Last updated on December 16, 2016
This Notice does not apply to any offline collection of information.
This Notice explains what information we collect, and how use, share and protect your information.
We collect personal information when you give us permission.
When you sign up for an account on Pronoun, you voluntarily provide us with your name and email address, and password, aka personal information. We use the term “personal information” herein to mean any information or combination of information that we collect or use by or through our Site that identifies you personally.
You may also voluntarily provide us with personal and non-personal information in the manuscript that you upload onto the Site.
Later on, you may provide us with your PayPal account information to receive payment, if applicable.
You might also give us your Facebook or Twitter name so that we can help you promote your book.
We collect usage information when you access Pronoun.
As with most websites on the internet, some information gets created and recorded by us automatically when you access Pronoun.
This usage information includes information about your operating system, your IP addresses, device, browser type and language, referring and exit pages and URLs, date and time, what sections of the website you visit, how much time you spend on particular pages, information obtained from cookies that have been placed on your device or internet browser at our Site, demographic information, and aggregated information. We may supplement the information we collect from you with information we receive about you from other sources.
We may also allow our service providers to automatically collect usage information on our behalf.
We collect performance information when you publish on Pronoun.
When you publish on Pronoun, we will collect data about the performance of your ebooks, including but not limited to, number of ebooks sold, pricing and number of reviews received.
We do not collect information from children under 13.
This Site is not intended for use by anyone under the age of thirteen, and we do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of thirteen.
If you are under the age of thirteen, please do not use this Site or submit any information. If you are under the age of 18, please review this Notice with your parent or guardian before submitting any information to us.
When warranted, we may use your personal, usage, and performance information to create and manage your account, offer and provide products, services and information to you, communicate with you to respond to your requests, questions or comments, send you updates, pay you money, enable you to participate in promotions, contests, or sweepstakes, interact with your social media accounts, operate, evaluate and improve our business, perform data analyses and other processing, protect against, identify and prevent fraud and other criminal activity, claims and other liabilities, and comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.
We may also use your information to customize your experience on the Site (for example, using cookies, web beacons and other automated means) to recognize your computer when you visit the Site which among other things takes note of where you left off in creating a book, tracks you as you navigate the Site, improves the Site’s usability, analyzes use of the Site, manages the Site, and personalizes the Site. We also use this information to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer our Site, and gather demographic information about our users.
We also may provide some of your information on a confidential basis to companies who perform services on our behalf and need personal information to perform those services, such as sending emails for us, managing our customer databases or providing customer or technical support, or processing data.
We may share the information you provide with companies that are related to us through common ownership (“related companies”). Related companies are required to maintain personal information in compliance with all applicable laws as well as this Notice.
We may also use the information we obtain about you in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
You may be able to purchase or use third party applications (through our Site or otherwise) which are compatible and/or packaged with our products or services, e.g., Canva. Information may be shared between us and the provider of such third party application in order to enable certain functionalities or depending on the settings you choose. We will maintain any information we receive through such third party in accordance with this Notice. However, we are not responsible for the actions of such third party as it pertains to information that is shared with or by such third party which shall be governed by such third party’s own privacy policies.
We disclose information if required to by law, to prevent harm or if we sell or transfer our business.
We may disclose information about you, including personal information (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process (such as subpoenas or court orders), (ii) in response to requests by government agencies, such as law enforcement authorities, (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity, (iv) to protect or defend our rights, the Site, or our users, and (v) to protect the personal safety of us our users, or the public. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you, including personal information, in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets (including in the event of a reorganization, dissolution or liquidation). We cannot guarantee such entity will have the same privacy practices or follow the practices described in this Notice.
We may also disclose your information if we have reason to believe you are interfering with someone else’s rights, property, or safety.
We use your information to improve Pronoun.
We may use your personal, usage, and performance information to make Pronoun better. Your information helps us understand how we can improve our offerings.
We may combine your information with others’ in a form that does not identify anyone personally, and we may share such aggregate data (in blog posts, presentations, etc.) to educate and inform.
More details about online tracking
Our Site uses two kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies exist only for as long as your browser remains open. Once you close your browser, they are deleted. Persistent cookies, in contrast, last beyond each visit to the Site and remain on your hard drive after you close your browser. The cookies used on the Site include those that are strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies) and remember your choices (functionality cookies), and for visitors to our catalog Sites, cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising (described more below).
We may use the information we obtain from cookies for the following purposes:
We also may use “web beacons” on some of our Sites. A web beacon, also known as a pixel tag or clear GIF, may be used to transmit information collected through cookies to our service providers’ servers, such as the server of Google Adwords. These web beacons enable our service providers to compile information about your browsing activity on the Site. We do not share with third parties (other than our service providers), personal information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without your express permission.
We also use third-party web analytics services on our Site, such as Google Analytics and Mixpanel. These service providers help us analyze how users use our Site. The information collected for this purpose (including your IP address and other information collected by automated means) will be disclosed to or collected directly by these service providers. These service providers may retain and use Anonymous Information collected from users of our Site in connection with their own businesses, including in order to improve their products and services. To learn more about opting out of data collection through Google Analytics and Mixpanel, click the links below:
These Sites are not designed to respond to “do not track” signals received from browsers.
To protect your personal information, we apply administrative, technical, and physical security measures. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be absolutely secure, and we disclaim any representation or warranty that our information security systems or those of our service providers and joint marketers are absolutely invulnerable to breach or compromise.
There is some information we do not protect or control.
Our Site may contain links to external websites. These may include, for example, some of the blogs you may access through our Site. These websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with us. Information you submit through these third party websites will be subject to their respective privacy notices. We suggest you review their respective privacy notices to understand how they may collect, use, and share your information. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the maintenance or content of any external sites, any use of those websites, or their privacy practices.
About marketing & your choices
We give you the option of requesting that we not use your information for marketing purposes, or share your information with related companies for their own marketing purposes. Click here to send us an e-mail with your name and e-mail address(es), if you do not want us to use your information for marketing purposes, or share your information with related companies for their own marketing purposes.
Please be aware that we are able to process an opt-out request only for a specific e-mail address. So, if you have more than one e-mail address or if you have changed your e-mail address, your opt-out request may not be processed properly. If you believe you have opted out, but continue to receive e-mails from us, please contact us by one of the means listed under “You can contact us anytime” below, and we will endeavor to resolve the issue.
Please note that the foregoing opt-out covers marketing communications only and you may continue to receive transactional e-mail as it pertains to your use of our products or services on our Site and support issues related thereto.
In some instances, you will be required to opt-in to receiving marketing email communications in order to receive such emails, in which case you consent to receiving such communications from us. You may withdraw your consent to receiving communications from us at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the e-mail communications, or sending us an email with your name and email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Site may contain tracking technologies used for online behavioral advertising. If so, you may opt out of the collection and/or use of your information for these purposes by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and/or the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking http://www.aboutads.info/choices. You may also be able limit the association of your mobile device with your online activities by resetting the advertiser ID on your Apple or Android device. For more information about how to change these settings go to:
You can access and correct your information.
Subject to applicable law, you may (i) have the right to access certain personal information we maintain about you and obtain a copy of that information, (ii) update or correct inaccuracies in your personal information, (iii) object to our use of your personal information, and (iv) request deletion of your personal information from our database. To exercise these rights, please contact us as indicated in the “You can contact us anytime” section of this Notice. To help protect your privacy and maintain security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to the information, which may require you to provide us with personal information. If you are a resident of the EU, a charge may be applicable before we provide a copy to you of any of our personal information that we maintain.
Information is transferred and stored in the United States.
We operate the Site in the United States, and the information you share with us in connection with the Site is transferred and stored in the United States. By providing information, you consent to such transfer.
BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS SITE AND/OR SUBMITTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU MEET AGE AND OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SITE AS SET FORTH IN THIS NOTICE, AS WELL AS THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND CONSENT TO COLLECTION, USE, DISCLOSURE, STORAGE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OUTSIDE OF THE EEA, SWITZERLAND, CANADA, OR ANY OTHER NON-U.S. JURISDICTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS NOTICE.
We may update this Notice from time to time. We will give you notice of the changes by posting the new Notice in place of the old one. Your continued use of the Site subsequent to any changes to the Notice that are posted constitutes your acceptance of the changes. Please keep in mind that if you don’t like any change, you are free to stop using the Site. Please review this Notice periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes or updates to this Notice.
You can contact us anytime.
If you have any questions about this Notice, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or opt-out of receiving marketing emails from us, you are welcome to email us at email@example.com.
 Pronoun, Inc. is a Delaware corporation.