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PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy governs The Mary Sue.com.

Information Collection

The Mary Sue may collect information from its users at any point on the site. The Mary Sue, LLC. (“The Mary Sue”), a Delaware Corporation, is the sole owner of the information collected on The Mary Sue.com whether accessed via a web browser, a mobile device, a non-browser application, or email.

Comments and Posts

The Mary Sue users can choose to write comments or posts on the site. To leave a comment, users must submit a valid email address. The Mary Sue uses this information to screen out users who leave comments that violate its terms and conditions of use. The Mary Sue does not share user information with any other organization.

Newsletters

The Mary Sue offers email newsletters. Users who subscribe to the The Mary Sue newsletter will receive regular email updates about new content and features.

To sign up to receive regular emails, users must submit information including a valid email address. The Mary Sue does not share contact or personal information with any other organization. This information can be used in aggregate form to assess general user interest in various internal and third-party products and services, and your personal and contact information will not be passed to any other organization. The Mary Sue may periodically email you messages about products and services that we think may be of interest to you. We may also produce contests, sweepstakes and special events with the support of promotional partners. Information collected by our Sites in conjunction with such events may also be used for the marketing of additional services and events by the Sites and/or their promotional partners. In the instance that there is a conflict between this privacy policy and the rules or policies applicable to a special event, the rules and policies associated with the special event shall govern. You can choose not to receive such messages in the future by following the “unsubscribe” instructions located near the bottom of each e-mail.

Cookies

The Mary Sue may use cookies. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. We may use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. Session ID cookies terminate as soon as the user closes the browser. A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user’s hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help instructions.

Third-Party Cookies

The Mary Sue uses third-party advertising companies to serve ads and collect information when you visit The Mary Sue.com. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. Third-party advertisers’ use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. The Mary Sue has no access to or control over these cookies once we have given permission for them to set cookies for advertising. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Log Files

Like most websites, our servers use log files. These log file records include Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. The Mary Sue uses this information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information. The Mary Sue may use a tracking utility that uses log files to analyze user movement.

Legal Disclaimer

Though The Mary Sue makes every effort to preserve user privacy, it may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein The Mary Sue has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process.

Business Transitions

In the event The Mary Sue goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of a portion of its assets, users’ personal information may be part of the assets transferred.

Links

The Mary Sue publishes links to other sites. Please be aware that The Mary Sue is not responsible for the privacy practices orcontent of such other sites. The Mary Sue encourages its users to be aware when they leave The Mary Sue and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement
applies solely to information collected by The Mary Sue.

Third-Party Advertising

The advertisements appearing on The Mary Sue are delivered to users with a third-party ad server. Information about a user’s visit to The Mary Sue.com, such as number of times they have viewed an advertisement (but not username, date ofbirth, or any other personal information) is used to serve ads to users on this site.

Information Collected Through Third-Party Sources

This type of information is collected anonymously by approved third-party partners (such as online marketing firms, research companies, social media companies, ad targeting firms, and other partners). None of the information collected by these sources contains any personally identifying information. This type of information includes, but is not limited to:

  • Demographic information (gender, age, HHI, job title, interests, etc.)
  • Advertising information (clicks, interactions, post-impression performance data)
  • Social networking information (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Research information (data collected from partners)

  

Children Under 13

The Mary Sue is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on The Mary Sue. The Mary Sue does not knowingly target advertising to or collection information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not use or provide information on The Mary Sue. If The Mary Sue learns it has collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, the information will be deleted.

Visitors from outside the United States

The Mary Sue’s offices are located in the United States. If you visit the site from another country, please be aware that information you provide to us or that we obtain as a result of your use of the site may be processed in and transferred to the United States and will be subject to U.S. law. U.S. privacy and data protection laws may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence.

Notification of Changes

Whenever The Mary Sue changes its privacy policy, it will post those changes to this privacy statement.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact info@TheMarySue.com.

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