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Privacy Statement

Privacy Policy – Commitment To Your Privacy

This site is owned and operated by Warped and Weft.  Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. At Warped and Weft, we want to make your experience online satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand our policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Information Warped And Weft Gathers And Tracks

Warped and Weft gathers two types of information about users:

  • Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to email a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:
  • Information Warped and Weft gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers’ needs.  Under no circumstances does Warped and Weft divulge any information about an individual user to a third party.

Warped and Weft Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Article Publication Notifications

Email addresses will be used to allow the website to notify an article author that their article submission has been accepted or rejected.  Email address may also be used to further conversation between the websites founder and the article author.  Email address will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes.  Email addresses will not be shared with anyone beyond the website founder.

2. Comments

Users submitting comments to Warped and Weft are required to submit an email address as part of our ongoing effort to maintain the quality of the websites comments.  Email address may also be used to further conversation between the websites founder or an article author.  Email address will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes.  Email addresses will not be shared with anyone beyond an article author or the website founder.

3. Comments Updates

The website contains a method by which a visitor may be notified of updates to the comments thread for a particular post, even if the visitor has not placed a comment on that post.  These email addresses will not be used for any other purpose.  Email address will not be used for commercial or marketing purposes.  These email addresses will not be shared with anyone else.

Other Privacy Issues

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage tracking

Warped and Weft tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our site. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Warped and Weft does break down overall usage statistics according to a user’s domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).

Warped and Weft sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can’t read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Warped and Weft uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above).

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

Privacy Policy Use

Use Of Information

Warped and Weft uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our website, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic notification and to enable users to participate in social and intellectual exchanges.

We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don’t track which terms a particular user enters.

Warped and Weft creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for  internal use.  We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Sharing Of The Information

Warped and Weft uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

Security

Warped and Weft operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  • Opting not to register to receive our comments feed.
  • Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users

Your Consent

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Warped and Weft .  If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

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