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’ 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:
- The domain you access our website from
- Your computer’s IP address
- The date and time you accessed the site
- The operating system of your computer
- The browser you’re using to access our site
- The Universal Resource Locators (URLs) of the pages you visit on our website
- Your username, if you’ve logged into the site
- 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.’