Engage™ service users can link their Twitter account to their Engage™ account. If a user’s Twitter and Engage™ accounts are linked, then the user can use a sharing functionality in the Engage™ service to make Twitter posts (known as “tweets”) about the user’s Engage™ sports activities (each of which is called a “trip”). This article explains how information is shared between the Engage™ service and Twitter.
If a user links their Engage™ account to their Twitter account, then the user will be able to use the Engage™ service to post tweets to the Twitter account, as described below.
Linking a Twitter account to an Engage™ account does not give the Engage™ account access to the Twitter account login information or other data from Twitter.
If a user links their Engage™ account to their Twitter account, then the user will be able to use a sharing functionality in the Engage™ service to post tweets about the user’s trips to the Twitter account. The sharing functionality posts to Twitter a tweet with a link to a trip on the Engage™ service and other information and media (selected by the user) about the trip.
The only data transmitted from the Engage™ service to Twitter are tweets about Engage™ trips as described above. The sharing functionality does not transfer any data from Twitter to the Engage™ service, other than a confirmation that tweets were successfully posted on Twitter.
In order for a Twitter tweet to provide access to information about an Engage™ trip, the trip must be set as a “Public” trip. This means that the trip is publicly accessible. A user may at any time change a trip’s privacy settings to “Friends Only” (which provides access to the user’s Engage™ friend only) or “Private”. (For more information, please see the Engage™ Service - Data and Privacy article).
Due to the technical linking requirements of the Twitter service, linking an Engage™ account to a Twitter account will give the Engage™ service the ability to access tweets on the Twitter account, identify persons followed by the Twitter account and add new people to follow, update the Twitter account profile and post tweets on the Twitter account. The Engage™ service will not use any of those functionalities, except to enable users to post tweets about their Engage™ trips as described above.
Data is transmitted between the Engage™ service and Twitter using Twitter’s designated procedures, which include the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol.
A user can cancel the link between the user’s Engage™ account and the user’s Twitter account at any time using the functionality in the user’s Engage™ account settings. If the user’s Engage™ account and Twitter account are de-linked, then the user will no longer be able to use the sharing functionality in the Engage™ service to post tweets to Twitter.
De-linking will not affect tweets that were previously posted to Twitter. Those tweets will have to be removed from within the Twitter service.
A user can, at any time, re-establish the link between the user’s Engage™ account and the user’s Twitter account.