Hi there! I’m Andrew, and I’m in charge of customer WOW here at Vizify. Like many people, I get a little nervous when a new service wants all sorts of permissions to access my social media profiles. I have a lot of sensitive information in there, and I don’t want just anyone to get their hands on it.
First and foremost, Vizify does NOT sell any customer information to third parties. We think your privacy is important, and we take it seriously! We’re committed to making you look awesome online, and there is nothing awesome about sorting through email spam. This post goes over what permissions Vizify asks for on our services, and why we ask for them.
The Short Version
Vizify wants to make you look great online. In order to do that, we need some information about you. We find your work history, educational history, places you’ve lived, photos you’ve taken, and tweets you’ve tweeted, and use those to create an awesome personalized bio in a matter of moments. If Vizify grabs anything you’d rather keep private, you can always edit/remove/customize it any time you want!
Vizify also wants you to be able to share how awesome you look online. We want to give you the power to post links to your Facebook wall, or tweet about your new Bio on Twitter. Vizify will never ever post anything without you explicitly pushing a “Share” button. That’d be rude!
The Nitty-Gritty Stuff
Your Profile Overview
Vizify needs access to your profile overview to access basic information about you. We need your name, so we can put it at the top of the page, your photo, so that you’re not just some faceless avatar, and your current positions so that we can make a “Career” page for you.
Your Full Profile
Vizify wants to create a rich, full overview of our users. We’ll use your full profile to flesh out your “Career” page with previous jobs, and populate an “Education” page as well. We’ll also use information for your profile to create a “Locations” page showing places you’ve lived.
The Scary one. Vizify will never post anything you don’t want us to. Anytime you create an awesome page on your Vizify Bio, and want to share it with your Linked-In connections, you can do so using our built in “Share” button at the top-right of the screen. A window will pop up, you’ll be able to customize the message, and post to Linked-In. You’ll always have the opportunity to customize what you post, and you’ll always be the one in the drivers seat.
Read Tweets from your timeline
One of the coolest features from Vizify is the “Words” page of your bio. The words page shows the things your tweet about most often on twitter. In order to create that, we need to give our “Wizards” access to your tweets. We also have “Quote” pages, which pick out your most popular tweets, and make a stand alone page for them.
See who you follow, and follow new people
One of Vizify’s new and exciting products is ‘Connections' - an interactive graphic of your Twitter connections. In order to make this really cool page, we need to know who you follow! We don't suggest new people to follow, we think you're plenty good at making friends on your own!
Update your profile
Vizify gives you the option to set a link on your Twitter profile in certain cases, like when you create a #FollowMe video. We won’t set this without you telling us to do so.
Post tweets for you
As with our other social services, Vizify is never going to post something without asking. We do, though, want you to be able to share how awesome you look, and we want that to be easy- you’ll be able to share pages from your bio right from our page. Anytime you are sharing from Vizify, you’ll have the opportunity to customize and personalize your message.
Your Basic Info
When you create a Vizify profile, we want to include as much info for you as possible. We use your Facebook info to create a robust profile!
Your email address
We do want to get in touch with you… honest! Vizify does not sell your email address to third parties!
Your profile info
This is the information we use to build the meat and potatoes of your profile. We’ll use this information to create a Career Page, an Education Page, a Location page and more!
We’ll use this access to grab photos to add some personality to your Vizify profile. Vizify may grab photos that you have marked “Friends Only” or Private, but you can change or remove these photos at any time.
Post on your behalf
Vizify will never ever ever post anything for you without you explicitly asking us to. We want you to be able to share how awesome your profile looks with everyone in your friends list, and you can with just the click of a button.
Access posts in your newsfeed
Vizify uses this info to help choose which photos we are pulling in. We want to pull in the most engaging, most popular photos and we do this by seeing how many comments and likes your photos get.
Vizify uses your FourSquare checkins to make this awesome bio page. We collate you check-ins to show off where you hang out!
Vizify uses access to your Instagram account to find awesome photos to include in your bio! We select the pictures with the most likes, comments and shares and use them to show you off online! You can also add new photo pages to your bio, or add a background image using photos you have posted on instagram.
Wrapping it All Up
While we understand how important control over social media platforms is, we hope you’ll let us help make you look awesome online with a Vizify Bio. If you have any concerns, feel free to get in touch with me at andrew(at)vizify.com