This Privacy Statement sets forth the information gathering, use, and dissemination practices of The Story Mint, in connection with its Web site located at www.thestorymint.com (the "Site"). This Privacy Statement addresses The Story Mint practices regarding information collected only directly through or from the Site - it does not address or govern any information gathering, use, or dissemination practices related to information collected from the visitor (sometimes referred to as "you" or "your") other than directly through or from the Site, including, without limitation, from or via telephone, facsimile, postal mail, personal delivery, or other or additional offline means or media. This Privacy Statement is incorporated into by reference, as if set forth fully therein, which must be reviewed and accepted by you.
2. Use of Personal Data Collected
Personal data collected by The Story Mint may be used by The Story Mint for many reasons, for example, for editorial and feedback purposes, for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of users' behavior, for product development, for content improvement, for fulfillment of a requested transaction or recordkeeping, or to customize the content and layout of the Site. Aggregate data on visitors' home servers may be used for internal purposes, and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information which visitors voluntarily provide to The Story Mint may be added to The Story Mint's databases and used for future calls and mailings regarding Site updates, new products and services, and upcoming events.
The Story Mint also may use Site visitor data to contact the Site visitors regarding account status and changes to the subscriber agreement (if applicable), Privacy Statement, and any other policies or agreements relevant to Site visitors.
3. Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties
Aggregate data on visitors' home servers and individually identifying information, such as names, postal and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, may be provided to third parties such as marketing firms.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. These companies may use aggregated information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies please feel free to contact us.
Identifiable and non-identifiable visitor information and data which visitors provide to The Story Mint may be provided to third parties who provide products, information, or services which The Story Mint believes that visitors may be interested in directly or indirectly purchasing or obtaining. Identifiable or non-identifiable data also may be disclosed or distributed to another party with which The Story Mint enters or reasonably may enter into a corporate transaction, such as, for example, a merger, consolidation, acquisition, or asset purchase, or to a third party pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, in response to a request by or on behalf of any local, state, federal, or other government agency, department, or body, whether or not pursuant to a subpoena, court order, or other form of legal process, or if determined by The Story Mint in its sole judgment that such disclosure or distribution is appropriate to protect the life, health, or property of The Story Mint or any other person or entity.
While The Story Mint may undertake efforts to see that any third party to which The Story Mint shares, rents, sells, or otherwise discloses personal data is under a contractual obligation to use the personal data solely for the purposes for which the data was disclosed, such third parties are independent third parties over which The Story Mint exercises no control. The Story Mint is not responsible for, and will not be liable for, their conduct, actions, omissions, or information handling or dissemination practices.
This Site may contain links to other World Wide Web sites or advertisements for or placed by third parties. The Story Mint is not responsible for the privacy practices of such Web sites, advertisers, or third parties, or for the content of such sites or advertisements. It is possible that these links or advertisements, themselves, may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about Site visitors. It is solely the visitor's obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other Web sites and of these advertisers and third parties.
4. Security Measures and Communicating with The Story Mint
The Story Mint has implemented numerous security features that are designed to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. For example, The Story Mint undertakes all efforts to maintain a secure server; does not store any user credit card information; and requires certain employees and service providers who work for or with The Story Mint to sign confidentiality agreements restricting their use of any data related to user information. However, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to or from The Story Mint via this Site or e-mail cannot be and is not guaranteed. Accordingly, The Story Mint is not responsible for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.
5. Comments, Notices and Chat Rooms
Comments posted to any of our Web pages are public. With respect to chat rooms, The Story Mint does not, and is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site, or the content therein, where users transmit or post communications or communicate with each other regarding The Story Mint or content on the Site, including but not limited to, communications in chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums. Please refer to Section 1 of the Statement of Use for further detail concerning Materials Submitted to the Site. As such, The Story Mint assumes no liability for the accuracy of such information, no duty to update or correct such information, and no liability for such communications arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.
6. Opt-Out Right
Except as necessary for The Story Mint to provide the services, information, or products requested by a visitor, the visitor may opt out of having his or her personally identifiable information, which has been voluntarily provided to The Story Mint through online forms, registration forms, contest entries, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenue, prospectively retained by The Story Mint, used by The Story Mint for secondary purposes, or disclosed by The Story Mint to third parties, by contacting The Story Mint via e-mail at the addresses set out above. (This does not apply to collection of the type of Web browser of the visitor to the Site or to information provided or collected that does not meet the description in this Section 6.)
7. Access to and Ability to Correct Personal Data
Upon a visitor's request via postal mail, e-mail, or telephone, The Story Mint will provide to the visitor a summary of any personally identifiable information retained by The Story Mint regarding the visitor that has been voluntarily provided by the visitor to The Story Mint through online forms, registration forms, contest entries, surveys, e-mail, or another online avenue. A visitor may modify, correct, change or update his or her personally identifiable information by contacting The Story Mint via e-mail at the addresses above.
8. Right to Change Privacy Statement
The Story Mint may change this Privacy Statement at any time. Notice of any new or revised Privacy Statement, as well as the location of the new or revised statement, will be posted on the Site for at least 60 days after the change. It is the obligation of users returning to the Site to learn of changes to the Privacy Statement since their last visit. Any change to this Privacy Statement shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.