Last Modified: June 5, 2023
Effective: June 5, 2023
Users can access the Service through our website located at https://www.express.storied.co (“Site”), applications on Devices, through APIs, and through third-parties. A “Device” is any computer used to access the Storied Service, including without limitation a desktop, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, or other consumer electronic device.
While providing our Service, we collect information related to Viewers on behalf of our Users. Our use of information on behalf of our Users is governed by our contract with the applicable User and the User’s own privacy policies. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or privacy practices of Users or other third parties.
1. Information We Collect
When you interact with the Site or the Service and in connection with our events, and sales and marketing activities, we collect information that alone or in combination with other information could be used to identify you (“Personal Data”), as described below:
A. Information You Provide as a User
When you register an account as a User, you may be asked to provide Personal Data including without limitation, your name, phone number, email address, home address or business address.
You may also choose to submit Personal Data to us when you send us an email or use any interactive features that we may make available on the Service. For example, you may ask us to: (a) import your contacts by giving us access to your third party services (such as your email account) or (b) use your social or email (Google, Microsoft) networking information if you give us access to your account on such network connection services.
You may also provide us with your contacts’ email addresses when sharing folders or files with them or if you invite them to join Storied. In addition, if you sign up for our paid Service, you may be asked to provide additional information, including your credit card information, as described below.
We may also collect data from you including without limitation when you attend one of our events, during phone calls with sales representatives, or when you contact customer support.
C. Employment Applications
When you apply for employment through the Site, our provider of recruiting services will collect your resume and any additional information that you elect to provide to us, including but not limited to your employment history and education. In addition, where permitted by law, we may use a third party to carry out a background check to determine your suitability for a position.
D. Information We Receive from Viewers
If you are a Viewer, a User may request that you provide them with information (including Personal Data) via the Service in order to view that User’s Content. In particular, in order to access Content that a User wants to share with Viewers, a Viewer may be asked to provide his or her email address upon opening a Storied User’s link (or Viewers’ email address may be provided by the User in order to confirm Viewer's right to access Content). Storied stores this information on behalf of our Users. In the event you as a Viewer elect to provide a User with this information, you do so in accordance with that User’s privacy practices and policies. Storied is not responsible for the privacy practices of its Users, and only processes this information in accordance with the applicable agreement it has with each User. If you are a Viewer of one of Storied's Users and would no longer like to be contacted by such User that uses Storied's Service, please contact the User that you interact with directly.
In providing the Service, we process on behalf of Users information included in the Content that Users (and as appropriate Users’ representatives, employees or other data subjects as elected by Users) upload, download, or access with, share, or send through the Service. If you add Content to your account that has been previously uploaded by you or another user, we may associate all or a portion of the previous Content with your account rather than storing a duplicate.
F. Information We Receive from Third Parties
We may also receive Personal Data (such as your email address) through other Users, for example, if they have tried to share something with you or tried to refer Storied Express to you. We may supplement the information that we collected from Users and Viewers (such as an email address) with additional information obtained from publicly available and third-party databases or services that provide information about business people and companies (including an individual’s name, job title, business contact information, and company information), and display this information to our Users as a part of our Services.
G. Automatically Collected Information
i. Log Data.
When you use the Service, we automatically record information from your Device, its software, and your activity using the Service. This includes the Device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, operating system, browser type, the web pages you visited before you came to the Site, the web pages you view immediately after leaving our Site, information you search for on the Site, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning the Content, and other interactions with the Content and the Service.
We collect this information in order to deliver the Service and to provide our Users with reporting and analytics relating to the use of the Service. This information is made available to Users via the Service (for example, we provide Users with information on a Viewer’s location based on that Viewer IP address) and may be associated with other information about the User and its Viewers (including Personal Data) that Users provide us.
If you are a Viewer who views Content you receive from a User via the Service, we automatically collect information about your interaction with such Content and our Service. The information we collect includes:
Whether or not a you have viewed or are viewing Content;
Date and time you viewed the Content;
Number of times and length of time Content was viewed;
Which portions of the Content were viewed; and
Your IP address and location.
ii. Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies.
2. How We Use Information
A. Provide Information; Respond to Requests
When you ask for information about the Service (for example, when you request a demo or ask us to send you offers or price information), or register to a webinar or an event, we will use your contact information to respond to your request. For EU data subjects, such use is necessary to respond to or implement your request.
B. Provide the Service to Users
We use account-related data provided by Users in connection with the purchase, sign-up, use, or support of the User account (such as usernames, email address and billing information) to provide you with access to the Service and/or the Site, contact you regarding your use of the Service and/or the Site, or to notify you of important changes to the Service and/or the Site. For EU data subjects, such use is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us.
We process Personal Data relating to Viewers and your Content on your behalf for the purpose of providing the Service and to provide our Users with reporting and analytics relating to your interaction with your Content and our Service, in accordance with the applicable User contract. Data relating to Viewers that we receive through the Service will be made available to Users who communicate with Viewers via the Service, and may be associated by Users with other information about Viewers (including Personal Data) that Users have provided us or that Viewers have provided to Users via the Service. Storied does not use or access Viewers’ Personal Data collected by its Users through their use of the Service except with a User’s permission, in order to provide the Service, and to provide related support and assistance.
C. Sending Users Marketing Communications and Other Announcements
We may use your email or mail address to send you information (as applicable) by email and post about new products and services, upcoming events or other promotions. If you receive an unwanted email, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions in the promotional email we send you. Please note that if you opt out from marketing communications, we may still contact you regarding issues related to our Service and to respond to your requests. Based on applicable law, our sales representatives may also use your phone number to contact you directly by phone, in connection with such new products and services, upcoming events or other promotions.
Where required by applicable law (for example, if you are an EU data subject), we will only send you marketing information by email or mail, or contact you by phone, if you consent to us doing so at the time you provide us with your Personal Data. When you provide us with your consent to be contacted for marketing purposes, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions to “opt-out” of receiving marketing communication in each marketing email we send you. In addition, if at any time you do not wish to receive future marketing communications or wish to have your name deleted from our mailing or calling lists, please contact us at email@example.com. Please note that if you opt out from marketing communications, we may still contact you regarding issues related to our Service and to respond to your requests.
D. For Legitimate Business Interests
We use data relating to your use of and interaction with the Site and the Service, including information that we receive through cookies and similar technologies, for certain legitimate business interests or to fulfill our contract with you, which include the following: to provide, administer, and support the Site and the Service; to personalize and improve your access to and use of the Site and the Service (including to increase our Service’s functionality, product features, and user-friendliness); to verify Users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests; to inform our marketing strategy and personalize our communications with you (including providing or offering software updates, information on our features and other marketing and service-related announcements relevant to the content and features you engage with); to conduct research and development, analytics and report on industry trends on content usage and performance; to meet our corporate and social responsibility objectives; if you ask us to access, update, or delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists, we will keep basic data to identify you and prevent further unwanted processing; and for internal business/technical operations, including auditing, maintaining the quality and safety of our Site and Service, troubleshooting and repairing errors, data analysis, testing, preventing malicious, fraudulent, or illegal activity, misuses of our products or services (including the prosecution of those responsible for such activity) and ensuring the security of our Site, Service, IT systems, architecture, and networks.
3. Information Sharing and Disclosure
A. Your Use
We will display your Personal Data on your profile page and elsewhere on the Service according to the preferences you set in your account. You may access and change these preferences at any time as described in Section 4. Any Personal Data you choose to provide should reflect how much you want others to know about you.
When Viewers receive Content from Users, we show a User’s name to the relevant Viewer. We also give our Users the ability to provide their contact information within the document viewer to the relevant Viewers. We show a Viewer’s email address and name to the User who sent the Content through our Service, if the Viewer has provided his or her email address.
We may also share or disclose your information with your consent, for example, if you use a third party application to access your account (see below). Through certain features of the Service, you may also have the ability to make some of your information public. Public information may be broadly and quickly disseminated. Please consider carefully what Personal Data you disclose in your profile page and our Service, and your desired level of anonymity.
B. Employees, Service Providers, Business Partners, and Others
As of the Effective Date, these third parties include those listed here.
C. Third-Party Applications
D. Advertising Partners
Through our Services and on social media sites, third party advertising partners may set cookies, technologies and other tracking tools to collect information regarding your activities and your device (e.g., your IP address, mobile identifiers, page(s) visited, location, time of day).
E. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of Storied's Rights
We may disclose to parties outside Storied files stored in your Storied account and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with a law, regulation, or compulsory legal request; (b) protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury; (c) prevent fraud or abuse of Storied or its users; or (d) to protect Storied's property rights. If we provide your Content to a law enforcement agency as set forth above, we will remove Storied's encryption from the files before providing them to law enforcement. However, Storied will not be able to decrypt any files that you encrypted prior to storing them on Storied.
G. Business Transfers
4. Changing or Deleting Your Information
If you are a registered User, you may review, update or correct the Personal Data provided in your registration or account profile by changing your “account settings.” If you would like to delete your account, please contact us as indicated below. If your Personal Data changes, or if you no longer desire our Service, you may update it by making the change on your account settings. In some cases we may retain copies of your information as described in Section 5 below. For questions about your Personal Data on our Service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Data Retention
6. Storied Team Users
If you’re using Storied on an account tier that provides account administration (“Storied Team User”), your administrator may be able to:
access information in and about your Storied Team User account;
disclose, restrict, or access information that you have provided or that is made available to you when using your Storied Team User account; and
control how your Storied Team User account may be accessed or deleted.
Please refer to your organization’s policies if you have questions about your Administrator’s rights.
7. Storied Community
Our Service may offer publicly accessible community services such as blogs, forums, and wikis. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. Your posts may remain even after you cancel your account. For questions about your Personal Data on our Service, please contact email@example.com.
8. Collection and Use of Information by Third Parties
B. Third Party Collection of Your Credit Card Information
If you choose to subscribe to a Purchased Service payment of which is via credit card, our third party credit card processor (Stripe) will process your credit card. Accordingly, you authorize Storied to collect, use, retain, and disclose your credit card and other payment information to Stripe and represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights to disclose such information to us. In addition, we may share your personal Data with trusted third parties who are integral to the operation of our Service, including but not limited to financial institutions, payment processors, verification services and credit bureaus, as well as any third parties that you have directly authorized to receive your Personal Data. If you have questions about how Stripe protects the data it receives from Storied Users, please refer to https://stripe.com/us/terms and https://stripe.com/us/privacy.
Storied does not receive or store credit card information on our servers. We receive a transaction “token” and a one-time use ID number so we can validate that the transaction has been successfully completed. Areas of this Service that collect your Personal Data use industry standard secure socket layer encryption; however, to take advantage of this your browser must support encryption protection.
C. Other Third Party Collection of Other Information
We may use third party companies including Help Scout to provide us with analytics information and customer support. These companies may collect Personal Data and other information from you via our Site and Service. You can find out more information about what information Help Scout collects and how it uses and discloses that information here: http://www.helpscout.com/policies/privacy.
We may also allow you to log in to our Service using third party accounts such as Microsoft Outlook and Google. If you use these services, they may collect Personal Data from you via our Site and Service.
9. Additional Information for Chrome Extension
We may provide a Chrome extension that you may use in conjunction with your Storied account. The information we will receive through this extension from Google APIs is handled in adherence with the Chrome Web Store User Data Policy, including the Limited Use requirements.
10. Your Privacy Rights
B. Storied as Processor
Storied is the data controller for processing of your Personal Data, but we act as a data processor for Personal Data that we process on behalf of our Users. Please see the “Contacting Us” section below to find out how to contact us.
C. Your Rights
Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:
Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data and, if so, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data along with certain other details.
Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to ask that we correct or complete it. If we shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the correction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so you can contact them directly.
Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict or ‘block’ the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of the data or object to us processing it. We will tell you before we lift any restriction on processing. If we shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the restriction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so you can contact them directly.
Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you consented to give us or that was provided to us as necessary in connection with our contract with you. We will give you your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.
Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your Personal Data, and we will do so:
If we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your Personal Data — unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing; or If we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing.
Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing of your data before we received notice that you wished to withdraw your consent.
Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.
You may exercise your rights by contacting us as indicated under the “Contacting Us” section below.
D. Legitimate Interest
E. Data Transfers
When transferring data from the European Union, the European Economic Area, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland, Storied relies upon a variety of legal mechanisms, such as contracts with our users and affiliates, Standard Contractual Clauses, and the European Commission’s adequacy decisions about certain countries, as applicable.
The security of your information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the Personal Data submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. Online Tracking
13. California Residents
A. Supplemental Notice for California Residents
This Supplemental Notice for California Residents only applies to our processing of Personal Data that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of Personal Data Storied has collected about them and whether Storied disclosed that Personal Data for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding 12 months. California residents can find this information below:
Category of Personal Data Collected by Storied Category of Third Parties Personal Data is Disclosed to for a Business Purpose
Personal information categories listed in Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e)
Internet activity or other electronic network activity information
Professional or employment-related information
Inferences drawn from other personal information to create a profile
The categories of sources from which we collect Personal Data and our business and commercial purposes for using Personal Data are set forth above.
B. “Sales” of Personal Data under the CCPA
For purposes of the CCPA, Storied does not “sell” Personal Data, nor do we have actual knowledge of any “sale” of Personal Data of minors under 16 years of age.
C. Additional Privacy Rights for California Residents
Non-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA.
Authorized Agent. Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Data. To designate an authorized agent, please contact us as set forth below.
Verification. When you make a request, we will ask you to provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Data or an authorized representative, which may include your name, email address, phone number, password, and/or other information.
If you are a California resident and would like to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please contact us as set forth below. We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws.
15. Contacting Us