Privacy Policy

What data is collected from you?

Writers That Inspire collects data in several ways:

Submissions: When you submit a piece of work to a  Writers That Inspire site via email, the email address from which that story was sent and any other email addresses volunteered in the body or attachments of the email are recorded by Writers That Inspire . In addition, any other personal data volunteered in the body or attachments of the email or the submission itself may be recorded by us.

Web Logs:  Writers That Inspire also records information sent by your browser such as your computer’s IP address, referring HTTP location, search string, time of the access, browser’s time and other statistics for each page accessed. This data may be used anonymously, in an aggregated form to provide statistical information on web page usage.

Tracking Services:  Writers That Inspire may employ tracking services such as Google Analytics which also record web log information that is used anonymously, in an aggregated form to provide statistical information on web page usage. Note that this data is collected and stored by the third party.

Other:  Writers That Inspire may ask you for personal data at other times including, but not limited to, competitions, surveys and correspondence with Writers That Inspire of which we may keep a record.

How does Writers That Inspire use my personal data?

Writers That Inspire  primarily uses your personal data to administer, moderate and maintain the website and the services available through or in connection with the website. Any of the data collected including but not limited to an individual’s or aggregate data about Writers That Inspire services, private messages, comments or multiplayer chat may be used for the purpose of moderation of the site, regardless of the original purpose of the data.

Writers That Inspire may also hold personal data for internal record-keeping and, where needed, may use personal data to protect or enforce its legal rights, and to comply with its legal obligations.

More detail on Writers That Inspire use of specific categories of data is as follows:

Anonymous, Aggregated Data:  Writers That Inspire may use aggregated and statistical data to analyse web site usage.  Writers That Inspire may disclose anonymous, aggregate data about its services – for instance ‘80,000 unique users in June’ – to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties.

Author Data: Where users submitting work to a Writers That Inspire website volunteer biographical data about themselves in emails relating to submissions,  Writers That Inspire will make this data available to the users of its sites by publishing it on a relevant site page. Should the submitter request that this biographical data be removed or withheld,  Writers That Inspire will make every reasonable attempt to comply with the submitter’s wishes. Submitter’s should note that, although data published on the website can be removed from the website, we have no control over data that has been downloaded and stored locally by users of the site.

Email Data: Where users transmit their email address to Writers That Inspire though, for instance, registering at the site or by submitting a story, Writers That Inspire may send the user, at the submitted address, occasional information regarding, for instance, changes to the site. Users may make a request to stop receiving this information at any time by emailing us.

Registration Data: Any of the information users provide when registering for or using the site (with the exception of their email address and password) will be viewable by anyone visiting the site.

Comments and Multiplayer Chat: Where users transmit comments to the site,  Writers That Inspire makes this data available to the users of its sites by publishing it on a relevant site page. In addition, information provided in the chat elements of the multiplayer games is also displayed publicly on the site for a period of time and Writers That Inspire may store this data for the purposes of moderation. We recommend that you take care not to transmit personal information via these channels.

Should the submitter request that any personal data transmitted via these channels be removed or withheld, we will make every reasonable attempt to comply with the submitter’s wishes. Submitter’s should note that, although data published on the website can be removed from the website itself, Writers That Inspire has no control over data that has been downloaded and stored locally by users of the site.

How are cookies used?

Writers That Inspire uses ‘cookies’ – a small piece of information stored by your web browser on your computer’s hard drive – in order to provide a customizable, personalized experience on its websites. In addition we may use cookies to obtain information, in an anonymous form, about your use of our websites.

Currently, cookies are used to:

  • Track titles that you designate – using facilities available on the site – as ‘read’ or ‘marked’ and authors or titles that you designate as ‘favorite’.
  • Monitor whether or not you are logged on to the site.
  • Monitor the state of certain other elements of your site profile.
  • Where advertising appears on Writers That Inspire pages, the advertiser may choose to use their own cookies. Note that this data is collected and stored by the third party.

Please note that most web browsers allow you to choose not to accept cookies. This will not prevent you from using the other facilities provided by our site.

Where does Writers That Inspire hold my personal data and how is the security of the data protected?

Writers That Inspire  is committed to maintaining the security of all data that it collects. Our security policies require that critical passwords are only made available to trusted personnel.

Your data may be recorded, processed and stored by or on behalf of Writers That Inspire on servers and computers in the US or other countries outside of your local area, county, state or country.  The laws of the countries where your data is held may not give the same level of protection to personal data as within the US, but we will take steps to protect your data from loss or misuse.

In addition, any data posted on the website as described above (such as author data or information submitted for publication), will be viewable by any member of the public worldwide who accesses the website via the internet.

You should not send us any personal data if you object to it being held outside of your country.

Will Writers That Inspire disclose my data to third party?

Writers That Inspire may make any of the data collected available to:

  • The  Writers That Inspire business (including employees and other staff members of ),Writers That Inspire any businesses belonging to Writers That Inspire and any future successors.
  • Professional firms, persons or companies providing their services or advice to  Writers That Inspire for legal, tax, IT, e-commerce or financial matters where reasonably necessary.
  • Other persons as required by law, or as may be needed to protect or enforce Writers That Inspire legal rights.

In addition, any data posted on the website as described above (such as author data or information submitted for publication), will be viewable by any member of the public worldwide who accesses the website via the internet.

Writers That Inspire may also provide anonymity data to prospective partners, advertisers and other third parties, as described above.

Children’s personal information

Children under 13 may not create user accounts and Writers That Inspire does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with personal information, they should contact us using the electronic form at the location given in the section below headed Contact form location. If Writers That Inspire becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided personal information, we will promptly delete such information.

Changes to and access to your data

You should notify us of any changes to your email address or other personal details, by using the electronic form at at the location given in the section below headed Contact form location. If you have any queries about this privacy policy, please contact us using the electronic form at the location given in the section below headed Contact form location.

Contact form location

WritersThatInspire.com@gmail.com

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