Taking into account that YourStoryz is a service of ShareStoryz GmbH (Munich, Germany). By using products and services of ShareStoryz GmbH, such as YourStoryz mobile app and website(s) you accept the terms of service as well as the privacy and disclaimer policies stated here.
We may collect the following types of information for our services:
Information provided by you – When you register with YourStoryz by creating and/or using a YourStoryz user account or a YourStoryz business service, we ask you to provide personal information (such as your name, email address and a password). We may combine the information you provide for your account with information from other services of YourStoryz or from third parties to offer the best user experience and improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may offer you the option to indicate that you do not agree to the combination of such information (“opt-out”).
Log information – When you use YourStoryz app, website and/or services, our servers automatically store information that your browser sends each time you visit a website. Such server logs may include information such as query, IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of your query, and one or more cookies that can identify your browser.
Correspondence – When you send an email or other message to YourStoryz, we may keep those messages to process and answer your questions and to improve our services.
Links – YourStoryz can present links in such a way that we can keep track of whether these links have been clicked. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, tailor-made information. And present suggestions in content or advertising more relevant. For more information on links and referral URLs, see our sites.
- offering our products and services to users, including displaying customized information and advertising;
- control, research and analysis to maintain, protect and improve our services;
- ensure that our network functions technically well; and
- developing new services.
More information about how we process personal information can be found in the privacy notices regarding specific services.
YourStoryz processes personal information on our servers. In some cases, we process personal information on a server that is not located in your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we process personal information on behalf and at the direction of third parties, such as our advertisers.
Choices Regarding Personal Information
When you sign up for a particular service that requires you to register, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in any other way than for the purpose for which it was collected, we will ask you for permission beforehand.
You can refuse to provide personal information for a particular ShareStoryz service, but it may not be possible to provide that service to you.
YourStoryz will share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of YourStoryz only in the following limited circumstances:
- If we have your permission. We always ask for your explicit permission to share sensitive personal information.
- If users violate intellectual property rights by using, processing and / or publishing and/or storing and distributing stories (photo, video, text) by using their YourStoryz account and / or using the YourStoryz mobile app or website. In case of violation of these rights, the user is liable and his or her personal data will be provided to the involved authorities and/or copyright holder after the claims are made and presented to ShareStoryz as legit.
- We may share certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, such as the number of users who have searched for a particular word or clicked on a particular ad. Such information cannot be traced back to you.
- If you have any questions about the management or use of personal data, you can contact us via the website.
We take appropriate security measures against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These measures include internal evaluations of our data collection, storage and processing methods and our security measures, as well as physical security measures to prevent unauthorized access to systems on which we store personal data.
Access to personal information is reserved to ShareStoryz employees, contractors and agents who need to be aware of such information in order to provide, expand or improve our services. These individuals have a duty of professional secrecy and, if breached, may face disciplinary action, including contract termination and criminal charges.
Integrity of data
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
When you use ShareStoryz Services, we make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information and to either correct it if it is inaccurate or delete it at your request if it is legal or for legitimate business purposes is no longer required to keep it. Before processing such requests, we ask the user to consult, correct or identify the information stored on him, and we may refuse to process requests that are repeated unreasonably often or systematically, disproportionately technical require effort, compromise the privacy of others, or be extremely difficult to execute (for example, requests regarding information contained in backup tapes), or to which access is not otherwise required.
When we provide the ability to access and correct information, we always provide this service free of charge, unless it would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures for accessing, correcting, or deleting users’ personal information. The details of these procedures can be found in the specific privacy notices regarding these services.
When we receive formal, written complaints through the website or our postal address, ShareStoryz’ policy is to contact the affected user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the relevant competent authorities, including local privacy regulators, to resolve complaints about the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between ShareStoryz and the individual concerned.
Changes to this policy