1- Collection of Personal Information
Cascadia Author Services makes use of widely accepted practices to keep track of users’ interactions with our Site and Products in order to improve their user experience.
Specifically, we utilize the following types of data collection methodologies:
Cookies: When you visit our Site or use our Products, cascadiaauthorservices.com’s servers send a cookie to your computer – a small file with a string of characters. A cookie can be either session based (assigned to you each time you sign in) or persistent (it identifies browsers that have previously visited our Site or used our Products). Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, and you can disable your web browser’s ability to accept cookies; however, should you choose to do so, certain Site or Product features may cease to work as a result.
Log Data: This is a file in our servers that logs data about your interaction with our Site and Products, including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web page you were visiting before you visited our Site, your browser type and settings, the date and time of your visit, and how you accessed our Site and Products.
Tracking Beacons: A tracking beacon is an image on a web page that recognizes certain types of information on your computer when you visit that particular web page. We use this methodology to better assess your interests and thus improve your user experience by checking what parts of the Site you visit more often than others.
The Cascadia Author Services website collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, user name, home or work address or telephone number when you sign up for our website and access it. Cascadia Author Services also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code and country.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Cascadia Author Services. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used by Cascadia Author Services to deliver personalized experience, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding the use of the Cascadia Author Services website.
Please remember that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through cascadiaauthorservices.com links/public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Cascadia Author Services does not read any of your private online communications and will not be responsible for its content and use by third parties.
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Cascadia Author Services does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information or non-personally-identifiable information on the Website from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our website is directed to persons under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access the Website at any time or in any manner. If Cascadia Author Services learns that personally identifiable information of persons below 13 years of age has been collected on the Website without verified parental consent, then Cascadia Author Services will take appropriate steps to delete this information.
2- Use of Your Personal Information
Cascadia Author Services collects and uses your personal information to operate the cascadiaauthorservices.com website. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Cascadia Author Services and its affiliates. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Cascadia Author Services does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. We may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. When you subscribe to our mailing list, Cascadia Author Services relies on Drip.com, an industry leader in email marketing management, to protect the users’ information and make sure it is secure. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Cascadia Author Services, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Cascadia Author Services does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Cascadia Author Services keeps track of the websites and pages our customers visit within cascadiaauthorservices.com, in order to determine what Cascadia Author Services services are the most popular. This data may be used to deliver customized content and advertising within Cascadia Author Services to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
3. Sharing or Disclosure of Information
From time to time, we may need to transfer your personal information to third parties for the performance of our services or making our Products available to you. All of the above entities are contractually required to protect your personal information and keep it confidential; they are not permitted to sell or otherwise disclose this information to third parties except as authorized by Cascadia Author Services or as required by law.
From time to time we may share non-personally identifiable information with others, such as certain social media sites, in aggregate anonymous form (meaning the information shared will not contain any personally identifiable information about you).
In certain cases, we may be required to disclose your personal information in order to comply with a law or regulation, when we are required to do so by court order, when we believe such action is necessary in order to protect or defend our interests or the interests of the users of our Site or Products, to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or Cascadia Author Services, or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address any type of malicious activity, fraud or security breach.
In the event of a sale, merger, acquisition, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganization, dissolution or similar transaction that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.
4- Third-Party Links
Cascadia Author Services may provide links to third-party websites for your convenience and information.We use third party APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) on Cascadia Author Services and share some information with those third party API provider for improved functionality of the website. These third party sites have their own privacy policies. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of websites you choose to link to from Cascadia Author Services so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. Cascadia Author Services is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on websites outside of the Cascadia Author Services.
5. Information Stored in Cookies
The Cascadia Author Services website gathers information about your general internet use in cookies, such as IP address, internal session ID, user’s domain, type of Internet browser, domain of Website. Such information will not identify you personally: it is statistical data about our visitors and their use of our site. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save your time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Cascadia Author Services pages, or register with Cascadia Author Services site or services, a cookie helps Cascadia Author Services to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information. When you return to the same Cascadia Author Services website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Cascadia Author Services features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Cascadia Author Services services or websites you visit.
6. Security of Your Personal Information
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data.
While you can terminate your account at any time, your information may remain stored in archive on our servers even after the deletion or termination of your account. However, we will not sell, transfer, or use the information relating to the terminated account of an individual in any way.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and therefore Cascadia Author Services cannot guarantee the security of data sent to us electronically and transmission of such data is therefore entirely at your own risk.
8. Opt-Out Mechanism
YOU MAY CHOOSE TO “OPT-OUT” (or STOP) RECEIVING OUR NEWSLETTER OR MARKETING EMAILS BY FOLLOWING THE UNSUBSCRIBE LINK INCLUDED IN THESE EMAILS OR BY SENDING AN E-MAIL TO [email protected]
9. Contact Information