This privacy statement is applicable to the website available at http://hiddenbookcase.com/ and we actually take this stuff pretty serious.
The Hidden Bookcase does not collect personally identifiable information about individuals except when such individuals specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from the registration of an account or the submission of a story. Personally identifiable information on individual users will not be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. At such points of collection, the user will have the opportunity to indicate whether he or she would like to "opt out" of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from The Hidden Bookcase and/or any third parties. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, The Hidden Bookcase reserves the right to contact a subscriber regarding account status, changes to the subscriber agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected.
The Hidden Bookcase reserves the right to perform statistical analyses of user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the site. The Hidden Bookcase will provide only aggregated data from these analyses to third parties.
Additionally, users should be aware that when they voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information (e.g., user name, e-mail address) on The Hidden Bookcase, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in the user's communication, can be collected and correlated and used by third parties and may result in unsolicited messages from other posters or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of The Hidden Bookcase.
Upon request, The Hidden Bookcase will allow any user to "opt out" of further promotional contacts at any time. Additionally upon request, The Hidden Bookcase will use reasonable efforts to allow users to update/correct personal information previously submitted which the user states is erroneous to the extent such activities will not compromise privacy or security interests. Also, upon a user's request, The Hidden Bookcase will use commercially reasonable efforts to functionally delete the user and his or her personal information from its database; however, it may be impossible to delete a user's entry without some residual information because of backups and records of deletions.
The Hidden Bookcase reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement in the "news" section of the site. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.