Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.ourstoriestoday.com
Our Stories Today is located in Louisville, Colorado, USA. You can contact us as follows:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We collect, retain, and use your personal data if you have consented to provide such data via our website, email, or phone call, completing a purchase or transaction, participating in an Our Stories Today sweepstakes, or subscribing to our mailing list.
We collect personal data from our website users and others with whom we interact. We tailor that information to the engagement or the purpose of the interaction. Overall, we may collect data regarding your name, email address, physical address, account preferences, phone number, IP address, purchasing and transaction information (such as credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment), comments, and technical information (such as information about cookies).
We use this data only for purposes that enable us to engage you in our business. These purposes, for example, are to correspond with you regarding the offering of our services, the sale of items from or related to our business, the provision of information from or related to our business, and the provision of prizes from or related to our business.
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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We use a service called MailChimp (mailchimp.com) to collect, retain, and use the personal information for some of the purposes stated above in the section titled “What Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It.” If you use the Contact Form on our website to engage with us or if you otherwise choose to do so, you will affirmatively complete an authorization process for us to collect, retain, and use your personal information. MailChimp also collects and retains, and may make available to us for our use, information regarding your preferences and actions you may take in response to correspondence that we have sent to you.
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.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics to track and report our website traffic. For details on how Analytics collects and processes data, see “How Google Uses Data When You Use Our Partners’ Sites or Apps”: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
To opt-out of Analytics, visit the Google Analytics opt-out page and install the add-on for your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For more details on installing and uninstalling the add-on, please see the help resources for your specific browser.
Who we share your data with
We do not sell personal data. We do not provide personal data to any other person or organization outside the scope of conducting our business.
We share personal data with MailChimp, as discussed above. We also share personal data with paypal.com in order to complete donation transactions conducted on our website.
How long we retain your data
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 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
If you have any privacy-related concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How we protect your data
The administration of our website and access to the services we use is restricted to limited personnel and third parties. The website and third party services are password-protected.
What data breach procedures we have in place
In the unlikely event of a data breach, we will handle the matter as required by law and good faith relationships with our visitors and clients.
What third parties we receive data from
We receive no data from third parties other than analytics information discussed above.
What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
We have no automated decision making or profiling.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
We have no industry regulatory disclosures.
Surveys & Contests
From time-to-time, our site requests information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.