Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters to us. In the following privacy policy we want to explain to you which information we collect and how we use it. Please familiarize yourself with it and let us know if you have any questions.

1. What personal information do we collect

There are two types of information we collect at "What's your Favorite", personal information related to your user account and other information you provide through the contents you publish on our portal.

User Account Information

There are two options to log in at "What's your Favorite". You can either create an account directly at WYF or log through social login via your Google+, GitHub or Stack Exchange account. We keep the information we collect from you to a minimum.
If you create an account directly at "What's your Favourite" you have to define a username, a password and provide us with an email address for verification. If you use social login, we require only your username and comply with the open standard for authorisation (OAuth,
In any case, we encourage you to use a username that does not contain any person-identifying information.

Published Contents by User

Users decide for themselves how much information they provide other users with. We encourage you not to disclose any person-identifying information through the contents you publish. Please also refrain from publishing any information that can be traced back to other individuals. If you find such information at our website please contact us and we will delete this information immediately.

2. How do we use your personal information?

Your personal information such as username, password and email address are only used for account verification purposes.
Apart from that, we are mainly interested in your opinion and experiences with different libraries, tools, etc. Users can vote for specific items being their favourite. This information is stored, pooled with the opinion of others and provided to visitors of the portal looking for information and experiences with specific items. Any content, however, left in the comments section is published under a specific username.

3. Cookies and other Technologies

We use cookies to store information necessary for user identification and Google Analytics Services to improve your website experience.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to evaluate the use of our site and improve the service that we provide. Information on the use of the website will be transferred and stored by Google. This information, including your IP address, will be used to compile reports about user activity for website operators and only transferred to other third parties if required by law. If you wish your activity not to be traced by Google Analytics you may set an opt-out cookie by clicking here. Google analytics terms of service can be found here.


Apart from cookies that are being used by Google Analytics, we use two other types of cookies, one for remembering your login information and one for storing your current session activity. The cookie for login information is activated when using the “remember me” function of your browser. Using this cookie you won´t have to login again when you visit our homepage. The session cookie is storing the current status of your current website activity. This way you can continue your current activity from where you left it, even if the website has to be reloaded in between.

4. Disclosure to Third Parties

Apart from the previous mentioned third party disclosures (see Google Analytics and OAuth), we do not disclose any personal information to third parties if not required by law.

5. How we protect your personal information

Regular security checks and up-to date server technologies are being used to protect your personal data against unauthorized access. Furthermore, our site is protected through a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate. Any communication and transmission of information is encrypted using this feature.