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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
YOUR RIGHTS AS A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT
Residents of California have the right to request from us certain information with respect to the types of personal information we share with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To exercise your rights, you may make one request each year by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request should specify your full name and the email address you used when submitting personal information to us.
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.
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