Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Privacy Polcy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to Celebrity Short Stories Inc. (Celebrity Short Stories or hereafter simply referred to as the “Website”).  Celebrity Short Stories has established this Privacy Policy to explain to you how your information is collected, protected, used and disclosed at our Website.  The privacy practices of this statement apply to our services available under the domain and subdomains of www.celebrityshortstories.com and apply generally to our affiliates and subsidiaries.  By using the Website, you consent to the privacy practices described in this policy, as modified from time to time by us.  Please carefully review this policy so you understand our data privacy practices.  We may use personal information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in the Privacy Policy at any time.  However should our privacy practices change we will post the policy changes to our Website and indicate the date the Privacy Policy was last updated.  We encourage you to check back at our Website periodically if you are concerned about how your information is used.

Overview of Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about the ways in which we use and protect your personal information.

If you have additional questions, you may send an email to us by clicking on the link entitled “Contact Us”.

By visiting this Website you agree to be bound by the terms and provisions of this Privacy Policy.  If you do not agree please do not use or access our Website.

This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from you as part of normal operation and what may happen to that information.  This policy is detailed because we believe you should know as much as possible about Celebrity Short Stories’ practices so that you can make informed decisions.

When you accept this Privacy Policy on this Website, you consent to our use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy is effective for all users.  If we decide to update our Privacy Policy, we will post the updates to this Website.

Collection Of Data and Its Usage

For various services on the Website, we may require you to provide appropriate information as indicated on the forms throughout the Website.  Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional.  You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature.

When you visit our Website, some information may be automatically collected, such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and the time and date of your visit.  We may use this information to protect, enhance or update the Website.

We use encryption where appropriate to safeguard your data.  We use procedural and technical safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy, including encryption, firewalls and secure socket layers, consistent with a website of our size.  We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access.  We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company.  However, please note that 100% security is not a realistic guarantee any website or service exposed to the internet can provide today and neither can we.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small text file placed on your computer’s hard drive by a web server – which is acknowledged by your web browser.  We use cookies for a variety of purposes, including, but not limited to the following: (a) To assist us in providing our services to you; (b) To allow you to change pages during your visit to our Website without repeatedly having to re-enter your password; (c) To track activity on our Website; (d) To introduce services to you on this and other websites.  You can usually set parameters on your computer that allow you to elect to accept cookies or to have your browser notify you each time a cookie is offered.  You can also usually delete cookies from your hard drive.  You can find instructions on how to accept cookies, on how to be notified that a cookie is being offered, and on how to delete cookies through your Internet Browser.  If your browser does not accept cookies from our Website, some features we provide may not function properly.

If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Website, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

When you visit or make posts on our Website, you may provide us with information.  We describe how this information is used.  If you do not agree to our usage of your information, please do not use our Website.

In this document, we categorize information as public, private or protected.  Any information categorized as public will be shared with other members on the Website without any further approval process.  Any information categorized as private is never shared with other members.  Any information categorized as protected is shared with other members only after your explicit approval.

  • Your username is public and it identifies you to other members in the system.
  • Your contact information such as name, email address, phone number, and mobile phone number is protected, unless you explicitly approve the request for exchanging contact information.

Please note, in all cases above, there may be additional optional or required information fields as defined by the various forms on the Website.

Browser Monitor

Celebrity Short Stories may employ a browser monitor within Web pages on our Site (including your Home Page) in order to optimize your user experience.  Browser monitors help identify browser status and the client-side metrics relating to page loading.  We constantly seek ways to improve page load times for our users and may ultimately use these metrics for such purposes.  Any such browser monitor will only be active while the user is active on the Site.

Disclosure of Your Information To Third Parties

  • We may disclose information in good faith to appropriate authorities in case of fraudulent transactions, illegal activities or other malpractices.  In response to a verified request by law enforcement, immigration, customs or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, street address, city, province, postal code, country, telephone number(s), email address, and additional information we maintain about you, with a subpoena or comparable legal process.
  • We share aggregated statistical data with our business partners or for public relations.  For example, we may disclose demographic information of our users.  However, this aggregated information is not tied to personally identifiable information such as your name, email address or phone number.
  • As with any other business, it is possible that Celebrity Short Stories in the future could merge with or be acquired by another company.  If such an acquisition occurs, the successor company would have access to the information maintained by Celebrity Short Stories, including customer account information, but would continue to be bound by this Privacy Policy unless and until it is amended as described above.

If third parties unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications to trace your personal information, or an external user illegally acquires your personal information from the Website, we will not be liable for any eventual consequences.

Celebrity Short Stories contains advertising and non-advertising links to a variety of third party sites to enhance the member experience.  Celebrity Short Stories has no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites, nor should such links be considered an endorsement of these sites except where otherwise noted.  Some of Celebrity Short Stories’ advertisers and affiliates may request information directly from users, or link to sites that do.  Celebrity Short Stories has no control over its advertisers’ privacy policies, and encourages users to review such policies prior to submitting any personal information to them.

How We Use Your Information

We may use any information you provide to facilitate the services you request, troubleshoot problems, identify abuse or our services, identify violation of our terms of use, measure consumer interest in our services and products and enhance our Website.  We may compare and review your personal information for errors, omissions and accuracy.

You agree that we may use personal information about you to improve content and services.  You agree that we may use your personal information to contact you and deliver notifications to you.  We also reserve the right to send notifications of any changes or new features of the Website.  By accepting the Privacy Policy, you agree to receive these notifications.

How You May Use Personal Information of Other Members

You agree that, for all personal information of another user you acquire though the Website or through a related communication or transaction of the Website, Celebrity Short Stories hereby grants to you a license to use such information only for: (a) Celebrity Short Stories related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages; (b) using services offered through Celebrity Short Stories, and (c) any other purpose that the user expressly agrees to after you adequately disclose of the purpose(s) to the user.

In all cases, you must provide users with the opportunity to review any information you have collected about them and remove them from your database if they should choose so.  In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personally identifiable information about another Celebrity Short Stories user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after adequate disclosure.  Note that law enforcement personnel are given different rights to information they access.

Celebrity Short Stories and our users do not tolerate spam.  Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add a Celebrity Short Stories’ user to your mail list (email, physical mail or telephone contact) without their express consent after adequate disclosure.

How You May Use The Website

You may not use any computer-based scripts, robot, spider, scraper or any other automated tools to enter or retrieve any data from our Website.  You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.  You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.  You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content (except for your own personal, non-commercial use) from our Website with the prior expressed written permission of Celebrity Short Stories.  We reserve the right to determine abuse of our services and terminate your registration without prior notice if we deem necessary.

You are not allowed to use the Website for any purposes other than the services as documented in the Privacy Policy.

Online Member Surveys

Celebrity Short Stories may periodically conduct individual voluntary member surveys.  We encourage our registrants to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the types of services we offer, and how we provide them to you.  The responses we collect in online surveys are anonymous.  In the end, we hope to tailor our communications and site layout with you to fit your needs — so that you receive more of what you want from us and less of what you don’t want.

Our Corporate Entities

We may share much of our data, including personal information about you, with our affiliates and subsidiaries that are committed to serving your needs and related services and products.  To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as protectively as they treat information they obtain from other users.  Our affiliates and subsidiaries follow privacy practices no less protective of users than our practices described in this document.

Abuse of Terms of Use

We have the right to share your name and contact information with our attorneys in the event of serious violation of conduct.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, Celebrity Short Stories’ information practices, or your dealings with Celebrity Short Stories, you can contact us by sending an email to info@celebrityshortstories.com.