privacy policy

privacy policy

The Writer’s Hub is committed to respecting your right to privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the websites offered by The Writer’s Hub, (collectively, the “Services”), including but not limited to www.thewritershub.org. This Privacy Policy is to inform our customers and users of our website how we collect, use and disclose personal information.

Your initial and continued use of this website indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify or update this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy please do not use this website. Please note that our online information collection and use practices may differ from our practices regarding information obtained offline. Please check this page periodically for any modifications or changes. The effective date of the modified or updated Privacy Policy is located at the bottom of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this website on or after the effective date of any such modification or update signifies your acceptance of such modification or update.

What Personal Information do we collect from you? How do we use it?

“Personal Information” is information about an identifiable individual and includes your name, home address, telephone number, email address, credit card information, and age. It does not include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organisation. It also does not apply to information that is publicly available (e.g. your name when linked to a work in which you hold the rights). At various times throughout our website or through other dealings with The Writer’s Hub, you may be asked to voluntarily provide us with Personal Information; for example, if you wish to obtain information or services from us or use our online tools and portals (“online systems”).You may also be asked to provide, or you may choose to upload, attachments of your written works in order to participate in The Writer’s Hub’s competitions. The Writer’s Hub has prominently placed a hypertext link to this Privacy Policy on all of its WebPages including those on which Personal Information is collected.

The Writer’s Hub collects and uses your Personal Information in the following ways, and for the purposes described below:

  • Notices of Events. With your consent, we may use your email address to send you an email newsletter and occasionally to send you emails about news or events related to our services and activities.
  • Member’s Page.With your consent, we may share your name, telephone number, and email address on the Member’s Page of The Writer’s Hub’s website. This information will only be accessible by other members and The Writer’s Hub’s team.
  • Respond to Enquiries.We may use your email address to respond to any enquires you send us.
  • Submissions for Competitions.With your consent, we may request that you upload attachments of your work. The Writer’s Hub shares your submissions to its trusted judges. The Writer’s Hub does not own nor offer legal rights to the entries submitted for the competitions.

What information do we collect and use from your computer?

The Writer’s Hub does not collect any Personal Information from visitors who merely access or browse our website. However, the following information about our visitors' computers, web browsers and Internet service providers is automatically collected and stored when visitors access or browse our website:

  • the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, which is a number automatically assigned to your computer by your own Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • the IP Address of your ISP;
  • your browser and platform type (e.g. a Chrome browser on a Windows platform);
  • the date and time you accessed our website.
  • the sections of the website you visited, as well as the pages read and the images viewed and
  • the content that you downloaded from the website.

It is our policy not to link the above information to any information that can identify you. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and for systems administration purposes. Your IP address may be used in an aggregate manner to gather broad demographic information, giving The Writer’s Hub an idea of which parts of the site users are looking at, so that we may improve the site to better suit users' needs. It is our policy not to link IP addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our website.

Our cookie policy

Allowing us to create a cookie does not give us access to the rest of your computer and we will not use cookies to track your online activity once you leave our website. Cookies are read only by the server that placed them, and are unable to execute any code or virus.

There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your web browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time. However, at no time is your Personal Information, whether stored in persistent cookies or elsewhere, shared with third parties who have no right to that information.

A cookie is a small text file that enables our website to save and retrieve information. We use session ID cookies to track usage patterns and deliver customized content to users. You can set your browser to detect and reject cookies or flush them from your browser by adjusting your web browser preferences, in which case you may still use our Services, but certain features of www.thewritershub.org and services may not function properly. For example, you may need to re-register with us every time you visit our website to participate in certain promotions and other offers. To enjoy the website to the full we recommend you leave cookies switched on .

Right to access your Personal Information

You have the right to access all Personal Information that we have collected from you and that we retain on file, and you may choose to update, modify or delete this information at any time by contacting us by email at: writershub.kw@hotmail.com.

There is no fee for you to access your Personal Information.

Disclosure of Personal Information

The Writer’s Hub does not sell, trade, rent, share or give away any of your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes. Nor do we disclose your Personal Information to any third parties without your express consent, unless a limited disclosure of your Personal Information is necessary to fulfil a service that you have requested from us.

The Writer’s Hub will disclose your Personal Information in the Following Manner and for the Following Purposes

Designated employees of Access Copyright or The Writer’s Hub have access to your Personal Information for the purposes identified above. Certain contractors of Access Copyright or The Writer’s Hub will have access to your Personal Information in order to maintain this website. All Access Copyright and The Writer’s Hub contractors are bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy and are familiar with the procedures that must be taken to safeguard your Personal Information.

In certain limited and discrete circumstances recognized by federal privacy law we may be required to disclose your Personal Information without your consent, for example, if the disclosure is required to comply with an order made by a court or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information.

Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

The Writer’s Hub does not sell, trade, rent, share or give away any of your Personal Information to third parties for marketing purposes. Nor do we disclose your Personal Information to any third parties without your express consent, unless a limited disclosure of your Personal Information is necessary to fulfil a service that you have requested from us. For example, we disclose your Personal Information to the financial institution that processes your credit card information or payment transaction.

Retention of your Personal Information

We retain your Personal Information only as long as is required for the reasons it was collected. This depends on the nature of the services we are providing to you or the nature of the request you have made.

Links to Websites Owned by Third Parties

We are not responsible for any information: (a) you disclose to websites that you access through a link on The Writer’s Hub’s website; or (b) the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any linked websites before you use them or disclose your Personal Information online.

The Writer’s Hub encourages and appreciates links in your own WebPages to https://thewritershub.org/. Permission is expressly granted to any person who wishes to place a link in his or her or its own website to https://thewritershub.org/. In the event we contact you and request the link be removed, you agree to comply with that request promptly. As a courtesy, if you link to or otherwise include https://thewritershub.org/ on your website, please let us know and create any link to our home page only.

Our security measures

This website is equipped with standard security measures to ensure that your Personal Information is secure from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Given the evolving nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will be sufficient to protect your Personal Information; however, we will maintain all safeguards we deem reasonably necessary in order to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of your Personal Information.

Policies for Children under the Age of 13

The Services are not directed to children under the age of 13. To register for a user account for the Services, you must be 13 years of age or older. You may not register for a user account for the Services if you are under 13 years of age.

Note to Parents: The Writer’s Hub does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13, and please instruct your children to never provide personal information on this website or any other web site without your permission. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) requires web sites that know that visitors to their site may be under the age of 13 to follow specific Federal Trade Commission rules. In our attempt to fully comply with these rules, we would like you to know that, The Writer’s Hub will not knowingly collect or solicit any personally identifiable offline contact information or personal online contact information from children under the age of 13. No information should be submitted to the Services by children under 13 years of age.

If you have concerns about the Services, or if you believe that your child under 13 has gained access to our Services, please contact us at writershub.kw@hotmail.com.

Questions, comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy?

We want to hear from you if you have any questions or comments or concerns about our Privacy Policy or the handling of your Personal Information. Please contact us by email at: writershub.kw@hotmail.com.

Last updated on April 4. 19