The Blish Collective Privacy Policy


 

 

This website, operated by The Blish Collective (“Blish” or “We” or “Us” or other similar pronoun)
provides services for experienced writers and artists to publish their creative works.

This website allows You (“You” or “User”) to share information about Yourself with other users accessing our website. 
Your privacy is important to Us.  As such, We have adopted this Privacy Policy explaining our online
information practices and the way Your information is collected and used at our website. 

 

 


Personally Identifiable Information Collected


 


In the course of offering our services, We collect from You various forms of personally identifiable information.  Personally Identifiable Information includes Your email, name, address and phone number, which You submit to Us through our registration process. In order to register as a Blish user/member, You are required to provide contact information such as Your name, email address and mailing address. For membership services, some Users may also need to provide a valid credit card number and billing address.  After subscribing, Users may provide other personally identifiable information, including but not limited to, biographic profile, pen name/pseudonym, submitting creative written or other multimedia materials.  Any transmission of these materials can only be achieved through the User’s initiative.  We do not collect personal information from Users unless You voluntarily and knowingly provide it to Us.  We also collect information, which may include personally identifiable information, in connection with a User’s actions taken while logged into our online services such as, collecting information on searches conducted, web pages visited and other transactions with our systems.

 

 


Non-personally Identifiable Information Collected


 


We may collect non-personally identifiable information when You access our website.  Non-Personally Identifiable Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify You.  For example, We may collect information about:  which browser You are using (e.g., Safari, Internet Explorer), which operating system You are using, internet protocol (IP) address, name of Your ISP or mobile carrier, preferences based on the data You submit, the website from which You came and the website You visit when you leave Blish, advertisements/content You have clicked on/accessed, general demographic information.  We may also compile statistics on the number and frequency of visitors to our website and for marketing and product/service development purposes.  The statistics, which do not contain personally identifiable information, may be provided to advertisers and other third parties.

We also receive information when You access third-party webpages containing interactive plugins, such as Facebook, LinkedIn or other third-party sites.  Also, if You are logged into Blish and integrate content from third-party webpages, We may receive information that those pages have loaded in Your web browser.  We also obtain non-personally identifiable information when You interact with and use our website.  For example, We know what content You view and which advertisements You click on.

 

 


Location Information User Provides


 


When You consent to allow usage of Your location when connecting to TheBlishCollective.com, We may collect and process information about Your location.  Location information includes, but is not limited to, any information We derive in order to identify a User's geographic position.  We use location information a User submits in order to provide the User with an enhanced experience, including providing the User with more accurate search results, and to improve the overall quality of our services.  Users can opt out of providing location information. 

 

 


Cookies


 


Cookies are tiny data files stored in Your computer’s browser to store Your preferences.  Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information; however, once You choose to furnish a website with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie.  You can remove or block cookies using the settings in Your browser, however doing so may impact Your ability to use Our website.

Like most websites, We use “cookies” or similar technologies to track website usage, understand site trends, improve quality of service, and deliver customized content, services and advertising to Users.  We use cookies to enhance and personalize Your Blish experience by recognizing You by name when You return to the website, or saving Your password in password-protected areas. We also may use cookies to manage and measure the performance of advertisements displayed on or delivered by or through our website. 

In the course of providing certain features on our website and displaying relevant advertising, Wemay allow third-party service providers and advertisers to use cookies to collect information.  Any information provided to third parties through cookies will not be personally identifiable to Youbut may provide general information.  Most browsers are set to accept cookies, but You can reset Your browser to refuse cookies or alert You before accepting them.

 

 


Information Use


 


The personal information You supply to Us is used to provide You with our Services or specific information You have requested, to correspond with You, to maintain Your account, or to enforce the legal terms that govern Your use of our website.  Your contact information may also be used to respond to Your inquiries, contact You about Your account, process any transactions and notify You when we make changes to our services.

By submitting written or multimedia materials (Your Content) to Blish, You explicitly permit Us to disclose Your personal information, as necessary and only for the purpose of broader broadcast, distribution and publication of Your Content, to potential partner companies, affiliates or publishing services.

Other than for the express purpose of broader distribution of Your Content, We do not share any personal information with any third parties, except when required by law (e.g., in response to a court order or subpoena, to comply with a legal jurisdiction or governmental proceeding). 

Any general demographic information that We receive will never be utilized to identify You.  While it may be used for research purposes to further develop our understanding of the publishing market or to improve our website, none of this demographic information is attributable to Your account.

 

 


Information Sharing


 


We may use a third party to provide credit card processing for our website.  If You sign up for Blish subscription services, We share Your name, username and billing address to process a charge on Your credit card.  These third parties are prohibited from using Your personally identifiable information for any other purpose.

We may, additionally, transfer personally identifiable information about You if our company or our assets are acquired by, sold to or merged with another entity and that entity assumes responsibility for the personal information collected through our website.

We may disclose personal information when required by law, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena, or to comply with the legal process of judicial or governmental investigations or proceedings.

 

 


Links To Other Websites


 


This Privacy Policy applies to our website.  However, our website may contain links or integrations to other websites.  Please note that when You click on one of these links, You are entering another website.  If You visit another website, We recommend that You review the privacy policy of that website to determine how the operator of that website handles personal information collected through that website.  Blish is not responsible for the online privacy practices or content of these other websites.

 

 


Security





We have put in place administrative, electronic and physical safeguards designed to protect the information We collect from You through our website, help prevent unauthorized access, and maintain data security.

 

 


Correct/Update


 


To edit your personal information, password or other settings, simply log in to Your account and click on the “My Account”  or similar link.  You can also contact Us using any method listed at theblishcollective.com.

 

 


How To Contact Us


 

 

If You have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact Us at TheBlishCollective@gmail.com.

 

 


Policy Changes


 


We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time.  We will notify You about any material changes to this Privacy Policy by sending an email message to your most recently provided email address or by posting a notice on our website.

 

 

 

This Privacy Policy was posted in April, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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