Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Bayou Writers Group will not ask for personal information unless we truly need it (for example to send requested information or contact contest winners.) Nor will we share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our site or protect our rights.
 

It is Bayou Writers Group policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites (including, but not limited to, https://bayouwritersgroup.com).


Information We Collect

 We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our websites, and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect.


Information You Provide to Us

 It’s probably no surprise that we collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:
 

Public Profile Information: If you have a Google account and are logged in when commenting on this website, we may collect the information that you provide for your public profile. For example, if you have a Google account, your name is part of that public profile, along with any other information you put into your public profile. Your public profile is just that—public—so please keep that in mind when deciding what information you would like to include.
 

Communications with Us: You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys or ping us with a question.
 

Information We Collect Automatically


We also collect some information automatically:

 Log Information: Like most online service providers, we collect information that web browsers, mobile devices, and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, IP address, unique device identifiers, language preference, referring site, the date and time of access, operating system, and mobile network information. We collect log information when you use our websites.
 

Usage Information: We collect information about your usage of our websites. For example, we collect information about what happens when you use our websites (e.g., page views, button clicks) along with information about your device (e.g., mobile screen size, name of cellular network, and mobile device manufacturer). We use this information to, for example, provide our websites to you, as well as get insights on how people use our websites, so we can make our websites better.
 

Location Information: We may determine the approximate location of your device from your IP address. We collect and use this information to, for example, calculate how many people visit our website from certain geographic regions.
 

Information from Cookies and Other Technologies: 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. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and e-mails. We use cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help us identify and track visitors, and usage, as well as track and understand e-mail campaign effectiveness and to deliver targeted ads.


How We Use Information

 We use information about you as mentioned above and as follows:

· To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our websites, which helps us improve our content, share relevant information, and even help determine event locations;

· To monitor and protect the security of our websites, detect and prevent fraudulent behavior and other illegal activities and fight spam;

· To communicate with you about new book releases, promotions, and recommendations of other books and media by others we think will be of interest to you, or solicit your feedback; and

· To personalize your experience using our websites, provide content recommendations and serve relevant advertisements.


Sharing Information

How We Share Information

 We do not sell our users’ private personal information.
 

We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
 

Subsidiaries, Employees, and Independent Contractors: We may disclose information about you to our subsidiaries, our employees, and individuals who are our independent contractors that need to know the information in order to help us provide our websites or to process the information on our behalf. We require our subsidiaries, employees, and independent contractors to follow this Privacy Policy for personal information that we share with them.
 

Third Party Vendors: We may share information about you with third party vendors who need to know information about you in order to provide their services to us. This group includes vendors that help us provide our websites to you (like web hosting vendors) and those that help us understand and enhance our websites (like analytics providers). We require vendors to agree to privacy commitments in order to share information with them.
 

As Required by Law: We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request.
 

To Protect Rights and Property: We may disclose information about you when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Bayou Writers Group, third parties, or the public at large. For example, if we have a good faith belief that there is an imminent danger of death or serious physical injury, we may disclose information related to the emergency without delay.
 

With Your Consent: We may share and disclose information with your consent or at your direction. For example, we may share your information with third parties with which you authorize us to do so, such as the social media services that you connect to your site.
 

Aggregated and De-Identified Information: We may share information that has been aggregated or reasonably de-identified, so that the information could not reasonably be used to identify you. For instance, we may publish aggregate statistics about the use of our websites.


Security

 While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so.


Choices

 You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
 

Limit the Information that You Provide: If you choose to comment or publicly interact with the website, you can choose not to login to an account, or limit what information you provide there (which email address, name, etc.). Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our websites may not be accessible.
 

Limit Access to Information On Your Mobile Device: Your mobile device operating system should provide you with the ability to discontinue our ability to collect stored information or location information via our mobile websites. If you do so, you may not be able to use certain features.
 

Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from us. Just follow the instructions in those messages. If you opt out of promotional messages, we may still send you other messages, like those about your contest prizes (if you’re a winner) and legal notices.
 

Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: You can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using our websites, with the drawback that certain features of our websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Other Things You Should Know


Transferring Information

 By accessing or using the websites or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing, transfer, and storage of information in and to the U.S. and other countries, which may have rights and protections that are different from those in your home country.


Ads and Analytics Services Provided by Others

 Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered by advertising networks. Other parties may also provide analytics services via our websites. These ad networks and analytics providers may set tracking technologies (like cookies) to collect information about your use of our websites and across other websites and online services. These technologies allow these third parties to recognize your device to compile information about you or others who use your device. This information allows us and other companies to, among other things, analyze and track usage, determine the popularity of certain content, and deliver advertisements that may be more targeted to your interests. Please note this Privacy Policy only covers the collection of information by Bayou Writers Group and does not cover the collection of information by any third party advertisers or analytics providers.
 

We also use Mailchimp to manage our email list. You can read about their privacy policy here and their cookie policy here.
 

Privacy Policy Changes
 

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Bayou Writers Group may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Bayou Writers Group’s sole discretion. Winona B Cross encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.
 

If you have further questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact us.
 

writer@bayouwritersgrou.com

PO Box 1402

Lake Charles, LA 70602 


 This privacy policy has been adapted from http://chelseamueller.net/privacy-policy/


We sincerely appreciate Chelsea Mueller's invitation to use her policy as a template!