4. Sharing of Your Information
We work with third-party partners who help us provide and improve our Products which makes it possible to operate our companies and provide free services to people around the world. We do not sell any of your information to anyone. We also impose strict restrictions on how our partners can use and disclose the data we provide. Here are the types of third parties we share information with:
a) Partners offering goods and services in our Products
When you subscribe to receive premium content, or buy something from a Partner in our Products, the content creator or partner can receive your public information and other information you share with them, as well as the information needed to complete the transaction, including shipping and contact details.
b) Merchants and service providers
We provide information and content to vendors and service providers who support our business, such as by providing technical infrastructure services, analyzing how our Products are used, providing customer service, facilitating payments or conducting surveys.
c) Researchers and academics
We also provide information and content to research partners and academics to conduct research that advances innovation that support our business or mission, and enhances discovery and innovation on topics of general social welfare, technological advancement, public interest, health and well-being.
d) Law enforcement or legal requests
We share information with law enforcement or in response to legal requests in the circumstances outline below