Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the policies and procedures of The Green Room Media LLC, (“The Green Room”, “we”, “our” or “us”) on the collection, use and disclosure of your information on www.greenroomstories.com (and on greenroomstories.com, as applicable) (the “Site”), social media channels operated by us or on our behalf (the “Social Media Services”), and any services, features, content or applications associated with the Site or Social Media Services (collectively with the Site and the Social Media Services, the “Services”). With your permission and use of our Site and services, we receive and gather information about you from a variety of **sources, including: (i) information you provide to us or through the Site and the Services upon registration or otherwise (ii) your use of the Services in any manner; and (iii) from third party websites and services. When you use the Services, you are implying and hereby giving us permission and consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and any other possible use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) gathered when you are using or accessing the Services, upon registration, update by you or by any other means through which you provide said information. This Privacy Policy also covers our treatment of any Personal Information that our business partners share with us or that we share with our business partners.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own or control, including but not limited to any third party websites, services and applications (“Third Party Services”) that you elect to access through the Service or to individuals that we do not manage or employ. A prime example of  a third party that would be associated with your use of our services are social media pages through which you share our content or through which you give consent to register or log in to an account with our website. While we attempt to facilitate and moderate access only to those Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy and the security of your information, we cannot take responsibility  or liability for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of any Third Party Services you access.

What Information Do We Collect?

The information we gather and that you provide with your consent enables us to personalize, improve and continue to operate the Services. In connection with certain aspects of the Services, we may request, collect and/or display some of your Personal Information; how much is shown can, to some degree, be controlled by the user per our security setting options. We collect the following types of information from our users.

Information You Provide to Us:

When you provide us with information, including such instances as when you sign up to receive updates and other email communications from us, you may be asked to give us information that could be Personal Information, such as your name and email address. By giving us this information, personal or otherwise, you allow others, including us, to identify you and therefore may not be anonymous. You further acknowledge and agree that we may use your contact information to send you advertising, promotions and featured information about our Services, and you expressly consent to receiving email communications from us. At any time, you may unsubscribe from marketing and promotional messages clicking on the “unsubscribe” link contained in any such email correspondence. However, concerning communication outside of marketing we, regardless, reserve the right to contact you when we believe it is necessary.

Additionally, if you sign in to the Services or any features of the Services through a Third Party Service, for example, by using Facebook Connect, to interact with our Services in any way, some content and data related to those accounts (“Third Party Account Information”) may be transmitted into your account with us. By agreeing to our Terms of Service, you acknowledge that Third Party Account Information may be transferred to us and is covered under our Privacy Policy

User Content:

Some features of the Services allow you to provide content to the Services, such as written comments and related interactions. All content submitted by you to the Services may be retained by us indefinitely. We may continue to disclose such content to third parties in a manner that does not reveal Personal Information but does display the content of other data and information provided, as described in this Privacy Policy.

IP Address Information and Other Information Collected Automatically:

We automatically receive and record data from your web browser when you interact with the Services, including your IP address and cookie information. This information is used for battling and preventing the infestation of spam/malware, keeping our systems and services safe and secure, and also to facilitate collection of data concerning your interaction with the Services (e.g., what links you have clicked on) for marketing and other analysis.

The Service software automatically collect user interaction data, such as the number and frequency of visitors to the Site. We may use this data in aggregate form, that is, as part of our analytics to assist in the maintenance of the site, but in this case, there is no personal data harvested.

Email Communications:

We may receive a confirmation  or a read receipt when you open an email from us. We use this confirmation to improve our customer service and our communications about our services.

Information Collected Using Cookies:

Cookies are pieces of data related to your browser’s tracking of your web activity. Your browser stores cookies in a manner associated with each website you visit. We use cookies related to our website to enable our servers to recognize your web browser and  assist in helping us analyze web traffic and interaction

Our cookies do not, by themselves, contain Personal Information, and we do not combine cookie information with other Personal Information to tell us who you are.

Most browsers have an option for turning off the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, as well as (depending on the sophistication of your browser software) allowing you to decide on acceptance of each new cookie. We strongly recommend that you leave cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage the most attractive features of the Services and could help us in personalizing your experience using our Services.

This Privacy Policy covers our use of cookies only and does not cover the use of cookies by anything beyond interaction between you and the Services. We have no control over when or how third parties place cookies on your computer. For example, third party websites to which a link points may set cookies on your computer.

Aggregate Information:

We collect statistical information about how users use the Services (“Aggregate Information”). Some of this information is derived from Personal Information. This statistical information is not Personal Information and cannot be tied back to you or your web browser.

Information Regarding Your Social Networks:

Occasionally, our Services will provide opportunities for users to interact using social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter (each a “Third Party Account”). For example, you can access posting and sharing tools on the Services, including a “share” or “like” button which allows you to share content found on the Services For example, you can Share articles you like from The Green Room with your Facebook friends or Twitter followers. Please note that these tools may be operated by Third Party Services.

By using these tools, you acknowledge that some Third Party Account Information may be transmitted to us, and that Third Party Account Information transmitted to our Services is covered by this Privacy Policy. You understand that by Sharing our articles using the tools provided, Third Parties may be collecting information about your browser or online activity through its own tracking technologies and subject to its own privacy policy as opposed to our own. Lastly, when you use these tools, some of your information from the Services (such as recent articles you’ve Shared) may be shared with the Third Party Service as well as other websites and Services. Therefore, we encourage you to read the privacy policy on our website as well as other policies of social networks or any other Third Party Services you use in connection with our Services.

How, and With Whom, Is My Information Shared?

The Services are designed to help you share information with others through social media and by other means. As a result, some of the information generated through the Services is shared publicly or with third parties, depending on activity and the type of information involved.

Public Information About Your Activity on the Services:

Some of your activity on and through the Services is public by default. This may include, but is not limited to, content you have posted publicly on the Site, shared through social media and other means or otherwise through the Services.

Information concerning your use of the Services (such as what pages you have visited, how long you spent on our site and otherwise) may be tracked anonymously through the use of cookies and stored by us. Your personal information is generally not combined with your personal information for any reason.

Please also remember that if you choose to provide Personal Information using certain public features of the Services, then that information is governed by the privacy settings and may be publicly available, depending on how your particular username and the associated settings are configured. Individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities beyond our control and without your knowledge or ours, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private or personal in content that you create or comments you leave or other potentially compromising information that you submit through the Services.

IP Address Information:

While we collect and store IP address information, that information is not made public and is kept secure at all times. We do at times, however, share this information with select partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business, and as otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy.

Information You Elect to Share:

You may access other Third Party Services through the Services, for example by clicking on links to those Third Party Services from within the Site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these Third Party Services. It is up to you to stay up to date on any changes in Third Party privacy policies or in our own. This Privacy Policy only governs information collected on the Services and is not applicable to third party use in general

Aggregate Information:

We share Aggregate Information with our partners, service providers and other persons with whom we conduct business. These bits of statistically data help us analyze site use, , which facilitates improving both their services and how our Services interact with them. In addition, these third parties may share with us non-private, aggregated or otherwise non Personal Information about you that they have independently developed or acquired. While sharing this information is similar in policy, the respective privacy policies are in place, depending on which party is gathering the information at the time.

Email Communications with Us:

As part of the Services, you may occasionally receive email and other communications from us. You do have the option to opt out of certain types of communication, but there are cases in which we do need to contact you directly, and that is in part why this privacy policy is in place By providing us with your email address, including without limitation if you sign up for email updates or other communications from us, you expressly consent to receiving such communications.

Information Shared with Our Agents:

We employ and contract with people and other entities that perform certain tasks on our behalf and who are under our control (our “Agents”). We may need to share Personal Information with agents who act on our behalf or under our employ in order to provide products or services to you in a way that better serves your needs according to what you provide. Unless we tell you differently, our Agents do not have any right to use Personal Information or other information gathered. You hereby consent to our sharing of Personal Information with our Agents.

Information Disclosed Pursuant to Business Transfers:

In some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is considered a type of tradeable business asset. Moreover, if we, or a substantial majority of  our assets, were acquired, or if we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, be they beyond our control or otherwise, and that any owner of us or our assets may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this policy.

Information Disclosed for Our Protection and the Protection of Others:

We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof,  be they legal or otherwise(iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or strange issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information  with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

Information We Share With Your Consent:

Except as set forth above, you will be notified when your Personal Information may be shared with third parties, and will be able to prevent the sharing of this information via a prompt or by changing your security settings while using our Services. In addition, if you participate in a promotion involving a promotional partner, your Personal Information (including email address) may be shared with our promotional partners and once shared, will be subject to their applicable privacy policy.

Is Information About Me Secure?

Absolutely. We store all of our information, including your IP address and any personal, potentially compromising data, using industry-standard techniques. However, we do not guarantee or warrant that such techniques will prevent unauthorized access to information or hacking. We seek to and strive to protect user information to ensure that it is kept private; however, we cannot guarantee the security of any information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors beyond our reasonable control, may compromise the security of user information at any time.

What Choices Do I Have Regarding My Information?

You can use many of the features of the Services without providing Personal Information, thereby limiting the type of information that we collect.

You can always opt not to disclose certain information to us, but may consequently miss out on certain features of our Website and Services.

What Happens When There Are Changes to this Privacy Policy?

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes in the way we collect or use information, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Services or sending you an email. A user is bound by any changes to the Privacy Policy when he or she uses the Services after such changes have been first posted, whether or not they have been read at the time of implementation.

What If I Have Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding privacy using the Services, please send us a detailed message to hello@greenroomstories.com. We will make every effort to resolve your concerns.

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