Effective Date: May 2023
1. Information We Collect
a. Personal Information: When you create an account or interact with the Service, we may collect personal information that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address, postal address, phone number, and payment information. We collect this information when you voluntarily provide it to us or when it is necessary for the performance of a contract.
b. Usage and Log Data: We automatically collect certain information when you access or use the Service, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, pages viewed, links clicked, and other interactions with the Service. We may also collect data about your usage patterns and preferences to improve the Service and provide personalized experiences.
2. Use of Information
a. We use the information we collect for various purposes, including:
i. Providing and maintaining the Service.
ii. Personalizing and improving the Service.
iii. Communicating with you about the Service, including responding to inquiries and providing customer support.
iv. Delivering relevant content, advertisements, and promotions based on your interests.
v. Conducting research, analytics, and measuring the performance of the Service.
vi. Protecting the rights, property, or safety of Meet The Authors, our users, or others.
vii. Complying with legal obligations and enforcing our policies.
3. Sharing of Information
a. We may share your information with third parties under the following circumstances:
i. Service Providers: We engage third-party service providers to assist us in delivering the Service. These providers have access to your information solely for the purpose of performing their services on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
ii. Business Transfers: In the event of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, your information may be transferred as part of the transaction. We will notify you via email or prominent notice on the Website of any change in ownership or use of your information.
iii. Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information if required by law, court order, or government regulation, or if we believe disclosure is necessary to protect the rights, property, or safety of Meet The Authors, our users, or others.
b. We do not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
4. Data Retention and Security
b. We implement reasonable security measures to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure, and we cannot