At Join It, we understand the importance of providing a seamless and personalized experience for our customers. One of the ways we achieve this is by allowing our users to upload their own profile pictures. However, we go a step further by integrating with an open-source avatar standard called Gravatar.
What is Gravatar?
Gravatar, short for "Globally Recognized Avatar," is an ingenious service that simplifies the process of managing your online avatars. The idea is straightforward - you upload your avatar once to Gravatar, and it can be effortlessly leveraged across various websites and services that have adopted this open-source standard.
How It Works
Security and privacy are paramount concerns in today's digital landscape. When Join It implements Gravatar, we take measures to ensure that your personal information remains secure. Here's how it works:
Email Encryption: When you use Gravatar with Join It, your email address is securely encrypted and sent to Gravatar for verification.
Avatar Retrieval: Gravatar processes this encrypted email, matches it with the corresponding avatar you've set up, and sends it back to us.
No Storage: Importantly, at Join It, we don't store your avatar. It is a direct link to Gravatar's service, eliminating any concerns about your profile image being stored on our servers.
Taking Control of Your Gravatar
Should you wish to update your Gravatar image or remove it entirely (which will also remove it from our service), you have full control over your Gravatar account. You can easily make changes by visiting Gravatar's official website: https://gravatar.com/
By integrating with Gravatar, we aim to enhance the user experience on Join It, providing a convenient and secure way for our members to personalize their profiles without compromising their privacy. This partnership with Gravatar is a testament to our commitment to ensuring a safe and user-centric environment for our community.