Junkipedia Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 7, 2020

The Privacy Policy explains how Junkipedia acquires, uses, and shares information, and what decisions the user can make when it concerns their information.

Privacy Policy Applicability

This Privacy Policy only applies to Junkipedia; it does not apply to software or third party applications that Junkipedia integrates.

Information Junkipedia Collects and Shares

Junkipedia receives the following user data when you sign up to use it: your company name, your full legal name, your phone number, and a verified email address. We will not provide this information to third parties and will not use your company or name in any marketing statements without asking you for your permission first.

Whenever you ask us a support or help question, we will keep the email address and correspondence in case we need to refer to them in the future. If you volunteer any information through focus groups or surveys, we keep that information until it no longer makes sense for us to do so.

We will only share your information in the following circumstances:

  1. To provide, modify, and update the services you have signed up to use, including making that information available to other organizations that are part of your network.
  2. To send communications and emails to you.
  3. To prevent, take action, or investigate fraud, illegal activities, or threats to commit physical harm to an individual.
  4. To investigate any violation of Junkipedia’s Terms of Service.
  5. When required by law.
  6. When the user consents for Junkipedia to share his or her information with third parties.

California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”)

CCPA affords Californian users certain privacy rights. This section gives Californian users the details they need surrounding the personal information Junkipedia collects about them.

To understand the personal information Junkipedia has collected, including the categories of personal data, and shares, see “Information Junkipedia Collects and Shares” above. We do not sell the data we collect.

The CCPA gives users from California the right to delete personal data, opt out of data “sales,” acquire details about the categories of personal data we collect, and never be discriminated against when trying to exercise these rights, though this is all subject to limitations.

To make a request with respect to the rights listed in the CCPA, Californian users, or authorized agents they designate, can email Junkipedia at help@junkipedia.org. Once we receive such a request, we will verify it using the information on the user’s account. In certain circumstances, we may even require government identification.

General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)

GDPR is a data privacy and protection law for those residing within the European Union and the European Economic Area. Junkipedia complies with GDPR and the rights it offers users with regards to the personal information we collect on users on our website, except when applicable law limits it. Your rights include the rights to access, erasure, correction, complain, object, restrict processing, and portability. You also have the limited right of not being party to decision-making that is automated.

Should you have any questions or require assistance on these rights, you can contact Junkipedia at help@junkipedia.org.

Third Party Processors and Partners

We may occasionally use third party processors that process a user’s personal information in order to support Junkipedia. You can find the list of subprocessors we use here:

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Twilio
  • YouTube

Junkipedia uses YouTube API Services to provide certain functionality related to YouTube. Usage of these features is in accordance with the Google Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement

The only time Junkipedia will ever provide your data to law enforcement is through a court order that requires us to. If this happens, then we will inform the user when there is such a request unless we are not legally allowed to inform the user.


Junkipedia encrypts all of the data that leaves its servers and goes to the user’s browser through SSL/TLS. We also encrypt all of the backups of our database. We do not encrypt data when it is active on our database. However, we take great care to ensure your data is secure when it is at rest.

Data Deletion

When the user terminates their account, Junkipedia will make sure that none of its servers stores the data after 60 days. Further, any data the user removes on his or her account while he or she is still using it will be removed within the same number of days.

Location of Website and Data

Junkipedia is based in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, any data that you provide to Junkipedia will come to the United States. By using Junkipedia, you are agreeing to this transfer of your data to the United States.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Junkipedia may make changes to its privacy policy every so often. You will see the “Last updated” date at the top of this page. If we make any significant changes, then we will notify our users by emailing them or by creating a visible notice on the website. At any time, the user can access, modify, or delete any personal information we have about him or her by contacting the Junkipedia support team at help@junkipedia.org.

Contacting Junkipedia

If you have any questions on our privacy policy or practices, or desire to exercise your rights as defined in statutes, please reach out to us. The Junkipedia team will reply within the appropriate timeframe. You can email us at help@junkipedia.org or mail us at the following address:

1920 L Street, NW Suite 450 Washington, DC 20036

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