2. Collection and Use of Information
What Information About You is Collected on Our Website?
We collect information that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you (“Personally Identifiable Information”), which may include your name, address, email address, telephone number, and billing and credit card information. We also collect your login time and date, your IP address, the pages you viewed (as well as the time and date viewed), and your order history.
You do not have to provide us with any Personally Identifiable Information to visit our Website. However, if you choose to withhold requested information, you may not be able to purchase our products online, such as a subscription to The Global Novel or a book or other merchandise available in our online store (the “Store”).
Where and When Information is Collected on Our Website
The website is not intended for users under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from users under the age of 13. Such users are expressly prohibited from submitting their Personally Identifiable Information to us.
Use of Information that We Collect
When We Disclose Information to Third Parties
We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if we believe in good faith that we are required by law to do so. We may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information in order for us to cooperate with official investigations or legal proceedings. We may disclose Personally Identifiable Information in special circumstances when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to protect the safety and/or security of our users, our Website, or the general public.
We may also allow access to our database by third parties that provide us with services, such as technical maintenance and market research, but only for the purpose of and to the extent necessary to provide those services.
We may from time to time sell, lease, rent, or exchange our subscriber lists, customer lists, and contact lists (which will not include credit card information, but may include other Personally Identifiable Information). Right now we don’t do too much of this. And we don’t let just anyone use our lists.
Is the Information We Collect Secure?
We strive to secure transmission of your Personally Identifiable Information from your computer to our servers through industry-standard techniques. To help ensure the integrity and privacy of the Personally Identifiable Information you provide via the internet at the time you purchase any product or donate online, the above mentioned third party e-commerce partners Shopify, Stripe, MemberMouse, Braintree, Mailchimp, and/or PayPal, as well as other e-commerce partners we may utilize from time to time, provide Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) digital security. Only employees, contractors, and volunteers of the Foundation who need access to your Personally Identifiable Information to perform a specific task or function are granted access to such Personally Identifiable Information. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no employee, contractor, or volunteer of the Foundation will have access to your credit card information provided through this Website.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the internet. There is also some risk that others could find a way to thwart our security systems. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Choices that You Have Regarding the Collection, Disclosure, and Distribution of Personally Identifiable Information
3. General Information
Updating and Correcting Your Personally Identifiable Information
You should be aware that it is not technologically possible to remove each and every record of the information you have provided to us on our systems. The need to back up our systems to protect information from inadvertent loss means that a copy of your Personally Identifiable Information may exist in a non-erasable form that will be difficult or impossible for us to locate. After receiving your request, all Personally Identifiable Information stored in databases we actively use and other readily searchable media will be promptly updated, corrected, changed, or deleted as appropriate.
Contact Regarding Privacy Questions
The Global Novel
Last update: April, 10th, 2022
In general, we use the information collected on our Website to help us understand who uses our Website, to improve our Website. We also use it to collect payments you made in our Store, when you Subscribe, and when you Donate, as well as to fulfill your orders. We also use it to solicit subscription renewals, new subscriptions, orders for merchandise, and contributions to the Foundation. In addition, we may send you information on new products or upcoming events. However, if you do not wish to receive emailed marketing messages from us, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org