"Echowaves" is a different kind of a company. As such, this manifesto is also very different from any "privacy statements" you may have seen before.
There are 3 guiding principles we build the company upon.
Our privacy practices directly derive from these principles (see below):
The more complex the app gets, the easier it becomes for the business to manipulate the users behavior and the data they provide. We believe that "Less is More".
It's achieved by never asking a user for personal identifiable information. There is no data -- there is nothing to leak.
User are able to upload images and post messages that are visible to other users. The other users are always given a way in the application to report objectionable or abusive content. Abusive behavior will not be tolerated -- the abusers will be banned from the system.
Complete transparency (product)
To make a software product useful and interesting for the users, it does need to have access to data. The user generated content data we collect -- is public. Everyone can see, delete, or report abusive behavior -- there are no special roles and permissions, every one is equal. We do not moderate any of the content the users post -- we believe in the power of the community to do the right thing. If anyone finds some content to be offensive, they can simply delete it, which will also improve the quality of the data for everyone else.
Complete transparency (company)
How do you know, we are not lying to you? Simple -- every line of code we write is published to the OpenSource repository in GitHub. Check it out: https://github.com/echowaves