Three Strand Productions (DBA, We Speak) owns and operates the social media platform, “We Speak.” The Company is registered and licensed at the Secretary of State’s office in the State of Washington (604385028).
We Speak was established, in part, in reaction to the privacy issues you read or hear about every day, in regards to other social media platforms. So many of us have come to depend on them for not only connecting with friends and family, but also as the source of our daily news, opinion pieces, and other information that was once primarily delivered to us by newspapers, magazines, radio, and television.
Three Strand Productions (We Speak) is dedicated to creating and maintaining a level of respect and honor for your privacy that we were appalled to see in the decline across the internet. We hope to raise that bar, and with integrity, create a platform that puts the people first, not the selling value of their data.
Respecting and honoring your privacy begins with offering you (the user) a clear statement regarding the kinds of information We Speak collects as part of our interaction with you. All data collected has a purpose, and we intend to use it cautiously and with our users best interest in mind:
First, We Speak is based on the kind of proprietary platform without which no social media outlet can operate. A platform is a software tool used to write applications and run them. The platform includes software tools, compilers, class libraries, utilities, and everything else needed to develop the applications necessary to provide our service, as well as a runtime engine for executing the applications. Virtually nothing on the internet can exist without the use of a platform similar to ours.
We Speak, and every other social media platform in existence relies on information collected as you utilize our site to fine-tune our platform to ensure we offer the best platform in the world for your use. If we did not collect that information, the site would become useless to you in a matter of weeks. We collect and track information to improve our site; we do not collect or track information for the purpose of selling that information, we are nearly unique in that respect; as you’ve read in the news, many if not most social media sites profit significantly through the selling of your information. We collect your information to keep you safe, to bring to you what you want to see and experience. We put community first and work hard to try and instill that into everything we make.
If for any reason, our policy regarding the sale of information must change due to either regulatory or operational needs, you will be informed of the change. You will be given the option to opt-out of your participation in the We Speak community.
The only exception to our notification protocol would be a legally delivered request from law enforcement requiring us to turn over information as a matter of law, other lawfully binding legal actions, or a properly prepared and delivered warrant.
A policy change by We Speak;
The purchase of either the company or the platform;
A merger with another company;
Upgrades and updates to the We Speak platform;
Other actions impacting the interaction between We Speak and its users.
Second, robust protection of your privacy begins with YOU. Nothing anyone has ever posted to a social media outlet on the internet is ever truly private. If it can be seen on a screen, it can be copied, using three or four keystrokes, and used for the purposes, for better or worse, of whoever took the screenshot. Remember, there is nothing you put on the web, even if people say it will disappear, that can’t be captured and saved. To be safe, refrain from putting anything out there you would not want to stand behind at a later date. To repeat, don’t put embarrassing things on the web! They will always find a way back to you.
Your content as posted on We Speak is for your use, and/or how you share content is up to you; it’s your responsibility to decide how to share that content.
“We,” “The Platform,” “Us,” in communications regarding We Speak, all refer to the people who own and operate We Speak and the We Speak platform;
“Third Party,” or parties refers to anyone, not part of the We Speak team or any platform not managed and operated by We Speak;
“Cookies,” are a software device placed on a site so that a website can remember something about you at a future time;
“Third-party Cookies,” are cookies placed on a user’s hard disk by a Web site domain other than the site the user is directly visiting;
“Warrant or Warrants,” are legal documents legally issued by a court or government official authorizing the police, or some other body, to make an arrest, search premises, or carry out some other action relating to the administration of justice;
“Platform or Platforms” are software tools used to write applications and run them. The platform includes software tools, compilers, class libraries, utilities, and everything else needed to develop the applications necessary to provide our service, as well as a runtime engine for executing the applications.