STORAGE AND USE OF USER INFORMATION GroupWrites stores information as described below that could be used to identify users ("Personal Information") on the GroupWrites servers for the sole purpose of providing the GroupWrites service to users. GroupWrites also stores certain personally identifiable information using log files.The following paragraph describes the Personal Information collected on GroupWrites servers: email address, and usage records.
COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SITE UPDATES AND NOTIFICATIONS The email address of account holder is used for confirmation of a successful account creation. Account holders can opt out from the updates at any time by logging into their account to modify their update preference. Users also have the right to opt in or opt out of communications related to such services as, but not limited to, new application launches, promotions, GroupWrites contests and events. GroupWrites may also collect the account holder's cell phone number if the account holder opts in to an SMS alert service.
SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS On rare occasions it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. For instance, if the service is temporarily suspended for maintenance, GroupWrites might send users an email or SMS message. Generally, users may not opt-out of these communications, though they can deactivate their account. However, these communications are not promotional in nature.
CUSTOMER SERVICE GroupWrites communicates with users on a regular basis to provide requested services. In regards to issues relating to their account, GroupWrites replies via email or phone, in accordance with the user's wishes.
ELIGIBILITY GroupWrites does not intentionally collect or use personal information about individuals under the age of 13. Consequently, use of this web and mobile internet site and all related services by children under the age of 13 is strictly prohibited. GroupWrites reserves the right to delete, move, edit, refuse to post or take other appropriate action with respect to any messages, information or files which GroupWrites, in its sole discretion, deems objectionable or otherwise in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
AGGREGATE INFORMATION GroupWrites may use users' Personal Information to generate aggregated information that does not allow the user to be personally identified or contacted. Aggregated Information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis and may be used by GroupWrites to provide insight on the usage of the GroupWrites services. WEB AND MOBILE INTERNET SITE ACTIVITY Like most standard Web and mobile internet sites, GroupWrites stores and uses web server log files. These files include anonymous information about web browsers, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Such log files are not linked to Personal Information through the GroupWrites service.
Business Transitions In the event GroupWrites goes through a business transition, such as a merger, being acquired by another company, or selling a portion of its assets, users' Personal Information will, in most instances, be one of the assets transferred. Users will be notified via email prior to a change of ownership or control of their Personal Information. If, as a result of the business transition, the users' Personal Information will be used in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, users will be given a choice to decline such different use.
LINKS This Web or mobile internet site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that GroupWrites is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. GroupWrites encourages its users to be aware when they leave the GroupWrites site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects Personal Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the GroupWrites web and internet mobile site.
SECURITY GroupWrites employs security measures in order to prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, theft and alteration of Personal Information under GroupWrites's control. However, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Consequently, GroupWrites, its affiliates, subsidiaries, service providers and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents do not represent, warrant or guarantee that Personal Information will be protected against misuse, loss or alterations and do not accept any liability for Personal Information submitted to or collected by them nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of Personal Information.
CORRECTING/UPDATING/DELETING/DEACTIVATING PERSONAL INFORMATION If a user's Personal Information changes (such as phone, email address or cellular phone number), the user may update this information on the GroupWrites website or on their cellular phone. If a user no longer desires to use GroupWrites's service, GroupWrites provides a way to delete/deactivate users' Personal Information. Account deletion/deactivation can be done online www.GroupWrites.com