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Privacy Policy


Our use of data

We collect aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, and information volunteered by the consumer, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information we collect is used...

  • to improve the content of our site
  • to customize the content of our site for each individual visitor
  • to notify users about updates to our site

When legally required to do so, we will disclose user information at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation.

Cookies

We use cookies to record session information and store non-identifiable visitor preferences, such as preferred font size. Session information is encrypted and identifiable only to servers at fictionaut.com. This session information helps recognize you as a repeat visitor and to track traffic patterns on our site. We use this information to make Fictionaut more user-friendly.

Fictionaut may obtain IP addresses from users. We will use this information to monitor and prevent fraud, diagnose problems, and (anonymously) estimate demographic information.

We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site. Regardless of these efforts by us, no data transmission over the public Internet can be guaranteed secure. We encourage our users to use unique passwords and to rotate them often.

Voluntary Disclosure

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by other users. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information via these public venues.

Email

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. You may receive activity or account related emails from Fictionaut. We may send you service-related announcements on rare occasions when it is necessary to do so. If you do not want to receive transactional e-mail or notifications from us in the future, please let us know by adjusting your account page.

Deleting your account

If you wish to remove your account profile from Fictionaut, please let us know through email or via the contact form on this page.

Children & Young Adults

Content on this site is not always G-rated. People under 18 are not permitted to use Fictionaut on their own, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.

Advertising

Currently we do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Effective Date & Notification of Changes

This policy is effective September 21, 2009. This policy may be revised over time as new features are or as we incorporate suggestions from our customers. We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a revised version on our web site. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. In addition, if we propose to change this Privacy Policy in a substantial manner, we will provide you with at least 15 days' prior notice of such a change by email. After this 15 days notice, you will be considered as having expressly consented to all amendments to the Privacy Policy. If you disagree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, you may close your account at any time.

Reaching us

We can be reached best via e-mail at support@fictionaut.com.

If you feel that Fictionaut is not following its stated information policy, you may contact us at the above address. Alternatively, you may contact the DMA's Committee on Ethical Business Practices at mgoldberger@the-dma.org, and state or local chapters of the Better Business Bureau.

We work hard to protect your privacy and ensure that Fictionaut is safe and secure for you to use.