Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is important to (also referred to herein as the “Author Website”). This Privacy Policy explains how collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using the Author Website and the services provided through any part of the Author Website. It is always your choice whether or not to provide personal information through the Author Website. Any personal information you provide will be treated in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Information Automatically Collected

Non-Personal Information

As is typical with most other Internet sites, the Author Website automatically collects certain non-personal information regarding users, such as the date and time you access the Author Website, your IP address, the URL from which you linked to the Author Website, the operating system you are using, the Author Website pages read and images viewed, and any content you post to the Author Website. This non-personal information is used for Author Website and system administration purposes. Non-personal information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.

When you visit, our servers also automatically record non-personal information based upon your usage of the Author Website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser type, and information you search for or use on the Author Website.


The Author Website uses “cookies,” a technology that stores a small amount of information on a user’s computer to permit the Author Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Author Website. For example, the information provided through cookies is used to recognize you as a previous user of the Author Website (so you do not have to enter your personal information every time), offer personalized content and information for your use and otherwise facilitate your Author Website experience.

Some of the banner ads that may be displayed in the Author Website may be provided by outside companies. These ads contain cookies. While uses cookies in other parts of the Author Website, cookies received with banner ads are collected by’s advertisers and does not have access to this information. may engage third parties to provide cookies that collect information regarding Author Website use. You may choose to decline cookies generally if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Author Website and your ability to access certain features of the Author Website.

Personal Information You Specifically Provide

Your Personal Information

During your use of the Author Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide personal information (such as your name, e-mail address, and address) for communications with you. If you choose not to provide certain requested personal information, you may not be able to use certain features of the Author Website.

Use of Your Personal Information may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, respond to your communications, provide services to you, facilitate and enhance your use of the Author Website, and as otherwise permitted by law. Additionally, may keep a record of all communications with you. uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit its Author Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your search queries and visits to the Author Website and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

You should be aware that if you voluntarily disclose information online (whether through’s services or any other service available online), personal or otherwise, that information can be collected and used by others. For example, if you use forums or if you post personal information online, you may receive unsolicited messages from others. has no control over this use of your personal information. allows its users to send books, short stories, poems, articles, and links by email to other parties who may be interested in them. The Author Website does not retain any email addresses of either the sender or recipient of such articles or links after they are sent.

E-mails from

If you register as a member of any services we offer now or in the future, may send to you, from time to time, e-mail or other communications containing information about and other matters that believes will interest you. At any time you may ask to stop sending you e-mail by clicking the “unsubscribe” link included on the bottom of each e-mail.

  → How to report suspected e-mail spam may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances and as otherwise permitted by applicable law:– Disclosure to Authorizing Persons– If you use the Author Website on behalf of another person or organization (such as your employer), may provide your personal information to that authorizing person/organization. has no control over the use of your personal information by the authorizing person/organization, and that use is not subject to this Privacy Policy.– Disclosure to Business Associates – may provide your personal information to its affiliated businesses, advertisers, or suppliers and service providers for use in connection with the operation of the Author Website. may also disclose your personal information to service providers who analyze Author Website use. requires its affiliated businesses, advertisers, suppliers and service providers to agree to use your personal information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure in Business Transfers – may be involved in the sale or transfer of some or all of its business. As part of that sale or transfer, may disclose your personal information to the acquiring organization, but will require the acquiring organization to agree to protect the privacy of your personal information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy. shall assume no liability for the acquiring organization’s use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you do not wish to disclose your personal information as part of the sale or transfer of some or all of its business, please send your request by contacting us.

Law Enforcement and Legal Disclosure – may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to its legal counsel. has no control over, or liability for, those persons’ use and disclosure of your personal information, and that use and disclosure is not subject to this Privacy Policy.

Depersonalized Information may use personal information to create non-personal information regarding the use of the Author Website and related services. may then disclose that non-personal information to other persons and permanently archive that non-personal information for future use.

Business Contact Information

To the extent permitted by law, the provisions of this Privacy Policy concerning “personal information” do not apply to information which enable you to be contacted at a place of business, such as your job position or title, business address, business telephone number, business fax number and business e-mail address.

Location of Information does not store or process your personal information and makes significant efforts to protect itself and its users from unauthorized access to the data it does collect.

Securing Your Information

To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, employs reasonable security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, security risks cannot be eliminated and cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be used or disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.

Accessing Your Personal Information

You may request access to your personal information and information about’s collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting us. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information within a reasonable time, and to amend it as appropriate. attempts to keep its records as accurate and complete as possible.

Other Author Websites

The Author Website may contain links to other sites or internet resources. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another website. has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other websites or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Former Users

If you stop using the Author Website or your permission to use the Author Websites is terminated, may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

To accommodate changes in the Author Website, changing technology, and legal developments, this Policy may be changed from time to time at’s sole discretion and without any prior notice to you. New versions of this Privacy Policy will be posted here.’s collection, use and disclosure of personal information will be governed by the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at that time.Your continued dealings with or your use of the Author Website subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Privacy Policy.

If you have any comments, questions, or concerns about this Privacy Policy, the Author Website, or your personal information, please contact us. Please send all queries to the appropriate department.

Last updated: September 15, 2012