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Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to thewritersloftonline.com and The Writers Loft and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to The Writers Loft include thewritersloftonline.com, The Writers Loft and thewritersloft.com. The The Writers Loft website is a Writing workshops site. By using the The Writers Loft website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

 

Collection of your Personal Information

In order to better provide you with products and services offered on our Site, The Writers Loft may collect personally identifiable information, such as your:

 

First and Last Name
Mailing Address
E-mail Address
Phone Number

 

If you purchase The Writers Loft’s products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction.

 

The Writers Loft may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your:

 

Gender

 

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Writers Loft’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others.

 

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. However, you may be required to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain products or services available on the Site. These may include: (a) registering for an account on our Site; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) signing up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) sending us an email message; (e) submitting your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our Site. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or products you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

 

Use of your Personal Information

The Writers Loft collects and uses your personal information to operate its website(s) and deliver the services you have requested.

 

The Writers Loft may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Writers Loft and its affiliates.

 

Sharing Information with Third Parties

The Writers Loft does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.

 

The Writers Loft may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Writers Loft, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

 

The Writers Loft may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Writers Loft or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Writers Loft; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of The Writers Loft, or the public.

 

Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by The Writers Loft. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the The Writers Loft website.

 

Use of Cookies

The The Writers Loft website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

 

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize The Writers Loft pages, or register with The Writers Loft site or services, a cookie helps The Writers Loft to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same The Writers Loft website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the The Writers Loft features that you customized.

 

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the The Writers Loft services or websites you visit.

 

Security of your Personal Information

The Writers Loft secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. The Writers Loft uses the following methods for this purpose:

 

SSL Protocol

 

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

 

We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.

 

Children Under Thirteen

The Writers Loft does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.

 

E-mail Communications

From time to time, The Writers Loft may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional offers, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication.

 

If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from The Writers Loft, you may opt out of such communications by Customers may click on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.

 

External Data Storage Sites

We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.

 

Changes to this Statement

The Writers Loft reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. 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 account, by placing a prominent notice on our site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

 

Contact Information

The Writers Loft welcomes your questions or comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Writers Loft has not adhered to this Statement, please contact The Writers Loft at:

 

The Writers Loft

633 South Plymouth Court #1002

Chicago, Illinois 60605

 

Email Address:

Mary@Immediatefiction.com

 

Telephone number:

2066183747

 

Effective as of April 15, 2019