Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to StoryFile, LLC, its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “StoryFile” or “we”). Accordingly, we’ve developed a Privacy Policy that covers how we collect, use, disclose, transfer and store your personal information (the “Privacy Policy”). If you choose to use, register or submit information to StoryFile’s mobile device application (the “App”) or website (the “Website”, and together with the App, the “Platform”), and/or the services available through the Platform or otherwise provided by StoryFile (the “Services”) you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You may not use the Platform or the Services or submit any information to StoryFile if you do not agree to any of the terms hereunder.

As abovementioned, the Platform may contain links to other websites and apps maintained by third parties, which are not governed by this Privacy Policy. StoryFile is not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. You should review the applicable privacy policies of any third parties carefully before providing them with any Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below).

1. Collection of Information

1.1 The term “Personally Identifiable Information” when used in this Privacy Policy means information which identifies you personally, such as your name, phone number, email address, picture, and other personal information submitted by you through the Platform or Services.

1.2 We log visitor’s IP address, mobile device unique identifiers, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service/application, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information automatically; this information identifies only the device that is being used to access the Platform and Services. We also use cookies (small text files stored in a user’s browser), web beacons (electronic images that allow the Platform to count visitors who have accessed a particular page and to access certain cookies) or similar technologies to gather personally unidentified information. When we use cookies, we may use “session” cookies (that last until you close your browser) or “persistent” cookies (that last until you or your browser delete them). For example, we may use cookies to store your language preferences or other settings so you don‘t have to set them up every time you visit the Platform and/or use the Services. Some of the cookies we use are associated with your account (including Personal Information about you, such as the email address you gave us), and other cookies are not. Our partners may serve ads or services to your device which may use cookies or similar technologies placed by us or the third party advertiser. You may at any time program your browser to block cookies, but be aware that such blocking may prevent us from providing some or all of the Services to you.

1.2.1 With the exception of Personally Identifiable Information, if you provide information to us, you agree that we have unlimited rights to such information and that we may use such information in any way we choose. Such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.

1.2.2 We collect only Personally Identifiable Information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you, for example, during registration to the Platform, and when uploading any content that is created and/or posted to the Platform (collectively, “User Content”). If you chose to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information, you agree to the use of such data in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

1.2.3 If you register to the Platform and provide us with authorization to access accounts you have on other social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. (the “Social Network Accounts”), you expressly agree that we may access any and all information, including Personally Identifiable Information, publicly available on your Social Network Accounts. Other than and as expressly permitted hereunder, we will not use information contained on your Social Networks Accounts for any purpose other than providing you with the Services and improving the Platform and the Services.

1.2.4 You may also import your personal contacts information and friend lists from your Social Networks Accounts to the Platform. If you choose to find or invite friends and contacts from other Social Networks Accounts or through your devices contacts list, you hereby specifically agree that StoryFile may access your contacts list to determine whether or not a contact has a StoryFile account. If you choose to invite someone from the contacts list on your device or on your Social Networks Account, you may send a text or email from your StoryFile account. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for any charges that apply to communications sent from your device, and because this invitation is coming directly from your personal account, StoryFile does not have access to or control this communication. You agree that StoryFile may store and use non-personal information provided during the search or invitation of such contacts.

Use of Information

2.1 Non-personal information is used mainly for click stream analysis in order to constantly improve and maintain our Services, including among others, for ensuring the technical functioning of our Platform, to help prevent fraudulent use of our Services and for developing new services. We may also analyze traffic patterns, Users’ demographics and behavior, for general business analytics and in order to provide you with a more personalized experience.

2.2 Personally Identifiable Information is used only for limited purposes such as to store User preferences, contact you in response to requests and inquiries, or to optimize the content we display and personalize your experience on the Platform, or to communicate with you regarding User service issues, etc.

2.3 User Content you publish, post or otherwise make available to others through the Platform or Services, will be regarded, upon publication, as non-confidential information, and may be published, distributed and used by StoryFile in any manner and in any media, including for commercial purposes. By creating any publishing User Content, you hereby consent that such content may be published by StoryFile in various frameworks in and outside the Platform.

Sharing of Information with Third Parties

3.1 We may share non-personal, aggregate information regarding the Services usage with our affiliates, partners and advertisers. From time to time, we may release non-personal information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in our Services usage. Moreover, we may share Users’ information with our partners and service providers to facilitate the delivery of the Platform and as necessary to allow you to enjoy the Services.

3.2 Personally Identifiable Information may be shared under limited circumstances, such as:

3.2.1 With trusted third parties who assist us in operating the Platform and Services, conducting our business, expanding our business or servicing you, and for personalizing your experience of the Platform, including by way of target advertising on the Platform and on third parties’ websites and applications.

3.2.2 To comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, to protect the security or integrity of our databases or the Platform, to take precautions against legal liability, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event.

3.3 Please note that other social networks are not bound by this Privacy Policy and have their own policies in connection with collection, use and sharing of information, including Personally Identifiable Information. StoryFile shall not be responsible or liable to any collection, use and sharing of information, including Personally Identifiable Information by other social networks, including with regards to information published on the Platform and shared by Users on other social networks.

User Preferences

4.1 Private Users. Unless you register to the Platform as a ‘Private’ User, any and all Users on the Platform will have access to your StoryFile profile and to any and all User Content you upload or share via the Platform. If you wish to limit your User Content to certain identified audience, you may register as a ‘Private’ User. This would limit access to your User Content and information only to such Users whom you approve.

4.2 Public and Private User Content. User Content you upload to the Platform shall be identified as “Public” (“Public Content”), unless you identify such content as “Private” (“Private Content”). Private Content will be shared and displayed on the Platform only, while Public Content may be shared and displayed on other social networks as well as the web. In the event you share Private Content on other social networks accounts or the web, such content shall be deemed as Public Content.

4.3 Any and all User Content you upload or share via the Platform shall be deemed as non-confidential. Users of the Platform may copy, excerpt, redistribute, repost and share such content on the Platform in connection with Private Content, or on other social networks or the web as well in connection with Public Content.

4.4 You may opt to block a User on the Platform, in which case, such User will not be able to follow you on the Platform.

4.5 You may review, update, correct or delete the Personally Identifiable Information in your account (including any imported contacts) by contacting us or by editing your profile respectively. We may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Access to Information

5.1 We take appropriate security measures to protect Users’ information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. Please note that these security measures cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with disclosure of information.

5.2 Moreover, we reserve the right to use or disclose Personally Identifiable Information to law enforcement, regulatory or other government agencies, or third parties if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect StoryFile’s rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or a legal process.

5.3 We would like to send you from time to time information related to the Platform, such as updates and offers we believe you may find interesting. By providing your contact information you hereby provide your consent to receive such communications. You may choose at any time to opt-out and to not receive these communications, without a need to also deactivate your account and cease use of the Platform.

Transfer of Data Abroad

6.1 We may, from time to time, transfer your Personally Identifiable Information to one of our databases in another country. If the level of privacy protection in a certain country does not comply with recognized international standards, we will ensure that data transferred to our databases in such country are adequately protected and that the transfer of data to third parties in such countries is made pursuant to a contract or other measures providing adequate protection.

6.2 Of course, the Internet is made up of a large number of international connections. If you are visiting the Platform or Services from a country other than the country in which our server is located, the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By downloading the Platform and/or using the Services and communicating electronically with us, you consent to these transfers.

Special Note for Parents and Children Under Age 18

The Platform is a general audience site. The Platform and the Services are not directed to persons under 18. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personally Identifiable Information without their consent, he or she should contact us. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from people under 18.

Privacy Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about StoryFile’s Privacy Policy or data processing, or if you would like to make a complaint about a possible breach of local privacy laws, please contact us at support@storyfile.com.

When a privacy question or question about personal information is received, we will address the specific concern or query which you are seeking to raise. Where your issue may be more substantive in nature, more information may be sought from you. All such substantive contacts shall receive a response. If you are unsatisfied with the reply received, you may refer your complaint to the relevant regulator in your jurisdiction. If you ask us, we will endeavor to provide you with information about relevant complaint avenues which may be applicable to your circumstances.

StoryFile may update its Privacy Policy from time to time. When we change the policy in a material way, a notice will be posted on our website along with the updated Privacy Policy.

Dated: September 1, 2019