As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we're using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy. We have tried to keep it as simple as possible, but if you are not familiar with terms like cookies, IP addresses, pixel tags and browsers, then read about these key terms (as defined by Google) first.
Information we collect
When signing up for an Elementari account (an "Account"), we collect personal information you submit to us to build your user profile, including but not limited to your username, password, email address, location, and personal websites. If applicable, we may collect payment information from you such as your name and credit card information. When including your display name, photo, location and bio, be aware that such information is part of your public profile and is visible to anyone who visits your profile page.
Apart from the Account Information described above, we do not collect and do not wish to receive any personally identifying information. Without limitation, you shall not submit to us any social security number, financial account number, credit or debit card number (other than payment information provided for the Service), passport or driver's license number or government ID number.
We collect and use your Account Information when you register for special services (e.g., Premium Membership), sign up for e-mail newsletters and purchase products or services. We use your Account Information to help customize advertising and content available on the Site, to send you information about products and services that may be of interest to you and/or to conduct research for internal purposes. Some features, services, and promotional opportunities that we offer may also ask you to submit Account Information to participate.
The Services allows users to upload and submit images and create stories, along with comments and other information. All data uploaded or created by users at the direction of users is referred to in this Policy as "User Content." By default all sharing through the Services is public, and when you provide us with content it is published so anyone can view it.
If you have uploaded or created User Content, you have also authorized Elementari to use some of your User Content to be used for the purpose of developing, distributing, providing, improving, marketing, and promoting the Services.
The Services allow you to perform native actions that are integral to our products, such as liking a story, adding it to a collection, commenting, and following users. Liking, commenting, and following are public actions – anyone can, for example, see who liked, commented, or replied to a story. We use information about native actions to improve the Services, develop new Services, and, particularly, to personalize your Elementari experience. Personalization using this information may include presenting you with new stories relevant to what you’ve liked, providing you with better search results, and showing you advertising more relevant to your interests.
Device and Log Data
Our servers automatically record certain information about how a person uses our Services (we refer to this information as “Log Data”), for both Account holders and non-Account holders (either will be referred to as a “User”).
Log Data may include information such as a User's Internet Protocol (IP) address, mobile device identifier, browser type, operating system, the pages or features of our Services to which a User browsed and the time spent on those pages or features, search terms, the links on our Services on which a User clicked, how often Users click on our advertisements, which assets are used most frequently, and which areas of our Site are the most popular and other statistics.
We use Log Data to administer the Services and to understand how well our Services are working, to store your user preferences, and to develop statistical information on usage of the Services. This helps us improve our Services, personalize your user experience, and to measure overall effectiveness. We do not correlate Log Data to individual user Personal Information, except for internal operational, product development, and administrative purposes of the Services. Some Log Data may include data, such as IP address data, that is unique to you. You may be able to modify your browser settings to alter which web tracking technologies are permitted when you use the Service, but this may affect the performance of the Services.
You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us. However, it is important to remember that many of our services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
How we share information
We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of Elementari unless one of the following circumstances apply:
With Your Consent
With your consent. We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Elementari when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
With our Partners
We may share aggregated information and non-identifying information that we collect with our partners – like publishers, research institutions, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.
With the Public Through the Services
As noted in “User Content” and “Native Actions,” above, by default, content published through the Services and many actions you take on the Services are shared with the public. Because this kind of information can be seen by anyone and may be indexed by search engines, you should be careful about what you choose to disclose publicly and make sure it’s information you want to share with everyone.
As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us. Administrative communications relating to your Account (e.g., for purposes of Account recovery or password reset) are considered part of the Services and your Account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving. We also may send you other kinds of emails, which you can opt-out of either from your Account Settings page or by using the “Opt-Out” link in the emails themselves. Note that we will never email you to ask for your password or other Account Information; if you receive such an email, please forward it to us.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Policy, we may preserve or disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property. However, nothing in this Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party's, including a government's, request to disclose your information.
Privacy Settings/Opt Out
If you wish to modify any of your user profile information, remove your email from our promotional mailing list, or cancel your account, you may update the settings in your user profile or contact us at [email protected]
Your removal from our mailing list or database will not remove User Data you have submitted to us or records of past use of the Services, nor delete information stored in our data backups and archives. User Data, including User Data submitted, data on past queries and data stored in backups and archives will be maintained and/or deleted in the ordinary course of our business.
We use reasonable security precautions to protect the security and integrity of your Personal Information in accordance with this policy and applicable law. However, no Internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that security breaches will not occur. Without limitation of the foregoing, we are not responsible for the actions of hackers and other unauthorized third parties that breach our reasonable security procedures.Scope
The Services may contain links to other websites and services, including payment services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites, and you should review the privacy statements of each third party website you visit. This Policy applies solely to information collected by the Services.Changes to this policy
We may revise this Policy from time to time. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.By continuing to access or use the Service after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Policy. The most current version of the Policy will always be located at elementari.io/policy.Children
We do not knowingly collect or retain personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age. Any person who provides their personal information to us via the Service represents that they are 13 years of age or older. We encourage parents and legal guardians to monitor the activity of those under 13 years of age. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable data to us, please contact us, and we will make every effort to delete that information from our databases.Questions?
It is our goal to make our privacy practices easy to understand. Please contact us if you have questions, concerns or if you would like more detailed information.