What information is collected about our users and members?
The information that we collect about you while you are using the website falls into the following general categories:
» User provided information
We may collect and store information that you provide either while on the website or in responding via email in connection with a feature provided on the website. Some examples of this type of information include demographic information that you electronically submit when you sign up for access to certain features on the website, information (such as your name or email address) that you electronically submit when you register for surveys or contests on the website, information that you post on message boards on the website, and information contained in search requests or questions that you submit to the website. If you decline to supply or provide us with certain information while using the website, you may not be able to use or participate in some or all of the features offered through the website.
» Cookies information
When you visit the Story24x7.com website, we may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Story24x7.com uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the website. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the website may not function properly.
» Log file information
When you use the Story24x7.com website, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
» Clear / Transparent GIFs information
When you use the Story24x7.com website, we may employ “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users / members anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients.
» E-mail Communications
To make e-mails more useful and interesting, Story24x7.com often receive a confirmation when you open e-mail from Story24x7.com if your computer supports such capabilities. We also compare our customer list to lists received from other companies, in an effort to avoid sending unnecessary messages to our customers. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please adjust your Customer Communication Preferences.
» Information from Other Sources
Story24x7.com might receive information about you from other sources and add it to our account information.
How is this information used?
If you submit personally identifiable information to us through the Story24x7.com website, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Story24x7.com website.
Any personal information or video content that you voluntarily disclose online (on discussion boards, in messages and chat areas, within your public profile page, etc.) becomes publicly available and can be collected, seen and used by others besides us. We cannot be and are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information. Your account name (not your email address) is displayed to other users / members when you upload videos or send messages through the Story24x7.com website and other users / members can contact you through messages and comments. Any videos that you submit to the Story24x7.com website may be redistributed through the internet and other media channels, and may be viewed by the general public.
We would not use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent or except as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may provide our advertisers with information about you and other visitors that will enable our advertisers to better target ads to specific types of visitors. We reserve the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that we collect online about you and other visitors in any way and for any purpose, with one important exception viz. We will not use the information that we collect online from you while you are using the website, nor will we authorize third parties to use such information, to mail or email promotional offers directly to you unless you have specifically informed us that you would like to receive promotional offers from us and/or from third parties. If you choose to receive these promotional offers, then your information may be used for direct mail or email marketing. We may, however, use your email address without further consent for non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major Story24x7.com website changes or for customer service purposes).
We use your personally identifiable information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Story24x7.com website and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user / member preferences and trends.
If our website is acquired by another company, information about our visitors may be transferred to the acquiring company.
When does Story24x7.com disclose any information?
We do share non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Story24x7.com website.
We may release personally identifiable information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with any law or to respond to a court order or an order from any governing body or statutory authority.
Our Assurance & Commitment towards Data Security
Story24x7.com would use reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Story24x7.com and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission of information, Story24x7.com would make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
If Story24x7.com learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Story24x7.com may post a notice on the Story24x7.com website if a security breach occurs. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive a free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Note to INTERNATIONAL USERS / MEMBERS
Changes to Your Personal Information on site
» Notification Of Changes
Story24x7.com reserve the right at any time to: change the terms of this Agreement; change the Services, including eliminating or modifying any content on or feature of the website; or change/charge any fees or charges for use of the Services.
» Conflict Resolution
Story24x7.com is committed to resolving disputes at the earliest and shall endeavor to resolve all disputes brought to our notice in keeping with the mechanism prescribed.
Access / Choice
You will always have access to your registration information, which you can modify at any time by clicking on the “Edit Profile” subsection of the “My Account” area of the website, so long as you continue to provide us with certain information required to maintain your subscription (such as a valid email address). Also, marketing e-mails from Story24x7.com will come with instructions for un-subscribing from our email mailing list.