Privacy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures concerning the collection, use and disclosure of the information submitted to FoldingStory. FoldingStory receives your information through the FoldingStory website, services and third-parties (“Services”). When using any of our Services you consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure, and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by FoldingStory in the United States or any other country where FoldingStory operates.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Information Collection and Use

Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or modify your account on the FoldingStory website, you provide personal information, such as your username, password, and email address. Some of this information, such as your username, is listed publicly on our Services, including on Add and Read pages. Your email address and username are also used to allow other users to find you through our search by email and search by username features. Certain Services, such as reading finished stories, do not require registration. Your email address will be used to contact you when a story you have started or added to has been finished, when a story you commented on has additional comments, when a user follows you, when you receive a private message, to reset your password, and to receive our newsletter. You may unsubscribe from these messages by following the instructions contained within the messages or sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please allow 48 hours for us to process your request.

Additional Information: You may provide us with additional information to make public on your profile page, including information about yourself, your location, your website and your writing style. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.

Folds, Stories, Followers and other Public Information: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide to us is information you are asking us to make public. This includes not only the stories you fold and the metadata provided with Folds, such as when you wrote the Fold, but also the stories you create, the people you follow or the lines you like, and many other bits of information. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide public, but we do our best to provide you with the ability to keep certain information private. Your public information is broadly and instantly disseminated. For example, your Folds are searchable by many search engines and, in the future, may be immediately delivered via our APIs to a wide range of users and services. You should be careful about all information that will be made public on the FoldingStory website, not just your Folds.

Log Data: Our servers automatically record information (“Log Data”) created by your use of the FoldingStory Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, the referring domain, pages visited on the FoldingStory website, and search terms.

Cookies: Like many websites, we use “cookie” technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve our Services. We do not require cookies for many parts of our Services such as reading finished stories. However, cookies are required for proper member interaction with our Services, such as signing up, logging in, and adding to stories. A cookie is a small data file that is located on your computer’s hard disk. The FoldingStory website may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our Services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our Services, and to improve our Services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. By editing your browser options you can instruct your browser to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Disabling or denying cookies from the FoldingStory website may degrade performance of certain Services.

Third Party Services: The FoldingStory website uses Google Analytics to help understand use of our Services. Through Google, Analytics collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Google also receives this information and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not disclose your private information except in the limited circumstances described here.

Consent: We may share or disclose your information with your consent, such as when you use a third party web client to access your account on the FoldingStory website.

Service Providers: We may engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us. We may share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to obligations mirroring the protections of this privacy policy.

Law and Harm: We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect the rights or property of FoldingStory.

Business Transfers: In the event that FoldingStory is involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. The promises in this privacy policy will apply to your information as transferred to the new entity.

Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your Folds or the number of users who clicked on a particular link.

Modifying Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user of our Services, we provide you with tools to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account at https://foldingstory.com/account/

Our Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to people under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child’s account.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our use of your information and will always be at http://foldingstory.com/privacy/. If we make a change to this policy that we, in our sole discretion, believe is material we will notify you via an e-mail to the e-mail address associated with your account. You are responsible for reviewing this Privacy Policy on a regular basis. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

Last Update: June 25, 2012