Effective Date: July 1, 2009
Last Updated: July 15, 2018
Principles and Philosophy
Writing Forward is committed to protecting the personal information of its users and handling that information in a responsible manner. User data is collected on this site and may include personal information or impersonal browsing and site usage information.
Third parties may have access to information collected on this website. These parties are trusted entities and organizations. Writing Forward does not sell, publish, or distribute personal information about any of its users.
Personal Information That is Collected
Personal information may be collected in any of the following manners:
- If you send an email, fill out any forms on the site, or sign up as a subscriber, your personal information will be collected and stored.
How Your Personal Information is Used
When you sign up as a subscriber or initiate contact, your email address and other personal information will be used so that we can respond to your request (for example, we will email your subscription to the address you supplied). Your email address, name, and other contact information is never shared with or distributed to third parties with the exception of third-party technical services that are used to manage data (for example: Google Analytics or Feedburner).
Should you choose to participate on the site by submitting an article for publication or by submitting a comment to be published in response to an article, some of your personal information may be publicly displayed on the site. The form you fill out when leaving a comment will indicate which fields are published and which are kept private.
Third parties may collect other personal information and usage data. Jointly with Writing Forward, such entities use that information to improve your experience on this website.
Disclosures of Personal Information
It is not Writing Forward’s general practice to disclose personal information about its users to third parties. However, we may disclose personal information for the following reasons:
- Writing Forward may share personal information with employees, contractors, partners, and service providers in order to develop, maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of our website, products, or services or to directly provide those products and services to our customers.
- Writing Forward may disclose your personal information to third parties if we believe that such disclosure is necessary or required under law.
Browsing and Site Usage Information
The servers on which this site is stored may automatically collect information about your activities while visiting Writing Forward. This would be nonpersonal information, such as the type of browser you are using. Your activities on this site may also be logged and tracked, though these are in no way connected or tied to any personal information that you have provided.
Writing Forward may use a third party provider, which helps collect and analyze nonpersonal information and statistics about site visitors and usage.
Consistent with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), Writing Forward never knowingly or intentionally requests personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without requiring parental consent. Any person who provides personal information through this site represents that they are 13 years of age or older.
Special Note to International Users
Writing Forward is hosted in the United States. If you access this site from any other country or region, do note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States, which may not have the same data protection laws as your (or other) regions. When you provide any of your personal data, you consent to the following:
- Transfer of your personal data to the United States.
Advertising on This Site
Writing Forward may use ads throughout the site as a means of monetization and to enhance the user experience. This site may publish reviews and recommendations that contain affiliate links through which this site earns revenue as a commission based on a sale made to you as a result of using this site and clicking on a link contained herein. In other words, some of the links you click on and products you purchase as a result of visiting and using this site may result in Writing Forward collecting affiliate, commission, or other revenues.
Additionally, Writing Forward’s advertisers may collect personal information as well as nonpersonal information, which is separate from the the data that Writing Forward collects.
- DART cookie may enable third parties to serve ads to users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.
You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the Web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline.