The internet has been in a uproar over the last week with regards to Facebook’s latest changes to the privacy settings (read more about it here and here). When a company as large as Facebook makes such a dramatic change, it causes to a major ripple effect in the industry. We wanted to address this as it applies to Kidmondo.
One of the reasons we founded Kidmondo was that we really couldn’t find a compelling way to chronicle and share news about our kids with family and friends in a safe environment. The privacy of our child’s information is of the utmost importance to us. In fact, that is one of the reasons we do not offer a ‘public’ journal. All our journals are secure and password protected and a user must be invited by the parent to see their child’s journal.
This is a key feature of our service and one we do not intend to change going forward. We realize that when you sign up for a service –especially a service like ours– there is a leap of faith in terms of trust. We just wanted to reiterate that we take your privacy very seriously and that your child’s data is your own. We are only a temporary caretaker. Be safe.