Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Eldorado Stories Privacy Policy

 

This policy explains what information we collect when you use Eldorado Stories sites. It also has information about how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. Our aim is not just to comply with privacy law. It’s to earn your trust.

Information We Collect & How We Use It

In order to give you the best possible experience using Eldorado Stories, we collect information from your interactions with our network. Some of this information, you actively tell us (such as your email address, which we use to track your account or communicate with you). Other information, we collect based on actions you take while using Eldorado Stories, such as what pages you access and your interactions with our  features . This information includes records of those interactions, your Internet Protocol address, information about your device (such as device or browser type), and referral information.

We use this information to:

  • provide, test, improve, promote and personalize Eldorado Stories Services
  • fight spam and other forms of abuse
  • generate aggregate, non-identifying information about how people use Eldorado Stories

When you create your Eldorado Stories account, and authenticate with a third-party service (like Facebook or Google) we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with that third-party account, such as your lists of friends or followers. We will never publish through your third-party account without your permission.

Information Disclosure

Eldorado Stories won’t transfer information about you to third parties for the purpose of providing or facilitating third-party advertising to you. We won’t sell information about you.

We may share your account information with third parties in some circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; (2) to a service provider or partner who meets our data protection standards; (3) with academic or non-profit researchers, with aggregation, anonymization, or pseudonomization; (4) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other legal process; (5) when we have a good faith belief that doing so will help prevent imminent harm to someone.

If we are going to share your information in response to legal process, we’ll give you notice so you can challenge it (for example by seeking court intervention), unless we’re prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others. We will object to requests for information about users of our services that we believe are improper.

Data Storage

Eldorado Stories uses third-party vendors and hosting partners, such as Alpha Hosting, for hardware, software, networking, storage, and related technology we need to run Eldorado Stories. We maintain two types of logs: server logs and event logs. By using Eldorado Stories Services, you authorize Eldorado Stories to transfer, store, and use your information in the United States and any other country where we operate.

Third-Party Embeds

Some of the content that you see displayed on Eldorado Stories is not hosted by Eldorado Stories. These “embeds” are hosted by a third-party and embedded in Eldorado Stories. For example: YouTube or Vimeo videos, Imgur or Giphy gifs, SoundCloud audio files, Twitter tweets, GitHub code, or Scribd documents that appear within a Eldorado Stories post. These files send data to the hosted site just as if you were visiting that site directly (for example, when you load a Eldorado Stories story page with a YouTube video embedded in it, YouTube receives data about your activity). Eldorado Stories does not control what data third parties collect in cases like this, or what they will do with it. So, third-party embeds on Eldorado Stories are not covered by this privacy policy. They are covered by the privacy policy of the third-party service.

Some embeds may ask you for personal information, such as your email address, through a form. We do our best to keep bad actors off of Eldorado Stories. However, if you choose to submit your information to a third party this way, we don’t know what they may do with it. As explained above, their actions are not covered by this Privacy Policy. So, please be careful when you see embedded forms on Eldorado Stories asking for your email address or any other personal information. Make sure you understand who you are submitting your information to and what they say they plan to do with it. We suggest that you do not submit personal information to any third-party through an embedded form.

If you embed a form that allows submission of personal information by users, you must provide near the embedded form a prominent link to an applicable Privacy Policy that clearly states how to you intend to use any information collected. Failure to do so may lead Eldorado Stories to disable the post or take other action to limit or disable your account.

Tracking & Cookies

We use browser cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you return to our Services. We use them in various ways, for example to log you in, remember your preferences (such as default language), evaluate email effectiveness, allow our paywall and meter to function, and personalize content and other information.

Eldorado Stories doesn’t track you across the Internet. We track only your interactions within the Eldorado Stories network .

Some third-party services that we use to provide the Eldorado Stories Service, such as Google Analytics, may place their own cookies in your browser. This Privacy Policy covers use of cookies by Eldorado Stories only and not the use of cookies by third parties.

Eldorado Stories complies with the “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) standard recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium. For logged-out users browsing with DNT enabled, Eldorado Stories’s analytics will not receive data about you, but we will do some first-party tracking in order to customize content and provide data to third-party service providers that enable Eldorado Stories Services to work. When you use Eldorado Stories while logged-in to your account, we cannot comply with DNT.

Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information

If you have a Eldorado Stories account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account.

To protect information from accidental or malicious destruction, we may maintain residual copies for a brief time period. But, if you delete your account, your information and content will be unrecoverable after that time.

Data Security

We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure, so we can’t guarantee security. You use the Service at your own risk, and you’re responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.

Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, reorganization or sale of assets such that your information would be transferred or become subject to a different privacy policy, we’ll notify you in advance so you can opt out of any such new policy by deleting your account before transfer.

Email from Eldorado Stories

Sometimes we’ll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. You can’t opt out of this type of “transactional” email (unless you delete your account).  

When your interact with an email sent from Eldorado Stories (such as opening an email or clicking on a particular link in an email), we may receive information about that interaction. We won’t email you to ask for your password or other account information. If you receive such an email, please send it to us so we can investigate.

Changes to this Policy

Eldorado Stories may periodically update this Policy. We’ll notify you about significant changes to it.

Questions

We welcome feedback about this policy at legal@eldoradostories.com