This privacy pledge discloses how AuthorSource, Inc. handles personal information collected by AuthorSource, which includes full compliance with all general data protection regulations. Any user outside of the United States hereby verifies that they are 18 years of age or older and freely gives specific, informed and unambiguous indication that he or she, by subscribing, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her as outlined below. Persons within the United States may be 13-17 years of age provided they have the permission of their legal guardian; otherwise over the age of 18.
Personal information is information like your name and email address, as well as additional information that is not otherwise publicly available.
AuthorSource collects information about your transactions with us through your use of the services that we offer. We do not purchase any personal data from other companies nor do we profile the personal data you provide to us. If you wish to withdraw your consent, it is your responsibility to do so and you can unsubscribe at any time from the emails being provided to you by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email. You must also cease using this website.
Our website host automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser settings, and pages requested. AuthorSource also writes a cookie to your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user’s computer. AuthorSource will write and access AuthorSource cookies on your computer. The information linked by the cookie is only your user ID number. We do not link to or store any other personally identifiable information to the cookie. You can manually delete cookies at any time by following the directions given in your Internet browser’s Help file. Server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser settings, and page requests may be kept through perpetuity, however we only use this specific type of personal information to facilitate your experience on our website.
Outside of the exceptions above AuthorSource uses personal information to:
* fulfill your requests for products and services
* contact you
* offer author support. AuthorSource may send e-mails containing publishing or promotion information geared toward helping you make decisions regarding publication and marketing.
When you begin the publishing process with your deposit or full package fee, we will ask for your full name, billing address, and phone number. We will also ask for payment information (credit card number) and your billing address. This information is securely processed through secure certification and is encrypted through secure socket layer (SSL) technology for your protection.
We never keep your credit card information on file or stored online. Every time you purchase, you will need to re-enter your credit card number. This is for your protection and security. Additionally, when you order books, we will request your delivery address for the purposes of calculating your shipping fees and for the purposes of delivering your order.
Your royalties may be subject to US tax laws. Therefore, in order to receive payment, you will need to provide either your SSN, TIN, or EIN for the sole purpose of our issuing a 1099 form reporting your annual earnings.
If you are not a US taxpayer, you will be required to complete a W8 form declaring your exemption.
We limit employee and contractor access to your personal information. For example, only the accounting department has access to your tax information.
Outside of what is described above, AuthorSource does not share your personal information with other people or nonaffiliated companies nor to any third country or international organization, although we may need to disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may need to disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our production and distribution agreement. Lastly, we would need to share your personal information in the event AuthorSource is acquired by or merged with another company.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that AuthorSource does not own or control, nor to people that AuthorSource does not employ.
The Site is offered and available to users who are either a) at least 18 years of age; or b) at least 13 years of age and accessing the Site with the participation of a parent or legal guardian who is over the age of 18. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site.
The Site, including, but not limited to, all information, software or HTML code, scripts, text, artwork, photography, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof and all intellectual property associated with the foregoing (collectively, the “Content”) are the sole property of AuthorSource and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. All Content is provided as a service to users of the Site.
All trademarks, trade names, brand names, logos and images, service marks and trade dress displayed on the Site (collectively, “Marks”) are the property of AuthorSource and AuthorSource retains all rights regarding their use.
Linking to Social Media Features
The Site may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
• Link to or from certain third-party websites to certain content on the Site.
• Send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Site.
• Cause limited portions of content on the Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
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