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Privacy Policy

Last updated June 22, 2019

TL. DR. At Shosho we care about your privacy. In no form or way we sell or distribute your personal information to third parties. We do not access or read your stories/articles, and collect only non-personally identifiable information about how a user uses the product (how many times a user checks for edits, how many mistakes on AVERAGE per story, etc.) All the minor data we collect is used only for improving our products, services and offer you a better experience with Shosho.

Privacy Policy for Shosho.co

At Shosho, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy document has types of information that is collected and recorded by Shosho and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us through email at support@shosho.co

Processing of your data

Shosho processes user data only to a limited scope – only as much as it is required for giving you a great experience of the Shosho Services. Processing of payments for the Shosho.co Services, as well as functioning of the Shosho.co website and web application.

Personal data is processed by Shosho automatically and manually. Unless noted otherwise, Shosho.co or a designated subsidiary in your country shall act as the responsible personal data controller for any data processed. Shosho uses third party data processors only for processing of payment data, emailing service and basic website and web app analytics.

If you want to be abble to use all the features of the Shosho Services, you need to create a user account and provide basic personal data indicated below. If you choose to create a user account, you must provide the following basic information:

Email address

We ask for your email address as part of your registration. That ensures that we can communicate with you when we have any exciting announcements to make, service updates to advise or errors to report. Valid email address is also needed to retrieve a lost password and to make a valid payment.

Payment data

Our payment processing partners process basic billing information for payment processing and refund requests. We do no store any personal payment information. This is done solely by third parties you choose to pay with, for example Stripe or Paypal

You must maintain this information current, truthful, complete and accurate. You warrant that you are authorized to provide such information. You authorize us to verify your information at any time. If it is found to be untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we retain the right, in our sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your user account and your access to the Shosho Services. To maintain the Shosho Services, we also process limited technical information, which sometimes may be considered personal data. This information is used for improving the functionality and usability of our website and Shosho.co Services.

Customer service information

Shosho stores inquiries and communications with users through the Contact Us, Email and Community Area pages.

Cookies

Shosho.co uses a few types of different cookies to improve the user experience on the website, such as:

  • Google Analytics for statistical assessment and website performance improvement;
  • Affiliate cookies to identify the customers referred to the Site by our partners, so that we can grant the referrers with commissions;

You can set up warnings for every time the Site places a cookie in your browser, or you can choose to disable all cookies. You can do both through your browser settings. Since each browser has a different procedure for managing cookies, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to do it.

As an alternative, you can disable all cookies by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on. Please note that choosing to disable cookies may negatively affect some of the features that make your Site experience more efficient.

Personal data of underage persons

Persons younger than 13 shall not use the Shosho.co Services. They must not share any personal data to us without the supervision of the parents or guardians. Based on the above, it is presumed that any person using the Shosho.co Services and supplying personal data to us is at least 13 years of age. If a person younger than 13 years old or a person, supplying wrongful data, becomes known to Shosho.co, such person and all their data may be immediately and without any notice withdrawn by suspending their access to Shosho Services.

Shosho does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

Grounds for data processing

Your personal data is processed for the purpose of providing you the best Shosho Services under the legal basis of performance of the contract between you and Shosho.co, as provided in our Terms of Service.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We are a Data Controller of your information. Shosho’s legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described in this Privacy Policy depends on the Personal Information we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • Shosho needs to perform a contract/subscription with you
  • You have given Shosho permission to do so
  • Processing your personal information is in Shosho legitimate interests
  • Shosho needs to comply with the law

Shosho will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us at support@shosho.co

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to withdraw consent.

If you disagree with your data processing by Shosho, you are free not to use the Shosho Services, and to discontinue using it at any time. You may request us to discontinue processing of your personal data, in which case your data will be processed only as much as it is necessary to effect the discontinuation of your use of the Shosho Services (e.g., final settlement, or deleting all personal data based on your email address), or finalizing other Shosho’s legal relationship with you (e.g. accounting, invoicing, processing refunds).

Due to technical reasons (such as backup copies of the databases) your personal data may be finally deleted only within 60 days or longer, if it is mandated by the statutory requirements.

Log Files

Shosho.co and also its links, follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites or apps. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include browser type, date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website or app, and gathering demographic information to improve our services only.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like any other website, Shosho.co uses ‘cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information. All cookise stored in your Browser can be deleted from the History Menu of your default browser.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Stories & Articles

At Shosho.co, we respect the privacy of our users. We do not access or read any of your stories, articles, or text written in the Shosho’s Web App. The only information we access and collect, in a non Personal Identifiable Way, is the use of the app and website. For example: how many times a user has checked for grammar or writing errors, how many times a user has made mistakes, how many stories on average a user has written, etc. We collect or use only information necessary to improve our products and services. The information we collect about you is only related to the use of the Shosho.co’s Services.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This privacy policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Shosho.co. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Shosho.co would like to remind you that you are yourself responsible for the security of your data. We ask you to be careful when using and storing personal data containing files on your devices, as well as the devices itself. Please ensure that nobody accesses and uses your devices without your consent.

You shall be extra careful and not disclose your personal information to unrelated third parties, since such information may be used in different ways and against your interests, including activities such as fraud, invasion of privacy, identity theft, etc.

To ensure security of the personal data, Shosho.co employs various administrative, technical and physical security measures, however it is your responsibility to exercise caution and reason when using the Shosho.co Services. You will be personally responsible if such action violates any third party’s privacy or any other rights, or any applicable law. Under no circumstances, Shosho.co is liable for the consequences of your unlawful activities, your willful and negligent activities violating applicable laws or third party rights, as well as any circumstances, which may not have been reasonably controlled or foreseen.

This Privacy Policy may be modified and updated at any time, at our sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without liability, as indicated below. The date of the most current wording of the Privacy Policy is indicated at the top of the text. We ask all users to ensure that they are familiar with the most current wording of the Privacy Policy. The amendment of the Privacy Policy may be communicated to you by sending an email and/or by publishing the updated Privacy Policy on the Shosho.co website. Please consider reviewing the Privacy Policy each time you use the Shosho.co Services. Updates of the Privacy Policy come into force as of the moment when they are published. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under this Privacy Policy to any third party.

Please contact us by email at support@shosho.co if you have any questions on our Privacy Policy or you want to enforce any of your rights related to your privacy.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

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