Last updated March 7th, 2020
PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR POLICY REGARDING OUR COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN.
When you create an account, you will provide information that could be Personally Identifiable Information (e.g. your username, email address, and photograph) or Non-Personally Identifiable Information (e.g. your gender, hobbies, favorite activities, occupation and any other information you choose to disclose). If you sign into the Services through your Facebook or Google account, we will have access to any information on your account that you grant us permission to, such as your username, photos, and email address.
Some features of the Services allow you to submit User Content. As Tell seeks to build and share a lasting archive of humanity’s stories, User Content is information that you choose to be made public and non-confidential. When you share User Content via the Services, you should think carefully about what you are making public. You may change your story privacy settings on the Services to make your information more private.
When you use our Services, we may collect information about your activity on the Services, such as story selections and viewing history
When you use our Services, we may collect information about your location. With your consent, we may also collect information about your precise location using methods that include GPS, wireless networks, cell towers, Wi-Fi access points and other sensors. You typically have to choose to turn such services on or off. If such device-based location services are on, we may receive and record such information, such as the location where you are creating or uploading User Content.
Some of the Services allow us to collect images and/or audio from your device’s App, camera and camera roll. For example, you may upload User Content by providing us access to your camera roll for photos and other applications containing the story audio file. IP Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically. We automatically receive and record certain information from your web browser when you access and use the Services, which may include your IP address, cookie information, hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information (including the mobile phone number).
We may also use “clear GIFs” (aka “web beacons” or “pixel tags”) or similar technologies on our Services or in our communications with you to enable us to know whether you have visited a part of our Services or received a message. A clear GIF is typically a one-pixel, transparent image (although it can be a visible image as well), located on a website or in an email or other type of message, which is retrieved from a remote website on the Internet enabling the verification of an individual’s viewing or receipt of a website or message. We may also log information using digital images called web beacons on our Services or in our emails. We may use web beacons to manage cookies, count visits, and to learn what marketing works and what does not. We may also use web beacons to tell if you open or act on our emails. We do not track our users across third party websites and thus do not respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals.
Any information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Service, including User Content, becomes available to the public and may be re-shared by others. Subject to your story privacy settings, any story Content that you make public is searchable by other users of the Services and the general public. So, the same common sense that applies to the internet at large applies to Tell and your use of the Service: do not send any messages or share any content that you do not want someone else to save or share.
If you choose this setting, your story and associated story Content will be public and accessible by anyone.
The default setting for a story is “Tell Registered Users”. Only people with a registered account on the Services can view or access your story and associated story Content. Your story and associated story Content will not be accessible by the general public.
Only you can view or access your story and associated story Content. Your story and associated story Content will not be accessible by the general public or other users of the Services if you choose to make your story private.
Please note that even if you change your story privacy settings on your account, your story Content, including any associated photographs, audio and information, can still be accessed and used by Tell and its partners, funders and sponsors, licensees and researchers for research purposes and any other [non-commercial] purpose.
Also, please be aware that that your account profile will remain visible to other users of the Services and the general public regardless of your story privacy settings.
Tell is a story-sharing platform, and we will use the information we collect to provide you with products and services to improve such products and services. Tell will always have access to the Personally Identifiable and Non-Personally Identifiable Information on your account regardless of your story privacy settings and may use your information to maintain and provide the Services to you. For example, we may use your information, in either aggregated or individual form, in the following ways:
If you have any questions regarding how we use your User Content, please contact us at email@example.com.
Even if you change your story privacy settings through your account to be private, your story Content may still be retained by Tell and accessed by Tell and its partners, funders and sponsors, licensees, researchers and other third parties for research purposes and any other [non-commercial] purpose. If you remove information that you posted to the Services, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Services, or if other users or third parties have copied or saved that information prior to removal.
If you cancel your account and discontinue your use of the Services, we and our third-party partners may continue to retain story Content submitted, uploaded or otherwise provided by you prior to your cancellation of your account and/or discontinuance of your use of the Services.
If you have any questions regarding how your story Content may be retained or accessed, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have used reasonable efforts to help safeguard your information. However, we make no guarantee that these reasonable efforts will make your information completely secure. Please do your part to help us. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information. Again, we encourage users to think carefully before electing to share content on the internet.
We are sensitive to the privacy and child protection issues that arise from being provided with information that uniquely identifies an individual child: we do not wish to be put in a position whereby we hold that kind of information. Therefore, we strongly recommend that Users identify Children’ accounts by names that are anonymous or incomplete. Do not use children’s full names.
The Services and content on the Site and the App are not directed at children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect, solicit or store Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Services; no one under the age of 13 may provide any Personally Identifiable Information to the Company or on the Services.
In the event that we learn that we have collected Personally Identifiable Information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information where reasonably possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please send a detailed message to email@example.com.
To support and enhance the Services, we may serve advertisements and allow third party advertisements through the Services. These advertisements are sometimes targeted and served to particular users and may come from third party companies called “ad networks.” Ad networks include third party ad servers, ad agencies, ad technology vendors and research firms.
Advertisements served through the Services may be targeted to users who fit a certain general profile category and may be based on (1) anonymized information inferred from information provided to us by a user, (2) usage patterns of particular users, or (3) your activity on a third party website. We do not provide Personally Identifiable Information to any ad networks for use outside of the Services.