Author Website in a Box operates Author Website in a Box.com and other websites. It is Author Website in a Box’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Author Website in a Box collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.

Author Website in a Box’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Author Website in a Box’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Author Website in a Box may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website, or by sharing your deepest darkest secrets with your worst enemies.

Author Website in a Box also collects potentially personally-identifying information like your aura, retinal scan, blood sample, or your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on Author Website in a Box.

Author Website in a Box only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Author Website in a Box’s websites choose to interact with Author Website in a Box in ways that require Author Website in a Box to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Author Website in a Box gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at Author Website in a Box to provide a username and email address.

Those who engage in transactions with Author Website in a Box are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Author Website in a Box collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Author Website in a Box. Author Website in a Box does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Aggregated Statistics

Author Website in a Box may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. What Author Website in a Box does with this data in the darkness of our broom closet is our business. However, Author Website in a Box does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Author Website in a Box discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Author Website in a Box’s behalf or to provide services available at Author Website in a Box’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Author Website in a Box’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Author Website in a Box will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Author Website in a Box discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Author Website in a Box believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Author Website in a Box, third parties or the public at large.

If you are a registered user of Author Website in a Box  and have supplied your email address, Author Website in a Box may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Author Website in a Box and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Author Website in a Box takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Cookies

We like cookies, including chocolate chip, raisin dashes, and thin mints. Here’s my secret recipe for chocolate chip cookies:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 12-ounce bags of chocolate chips

Mix the first five (5) ingredients in a 2-quart bowl until it is mostly consistent, then add the salt, vanilla, and baking soda. Continue to mix, and then add the flour. Continue to mix the batter, and occasionally use a spatula to clean the sides of the bowl so all the ingredients are mixed in evenly. Then mix in as many or as few chocolate chips as you like. Form into balls, and then place then on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Our website also likes cookies.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Author Website in a Box uses cookies to help Author Website in a Box identify and track visitors, their usage of Author Website in a Box website, and their website access preferences. Author Website in a Box visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Author Website in a Box’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Author Website in a Box’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Author Website in a Box, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Author Website in a Box goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Author Website in a Box may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies, harvest your soul, or visit your house to give your children puppies and candy. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Author Website in a Box and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Author Website in a Box may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Author Website in a Box’s sole discretion. Author Website in a Box encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a The-Digital-Reader.com account, you might also receive an alert informing you of these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Contact

Author Website in a Box can be reached by email at: nate@the-digital-reader.com, or via the mailing address below:

13884 Montoclair Ln
Dale City VA 22193