In order for you to create an account on Publishizer and use our services, we need to collect and process some information. Depending on your use of the Services, that may include:
This data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:
We don’t give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide Publishizer’s Services (like when we partner with payment processors). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the Publishizer Services, we require that they protect your personal information to the same standards we do.
We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect Publishizer’s legal rights.
When you back a book, the book’s author will know your account name, the amount you have pledged, and the reward you have selected. Authors never receive backers’ credit card details or other payment information.
If a book you have backed is successfully funded, the author will receive the email address associated with your Publishizer account.
Any information you provide in such surveys will be received by the author.
Authors may also receive anonymized information about the ways people visit and interact with their book pages, in the form of routine traffic analytics.
When you create an account, we create a basic profile page for you on Publishizer, containing your account name, the date the account was created, and a list of books you have backed or launched. Whenever your account name appears on Publishizer (for instance, when you post comments, send messages, or back books), people can click your account name to see your profile. The profile is not searchable on Publishizer or via search engines like Google. Here are some of the things that will be publicly viewable on your profile, or elsewhere on Publishizer:
Please note that each book page lists the community of users who have backed the book. If you don’t want others to see your name in a book’s Backers tab, choose an account name that is not identifiable
Authors are also asked to verify their identities before launching a book. Once this has been done, the author’s Verified Name will be publicly displayed on their account profile and on any books they launch.
We will use the personal information you provide to:
We take securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously. We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission. Publishizer Book Authors never receive backers’ credit card details or other payment information. We do not and will not sell your data.
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out of any marketing communications we send.
We will send you email relating to your personal transactions. You will also receive certain marketing email communications, in accordance with your preferences, and from which you may opt out at any time.
We may send you service-related announcements on the rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.
To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.
On request, we will give you a copy of all the personal information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.
Updated: June 2015