Last Updated: July 22, 2019
Accordingly, by submitting personal Content through any of the HIHOVIDEO Services, you hereby waive any and all privacy expectations (including the privacy expectations of any other individual who appears in your submitted content) with respect to StoryBots’ use of such Content. If you do not consent to having personal Content viewable or otherwise accessible by others, you should not submit AUDITIONS or any other content to or through the HIHOVIDEO Services.
The HiHoVideo Services allow Parents to set up unique personal profiles directly on the HiHoVideo Services. Parents can change their profile information at any time and can control how the HiHoVideo Services communicate with them.
Please read the Terms of Service carefully to understand how certain rights in and to your Auditions are granted to StoryBots, including but not limited to the perpetual, sublicensable, transferable, assignable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, worldwide right to (i) use, edit, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, exhibit, broadcast, transmit, publish and distribute your Auditions; (ii) use the name, voice, likeness, photographs, audios, videos, biographical information, signature, and other personally identifiable elements as contained, mentioned, depicted or otherwise represented in the Auditions; (iii) edit your Auditions, in whole or in part, at StoryBots’ sole discretion and to include your Auditions with those of others and with sound effects, special effects, music and/or other content; (iv) incorporate, at StoryBots’ sole discretion, your Auditions, in whole or in part, edited or unedited, into one or more of our productions; and (iv) use and exploit, and authorize others to use and exploit, your Auditions in any manner or medium whatsoever (whether now known or hereafter devised), including, without limitation, unrestricted use for publicity, advertising, sales promotion, commercial tie-ins, and merchandising.
2.1 Personal Data.
Categories of Personal Data
Why we collect it
Your name and email address, and the first name of your child
We require your name and email address to create your account. Your email address is not shared or publicly displayed within the HiHoVideo Services. Your full name and the names of your children, to the extent collected and stored, are never directly revealed to other users unless authorized by you.
Communicate important messages
Your name and email address
Security and monitoring
Your IP address
We record your IP address for a number of purposes, including security and monitoring purposes, system administration and to report aggregate information to our business partners or to audit use of the HiHoVideo Services.
2.2 Non-Personal Data. Non-Personal Data is used to manage and improve the HiHoVideo Services, track usage. and may be shared with third-parties to provide more relevant services and advertisements to users and for other business purposes. If Personal Data is anonymized, aggregated, or modified so that it can no longer reasonably identify a specific user, it is considered Non-Personal Data and StoryBots may use and disclose such information for any business purpose.
3.2 Promotions. If you choose to enter a contest, sweepstakes or promotion, your Personal Data may be disclosed to third parties in connection with such promotion, including without limitation for purposes of posting your entry with attribution or otherwise as permitted in the official rules for the promotion in question, fulfilling your prize or including your name on a winners list. Also, by entering a promotion, we may require you to consent to the use of your Personal Data or other information, such as name, voice or likeness, in advertising, promotional and marketing materials. In addition, we may offer certain promotional content, such as a sweepstakes, sponsored by or co-branded with a third party, who may obtain the Personal Data that you submit.
Flash cookies (also known as “local shared objects” or “LSOs”) cannot be rejected, disabled, turned off, opted out, or deleted in the same way as regular cookies such as HTML cookies. Flash cookies may remain on your computer even after you have rejected, disabled, opted out, or deleted regular cookies. For information on how to manage and remove Flash cookies, please visit:
4.2 Web Beacons. In addition, StoryBots may use so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “web bugs,” “clear GIFs,” etc. (collectively “Web Beacons”) to collect information about your usage of the HiHoVideo Services. These are small electronic images embedded in web content (including online ads) and email messages and are ordinarily not visible to users. Like cookies, Web Beacons enable us to track pages and content (including ads) accessed and viewed by users on the HiHoVideo Services. Also, when we send HTML-formatted (as opposed to plain text) emails to our users, Web Beacons may be embedded in such emails to allow us to monitor readership levels so that we can identify aggregate trends and individual usage to provide our users with more relevant content or offers. Web beacons in emails may recognize specific activities, such as when an email was opened, how many times an email was forwarded, which links in the email were clicked on, etc. Web Beacons cannot be declined when delivered via a regular web page. However, Web Beacons can be refused when delivered via email. If you do not wish to receive our Web Beacons via email, you will need to disable HTML images or refuse HTML (select Text only) emails via your email software.
4.3 Third-Party Analytics. StoryBots may use third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics, Optimizely, and MixPanel) to collect Non-Personal Data, including but not limited to session information, key events, device information, location, language, timestamp, platform, and time zone. We use these services to collect and compare information about the user base and user visits, as well as to improve the HiHoVideo Services.
4.5 Other Usage Information. When your computer or mobile device contacts our web servers (for example, when you visit the HiHoVideo Services), our web servers automatically collect usage information. Such usage information includes information about how our visitors use and navigate the HiHoVideo Services. It can include the number and frequency of visitors to each web page and the length of their stays, browser type, referrer data that identifies the web page visited prior and subsequent to visiting the HiHoVideo Services, and IP addresses (as discussed above). We also may determine the applicable technology available in order to serve you the most appropriate version of a web page, e-mail, advertising or promotional announcement or similar service. This information is used to analyze and improve the HiHoVideo Services and to provide you with a more fulfilling and relevant experience.
StoryBots may retain your Personal Data and Non-Personal Data as long as you continue to use and are registered through the HiHoVideo Services. You may request that we delete your Personal Data and close your account at any time by emailing us at email@example.com. However, we may retain your Personal Data for an additional period of time, as permitted or required under applicable law, to conduct audits, prevent fraud and abuse, improve the HiHoVideo Services, comply with legal obligations, maintain security, enforce our Terms of Service, or for any other legitimate and lawful business purpose. In addition, after your account has been closed we will continue to retain your Non-Personal Data and any Personal Data that has been anonymized, aggregated, or modified so that it can no longer reasonably be used to identify you.
We rely on certain third-party services for the operation of the HiHoVideo Services, such as credit card payment processing, order processing, data storage and security, etc. The security of your personal information is important to us. Please keep in mind that, to the extent a third-party service provider needs to access your information in order to perform services for us, we share your information with that provider. However, we do require that any third-party service providers limit their use of your information solely to providing services to us and that they maintain the confidentiality, security, and integrity of your information and not make unauthorized use or disclosure of the information.
You may access, modify, or remove any of your personal information (except for the email address linked to a user account) at any time by logging into your account and accessing the “Account” section. To receive notifications on updates or changes to the HiHoVideo Services, we ask that you keep your account updated with most relevant personal information (i.e. your current email address). In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.
You may choose to no longer receive marketing emails (i.e. emails that contain ads, promotional offers, etc.). All marketing, notification emails and HiHoVideo newsletters include instructions for opting-out of those communications in the future. Additionally, you may send us a message using our “Contact Us” page. Because customer lists often are prepared well in advance of an offering (sometimes a few months before the offer is made), you may continue to receive some offers after you send us a request not to use your information for specified marketing purposes. Please be aware that we will process your request as quickly as we reasonably can, but it may not be possible to update our systems immediately. We appreciate your patience and understanding in giving us time to carry out your request.
In addition, you should be aware that it is not always possible to completely remove or delete all of your information from our databases without some residual data because of backups and other reasons.
StoryBots aims to provide you with a secure customer experience. HiHoVideo user accounts are secured by user-created passwords. We take precautions to ensure that user account information is kept private. We use commercially reasonable measures to protect user information that is stored within our database, and we restrict access to user information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. However, we do not guarantee that these efforts will completely protect user account information. No security measures are perfect or impenetrable and data transmission over the Internet cannot be guaranteed 100% secure. We cannot and do not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to StoryBots and you do so at your own risk. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time. We will endeavor to notify users in the event that the security of their personal information is breached or compromised. By submitting personal information through any of the HiHoVideo Services, you expressly consent to receiving our notification regarding any breach or compromise, or suspected breach or compromise, of the security of your personal information, by email or postal mail, as we deem appropriate and as required by law. For any additional information about the security measures we use, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We urge you to keep your username, password, and other account access information in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also, remember to sign off your account when you have finished using the HiHoVideo Services. This is to ensure that others cannot access your account, especially if you are sharing a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place such as a library or an internet cafe.
California residents may request an information-sharing disclosure from us by emailing your request to email@example.com or writing to us at StoryBots Inc., 13428 Maxella Ave #363, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. Please note that, under the law, we are not required to respond to your request more than once in a calendar year, nor are we required to respond to any requests that are not sent to the above-designated email or mailing address.
Do Not Track Disclosure: The HiHoVideo Services do not currently respond to “Do Not Track” signals of Web browsers. However, should the industry establish uniform technological standards for recognizing and interpreting “Do Not Track” signals, StoryBots would be open to following such industry standards.
Effective May 25, 2018, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (“General Data Protection Regulation” or “GDPR”) provides that an individual who is located in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) has certain rights relating to their personal data:
- Right to Delete Your Personal Data: If you wish for us to delete all or some of your Personal Data, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. However, please note that some Personal Data (like your email address) is necessary to maintain an account through the HiHoVideo Services.
- Right to Object to or Restrict Our Use of Your Personal Data: If you wish to limit or restrict our use of your Personal Data, please email us at email@example.com. However, please note that some Personal Data (like your email address) is necessary to maintain an account through the HiHoVideo Services.
- Right to Access, Change, or Modify Your Personal Data: If you wish to confirm whether we are collecting and processing your Personal Data or access, change, or modify some or all of your Personal Data, you can go to the "Account" section of the HiHoVideo Services or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Right to Export Your Personal Data: If you would like a copy of your Personal Data, please email us at email@example.com to request an export file in a machine-readable format.
- Right to Withdraw Consent: If you wish to withdraw consent to certain Personal Data processing activities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To opt out of receiving announcement emails from us, you can follow the opt-out link contained in an announcement email you previously received.
- Right to File a Complaint: If you are a resident of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), you have the right to file a complaint with your local data protection authority or the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns about how and when we collect and use your Personal Data. As a reminder, Auditions submitted or recorded through the HiHoVideo Services are not considered Personal Data and all of the intellectual property rights for such Auditions, as assigned and transferred to StoryBots in the Terms of Service (click here), shall extend in perpetuity, meaning that we will have the perpetual right throughout the world to exploit such Auditions in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.
StoryBots is committed to protecting the privacy needs of children and we encourage Parents to take an active role in their children’s and students’ online activities and interests. The HiHoVideo Services are not intended for use by children under the age of 18 without adult supervision. Under no circumstances does StoryBots require children under the age of 18 to provide us with any Personal Data. StoryBots does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. Users must be 18 or older to be eligible to register accounts and submit Auditions through the HiHoVideo Services.
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