Outskirts Press privacy and general data protection policy
Privacy/Age PolicyThis privacy pledge discloses how Outskirts Press, Inc. handles personal information collected by Outskirts Press, which includes full compliance with all general data protection regulations. Any user outside of the United States hereby verifies that they are 18 years of age or older and freely gives specific, informed and unambiguous indication that he or she, by registering for a free Publishing Center account, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her as outlined below. Persons within the United States may be 13-17 years of age provided they have the permission of their legal guardian; otherwise over the age of 18.
Personal information is information like your name, address, email address, or phone number (like, for instance, ours is 888-672-6657), as well as additional information that is not otherwise publicly available.
Outskirts Press may collect personal information when you register for a Publishing Center, when you click on a Pay-per-Click ad paid for by Outskirts Press, or when you participate in the publishing process through the Outskirts Press website.
Outskirts Press collects information about your transactions with us through your use of the services that we offer. We do not purchase any personal data from other companies nor do we profile the personal data you provide to us. If you wish to withdraw your consent, it is your responsibility to do so and you can unsubscribe at any time from the emails being provided to you by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every email. You must also cease using this website. If you have not made any purchase from Outskirts Press, you may email email@example.com at any time to request that we delete your data if you wish to have your data removed and no longer wish to access the Outskirts Press website.
Our website host automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser settings, and pages requested. Outskirts Press also writes a cookie to your computer. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer. Outskirts Press will write and access Outskirts Press cookies on your computer to facilitate your log-in process or to track your affiliate referrals. The information linked by the cookie is only your user ID number. We do not link to or store any other personally identifiable information to the cookie. We use both session ID cookies (for the shopping cart) and persistent cookies (for the Publishing Center and Affiliate program). You can manually delete cookies at any time by following the directions given in your Internet browser's Help file. Server logs from your browser, including your IP address, browser settings, and page requests may be kept through perpetuity, however we only use this specific type of personal information to facilitate your experience on our website.
Outside of the exceptions above Outskirts Press uses personal information to:
* fulfill your requests for products and services
* contact you
* offer author support either via the Author Services (pre-publication) support program or the Marketing COACH (post-publication) support program. As a registered participant of this program, Outskirts Press may send e-mails containing publishing or promotion information geared toward helping you make decisions regarding publication and marketing.
In order to publish through Outskirts Press, you will need to create a Publishing Center account. When you register for an account, we will ask for your first name and email address. This is the only required information prior to becoming a paying customer of Outskirts Press, although optional personal information includes your last name, mailing address, and phone number. Once you register for a Publishing Center account, you are not anonymous to us. You can edit your account information at any time, including changing or removing your last name, address, phone number. You may also change or edit your email address or password at any time.
When you begin the publishing process with your deposit or full package fee, we will ask for your full name, billing address, and phone number. We will also ask for payment information (credit card number) and your billing address. This information is securely processed through Thawte secure certification and is encrypted through secure socket layer (SSL) technology for your protection.
We never keep your credit card information on file or stored online. Every time you purchase, you will need to re-enter your credit card number. This is for your protection and security. Additionally, when you order books, we will request your delivery address for the purposes of calculating your shipping fees and for the purposes of delivering your order.
In order to receive royalty checks, you will have to maintain an accurate postal address in your author's center, including your full name name, address, and phone number.
Your royalties may be subject to US tax laws. Therefore, in order to receive payment, you will need to provide either your SSN, TIN, or EIN for the sole purpose of our issuing a 1099 form reporting your annual earnings.
If you are not a US taxpayer, you will be required to complete a W8 form declaring your exemption.
We limit employee and contractor access to your personal information. For example, only the accounting department has access to your tax information.
Outside of what is described above, Outskirts Press does not share your personal information with other people or nonaffiliated companies nor to any third country or international organization, although we may need to disclose your personal information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law. Additionally, we may need to disclose your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of our production and distribution agreement. Lastly, we would need to share your personal information in the event Outskirts Press is acquired by or merged with another company.
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.
This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Outskirts Press, Inc. does not own or control, nor to people that Outskirts Press does not employ.
Pledge of Confidentiality
Since 2002, Outskirts Press has been entrusted with thousands and thousands of manuscripts by thousands and thousands of authors. Our company and brand integrity depend upon maintaining the confidentiality of each manuscript we review and maintaining the trust of each writer we work with. As such, Outskirts Press pledges that the manuscript(s) and other materials you submit for publication will not be used, copied, sold, assigned, shared, or disclosed for any other reason outside of the services you specifically request from Outskirts Press. Outskirts Press further pledges that you, as the author of said work, retain 100% of the rights and copyrights to 100% of your manuscript and materials.
Please maintain possession of your original manuscript and materials while only providing us with digital copies or photocopies. Unless otherwise specified by you, Outskirts Press assumes all materials we receive are digital and/or photocopies of the original work.
The Site is offered and available to users who are either a) at least 18 years of age; or b) at least 13 years of age and accessing the Site with the participation of a parent or legal guardian who is over the age of 18. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Site.
The Site, including, but not limited to, all information, software or HTML code, scripts, text, artwork, photography, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof and all intellectual property associated with the foregoing (collectively, the "Content") are the sole property of Outskirts Press and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. All Content is provided as a service to users of the Site.
All trademarks, trade names, brand names, logos and images, service marks and trade dress displayed on the Site (collectively, "Marks") are the property of Outskirts Press and Outskirts Press retains all rights regarding their use.
Linking to Social Media Features
The Site may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
• Link to or from certain third-party websites to certain content on the Site.
• Send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Site.
• Cause limited portions of content on the Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites.
Limitation of Liability
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
User Data Deletion
Authors can email firstname.lastname@example.org to request that their data be removed if they no longer wish to access the Outskirts Press website.