Updated April 2014

Privacy Policy

Welcome to Storia.me (the “Site”), provided by Storia, Inc., and its affiliates, subsidiaries, parent company and other related companies (“Us”, “We”, or Storia). This Storia.me Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes the information we gather from you when you use the Site, mobile applications, and related services (together, the “Services”) and how we use, process, and disclose that information. We may add to this Policy with other notices. We may also post additional privacy statements for some portions of the Services. By submitting personal information through our Services, you expressly consent to the transfer of your personal data to our servers in the U.S. for our collection, use, and disclosure in accordance with this Policy.

Information We Collect

When you create an account and use our Service, we collect the following types of information from you:

  • Name and birthdate
  • Contact information such as your email address
  • Demographics information such as your gender and location
  • Any other information, such as posts, files, content, and bio, you provide us

If you connect your Services account to a social networking services account (e.g. Twitter or Facebook), we may also collect information provided to us by such social networking service including for example your: name; email address; birthday; geographic location; interests; profile picture; gender; networks; user ID; list of friends; and any information you have made public on such social networking account.

We automatically collect information about how you use our services, for example, pages you have viewed. We also collect certain technical information about your device including your Internet protocol address, geo-location information, your browser type, language and identifying information, your operating system and application version, device types, device model and manufacturer, device identifiers, and your device operating system type and version.

We also use cookies, Web beacons, and URL information to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information for which you searched and which you viewed. Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which usually stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. Web beacons are digital images that are used to log information on the Services or in our emails. We use Web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We also use Web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails.

Others, including third party analytics service providers, may also collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different Web sites when you use our Services, including as described in this Privacy Policy. This Policy does not apply to and we are not responsible for those other parties. Third party analytics services may use cookies and web beacons through our Site (for example Google Analytics) to provide us with information about how you use and interact with our Site. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit:http://www.google.com/privacy.htmland http://www.google.com/analytics/tos.html.

Sharing Of Your Information

The Services may allow you to connect and share your actions, files, comments, content, profile, and information publicly or with other people. You may control some of the content or categories of information or files shared via your account on the Site. Please be mindful of your own privacy needs as you choose who to connect with and what to share and make public. We cannot control the privacy or security of information you choose to make public or share with others.

The Services may also provide you with the option to share certain information from your Storia account with social networking services like Facebook or Twitter. We are not responsible for the use or re-sharing by others of any of your information once it is made public. If you do not want your information to be made public, you should not use the Storia Services in this manner and/or you should adjust your privacy settings on the applicable social networking service accordingly. We are not responsible for and we do not control these social networking services privacy practices. Please review the applicable privacy policy for information about how they use your information.

How Storia Uses Your Information

Storia generally uses your information to:

  • Facilitate the creation of and maintain your account on the Services;
  • Identify you as a user in our system;
  • Provide, personalize, and improve the Services;
  • Communicate with you about your use of the Services;
  • Develop new products and services,
  • Fulfill your requests;
  • Send newsletters, surveys, offers and promotional materials related to the Services;
  • Protect, investigate, and prevent potentially fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activities; and
  • Protect our rights and the rights of other users.

How Storia Discloses Your Information

We may share your information as follows:

  • We may share your personal information with your consent or at your direction.
  • We may also share your information with others who perform services on our behalf.
  • We may disclose your information if we believe we are required to do so by law, or to comply with a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant.
  • We also may disclose your information if we believe doing so is appropriate or necessary to prevent any liability, or fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses or to protect Storia and our Services; or any rights, property, or personal safety of Storia or others.
  • In the event that Storia is acquired by or merged with another company or involved in any other business deal (or negotiation of a business deal) involving sale or transfer of all or part of our business or assets, we may transfer or assign your information as part of the transaction. Finally, in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership, information may be transferred as a business asset.

We may also share aggregated and anonymized data with other third parties.

Security

Storia takes commercially reasonable steps to help protect your Information against loss, misuse and unauthorized access, or disclosure. No company can fully prevent security risks, however. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Information Choices

You may opt out of receiving promotional and optional emails from Storia by following the instructions in those emails or by reviewing the settings in your account. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional, administrative emails, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations. You may also send requests about your personal information, including changes to your contact preferences, or changes to or deletions of your information or content you post by emailing info@storia.me. Please note that deletion of your information or content does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information posted on the Services.

Storia gives you certain choices about how we collect personally identifiable information as described in this Policy. But we may not (for example, through Google Analytics) recognize or respond to your Web browser’s “do not track” signal and other mechanisms that provide consumers the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about an individual consumer’s online activities over time and across third-party Web sites or online services. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Site including certain opt-out cookies.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

From time to time, we may revise the Policy. To help you stay current of any changes, we note the date the Privacy Policy was last updated above.

Storia Contact Information

Please contact Storia with any questions or comments about this Policy, your information, our third-party disclosure practices, or your consent choices viainfo@storia.me.