Like most website operators, eStory 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. eStory’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how eStory’s visitors use its website. From time to time, eStory may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. eStory also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. eStory does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.
Certain visitors to eStory’s websites choose to interact with eStory in ways that require eStory to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that eStory gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a timeline at eStory.io to provide a username and email address
eStory may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, eStory may monitor the most popular timelines on the eStory.io site. eStory may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, eStory does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
eStory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on eStory’s behalf or to provide services available at eStory’s websites, and (ii) 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 eStory’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. eStory 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, eStory discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when eStory believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of eStory, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of the eStory website and have supplied your email address, eStory 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 eStory and our products. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example 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. eStory takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites 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, click here.