Privacy & Spam Policy

This Privacy and Spam Policy governs the use and disclosure by us of our users’ personal information. We uphold the spirit, philosophy and integrity of permission based marketing principles, so we only communicate with users who have opted in via the ezine, emails or who have purchased products and services.

Why do we collect your details?

Comics Mastermind™ collects the contact details of subscribers and purchasers in order to distribute the monthly ezine The Comics Voiceas well as other relevant information. Our database allows us to send you news about our products and services, publications, subscriber specials, events, competitions and more.

How do we collect your details?

Comics Mastermind™ collects your details directly from you when you opt-in via the ezine / e-newsletter subscription buttons on our websites, from an opt-in check box on our websites, from a hand-written subscription form at events or when you purchase a product or service. We do not source the information from databases or directories or from third parties. Rather, you are given the choice about whether or not to subscribe and unsubscribe.

Who has access to your details?

When you subscribe you can be assured that your contact details remain private. We promise we will not sell, rent, trade or share your details with any other third party unless we directly contract out services such as through a mailing house that is bound by the same confidentiality criteria.

Contact details of subscribers are stored on a secure network through our ezine service provider Campaign Monitor, and we are aware and comply with data security principles, practices and procedures. We will endeavour to keep your personal information as secure as reasonably possible.

The only exception to the non-disclosure rule where we may be bound by law or for personal safety or security reasons to disclose personal information are in the following circumstances:

  • Under compulsion of law, for example if a warrant or court order is received
  • To lessen or prevent a serious and imminent injury or threat to an individual’s life or health or for national security reasons
  • To you or with your consent
  • When we need to aggregate user data to improve our services and events.

What about links to third party websites?

Occasionally we provide recommended links to third-party websites, such as those of our partner organisations, strategic alliances, sponsors and professional colleagues. Because Comics Mastermind™ does not control the information policies or practices of these third parties, you should review their respective privacy and spam policies to learn more about how they collect and use personally identifiable information and to determine whether you want to opt-in.

Consent

By subscribing to The Comics Voice ezine, you are providing us with express permission, as you have deliberately opted-in to receive emails from us.

Identity

When you receive ezines  or email bulletins from us, we will always clearly and accurately identify ourselves to you.

Unsubscribe

The Comics Voice ezine features an unsubscribe facility in the footer area of the template. All you need to do is click onto the link that says: “Unsubscribe” to opt-out. You can also update your details by clicking on ‘Preferences”.

Amendments to the Privacy & Spam Policy

We reserve the right to amend our Privacy and Spam Policy at any time while still maintaining the integrity of permission based marketing principles. We will endeavour to inform you of any such changes by publishing the revised policy on our website.

 

Last Updated: 25 January 2016

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