Information We Collect
Personally Identifiable Information
In some instances, we may request that you submit information about other people. For example, if you wish to share information from the Site with another person, you might submit the recipient’s name and e-mail address. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people include: recipient’s name and e-mail address.
Any information you disclose voluntarily on the Site or in any forum, blogs or other public areas that we may develop in the future becomes public information. We cannot control the actions of the Site users and advise you to use your discretion in sharing information about yourself on the Internet. All information sharing is optional and done so at your own risk.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We also may collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit many of our webpages on the Site, such as the type of browser you are using (e.g., Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Windows Vista, Mac OS), the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g., Time Warner Cable, Comcast, AT&T), the name of the webpages you visit, the time you access our webpages, and the length of time you stay on those pages.
We collect this information in order to determine which areas of the Site are most popular and to enhance your experience with the Site. This information may also be shared with third parties on an aggregate and non-personally identifiable basis. However, please be assured that this information will in no way personally identify you or any other visitors of the Site.
The Site may use third party analytics services. Such services may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activities as well as any text you type in the Site. These services do not collect personally identifiable information that you do not voluntarily enter in the Site. The services do not track your browsing habits across websites which do not use such services.
How We Use the Information
We may use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them information upon your request, such as in social sharing. From time to time, we also may use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.
We may combine the information we collect with information available from other sources, including information received from promotional partners or other third parties.
We also may disclose personally identifiable information in the following instances:
Legal Action: We may disclose information about our users, including personally identifiable information, when legally required to do so, at the request of governmental authorities conducting an investigation, to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the Site or applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Site. We also may disclose user information whenever we believe disclosure is necessary to limit our legal liability; to protect or defend our rights or property; or protect the safety, rights, or property of our users.
Corporate Change: We may sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose user information, including personally identifiable information, to a successor entity in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, asset sale, or other corporate change or combination of assets involving us.
In addition, we may disclose anonymous, aggregated user statistics to third parties for a variety of purposes. For example, we may disclose how many individuals visited certain areas of the Site, how many men or women receive our newsletter, or other demographic data about users of our products or services.
As noted above, we may use the personally identifiable information we collect from you to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like to opt out of future communications and/or promotional materials from us, you may indicate this preference by following the unsubscribe instructions at the end of e-mail communications, or by sending us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org to request any change in your communication preferences.
Cookies & Web Beacons
To enhance your experience with the Site, many of our webpages use “cookies.” Cookies are text files we place in your computer’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at the Site. However, once you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.
“Web beacons” or clear .gifs are small pieces of code placed on a webpage to monitor the behavior of and collect data about the visitors viewing a webpage. For example, Web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a webpage or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use Web beacons from third party Web analytics services on this Site from time to time for these and other purposes. The service does not collect any personally identifiable information that you do not voluntarily enter in this Site.
Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites and Sponsors
We may, from time to time, offer content (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, or promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties, including affiliated businesses. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have no control over these third parties’ use of this information. Since these third parties will use your information in accordance with their own privacy practices, you should check their websites for information regarding their privacy policies. We will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.
We and our advertisers may use third parties to serve or present the ads that appear on the Site and to conduct research about the advertisements. For more information about third-party ad servers, please visit: www.networkadvertising.org.
Links to Other Sites
The Site may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us and whose information practices may be different than ours. You should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there.
We do not knowingly collect information from minors. If you are under the age of 18, we request that you do not provide any personally identifiable information to us.
How to Contact Us
Los Angeles Writers Group
1728 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 963-3180
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