Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Information We Collect

We collect information necessary to operate and improve our writing competition website. This information may include:

  • Your name and contact information, such as email address, when you register for the competition or subscribe to updates.
  • Information you provide when submitting entries, including your stories and related content.
  • Technical information, such as IP address, browser type, and device information, to ensure the proper functioning of our website and for security purposes.

How We Use Your Information

We use the collected information for the following purposes:

  • To administer the writing competition, including entry management and prize distribution.
  • To communicate with participants regarding competition updates, results, and future events.
  • To enhance and personalize your experience on our platform.
  • To comply with legal obligations and enforce our competition rules.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance your experience on our website. Cookies are small data files stored on your device that help us improve our site functionality and understand how our site is used.

Specifically, we use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered is used to create reports about the use of our website.

You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies if you wish. For more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Data Security

We take the security of your information seriously and have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your data from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

Your Rights and Choices

You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information. You can delete your account at any time, which will erase your personal information from our site (but not you contest/story related information such as how your story scored in a contest). Some data may be retained as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. Any changes will be promptly posted on this page. We encourage you to review our privacy policy regularly to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of our services following any changes to this policy will constitute your acceptance of such changes.