Collection and Use of Your InformationWe obtain certain information when you create a User account with this Service or if you correspond with us via email. If you connect through a third party service, e.g. Google Accounts or Facebook, that third party may pass certain information on to Story Spheres. This information could include, but is not limited to, any information you have permitted the third party to share with us or any information that you have made publicly available through that service.
We may collect metadata associated with User Content, typically when, where and by whom the piece of content was collected and formatted. Users can add additional information including keywords, titles, descriptions and hashtags all of which is collected, stored and is searchable by other Users. If you choose to share content through the Service, this metadata may be accessible to others on third party social media sites or platforms through sharing and embedding.
This information is used to operate and maintain the Service and to provide you the features and functionality of the Service. This information may also be used to communicate directly with you for example through email updates or newsletters. If you don’t want to receive such communication, you may opt out. You may not opt out of Service-related emails which cover areas including but not limited to account verification, changes/updates to features, technical and security notices).
Cookies and device identifiers
When you visit Story Spheres we may send you one or more cookies to identify your browser. These cookies can also convey information about how you use the service and allows us to see and store your usage of the service over time. If your browser is set to not accept cookies, please be aware that some features of the service may not function properly as a result. Similarly when you access the Service by or through a mobile device or computer we may access, collect, monitor and store device identifiers. A device identifier uniquely identify your device and may stay on your device persistently to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the service.
Analytics and log files When you use the Service our servers automatically retain certain log file information. We may also collect data or use third party analytics tools to help us collect data which measure traffic and usage of the Service. These tools and log files collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request including pages you visit, IP, number of clicks, browser type and width and height or other information which assists us in improving the service and understanding how you use it.
Sharing of Your InformationWe may share your information with third parties outside Story Spheres in the following instances:
We may share your information with third-party business partners, consultants and service providers that perform services on our behalf for the purpose of providing the Service to you e.g. email providers, analytics companies etc.
Any information of User Content that you voluntarily disclose becomes available to other Story Spheres users and to the public. You may also choose to share your information with friends through email, embedded links or through social media. If you remove information you have posted, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Service or if other Users have copied and saved that information.
In the event Story Spheres is bought, sold or transferred, your information, User Content and other User information will likely be among the items transferred.
We may also share your information in an anonymous form that does not identify you directly as an individual.
How We Store Your InformationYour information collected through the Service may be stored and processed in any country in which Story Spheres maintains facilities. Story Spheres may transfer the information we collect about and from you to affiliated entities or other third parties across borders or around the world.