Information Gathered by DownloadScribd
Visitors: For visitors to our website and registered users, we log certain information, such as your IP address, browser type and usage data, for example, how much time you spent reading, which publications you read, and which pages you accessed. In addition, if you access the Issue Service via our mobile application, we also collect mobile device IDS such as IDFA (iOS) and Android ID.
Registration: If you choose to register with us, DownloadScribd may ask you to provide your name, email address and physical address. DownloadScribd also asks each user to create an account ID and password. DownloadScribd may ask you to provide demographic information, such as age, gender, interests or occupation to enhance our ability to provide a more personalized experience for users. We may also, via a third party service, collect credit card information for any paid services or purchases.
Feedback and Chat: We may collect other information when you provide feedback or comments or communicate with others through our systems.
Info through other services: You may give us permission to collect your information in other services. For example, you may create an account via a social networking service ("SNS") such as Facebook, Google Plus or Twitter . When you do this, it allows us to obtain information from those accounts (for example, your friends or contacts) either automatically in accordance with their terms or as a result of your selections in the SNS.
Information Gathered by Third Party Analytics Services and Ad Networks
Payment Card Information
To use certain aspects of the DownloadScribd Service, we may require credit or debit card account information. By submitting your credit or debit card account information through the DownloadScribd Service, you expressly consent to the sharing of your information with third party merchants, subscription and billing processors, and payment processors. These third parties may store your credit or debit card account information so you can use the DownloadScribd Service in the future. We transmit your credit or debit card account information to these third parties, but do not store such information. We cannot guarantee that transmissions of your credit or debit card account information will always be secure or that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat the security measures taken by us or our third-party service providers. We assume no liability or responsibility for disclosure of your information due to errors in transmission, unauthorized third-party access, or other causes beyond our control.
DownloadScribd Uses of Information
We may use information we collect about you as follows:
To provide and improve the DownloadScribd Service.
To customize the DownloadScribd Service and provide advertisements, content or features that match your interests.
To permit our users to set up an account.
To respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service.
To send you notices, updates, security alerts and other administrative messages.
To communicate with you about products, services, offers and events offered by DownloadScribd and others.
To process transactions and send you related information.
To link or combine with information we get from others to help provide you with better service.
To detect, investigate and/or prevent fraudulent, unauthorized or illegal activity.
To diagnose problems with the DownloadScribd Service.
To analyze and monitor how users utilize the DownloadScribd Service.
To carry out other purposes for which the information was collected.
When DownloadScribd Discloses Information
DownloadScribd does not share your personally identifiable information, including any of your user profile data that you create, with other organizations for their marketing or promotional uses. Please be aware, however, that 1) any personally identifiable information that you voluntarily choose to display on the DownloadScribd Service becomes publicly available and may be collected and used by others without restriction; and 2) as a feature of the DownloadScribd Service, other users may become aware of your behavior or document viewing activities to their own profile pages and may use this information without restriction.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
You have the ability to modify your account-specific information, through the edit function on your profile. If you wish to deactivate your DownloadScribd Service account, you may do so. Removed information such as your account ID, geolocation information connected to your user ID, and any documents that you have uploaded to the DownloadScribd Service may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time. In addition, we may retain certain information as required by law, for legitimate business purposes, or as part of our regular retention practices. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you.
DownloadScribd will use commercially reasonable efforts to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us or guarantee that information on the DownloadScribd Service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by unauthorized persons..
Children Under 13
IF YOU ARE UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, PLEASE DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE DownloadScribd SERVICE AT ANY TIME OR IN ANY MANNER.
The DownloadScribd Service is not directed to children under 13. DownloadScribd does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not use the DownloadScribd Service or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child under 13 who has become a member of the DownloadScribd Service, then please contact DownloadScribd at DownloadScrib.email@example.com to have that child's account terminated and information deleted.
Web Browser “Do Not Track” Notice
We currently do not participate in any "Do Not Track" (“DNT”) frameworks that would allow us to respond to signals or other mechanisms from you regarding the collection of your information. Your DNT settings, however, may affect third party services we may use.