Privacy policy

Purpose Of Policy

The Fiction Project USA (“Fiction Project,” “us,” “we,” or “Organization”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights of its visitors, and other users of the Organization’s Website (the “Site”). We created this Website Privacy Policy (this “Policy”) to give you confidence as you visit and use the Site, and to demonstrate our commitment to fair information practices and the protection of privacy. This Policy is only applicable to the Site, and not to any other websites that you may be able to access from the Site, each of which may have data collection and use practices and policies that differ materially from this Policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please e-mail us at fictionprojectusa[@]gmail.com.

INFORMATION COLLECTION PRACTICES

Personal Information

The Fiction Project collects your Personal Information from various sources, including this website, mobile applications, when you call or email us or communicate with us through social media or when you participate in events or other promotions. During these interactions we will collect Personal Information relevant to your interaction with The Fiction Project, such as:

  • your name
  • mailing address
  • phone number
  • e-mail address
  • names and contact information of people who are participating on the Fiction Project with you

In addition we will collect information about The Fiction Project services you participate in, such as books you've read, conversations you've posted/submitted on certain topics, and other information related to The Fiction Project. 

The Fiction Project will use your Personal Information to communicate with you concerning updates to Fiction Project products or services. Please be aware that if you choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, we may not be able to, or may choose not to, make Fiction Project products or services available to you.

On our online blog, any publicly published area of our website, in publicity announcements, or on any online or printed material promoting The Fiction Project and produce by us, we will only use your first name, last initial and state. We will only include your full last name if we receive your permission to do so.

Additional Information We Collect

Our servers automatically recognize visitors’ domain names and IP addresses (the number assigned to computers on the Internet). No personal information about you is revealed in this process. The Site may also gather anonymous “traffic data” that does not personally identify you, but that may be helpful for marketing purposes or for improving the services we offer.

Cookies.

From time to time, we may use the standard “cookies” feature of major browser applications that allows us to store a small piece of data on your computer about your visit to our Site. We do not set any personally identifiable information in cookies, nor do we employ any data capture mechanisms on our website other than cookies. Cookies help us learn which areas of our Site are useful and which areas need improvement. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser. However, if you choose to disable this function, your experience at our Site may be diminished and some features may not work as they were intended.

WHAT DOES THE FICTION PROJECT DO WITH COLLECTED INFORMATION?

Personal Information.

We will not share your personal information with any third parties without your consent, except as necessary to provide you with the services offered by us or to comply with the law. We may use your personal information to verify your identity, to check your qualifications, or to follow up with transactions initiated on the Site. We may also use your contact information to inform you of any changes to the Site, or to send you additional information about our Organization.

The Fiction Project may disclose your Personal Information to trusted third parties and partners who assist The Fiction Project in running our software or conducting our business so long as those parties agree to not disclose this information to others. The Fiction Project may also disclose your Personal Information to third parties if we believe that such action is necessary to (1) comply with a law, regulation, or governmental or judicial warrant, rule, or order; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Fiction Project; (3) enforce The Fiction Project Terms and Conditions of Use and/or this Privacy Policy.

Anonymous Information.

We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for individually identifying information. In addition, we may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our site, or to display the content according to your preferences. Traffic and transaction information may also be shared with partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.

Use of Cookies.

We may use cookies to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site, or for other purposes. 

Marketing Emails.

You may choose not to receive marketing email communications from us by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the marketing emails.

Sale of Information.

In order to accommodate changes in our organization, we may sell or buy portions of our company or other companies or assets, including the information collected through this Web site. If The Fiction Project or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will be one of the assets transferred to the acquirer. Access To Information. Upon request, we will provide you with your personally identifiable information. You can access your information or request that we remove all information about you from our database by contacting us at fictionprojectusa[@]gmail.com. “Do Not Track” Signals. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information we collect to improve your experience. That is why we do not block web browser Do Not Track (DNT) signals, which is a privacy preference that you can set in your web browser to inform us that you do not want certain information about your webpage visits collected across websites.

Notice Concerning Children.

We are a general audience site, and do not direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s privacy online. If we learn or have reason to suspect that a Site user is under age 13, we will promptly delete any personal information in that user’s account.

SECURITY

The Site has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you. Personal Information provided to The Fiction Project is stored in secure facilities with access restricted to authorized personnel only. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information in a secure operating environment, we are not able to guarantee absolute security.

WEBSITE AREAS BEYOND COMPANY’S CONTROL

Third Party Websites

The Fiction Project may contain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the privacy policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies.

CONTACT INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATES

Updates And Changes

We reserve the right, at any time, to add to, change, update, or modify this Policy, simply by posting such change, update, or modification on the Site and without any other notice to you. Any such change, update, or modification will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. It is your responsibility to review this Policy from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, our practices related to this Site, or if you would like to have us remove your information from our database please feel contact us at the following email address: fictionprojectusa[@]gmail.com.

Updated: July 2017