Yiffit.net is a service that allows you to send and receive social content such as text posts, links, images, comments, direct messages etc. as well as sending and receiving social interactions such as upvotes, downvotes, bookmarks, etc. to and from users across the internet.
Yiffit.net’s software, known as Lemmy, works by creating for each of its users both an inbox and outbox with which they can receive and send social content over the internet.
Users can receive content from both other Yiffit.net users and communities (local) as well as users and communities from across the internet (remote). Content from this inbox is then displayed in form of a “feed” or “timeline”, representing a list of content such as posts and comments which the user has subscribed to or might find interesting.
When creating new content or performing an action that interacts with existing content or users, Yiffit.net’s server will place this interaction in the user’s outbox and immediately deliver it on the user’s behalf to all known (by the Yiffit.net server) users and communities across the internet as part of the process of communicating these social interactions and being able to offer a social network experience.
When a remote user, community or server requests information about social content hosted on Yiffit.net (for example, when trying to access the user’s profile), Yiffit.net will also send on behalf of the user a list of social interactions that are part of the user’s public profile.
In summary: in order to be able to provide a social network experience with users who are not members of Yiffit.net, the user authorizes Yiffit.net to request content and send content on the user’s behalf to and from other users, communities and servers across the internet. Yiffit.net acts thus as a messaging system to receive and send social content and interactions to and from across the internet and then display them on screen in a coherent way that allows the user to read the content and interact with it.
Sending and receiving social content and interactions to and from other users on the internet is similar to email. Yiffit.net does not control, own or have access to the inbox of remote users, communities and servers.
By using the website Yiffit.net the user understands and accepts that the content of any interaction such as messages, posts, upvotes, downvotes, bookmarks, etc… is immediately sent and delivered across the internet. As such, the user understands and accepts that any content and interaction is inherently public and that it is not possible to guarantee the removal or deletion of any copies of such interactions that were delivered to remote users, communities and servers across the internet.
Yiffit.net never shares or sends personal identifiable information such as IP addresses, email addresses or browsing meta-data. Yiffit.net will only send on behalf of the user interactions that they have performed on the site as well as public details that make up the user’s social profile such as username, profile description, profile photo, profile banner, etc.
Since the nature of the social interactions on Yiffit.net is public, we recommend users to choose a username that will not publicly identify them unless they willingly decide to do so and understand that any interactions on the site may be public, as well as the fact that Yiffit.net has no ability to control or remove data from the inbox of remote servers after such an interaction has been sent out. We can only request that remote servers delete or hide content that has already been received by them, but we have no ability to enforce its removal.
It is worth noting that “direct messages” to other users are only sent to the server where the other user has their inbox. If the recipient of a direct message is a Yiffit.net user, then that message will NOT be broadcast or sent across the internet. When direct messages are sent to non-yiffit.net users, then they are sent in an encrypted and secure manner with the use of TLS certificates. However, it’s worth noting that once they have arrived at their destination, direct messages are not stored in an encrypted manner in the database and that any person managing the server where the remote inbox is located could potentially have access to their message. So called Direct Messages are an exception to most if not all other social interactions on Yiffit.net which are almost always public in nature, and even Direct Messages shoud not be used to convey critically sensitive information due to the risk of being read by malicious remote server administrators.
It is also worth noting that Yiffit.net will not send out images to remote servers. Images are hosted by Yiffit.net and will have to be requested to our server for them to be displayed to remote users. However, we do not have the ability to guarantee that remote servers or users will not cache them or save a copy.
The user accepts and agrees not to hold Yiffit.net, its administrators, moderators and users liable for any damages, negative consequences, impact to their reputation, financial losses, etc. that derive from Yiffit.net fulfilling its role and task as a service to receive, deliver and publicly broadcast the social content and interactions that the user does when using the social platform offered by Yiffit.net
The user also understands and accepts that due to the way the software Yiffit.net uses works (lemmy), that currently any messages the user deletes are still visible by administrators and community moderators (only the community they were sent in), whether local or remote. We do not like this behavior for deleted messages and will work in the following months to implement features that allow users to delete messages and broadcast a request to other servers to also delete this content, not just hide it from users.
Currently we recommend our users to edit their message before deleting them. Lemmy does not keep version history and this should ensure that content is removed by replacing it with any other arbitrary content (or leaving it blank) as long as remote servers accept the user’s request to alter the content, to hide it from users, to not keep a version history or to delete it from its database. Yiffit.net can not guarantee that remote users, communities or servers will comply with such requests and we recommend our users treat everything they write or do on this platform as irreversibly public. Please consider our recommendation to use an alias as a username to protect your privacy.
Yiffit.net is a non-commercial personal project. By using Yiffit.net the user accepts and understands that there are no guarantees of availability and that the administrator of Yiffit.net may not be held liable for any negative consequences suffered if the site stops working, were to disappear completely, any loss of data and/or bugs in the software that Yiffit.net uses to provide this voluntary and private service. That said, we will do our best to keep the uptime as high as possible. In the case of permanent service closure we aim to announce it with at least 3 months of anticipation.
We are committed to the utmost care in regards to personal identifying information, ensuring that we never share or disclose such information to unauthorized third parties. Please find below a list of persons or companies who are authorized to hold, transfer or work with your data in order to be able to make Yiffit.net work.
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