This is important; we hope you will take time to read it carefully.
What is Personal Information?
"Personal Information" is any information that can identify you. This may include, but is not limited to, your name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, age, gender, marital status, health information, financial status, credit card information and credit history.
What do we collect and Why do we use it?
If you’re just browsing our Site, we don’t collect any Personal Information about you. In order for you to create an account with Writer’s Outlet and use our Services, we need to collect and process some Personal Information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:
What we collect:
Information that is necessary for the use of our Services, such as your username, email address, date of birth, and password.
If you register for Writer’s Outlet via third parties like Facebook and Google, they send us information that is necessary for your use of our Services, such as your name, email address, gender and birthdate.
Information you choose to give to us, such as your real name, gender, and location.
Information we automatically collect from your use of our Services, including:
- IP address
- Device information
- Browser type
- Operating system
- Pages visited
- Actions performed
We treat the personal information above as private by default, so it won’t be displayed on the Site (unless you choose to publicly display applicable information via your account settings), revealed to other Writer’s Outlet users, or rented or sold to anyone unless the data has been anonymized.
Except for your email address, which is required to create your Writer’s Outlet account, you can always opt not to disclose any Personal Information to us, but then you may be unable to use certain features on the Services.
Why do you ask for my date of birth?
If you are a parent or guardian and learn that your minor child has provided us with Personal Information without your consent, please contact us using the details below.
We have an adults only section and require that the user be 18 or older.
Why do we collect and use your email?
We use email as an important way to communicate with you. You can manage your email notification preferences, such as messages and follower alerts, by adjusting your preferences in the Notifications section of your account Settings. Please note that in all cases you will continue to receive all system e-mails (e.g. those regarding forgotten user passwords) and legal notices (e.g. updates to our policies) from us.
What can other Writer’s Outlet users see?
Our Services are designed to help you share information with the Writer’s Outlet community. Any personal information that you voluntarily choose to include in a publicly accessible area of the Service will be available to anyone who has access to that content (including other Writer’s Outlet users), such as your username, name, the description you create, and your location, as well as the messages you post, whether on your profile, or to other users, and the lists you create, people you follow, stories you write, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services.
We may use this information to make inferences, like what topics you may be interested in, to develop new products and services for the Writer’s Outlet community, and to customize the content we show you, including ads. Our default is almost always to make the information you provide through Wattpad public to the rest of the Writer’s Outlet community, but we generally give you features, like direct messages, to make the information more private if you want.
How do we share your Personal Information?
We may share your Personal Information with third-party service providers, but only where it’s necessary to provide any of the Services to you (e.g., email providers, server providers, etc.). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the Services, we require that they protect your Personal Information to the same standards we do.
We do not and will not release, rent or sell your Personal Information, except in the following very limited situations:
- To comply with an applicable law (including investigations of any crime), regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request;
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of Writer’s Outlet, our users, or the public;
Where do we store your Personal Information?
Our Services are mainly provided from our offices in India. However, Personal Information that you submit through the Services may be transferred to countries other than where you reside (for example, to our servers in the United States) for processing and storage. In addition, our third party service providers also may process or store your Personal Information on servers outside your country, including in the US.
By using any of the Services, or submitting any Personal Information via the Services, you authorize Writer's Outlet and its authorized service providers to use and process your Personal Information in these countries. Please be aware that the privacy protections and the rights of authorities and Government agencies to access your personal information in some of these countries may not be equivalent to those in your country.
Access to your personal information
If you wish to access any Personal Information that we hold about you, or request that we correct or delete the Personal Information that we hold about you, you may contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org We will comply with such requests to the extent required by law or our policies, and subject to any limitations in our systems.
To access, modify or delete the Personal Information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile.
How does Writer’s Outlet protect my Personal Information?
We are continuously implementing and updating physical, organizational, contractual and technological security measures to protect your Personal Information from loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. They only employees who are granted access to your Personal Information are those with a business “need-to-know” or whose duties reasonably require such information. On all Writer’s Outlet platforms, we support encryption on all transmissions to protect Personal Information submitted on our Site.
What happens to your Personal Information when you leave Writer’s Outlet?
If you close your account, it will be deactivated immediately. When your account is deactivated, it is not viewable on Writer’s Outlet.
We may share non-personal information publicly and with various third parties like publishers or advertisers. For example, we may share information with advertisers or publicly to show trends about the general use of our Services.
Content Upload Policy
The content - Images, Videos or Text you upload to the Writers Outlet website, whether from your own device or from a cloud-based hosting service, including any data, text, graphic, audio and audio-visual files, may include personally identifiable information. The content that you upload and designate as public, will be accessible to others.
Images, Audio & Videos Policy
Users are allowed the file upload in the App for creating user writings, books with the chapters. For this We are allowing the image files with .png, .jpg, for audio .mp3 & videos .mp4 extension. Users can upload images in the App! The content that you upload are designate as public, will be accessible to others.
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