and we’re not holding it hostage.

  2. You can set your account to Private so people must request access to follow your feeds, or it can be set to Public so you don't have to manage requests and it is open to others.

  3. WIPIWYG: (What Is Posted Is What You Get) Objects from friends, those you track in the feeds and Tandem Timeline are strictly chronological. They are filtered by the viewing preferences that only you control or the audience privacy settings that the given object’s content creator has applied. You can decide to hide/delete your content later.

  4. The content of your entries, comments and direct messages are exactly what you have submitted and are not modified, unless you edited it yourself.

  5. You control the privacy level of your entries as a public post or private log. 

  6. Your direct messages are encrypted, secure and private.

  7. There’s no way we’d sell your personal information to anyone. It’s secure and highly encrypted so we or anybody else couldn’t see it if we tried. We don’t scrub, scrape or scan your submissions. Your identity is safe here. We have nothing plugged into your content.

  8. Your control access to your body: Facial recognition, voice, biometric or wearable features are opt-in or opt-out, and all associated data is wiped when you opt out. We do not utilize biometrics (face, finger, voice, etc…) thus keeping unchangeable elements of your identity and existence attached to our software, database or business.

  9. You can easily completely delete your account and all data associated with it on the app.

  10. Simple: We don’t automatically control your camera or microphone. We don’t secretly utilize your Bluetooth connection; a/v control is through the operating system.

  11. Ad Cautious: Ads may one day help make Paths exist and improve. You can opt out of targeted ads which dissociates behavioral targeted ad information from your anonymous profile, then your ad messages will be more generalized, broader and more frequent. We seek ways for targeting to be worthwhile to users. You can also enjoy the Paths service with a paid ad-free subscription. We are seeking ways to give back to those who enjoy targeted ads that show them entities that they can truly benefit from.