LAST UPDATED NOVEMBER 2, 2017
I. WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED ON THE SITE
At Story2, it’s our policy to create website content that requires minimal collection of information from our visitors and registered users.
When you register as a user of our Site, we may ask that you provide the following information: e-mail address, screen name, high school and year of graduation, state, zip code and country of residence and questions about your college search process. This information is collected so students can participate in activities (e.g., chat with instructors, download exercises, post stories and messages) without giving unnecessary personal information.
When you visit our Site, we collect from you log data as described in the “Cookies and Log Data” section below.
From time to time, however, we may request limited personally identifying information (e.g., your email address and/or email address of parent or third party), as explained below, in order to offer online activities, measure the success of our programs and to improve your overall learning experience with Story2. Story2 does not condition your participation in any of our online activities on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.
Story2 customers may email us their questions about our services and our Site at email@example.com. We may ask for additional non-personal information to better help us respond to customer service questions. Information you provide, including personally identifying information, when you contact us with a question is used to respond to your question(s) regarding our products and services. We do not sell, transfer or share your email address or personal information with third parties.
We may also collect other data regarding your use of the Site, such as click-stream data, your IP address, access times and the referring website addresses (for additional information, see the section titled “Cookies and Log Data “ below).
II. USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE
We may share Information with third-party service providers with whom we have contracted to provide aspects of the Site or our products and services offered via the Site or who otherwise perform functions on behalf of Story 2 to provide the Site or our products and services, such as hosting providers, credit card processors and advertisers.
We reserve the right to disclose Information that we believe is appropriate to cooperate in investigations of fraud or other illegal or inappropriate activity or in response to a subpoena or other legal process. For example, this means that if we conduct a fraud investigation and conclude that one side has engaged in deceptive practices, we can give that person or entity’s contact information to victims who request it. If a subpoena seeks information about you, we’ll make reasonable business efforts to contact you before providing information to the party that requests it, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
We may disclose information to your agent or legal representative (such as the holder of a power of attorney that you grant or a guardian appointed for you).
III. MODIFICATIONS AND CHANGES TO YOUR INFORMATION
If you are a registered user of our Site, we provide an easy way via your online account profile for you to access, correct, update or remove personal information that has previously been provided to us. You can review your personal information and make any necessary changes at any time by logging in to your user account. If you are unable to edit your personal information by logging into your user account, please contact us for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IV. CHOICE AND OPT-OUT
You may “opt-in” to having your information used for purpose of receiving marketing material from us, our affiliates and/or our third-party advertisers.
If you no longer wish to receive promotional communications from us, our affiliates and/or our third-party advertisers, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication. Please understand that if you choose not to receive promotional correspondence from us, we may still contact you in connection with your relationship, activities, transactions and communications with us.
From time to time, we may provide you the opportunity to participate in Story2 surveys and other information gathering activities to obtain information regarding the use of and possible changes to our products, services and/or the Site and the attractiveness of additional service features or new products or services. Participation in these surveys and activities is completely voluntary and you will usually be provided a choice to participate anonymously. Information obtained from such activities may be used by us to consider enhancements or improvements to the Site and/or our products and services, for future product development or for other purposes pertaining to the Site or Story2’s business.
V. COOKIES AND LOG DATA
Unique identifiers such as cookies (which are small text files stored locally on your computer that help store user preferences and may be html files, Flash files or other technology), web beacons or clear gifs (which are small pieces of code placed on websites used to collect advertising metrics, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses, tags and scripts or similar technologies (collectively referred to as “Tracking Technologies”) are used by Story2 and our marketing, analytics or other service providers to understand Site usage, help customize our content, offerings or advertisements on the Site, analyze trends, allow users to move between associated websites without logging into each site and other purposes related to our management and administration of the Site.
Please know that certain areas and features of our Site can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our content.
VI. CHILDREN UNDER 13
At Story2 we want to ensure that high school and college students have a safe online learning experience. Towards that end this Site is solely for the use of students, age 13 and older, as well as their parents and schools. The Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age and Story2 does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 without the consent of a parent or guardian. We request that all visits under 13 to the Site not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. Upon notification that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete the child’s personally identifiable information from our records.
Story2 has implemented reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to deter unauthorized access to and use, destruction of, modification of or disclosure of personally identifiable information we collect via the Site. Regardless of the precautions taken by us or by you, no data transmitted over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you provide all personally identifiable information via the Site at your own risk. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your user profile information, including your password and for any and all activities that occur under your account. Do not share this information with anyone. We will never ask you to send your password or other sensitive information to us in an email, though we may ask you to enter this type of information on the Site. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your personally identifiable information from subsequent users.
VIII. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
IX . SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES
X. CANADIAN USERS/VISITORS
Canadian citizens, except under circumstances defined by law, are entitled to access their own personal information collected by Story2 by writing to:email@example.com. We may ask you to pay an administrative fee for accessing or copying your personal information, but will inform you of the anticipated charges and confirm that you want us to proceed before processing your request. If you believe that the personal information about you that we have collected is incomplete or inaccurate, we will correct the information upon verification of the omission or error and of the identity of the person requesting the change. If you wish additional information about our personal information management, to access, correct or have us investigate any matters in relation to your personal information, please contact us.
XI. CALIFORNIA USERS/VISITOR
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users who are California residents and who have provided with “personal information” (as that term is defined in Section 1798.83) to request certain information about the disclosure of that information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. In addition, if you are under 18 years old and a California resident, you may submit an application to have any content or material you posted or submitted to our Site using the Social Media Features removed from our Site. Please note that an application to have your material removed does not ensure information you have posted in the past will be completely removed from our systems or our Site or from other websites. If you are a California resident, you may contact us about your rights by writing to California@story2com.
XII. USERS/VISITORS OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.
We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements. With your consent we may post your testimonial along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.