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Privacy Policy

Seattle Writing Contest is a Seattle-based organization with a very simple goal: To host a writing contest, and to host it well.

Among all the moving parts of our operation, we see two as vital in achieving this goal.

We screen all submitted works based on a standard metric. This limits the sway that individual bias might create on our results, helping to ensure reliability and fairness in the screening process.

Once the submissions have been narrowed down to the finalists, we send them off to invited finalist judges, who are often times professionals in the literary industry:

Information Collection and Use

Normal Browsing

You may browse www.seattlewritingcontest.com normally, while still subject to our Website Terms of Use, without revealing any personal information beyond basic log data. Log data refers to your IP address, pages visited, and the date and time of activity, which is automatically collected by our server. This log data is used to measure and analyze site traffic, in hopes of increasing the quality of experience for visitors.

Information Provided upon Registration

Site visitors must provide personally identifiable information such as name, date of birth, mailing address, billing address, billing information, email, phone or cellphone number, and any other information you decide to share with us, in order to use certain features of our website. The most notable features which would require such information are account creation, contest entry, and newsletter email lists. This information is used primarily to organize and facilitate all the necessary functions of requested site features for the requesting visitor. Contact information relating specifically and only to name, email, contact numbers, and or mailing address may be used to notify individuals of upcoming events, deadlines, contest results, and or products and services. You may choose to unsubscribe to the use of your contact information by notifying us at our Contact Us page. Additional information, such as submitted bodies of work or pen names, are collected from contest entrants. Contest entrants must also abide by our Contest Terms and Conditions

Cookies

Like most other sites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data, and to improve our services to you. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer or mobile device. Seattle Writing Contest will primarily use cookies to better understand how you interact with our site, in order to have its given features intelligently anticipate your requested functionality to either ease load time or just create a more pleasant visitor experience. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but many can be configured to decline cookies or notify you of any incoming cookies. Our site can be accessed without the use of cookies, however, some features may not function properly.

Third-Parties and Affiliates

Seattle Writing Contest uses a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting blogs, and to help us understand and improve the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your device as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP address, and will be subject to the privacy policy and practices of such third parties’. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of such third parties’ and, therefore, reviewing the privacy practices and policies of such third parties’ prior to providing your personally identifiable information in connection with such products and/or services, is recommended and prudent.

Additional Disclosures

Law Enforcement

Seattle Writing Contest cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Company or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law. We urge all contest entrants to review the Contest Terms and Conditions, and severely urge against any and all forms of plagiarism. Seattle Writing Contest takes all counts of plagiarism very seriously, and reserves the right to disclose any personal information to necessary authorities of individuals found in violation.

Modification or Request of Information

Seattle Writing Contest strives to accurately maintain any information you have shared with us. If you would like to modify or request your visitor information, please submit a query identifying yourself, and the specific disclosed informations at our Contact Us page. In the same manner, you can also reach us by mail at, 1425 Broadway #478, Seattle, WA 98125.

Business Transfers and or Policy Change

We may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets, including your personally identifiable information, in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if the new entity’s planned processing of your information differs materially from that set forth in this Privacy Policy. We may, from time to time, make changes to our Privacy Policy, based on your comments and our need to reflect accurately our data collection and disclosure practices. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, notification will be posted on our site.

Policy Towards Children

Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please Contact Us. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information. You can find additional resources for parents and teens here.

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