This privacy statement was last modified on February 10th 2020.
California Rights (CCPA)
You may be entitled to multiple privacy rights under the CCPA, including rights to know about your personal data usage, and the deletion, opting out of sale, and non-discrimination regarding your personal information we have collected. Contact us to exercise your rights under the CCPA. Do Not Sell My Info.
If you are a Californian resident, please read further on our California Data Privacy Notice.
European Union & EEA Rights (GDPR)
You may be entitled to multiple privacy rights under the GDPR, including rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, portability, and objection. Contact us to exercise your rights under the GDPR.
If you use our service for the first time, you will be asked if you agree with our privacy statement. You can withdraw the given consent at all times from the privacy settings on our service.
General Privacy Statement
We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it. With this declaration we explain which personal data are processed, for what purposes and with which parties we share data. You also can read here what your rights are regarding to this data.
Please read the following carefully to understand how we deal with your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
To change the information you allow us and / or to adjust our collections of technical and analytical resources, please refer to our privacy settings on the website.
1. About us
Bright Story (“we”, “us”, “our” or “the company”) manages websites / blogs in the Online Entertainment domain, hereinafter referred as the “service”.
Bright Story is based in the Netherlands. Our service is aimed at positively influencing the (international) media landscape.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and in line with the General Data Protection Regulations (General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR) of the European Union, Bright Story is the data controller.
The data controller for our service, as a data protection officer, is Lisa. You can contact her by e-mail.
If you are concerned about how we use your information or have questions about this privacy statement, please let us know. You can contact us here.
2. Collecting data
Every user leaves data behind the websites / apps that are visited (often without noticing this). We find it important that a user knows which information is collected and how the user can manage, change or delete this.
If you use our service for the first time, you will be asked if you agree with our privacy statement. If you do not agree, you, therefore, can not use our service.
2.1. Why do we use your data?
- to improve the service;
- to display marketing and advertising material and general and personalized content and advertisements;
- to obtain statistical insights (not personal) which we and / or our business partners can use to manage and improve our service;
- to comply with all applicable rules / jurisdiction.
We only collect your data if you give consent to this. If you agree with our privacy statement, you agree that we use:
- tracking / analysis technology;
- non-personal information;
- cookies, pixels and plugins.
2.2 Tracking/analysis technology
For our service we use certain monitoring and tracking technologies. These are mostly technologies offered by external service providers (such as Google Analytics). These technologies are used to improve and provide the user a better experience. These technologies enable us for example to:
- keep the consent of our users;
- secure our service by detecting abnormal behavior;
- identifying technical problems and improving the overall performance of our service;
- make and check analyzes;
- deliver you targeted ads that are more based on your browsing activities and derived interests.
For our service we use Google analytics. This is a web analysis service offered by Google, which tracks and reports on website traffic. Google uses the collected data to track and monitor the use of our service. This information is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to place and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
If you don’t want your data to be sent to Analytics, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
2.3 Non-personal data (usage data)
We collect information about how the service is opened and used. This data may contain information such as: – the internet protocol address of your computer (IP address); – location; – browser type, browser version; – the type of device; – the number of pages visited per session; – the time spent on the pages; – page where the visitor came from before it visit our service; – the time and date of the visit, etc.
2.4 Cookies, pixels and plugins
2.5 Personal data
Because we do not work with accounts on our service, we do not ask users to share personal data with us. We do not store personal data, this is beyond the scope of our service.
3. Privacy statement changes
4. Children under 13 years
Our service is not intended for children under the age of 13. No part of the service is structured to attract people under the age of 13.
We do not collect personal information from children younger than 13 years. If we learn that we have accidentally collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without the consent of the parents, we will delete this information immediately. If you believe that we have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please let us know by using the contact details at the end of this privacy statement.
With advertisements, we can offer and maintain our service for free. We use third-party service providers to show you ads.
5.2 Behavior remarketing
5.3 Unsubscribe from personalized ads
You can opt-out of personalized ads from Google at: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/
Google also recommends installing the Google Opt-out Browser add-on for your web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
6. “Do Not Track”
We do not support the policy “Do Not Track (DNT)” within our service. DNT is a preference that you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you don’t want to be tracked. You can enable or disable DNT by going to the preferences or settings page of your web browser.
7. Links to other sites
Our service may contain links to other sites that are not managed by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to the site of that third party. We strongly encourage you to review the privacy statement of each site you visit. We do not have the control and take no responsibility for the content, privacy statement or practices of third-party sites or services.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us here.