We understand that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your information is used and shared online. We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits Our Website and will only collect and use information in ways that are useful to you and in a manner consistent with your rights and Our obligations under the law.
Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:
Means the Services provided by ourselves to you as agreed;
Means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Website when you visit certain parts of Our Website and/or when you use certain features of Our Website. Details of the Cookies used by Our Website are set out in section 12, below;
“UK and EU Cookie Law”
Means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015;
means Story22 , it’s employees, agents or contractors.
- Information About Us
Our Website is owned and operated by Story22
- Scope – What Does This Policy Cover?
- What Data Do We Collect?
4.2 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
4.3 IP address (automatically collected);
4.4 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
4.5 operating system (automatically collected);
4.6 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
- How Do We Use Your Data?
5.1 All personal data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the GDPR regulations that came into effect 25.05.18
5.2 We use your data to provide the best possible products and services to you. This includes:
5.2.1 Providing and managing your access to Our Website;
5.2.2 Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Website;
5.2.3 Supplying Our products and services to you;
5.2.4 Personalising and tailoring Our products and services for you;
5.2.5 Responding to communications from you;
5.2.6 Supplying you with emails that you have subscribed to (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time;
5.2.7 Market research;
5.2.8 Analysing your use of Our Website [and gathering feedback] to enable Us to continually improve Our Website and your user experience;
5.3 With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your data for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email with information, news and offers on Our product and/or services. We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR European laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended in 2004, 2011 and 2015.
- How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
6.1 We only keep your data for as long as We need to in order to use it as described above in section 5, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it. If you contract with us to use our services we will store a one-way hash of your email address which will remain on our database. Your email address will only be used for communication purposes if you have opted in to receive such emails.
6.2 Your data will only be stored within the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).
6.3 Data security is of great importance to Us, and to protect your data We have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Website.
6.4 Notwithstanding the security measures that We take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to Us data via the internet.
- Do We Share Your Data?
7.1 We may sometimes contract with third parties to supply products and services to you on Our behalf. These may include payment processing, delivery of goods, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, Our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law.
7.2 We may compile statistics about the use of Our Website including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
7.3 In certain circumstances We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal information, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with the requirements of legislation, a court order, or a governmental authority. We do not require any further consent from you in order to share your data in such circumstances and will comply as required with any legally binding request that is made of Us.
- What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?
8.2 In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
- How Can You Control Your Data?
9.1 When you submit information via Our Website, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data. In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details and/or by managing your Account).
- Your Right to Withhold Information
10.1 You may access certain areas of Our Website without providing any data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on Our Website you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
- How Can You Access Your Data?
You have the legal right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held). Please contact Us for more details at [email protected] or using the contact details below in section 13.
- What Cookies Do We Use and What For?
12.2 By using Our Website you may also receive certain third party Cookies on your computer or device. Third party Cookies are those placed by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us. We use third party Cookies on Our Website. These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Website.
12.3 All Cookies used by and on Our Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law.
12.4 Certain features of Our Website depend on Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in section 12.7, but please be aware that Our Website may not work as intended if you do so. We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.
12.5 Our Website uses analytics services. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling Us to better understand how people use Our Website. This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Website and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of Our Website, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Website, making it a better and more useful experience for you.
12.6 The analytics service(s) used by Our Website use(s) Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you first visit Our Website and it may not be possible for Us to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below in section 12.7.
12.7 You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.
12.8 You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.
12.9 It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
- Contacting Us
If you have any questions or complaints regarding Our Website, please email Us at [email protected] or by using any of the methods provided on Our contact page.