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YCTWriting privacy policy

This is the required page telling you what YCTWriting does and does not do with personally identifiable information about you.

In this policy, YCTWriting, we, us, and our refer to YCTWriting.com site owner Linda Aragoni and the assistant whom she sticks with the really miserable jobs as often as possible.

YCTWriting is just getting started. There will probably be changes as we figure out how best to deliver the services visitors want. If any of those changes affect the privacy of your data, we'll update this policy and alert you by placing a notice on this site.

If you don't like our privacy policy, please don't use our website. You're entitled to disagree with our practices, but we've got other things to do than argue.

Before we get into the hairy legal stuff, if you are 13 or younger, go tell your mother she wants you.

We operate our site in compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, and will not knowingly collect or use personal information from anyone under 13 years of age. Besides that, any kid under 14 who finds this website interesting is seriously weird.

Personal information we collect

The YCTWriting.com policy is we don't collect personally identifiable information unless you volunteer it.

By personally identifiable, we mean anything that identifies you as an individual, such as your name, email address, cell phone number, or billing information.

We collect only enough personal information from you to be able to comply if you request something from us, like an answer to a question you send us via the contact form or a subscription to a newsletter.

What we do with your information

We review your information internally and either discard it or keep it in our files until we've forgotten why we kept it and then throw it out.

YCTWriting does not sell your personal information or give it away to third parties.

YCTWriting will use your comments about what you like or don't like to improve the website content. We're sure you'll agree that's a good thing.

If you click a link on YCTWriting that takes you to another website, that's your lookout: We can't be responsible for what other websites do.

By submitting a glowing testimonial or a comment that could be excerpted to appear to be a glowing testimonial, you give permission to have that comment appear on the site as a visitor submission linked with your first name without YCTWriting asking you for further permission. If we would like to use more identification than just your first name, we'll first contact you for permission.

Use of cookies and web beacons

We may use cookies and/or web beacons to personalize your online experience. We currently use Google Analytics to tell us how visitors use the site. Read Google's explanation of how Google uses data when you use their partner sites or apps, such as YCTWriting.com.

When you visit YCTWriting, you may find ads from our web business services provider Zoho.com or possibly from some other third party vendor that uses cookies and web beacons to count how many times you've seen an advertisement.

Cookies and web beacons don't collect information that would identify you as an individual person, but you may not be keen about them tracking you anyway.

If so, you can set your web browsers to reject cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. You can use privacy software to override web beacons. Rejecting cookies or web beacons shouldn't cause a problem with our site.

Use of IP address for IP geolocation

YCTWriting, like all other websites, has access to the Internet protocol (IP) addresses from which its visitors sign on. Depending on where you live, your IP address can be used to identify the country, state, and even the city from which a computer is connecting to the Internet.

Non-personal information

We may collect information about you that can't be traced back to you. We might use such information to analyze trends, to track users' movements around the site, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. Such information is collected solely for internal review. We don’t share it with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Release of information if YCTWriting changes hands

If YCTWriting.com is sold, information you voluntarily provided may transfer to the new owner. In that event, you will be notified via the YCTWriting site about changes in control and practices. We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that a purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make of us.

How to correct or remove information

If you have submitted personal information through our Web site and would like that information deleted from our records or would like to update or correct that information, please use our contact form.

Updates and effective date

The effective date of this policy is January 1, 2018.

YCTWriting.com reserves the right to make changes in this policy. If there is a material change in our privacy practices, we will indicate on our site that our privacy practices have changed and provide a link to the new privacy policy.

We encourage you to periodically review this policy so that you will know what information we collect and how we use it. If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us.

If you've finished reading about our privacy policy, you can return to the home page navigation menu to choose a topic which I hope will be more interesting.

Content on this page was published by Linda Aragoni at yctwriting.com 2018-01-01. Updated 2018-01-23 to reflect use of Google Analytics.

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