How we gather information from users
Data is collected and stored information based on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate in and the services you use. For example, you may be asked to provide information when you register for access to particular portions of our site or request certain features, such as newsletters, news updates and other products, or when you make a purchase. You may provide information when you participate in sweepstakes and contests, voting and polling activities, message boards and chat rooms, and other interactive areas of our site.
www.blackwritersweeken.com also collects information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. We may log the name of your Internet Service Provider or use cookie technology to recognize you and hold information from your visit. Among other things, the cookie may store your user name and password, sparing you from having to re-enter information each time you visit or control the number of times you encounter a particular advertisement while visiting the site. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means. In certain cases, you can elect to provide us with information by setting your browser to refuse the acceptance of cookies. If you do, you may be unable to access certain portions of the site or may be asked to re-enter your user name and password and we may not be able to customize the site’s features according to your preferences. What we do with the data we collect.
We collect information to enhance your visit as well as deliver more individualized content and advertising. Sometimes, we permit our advertising and promotional partners opportunity to present their products, special offers and unique content. We offer you the opportunity to elect not to receive direct communications sent by our advertisers or promotional partners, as described below.
We use Aggregated Information (information that does not personally identify you) in many ways. We may combine information about your usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to help enhance our site and services (e.g., to learn which pages are visited most or what features are most attractive). Aggregated Information may occasionally be shared with our advertisers and business partners. This information does not include any Personally Identifiable Information.
Personally Identifiable Information collected by www.blackwritersweeken.com may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of e-commerce transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with visitors. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our web hosting service and our newsletter provider, for example) may access such information. We will use your information only as permitted by law.
As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. We may also disclose your information in response to a court order, at other times when we believe we are reasonably required to do so by law, in connection with the collection of amounts you may owe to us, and/or to law enforcement authorities when deemed appropriate and/or necessary. It is important to know we may not provide you with notice prior to disclosure in such cases.
Your choice to opt out
On occasion, advertising and promotional partners may use Personally Identifiable Information to present products and offers believed to be of interest to you based on collected data. If you prefer not to receive direct communications sent from our advertisers or promotional partners, you will be given an opportunity to decline before you provide us information used for this purpose. If you decline at the time you provide information, you will not receive direct e-mail or other communications from our advertisers. We may, on occasion, send you information about affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements on their behalf.
www.blackwritersweeken.com expects its partners, advertisers and affiliates to respect the privacy of our users. However, please be advised that third parties, including our partners, advertisers, affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. Therefore, during your visit to www.blackwritersweeken.com , you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a web page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through www.blackwritersweeken.com , you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, websites, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. We are not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. We suggest you check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.
www.blackwritersweeken.com does not knowingly collect or solicit Personally Identifiable Information from children under age thirteen, except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under thirteen, in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe we have collected any information on a person under thirteen years old, please contact us at the address listed below.
OTHER INFORMATION/LOGGING AND COOKIES
Like many websites, we use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use “persistent cookies” to save your username and login password for future logins to the site. We use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of our service, to better understand how you interact with the site and to monitor web traffic routing on the site and aggregate usage of the site. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the site or all functionality of the services.
We also use the services of a third-party advertising companies and advertising networks to serve advertising to you on our behalf when you visit the site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please visit www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp.
We can be reached by contacting:
PO box 674031
Marietta, GA 30006
Email: [email protected]
Changes to this policy
www.blackwritersweeken.com reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for updates and revisions to this policy. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
This policy and the use of this site are governed by Georgia law. Any claim related to the site or this policy shall be brought in a federal or state court in Atlanta, Georgia, within one year after the claim arises. Users of www.blackwritersweeken.com consent to the jurisdiction and venue of such court as the most convenient and appropriate forum for the resolution of disputes concerning this policy. This website is controlled, operated and administered entirely within the United States. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.