Keibooks publishes AtlasPoetica.org website and the Atlas Poetica print journal. We are committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following policy to discover how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our offerings. This policy may change periodically so please check back from time to time. Read about how we treat children’s privacy.
1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you;
2. What cookies are and how they are used;
3. How your information is used;
4. Who is collecting your information;
5. With whom your information may be shared;
6. What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
7. How you can access, update or delete your information;
8. How we treat your personal financial and health-related information;
9. The kind of security precautions that are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information;
10. How we protect children’s privacy; and
11. What else you should know about your online privacy.
1. What personally identifiable information do we collect from you?
On this website leaving a name or nickname, as well as your email address, is required if you wish to post a comment on our news pages. Your email address will NOT be visible to the public. This information is used solely to decide whether or not to publish your comment on our website. We will NEVER use details entered on this website to contact you. If you would like us to respond to your feedback, please email us directly at email@example.com (questions relating to policy or content) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for technical matters).
All comments posted on this website have to be approved by the webmaster first, to avoid the posting of spam or inappropriate language. Should you wish to remove a comment you have posted, please contact the webmaster.
2. What are cookies and how do we use them?
3. How do we use your information?
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to decide whether to publish your work and, if we do so, to publish basic identifying information about you so that the readers of Atlas Poetica will know something about you. We do not require any elements of your information other than your name and country of residence to be published with your work; however, we may publish biographical information that you voluntarily provide us unless you direct us not to do so.
4. Who is collecting information?
When you are on the AtlasPoetica.org website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with us alone, unless your work is published, in which case, your information may be published as described above. Please be aware that other web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those Internet web sites linked to AtlasPoetica.org are not covered by this privacy statement.
5. With whom do we share your information?
We will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we publish your work as described above, or in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms of Service or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other AtlasPoetica.org users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose or access account information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
6. What are your choices regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?
We do not sell or rent user information to anyone. Publication in Atlas Poetica is dependent and contingent upon publishing your work, your name, and your country of residence, as an absolute minimum. If you do not wish to allow any of your information to be made public, you must inform us in a timely manner. If you prefer to use a pseudonym, you may do so.
7. What is our policy on allowing you to update, correct, or delete your personally identifiable information?
You may update, correct, or delete your AtlasPoetica.org information at any time by notifying the owner of AtlasPoetica.org at email@example.com.
8. How do we protect your personal financial and health-related information?
We do not collect your personal financial or health-related information. All orders are fulfilled through third parties, eg., Lulu.com and Amazon.com. Consult their privacy policies regarding how your data is handled by their sites.
9. What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of your information?
We do not collect information for which special security precautions are reasonable and necessary. We rely upon the security features of our host server and of our email providers for normal security of online files and email. It is a regrettable fact that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
10. What about children’s privacy?
The safety of children is of concern to all of us. AtlasPoetica.org is a website for persons aged 16 and older. While our content is not expected to be offensive to any adult, it is not meant for young children. Our submission page emphasizes that children – specifically anyone younger than 16 – should exit the website. Our exit links lead to the highly regarded “Young Poets” project. The “Young Poets” site is run by the National Schools Project, Publishers of the Young American Poetry Digest, an age appropriate venue where school age children are given the opportunity to submit their poetry for publication, with the help of their parents and teachers.
AtlasPoetica.org is a general audience web site that complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) (USA). When a child under age 16 (whether self-identified or discovered by us to be under 16) attempts to make a submission to AtlasPoetica.org, despite having been directed not to do so and despite having been directed to exit the website, we will refuse their submission and delete their submission email from our records. If a parent wishes to advise us that their child has and/or will attempt to make a submission to AtlasPoetica.org, that parent can send an email to the Editor at editor (at) atlaspoetica (dot) org to request that their child’s submission be rejected, which it will be. Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, no web site operator is permitted to require a child under the age of 13 to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation. We abide by this requirement by refusing to deal at all with children under the age of 16. We do not collect or share personally identifying information about users who are under the age of 16 with anyone. We will not knowingly contact users who are under the age of 16 about anything other than to reject submission requests from them. We will not knowingly accept submissions for publication from users who are under the age of 16.
11. What else should you know about your privacy?
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online – for example on message boards, through email, or in chat areas – that information can be collected and used by others. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your online passwords and/or account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you’re online.
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