Privacy policy & Cookie policy

our Storyz recognizes that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all products, services and websites offered by Your Storyz to its affiliates. When it is necessary to explain our Privacy Policy more specifically, we also place separate privacy notices on the website, which describe how certain services handle personal information.

Taking into account that Your Storyz is a service of Share Storyz GmbH (Munich, Germany). By using products and services of Share Storyz GmbH, such as Your Storyz mobile app and website(s) you accept the terms of service as well as the privacy and disclaimer policies stated here.

We may collect the following types of information for our services:

Information provided by you - When you register with Your Storyz by creating and/or using a Your Storyz user account or a Your Storyz business service, we ask you to provide personal information (such as your name, email address and a password). We may combine the information you provide for your account with information from other services of Your Storyz or from third parties to offer the best user experience and improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may offer you the option to indicate that you do not agree to the combination of such information ("opt-out").

Cookies - When you use Your Storyz (website, management environment) we send one or more "cookies" - files with a series of characters - to your computer that identify your browser as a unique user. We use cookies to improve the quality of our services. For this, we store user settings and keep track of developments in user behavior, for example how people search. Most browsers are set by default to accept cookies. You can, however, have your browser refuse all cookies or have them warned when a cookie is being sent. Please note that some Your Storyz options and services may not function properly if you refuse cookies.

Log information - When you use Your Storyz app, website and/or services, our servers automatically store information that your browser sends each time you visit a website. Such server logs may include information such as query, IP address, browser type, browser language, date and time of your query, and one or more cookies that can identify your browser.

Correspondence - When you send an email or other message to Your Storyz, we may keep those messages to process and answer your questions and to improve our services.

Affiliate Sites - We offer some of our services in conjunction with other websites. Consider, for example, the links with publication channels, social media and storage locations in the cloud. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be forwarded to Your Storyz in order to provide the relevant service. We process such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Affiliate sites may have different privacy policies. We recommend that you read that.

Links - Your Storyz can present links in such a way that we can keep track of whether these links have been clicked. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, tailor-made information. And present suggestions in content or advertising more relevant. For more information on links and referral URLs, see our sites.

Other Sites - This Privacy Policy applies to websites and services owned and operated by Share Storyz GmbH including Your Storyz. We do not control the sites that appear on our various services as search results or links. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or request personal information from you.

Your Storyz processes personal information only for the purposes described in the applicable Privacy Policy and / or the privacy statement regarding specific services. In addition to those already mentioned, these objectives also include:

  • offering our products and services to users, including displaying customized information and advertising;
  • control, research and analysis to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • ensure that our network functions technically well; and
  • developing new services.

More information about how we process personal information can be found in the privacy notices regarding specific services.

Your Storyz processes personal information on our servers. In some cases, we process personal information on a server that is not located in your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we process personal information on behalf and at the direction of third parties, such as our advertisers.

Choices Regarding Personal Information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires you to register, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in any other way than for the purpose for which it was collected, we will ask you for permission beforehand.

If we ask you to use personal information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and / or in the specific privacy notices, we will provide you with an effective means of refusing to use personal information for those other purposes ("opt -out"). We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than described in this Privacy Policy and / or in the specific privacy notices, unless you have given prior permission.

You can refuse to provide personal information for a particular Share Storyz service, but it may not be possible to provide that service to you.

Sharing information

Your Storyz will share personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Your Storyz only in the following limited circumstances:

  • If we have your permission. We always ask for your explicit permission to share sensitive personal information.
  • If users violate intellectual property rights by using, processing and / or publishing and/or storing and distributing stories (photo, video, text) by using their Your Storyz account and / or using the Your Storyz mobile app or website. In case of violation of these rights, the user is liable and his or her personal data will be provided to the involved authorities and/or copyright holder after the claims are made and presented to Your Storyz as legit.
  • If we provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliates or other trusted companies or individuals to process personal information on our behalf. We require these parties to process such information in accordance with our instructions and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and any other applicable confidentiality and security measures.
  • If we have a good faith belief that access to, use, retention or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with any applicable laws or regulations, legal process or request from a government agency, (b) monitor compliance with applicable terms of use, including investigations into potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or ( d) to the extent required or permitted by law, to protect the rights, property or safety of GLMRR, its users or the public from impending harm.
  • If Share Storyz becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of all or part of its assets, we will disclose it before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to another privacy policy.
  • We may share certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information with third parties, such as the number of users who have searched for a particular word or clicked on a particular ad. Such information cannot be traced back to you.
  • If you have any questions about the management or use of personal data, you can contact us via the website.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These measures include internal evaluations of our data collection, storage and processing methods and our security measures, as well as physical security measures to prevent unauthorized access to systems on which we store personal data.

Access to personal information is reserved to Your Storyz employees, contractors and agents who need to be aware of such information in order to provide, expand or improve our services. These individuals have a duty of professional secrecy and, if breached, may face disciplinary action, including contract termination and criminal charges.

Integrity of data

Your Storyz processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any privacy notice for a specific service. We evaluate our methods of data collection, storage and processing to ensure that we collect, store and process only the personal information necessary to provide or improve our services. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information as necessary.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

When you use Your Storyz Services, we make a good faith effort to provide you with access to your personal information and to either correct it if it is inaccurate or delete it at your request if it is legal or for legitimate business purposes is no longer required to keep it. Before processing such requests, we ask the user to consult, correct or identify the information stored on him, and we may refuse to process requests that are repeated unreasonably often or systematically, disproportionately technical require effort, compromise the privacy of others, or be extremely difficult to execute (for example, requests regarding information contained in backup tapes), or to which access is not otherwise required.

When we provide the ability to access and correct information, we always provide this service free of charge, unless it would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures for accessing, correcting, or deleting users' personal information. The details of these procedures can be found in the specific privacy notices regarding these services.

Enforcement

Your Storyz regularly examines whether this Privacy Policy is complied with. Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or how Your Storyz handles personal information can always be made known by contacting us through this website.

When we receive formal, written complaints through the website or our postal address, Your Storyz' policy is to contact the affected user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the relevant competent authorities, including local privacy regulators, to resolve complaints about the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Your Storyz and the individual concerned.

Changes to this policy

We point out that this Privacy Policy is subject to change from time to time. In addition, we will not limit your rights under this Privacy Policy without your express consent, and we expect that most such changes will be minor. Nevertheless, we will post any changes on this page. When it comes to significant changes, we will make them more noticeable (including, for certain services, notification of policy changes by email). The version of this Privacy Policy will always be indicated at the top of the page by means of the effective date.