Story Embers Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

Story Embers is located at:

Story Embers
140 Churchill Lane
Mount Airy, NC 27030

It is Story Embers’ policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website. This Privacy Policy applies to https://storyembers.org (hereinafter, “us,” “we,” or “https://storyembers.org”). We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting personally identifying information you may provide us through the website. We have adopted this Privacy Policy to explain what information may be collected on our website, how we use this information, and under what circumstances we may disclose the information to third parties. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we collect through the website and does not apply to our collection of information from other sources.

This Privacy Policy, together with the Terms and Conditions posted on our website, set forth the general rules and policies governing your use of our website. Depending on your activities when visiting our website, you may be required to agree to additional terms and conditions.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Story Embers collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Story Embers’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Story Embers’ visitors use its website. From time to time, Story Embers may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Story Embers also collects potentially personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged-in users and for users leaving comments on https://storyembers.org blog posts. Story Embers only discloses logged-in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Story Embers’ website choose to interact with Story Embers in ways that require Story Embers to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Story Embers gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at https://storyembers.org to provide a username and email address.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Advertisements

Ads appearing on our website may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of the most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Story Embers and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to External Sites

Our service may contain links to external sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party sites, products, or services.

Protection of Certain Personally Identifying Information

Story Embers discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (a) need to know that information in order to process it on Story Embers’ behalf or to provide services available at Story Embers’ website, and (b) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Story Embers’ website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Story Embers will not rent or sell potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Story Embers discloses potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request, or when Story Embers believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Story Embers, third parties, or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of https://storyembers.org and have supplied your email address, Story Embers may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Story Embers and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (e.g., via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Story Embers takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally identifying and personally identifying information.

Aggregated Statistics

Story Embers may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. Story Embers may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Story Embers does not disclose your personally identifying information.

Affiliate Disclosure

This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.

Cookies

To enrich and perfect your online experience, Story Embers uses “Cookies,” similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising, and store your preferences on your computer.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Story Embers uses cookies to help Story Embers identify and track visitors, their usage of https://storyembers.org, and their website access preferences. Story Embers visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Story Embers’ website, with the drawback that certain features of Story Embers’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

By continuing to navigate our website without changing your cookie settings, you hereby acknowledge and agree to Story Embers’ use of cookies.

E-commerce

Those who engage in transactions with Story Embers by purchasing our services or products are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Story Embers collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Story Embers. Story Embers does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Story Embers may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Story Embers’ sole discretion. Story Embers encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please email us at info@storyembers.org.

This policy was last updated March 12, 2018.

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