Personal Data collected through this website is controlled by us, in compliance with the Data Protection Act.
What data is collected from you?
We collect data in several ways:
Registration: When you register for the site or during the course of your use of the site, our site allows you to enter an email address, a user name and a number of other items of information. All this information is recorded by us. Note that you are not required and we recommend you do not use your real name when creating a user account user name.
Submissions: When you submit a piece of work to a our 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 us. 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: We 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: We may employ tracking services such as Quantcast or 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: We may ask you for personal data at other times including, but not limited to, competitions, surveys and correspondence with us of which we may keep a record.
How do we use your personal data?
We primarily use 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 services, private messages, comments may be used for the purpose of moderation of the site, regardless of the original purpose of the data.
We 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 use of specific categories of data is as follows:
Author Data: Where users submitting work to a our website volunteer biographical data about themselves in emails relating to submissions, We 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, We will make every reasonable attempt to comply with the submitter’s wishes. Submitters should note that, although data published on the website can be removed from the website itself, 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 us though, for instance, registering at the site or by submitting a story, We 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. In addition, some information about a user’s usage of the site (such as game scores and ranks) is viewable to other users of the site.
Comments: Where users transmit comments to the site, we make this data available to the users of its sites by publishing it on a relevant site page. 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. Submitters should note that, although data published on the website can be removed from the website itself, We have no control over data that has been downloaded and stored locally by users of the site.
How are cookies used?
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 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 sites.
Where do you hold my personal data and how is the security of the data protected?
We are 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 us on secure 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, 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 you disclose my data to third parties?
We may make any of the data collected available to:
* Professional firms, persons or companies providing their services or advice to us for legal, tax, IT, e-commerce or financial matters where reasonably necessary.
* As required by law, or as may be needed to protect or enforce our legal rights.
In addition, any data posted on the website as described above (such as author data, games data or information submitted for publication), will be viewable by any member of the public worldwide who accesses the website via the internet.
We may also provide anonymised 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 we 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 we becomes aware that a child under 13 has provided personal information, we will promptly delete such information.
Changes to and access to your data
Contact form location
Data controller address
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