Privacy Policy for Muse's Success

The privacy of our visitors to Muse's Success is important to us.

At Muse's Success, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit Muse's Success, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Data Controller

For complying with general data protection regulations, the data controller is the person who decides the purposes for which and the way personal data is processed. For Muse’s Success, the data controller is as follows:

Colette Snow colette@colettesnow.com

Personal Information

The only personal information required to use Muse’s Success is an email address and this will be kept private. The username you choose can be pseudonymous or a real identifier such as your name but this is completely up to you and will not affect your access to this website or service (as long as the name chosen is reasonable and inoffensive, and not impersonating another user or web fiction community member).

You may choose at your sole discretion to fill out your profile with additional personal information such as your location, gender or social media info. However, this additional information will be shared on your user profile and is hence accessible to any other user of this website. Whether you choose to make use of this feature or not will not impact your use of this website.

Personal information will be stored for as long as you are a member or whatever is required by law, whichever is longer. If you wish to close your account or get a copy of the data stored about you, please get in contact with the data controller specified above.

Disclosure

Unless compelled to under the law, we will not share your data with any third party not otherwise mentioned in this document.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Telstra), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site. This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Third Parties

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use our website. Google Analytics is a data processor. They collect information such as your IP Address, web browser, and referrer details in order to provide us with. Google may set a cookie in order to assist with this process.

If you request removal of your account from Muse’s Success, we will also take steps to remove any related data from Google Analytics.

Google Adsense

We also use third party advertisements on Muse's Success to support our site. Google Adsense manages these advertisements on our behalf. Google Adsense makes use of cookies and web beacons, which will also send Google Adsense information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo targeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

CloudFlare

We use CloudFlare to help protect our web site from bad actors and to reduce costs of delivering this website to you. CloudFlare stores a cookie that is used to record an ID that helps identify unique devices behind a shared IP address to help ensure the security of our website. This cookie is strictly necessary and cannot be turned off.

Disqus

We use Disqus to power the comments on our site. In order to ensure that you do not have to log in twice to comment, we share a unique ID, your username and email address with Disqus to allow you to comment using your existing Muse's Success account. Additionally, Disqus collects your IP address when you comment for security purposes.

Facebook Like, Google Plus, and Twitter Share buttons

On web fiction listing pages, we show buttons from popular social networks in order to make it easy for you to share web fiction with your friends and followers. Beyond what you may have shared with these companies independently, these companies will collect your IP address, web browser and the address of the page you have viewed.

Glossary

Cookies

A small piece of text stored on your computer by websites that is sent along with each request you make in order to remember information such as whether you have viewed a popup or your log ID.

IP Address

A number assigned to your internet connection or a group of internet connections at and by your ISP.

Web browser

A program used to view websites.

ISP

Internet service provider. A business that sells you internet access using some kind of local infrastructure.

Data controller

The data controller is the person who decides the purposes for which and the way personal data is processed.