Ask.fm has implemented processes intended to protect user information and maintain the security of data. Each account holder is assigned a unique username and password, which is required to access their account. It is your responsibility to protect the security of this login information. We have attempted to protect ask.fm's servers by locating them in areas with security procedures, use of firewalls, and by implementing other generally available security technologies. These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but no guarantee can be made that your information and data will be secure from intrusions and unauthorized release to third parties.
When you create an ask.fm account, you provide personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed publicly on the ask.fm service, including on your profile page and in search results. Ask.fm will also collect email addresses from those who contact us via email. The account information we collect is not distributed or sold to a third party. It is used primarily to communicate with you about your ask.fm account, and where needed as part of certain ask.fm features. You may update your account information at any time. Ask.fm does not collect information from anonymous users of the ask.fm service.
The ask.fm service is primarily designed to help you create a customized box and receive answers and comments. Most of the information you provide to ask.fm is information you are asking ask.fm to make public. Your questions and comments may be broadly and instantly disseminated. You should be careful about all information that will be made public by ask.fm. Use of the information by ask.fm, or other companies, organizations, or individuals who partner with ask.fm, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the content that you submit, post, transmit, or otherwise make available through the ask.fm service.
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