Our Assurance of Your Privacy:
Information We Collect:
Information You Give Us. When you participate in a transaction through our Site, we ask for certain personal information such as your name, shipping address, email address, and payment account information. We use this information to bill and to process your transaction. We also use this information to contact you in case we have any trouble processing your transaction. We reserve the right to consolidate your information so that we can constantly improve our product and service offering to you.
Email Communications. To help us make emails more useful and interesting, we may receive a confirmation when you open email from us if your computer supports such capabilities.
How Information We Collect Is Used:
Author Submissions. When a manuscript is submitted to us for review, the author grants Riptide Publishing—which includes but is not limited to its employees, freelancers, and interns as necessary for determinations—the right to review the work for possible publication. Riptide Publishing will not use or publish any of the manuscript without a signed contract with the author. If a manuscript is not accepted for contract and publication, it will be deleted from our system, though Riptide Publishing will retain a record of having received the manuscript (which will include only your name, pseudonym if applicable, email address, manuscript title/genre/length, and reason for rejection) to assist in future inquires and decision making; this record will never be shared outside Riptide Publishing. If a manuscript is accepted, all usage will comply with the signed publishing agreement between Riptide Publishing and the author.
Third-Party Service Providers. We may employ other companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include things like processing enrollments and payments. Our service providers have access only to personal information needed to perform their functions, and may not use it for other purposes.
At Riptide Publishing, our security system is considered among the best in the industry. This security system is for your protection. We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption when transmitting certain kinds of information, such as payment information. Still, it is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password, and to your computer as well. For example, be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer, and to never transmit sensitive information over an unsecured wireless connection. We take the security of your data very seriously and employ all reasonable measures to protect it. Ultimately, no system for transmitting data over the internet is completely secure and we do not guarantee the security of data transmitted between your computer and our servers or otherwise in connection with the Site, and you provide your information to us at your risk.
Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites:
What Information of Yours Can You Access:
Riptide Publishing gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interaction with us for the purpose of viewing and in certain cases updating that information. You may contact us for these purposes at info@RiptidePublishing.com.
Riptide Publishing is sensitive to the issue of children’s privacy, and we make every effort to protect the privacy of children using the Internet. Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to do business with us and we do not collect personal information from any person we know or believe is under the age of 13.
Riptide Publishing uses appropriate software to ensure the wellness and safety of the Site, but does not warrant that the Site or our digital correspondence with customers is free from harmful elements. Due to the rapid evolution of computer viruses and other Internet issues, we strongly suggest that you use antivirus application software when accessing the Site.
Riptide Publishing does not warrant or assume responsibility for any external sites that may be linked to and from the Site, including the content or operation of such sites. Any external site that you visit by clicking through a link on this website is outside the control of Riptide Publishing, and you visit at your own risk. Riptide Publishing is not liable for any damages or injury out of or resulting from access to or use of such sites.
All software and file downloads from the Site have been thoroughly scanned and tested at all stages of production but—as with all software and files—we still recommend that you run a virus checker before use. We also recommend that you have an up-to-date backup of your hard disk. Riptide Publishing cannot accept responsibility for any disruption, damage, and/or loss of data on your computer system that may occur while using the software. Consult your network administrator before installing any software on a networked computer.
What Choices Do You Have:
Information About Changes to This Policy: