Non-personal identification information
We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilised and other similar information.
We collect your information when you: sign in or make an account, sign up to receive email notifications. This information includes but is not necessarily limited to your username, email address and IP address. However, you may access the site anonymously.
If you happen to link your Google account we store your Google ID which allows us to log you in automatically via Google authentication.
We also collect information that is not personally identifiable, this can include what browser you use, that platform that you used to access our site, and what search terms you used to get here.
If you are an author, we may link to your Google account and request access to Google Drive / Docs, this allows us to update the chapters you upload automatically if a link has been made between the document and the Google document.
As a part of this we will also request offline access, this is to ensure the documents can be updated even if you are not logged in to NovelScans.
The site may use “cookies” in order to enhance user experience. Users’ internet browsers place cookies on their hard drives for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may change the settings of their browser in order to deny cookies, however some features of the site may not function correctly.
How we use collected information
NovelScans may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes:
- To improve customer service
- Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
- To personalise user experience
- We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
- To improve our site
- We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature
- To send users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.
Third party websites
We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
You can opt out via NAI or DAA using the below links.
This document was last updated on 31st May, 2020.