Privacy Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Fairytalez.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Fairytalez.com’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Fairytalez.com’s visitors use its website.

Fairytalez.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Fairytalez.com does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Fairytalez.com choose to interact with Fairytalez.com in ways that require Fairytalez.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Fairytalez.com gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our site to provide a username and email address. In each case, Fairytalez.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Fairytalez.com. Fairytalez.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Definitions:

  • Logged In vs Logged Out Users: Logged in users are users who have registered (created) an account on the site and have provided their Username and password to log in to the site. Some sites require users to be registered and logged in to do things like comment on an article. Logged out users are users who have not logged in, or who do not have an account on the site at all (e.g. visitors).
  • Gravatar: An optional public profile, including a photo or image, related to your Email Address.
  • IP Address: The address of your device on the Internet. This address is assigned by the Internet Service Provider providing the connection to the Internet which your device is using and may be shared with other devices at that same location.
  • REST API: An alternative means of accessing the data on a website. Instead of navigating a browser to a page to retrieve website content, a script or other means is used to electronically collect website content. The content retrieved via the REST API interface for a given article or media attachment may include more data than displayed in a browser.
  • Role: A logged in user also has a role, e.g. Author, Editor, etc. Each role has a prescribed set of capabilities – e.g. some roles can delete comments but others cannot.
  • User Agent: A browser’s user agent is a line of text that usually includes which browser you are using, its version, and your operating system and its version.

Data minimalism:

  • When you sign up for Fairytalez.com, we ask only for limited information needed to set up your Fairytalez.com account. We require a Username, Email Address, First Name, Last Name, and a Password, nothing more. You are welcome to add other information to your public profile and account settings, but we don’t require you to give us any other personal information to get your account up and running.

Control of Your Content:

  • We aim to give you as much control as possible over who can see your content.

Providing User Information to Governments:

  • We understand that safeguarding our users’ private information is a vital aspect of the trust our users place in our services to keep them safe, and in some cases, anonymous. We can disclose user information in response to requests from law enforcement or from complainants in civil litigation.

Your Security is Our Priority:

  • While no online service can ever be 100% secure, we work very hard to protect your information from unauthorized access. We support and promote encryption of user data and we encrypt all traffic (serve over SSL) for all Fairytalez.com sites, by default.

Blog Comments:

Comments Left by All Users:

  • When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  • Your comment text, your Name, Email Address, Website (URL), IP Address and User Agent are accessible by administrators on our site.
  • An anonymized string created from your Email Address (also called a hash) is provided to the Gravatar service to see if a profile picture of you is available for display. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/ Prior to approval of your comment, your profile picture is only visible to administrators. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
  • Following approval of your comment, your comment text, your Name, and Website (URL) (if provided) are visible to the public.
  • Comments containing links or certain words or phrases may require manual approval by an administrator.
  • If you comment using any social media login e.g Facebook then we only retrieve Name, Email Address, Profile picture and only store your Name and  Email Address in our database.
  • Your comment, including comment text, your Name, Email Address, Website (URL), IP Address and User Agent, is:
    • shared with the Akismet service to determine whether or not your comment is spam. The Akismet service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/
    • stored in the website’s database, access to which is restricted to site administrators. Site administrator authentication is by username and password.
    • retained indefinitely until explicitly deleted by an administrator.

Comments Left by Logged In Users:

  • You may edit the Display Name used for new comments in your profile.
  • If your role on the site has sufficient permission (e.g. Editor), you may edit or delete comments.

Comments Left by Logged Out Users / Visitors:

  • If you are not logged in to the site and elect to leave a comment on a story, we require your Name and your Email Address. You may also elect to provide a partial name, initials or even a pseudonym in lieu of your full name. You may also subscribe to new stories updates using email but you are not required to subscribe.
  • When you leave a comment, we store cookies on your browser to make it easier for you to comment again in the future. The cookies contain your Name, your Email Address. They are set to expire after one year.

Embedded Content:

  • Stories on this site may include embedded content from other services (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).
  • These services may collect your IP Address, your User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on your browser, embed additional third party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including correlating your interaction with the content wi th your account wi th that service, if you are logged in to that service.
  • A link to each service’s privacy policy has been included below. Where a general privacy policy is not available, the applicable country is indicated.

Registered Users:

  • If you create an account on this site, you will be prompted to select a Username and provide your Email Address, First Name, Last Name, and Password.
  • When choosing a Username, we strongly advise you not use or include your real name. Usernames cannot be changed.
  • Your Username, Email Address, First Name and Last Name are stored in the website’s database. Your Email Address is used to send you an email with a link to set your password or to send you an email with a link to reset your password in the event you forget your password.
  • Once an account is created, you must contact an administrator to have it deleted.
  • Accounts have a numeric User ID assigned to them when they are created. The User ID cannot be changed.
  • If you create an account on this site using any social media login e.g Facebook then we only retrieve Name, Email Address, Profile picture and only store your Name and  Email Address in our database.

Profiles:

  • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) is provided to the Gravatar service to see if a Profile picture of you is available for display. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/
  • You may optionally complete your Profile by providing your City, Country, and Biographical info. These additional details are also saved in the website’s database. You may edit these details, and your Email Address, in your Profile at any time.
  • Your Username, First Name, Last Name and Email Address are accessible by administrators on the site.
  • Your Profile Picture (Gravatar), Display Name, and Biographical Info (if any) may be visible to visitors to the website (e.g. if you leave a comment or contribute a story).
  • If you author an story on the website, your Username, User ID, Profile Picture (Gravatar), Display Name, Website (URL) (if any) and Biographical Info (if any) are displayed on site.

Media

  • If you upload media (e.g. images) to the website, you should avoid uploading images with EXIF GPS location data included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data included in images on the website.

Cookies Policy:

Like most websites Fairytalez.com uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. This is done using simple text files called cookies which sit on your computer. These cookies are completely safe and secure and will never contain any sensitive information. They are used only by Fairytalez.com or the trusted partners we work with.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Cookies:

Cookies are small pieces of data, contained within text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to ‘remember’ you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a ’session cookie’) or for multiple repeat visits (using a ‘persistent cookie’). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as ‘first party cookies’), or by other websites who serve up content on that site (‘third party cookies’).

Controlling Cookies:

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies, or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins.

To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org . For more details on advertising cookies, and how to manage them, visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based), or aboutads.info (US based).

Some specific opt out programs are available here:

Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

It’s important to note that restricting or disabling the use of cookies can limit the functionality of sites, or prevent them from working correctly at all.

Privacy Policy Changes:

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Fairytalez.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Fairytalez.com’s sole discretion. Fairytalez.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

FAQ:

Where is your personal data stored and how is access to your personal data protected?


We store your IP address history and other information in a database on this server. Only administrators can see your data, and we require all administrators accounts to use strong passwords.

How long is your data retained?


We retain your information and IP history forever, or until you request it to be deleted.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?


If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. You can access or delete your collected data using our request form. You can also delete your account along with your personal information from profile settings.

What if our website is hacked and a data breach occur?


Our website is secured using SSL and other encryption methods. Somehow if in any case your data is breached we will notify you within 72 hours on our website or through email.

 

Last updated: May 25th, 2018

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