By using, joining, visiting or otherwise interacting with Global Scribes™, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse the Global Scribes™ Website) or you are a "Consumer" (which means that you have registered with Global Scribes™) or you are a "Business" (which means you have registered to use Global Scribes™ for commercial purposes) or you are a "Non-Profit" (which means you have registered with Global Scribes™ for collaboration or endorsement) or you are interacting in any and all other ways with Global Scribes™.
Within our policies, the term "User" refers to a Visitor, individual, Non-Profit, or Business. You are only authorized to use the Global Scribes™ website (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. If you access Global Scribes™, you will be deemed to have agreed to and be bound by this Agreement and all Terms and Conditions set forth. Please read this Agreement carefully. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the Global Scribes™ Website and discontinue use of the Global Scribes™ Services immediately.
In order to participate in certain Global Scribes™ Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by an adjunct additional terms and conditions applicable to Global Scribes™ (which will be published herein) in which you choose to participate, any and all such other or additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.
What Information Do We Collect?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously. Please note: Parents and guardians can review any personally identifiable information collected about their children and request that such information be deleted and/or that no further information be collected.
How Do We Use Your Information?
Information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
★ To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
★ To process transactions. Please note: your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
★ To send periodic emails. We will send you by email our GS Monthly Spark Word so you may prepare your next Manuscript to share with our Global Scribes™ online community. Also, the email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Every email we send to you will provide you with the option to unsubscribe. Please note that if you choose to unsubscribe, this could cancel your subscription/registration to a channel or class series.
How Do We Protect Your Information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such system. They are required by law to keep the information confidential.
Credit Card Security
Global Scribes uses PayPal to process and accept donations for the campaign. Live Below the Line does not store any credit card information. PayPal adheres to international PCI (payment card industry) compliance standards for data security. Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of 12 requirements that all businesses who handle credit or debit card payments must comply with. The PCI Security Standards require all merchants, regardless of size or number of transactions, who accept, store, transmit or process any cardholder data to comply with PCI DSS. You can find out more about PCI here. PayPal's PCI Compliance can be validated here.
Email Messages and Electronic Postcards
Email Messages will be generated to all who upload their story onto the Global Scribes™ website to tell them of the next monthly GS Spark Word and invite them to return and upload their personal narrative. This option may be turned off at any time. Another feature of Global Scribes™ provides users is the ability to send electronic postcards and other items between constituents. Which means we may send on behalf of the user, email messages to family and friends and gs buddies. To do so, users must provide the email address of the recipient of such electronic postcards or email messages. Users must only provide the email addresses of people they know will be happy to receive a gsep (global scribes™ postcard) or email messages.
Some of our Global Scribes™ features and services are interactive, such as message boards, chat rooms, electronic mail services, comment boxes, messaging services, and member profile pages. For certain countries, on Global Scribes™ Sites that either are directed to children under 13 or have actual knowledge that a user is a child under 13 years old, we either will obtain the consent of the child's parent/ guardian before allowing the child to use these interactive features and services or will use reasonable technical measures to delete all or virtually all personal information from a child's postings before they are made public and also delete such information from our records. We use the information collected through interactive features and services to enable you to participate in such features and services.
Electronic Blog Messages and Newsletters
Users may provide their personal email addresses to receive electronic blog messages and newsletters from the various Global Scribes™ Channels, website and programs and our business partners. Users may change their preferences regarding emails at any time through the unsubscribe link in the newsletters or, for certain Global Scribes™ platforms, by logging into and changing the preferences for their account.
When visitors to Global Scribes™ that either are directed to children under 13 or have actual knowledge that a user is a child under 13 years old ask to receive our email blog posts or newsletter(s), they will be asked to provide their first name, email address and the email address of their parent/guardian. We will send the child's parent/guardian a notification email informing them of the child's request to receive by email the newsletter on an ongoing basis and give the parent/guardian the option to have his or her child's information removed from our newsletter database. The link to remove the child's information will expire approximately 60 hours from the time it is sent, but at any time after receiving this notification email, the child's parent/guardian may request that we stop sending the child the newsletter(s) by following the "unsubscribe" instructions found at the end of any of the newsletter emails. Parents/guardians may at any time review any personally identifiable information collected online about their child. See section V (B) below. When a child provides a parent's/guardian's email address when signing up for newsletter(s), that email address is used to send the notification email message and is subsequently deleted from our system.
Do We Disclose Any Information To Third Or Outside Parties Or Advertisers?
Posting to Public Areas of Global Scribes™
Please Note! When you post Personal Information in public areas of Global Scribes™, such as in our ‘Share Your Story' or online forums or chat rooms, or in the Global Scribes™ database, such information may be collected and used by others over whom we have no control. We are not responsible for the use made by third parties of information you post or otherwise make available in public areas of our site or in any service offered by Global Scribes™ and under no circumstance shall Global Scribes™ be held accountable for any loss, damage or injury you might suffer as a result thereof. The Global Scribes™ name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any websites that include content or advertising for tobacco, alcoholic beverages, pornography, religious material, partisan material, political material or firearms.
Yes! Cookies are used to help personalize and maximize your online experience with Global Scribes™. A cookie is a text file placed onto your hard drive by a web page server for the purpose of the maximization–including a convenience feature to save you time. Cookies allow Global Scribes™ platform to retrieve your previously provided information so you may continue to use features you customized. Cookies do not run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but most allow one to accept or decline cookies. Please note, if you decide to decline cookies, you may negatively impact your online experience with Global Scribes™. Global Scribes™ also uses "pixels," or transparent GIF files, to help manage online advertising. These pixels do not collect identifying information. The mechanisms identified here are used to improve the user experience on the Global Scribes™ website, and are employed irrespective of "Do Not Track" requests.
Global Scribes™ does permit users who are at least 13 years old to register or log into their account via a social networking platform such as Login with Facebook or Flux, or permit you to use social media plugins such as the Facebook “Like” or Google “+1” buttons. When you use these social networking￼platforms and plugins, your username and password for the services and other information available about you are collected from you and these services may be shared with us.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Children's Online Privacy Protection Act), as well as data privacy laws in the United States and other applicable countries. Younger visitors to our website should always check with their parents or guardians before entering information on any website or mobile application. We encourage parents and guardians–families– to discuss their personal guidelines for sharing personal information/data online. we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. UNLESS WE HAVE PRIOR PARENTAL APPROVAL. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older. WE DO NOT KNOWINGLY COLLECT INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN: We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or knowingly allow such persons to provide us with their personal information without parent or guardian consent. If you are under 18, do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address, unless you have your parent's or guardian's permission. In the event we learn that we collected personal information from anyone under the age of 18, and do not have a parent or guardian's consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible.
Prohibited Activities on Global Scribes™ website, Channels or other Programs
The List below contains some (not all) prohibited activities that may result in action by Global Scribes™.
1/ Using our website, our channels, our programs, our material, electronic products and services to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to a third party that is not wanted.
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2/ Posing as someone you are not.
3/ Using vulgar language, abusive behavior, or other conduct which might inhibit the flow of communication and normal flow in our chat rooms, on our comment files and or in correspondence through our social media.
4/ Posting, transmitting or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through our website or nay electronic or other services &/or channels.
5/ Facilitating or transmitting distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, in anyway offensive racially or ethnically, sexually explicit, vulgar, defamatory, abusive or objectionable.
6/ Using our Global Scribes™ name or logo or links bearing our name and logo on websites which Global Scribes™ deems objectionable or which includes denigrating, tasteless, intolerant, obscene, violent or sexually oriented content or materials.
7/ Trying successfully or not to get a password, private information or any other account information from others or harvest email addresses or other information.
8/ Posting, without normal permissions, any advertising or promotional materials to our website or our other channels and platforms.
If we decide to change our Privacy or Security Policy, we will post those changes on this page. Since offerings and technologies change, we reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of our Policy at any time without prior notice.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Global Scribes™, its members, managers, officers, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use of the Web Site or any services or products offered.
Global Scribes™ uses every reasonable effort to maintain our website. Global Scribes is not responsible for an defects or failures associated with the website, the Content, or any damages (such as lost profits or other consequential damages) that may result from any such defects or failures. We make no guarantees as to websites and the information contained therein, located worldwide throughout the internet to which you may access as a result of the use of the website, including the accuracy, content or quality of any such sites and information.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about this privacy statement, the use of your personal information, or the practices of our platform. Contact collaborate(@)globalscribes(.)org.
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