Effective date: May 20, 2019
Global Story Network, LLC ("GSN","us", "we", or "our"), a Delaware limited liability company, operates the globalstorynetwork.com website and related services (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Service").
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
Information Collection and Use
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Age and gender
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City, Country
- Cookies and Usage Data
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service or when you access the Service by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data").
This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, operating system, location information, the pages of our Service that you visit, which podcasts you listen to, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When you access the Service with a mobile device, this Usage Data may include information such as the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
Cookies are files with small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags, and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
Use of Data
GSN uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To communicate with you, including customer care and support
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
- To provide non-identifiable statistics to third parties for advertising purposes
To monitor the usage of the Service
- To tailor content, advertisements and offers we serve you
Reasons disclosed at the time you provide Personal Data or otherwise with your consent
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Australia and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Australia and process it there.
Your use of our Services represents your agreement to that transfer.
Disclosure of Data
We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- To comply with a legal obligation
- To protect and defend the rights or property of GSN
- To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
- To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
- To protect against legal liability
Security of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may share your Personal Data with third parties that perform functions on our behalf (or on behalf of our partners) such as service providers that host or operate our Services, analyse data, process transactions and payments, fulfill orders, provide customer service, product information, or promotional offers, advertisers, sponsors or other third parties that participate in or administer our promotions, contests, sweepstakes, surveys or provide marketing or promotional assistance and "powered by" partners or partners in co-branded sites (collectively, "Service Providers"). Your Personal Data may also be used by us or shared with our related entities and affiliates.
We may share your Personal Data with other entities and our affiliates primarily for business and operational purposes. In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, your information may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Links to Other Sites
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, we have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
GSN and its Service are not directed to anyone under the age of 18 ("Children"). Children should not be using our Service unless under the supervision of a parent or guardian and Children should not submit Personal Data.
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that any of your Children provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
If you want to review, verify, correct, or request erasure of your Personal Data, object to or request restriction to the processing of your Personal Data, or request that we transfer a copy of your personal information to another party; please contact us via the methods detailed below.
You will not have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a fee if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By mail: Privacy Officer
Global Story Network, LLC
Level 42, 100 Miller Street
North Sydney, NSW Australia 2000