Privacy Policy

Effective Date of Current Policy: 22 october, 2020

1. General Data Protection Regulation

By using our Services, you acknowledge and agree to that all personal information is collected, processed and stored in accordance with EU Regulation 2016/679.

By using our Service you also acknowledge and agree to that personal information may be used as set out below.

2. Purpose

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the AVA Stories Terms of Service (the “Terms”). The terms “AVA Stories ,” “we,” and “us” refer to AVA Stories. This Privacy Policy explains our online and offline information practices, the kinds of information we may collect, how we intend to use and share that information, and how you can opt-out of a use or correct or change such information. All other terms not defined in this Privacy Policy will have the meanings set forth in the Terms.

3. Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“Personal Information”) that is collected, recorded, organized, structured, stored, adapted or altered, retrieved, consulted, used, disclosed by transmission, dissemination or otherwise made AVAilable, aligned or combined, restricted, erased, destroyed, or subject to any other operation performed upon Personal Information, whether or not by automatic means ( “Processed”) by AVA Stories in the course of our business, including on the AVA Stories website (our “Site”) and our mobile application (our “App”) (together with any and all future online and offline offerings operated by or on behalf of AVA Stories , the “Services”). All individuals whose responsibilities include the Processing of Personal Information on behalf of AVA Stories are expected to protect that data by adherence to this Privacy Policy.

3. TRANSPARENCY/NOTICE—TYPES of Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It

The types of Personal Information we may collect (directly from you or from third-party sources) and our privacy practices depend on the nature of the relationship you have with AVA Stories and the requirements of applicable law. Some of the ways that AVA Stories may collect Personal Information include:

We endeavor to collect only that information which is relevant for the purposes of Processing.
Below are the ways we collect Personal Information and how we use it.

3.1 Types of Personal Information We Collect

AVA Stories collects Personal Information regarding its current, prospective, and former users and visitors to our Site.

3.2 How AVA Stories Uses Your Information

We acquire, hold, use, and Process Personal Information about individuals for a variety of business purposes, including:

You may contact us at any time to opt-out of the use of your Personal Information for marketing purposes, as further described in Section 5 below.

3.3 Cookies, Pixel Tags/Web Beacons, Analytics Information, and Interest- Based Advertising

We, as well as third parties that provide content, advertising, or other functionality on our Services, may use cookies, pixel tags, local storage, and other technologies (“Technologies”) to automatically collect information through the Services. We use Technologies that are essentially small data files placed on your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or other devices (referred to collectively as a “device“) that allow us to record certain pieces of information whenever you visit or interact with our Services, and to recognize you across devices.

Our uses of such Technologies fall into the following general categories:

If you would like to opt-out of the Technologies we employ on our Services, you may do so by blocking, deleting, or disabling them as your browser or device permits.

3.4 THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

The Site may contain links to other websites and other websites may reference or link to our Site or other Services. These other domains and websites are not controlled by us, and AVA Stories does not endorse or make any representations about Third-Party websites or social media platforms. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each and every website and application with which they interact. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites or applications. Visiting these other websites or applications is at your own risk.

AVA Stories ’s Services may contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms (e.g., widgets). If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Site or other Services. You should be aware that Personal Information which you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the Personal Information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.

3.5 Third-Party Payment Processing

We sell Subscriptions (as defined in our Terms) to our Services. When you make purchases through the Services, we process your payments through a third-party application, including the Apple App Store (together with any similar applications, “App Stores”). The third-party application may collect certain financial information from you to process a payment on behalf of AVA Stories , including your name, email address, address and other billing information.

4. Onward Transfer—AVA Stories May Disclose Your Information

4.1 Information We Share

We may share your information as described in this Privacy Policy (e.g., with our third-party service providers; to comply with legal obligations; to protect and defend our rights and property) or with your permission.

In addition, from time to time, server logs may be reviewed for security purposes—e.g., to detect unauthorized activity on the Services. In such cases, server log data containing IP addresses may be shared with law enforcement bodies in order that they may identify users in connection with their investigation of the unauthorized activities.

4.2 Data Transfers

All Personal Information collected via or by AVA Stories may be stored anywhere in the world, including but not limited to the United States, in the cloud, on our servers, on the servers of our affiliates or the servers of our service providers. Your Personal Information may be accessible to law enforcement or other authorities pursuant to a lawful request. By providing information to AVA Stories , you consent to the storage of your Personal Information in these locations.

5. Opt-Out (RIGHT TO RESTRICT PROCESSING)

General

You have the right to opt out of certain uses and disclosures of your Personal Information. Where you have consented to AVA Stories ’s Processing of your Personal Information, you may withdraw that consent at any time and opt-out to further Processing by contacting support@AVA Stories stories.com. Even if you opt-out, we may still collect and use non- Personal Information regarding your activities on our Sites and/or information from the advertisements on third-party websites for non-interest based advertising purposes, such as to determine the effectiveness of the advertisements.

Email and Telephone Communications

If you receive an unwanted email from us, you can use the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of the email to opt-out of receiving future emails. We will process your request within a reasonable time after receipt. Note that you will continue to receive transaction-related emails regarding Services you have requested. We may also send you certain non-promotional communications regarding AVA Stories and our Services and you will not be able to opt out of those communications (e.g., communications regarding updates to our Terms or this Privacy Policy).

Mobile devices

AVA Stories may occasionally send you push notifications through our App with other notices that may be of interest to you. You may at any time opt-out from receiving these types of communications by changing the settings on your mobile device. AVA Stories may also collect location-based information if you use our App. You may opt-out of this collection by changing the settings on your mobile device.

“Do Not Track”

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. Please note that we do not respond to or honor DNT signals or similar mechanisms transmitted by web browsers.

Cookies and Interest-Based Advertising

As noted above, you may stop or restrict the placement of cookies on your computer or remove them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences. Please note that cookie-based opt-outs are not effective on mobile applications. However, on many mobile devices, App users may opt out of certain mobile ads via their device settings.

The online advertising industry also provides websites from which you may opt-out of receiving targeted ads from our data partners and our other advertising partners that participate in self-regulatory programs. You can access these, and also learn more about targeted advertising and consumer choice and privacy, at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp, or www.youronlinechoices.eu/ and www.aboutads.info/choices/. You can also choose not to be included in Google Analytics chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-analytics-opt- out/fllaojicojecljbmefodhfapmkghcbnh?hl=en.

To be clear, whether you are using our opt-out or an online industry opt-out, these cookie- based opt-outs must be performed on each device and browser that you wish to have opted- out. For example, if you have opted-out on your computer browser, that opt-out will not be effective on your mobile device. You must separately opt-out on each device. Advertisements on third-party websites that contain the AdChoices link and that link to this Privacy Policy may have been directed to you based on anonymous, non-Personal Information collected by advertising partners over time and across websites. These advertisements provide a mechanism to opt-out of the advertising partners’ use of this information for interest-based advertising purposes.

Delete Facebook Application Data

To remove your data that is connected to your facebook account, proceed with this following steps:

  1. Go to this link https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications
  2. Find “Ava Stories” in the list of active applications
  3. Check the box to the right
  4. Click the button that says “Remove”
  5. Confirm the action.

6. Rights of Access, Rectification, Erasure, and Restriction

You may inquire as to whether AVA Stories is Processing Personal Information about you, request access to Personal Information, and ask that we correct, amend or delete your Personal Information where it is inaccurate. Where otherwise permitted by applicable law, you may send an e-mail to hello@AVAstories.com or use any of the methods set out in this Privacy Policy to request access to, receive (port), seek rectification, or request erasure of Personal Information held about you by AVA Stories . Please include your full name, email address associated with your Account, and a detailed description of your data request. Such requests will be processed in line with local laws.

Although AVA Stories makes good faith efforts to provide individuals with access to their Personal Information, there may be circumstances in which AVA Stories is unable to provide access, including but not limited to: where the information contains legal privilege, would compromise others’ privacy or other legitimate rights, where the burden or expense of providing access would be disproportionate to the risks to the individual’s privacy in the case in question or where it is commercially proprietary. If AVA Stories determines that access should be restricted in any particular instance, we will provide you with an explanation of why that determination has been made and a contact point for any further inquiries. To protect your privacy, AVA Stories will take commercially reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access to or making any changes to your Personal Information.

7. Data Retention

AVA Stories retains the Personal Information we receive as described in this Privacy Policy for as long as you use our Services or as necessary to fulfill the purpose(s) for which it was collected, provide our Services, resolve disputes, establish legal defenses, conduct audits, pursue legitimate business purposes, enforce our agreements, and comply with applicable laws.

8. Security of Your Information

We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.

By using the Site or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Site. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Site or sending an e-mail to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing.

9. Children’s Privacy

The Services are not directed to users under 18, and AVA Stories does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16) years of age. If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent’s permission to access the Services. AVA Stories urges parents to instruct their children never to give out their real names, addresses, or phone numbers, without parental permission, when online. If you learn that your child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, you may alert us at hello@AVAstories.com. If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from children under 13 (and in certain jurisdictions under the age of 16), we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s Account.

10. Redress/Compliance and Accountability

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact AVA Stories by email at hello@AVAstories.com. We will address your concerns and attempt to resolve any privacy issues in a timely manner.

11. Changes To Our Privacy Policy and Practices

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. You understand and agree that you will be deemed to have accepted the updated Privacy Policy if you use the Services after the updated Privacy Policy is posted on the Services. If at any point you do not agree to any portion of the Privacy Policy then in effect, you must immediately stop using the Services.

12. Revision history

AVA Stories Privacy Policy
2020-10-22