Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us at Quill Shift Literary Agency LLC (“Quill Shift”, “we”, or “our”). Accordingly, we have established and implemented information handling practices for quillshift.com (the “Site”) that we believe are consistent with the highest standards and best practices of organizations doing business on the Internet. This Privacy Policy describes the practices that apply to the Site, including, specifically, the information we collect about you, when and how we collect that information and what may happen to that information. We have prepared this detailed Privacy Policy because we believe you should know as much as possible about our practices so that you can make informed decisions about how you use the Site. Capitalized terms in this Privacy Policy have the meaning ascribed to them in the Terms of Service.  Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to the terms of this Agreement (including, without limitation, our Terms of Service), as well as to all applicable laws. Quill Shift offers access to and the use of the Site only to those persons who so agree. If you do not so agree, you may not use the Site.

 

When You Visit The Site

You can always visit the Site without revealing who you are or providing any personal information. When you visit the Site we do collect usage information, but it is anonymous and is not linked to you as an individual. We may use this data to better understand, for example, how the Site is navigated, how many visitors arrive at specific pages, the length and frequency of stays at the Site, the types of browsers and computer operating systems used by our visitors and the Internet Protocol addresses from which our visitors connect to the Site. We may use this information to improve the Site’s Content and ease of use. However, if you do voluntarily submit personal information to us, we may use it to improve customer service, to personalize user experience, to improve our Site, to process payments (including, without limitation, the use of credit card or other financial information in connection therewith), and to send periodic emails.

 
Links to Third-Party Websites

The Site may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any of these other websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave the Site and to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personally identifiable information. Our Privacy Policy applies solely to our Site and does not cover information collected elsewhere.

 

Security

The Site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. We safeguard the security of data you send us with physical, electronic, and other procedures. However, it is not possible to guarantee the security or integrity of information disclosed online. Because no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure, we urge you to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the Internet, including when you are using the Site.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to release your personal information in response to a properly issued subpoena in connection with a civil or criminal investigation, and in order to further fraud protection or to reduce the risk of fraud.

 

When You Contact Us

If you communicate with us by email, we will obtain your email address. We will not disclose your email address or other personal information to third parties, except as expressly set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may contact you via your email address to answer your question(s), clarify the information you have submitted and send you emails, from time to time, as part of our Email List. (For additional information, see the Email List section of the Terms of Service.)

 

Email List

We have created an e-mail list of our users who will receive information from us from time to time, such as announcements of any new features, products or services on or available through the Site or our affiliates. You will have the opportunity to opt out of this service each time you receive email sent to the members of our e-mail list. We will not submit your personal information to direct marketers and will use your information only as described in this Agreement and in the Terms of Service.

 

Cookies and Pixel Tags

We, or a third-party on our behalf, may place a “cookie” or “pixel tag” on your computer when you come to the Site or visit a site on which we advertise. These devices are small computer files that our computer sends to your computer and that your computer sends back to us each time you visit the Site. We may use these devices to collect data to help us personalize and improve your experience on the Site. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the sites you visit. If you decide not to accept our cookies, your ability to use some features on the Site may be impaired.

 

Children

We do not accept submissions of personal information from children under the age of 13 (each a “Child”). If we are notified that we have collected personal information from a Child, we will delete such promptly.  If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us at info@quillshift.com.

 

California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to California Civil Code § 1798.83, a California resident who has provided personal information to a business with which he/she has established a business relationship has the right to request from that business information about whether the business has disclosed personal information to any third parties for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes. In general, if the business has made such a disclosure of personal information, the business is required to provide a list of all third parties to whom such personal information was disclosed in the preceding calendar year, as well as a list of the categories of personal information that were disclosed, upon receipt of a request by a California resident. However, under the law, a business is not required to provide the above-described lists if the business adopts and discloses to the public (in its privacy policy) a policy of not disclosing personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes unless the customer first affirmatively agrees to the disclosure, as long as the business maintains and discloses this policy. Rather, the business may comply with the law by notifying the customer of his or her right to prevent disclosure of personal information and providing a cost free means to exercise that right. As noted above, we do not disclose such personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes unless you affirmatively agree to such disclosure.

 

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

Quill Shift reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices in this Privacy Policy at any time for any reason.

 

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info(at)quillshift(dot)com.

 

Last updated as of November 21, 2013.

 

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