Digital Myths Studio PRIVACY POLICY

 

Effective June 10, 2016

 

Welcome to the Digital Myths Studio websites, including digitalmythsstudio.com (collectively, the “Websites”).  The Websites are owned and operated by Digital Myths Studio, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”, “we”, “our”, or “us”).  We take the privacy of those visiting our Websites ("you") very seriously.  We provide this Privacy Policy (the "Policy") because you have the right to know what information we collect, how it is protected and used, and the circumstances under which it may be disclosed.  This Policy describes our use and sharing your personal information, including your personally identifiable information such as your full name, email address, and other personally identifiable information that you may voluntarily provide to us (collectively, "PII").  Please note that PII does not include publicly available information that is lawfully made available to the general public from federal, state or local government records, widely distributed media or disclosures to the general public required by law.  The term "user" refers to visitors to our Websites.  By visiting our Websites you are accepting the policies and practices described in this Policy.

 

I. Information We Collect and How We Use It

 

We collect information from several sources.  Our web server automatically collects the domain name and internet protocol ("IP") address for each visitor to our Websites.  We collect information about the usage of our Websites.

 

A. Commonly Accepted Practices

Information collected may be used for commonly accepted practices, including, without limitation:

1. Secure access to related information and records;

2. Administration and monitoring usage of the Websites;

3. To contact you and provide the information you request;

4. To improve the content, functionality and usability of the Websites;

5. To provide you with a personalized experience when you use the Websites;

6. Internal operations, such as the use of identity-verification technologies, and the review of server logs;

7. Legal compliance, verification, security and fraud prevention;

8. For any other purpose identified in an applicable privacy notice.

 

B. Aggregated Data

The Company compiles anonymous, aggregated statistics and data from users for a variety of internal and external purposes.  Such purposes may include, without limitation, benchmarking, determining appropriate levels of hardware, and determining the level of interest in and use of various areas of the Websites.  This anonymous, aggregated data is not used in any way that can identify an individual person or user.

C. Websites Viewing Information

 

1. Cookies

We use cookies to make the Websites easier to use and more useful whenever you interact with us through your computer or mobile device.  When you visit the Websites our servers send a cookie to your device.  By themselves, cookies do not personally identify you, but instead simply recognize the web browser you are using.  If you do not otherwise affirmatively provide PII about yourself to us you will remain anonymous to us.

There are two types of cookies: session and persistent.  Session cookies disappear from your device when you close your web browser or turn off your device.  Persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser or turn off your device.  You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "Help" file.  If you have chosen to identify yourself to us then we use session cookies containing encrypted information to allow us to uniquely identify you.

We use persistent cookies that only we can read and use to identify browsers that have previously visited the Websites.  When a user provides us with PII, a unique identifier is assigned to them.  This unique identifier is associated with a persistent cookie that we place on the user's web browser.  We are very careful about the security and confidentiality of the information stored in persistent cookies.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our Websites. We have no access to or control over these third-party cookies.  The third-party uses cookies when you visit our Websites to perform analytics necessary to determine how visitors use their solutions.  We partner with third parties in this way because third parties have technology and expertise to enable more efficient and effective services.  Cookies are not spyware or adware, and cannot deliver viruses or run programs on your device.

The Help feature on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether.  Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of your browser’s manufacturer.  If you disable your web browser's ability to accept cookies, you will be able to navigate our Websites, but you may not be able to successfully use all portions of the Websites.

 

2. Log Files

As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information does not identify individual users.  Log files include IP addresses, browser type, internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and click stream data.  We use this information to analyze trends, to administer the Websites, to see how users move around the Websites, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.  We do not link this automatically-collected data to PII.  We collect certain anonymous information from your visit to the Websites via industry standard and commercially available web analytics solutions.

 

3. Clear Gifs (Web Beacons)

We use clear gifs (a.k.a. web beacons) that help us better manage content on the Websites by informing us what content is effective.  Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users.  In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive or mobile device, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.  We do not tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our users’ PII.

We may use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information, among other things, to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during subsequent visits; (b) provide a personalized experience; (c) monitor effectiveness of the Websites services; (e) record Websites analytics; and (e) track communications.

 

4. Do Not Track Signals

Your browser should provide you with an option to turn on do not track (“DNT”) signals, which directs the browser to signal websites when loading to block the website from collecting data from you.  Our Websites does not obey browser DNT signals.

 

D. Mobile

We may receive information about your location from your mobile device, including a unique identifier for your device.  We may use this information to provide you with location-based services, such as search results and other personalized content.  Most mobile devices provide users with the ability to turn off or disable location services.  Most likely, these controls are located in the device's settings menu.  If you have questions about how to disable your device's location services, we recommend you contact your mobile service carrier or your device manufacturer.  Our Websites’s graphical user interface is customized to your device regardless of how you interact with us, online, mobile, or in any other manner.  In certain circumstances, however, unless you are on a computer, it’s possible that due to the interoperability requirements of certain devices, you will not be able to successfully use all portions of the Websites.

 

II. Third Party Advertisers and Links

We do not share your personal information with or use the services of third party ad servers or ad networks or target ads to users.  Our Websites, however, may contain links to other websites.  If you choose to do this, you may have to log into the applicable third party account, using such account’s username and password.  Such other websites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information, including the use of such information for purposes of targeting users with interest-based ads.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.  Please check with the other sites to review their terms of use and privacy policies and how they may collect or use your information.

 

III. Technical and Administrative Information Sharing

We may in connection with the Websites use the services of third party technical contractors or vendors, who may, in the course of providing services to us, be given access to the information you have provided to us.  Each of these service providers is contractually obligated to provide services to us in a manner consistent with this Policy.

 

Our employees, contractors and vendors must have a business reason to obtain access to your PII.  We may share your PII with those who help us manage or provide any services related to the Websites (e.g., statistical analyses and data processing), or with outside contractors or vendors who help us with the administration of the Websites.

 

These outside contractors or vendors may temporarily store some information on their servers, but they may only use your PII to provide us with a specific service and not for any other purpose.  We may also provide your PII to a third party in those instances where you have chosen to receive certain information and have been notified that the fulfillment of such a request requires the sharing of your PII.  We may also share your PII with companies that are affiliated with the Company, including our foreign affiliates, if we have a business reason to do so.

If in the future we intend to share PII with third parties acting other than as our agents or service providers, we will provide you with the opportunity to opt-out prior to sharing your PII.

 

In addition, your PII may be disclosed to third parties, but only: (a) with respect to third parties you authorize or link to; (b) in order to respond to law enforcement requests, where required by applicable laws, court orders, warrants, subpoenas (whether civil or criminal) or governmental regulations; (c) in situations involving threats to the physical safety of any person; (d) in connection with a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets, or in the event of any merger, reverse merger, reorganization, consolidation, business combination or change in control of the Company, in which event the Company may transfer your PII and personal information to any successor in interest or the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of the transaction, and (e) as necessary to enforce our rights in connection with the Websites.

 

IV. Information Security

The security of your PII is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the PII submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it.  No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage, however, is 100% secure.  Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.  It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer or mobile device.  Be sure to sign off when finished using a computer or mobile device.

 

V. Protection of Minors; Removal of Content

Users must reside and be located in the U.S. and must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.  The Websites are not intended for children under eighteen (18) years of age.  The Company does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information or PII from or about any children under eighteen (18) years of age (“Minors”).  Minors should not provide any information on the Websites.  We will deliver notice by e-mail to any registered user of our Websites who is a Minor of which we are actually aware of such user’s right to request and obtain removal of content in accordance with applicable law.

 

VI. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

If you chose to visit the Websites, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Use.  We reserve the right to modify this Policy at any time, so please review it frequently.  If we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on our home page.  Your continued use of the Websites after we post a revised Policy constitutes your acceptance of the new Policy and its terms.  If, however, we materially change our practices regarding the collection or use of your PII, your PII will continue to be governed by the Policy that was in place at the time you provided the PII unless we provide notice to you of the changes in the Policy and you do not object to the change.

 

VII. Contact Information

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at info@digitalmythsstudio.com or at the address listed below.

Digital Myths Studio

47000 Warm Springs Blvd., #1-335

Fremont, CA 94539

 

 

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