Effective Date: August 3, 2018
The Skrive is a community-first content creation and distribution platform focusing on empowering storytellers, organizations and businesses to craft intentional moments with audiences, engage in meaningful conversation to discover new voices.
What This Policy Does
This policy explains what information we collect when you use The Skrive's sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content. It also has information on how we store, use, transfer, and delete that information. This policy also explains how users can restrict the use or disclosure of their personal information and that of any minor children that they allow to access or post on The Skrive.
We know our users share their lives on The Skrive so trust is inherent to our business. Our goal is not only to comply with privacy law but to enable users to decide what information they want to keep private.
What Information We Collect & How We Use It
The Skrive records non-personally identifiable information about its users in order to measure the platform's effectiveness. The Skrive identifies certain user information in the course of its operation but this information does not reveal a user's personal identity. We collect this information only in the aggregate and use it to evaluate and improve The Skrive. The following are examples of non-personally identifiable generic information:
- Browser User Agent Info: Settings, technical and other information from your computer, such as your operating system, browser version, connectivity, various communication parameters and other information related to the operation and interaction of The Skrive. The Skrive will use such information solely in order to provide technically appropriate formatting of information. The collection of this information will not include any personally identifiable information about you or any individual user.
- IP Addresses: An IP address is a number that is assigned to a user's computer whenever that user is using the World Wide Web. Web site servers must be able to identify individual computers by their IP address. The Skrive collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration security and to report aggregate usage information. The Skrive does not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information.
- Referral Data: When sharing a link from The Skrive, we will record what IP address completed the share, its user agent info and where the link is being shared to.
Personally Identifiable Information
Online privacy concerns focus on the protection of that "personally identifiable" information which an individual can reasonably expect to be kept private. As the term suggests, "personally identifiable" information is information that can be associated with a specific individual or entity.
The only personally identifiable information that The Skrive obtains about an individual user is information that is supplied voluntarily by that user. A user interacting with our platform may provide The Skrive with that user's name, email address, social media account names, domain name or URL or other personally identifiable information that The Skrive may use for its own business purposes. The Skrive will collect and use this information in order to provide and change services, to anticipate and resolve problems with use of the platform, for billing purposes if a user decides to subscribe to a membership, or to create or inform the user of products and services that better meet your needs.
Third-Party Login Access
When you create your My Skrive account, and authenticate it with a third party service – such as Facebook or Google - we may collect, store, and periodically update information associated with the third-party account including the third-party avatar, the name on the social media account and any social media associated email address. However, the aforementioned information is the only information that we are specifically collecting.
The Skrive is not responsible for the content or the privacy practices of any web sites reached through a link. Other web sites may have different privacy policies, or no policy. Users should review the privacy policies of any web site before providing personal information.
Data Storage and Security
The Skrive will protect the confidentiality of its users' personally identifiable information to the fullest extent possible and consistent with law and legitimate interests of The Skrive and its staff. To protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of users' personally identifiable information, The Skrive has physical, electronic and management protections in place, however, we cannot guarantee that these protections will always successfully defend against any attack.
We use encryption (HTTPS/TLS) to protect data transmitted to and from our site. However, no data transmission over the internet is 100 percent secure, so we can't guarantee security. You use the platform at your own risk, and you're responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account.
Tracking & Cookies
The Skrive doesn't track you across other sites. We track interactions within The Skrive network, which includes custom domains hosted by The Skrive.
The Skrive will not sell your personal information or our user database to outside companies, however, we may facilitate delivery of special offers or promotions from local businesses which are relevant to our users. The Skrive may match specific and/or aggregated personal information with third party data to provide you with product and content offerings that interest you and improve our advertising and marketing efforts.
The Skrive also may disclose aggregated user statistics in order to describe our services to potential advertisers, partners, other third parties, our affiliate companies, and for other lawful purposes. As part of your experience on our site, you may receive communications from us related to products and services that might interest you. While we believe these services will enhance your experience at our site, you will at all times be able to opt out from receiving these communications, either by specifically opting out of these services or by deleting your profile from our database. Users can also experience an ad free experience by subscribing to The Skrive for $2 a month.
Modifying or Deleting Your Personal Information
If you have a My Skrive account, you can access, modify or export your personal information, or delete your account by contacting us at email@example.com.
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. The Skrive may preserve and maintain copies of your information when required to do so by law.
Business Ownership and Transfer
The Skrive is a product of Forum Communications Company, a multimedia news company with locations across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Emails from Us
We value your time and make efforts to send concise emails. Sometimes we'll send you emails about your account, service changes or new policies. Users can also turn on and off email notifications through their accounts.
When your interact with an email sent from The Skrive (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. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Skrive may periodically update this Policy. We'll try to notify you about significant changes to it. The most current version of the policy will always be available at theskrive.com.
We welcome feedback about this policy at email@example.com.