Last updated: August 20, 2021
Writeside.com is intended as a combination of writer’s notebook and cultural and political reportage. Consider it a public journal for trying times. If you’re interested in writing and the creative process, or what’s going on in the country and the world at large, then you should find the site interesting. We value your privacy and ours, and we collect minimal information about our visitors and subscribers.
Writeside.com operates this website. This section informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information we receive from users of the site.
We use your personal information only to communicate with you. By using the site, you agree to the voluntary collection and use of information in accordance with this policy, i.e., by providing your email address. Again, please note that providing your email address in order to receive notifications from our site is completely voluntary.
Information Collection And Use
While using our site, we offer you the opportunity to subscribe by providing your email address. Personally identifiable information is limited to this email address.
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our site (“log data”).
This log data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. With the exception of the IP address, this data is anonymous—it is not linked to any personal information, including your email address if you have provided one.
We use Google Analytics to collect, monitor and analyze site information. Again, the only “personal” information collected is an IP address, which can easily be blocked by using a VPN.
We use the email addresses of our subscribers to send notice of new Writeside.com posts. Subscribers may unsubscribe at any time.
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
The security of your personal information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your email address, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.