We want you to understand the types of information we collect as you use our services

Things you create or provide to us

When you create an account, you provide us with personal information that may include your name and a password. Even if you aren’t signed in to your account, you might choose to provide us with information — like an email address to make comments, and receive updates about our services.

We also collect the content you create, upload, or receive from others when using our services. This includes things like photos and videos you upload and comments you make on Disqus.

Information we collect as you use our services

Wondering how we fares when it comes to privacy and GDPR rules? Good news: We does not use any tracking cookies of any kind. But we may collect data to help improve our services, including but not limited to:

Your activity

We collect information about your activity in our services, which we use to do things like analytics. The activity information we collect may include:

  • Page view times
  • Pages you view
  • Terms you search for
  • Other activities

Your location information

We collect information about your location when you use our services, which helps us offer better user experience.

We only determine your location by your IP address.


We use data to build better services

We use the information we collect from all our services for the following purposes:

Provide our services

We use your information to deliver our services, like processing the terms you search for in order to return results that are most relevent to you.

Maintain & improve our services

We also use your information to ensure our services are working as intended, such as tracking outages or troubleshooting issues that you report to us. And we use your information to make improvements to our services — for example, understanding which pages are most viewed to create better contents.

Measure performance

We use data for analytics and measurement to understand how our services are used. For example, we analyze data about your visits to our sites to do things like optimize product design. We use a variety of tools to do this, including Google Analytics and other services.

Communicate with you

We use information we collect, like your email address, to interact with you directly. For example, we may reply you with questions or suggenstions you send to us. Or we may let you know about upcoming changes or improvements to our services. And if you contact us, we’ll keep a record of your request in order to help solve any issues you might be facing.


Managing, reviewing, and updating your information

Privacy controls

You can control how newsletters are delivered. For example, you can click the unsubscribe link in the email or ask us directly if you need us to unsubscribe you from our newsletters.

Ways to review & update your information

User Portal
Manage your contact information, such as your name, email, and phone number.

Go to User Portal

Exporting, removing & deleting your information

You can export a copy of content in your account if you want to back it up or use it with other services.

You can also request to remove content from specific Google services based on applicable law.

To delete your information, you can:

  • Delete your content
  • Delete specific information
  • Delete your entire account

There are other ways to control the information we collects whether or not you’re signed in to your account, including:

  • Browser settings: For example, you can configure your browser to indicate when we has set a cookie in your browser. You can also configure your browser to block all cookies from a specific domain or all domains. But remember while we do not use cookies for tracking to identification purposes, our services rely on cookies to function properly, for things like remembering your language preferences.
  • Device-level settings: Your device may have controls that determine what information we collect. For example, you can modify location settings on your iOS or Android device.


When you share your information

Many of our services let you share information with other people, and you have control over how you share. For example, you can share contents you create on YouTube publicly or you can decide to keep your videos private. Remember, when you share information publicly, your content may become accessible through search engines, including Google Search.

When you’re signed in and interact with some of our services, like leaving comments on an article, your name and photo appear next to your activity.

When Mixi shares your information

We do not share your personal information with companies, organizations, or individuals outside of Mixi except in the following cases:

We’ll share personal information outside of Mixi when we have your consent. We’ll ask for your explicit consent to share any sensitive personal information.

We will share personal information outside of Mixi if we have a good-faith belief that access, use, preservation, or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • Meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request. We share information about the number and type of requests we receive from governments in our Transparency Report.
  • Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
  • Protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Mixi, our users, or the public as required or permitted by law.

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners — like publishers, advertisers, developers, or rights holders. For example, we share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services. We also allow specific partners to collect information from your browser or device for advertising and measurement purposes using their own cookies or similar technologies.


You can export a copy of your information or delete it from your account at any time

You can export a copy of content in your account if you want to back it up or use it with other services.

To delete your information, you can:

  • Delete your content
  • Delete specific information
  • Delete your entire account


When this policy applies

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered by Mixi and its affiliates, and services offered on third-party sites. This Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy doesn’t apply to:

  • The information practices of other companies and organizations that advertise our services
  • Services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may include our services, be displayed to you in search results, or be linked from our services

Changes to this policy

We change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We always indicate the date the last changes were published and we offer access to archived versions for your review. If changes are significant, we’ll provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes).