Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The site ‘The reader writes the story’ takes your privacy very seriously. It does not collect any information, unless this information is provided by the user (you) of this site. When you provide any information, you give your permission for this site to use that for the stated purposes in this privacy policy. If you choose not to provide us with that information, it might limit the features and services that you can use on ‘‘The reader writes the story’.

Generally, the information requested by ‘‘The reader writes the story’ will be used to provide a website feature or service to you, such as commenting, support, or providing future content better tailored to your interests. A description of ‘The reader writes the story’ intended use of that information, how that information is collected, security measures ‘‘The reader writes the story’ takes to protect that information, and how to grant or revoke consent for collection and use of that information will be fully described the ‘Privacy Notice’ section of this privacy policy.

It is possible for you to send an email to us. The information you provide, email address or a phone number, will only be used to respond. We do advice you to not send sensitive information via any contact forms. If such sensitive information is required, it will be made clear via a page that clearly states the page and its transmission of information is secure and encrypted. All electronic messages received from users are deleted when no longer needed.

‘The reader writes the story’ uses commenting and social media plug-ins and third-party websites. We use these third party services to interact with users of the site and to build a community on social media. We also use these third-party services to measure the number of users of the site, and to make our website more useful to visitors. In such cases, the third-party application may request an email address, username, password, internet protocol address and geographic location for account registration or sign in purposes. ‘The reader writes the story’ does not use third-party websites or services to collect personal information. Any personal information collected will not be stored or transmitted by ‘The reader writes the story’. ‘The reader writes the story’ has no control or access to specific login information or any other sensitive information provided to third-party websites.

‘The reader writes the story’ uses cookies to provide a customized user experience on the site. A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer that allows your browser to remember information about your last session on that website. Your computer only shares information in the cookie with the specific website that provided it, and no other website can request that information. ‘The reader writes the story’ also uses third-party analytics services (like Google Analytics) to gather this information for analysis.

‘The reader writes the story’ collects and temporarily stores certain information about your visit to help us to better align our content and the website design with your needs. The information these cookies collect includes:

  1. The domain you access our website from
  2. Your computer’s IP address
  3. The date and time you accessed the site
  4. The operating system of your computer
  5. The browser you’re using to access our site
  6. The Universal Resource Locators (URLs) of the pages you visit on our website
  7. Your username, if you’ve logged into the site
  8. The URL of site you came from, if you clicked a link there that brought you to our website

We may share this information internally with ‘The reader writes the story’ employees or third-party contractors as needed. This information is only used to improve the website and enhance our visitors’ experience. Raw data logs are only retained temporarily site management purposes.

You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • Ask for a list of personal information we have about you, if any.
  • Request a change, correction, or deletion of your personal information.
  • Request that we avoid collecting anything in the future (opt-out).

If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your machine, you have the option to turn cookies off in your browser. However, keep in mind that turning off cookies may impact how this website functions. Disabling browser cookies will also impact how other websites you visit store browser cookies as well.

Whenever we collect any sensitive information (such as social security numbers or credit card information), the information is encrypted and securely transmitted. You are able to confirm this by looking for the ‘lock’ icon in the browser address bar, and also confirm that the URL link starts with ‘https.’

If you believe at any point that we are not following this privacy policy as stated, please contact us immediately via email (contact@thereaderwritesthestory.com).