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Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) for the The Kraken’s Spire website (the “Site”). This Privacy Policy sets forth our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of certain information relating to you and your use of the Site. Your use of this Site signifies your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and part of, the Submission Policies, which govern your use of the Site’s online magazine.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that you may provide to us, or that we may obtain, other than through our Site, such as by email, phone, postal mail, or through other live or print media.

Age Requirement for Use of Site: This Site is not intended for use by persons under the age of 13 years old. You must be 13 years old or older to provide any personal information to the Site, or to us through the Site.

Domicile Requirement for Use of the Site: You represent and warrant that you are domiciled in the United States. This Privacy Policy shall be interpreted under the laws of the United States.

1. Collecting Information:

Personally Identifiable Information

This Site may request and collect certain personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) from our users. “Personal Information” includes, for example, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone numbers, other wireless device addresses, and other contact information through various means such as Site subscription, sweepstakes and contest entries (if any), comments and communications to the Site, including but not limited to a “contact us” or similar feature on our Site. We may also obtain Personal Information about you from other sources, such as third parties.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may also collect certain non-personally identifiable information via the Site, such as Site usage activity and preferences, as well as demographic or profile data.

Site Technology and Website Usage Information


As with many websites, we may use “cookies” to keep, and sometimes track, information about you. Cookies are small data files that are sent to your browser or related software from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies track where you travel on our Site and what you look at.

Most web browsers can be set to inform you when a cookie has been sent to you and provide you with the opportunity to refuse that cookie. Additionally, if you have a Flash player installed on your computer, your Flash player can be set to reject or delete Flash cookies. However, refusing a cookie may, in some cases, preclude you from using, or negatively impact, the display or function of the Site or certain areas or features of the Site.

IP Address and Clickstream Data

Our server may automatically collect data about your server’s Internet address when you visit us. This information, known as an Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet. When you request pages from our Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you; the pages you visit on this Site; the website you visit after this Site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers.

Any or all of these activities with regard to Website Usage Information may be performed on our behalf by our service providers.

Third parties (including, but not limited to, software vendors, advertisers, content providers, and fulfillment companies) may also use certain “tracking” technologies by or through the Site. We have no control over what information such third parties track or collect, and we have no responsibility or liability for any tracking, data collection, or other activities of such third parties.

2. Usage and Sharing:

We may use Personal Information collected on and through this Site for a variety of purposes in the course of our business and as otherwise set forth herein. For example, such information may be used to respond to your requests and inquiries, or to send you information. This information may also be used for internal record keeping, or to evaluate what portions of the Site are more popular than others, determine where visitors came from, where they go, and how long they stay on a particular page or the Site in general. We may match information collected from you through different means or at different times, and use such information along with information obtained from other sources, including third parties.

We may analyze user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Site and emails, both on an individual basis and in the aggregate.

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Site. These companies may use information (generally not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. These companies may employ cookies and clear gifs to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and clear gifs is generally not personally identifiable (unless, for example, you provide personally identifiable information to them through an ad or email message). We encourage you to read these businesses’ privacy policies if you should have any concerns about how they will care for your Personal Information.

3. Security:

Due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from a user, will be free from unauthorized access or intrusion by others, such as hackers. By using the Site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.

When contacting by email, you should be aware that your transmission might not be secure. A third party could view information you send by these methods in transit.

We will have no liability for disclosure of your information due to errors or unauthorized acts of third parties during or after transmission.

In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your email address, we may notify you by email. You consent to our use of email as a means of such notification.

4. Phishing:

With identity theft a continuing problem, it has become increasingly common for unauthorized individuals to send email messages to consumers, purporting to represent a legitimate company such as a bank or online merchant, requesting that the consumer provide personal, often sensitive information. This illegal activity has come to be known as “phishing.”

If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information (including financial information) via email or to a website that does not seem to be affiliated with our Site, or that otherwise seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, as we are currently not requesting payment for submissions, nor compensating writers. Report such request to us at

5. Consent to Processing:

By providing any personal information to this Site, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the transfer of such personal information to, and the collection and processing of such personal information in, the United States and other countries or territories.

6. Links:

This Site may contain links or references to other websites outside of our control. Please be aware that we have no control over these sites, that these sites may collect Personal Information about you, and that our Privacy Policy does not apply to these sites.

7. Your Acceptance of this Policy:

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, do not use our Site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time, so visitors are encouraged to review this policy frequently. Under certain circumstances, we may elect to notify you of changes or updates to our Privacy Policy by additional means, such as posting a notice on the front page of our Site or sending out an email. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes, even if you have not reviewed them.

Your acceptance of this policy is separate from your acceptance of our Submission Policies. Those policies must be accepted via email in your email submission. Without written acceptance, we cannot accept your submissions.

8. How to Access & Control Your Personal Data

Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information

You have the following data protection rights:

  • You can request access, correction, updates, or deletion of your personal information.

  • You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information.

  • If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent. Withdrawing your personal information can include your emailed artist bio. Please view our Submission Policies for more information.

  • You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information.

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