1.1 We Genuinely Care About Your Privacy
1.2 Information We Collect
1.3 Log Files, Cookies, and Clear GIFs
1.4 How We Use Your Information
1.5 Why We Need to Identify Your Mobile Device
1.6 How We Share Your Information with Others
1.7 Our Communications With You
1.8 Controlling How We Use Your Information
1.9 Links to or From Other Sites
1.10 How to Access Your Personal Information
1.11 How We Secure Your Information
1.12 Customers Residing Outside the United States
1.13 Children Under the Age of 13
1.14 Minors and Parental Consent
1.15 Business Transitions
1.16 Updates to this Policy
1.17 Contact Us
We, at Chipp’d Ltd. – along with its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereby collectively referred to as “Chipp’d”) – believe that your privacy is a right, not a privilege.
During the course of delivering our services, Chipp’d will need to collect various types of data about you and others. The data we collect will depend in large part on which kind of StoryChips account you are creating or accessing. In any case, this data is either personal, whereby it can be used to determine your identity, e.g. your email address, or generic, whereby it says nothing about your identity and instead is typically used in aggregate form to identify trends in user activity, e.g. the amount of time you spend on a given page.
Another distinction we must make about the types of information we collect is the way in which the data is obtained. Personal information can only be accessed by us if you submit it voluntarily or if someone else submits it about you, while generic information is typically collected automatically via technology as you are using the Site. We feel that it’s important to highlight this, so that you are aware that we may collect data about you even if you don’t affirmatively provide it to us.
The types of personal information we collect about you may include some or all of the following:
The types of generic information we collect about you include:
We ensure that the generic and aggregate information we collect cannot be used to identify you by recording and handling it separately from your personal information.
We use this type of information to better understand how you are interacting with our site and to help us improve the quality of our products and services.
The information we collect from you helps us improve the quality of StoryChips products and services. We know you’ve heard this all before, but the difference is that StoryChips already has a business model, so we don’t need to and won’t make money from your information by advertising or by selling or renting your data. The promise of privacy is already factored into the price we charge for our products.
With that in mind, we use your information to:
We use five forms on the Site to collect personal information from you, where each requires you to provide your explicit consent. Here is a summary of the data collected in each of these forms, along with the purpose of said collection and how it will be stored. All of this data can be disposed of upon your request and/or deletion of your account on the Site.
We pride ourselves on offering you a private and secure way to share personal content with others. However, in order to do this, we need to collect information from you that allows us to identify your mobile device.
Every StoryChips product contains a unique QR code that links to a page on the Site. When you first access an activated StoryChips product and scan the QR code, your mobile device is permanently associated with this code. In addition, we automatically assign your mobile device a unique identifier based on the account information you entered.
From this point onward, any time you want to view your page on the Site, you simply scan the appropriate QR code using your mobile device. Upon scanning the code, we automatically compare the identifier associated with the device to that associated with the scanned code. You will only be permitted to view the page if there is a match or if you are otherwise on the designated approved viewer list submitted to us by the creator of the page. And only up to the number of authorized views by Chipp’d.
This proprietary mechanism for authenticating your identity enables us to offer you a higher level of security than would be possible without identifying your mobile device. Rest assured that we don’t collect or store your mobile device’s UDID, nor do we use the identity of your mobile device for any other purpose.
We have to share some of your information with third party service providers in order to deliver StoryChips products and services. This is only to enable us to offer you a better experience. We do not share your information with advertisers, nor do we sell your information – either in aggregate or individually – to any third party.
We use an outside shipping company to fulfill orders, and a credit card processing company to bill you for products and services. We also use third party software to analyze visitor trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of our marketing communications. We do not authorize these companies to retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any other purposes.
Here is a list of all third party service providers that we use as part of the delivery of services offered on the Site:
Please note that some of these tools are only used internally to support our communication, workflow, and performance improvement efforts. We only use Google and Facebook to advertise our products on other websites. We do not advertise on the Site and have no intention to do so in the future.
We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on the Site.
We will occasionally send you communications either to the email address associated with your account or to the postal address you used when purchasing a StoryChips product. These communications are primarily aimed at enhancing your overall experience using our products and services. You can opt out of receiving these at any time but doing so might impact on your ability or other users’ ability to use the StoryChips platform or access your page. For example, we will send you an email when you are running out of views. If you opt out of receiving that email, your page may become inaccessible. Similarly, one of our types of user accounts notifies you whenever your page is viewed. If you opt out of receiving notifications, we will no longer be able to advise you that your account has been accessed.
We will occasionally send you information on new products and services, special offers, events, or promotions. You can subscribe to receive these emails or unsubscribe either on the Site homepage or when purchasing a StoryChips product via our online store.
Out of respect for your privacy, you may unsubscribe from receiving these emails at any time either by following the instructions contained in one of the emails or by contacting us directly at [email protected].
We may also send you product catalogs or special promotional packages to your postal address. These communications will be infrequent and are primarily used to reward you for being a loyal customer. Should you prefer not to receive such communications, please send us an email to [email protected].
We provide you the opportunity to opt out of having your personally identifiable information used for certain purposes when we ask for this information. For example, if you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and promotional communications, you may unsubscribe from receiving them by following the instructions included in each email or by contacting us at [email protected].
You can also deactivate push notifications at any time by changing the appropriate setting in your accounts page on the Site.
You will be notified before your personal information is collected by any third party that is not our agent or service provider, so you can make an informed choice as to whether or not to share your information with that party.
We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.
If your personally identifiable information changes, you may correct or update it by making the change in your account page on the Site. You may also delete or deactivate an individual page or your entire account at any time using the appropriate setting in your account page on the Site.
Please feel free to contact us at any time should you require any assistance accessing, modifying, or deleting your personal information from the Site via email to [email protected].
The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information, such as credit card number, on the Site, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. So, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If you have any questions about security on the Site, please send us an email to [email protected].
Our service is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under the age of 13, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
We strongly recommend that minors, i.e. individuals between the ages of 13 and 17, obtain their parents’ consent prior to joining the Site, or sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet. We encourage parents to teach their children about safe Internet use practices.
Chipp’d reserves the right to:
In the event that Chipp’d undergoes a business transition, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your personally identifiable information will likely be among the assets transferred. You will be notified via email and the placement of a prominent notice on the Site for at least 30 days of any such ownership transfer or change in control of your personal information.
If we decide to change our Policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement, the Site homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.
We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage.
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