Privacy Policy


Privacy Policy

Step-By-Step-Story is committed to respecting the privacy rights of everyone who uses our smartphone app and visits our website.

This Privacy Policy provides a guide as to how we collect, store and use the information that you provide to us online and via the Step-By-Step-Story smartphone app, and explains how we may share information. It also explains how you can change the way we may collect personal information from you. We also discuss notices of changes that may be made to this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to our online mobile products and services (collectively, the “Services”) and also to any website owned or controlled by us, including, but not limited to, www.step-by-step-story.com.

BY USING ANY OF OUR SITES OR OUR ONLINE MOBILE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR SITES OR OUR SMARTPHONE APP.

What information do we collect, and how is it used?
The type of information that Step-By-Step-Story collects will vary depending on
the activity, and may include what is known as “personally identifiable information” or
“personal information” including your first and last name, e-mail address, account information for certain third party sites or networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+, phone numbers (including cell phone numbers), and home address. Personally identifiable
information can be accessed in order to directly contact you. Such contact will be governed by our Terms and Conditions, the terms and conditions of which are incorporated herein by reference. We may share your personal information with third parties, but such third parties agree to maintain the security of your personal information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

We may also share personal information with third parties to prevent abuse of our Site or Services and also to comply with any laws, notices or orders from a governmental agency or entity or to prevent harm to a user of our Site or Services.

Some of our websites and Services use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze and track how visitors use the Site and
our Services. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our Services will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers and may be accessed by us. Google uses this information to help us evaluate how our websites are used. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Third party sites and services you access through our Services may also employ cookies.

Cookies also allow us to see what you may have purchased, either from our Site or through using one of our Services including game play. We collect information on games you have played, and we may also track purchases that you may make within a game. We may send you notifications based on information we learn from cookies, including notifications related to purchasing additional games or products from us.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. However, we have no access to or control over these cookies, once we have given permission for third parties set cookies
for advertising.

Step-By-Step-Story may also collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information internally and to some of our business partners and advertisers and to audit the use of our Sites or Services. When visitors request pages on one of our Sites, our servers log the visitors’ IP addresses. We collect log files that record activity on our Sites and gather statistics about visitor’s time and
activity on the Sites. The statistics are generated anonymously, and they help us in connection with marketing and demographic studies as we enhance our Sites. Step-By-Step-Story can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use, to protect our services, Sites or a person or entity.

We may also use cookies to track postings to online discussions about our Services that are controlled by us. While you can disable cookies, some areas of our Site or our Services may not function with all available features if you do so.

If we are going to use your personal information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will post a notice prominently on our Site. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In some cases where
we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.

We may share some aggregate data that we learn about users (which is data that does not contain personal information) with third parties.

Electronic Newsletter and Subscription to other Updates about Step-By-Step-Story
Step-By-Step-Story offers users the opportunity to sign up to receive an e-newsletter as well as news, web, game and press updates related to Step-By-Step-Story (collectively, “Updates”). Step-By-Step-Story does not guarantee or promise the frequency in which Updates may be sent and reserves the right to discontinue sending Updates at any time. To sign up for Updates, you must be eligible to register with Step-By-Step-Story and provide your e-mail address, first name, create a password and, at your option, a screen name.

Information collected for Step-By-Step-Story Updates may be transferred, disclosed, or shared with third parties who may be engaged by us specifically to handle the preparation and delivery of the Updates and perform other related technical and processing functions. These third parties may not use it for other purposes and have agreed to maintain
the confidentiality of such information.

Sign-up for Updates is always optional, and users who no longer wish to receive our Updates and communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in the email, or you may contact us at info@step-by-step-story.com to opt-out.

Your information on our website
As part of the social networking aspect of Step-By-Step-Story, you may choose to post or upload additional facts and material about yourself and your profile, including a biography, birth date (with the year being optional) a profile picture, your location, your interests or your occupation on our Site, which are governed by the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy. Please note that information, additional facts or any other materials that you post anywhere on our Sites will be available for any user to read, and are therefore no longer private. A third party may disclose any information or materials you choose to post. Also, information and material that you post could be used by someone to send you unsolicited messages. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made on our Sites (although Step-By-Step-Story reserves the right to remove any such public postings in its sole discretion), and we are not responsible for the personally identifiable information or material you choose to submit. We reserve the right to terminate the accounts of visitors who use these services in a manner inconsistent with our Terms of Use.

Personal Information from Third Parties/Social Networking Sites
Provided that you have first given permission to the applicable third party, Step-By-Step-Story may receive information from third party social networking site, including Facebook and Twitter, related to your accounts on those services. Information that we collect from those third parties from whom you have given permission may be used by Step-By-Step-Story solely in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Some users who access our Services through a social networking account such as Facebook or through our Site may receive access to special content not available to other users.

Referring a Friend
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Site or Services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We may automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the Site or use the Services. Step-By-Step-Story stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at info@step-by-step-story.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

Third Party Links
To provide relevant information not found on our Sites, Step-By-Step-Story may provide links from our Sites to third party websites. We encourage our users to read third party websites’ privacy policies before submitting personal information.

Correspondence with Step-By-Step-Story
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 our Sites or Services, we may collect such information into a file which is only accessed by authorised
personnel. We may also collect other users’ comments about you in our complaints department.

Your use of Other Users’ Information
You may not use other users’ information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats. Step-By-Step-Story reserves the right to terminate those who misuse other users’ information or who otherwise violate the Step-By-Step-Story Terms of Use.

Control of Your Password
You may not disclose your password to any third parties or share it with any third parties. If, despite the foregoing, you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

Reviewing, Changing or Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information
Once you register, you will be able to review and change much of your personally identifiable information at Step-By-Step-Story including your email address, password and user name.

Please promptly update your information if it changes by logging in to your account and following the screen prompts. We strongly urge you to periodically change your password to help reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your account information. We will retain in our files information, including personal information, you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, comply with industry rules and regulations, enhance security, reduce fraud, comply with federal and state law and to enforce our Terms of Use.

This Privacy Policy covers only information that is collected through our Sites, and does not cover information that may be collected through software downloaded from the Sites.
Our Sites may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that Step-By-Step-Story is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Site to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@step-by-step-story.com.

Special Note to Parents and Guardians
Anyone using the Internet should ensure that their privacy is being protected. This is especially true for children under the age of 13. Step-By-Step-Story is committed to
complying fully with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We ask parents and guardians of children to discuss what information should be released on the Internet, especially personal information. Step-By-Step-Story does not condition a child’s participation in any of the activities available on our Sites on the disclosure of more
information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.

Step-By-Step-Story does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Note that Step-By-Step-Story may collect personally identifiable information from users of the Sites or Services who are over 13 and under 18, and the collection and retention of this information is subject to the terms of this Privacy
Policy. When a user in the 13-18 year old age category submits personally identifiable information, Step-By-Step-Story may, in accordance with applicable laws or regulations or at Step-By-Step-Story’s discretion, request a parent or guardian’s e-mail address to notify the parent or guardian of the activity of the user in this age category.

Security
Step-By-Step-Story has security measures in place to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Step-By-Step-Story uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information such as firewalls. While “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet, our technical experts at Step-By-Step-Story work hard to ensure your secure use of our services.

Merger or Acquisition
While Step-By-Step-Story does not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose personal information collected from and about its users (including children under 13) to third parties except as specifically stated in this Privacy Policy, please note that in the event of a merger,acquisition, reorganisation, bankruptcy, or other similar event, Step-By-Step-Story’s customer information (including your personally identifiable information) may be transferred to Step-By-Step-Story’s successors or assigns, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.