Date of last revision: 3 March 2011.
No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for Ocean Story or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13.
Parental participation. We strongly recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet and we encourage parents to teach their children about safe internet use practices.
1. Information you provide to us:
Information About Yourself. When you sign up for Ocean Story you provide us with your name and email address. You will also be able to add a picture of yourself. In some cases we may ask for additional information for security reasons or to provide specific services to you.
Content. One of the primary reasons people use Ocean Story is to share content with others. Examples include when you update your status, upload or take a photo, upload or record a video, share a link, make a comment, write something on someone’s Wall, write a note, or send someone a message. If you do not want us to store metadata associated with content you share on Ocean Story (such as photos), please remove the metadata before uploading the content.
2. Information we collect when you interact with Ocean Story:
Site activity information. We keep track of some of the actions you take on Ocean Story, such as adding connections (including adding a friend), creating a photo album, indicating you “favourite “ a post. In some cases you are also taking an action when you provide information or content to us. For example, if you share a video, in addition to storing the actual content you uploaded, we might log the fact that you shared it.
Access Device and Browser Information. When you access Ocean Story from a computer, mobile phone, or other device, we may collect information from that device about your browser type, location, and IP address, as well as the pages you visit.
Cookie Information. We use “cookies” (small pieces of data we store for an extended period of time on your computer, mobile phone, or other device) to make Ocean Story easier to use, to make our advertising better, and to protect both you and Ocean Story. For example, we use them to store your login ID (but never your password) to make it easier for you to login whenever you come back to Ocean Story. We also use them to confirm that you are logged into Ocean Story, and to know when you are interacting with Ocean Story Platform applications and websites, our widgets and Share buttons, and our advertisements. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases that may impact your ability to use Ocean Story.
Information from other users. We may collect information about you from other Ocean Story users, such as when a friend tags you in a photo, video, or place, provides friend details, or indicates a relationship with you.
Name and Profile Picture. Ocean Story is designed to make it easy for you to find and connect with others. For this reason, your name and profile picture do not have privacy settings. If you are uncomfortable with sharing your profile picture, you should delete it and use and default Avatar.
Contact Information. Your contact information settings control who can contact you on Ocean Story, and who can see your contact information such as your email. Remember that none of this information is required except for your email address, and you do not have to share your email address with anyone.
Personal Information. Your personal information settings control who can see your personal information, such as your religious and political views, if you choose to add them. We recommend that you share this information using the friends of friends setting.
Birth Date. In addition to name and email address during the registration process. We ask for your date of birth to verify that you are 13 or older, and so that we can better limit your access to content and advertisements that are not age appropriate. Because your date of birth and gender are required, you cannot delete them. You can, however, edit your profile to hide all (or part) of such fields from other users.
Minors. We reserve the right to add special protections for minors (such as to provide them with an age-appropriate experience) and place restrictions on the ability of adults to share and connect with minors, recognizing this may provide minors a more limited experience on Ocean Story
Exporting Information. You (and those you make your information available to) may use tools like RSS feeds, mobile phone address book applications, or copy and paste functions, to capture, export (and in some cases, import) information from Ocean Story, including your information and information about you
Links. When you click on links on Ocean Story you may leave our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites, and we encourage you to read their privacy statements.
3. How You Can Change or Remove Information
Editing your profile. You may change or remove your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking “Edit Profile.” Information will be updated immediately.
Deactivating or deleting your account. If you want to stop using your account you will have to contact Oceanstory.org to deactivate it or delete it.
Backup copies. Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 90 days, but will not be available to others.
Steps we take to keep your information secure. We keep your account information on a secured server behind a firewall. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers and passwords), we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We also use automated and social measures to enhance security, such as analyzing account behaviour for fraudulent or otherwise anomalous behaviour, may limit use of site features in response to possible signs of abuse, may remove inappropriate content or links to illegal content, and may suspend or disable accounts for violations.
Risks inherent in sharing information. Although we allow you to set privacy options that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you share your information. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We cannot ensure that information you share on Ocean Story will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of any privacy settings security measures on Ocean Story. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as choosing a strong password, using different passwords for different services, and using up to date antivirus software.
Report Violations. You should report any security violations to us.
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