Last Modified: April 1st, 2021
For purposes of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller for this Site and the Services is: Daniel Errico dba freechildrenstories.com, 127 Merrimac St., Pittsburgh, PA 15211.
Types of Information We Collect
We may collect personal information from you, meaning information about you that can uniquely identify you, such as your name, address, and email address, if you choose to provide us with such information, including through use of comments section of the “Contact” page on this Site. We may also collect information about you that does not uniquely identify you if you choose to provide us with such information. To the extent you have given your consent, when you access this Site using a mobile device, we may collect and process real-time information about the location of your device.
We may enable you to access social networks through this Site. If you access a social network through this Site, your use of the social network is governed by such social network’s terms and conditions and privacy policies. If you access a social network through this Site, you may be asked to grant freechildrenstories.com access to certain information from your social network profile, such as your friends or contacts lists, photographs, and updates. This information may be used by freechildrenstories.com to suggest new features and content that may be relevant to you, for statistical analysis, or for other business purposes.
When you visit this Site, we may also collect certain information by automated means, such as cookies. Our Cookies Policy provides more information about the cookies we use and how you may change your cookies settings. We may also use third-party website analytics tools (such as Google AdSense and Analytics) that collect information about user traffic on this Site. The information we may collect by automated means may include, but is not limited to, the following:
information about the devices you use to access the Internet (such as the IP address and the type of the device, operating system, and web browser);
dates, times, and duration of visits to this Site (including whether you are a repeat or first time visitor); and
information on actions taken on this Site (such as page views and site navigation patterns).
How We Respond to Do-Not-Track Signals
How We Use the Information We Collect
When we process your personal information, we do so for the following reasons: (a) to perform our agreement with you, including the provision of this Site and the Services; (b) with your consent; or (c) as part of our legitimate business interests.
We may use your information to:
provide you with the Services you request;
with your consent, register you to receive marketing and other promotional materials, including emails;
respond to your questions and comments and provide support;
communicate with you about the Services;
operate, evaluate, and improve the Services;
understand your needs and interests and tailor this Site and the Services accordingly;
enforce our User Agreement and other agreements with you; and
comply with applicable legal requirements and industry standards.
In addition to the uses described above, we may use the information collected through cookies to identify and authenticate visitors. We may also combine the information we collect with publicly available information and with that of other users of this Site. For example, we may use your and other users’ non-identifiable, aggregated data to improve the Services, for statistical analysis, and for other business purposes.
We also may use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
Information We Share
We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction. We may disclose your personal information to our affiliates, or to contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our business. Such third parties are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them. We may also disclose your personal information to: (a) comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (b) enforce or apply our agreements with you; and/or (c) if we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of freechildrenstories.com, users of this Site, or others.
Your Rights Regarding Your Personal Information
We offer you the following choices about what information we collect from you and how we communicate with you:
Cookies. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all of this Site’s features. For more information about the cookies we use on this Site and how to change your cookies settings, please see our Cookies Policy.
Emails. When you use the Services in certain ways, you may be eligible to receive certain marketing-related and promotional communications as well as special offers (collectively “Promotional Communications”) from us or third parties with whom we have a business relationship and those communications may include advertisements. The most common of these circumstances may include signing up to receive [newsletters or] email notices [and entering a sweepstakes or a contest]. You may choose not to receive Promotional Communications from us by following the instructions contained in the email, although please note that you may not opt-out of service-related communications.
Location and Social Media Information. With your consent, we may collect and process real-time information about the location of your mobile device if you access this Site using your device. You may later opt-out of freechildrenstories.com’s collection and use of real-time information about your device’s location through your device’s privacy settings. You can restrict freechildrenstories.com’s access to your social network profile at any time by changing your social network privacy settings.
Web Analytics. You may opt-out of the aggregation and analysis of data collected about you on this Site by our web analytics vendor by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Ad Personalization. You may opt-out of ad personalization by visiting your ad settings. Additional information about controlling the ads you see on this Site and how Google’s ad services, which are used by this Site, are personalized is here.
Additionally, if you are in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation provides you with a number of rights with respect to your personal information, including:
Right to Access. You have the right to request a copy of any information that we hold about you.
Right to Rectify Your Personal Information. If you discover that the information we hold about you is incorrect or out of date, you may ask us to correct that information.
Right to Be Forgotten. You may ask us to delete information we hold about you in certain circumstances. It may not be possible for us to delete all of the information we hold about you, however please contact us and we will do our best to assist with your request.
Other Rights. Where we process your data on the basis that you have consented to such processing, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by [unsubscribing or] contacting us.
In addition to the above, you may also ask us to stop or restrict processing of the personal information we have about you. You may also ask us to transfer your personal information to a third party in certain circumstances. If you would like any other information on these aspects of your rights, please contact us. Please note that we may request proof of your identity before complying with any of your requests as set forth above.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint directly with your local supervisory authority.
We use Google AdSense to publish ads on this Site. When you view or click on an ad, a cookie will be set to help better provide advertisements that may be of interest to you on this and other websites. Learn more about Google’s advertising policies, your ad settings, and Google’s ad personalization.
Links to Other Websites
Freechildrenstories.com has reasonable security measures in place in an effort to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please note that no electronic transmission of information can be entirely secure. We cannot guarantee that the security measures we have in place will never be defeated or fail, or that such measures will always be sufficient or effective. Any transmission of information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any Site privacy settings or our security measures.
We will retain your personal information only for so long as may be necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by applicable law, or as otherwise required for our legitimate business interests.
Where We Store Your Personal Information
Some of your personal information may be transferred to third parties in countries with a different level of protection for personal information, including the United States. To the extent that we share personal information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) with third parties outside of the EEA, we will seek to put in place agreements with those third parties that contain provisions approved by the European Union for protecting personal information. If you wish to hear more about these safeguards, please contact us through the details further below.
Children Under the Age of 18
This Site is not directed to, and freechildrenstories.com does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from, children under the age of 18. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under the age of 18, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 18, please contact us through the details further below.
127 Merrimac St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15211