Story Nature / World of Waterfalls
Story Nature / World of Waterfalls operates the https://www.world-of-waterfalls.com website, which provides the SERVICE.
This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use our Service, the World of Waterfalls website.
Information Collection and Use
For a better experience while using our Service, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, phone number, and postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you.
We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.
Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Our website uses these “cookies” to collection information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies, and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
You can learn how to manage cookies on your web browser by following the Browser Cookies Guide.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:
- To facilitate our Service;
- To provide the Service on our behalf;
- To perform Service-related services; or
- To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
We want to inform our Service users that these third parties have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Links to Other Sites
Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)
The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.
First party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notification of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.
Without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.
The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:
- IP Address
- Operating System type
- Operating System version
- Device Type
- Language of the website
- Web browser type
- Email (in hashed form)
Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers in order to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt-in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit National Advertising Initiative opt out page. You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.
For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Compliance
GDPR is an EU regulation requiring that websites obtain “explicit consent” prior to collecting personal data. Any visits to this website since May 25, 2018 should present the visitor the opportunity to affirmatively opt-in to any data collection. If not, please inform the administrator (contact given below) so we can address the issue.
Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
GPDR Regulation for Children’s Privacy
Finally, in addition to the existing children’s privacy section above, a parent must give consent for any website to collect personal data of any child under the age of 16.
Since we have no way of knowing how old each visitor is unless we’re explicitly told so, we must ask that if you are under 16 that you inform your parent or guardian of your intent to visit the website. Similarly, if you’re a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 16, then you should be aware that personal information may be collected of the minor.
The policy above for children under the age of 13 is extended to children under the age of 16. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.
In order to cut down on spam submissions, we are requiring visitors to have an account with us should he/she wish to submit content to the website.
However, for any website visitor submissions made in the past, users were given accounts to associate the author with the submission. This may precede the May 25, 2018 date when GDPR took effect.
The only required field for each user account is a valid email address (so we may have communicate regarding your account or if you need to reset your password), username, and password. All other user profile fields are voluntary.
Behind the scenes, the IP address may be collected and associated with the account. This is so abusive users can be identified and corrective action can be taken regarding such users’ account(s).
We discuss more about the terms and conditions regarding usage of this website as well as user accounts, which you can read about here.
Opting Out of User Accounts
You have the ability to opt-out by having the administrator remove the email association with the account tied to the given submission(s). A dummy non-functioning email will be in its place.
You may also have the administrator further obfuscate your identity by changing the public profile of this account.
This effectively disassociates the author from the submission(s) in question and makes the account (as well as its association with said author’s submission(s)) anonymous.
Should this visitor wish to contribute new content, then he/she will have to sign up as a new user (subject to explicit consent through the sign up form) and make the submission with the new identity. All association with the prior account (including any prior work tied to this account) is lost.