Information We Collect and How We Use It
Browsing Pubslush. You can read Submissions and User comments without creating a Pubslush account.
Creating an account and logging in. For some activities on Pubslush, such as posting a Submission, posting a User comment, or Funding a Submission (see below), you will need to set up an account on Pubslush and log in to our Service. When you sign up for a Pubslush account, you provide us with your email address, password and date of birth (or a certification that you are over the age of 13). We will also ask for your email address if you wish to sign up for our newsletter.
Additional personal information that we collect from Authors. If you are an Author, and wish to have the ability to post Submissions, you will be required to provide additional information. That information may include the following: your legal name (although only your first name and first initial of your last name will be viewable to other Users of the site), other biographical information, a personal photograph, your manuscript and other supporting information. Upon completion of a successful Fundraising Campaign, we will contact Authors to request their account information for payment via ACH Wire Transfer. Providing this additional information is optional for Users that are not Authors.
Content. Our Service is primarily designed to enable Authors to find an audience for their works. By enabling Submissions and User comments, we create a forum for the Author to do just that. Any Content posted to the site, including Submissions and User comments are collected and saved by Pubslush.
Information Collected by Authorized Third Parties
Service providers and other authorized third parties. Pubslush engages certain trusted third parties to provide services to us, and to help us understand the use of our Service, such as Google Analytics. These services may collect and record information generated by your use of the Service, such as your IP address, browser type, time spent on site, how you linked to the site and what sites you link to after you leave, searches, pages visited, pages commented on, and payments made.
When you make a payment. As a User, you will have the opportunity to "Fund" a Submission. This means, that you can make a payment towards the publication of a Submission. All payments will be processed via www.authorize.net will store all Funding information, including the amounts that a User funds, the Submissions that a User funds, and a User's payment information. The details of transactions or payments you make on Pubslush will also be stored on Google Analytics.
How We Share and Disclose Information
To respond to legal requests and prevent harm. We may disclose your information if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the intellectual property rights of others to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect Pubslush's rights or property.
"Shares". If a User clicks a "Share" link or button, the User will have the opportunity to introduce others to Pubslush. You can "Share" a link to Pubslush via email, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, MySpace, Digg, AIM, MSN Messenger, and other services. All "Share" links are User generated.
Statistical Data. We will be collecting the following User data to share with Authors about their Supporters: (1) how you found our Service (via direct link, search, or click through); (2) your age; (3) your gender; and (4) your location. This information will be collected and used exclusively for the purpose of statistical analysis.
How You Can Change or Remove Information
Editing your profile. You may change or update your profile information at any time by going to your profile page and clicking "Edit My Profile." Information will be updated immediately.
Deleting your account. If you wish to delete your account, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will promptly remove your account from our system. When you delete an account, it is permanently deleted from Pubslush. You should only delete your account if you are certain you never want to reactivate it. If you are an Author, as described in our Terms of Service, you may not delete your account at any time within the period of one hundred and twenty days of posting a Submission as described in the Terms of Service.
How We Protect Information
Password protected portions of the site. All password protected sections of the website, the administrative and User accounts, are encrypted with standard security measures. All User profiles and payment screens are password protected.
Our Policy Towards Children
No information from children under age 13. If you are under age 13, please do not attempt to register for a Pubslush account or provide any personal information about yourself to us. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from a child under age 13, please contact us at email@example.com.
Changes to This Policy
Updated July 6, 2012