In this policy, “WritersFort” refers to staff, board members, cooperating attorneys, interns, volunteers, and consultants of WritersFort, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep information they receive as part of their work for WritersFort confidential.
WritersFort does not sell or rent personally identifiable member, customer, or employee information under any circumstances, and we do not share information without prior consent except as compelled by law.
What Information Do We Collect About you?
For visitors to our website, we may, but generally do not, log standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site. Circumstances in which we temporarily log standard technical information include conducting site testing, diagnosis of technical problems, and defending against attacks on the site. We generally do log the date and time users access our site on an anonymous basis.
In addition, WritersFort collects and retains the information you submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us and how much information to provide. You may always contact us to request a copy of any information we have on you, as well as to have it deleted or anonymized.
For online donors and shoppers, we also ask for your credit card number or Paypal login information. We also maintain records of our members’ use of the site and may use this data on an anonymous basis periodically. If you use some of the online financial services offered by WritersFort, you are asked to provide personal information, such as a shipping address, necessary to complete your transaction.
We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments or otherwise communicate with us.
From time to time, we may ask for personal information on other portions of the site, such as asking you to sign a petition, participate in a contest, or provide another user-generated content to us.
How Do We Collect Information?
We collect information from you when you place orders, subscribe, fill out a form and when you contact us.
We also collect information automatically when you use our site. This data may include usage statistics, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.
What Do We Use Your Information For?
WritersFort sees it as its mission to protect privacy, defend freedom, and protect your rights in the digital world. We use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To deliver our website, its content, and our service to you
- To provide you with information about our service that you request
- To personalize your experience
- To review technical information to diagnose problems with our server and to administer the WritersFort site.
- To deliver customer services
- To deliver our obligations under the terms and conditions you agree to upon registering
- To comply with applicable laws and regulations
- To process your transactions
- To run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.
- To send emails regarding your account and any orders that you place or work on, as well as promotional communications relevant to our platform and other related content.
- To advertise and show you personalized ads
- In other ways that are described when you provide us your information
If you provide information for publication, such as writing a review or submitting other editorial content, we will publicly credit you for this work.
You may contact us to request a copy of any personal data we are storing on you. At your request, we will also delete your information if we are able to or will anonymize it in the event, we must retain the data for legal purposes.
If you have any questions about our collection and storage of data, please contact us.
Third-Party Service Providers
Portions of the WritersFort site may be operated by a third-party service provider. The provider may place cookies on your computer to store information, such as items placed in your shopping cart. Provider logs standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our site; and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.
Our search engine functionality is currently operated in-house. All search queries may be retained for analysis and will always be accessible on an anonymous basis.
Our site provides links to a wide variety of third-party websites. WritersFort is not responsible for and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties. We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited.
Disclosure of Your Information
While WritersFort endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstance, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.
If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email if you have given us an email address or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.
In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.
Reviewing, Updating, or Removing Your Information
You may contact us to request a copy of all personal data we have about you. You may also choose to correct, update, or delete the information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to email@example.com. We will delete your information if we are able to or will anonymize it in the event, we must retain some data for legal purposes. However, please understand that deleted information may continue to persist on backup media.
Furthermore, if we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete the extraneous information.
Do Not Track Disclosure
Our website does not monitor for or behave differently if your computers transmit a “do not track” or similar beacon or message.
Changes to Our Policies
How Do We Protect Your Information?
WritersFort employs industry-standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Information submitted through the online payment system processes is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connection, which protects the information in transit.
Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by WritersFort in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by WritersFort will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs. However, we generally do not retain credit card information unless you choose to have us do so.