MyHistro Privacy Policy

Effective February 01, 2011

MyHistro Privacy Policy

MyHistro offers an online place to record and show what you have done in your life. Like any website that offers a service where you register and provide information about yourself or your opinions, it is wise to pay attention to your personal information.

This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you of myHistro's policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any Personal Information you submit to us through our Site. The following Privacy Policy outlines the information myHistro may collect and how might use that information to better serve visitors and members of myHistro.

Members must be 13 years of age or older. MyHistro is intended solely for use by persons 13 years of age or older. All persons under 13 are prohibited from registering on myHistro.

Our privacy policy may be modified from time-to-time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on our privacy policy the date it was last updated.

What Is Personal Information

"Personal Information" is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name or login name (e.g. user ID), address, email address, or mobile phone number, date of birth as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing.

"Anonymous Information" means "aggregate" information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information; Anonymous Information does not permit the identification of individual persons. We collect and use Personal Information and Anonymous Information as described in this Privacy Policy in order to improve the myHIstro Site and the Services. Some of the aggregate information myHistro collects is : IP address, data transferred, browser type and version, and cookies. Our privacy policy does not restrict or limit our collection and use of aggregate information.


We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily through our Site.

  • We may collect your name, email address, your gender, date of birth and postal code.
  • When you save other Personal Information in your profile we will collect any such information you enter.
  • When you contact us by sending us an email, we will collect your email addresses and any information contained in the email you send us.

Once you register with myHistro and sign in to our Services or you are responding to an invitation to join myHistro, you are not anonymous to us. If you are browsing the Site without being invited or registering with myHistro, you are anonymous to us, but we will collect the information listed above.

Passive Data Collection

As you navigate the Site, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on our server logs. MyHistro logs standard user information and clickstream data for all users, including a user's IP address, operating system, and page views. Users should be aware that other websites visited before entering myHistro might place personally identifiable information within a user's URL during a visit to their website, and myHistro has no control over such websites. Accordingly, some of this information may be logged by a subsequent website that collects URL information.

An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. We track your IP Address when you login to the Site.

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that a web site sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing a web site. MyHistro may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on the Site. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions.

Other third parties may place advertisements and cookies on webpages within the myHistro network. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one.

You can program your computer to warn you each time a cookie is being sent, block third party cookies or block all cookies. However, by blocking all cookies you may not have access to certain features on the myHistro Services.

How myHistro uses the User Information

MyHistro uses personally identifiable user information for the purposes of the myHistro website. We will not share the personal information we collect from you through our site or our services with third parties, except as described in our privacy policy or on our site. For example, we share personal information as follows:

  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests or legal authorities;
  • with service providers who are working with us in connection with the operation of our site or our services;
  • in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the business assets of us.

Personally identifiable information including members' pictures and names are displayed to people in order to facilitate user interaction on myHistro. To facilitate searching and finding friends and acquaintances on the service, myHistro allows users to search for other members using first and last name, email address, names of stories and collections created and added tags.

We also use email addresses to send useful information to all registered users regarding the myHistro website. All registered users will be able to view other users Stats, Profiles, stories and collections lists, which may include personal information.

MyHistro might uses IP address, clickstream and URL information to improve the content of the myHistro website, the quality of myHistro servers, and to provide enhanced features to users, where available. IP addresses help us to diagnose problems with our server, to administer the myHistro site, and to otherwise provide the myHistro service to its users.

IP addresses may be disclosed to a third party if we believe in good faith that the law or legal process so requires, or to protect the rights or property of myHistro or others. A user's usage history may result in specifically tailored special offer screens or products. We may also produce aggregate reports for advertisers. For example, we may report to advertisers the number of users who clicked on an ad, or the number of users that visited different portions of the myHistro website. This information will not include personally identifiable information about a user, or a specific user's online usage patterns.

All information, including any personally identifiable information, which is disclosed by users in his or her public profile and journal entries are available for others to see. We caution you not to share sensitive information (such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and driver's license numbers) with other users whom you do not know or place such information in your profile.

We are not responsible for the actions of service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties.

Third Party Links and Ad Servers

Please be aware that links to third party websites and third-party ad server advertisements that are found on myHistro may, or may not, use cookies, pixel tags and web tags. myHistro may provide links to third party websites, which may, or may not, use cookies, pixel tags and web tags. Ad servers may also use these tools to compile information about where users saw particular advertisements, and to determine which ads were clicked on.

We are not responsible for, or have any control over, the privacy policies of those third party websites and ad servers, and encourage all users to read the privacy policies of each and every website visited when linking directly from myHistro.

Confidentiality and Security

We limit access to personal information about you to employees and third parties who we reasonably believe need access to that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.

We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you and your myHistro account information is protected by a password that you select.

However, no company, including myHistro, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal data to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, insofar as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.

Revisions and Amendments

MyHistro may update this policy from time to time. This Privacy Policy is not intended to and does not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party. MyHistro reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to add to, modify, change or update this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such change, update or modification on .

We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your myHIstro account or by placing a prominent notice on our Sites. If you object to any such changes, you must cease using our Sites. Continued use of our Sites following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes. If you have further privacy concerns please do not hesitate to contact myHistro at

This Privacy Policy is effective as of February 1st, 2011.

Contacting myHistro

Users with questions about this Privacy Policy and any of the aforementioned statements may contact myHistro by Clarigato Inc. 1510 Page Mill Road, Suite 110, Palo Alto, CA, 94304-1127