AuthorAdvance is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our website. In this policy we explain how and why we collect your information, what we do with it, and the controls you have over our use of it.
Your acceptance of these Privacy Statement terms
What user data do we collect and how do we use it?
AuthorAdvance collects and processes information about you in order to:
- Identify you each time you visit our website
- Improve the features we offer
- Customize your user experience
- Gather information on overall user demographics, interests and general usage trends
- Send you information we think you may find useful, including information about new AuthorAdvance listings and features
You may be asked, either when you register with us, or at other times, for information about yourself, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number. You may also be asked to share with us your interests, hobbies and preferences.
You are under no obligation to provide this information, but without it we may not be able to provide you with certain services or personalize your user experience (for example, email you about new and updated listings).
Log files/IP addresses
When you visit our Web Sites, we automatically log your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet). We use IP addresses to help us administer AuthorAdvance and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information.
We may automatically collect non-personal information about users such as the internet browser used or the site from which a user linked to our site. Individual users cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on our Web Site. We may from time to time supply the owners or operators of third-party sites from which it is possible to link to our Web Sites with information relating to the number of users linking to our Web Sites from their sites. Individual users cannot be identified from this information.
Information regarding titles and submissions entered by our users is collected for aggregation purposes and for the user’s own use only. Specific information about a user’s titles and submission history is never shared with other users, listed agents or agencies, or any other third party. Aggregated information (such as average response time, total number of queries for a given agency, and so forth) will appear on the website, but never in a way that publicly identifies individual users, titles or submissions.
When a user creates a publicly-viewable posting (such as a blog post, article, or listing), he or she takes full responsibility for the content of that posting, and waives all rights regarding the privacy of the post. AuthorAdvance reserves the right to reject or edit postings which are judged to be potentially libelous, inaccurate, or unrelated to the listing they are attached to (for example: spam postings).
With whom is the information shared?
AuthorAdvance will not share, sell or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may disclose your personal information to third party suppliers who provide services on our behalf that are necessary for the normal operation of the AuthorAdvance website, or other AuthorAdvance services (such as newsletter delivery).
AuthorAdvance may disclose aggregate statistics about our users in order to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will not include personally identifying information.
AuthorAdvance may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or if it believes that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of AuthorAdvance and its users.
AuthorAdvance contains links to the sites of third parties. When you visit these sites, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with their privacy policies. AuthorAdvance is not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.
Cookies are pieces of information that a Web Site transfers to your hard drive to store and sometimes track information about you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of AuthorAdvance’s features if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web. Although they do identify a user's computer, cookies do not personally identify users or passwords.
- To identify who you are and to allow you to access your AuthorAdvance account information.
- To estimate our audience size and patterns
- To ensure that you are not asked to register twice
- To track preferences and to improve and update our Web Site
AuthorAdvance places a great importance on the security of all information associated with our users. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of user data under our control. While we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur, we use our best efforts to prevent this.
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