Privacy Policy

Last updated: March 2020

Welcome to Chainstories (the “Platform”). The Platform is provided and controlled by Chainstories. (“Chainstories”, “we” or “us”). We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.


By accessing or using our website, services, applications, products and content (that include but are not limited to the Platform) (collectively, the “Services”), you acknowledge that you have read this policy and that you understand your rights in relation to your information and how we will collect, use and process it. If you do not agree with this policy in general or any part of it, you should not use our Services. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this policy have the meaning given to them in the Terms of Service.


If you have any questions about how we use your information please contact [email protected].

Summary

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information when you create an account, and use the Platform, such as your contact details, optional media for constructing your profile and content you create. We also collect information you share with us from third party social network providers, and technical and behavioural information about your use of the Platform.

How will we use the information about you?

We use your information to fulfil and enforce our service contract with you, to improve and administer the Platform and allow you to use its functionalities. We also use your information to, among other things, show you suggestions, promote the Platform, and serve you targeted advertising.

Who do we share your information with?

We share your data with our third party service providers we rely on to help you provide you with the Platform. These providers include cloud storage providers, and other IT service providers. We also share your information with our business partners, advertisers, analytics and search engine providers. We may also share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or government bodies as required by law.

Your Rights

You may have rights in relation to your information.

How long do we keep hold of your information?

We retain your information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil (1) our contractual obligations and rights in relation to the information involved, (2) our legal obligation(s) under applicable law(s) and regulations to retain data for a certain period of time, taking into account statute of limitations under applicable law(s); (3) our legitimate business purposes; (4) and to conduct a defence in relation to disputes or potential disputes.

How will we notify you of any changes?

We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this policy, through a notice on our Platform. However, you should look at this policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy, which reflects the effective date of such policy. Your continued access to or use of the Services after the date of the updated policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy. If you do not agree to the updated policy, you must stop accessing or using the Services.


1. The types of information we collect


We may collect and use the following information about you:


2. Cookies


We use cookies and other similar technologies (e.g. web beacons, flash cookies, etc.) (“Cookies”) to enhance your experience using the Platform, improve our services, and provide you with targeted advertising . Cookies are small files which, when placed on your device, enable us to provide certain features and functionality.​


We use the following Cookies:


If for any reason you do not wish to take advantage of Cookies, you can disable Cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you do so, this will affect your enjoyment of the Platform and we will no longer be able to offer to you personalised content. Unless you opt out of Cookies, we will assume you consent to the use of Cookies.


“Do-not-track” signals are preferences that users can set on their web browser to limit how their activity is tracked across third-party websites or online services. The Platform does not respond to "do-not-track" signals in your web browser.


Analytics information


​On our Platform, we use third-party analytics tools to help us measure traffic and usage trends for the Services. Traffic refers to the different data flows surrounding activities of the users on the Services. These tools, for example, collect information sent by your device or our Services, including the pages you visit, add-ons, and other information that assists us in improving the Service. The information will be used to report and evaluate your activities and patterns as a user of the Platform to provide services in accordance with these activities.


​Our third party analytics tool is Google Analytics provided by Google, Inc (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses Cookies, small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters and which are stored on your computer. Google will use this information including your truncated IP address to assemble statistics on the use of our Service or to provide other related services as described above. For further information on how Google Analytics collects and processes information about you and information on how to opt out from Google's collection of information from you, please click here. You can also find further information in the Google Analytics Terms of Service & Privacy.


3. How we use your information


We will use the information we collect about you in the following ways:


4. How we share your information


We will share your information with the following selected third parties:


We will also share your information with any member, subsidiary, parent, or affiliate of our corporate group, only for the purposes set out above, to assist in the improvement and optimisation of the Platform, in order to prevent illegal uses, increase user numbers, development, engineering and analysis of information or for our internal business purposes (How we use your information).


We will share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other organizations if legally required to do so, or if such use is reasonably necessary to:


We will also disclose your information to third parties:


5. Your Rights


If you have registered for an account, you may access and update certain personal information that you have provided to us by logging into your online account and using the features and functionalities available there.


You can manage third party advertising preferences for some of the third parties we work with to serve advertising across the Internet by clicking here and by utilizing the choices available at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and www.aboutads.info/choices. You can opt out of marketing or advertising emails by utilizing the “unsubscribe” link or mechanism noted in marketing or advertising emails you receive from us.


You can switch off location information functionality on your mobile device if you do not wish to share your GPS or mobile device location information with us.


California Residents

California residents who provide personal information in obtaining products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us once a calendar year information about the customer information we shared, if any, with other businesses for their own direct marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of customer information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared customer information for the immediately prior calendar year. To request a notice, please submit your request to [email protected].



6. The security of your information


We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your information, for example, by encryption, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Platform; any transmission is at your own risk.


We have appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk of varying likelihood and severity for the rights and freedoms of you and other users. We maintain these technical and organizational measures and will amend them from time to time to improve the overall security of our systems.


We will, from time to time, include links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to these websites.


Note that If you upload a video to the Platform for the first time, your video will be on a public account, meaning that if you post a video it can be viewed by every user of the Platform regardless your connection to the user. We will delete your information from your use of the Platform once you decided to delete the respective UGV or broadcast content or other information you provided in your profile.


7. How long we keep your information


We use the following criteria to determine the period for which we will keep your information:


After you have terminated your use of our Services, we can store your information in an aggregated and anonymised format. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we can also retain any personal information as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, allow us to resolve and litigate disputes, and to enforce our agreements.


8. Information relating to children


The Platform is not directed at children under the age of 13. If we become aware that personal information has been collected from a person under the age of 13 we will delete this information and terminate the person’s account. If you believe that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at [email protected].


9. Changes


We will generally notify all users of any material changes to this policy, through a notice on our Platform. However, you should look at this policy regularly to check for any changes. We will also update the “Last Updated” date at the top of this policy, which reflects the effective date of such policy. Your continued access to or use of the Services after the date of the updated policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy. If you do not agree to the updated policy, you must stop accessing or using the Services.


10. Contact


Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy should be addressed to:
Email Address: [email protected].
Website: https://chainstories.app


Supplemental Terms – Jurisdiction-Specific


In the event of a conflict between the provisions of the Supplemental Terms – Jurisdiction-Specific that are relevant to your jurisdiction from which you access or use the Services, and the rest of policy, the relevant jurisdictions’ Supplemental Terms – Jurisdiction-Specific will supersede and control.


Japan.

If you are using our services in Japan, the following additional terms apply:


South Korea.

If you are using our services in South Korea, the following additional terms apply. In the event of any conflict between the following additional terms and the provisions of the main body of this policy, the following terms shall prevail.