Scriblyz

Privacy Policy

Last Revised: November 8,2018

At Scriblyz LLC (“Scriblyz” “we” or “us”), are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping your information safe. Scriblyz processes information about you in a few different ways. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and keep information that can identify you (“Personal Information”) when you create a Scriblyz account and use scriblyz.com (the “Site”), to post content to the Scriblyz community, including stories you create, comments and messages (the “Services”).

Note that our Terms of Service apply to this Privacy Policy.

By accessing or using the Platform, you confirm that you unconditionally accept this Privacy Policy. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the Platform. If you do not agree to the terms found on this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Platform and you are not granted permission to access, view, or otherwise use the Platform for any purpose.



Overview


You are encouraged to frequently visit the following website, specifically at https://www.scriblyz.com/privacypolicy.html, to review the current Privacy Policy. Scriblyz will attempt to notify you in a reasonable amount of time any changes to the Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Platform means that you will be bound by the most current revision to the Privacy Policy.



Personal Infomation


"Personal Information" is any information that can identify you. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, age, gender, marital status, health information, financial status, credit card information and credit history. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personal Information that you submit to us.

We also collect Non-Personal Information. “Non-Personal Information” means information that is anonymous or we cannot easily use to personally identify you or contact you, including, without limitation, your web or mobile browser type, mobile carrier, operating system, hardware device type, the URL of the previous website you visited and upon leaving the Platform, and the URL of the next website you go to.



What We Collect


There’s a range of information we need to collect about you so that we can operate Scriblyz.

This information may include:
Cookies-
Scriblyz requires that Cookies be enabled on your device(s) so that we can identify you as a repeat visitor or customer and maintain session information for logged-in users. Cookies are small data files stored on your device by a website. Cookies are useful for gathering information, such as usage trends and patterns. If you use our Platform from a mobile device, that device may send us data about your physical location, which we will get your separate permission for before Scriblyz collects information about your precise location. Most devices allow you to prevent location data from being sent to us and we honor your settings upon your action of revoking your consent through the settings on your device.

Payment Processing-
As of the date of this Privacy Policy, Scriblyz does not store any credit or debit card details on or offline. Payments and other similar transactions via the Platform are completed by a third party payment processor, and any purchases you make via the Platform shall be additionally governed by the Payment Processor’s terms and conditions and/or privacy policies. Scriblyz is not liable for the security or performance of the Payment Processor. Scriblyz reserves the right to immediately change our Payment Processors at any time without notice to you. Additional Payment Processor terms concerning a writer’s Account and the monetization of Works provided or uploaded by a writer can be found on Scriblyz's Writer Content Policy.

Information We Give to Others-
From time to time, a third party may be able to collect information about you in connection with your use of the Platform, including, without limitation, by authenticating your Account via Facebook or when we authorize a third party to render services to us, such as via a Payment Processor. Certain features of the Platform may also allow you to voluntarily provide Personal Information to third parties. When you opt to authenticate or otherwise link your Account with a third party service, voluntarily submit Personal Information to a third party, or an authorized third party receives such information, your Personal Information may not be under our control.

Scriblyz encourages you to review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party website or platform that you visit or allow access to. We may share Non-Personal Information collected by Cookies with third parties in accordance with this Privacy Policy, but Scriblyz will not sell it to third parties. Scriblyz will only use such it for Scriblyz’s own business, marketing, and administrative purposes.

Newsletters-
At various times we may ask you to provide us Personal Information in order to receive recurring informational or promotional newsletters via email, or otherwise through mobile applications, from us and/or directly from third parties (“Newsletters”). When you sign up for Newsletters, or at any time you use the Platform thereafter, you unsubscribe from Newsletters by following the directions included in the Newsletter or by visiting your Account. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out and unsubscribe requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.

Surveys-
From time to time, we may use Non-Personal Information to conduct research surveys, including, without limitation, through email invitations, pop-up surveys, and online focus groups (each a “Survey”) for our internal use. If you submit Personal Information in a Survey, we or authorized third parties may use it for research and measurement purposes related to the Platform. When a Survey collects Personal Information we will not knowingly accept participants who are under the age of 13 and will treat any such information in accordance with the terms and conditions herein and in the Terms. Surveys conducted by or on behalf of us will contain a link to the Terms. If your browser is not enabled to accept Cookies, you may not be able to participate in a Survey.

**If you are a parent or guardian and learn that your minor child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us using the details below. Support@scriblyz.com





What Can Other Users See?


Our Services are designed to help you share information with the Scriblyz community. Any personal information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the Service will be available to anyone who has access to that content (including other Scriblyz users), such as your username, name, the description you create, and your location, as well as the messages you post, whether on your profile, on our forums or to other users, and the lists you create, people you follow, stories you write, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services.

We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, to develop new products and services for the Scriblyz community, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through Scriblyz public to the rest of the Scriblyz community, but we generally give you features, like direct messages, to make the information more private if you want.



Your Rights Regarding What We Collect


In some circumstances, you may control the amount of Personal Information that is accessible to us by adjusting the account privacy settings on your Account page or via certain privacy controls contained on a social media account you have with a third party. Scriblyz makes it easy for you to keep certain aspects of your Personal Information accurate, complete, and up to date. To review or update certain of your Personal Information, or to alter your email preferences, or preferences regarding Personal Information, visit your Account page on the Platform. If you do not want us to use your Personal Information as provided in this Privacy Policy, or otherwise as stated in the Terms, you should not use any part of the Platform that collects Personal Information, such as forms requesting Personal Information (for example, creating an Account).

If at any time you would like to close your Account, please send an email to support@scriblyz.com. Personal Information will be removed from our active user database and will be deleted as long as you are current with all payment obligations owed to and we do not believe it reasonably necessary to retain such information for any pending legal action or other legal obligation.
We will only keep Personal Information for a limited period of time as reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations, meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, and enforce our Terms.

Please be aware that in the event of Account closure, any unfulfilled sales or subscriptions may be canceled without refund and it is your responsibility to request a refund from applicable third-party merchants or vendors, which may be a Payment Processor. In the event such applicable third party grants a refund, the refund may be charged back to you through the Platform, subject to the terms and conditions between Scriblyz and such third parties. For the avoidance of doubt, you understand and acknowledge that Scriblyz does not directly handle refunds.

If you later determine you wish to use certain features of the Platform again, you may have to register a new Account and the most up to date Privacy Policy will apply to such Account.



Use of Collected Information


Scriblyz may access, store, and otherwise use Personal Information and Non-Personal Information (collectively, “Collected Information”) in the following ways:

-To operate, maintain, and improve our Platform.
-To create your account, identify you as a user, and customize Scriblyz for your account.
-To send you promotional communications. These may include the deals email, alerts related to authors you follow, social notifications, surveys, or other newsletters depending on your settings. You may opt-out of receiving such information at any time: such marketing emails tell you how to “opt-out.”

-To send you administrative communications. These may include administrative emails, confirmations, technical notices, updates, and security alerts.
-To respond to your comments and questions and provide you with user support.
-To track and measure Scriblyz’s advertising.

-To process payments, you make via Scriblyz, which as of the date of this Policy, we do not do directly, but only through third-party processors.
-To reply to support requests and other inquiries, to deliver our products and services, and to provide product information and news.
-To protect, investigate, and deter against the fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.

-To prevent an emergency, to enforce the rights of a third party, or as required by law.





What Happens To Your Personal Information When You Leave Scriblyz


If you close your account, it will first be deactivated for a period of six months. When your account is deactivated, while it is not viewable on Scriblyz, all of your public contributions and comments to the Scriblyz community will remain (except that they will be anonymized). For six months after deactivation, it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated, including re-associating your comments and contributions to your profile. After six months, we permanently delete your Personal Information from our systems, except that your anonymized comments and contributions will remain on the Service.



Changes


Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent; in other cases, please note that your continued use of the Services after any change means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the revised Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any changes in this Privacy Policy and do not wish your Personal Information to be subject to the revised Policy, you will need to close your account and/or stop using the Services.



Exclusions


This Privacy Policy does not apply to Submissions and any materials that you post or otherwise make available on the Platform in a public way. PLEASE DO NOT POST OR ADD PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE PLATFORM IN A PUBLIC WAY THAT YOU WOULD NOT WANT TO BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE. We are not responsible for the actions of others, as further outlined in the Terms. You should not assume that your Personal Information or any other communication you post or add to the Platform will be kept private. We do not control information that other users of the Platform have copied out of our Platform.



International Uses


As further described in the Terms, the Platform is directed to and is for use by, only users in the United States. Please be aware, if you use the Platform outside of the United States, that any information Scriblyz collects may be transferred to, stored, and/or processed in the United States or may be sent back out of the United States to your country of residence or elsewhere in the normal course of Scriblyz providing the Platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Scriblyz may transfer any information or data to any other country in which Scriblyz chooses to operate in the future.

Depending on your location, you may also have certain additional rights by law with respect to your information, such as: (i) data access and portability; (ii) data correction; (iii) data deletion; and (iv) withdrawal of consent or objection to processing, including, in limited circumstances, the right to ask Scriblyz to stop processing your personal data, with some exceptions, by contacting us. For data that may be subject to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Scriblyz relies on several legal bases to process your data, including, without limitation, when you have given Scriblyz your consent for Personal Information, which you may withdraw at any time in accordance with this Privacy Policy (such as deleting your Account), when the processing of data is necessary to perform services or obligations to you, and for Scriblyz’s legitimate business interests, such as offering, improving, and personalizing the Platform for you and marketing new features or products that may be of interest to you. If you are in the European Union and have any GDPR-related inquiries about Scriblyz’s collection and storage of data, please contact Scriblyz at support@scriblyz.com.



Contact Infomation


If you have any questions, concerns or comments about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at support@scriblyz.com.


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