Privacy

Welcome to Digital Paper, (“Digital Paper” “we” or “us”), we are committed to protecting your privacy and keeping your information safe. Digital Paper processes information about you in a few different ways. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose and keep information that can identify you (“Personal Information”) when you create a Digital Paper account and use readdigitalpaper.com (the “Site”), to post content to Digital Paper platform, including stories you create, comments and messages (the “Services”).

Note that our Terms of Service apply to this Privacy Policy. By creating an account with Digital Paper, using the Services, or submitting any Personal Information Information via the Services, you are consenting to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as described below in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the use of your Personal Information in these ways, please stop using the Services.

What is Personal Information?

"Personal Information" is any information that can identify you. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, age, gender, marital status, health information, financial status, credit card information, and credit history.

What do we collect and Why do we use it?

If you’re just browsing our Site, we don’t collect any Personal Information about you. In order for you to create an account with Digital Paper and use our Services, we need to collect and process some Personal Information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:

We treat the personal information above as private by default, so it won’t be displayed on the Site (unless you choose to publicly display applicable information via your account settings), revealed to other Digital Paper users, or rented or sold to anyone unless the data has been anonymised.

Except for your email address, which is required to create your Digital Paper account, you can always opt not to disclose any Personal Information to us, but then you may be unable to use certain features on the Services.

Why do you ask for my date of birth?

Children under 13 are not permitted to use Digital Paper, and so this Privacy Policy makes no provision for their use of Digital Paper Services.

If you are a parent or guardian and learn that your minor child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us.

Why do we collect and use your email?

We use email as an important way to communicate with you. You can manage your email notification preferences, such as messages and follower alerts, by adjusting your preferences in the Notifications section of your Account Settings. You may also opt-out or unsubscribe from any future email communications from within a link provided in each email we send you. However, please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.

What can other Digital Paper users see?

Our Services are designed to help you share information with Digital Paper community. Any personal information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the Service will be available to anyone who has access to that content (including other Digital Paper users), such as your username, name, the description you create, and your location, as well as the messages you post, whether on your profile, people you follow, stories you write, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services.

We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, to develop new products and services for Digital Paper community, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through Digital Paper public to the rest of Digital Paper community.

How do we share your Personal Information?

We may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers, but only where it’s necessary to provide any of the Services to you (e.g., email providers, server providers, etc.). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the Services, we require that they protect your Personal Information to the same standards we do.

We do not and will not release, rent, or sell your Personal Information, except in the following very limited situations:

  • To comply with applicable law (including investigations of any crime), regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request;
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies, including investigation of potential violations;
  • To protect the rights, property, or safety of Digital Paper, our employees, our users, or the public;
  • If Digital Paper is involved in a merger, acquisition, or asset sale, in which case we will continue to ensure the confidentiality of any Personal Information and give affected users notice before Personal Information is transferred or becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Where do we store your Personal Information?

Personal Information that you submit through the Services may be transferred to countries other than where you reside (for example, to our servers) for processing and storage. Our third-party service providers also may process or store your Personal Information on servers outside your country.

By using any of the Services, or submitting any Personal Information via the Services, you authorize Digital Paper and its authorized service providers to use and process your Personal Information in these countries. Please be aware that the privacy protections and the rights of authorities and Government agencies to access your personal information in some of these countries may not be equivalent to those in your country.

Access to your personal information

If you wish to access any Personal Information that we hold about you or request that we correct or delete the Personal Information that we hold about you. We will comply with such requests to the extent required by law or our policies, and subject to any limitations in our systems.

To access, modify or delete the Personal Information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile.

How does Digital Paper protect my Personal Information?

We are continuously implementing and updating physical, organizational, contractual, and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. The only employees who are granted access to your Personal Information are those with a business “need-to-know” or whose duties reasonably require such information. On all Digital Paper platform, we support encryption on all transmissions to protect Personal Information submitted on our Site.

What happens to your Personal Information when you leave Digital Paper?

If you delete your account, all of your public contributions and comments to Digital Paper community will remain (except that they will be anonymized).

Non-personal information

Digital Paper uses cookies, tracking pixels, and similar technologies on our Service to collect information that cannot identify you as an individual (“non-personal information”) that helps us provide our Service to you and to learn how our Service is used. We also use these technologies to help deliver promotional messages and ads for relevant Digital Paper products and services.

When you visit the Site or use the Service, we use cookies and we also automatically collect various types of information. Cookies allow us to “remember” what you have done before and personalize the Service for you, and the automatically-collected data provides us with Site usage statistics and other traffic data that is used to help diagnose problems, analyze trends and administer the Site and the Services. When placing cookies Digital Paper does not collect Personal Information, and we do not combine the information we do collect by these means with other Personal Information to tell us who you are or what your screen name or e-mail address is. Some of our business partners, like our advertisers, may use cookies on our Site. We have no access to, or control over, these cookies.

We may share non-personal information publicly and with various third parties like publishers or advertisers. For example, we may share information with advertisers or publicly to show trends about the general use of our Services.

Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent; in other cases, please note that your continued use of the Services after any change means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the revised Privacy Policy. If you disagree with any changes in this Privacy Policy and do not wish your Personal Information to be subject to the revised Policy, you will need to delete your account and/or stop using the Services.