Ad Hoc Fiction

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Privacy Notice

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Ad Hoc Fiction we have a few fundamental principles:
  • We don't store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any third parties.
  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact the Editor via the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page on this site. Ad Hoc Fiction operates the website adhocfiction.com. It is Ad Hoc Fiction's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.
  1. Cookies A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Ad Hoc Fiction uses cookies to help Ad Hoc Fiction identify and track visitors, their usage of Ad Hoc Fiction website, and their website access preferences. Ad Hoc Fiction visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Ad Hoc Fiction's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Ad Hoc Fiction's website may not function properly without the aid of cookies. To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit AboutCookies. Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.
  2. Website Visitors Like most website operators, Ad Hoc Fiction collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Ad Hoc Fiction’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ad Hoc Fiction's visitors use its website. From time to time, Ad Hoc Fiction may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. Ad Hoc Fictionalso collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for users and for users submitting content. Ad Hoc Fiction only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
  3. Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information Certain visitors to Ad Hoc Fiction's website choose to interact with Ad Hoc Fiction in ways that require Ad Hoc Fiction to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ad Hoc Fiction gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, Ad Hoc Fiction collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ad Hoc Fiction. Ad Hoc Fiction does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
  4. Aggregated Statistics Ad Hoc Fiction may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Ad Hoc Fiction may monitor the number of visitors to a specific page. Ad Hoc Fiction may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ad Hoc Fiction does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
  5. Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information Ad Hoc Fiction discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Ad Hoc Fiction's behalf or to provide services available at Ad Hoc Fiction's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Ad Hoc Fiction's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Ad Hoc Fiction will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ad Hoc Fiction discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ad Hoc Fiction believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ad Hoc Fiction third parties or the public at large. If you are a user of the Ad Hoc Fiction website and have supplied your email address, Ad Hoc Fiction may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Ad Hoc Fiction and our products. We primarily use our various blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Ad Hoc Fiction takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
  6. Business Transfers If Ad Hoc Fiction, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ad Hoc Fiction goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Ad Hoc Fiction may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
  7. Privacy Policy Changes Although most changes are likely to be minor, Ad Hoc Fiction may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Ad Hoc Fiction's sole discretion. Ad Hoc Fiction encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.
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