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Privacy Policy

Last modified: December 12, 2011 

This Privacy Policy applies to all information submitted to A Billion Stories by any means and will hold unless otherwise mentioned by another specific Privacy Policy. 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us by email at privacymatters@abillionstories.com

Information we collect and how we use it

We may collect the following types of information:

  • Information you provide – When you submit your work with your personal details, we may use it to provide you with a better user experience and to improve the quality of A Billion Stories or any of our services which we currently offer or may offer in the future. We do NOT rent, sell your personal information to others. However, we may use this information to contact you for feedback or for any purpose that we may deem necessary for our continued service to you and to our readers. 
  • Cookies – When you visit A Billion Stories, third parties may send one or more cookies to your computer or other device. Cookies are used to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences and tracking user trends. The cookies may also help in advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web.
  • Log information – When you access A Billion Stories via a browser, application or other client third party servers automatically record certain information. This may include information such as your web request, your interaction with the website, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
  • User communications – When you send email or other communications to A Billion Stories, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. When you send and receive SMS messages to or from one of our services that provides SMS functionality, we may collect and maintain information associated with those messages, such as the phone number, the wireless carrier associated with the phone number, the content of the message, and the date and time of the transaction. We may use your email address to communicate with you about our services.
  • Affiliated Services on other sites – We offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to us in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy.
  • Third Party Applications – A Billion Stories may make available third party applications, such as gadgets or extensions, through its services. The information collected by us when you enable a third party application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the third party application provider is governed by their privacy policies.
  • Location data – A Billion Stories may offer location-enabled services in the future. If you use those services, we may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).
  • Unique application number – Certain services, may include a unique application number that is not associated with your account or you. This number and information about your installation (e.g., operating system type, version number) may be sent to us when you install or uninstall that service or when that service periodically contacts our servers (for example, to request automatic updates to the software).
In addition to the above, we may use the information we collect to:
  • Provide, maintain, protect, and improve our services (including advertising services) and develop new services; and
  • Protect the rights or property of A Billion Stories or our users.
If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

A Billion Stories processes personal information on servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information outside your own country.