Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy and Notice

This is the privacy notice of www.LikeMyNovel.com (or .co.uk). In this document, "we” or "us” refers to LikeMyNovel.com.

This is a notice to tell you our policy about all information that we record about you. It covers both information that could identify you and information that could not.

We are extremely concerned to protect your privacy and confidentiality.We understand that all users of our web site are quite rightly concerned to know that their data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party. Our policy is both specific and strict. It complies with UK law and with the laws of all jurisdictions of which we are aware. If you think our policy falls short of your expectations or that we are failing to abide by our policy, do please tell us.

We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our web site immediately.

Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected at this site.

Here is a list of the information we collect from you, either through our web site or because you give it to us in some other way, and why it is necessary to collect it:

1. Basic identification and contact information, such as your name and contact details.

This information is used:

1.1. to provide you with the services which you request;

1.2. for verifying your identity for security purposes;

1.3. for marketing our services;

1.4. information which does not identify any individual may be used in a general way by us or third parties, to provide class information, for example relating to demographics or usage of a particular page or service.

2. Your domain name and e-mail address are recognised by our servers and the pages that you visit are recorded. We shall not under any circumstances divulge your e-mail address to any person who is not an employee or contractor of ours and who does not need to know, either generally or specifically. This information is used:

2.1. to correspond with you or deal with you as you expect.

2.2. in a collective way not referable to any particular individual, for the purpose of quality control and improvement of our site;

2.3. to send you news about the services to which you have signed up;

2.4. to tell you about other of our services or services of sister web sites, if applicable.

3. Information you post on our website

Information you send to us by either uploading a ‘Submission’ or posting comments; or contributing to a forum or blog, or in your advertisement, is stored on our servers. We do not specifically use that information except to allow it to be read, but you will see in our terms and conditions that we reserve a right to use it in any way we decide. Noting, that you will always retain the copyright to any content posted by you.

4. Website usage information

We may use software embedded in our website (such as Google Analytics) to collect information about which pages you view and how you reach them, what you do when you visit a page, the length of time you remain on the page, and how we perform in providing content to you. We do not presently associate such information with an identifiable person.

5. Financial information relating only to your credit cards

This information is never taken by us either through our website or otherwise. If you are accessing Third Party Advertising or Links (Banners etc), at the point of payment, you should be transferred to a secure page on their website to pay through a reputable service provider. We advise that you check this and are happy with the payment method used by our Third Party Advertisers prior to completing your purchase. Our Website accepts no liability for purchases made through our advertisers or affiliates.

6. Note on padlock symbols and other trust marks

Many companies offer certification and an icon or other small graphic to prove to site visitors that the site is safe. Some certify to a high level of safety. Others are more concerned to take our money than to provide a useful service. We do not handle information about your credit card so do not subscribe to any such service. However, we suggest you assess this notice to judge that we do take your privacy seriously.

7. Third party advertising

Third parties may advertise on our web site. In doing so, those parties, their agents or other companies working for them may use technology that automatically collects your IP address when they send an advertisement that appears on our site to your browser. They may also use other technology such as cookies or JavaScript to personalise the content of, and to measure the performance of their adverts. We do not have control over these technologies or the data that these parties obtain. Accordingly, this privacy notice does not cover the information practices of these third parties.

8. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you visit any web site. They are widely used to make web sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Like all other users of cookies, we may request the return of information from your computer when your browser requests a web page from our server. Cookies enable our web server to identify you to us, and to track your actions and the pages you visit while you use our website. The cookies we use may last for a single visit to our site (they are deleted from your computer when you close your browser), or may remain on your computer until you delete them or until a defined period of time has passed.

Although your browser software enables you to disable cookies, we recommend that you allow the use of cookies in order to take advantage of the features of our website that rely on their use. If you prevent their use, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website. Here are the ways we use cookies:

8.1. to record whether you have accepted the use of cookies on our web site. This is solely to comply with the law. If you have chosen not to accept cookies, we will not use cookies for your visit, but unfortunately, our site will not work well for you.

8.2. to allow essential parts of our web site to operate for you.

8.3. to operate our content management system.

8.4. to operate the online notification forms – i.e. the form that you use to contact us or any author for any reason. This cookie is set on your arrival at our web site and deleted when you close your browser.

8.5. to enhance security on our contact author form. It is set for use only through the contact author form. This cookie is deleted when you close your browser.

8.6. to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to improve your experience of our site and enable us to increase sales. This cookie collects information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from, and the pages they visited.

8.7. to store your personal information so that you do not have to provide it afresh when you visit the site next time. This cookie will last for 90 days.

9. Complaining

When we receive an email complaint, we record all the information you have given to us. We use that information to resolve your complaint. If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and, if we do, what that information is.

We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.

10. Third party content

Our web site is a publishing medium in that anyone may register and then publish content or information about himself or some other person. We do not always moderate or control what is posted. If you complain about any of the content on our web site, we shall investigate your complaint. If we feel it may be justified, we shall remove it while we investigate. Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgement as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who posted the content which offends you. If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we may decide not to correspond with you about it.

11. Content you provide to us

You provide content to us with a view to it being read, copied, downloaded or shared with other people; we accept no responsibility for what that third party may do with it. It is up to you to satisfy yourself about the privacy level of every person who might see your information. If it is available to all the World, you have no control whatever as to how it is used.

12. Contact Author

With your permission we pass your email address and name to other users of Our Website whom we consider may provide services or feedback you would find useful. You may opt out of this service at any time by checking the box (I DO NOT want to be contacted on the above email address (by readers, or potential agents/publishers) – which can be managed under your member profile page / change profile.

13. Information we obtain from third parties

Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we do receive data which is indirectly made up from your personal information, from software services such as Google Analytics. No such information is identifiable to you.

14. Use of site by children

If you are under 18, you may use our site only with consent from a parent or guardian.

15. Disclosure to Government and their agencies. We are subject to the law like everyone else. We may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order.

16. At any time you may review or update the personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by visiting ‘change profile’ on your membership profile page. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information.

17. Sale of your personal information

We do not rent, sell or otherwise disclose any of your information to any person outside of Our Website.

18. Data may be "processed” outside the UK

Our web site is hosted in England, UK. We also use outsourced services in countries outside the EU from time to time in other aspects of our business. Specifically, our technical centre is based in India. Accordingly data obtained within the UK may be "processed” outside the UK and data obtained in any other country may be processed within or outside that country.

19. Compliance with the law

This confidentiality policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every jurisdiction in which we aim to do business. If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your country, we should like to hear from you, but ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website.

20. Removal of your information

If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our web site, you may contact us at help@likemynovel.com. To better safeguard your information, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections to your information.

If you have any question regarding the privacy policy, please contact us on the email addresses provided on our website e: help@likemynovel.com or e: enquiries@likemynovel.com


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