1. What does this policy cover? This Policy covers how RT collects and uses your personal information. Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you. It does not include data where the identityinformation has been removed (like anonymous data). It also explains how you control use and collection of your information.
b. Information we collect from you automatically Like most online services, we sometimes collect analytics data, or use third arty analytics tools, to help us improve our Service, understand how you use it, or understand how any of our promotional campaigns have worked. These tools automatically collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that gives us a better picture of how you use the Service. We collect and use this information in aggregate form (meaning you will be lumped in with so many folks that your identity and information cannot be singled out).
Here is a summary of the types of cookies we use, and what they do:
Cookie: rememberthis-audiostories: What it does: Stores session information like which questions you have answered or what information you have provided on the Service.
d. Log file information Anytime you use the Service, our servers may record ‘log file information.’ I’m sure you are asking – what is log file information? Well, it’s a bunch of information about your browser and interaction with the Service which doesn’t identify you directly. This includes your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, web request, browser type, referring exit pages and URLs, number of clicks you make on the Service, how you interact with the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and other similar information. We use log file information to improve functionality of the Service; we don’t’ use it for marketing purposes.
3. How we use your information We use the information we collect about you for the following purposes: a. Providing you with the Service Although it probably goes without saying, we use your information to provide the Service. An example of this is our providing you with the Podcast Episode, which features any personal information you included in Your Story.
b. For data analytics We use information about you to help us improve the Service and our users’ experience, including by monitoring aggregate (or anonymized) metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns.
c. To communicate with you about the Service I mean, we have to keep in touch, right? We use your contact information to get in touch with you and to send communications about critical elements of the Service. For example, we may send you emails about including your Podcast Episode in the Series (that is, if you opt-in through the Service). We will not send you marketing, promotional or special offer information unless you opt-in to such communications.
e. For matters that you have specifically consented to: From time to time, RT may seek your consent to use your information for a particular purpose. A great example of this is the opportunity to opt-in to including your Podcast Episode in the Series. Where you consent to our doing so, we will use it for that purpose (simple, right?). Where you no longer want us to use your information for that purpose you may withdraw your consent to this use by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (even simpler, right?), and we will make this change on a going forward basis.
4. California Privacy Notice RT users in California – this section applies to you! California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Services that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com. Please note - we do not respond to do not track signals.
5. Sharing your information Except as noted in this section, we will not share, rent or sell your information to third parties (that means anyone other than you or RT) without your consent. You agree that RT is not responsible for how third parties collect, manage or use your personal information; see their Privacy Policies for more details on that.
b. Upon Sale. If we sell our business, any of the info which we’ve acquired about you may be included in the sale. ore specifically, RT may share your information with a third party in circumstances where we sell, divest or transfer RT (including any shares in RT), or any combination of its products, services, assets and/or businesses to a third party. We may also sell, assign or otherwise transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, dissolutions, reorganizations, liquidations, similar transactions or proceedings involving all or a portion of the RT.
c. For Protection. We may share your information with the proper third parties if we think it’s necessary to: i. Detect, prevent or address illegal activity; ii. protect you or RT, such as where we consider that there is a need to investigate potentially fraudulent or criminal activity; iii. To bring legal action against someone that is injuring or interfering with your rights, user rights, or RT rights; iv. Comply with court orders, subpoenas or other legal requirements; or v. Protect the safety of others, including emergencies regarding potential harm, loss of security or serious injury to people or threats of those emergencies.
6. When you share Your Story with others You can control the visibility of the Your Story you create on the Service. If you opt-in to including your Podcast Episode in the Series, all contents of that Podcast Episode (including Your Story) may become available to the public. Remember that, once your Podcast Episode is included in the Series, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service, downloaded by members of the public, or otherwise made available on parts of the internet that we do not control (I mean, it’s the internet after all). Deleting the Podcast Episode on the Service will not delete those copies outside the Service.
7. Children’s privacy If you are under 13 years old, we can’t accept your personal information (in fact, it would be against some laws for us to collect it!). So, please don’t use our Service as its not directed at those under the age of 13, nor is it intended to be used by children under 13. Users in the EEA, please see the “Processing Information under the GDPR” section below. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. How we transfer, store and protect your data To run our Service, we may use computers located across the world. This means your information might be transferred to the US, Australia, Europe and anywhere else the service is operated. These countries and jurisdictions may not have the same data protection laws as your jurisdiction. Except where you are in the EEA, you consent to the transfer of information to Canada or any other country in which RT or its service providers maintain facilities – if you’re in the EEA, please see paragraph 9 below.
9. Cross-border transfers of information (for users in the EEA) For Users in the EEA, where we transfer your information to a third party provider that is not located in the EEA, and is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, we will require those third party providers to enter into an agreement that provides appropriate safeguards for your information. You can contact us at email@example.com for a copy of the safeguards which we have put in place to protect your personal information and privacy rights in these circumstances.
10. Keeping your information safe We use proper safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of all information collected through the Service. Despite our good practices, RT cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur, and we cannot guarantee the security of your information. Please also remember that RT is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
11. Compromise of information If any information under our control is compromised as a result of a breach of security, RT will take all reasonable steps to investigate the situation and where appropriate, notify those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
12. Your choices about your information Permitting you opted-in, you can stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices). Please refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools will prevent RT (or authorized third parties) from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service and for use in targeted ads by Advertisers. However, doing so may also disable some features available through the Service. If you have any questions about opting out of the collection of cookies and other tracking/recording tools, you can contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13. Rights in respect of your Information You have the right to: a. Be informed of the ways we use your information (as we seek to do in this Policy) b. Request a copy of your information; c. Request that we correct inaccuracies relating to your information; d. Withdraw consent that you have previously provided to us (for example, consent to contact you by email for marketing purposes); e. Request that your information be deleted if you withdraw consent, there is no longer a reason for us to use it, or if we have no lawful basis for keeping it; f. Request a structured electronic version of your information; g. Object to our use of your information; and h. Restrict the personal information we use about you where you have asked for it to be erased or where you have objected to our use of it.
To make a request for any reason listed above, please contact us at email@example.com. In some circumstances RT may not be able to comply with a request that you make in respect of your personal data. For example, we may not be able to provide a copy of your information where it infringes on the rights of another user. We may also be required to retain certain information that you ask us to delete for various reasons, such as where there is a legal requirement to do so. In some cases, you may have shared your information with third parties, such as by publishing You Story on a third party’s website. In that case RT will not be able to delete the information, and you will need to contact that third party directly. If we are unable to resolve your request, or if you are concerned about a potential violation, you may be entitled to report the issue or make a complaint to the data protection authority in your jurisdiction. You may have specific rights in relation to your information depending on where you live.
14. How long we keep your Your Story The short answer – we keep your personal information for as long as necessary to deliver the Service. How long we keep the information absolutely depends on the type of information we are holding and the purpose we collected it. Legal obligations will also inform how long we will hold the information.
16. Additional privacy information for Users in the EEA RT users in the European Economic Area (EEA) – this section applies to you! RT processes your information in accordance with European laws and regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR governs how RT may process your information, and the rights that EEA users have in relation to it. This means that RT will collect and use your information only where: a. You have given us consent; b. When it’s necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party; c. To take steps you request before we enter into a contract; d. When we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation; or e. When necessary for our legitimate interests i. Processing information because of our legitimate interest occurs when you have not actively approved the processing, but we have a legitimate purpose for the processing, it’s necessary to provide the Service, and the processing does not override your interests, rights, or freedoms (lots of lawyer talk, eh? Sorry for that, but it’s important!). If you have consented to our use of your information you may withdraw that consent at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Where we are using your information because of a legitimate interest to do so, you have the right to object to that use. However, if you do this, it may not be possible for RT to continue to provide you the Service.
17. Changes RT may, in its sole discretion, modify or update this Policy from time to time; if we do so, we will give notice in advance on the Services (including updating the ‘last updated’ date at the top of the Policy). Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Policy. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Policy, please do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.