Policies

This policy is effective from May 13th, 2018.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Queer Sci Fi uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website. We appreciate your business and care about your privacy. We only store information from you that is specifically submitted to us. We use a secure server and do not share e-mail addresses or personal information of any kind with outside companies. Your account information is password-protected for your privacy and security.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Data Collection:

We may collect the following information:

Site Users: We do not collect any personal information on you when you visit our website. We only collect the information you provide when you join our email list.

What We Do With the Information We Gather

The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:

–Internal record keeping.
–We periodically send out newsletters, promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Data Storage and Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages users find useful and which they do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to a user’s computer or any information about the user, other than the data the user chooses to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Indicating Your Consent

When you join our email list, you must explicitly check the box to opt in, and can remove your consent at any time by logging into your account and unsubscribing, by using the unsubscribe link on any email we send you, or by sending your request to us at scott@queerscifi.com.

Withdrawl of Consent

You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting us at scott@queerscifi.com with the email address that is on file with my site, requesting removal from my list and/or the removal of your data. All customer information will be permanently deleted; to use the web site again, you will be required to re-register.

Right of Erasure

You may request removal of any and all personal data we may have about you at any time by emailing the request to scott@queerscifi.com.

Requesting Your Information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this information, please request it at scott@queerscifi.com. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Social Media

We operate a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a blog that may require you to register on your own. Customers will not be added to any of our social media outlets under any circumstances; customers must join or monitor such social accounts on their own. We do not access or appropriate any customer information through social media platforms.

Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Third Parties

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so.

Changes in Policy

We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time, and it will be posted here with the date of revision. If you have any questions about security or privacy issues, please e-mail us at scott@queerscifi.com.

Reviews:

Queer Sci Fi reviewers are composed of fellow authors, readers, fans, cosplayers, allies, and those who identify as part of the rainbow. We have joined for the common goal of spreading the word and celebrating queer speculative fiction.

By submitting your work, you agree to have the QSF reviewers provide an honest review. We do not guarantee positive reviews, and in the spirit of integrity we do not censor our reviews. Our opinions are our own and reviews are the property of the reviewer. We as QSF are not responsible for reviews appearing anywhere but on QSF-controlled channels.

In the spirit of community, we do not post ratings on our website, and we will not post reviews that contain personal attacks or unsubstantiated claims of malfeasance.

QSF reviewers are volunteers, so we ask your understanding if we cannot review a title for any reason.

Removal From Facebook Group:

QSF reserves the right to remove members from the QSF Facebook Group for any reason without warning, including but not limited to disruptive behavior; insults directed toward group members, admins, or others; bigotry; racism; homophobic remarks; misogyny; and disparaging remarks made about the group in public forums.