New Naratif cares about the privacy of our members and their data. This document explains our principles, the criteria we apply to the collection of data, what data is being collected, and why.
- We only collect information which we are required by law to collect, or which is necessary for the proper functioning of our platform.
- We never sell this information to third parties.
- The purpose of the collection must be clearly explained to our members.
- Members should, where possible, have control over the data.
To uphold these principles, four criteria must be met:
- Do we need this information for the proper functioning of our platform and/or are we legally required to collect and store this information?
- Have we explained this clearly to our members?
- If there is no legal obligation, did you as a member, authorise the collection of this information?
- Is the data safely and securely stored?
Only when we answer “yes” to all questions do we then collect, store, and use your personal data.
What data do we collect?
We currently collect the following data and personal information:
This type of data is required for the proper functioning of our service or to comply with the law. You are of course free to create an untraceable email address and to change your password at will.
- Name: Required for administration (and because we do not allow anonymous members).
- E-mail: Required in order to communicate with you and for you to log in.
- Password: Needed to give you access. The password is stored securely (encrypted using cryptographic hash).
- Date your membership started: Required for our administration.
- The country where you live: Required for tax administration.
- Your payment information: Required to collect your membership fee.
At this current time, no cookies are placed during your visit to New Naratif. In a future update, we plan to place cookies for two purposes:
- Logging in: We will have use a cookie to make sure you stay logged in, and therefore do not have to re-log on each visit. For non-members, this cookie will keep track of the items you have read in the last month, which helps us improve our service.
- Analytics: We intend to implement a service called Piwik. This service, which is in-house, is used to measure which pages are visited. It is a free, open source analytics platform. By installing it on our own server, we ensure that no third party can access the data.
We will never place cookies for customisable ads (we are, and will always remain, advertising-free).
- Soundcloud: This service is used to play podcasts.
- YouTube: This service we use to display video.
- Vimeo: This service we use to display video.
- MailChimp: This service integrates with our mailing list.
We use the following third-party services:
- Adobe Typekit: This service is used to display the proper fonts. It does not place cookies, but does gather information. Click the link to see the information it collects.
- PayPal: This service is used for processing of payments. It gathers personal and financial information about you to effect payment. We do not keep any of the information it collects (apart from that listed above), with one exception: in order to provide the running count of members displayed on the Home Page, we store the unique transaction IDs that PayPal sends back to the New Naratif server. No other payment or PayPal user information is stored. Click the link to see the information it collects.