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Privacy statement for Twingio

Last updated January 16, 2016

This statement describes how Nudge Press LLC, which owns and operates the Twingio service, gathers, stores, uses, and removes your data. By accessing or otherwise using Twingio, you agree that we will handle your info in the ways described here.


In general, we will use your identifiable information only to provide and improve the Twingio service, assess the security of Twingio, and communicate with you.

We won't share, sell, or rent your identifiable information to others, except as you explicitly approve through our site. We may make de-identified data available to researchers, such as sensation records, statistics, and appearance preferences.

Data you provide

When you create a record of sensation, you may provide info including the type of sensation, the body region(s) that feel that way, the intensity of the feeling, and a text note add. That data is stored in a database, separately from data that identifies you. If you decide to delete your account, you can choose to delete all your records from the database, or to allow us to keep the record and remove your identifying information, so that the de-identified record may be made available to researchers and no longer be linked to you.

To make your poppet personal to you, you choose your poppet's body shape, skin color, hairstyle, hair color, and other appearance preferences from the available options. You may also choose to add statistical information about yourself, such as the region you live in, the gender you identify as, the age you report, or the names of diagnoses relevant to your use of Twingio. You provide this statistical information to enable potential future researchers to see statistical patterns across de-identified data.

To sign up, you provide a name, email address, and password. Your name and email may be used to send you communications directly, about topics such as new features or events, and about topics such as site security or account status. If you prefer not to get email messages, follow the instructions in the email to tell us that preference.

Together, your email and password help keep your info safer online. Your password is encoded before it's transmitted to our database, where your name and email are also stored. When you delete your account, your name, email, and encoded password are overwritten in the database, so that nobody can sign in as you anymore, nor associate your preferences or statistical information with you. Each time you sign in, your sign-in activity is logged in the database, as a data source we can use to troubleshoot future sign-in or security issues.

So far, there are only a few ways to make changes to your information in Twingio. You may make changes to your appearance preferences at any time. For data that doesn't have a way to be changed, like individual records, you may remove that data by deleting your account, then creating a new one with the correct data.

Twingio is unfinished, beta software. Feedback you provide, either by email or by using the feedback tool inside Twingio, may be shared to make improvements inside Nudge Press LLC and with our partners. Feedback may be identifiable as coming from you, and you may be contacted about feedback you provide.

Anonymous data

We use Google Analytics for passive, anonymous data collection and analysis to understand how people are using Twingio, to improve Twingio, to provide better service, to research the market, to develop for the platforms and systems people are using, to advertise, and to target communications. We may share this anonymous, passively-collected data and its analysis of the data.

Children's use of Twingio

We will not knowingly collect any information from, or sell to, children under the age of 13 through Twingio. If you are a parent or guardian who has discovered that your under-13-year-old child is using Twingio without your permission or consent, you may close their account using their sign-in information, or we will remove their account at your request. To request the removal of your child's information, please email your concern and their sign-in information (email, name, and password) to

Data storage

We use "session cookies," temporary bits of information stored on your device that are used to, for example, remember who you are and what you're trying to do from page to page. If your browser is set to reject all cookies, then the site may not work for you as expected. Session cookies are temporary; they're usually deleted when the browser is closed or the device is turned off.

Any data you provide will be stored and processed on servers located in the United States of America. By using this site, you consent to the transfer of your information outside your country of residence to the United States of America.

We may contract with other companies to host our servers, or process or archive information for us. We require that these companies agree to privacy and security safeguards that are consistent with this privacy statement.

We use reasonable and appropriate methods to protect your data. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or method of data storage can be guaranteed 100% secure. Therefore, we can't ensure or warrant the absolute security of any information you record through Twingio.

Legal processes and requests

We reserve the right to share any collected data if there exists the good faith belief that sharing is necessary to (i) satisfy a valid legal process or (ii) to investigate or enforce violations of our rights or security.

In the unlikely event that we no longer own Twingio, the data might become someone else's data.

Updates to this privacy statement

We may change this privacy statement at any time, and without prior notice, by replacing this privacy statement with a new version. The privacy statement is accessible by choosing "Privacy" from the site's home page. If any changes to the privacy statement mean that we would gather or share more of your info than previously, we will get your consent before the new statement would apply to information gathered under the previous statement

If you have questions about privacy on Twingio, please contact us by email at