Privacy

FictFact.com is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, as well as our members. FictFact.com has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through this website and how it is used. FictFact.com does not sell or rent user information under any circumstances, and we do not share information without prior consent except as compelled by law.

Information Gathered by FictFact.com

For visitors to our website, we temporarily log standard technical information, such as the numerical Internet protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using; the browser software you use and your operating system; and the Internet address of the website from which you followed a link to our site. The information is rotated weekly and kept primarily to assist FictFact in diagnosing technical problems and defending against attacks on the site. After weekly rotation, FictFact.com anonymizes, obfuscates, aggregates and/or deletes unneeded technical information. Circumstances in which FictFact.com may need to retain technical information longer than a week include when we believe it is reasonably necessary for conducting site testing, diagnosis of technical problems, and defending against attacks on the site. In those instances we will delete the information as soon as it is apparent the information is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was kept. We do not use persistent cookies on this site unless you log into FictFact.com and use "Remember Me" or other similar functionality. We may use session cookies from time to time. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. You can set your browser to refuse cookies, and use Tor if you wish to keep your IP number and other technical information anonymous. In addition, FictFact.com collects and retains information you submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you choose to become an FictFact.com member we ask for your name, email address and postal code and we will require you to select a password. We also maintain records of our members' use of FictFact.com such as recording member's "Favorites", "Books Read", Series & Book tagging and books purchased through FictFact.com's "Buy It" links. We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us. If you choose to subscribe to newsletter, we collect your email address. From time to time, we may ask for personal information on other portions of the site, such as asking you to participate in a contest or survey.

FictFact.com's Use of Information

We use member information to process and manage your membership. If you opt in, we will use your email address to send you updates on FictFact.com. We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected. We look at technical information to diagnose problems with our server and to administer the FictFact.com site.

Third-Party Service Providers

When clicking on the "Buy It" links or any other external links the privacy policy for those sites take affect. Please refer to any external site's privacy policy for additional information. FictFact.com also makes use of Google's Adsense system to provide ads, please refer to their privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Disclosure of Your Information

While FictFact.com endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstance, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order. If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information. In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

Updating or Removing Your Information

You may choose to correct, update, or delete the membership information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to register@fictfact.com or by updating your preferences. Furthermore, if we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete the extraneous information. However, please understand that deleted information may continue to persist on backup media.

Changes to Our Policies

FictFact.com's Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised privacy policy will be consistent with FictFact.com's mission. If we make any substantive changes to our policies, we will place notice in our newsletter and post notice of changes on this page.

Security

FictFact.com employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by FictFact.com in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security. Information collected by FictFact.com will be maintained for a length of time appropriate to our needs.

Last Updated - 8/22/2009

This privacy policy is based on the EFF's privacy policy - http://www.eff.org/policy.