Updated on November 1, 2018
Autism Stories SEZC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Autism Stories”, “we,” “us,” and “our”) understand that you care about your privacy and we want to make sure you are familiar with how we collect, use and disclose information from and about you.
The Services are not targeted to, and do not knowingly collect Personal Information from, minors under 18 years of age. We request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Services or otherwise use or access our Services.
Information We Collect
Autism Stories, Our Affiliates and our service providers may collect the following information from and about you:
Personal Information That You Provide to Us: We collect Personal Information when, for example, you register for or subscribe to certain products or services; create a membership profile; participate in a sweepstakes, contest or game; take a survey; visit our website; use any interactive features; participate in a community forum; or contact our customer service representatives.
Other Information You Submit: We collect Other Information when you submit it to us. It may include your gender, zip code/postal code, birthday, education, occupation, financial information, and interests.
Other Information We Receive from Third Parties: We may receive Other Information about you from third parties, including, for example, demographic data, social media account number, information about your interests, and information about your activities on other websites.
- Google Analytics – web interaction analytics
- Facebook conversion tracking – advertising campaign conversion tracking
- LinkedIn conversion tracking – advertising campaign conversion tracking
- Twitter conversion tracking – advertising campaign conversion tracking
- Login token for identifying authenticated users. Called “token”
- Features token for identifying multi-variety tests attached to user. Called “features”
Please note that no identifying data is stored in cookies.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.
You can manage the use of Flash technologies with the Flash management tools available at Adobe’s website, http://www.adobe.com/devnet/security.edu.html. Please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features or personalization available through our Services.
How we Use Your Information
We use the Personal Information we collect from and about you for the purposes set forth below. Please note that we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and disclose it for all the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information. We may combine Other Information with your Personal Information, and when we do, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.
To improve the quality of our products and services and to personalize your experience by presenting content, products and offers tailored to you, we may also combine the Personal and Other Information we collect with information relating to your use of other Autism Stories products, services and websites. In addition, we may supplement the Personal and Other Information we collect with information from other sources, such as publicly available information from social media services, commercially available sources and information from Autism Stories Affiliates or business partners.
To provide and manage our services: We use the information we collect from and about you to provide our products, services and features to you, including: to process and fulfill your subscription, to send you information about your relationship or transactions with us, to measure and improve those services and features, to allow you to comment on content and participate in online games, contests, promotions or rewards programs, use collaboration tools to share content and collaborate with other users, to provide you with customer support, and to respond to inquiries. If you choose to use the collaboration tools, some of your Personal Information may be included in a directory that can be viewed and used by other users of these collaboration tools.
To deliver relevant content and recommendations: To make your experience more interesting and personalized, we may use any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in delivering content on any of our Services.
To deliver relevant online advertising: The Services and our service providers may use any of the information we collect from and about you for remarketing purposes to assist us in delivering relevant ads to you when you use the Services, or another service provided by Our Affiliates. (See Information We Collect, above, for details on the types of information we may use.) As noted above, we may work with third party online advertising companies and advertisers who help deliver these ads to you. These third parties may collect and use information about your activities on our Services and on other websites, and Other Information about you, to limit the online ads you encounter to those we believe are consistent with your interests.
To allow social sharing functionality: If you log in with or connect a social media service account with the Services, we may use Personal and Other Information to facilitate your sharing of information between the Services and your social media service.
To contact you: Autism Stories and Our Affiliates may periodically send promotional materials, surveys, or notifications related to our products and services. To help make these materials more relevant to you, we may use and combine any of the Personal and Other Information we collect to assist us in sending you these materials. We may also use your information to contact you, including to respond to your comments, inquiries or requests. If you want to stop receiving these materials from us, please follow the instructions in the Choices and Access section below.
How We Share Your Information
Information Made Public Through Use of Our Services and User Privacy Settings: Certain features on the Services give you an opportunity to interact with us and others. These may include collaboration tools, community forums, chats, creating community profiles, and rating, tagging and commenting on videos and/or articles. When you use any of these features, you should be aware that any information you submit, including your name, user name, location, email address, profile information, picture, likes, status, and comments, may be publicly available to anyone, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party application developers, and anyone else with access to the Services. We are not responsible for any information you choose to submit and make public through these interactive features.
To manage corporate and third-party subscriptions: If your subscription is provided in whole or in part by your employer or another third party, we may notify the provider when you access or use your subscription. When providing these notices, we may reveal limited amounts of your Personal Information such as your name or email address.
To allow third-party service providers to assist us in providing and managing our services: We may make your Personal Information available to certain third-party service providers, such as contractors, agents or sponsors, who help us manage or provide our products and services by, for example: developing or supporting products and features; sending email messages on our behalf; processing payments; fulfilling orders; delivering subscriptions; auditing; processing data or statistics; and serving, customizing or delivering marketing or ads. These outside service providers are required to protect Personal Information entrusted to them and not use it for any other purpose than the specific service they are providing to us.
To complete a merger, sale of assets, or bankruptcy: If Autism Stories sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger, bankruptcy, or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Autism Stories may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Autism Stories uses a combination of administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard Personal Information in its possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification. However, no one can guarantee the complete safety of your information. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us by emailing email@example.com.
Choices and Access
Your Choices Regarding Our Use and Disclosure of Your Personal Information: We give you certain choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information for marketing purposes.
You may opt-out from receiving electronic communications from us (including surveys or notifications) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, as applicable.
Please note that there are certain service notifications that you may not opt-out of, such as renewal notices and notifications of changes to Autism Stories products and services or policies. If you have installed a mobile app and you wish to stop receiving push notifications, you can change the settings either on your mobile device or through the app.
How to Access, Correct or Update Your Personal Information: You can access, review, correct, update, delete or modify your registration or subscription profile information and modify your marketing preferences by emailing email@example.com. Most subscribers can also update their Personal Information online by signing on to their accounts and visiting the appropriate account management sections of our website.
For your protection, we may only implement requests with respect to the Personal Information associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we may need to verify your identity before implementing your request. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.
Please note that we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such change or deletion (e.g., when you make a purchase or enter a promotion, you may not be able to change or delete the Personal Information provided until after the completion of such purchase or promotion).
Your California Privacy Rights: California law permits our customers who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their own direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact our customer service representatives by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name and the address to which you would like us to respond. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.
Other Important Information
Collection of Personal Financial Information by a Payment Service: In some cases, we may use an unaffiliated payment service to allow you to purchase a product or make payments (“Payment Service”). When you make purchases through the Payment Service, you may provide payment information (such as payment card number and expiration date). This information is used by our Payment Service for one-time and recurring billing purposes according to the type of product ordered and the terms pertaining thereto, and to fulfill your orders. Payment card information is sent in encrypted format and is used only to send to our Payment Service, for the purposes of collecting payment for services rendered or to be rendered. We never make this information visible to anyone other than our Payment Service and never communicate it over a non-encrypted connection. The full payment card number is never seen by anyone inside our company, once entered and submitted, except by our Payment Service for the purposes of authorizing, clearing and reversing charges to your payment card. If we (or our Payment Service) have trouble processing an order, we (or our Payment Service) may use your Personal Information to contact you.