PRIVACY POLICY

Your Privacy is Important to Us

To better protect your privacy we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

Please note that no private information entered within a site monitored by The Story School will become publicly viewable unless written consent is provided by the site participant (you). We maintain the privacy of your email address and password if submitted to us in a registration process (unless you enter such information as your username or in the text of your entries to user comment areas), but other information you provide within publicly viewable comment sections should be considered nonconfidential and available for viewing by others. We will do our best to remove private information from those areas but are not responsible for the comments entered by the users.

Also, please note that information provided through Facebook or other social networks, or for publication on fan pages, mobile apps, or websites may be subject to different privacy policies which may vary materially from these terms applying to our websites.

The Information We Collect

Any information gathered by us is used to customize the experience for you the user and is not shared or sold to any third parties, except as expressly provided for in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. However, we may in the future provide customized or targeted advertisements to you based upon your data (including usage statistics and characteristics), in which case we may allow third-party applications to access such data for the purpose of customizing messages or advertising for you.

Our Commitment to Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy, we use industry-standard methods to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, although you recognize that data transmitted online or stored in a facility to which online access is provided cannot be made to be 100% secure. We believe in protecting your information just as we would want our information protected.

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, we will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised as may be required by applicable law.

Please note that information you enter for your user profile or in your posts may be accessed and viewed publicly and therefore you should not post information that you consider confidential or that you do not want to be distributed publicly. Although in some areas you will have the ability to edit or delete information, please note that even this information may have been cached on servers, cut and pasted, or otherwise incorporated into other posts or for other uses, and so once information is posted you should consider that it may be publicly available perpetually, and in different locations and/or media than your original submission. We will continuously add efforts to monitor these publicly viewable areas of this website and blog.

Notifications

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business-related purposes, to our users via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on this site, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our users. All forms will have an option to end communications.

Child Protection

While our programs are for kids, we do not offer the sale of services to, or target, persons under the age of 13. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, we will purge any information we receive from people we believe to be children under 13 from our database and cancel the corresponding accounts unless the legal guardian of that child is aware of and approves the communication.

Use of User Information

Information you provide to us about yourself, or that we collect and infer based upon your interests may be used to improve your user experience, provide or suggest targeted services, and allow third-party advertisements and messaging to be tailored or targeted. We may use or provide to third parties aggregated data entered by users or inferred from usage. We may collect IP addresses and cookies for the primary purpose of assisting with ease of use by you. However, except as legally required, we will not sell or provide your email address, IP address, cookies, address, or phone number to third parties for advertising or other purposes. In the future, we may provide third parties with the ability to provide customizable or targeted advertising or messages and in such cases, we may allow third-party applications to access your user data in determining the messaging or advertising applicable to you.

Compliance

You have a right to access, modify, correct, and request that The Story School internally delete any Personal Information provided to or obtained. If you update, modify or correct any Personal Information, we may keep copies of your Personal Information prior to such update, modification, or a correction for uses provided for in this Policy. You may assess, update, modify or correct your Personal Information by contacting [ guardian@thestoryschool.org ].

Retention Of Your Personal Information

You may request internal deletion of your Personal Information at any time by contacting The Story School in the manner provided above (email). The Story School will endeavor to respond to your request in a timely manner. Please note, however, that Personal Information you have published on Facebook or other social channels may remain available even if you request that such information be internally deleted by The Story School. Once a request to delete Personal Information is received, it will be removed from our servers within 60 days.

Protection of Your Personal Information

Any Personal Information that you provide to The Story School will be protected in a professionally and commercially reasonable manner.

Notice of Breach of Security

In the event of a security breach that affects you, The Story School will notify you as soon as possible on both the nature of the breach and the actions taken to address it.

How to Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an email at [ guardian@thestoryschool.org ].