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Privacy Policy

Last modified: January 11, 2017

WithinCode Privacy Policy

Overview

We take privacy very seriously, mainly because we don't like people messing with ours. We hate it when companies take advantage of the trust that is placed in them, so we vow to treat all your information with care and respect. This Privacy Policy describes your privacy rights regarding WithinCode LLC's collection, use, storage, sharing, and protection of your personal information. It applies to the dabblewriter.com website and all related websites, applications, services, and tools (“Service”) where this policy is referenced, regardless of how you access or use them. By using our Service, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and consent to the processing of your personal information as described in this policy.

Collection and use of personal information and other information

Throughout this Privacy Policy, we use the term “personal information” to describe information that can be associated with a specific person and can be used to identify that person. We do not consider personal information to include information that has been made anonymous or aggregated so that it can no longer be used, whether in combination with other information or otherwise, to identify a specific person. In order to provide you with our services we ask you to provide us with some personal information. For an individual user, the minimum amount of information is your email address. In most cases your name is required as well.

Examples of optional information that you may provide include:

  1. Your contact information (e.g., email address, phone number, physical address, geographic information, etc.)
  2. Writing specific information (e.g., genres, writing medium, your writings, etc.)
  3. Goal information (e.g., tracking goals including marking days off)
  4. Device and software information (e.g., the type of mobile device and associated hardware and software information, the browser used to access our web service, etc.)

If you choose to use additional services, you may need to pay for your use of our Service using a credit [or debit] card. We use third party payment card processing companies engaged by us to process payments in connection with the Service. These third parties have committed to WithinCode to process your payment card information in a secure, PCI compliant manner. Your credit card information is processed and retained by these third parties and will not be passed on to WithinCode; WithinCode does not store your payment card information in any way.

Use of cookies, image tags, and device identifiers

Cookies are small amounts of information stored in files within your computer's browser. Device identifiers are information about the devices you use to access online Service like WithinCode, including IP address, user agent information (browser version, OS type and version), and device provided identifiers. We may use session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) or access device identifiers to store your preferences, identify you and maintain your signed-in status, and provide you with a more personal and interactive experience, but we do not store your username or password or your personal information in a cookie. We may also use web beacons which are typically small graphic objects or pixels that are embedded in a web page. We offer certain features that are available only through the use of cookies or device identifiers. You are always free to decline cookies if your web browser permits. However, if you decline cookies, you may not be able to use certain WithinCode features.

Use of certain technology designed to prevent cookies or other advertising related technologies (such as ad blocking software) may interfere with the correct operation of the WithinCode website and services.

Your web browser may enable you to indicate your preference as to whether you wish to allow websites to collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services (for example, through “do not track” settings of the browser). We believe that there is currently no consistent industry standard for how to interpret and respond to these web browser preference settings. Consequently, at this time our Service do not respond to the preferences you may have set in your web browser regarding the collection of such personal information, and we may continue to collect personal information in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, other parties may collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different Web sites when you use our Service. This policy does not apply to and we are not responsible for those other parties. Please see the section of this policy entitled “How We Share Your Information” for more detail on how we interact with third parties with respect to your information, including with respect to targeted advertising.

Use of your information

As a general rule we use your information, including personal information, solely to provide the service, but we don’t usually look at your information. However, during the process of developing, troubleshooting and administering the WithinCode service, it may be necessary to look at pieces of your information to improve the service and user experience, resolve a problem or dispute, investigate potential security issues, or verify your compliance with our terms of use. Also, when you write us to request support, our skilled customer support representatives may look at your information in order to assist you. We may also access and use your information to compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties or to comply with applicable law or legal process.

How we share your information

We are not in the business of selling or renting your information. Outside of actions you take within the Service to communicate via our collaboration features, or to authorize third-party applications, we only disclose your information - and then only the minimum information necessary - when:

Some third parties’ embedded content or plugins on the Service, such as Facebook “Like” buttons, may allow their operators to learn that you have visited our website, and they may combine this information with other, identifiable information they have collected about your visits to other websites or online services. For more information with additional examples, see the “Social Media Features” section of our Cookie Information page.

We do not share your account information or user activity history with third parties for the purpose of enabling them to deliver their advertisements to you. We contract with third-party advertising networks in order to deliver relevant Service advertisements to you across the Internet and to manage our communications with you.

In addition, we may share with partners or service providers a hashed identifier derived from the personal information you have submitted to us (such as your email address) to serve you ads when you visit partners’ and providers’ websites, applications or platforms. You may opt out of certain ad targeting and retargeting services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page, or the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page. We also may share a hashed identifier derived from the personal information you have submitted to us (such as your email address) with Service Providers who help us manage and track the effectiveness of our marketing efforts. You may choose to share information you have submitted to the service through our collaboration features, in which case we may allow collaboration with others to effect those features. Note that we cannot control what persons with whom you share your information may do with your information, so please choose carefully the people with whom you choose to share.

Data Storage and Transfer

Our Service is based in the United States, and we may store your information in the United States or in other locations. If you are in a country that requires consent to processing or storage of personal data, by accessing or using the Service you consent to our processing of your personal data in accordance of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use and our storage and transfer of your personal data in the United States and worldwide in accordance therewith.

Data privacy laws or regulations in your home country may differ from those in the United States; however, we will collect, store and use your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable laws, wherever it is processed.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please contact us by email to info@dabblewriter.com.