Plan Prediction Services
Plan Prediction Services goes to great lengths to protect your privacy. We record neither your name, nor how many times you have used our app(s) nor the planning situations that you have suggested or addressed.
What do we record?
We store your nickname, the demographic groups to which you belong and whether or not you have ever contributed any sincere judgements. We also record your sincere judgements, but always in an abstract form along the lines of “a situation with x alternative plans was addressed, and you made the following estimates of each plan's criterion scores and overall desirability”. This makes it impossible for anyone, even us, to deduce your personal attitudes towards any particular issue.
We retain your nickname so that our software can remember you. If we did not do this, the next time that you use an app it would not recognize you and so it would ask you to re-insert your demographic data, which becomes very inconvenient for frequent users.
Nicknames are used because they are unique to each person. By contrast, if we used actual names, whenever two people of the same name were remembered by the software it would not know which set of demographic groups' files should be modified in response to the current user’s judgments.
We record whether or not you have ever contributed serious judgements so that the software will keep asking you to do so until you do. This is because it is only through users' sincere judgments that the software ever learns to become more accurate.
Finally, the file which records your judgments serves as back-up information for re-building all of the group-specific, aggregated, planning-style files should any unintended software error corrupt them.
What safeguards are there?
No individual's nickname, demographic data or abstract judgments are ever divulged to a third party. Such information can only be accessed by Dr Ray Wyatt, CEO of Plan Prediction Services and, presumably, by administrators of the Norwegian server on which the files are stored in the cloud.
Dr Wyatt believes passionately in the confidentiality of data; he would never sell personal information to anyone, and he has an unblemished, research-ehtics record over decades of practice as a prominent social researcher. Also, the Norwegian server's administrators protect their users' data through their own privacy policies, see https://domainname.shop/terms#privacy .
What can you do?
If you do not want us to store your nickname, it will be instantly removed from our files if you send a request to email@example.com. Only your untraceable contributions to the amalgamated judgments files will remain, along with your now annonymous, abstracted, individual judgements. Remember, however, that the next time you use one of our apps you will have to re-nominate your nickname and your demographic groups all over again .
If you have any questions or concerns about privacy, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.