Privacy Policy: The Manuscript Shredder

Welcome to The Manuscript Shredder (the “Site”).

We understand that privacy online is important to users of our Site, especially when conducting business.
This statement governs our privacy policies with respect to those users of the Site (“Visitors”) who visit without registering and Visitors who register to comment on the Site and make use of the forums offered by The Manuscript Shredder (collectively, “forum”) (“Registered User”).

“Personally Identifiable Information”
refers to any information that identifies or can be used to identify, contact, or locate the person to whom such information pertains, including, but not limited to, name, address, phone number, fax number, email address, financial profiles, social security number, and credit card information. Personally Identifiable Information does not include information that is collected anonymously (that is, without identification of the individual user) or demographic information not connected to an identified individual.

What Personally Identifiable Information is collected?
We collect no basic user profile information from our Visitors, but we may collect information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types. We collect the following additional information from our Registered Users: the user names and email addresses of Registered Users.

What organizations are collecting the information?
In addition to our direct collection of information, our third party service vendors (such as advertisers) may collect this information from our Visitors and Registered Users. We do not control how these third parties use such information, but we do ask them to disclose how they use personal information provided to them from Visitors and Registered Users. Some of these third parties may be intermediaries that act solely as links in the distribution chain, and do not store, retain, or use the information given to them.

How does the Site use Personally Identifiable Information?
We use Personally Identifiable Information to restrict use of the forum to registered users, prevent spam, and prevent forum misuse.

With whom may the information may be shared?
Personally Identifiable Information about Visitors and Registered Users is not shared, except as mentioned above. Personally Identifiable Information is not sold.

How is Personally Identifiable Information stored?
Personally Identifiable Information collected by The Manuscript Shredder is securely stored and is not accessible to third parties or employees of The Manuscript Shredder except for use as indicated above.

Are Cookies Used on the Site?
No.

How does The Manuscript Shredder use login information?
The Manuscript Shredder uses login information, including, but not limited to, IP addresses, ISPs, and browser types, to analyze trends, administer the Site, track a user’s movement and use, and gather broad demographic information.

What partners or service providers have access to Personally Identifiable Information from Visitors and/or Registered Users on the Site?
The Manuscript Shredder has entered into and will continue to enter into partnerships and other affiliations with a number of vendors.
Such vendors may have access to certain Personally Identifiable Information on a need to know basis for evaluating Registered Users for service eligibility.
Our privacy policy does not cover their collection or use of this information.

Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information to comply with law. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to comply with a court order or subpoena or a request from a law enforcement agency to release information. We will also disclose Personally Identifiable Information when reasonably necessary to protect the safety of our Visitors and Authorized Customers.

How does the Site keep Personally Identifiable Information secure?
All of our employees are familiar with our security policy and practices. The Personally Identifiable Information of our Visitors and Authorized Customers is only accessible to a limited number of qualified employees who are given a password in order to gain access to the information. We audit our security systems and processes on a regular basis. While we take commercially reasonable measures to maintain a secure site, electronic communications and databases are subject to errors, tampering and break-ins, and we cannot guarantee or warrant that such events will not take place and we will not be liable to Visitors or Authorized Customers for any such occurrences.

How can Registered Users correct any inaccuracies in Personally Identifiable Information?
Registered Users may contact us to update Personally Identifiable Information about them or to correct any inaccuracies by emailing us at michelekellerauthor@gmail.com

Can a Registered User delete or deactivate Personally Identifiable Information collected by the Site?
We provide Registered Users with a mechanism to delete/deactivate Personally Identifiable Information from the Site’s database by contacting michelekellerauthor@gmail.com. However, because of backups and records of deletions, it may be impossible to delete a Visitor’s entry without retaining some residual information. An individual who requests to have Personally Identifiable Information deactivated will have this information functionally deleted, and we will not sell, transfer, or use Personally Identifiable Information relating to that individual in any way moving forward.

What happens if the Privacy Policy Changes?
We will let our Registered Users know about changes to our privacy policy by posting such changes on the Site. However, if we are changing our privacy policy in a manner that might cause disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information that a Visitor or Authorized Customer has previously requested not be disclosed, we will contact such Visitor or Authorized Customer to allow such Visitor or Authorized Customer to prevent such disclosure.

Links:

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are moving to another web site. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policies may differ from ours.

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