Terms and Policies

By visiting Deviant World, viewing our content and/or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy.

What Does This Privacy Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy is part of Deviant World’s Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including Personally Identifiable Information (defined below), obtained by Deviant World, including information obtained when you access or log in to Deviant World, and/or register for content or events provided by Deviant World.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Deviant World does not own or control, or to individuals whom Deviant World does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which Deviant World may disclose user information as set forth in this Policy.

What Types of User Information Does Deviant World Obtain?

Deviant World may obtain the following types of information from you or concerning your computer or device (“Information”), which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below (“Personally Identifiable Information”):

Name
Email Address
Blog or Website URL
Social Networking Handle or Username
Photo
Demographic Information (e.g., age, gender, interests, and preferences)
Activities or Content Viewed on Deviant World
Information Collected Automatically (detailed below)
Information Received from Third Parties (detailed below)

In certain cases, we may request that you provide some of the Information identified above in order to obtain specific products or services (such as registering for a Deviant World profile). If you choose not to provide the Information we request, you may still use Deviant World, but you may be unable to access certain features or services.

When you register to receive any products or services from Deviant World or provide information to Deviant World in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information.

Information Collected Automatically

Deviant World may automatically receive and log certain types of information when you visit or interact with our websites, services, mobile applications or other products, including:

Browser Information
Operating System Information
Mobile Device Information (e.g., device identifier, mobile operating system, etc.)
IP Address
Internet Service Provider
Content Viewed
Geographic Location
Connection Speed
Time of Visit
Referring Site, Application, or Service
Registration Time

Information Received From Third Parties

Third Party Websites/Social Networking Sites

If you choose to use any third party website or service that is integrated with Deviant World, including a third party social networking or blogging site, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (“Third Party Websites”)—or if you use any Deviant World application provided through any Third Party Website—we may receive Information, including Personally Identifying Information, from such Third Party Websites, including, but not limited to:

Name
Nickname or Username
Photo or Graphic Avatar
Unique Third Party Website Identifier (e.g., Facebook User ID)
Biographical or Demographic Information (e.g. professional title, gender, college attended, etc.)
Likes and Interests
Contacts/Friends/Associations
Any Information That Is Publicly Available on Third Party Websites

For example, Deviant World may offer the ability to use certain Third Party Websites to facilitate your registration on Deviant World. We may also use information about your profile and connections on Third Party Websites to allow you to share or connect with your friends and contacts on Deviant World or to personalize your experience. In addition, Deviant World offers “plug ins” and “widgets” from various Third Party Websites that allow you to share Deviant World content off of our service.

Your decision to use, or share with, a Third Party Website when accessing or using Deviant World products and services is completely voluntary. Deviant World is not responsible for compliance with the policies or practices of any Third Party Website. You should ensure that you are comfortable with the information such Third Party Websites may make available to Deviant World by reviewing those Websites’ privacy policies and service terms, and by modifying your privacy settings and preferences on those Services.

Any information we receive from Third Party Websites will be governed by this Privacy Policy.

How Do We Use This Information?

We use the Information we obtain from or concerning you or your computer or device to provide Deviant World products and services, fulfill your requests, improve our products and services, personalize and tailor your experience on Deviant World, operate our business, and understand how users are engaging with Deviant World.

In addition, we may use Information from or concerning you or your computer or device to facilitate the delivery of content or advertisements that we believe may be of interest to you, or to communicate with you about new or existing products and services or special offers. For example, we may periodically send promotional materials or notifications related to our products and services to the email address associated with your account if you subscribed to the email.

Deviant World’s Use of Cookies

Deviant World may place “cookies” on your computer or device that may contain anonymous Information that is associated with you. Cookies are small text files a website uses to recognize users, and are typically placed on your hard disk by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server in the domain (here, Deviant World) that issued the cookie to you or that, in some cases, can be read by a third party domain.

Our cookies may record Information about your use of Deviant World so that we can provide a continuous and more personalized experience for you, including for one or more of the following purposes: to help identify visitors; assess usage patterns; identify preferences; control the display of ads; diagnose problems with our servers; gather demographic information; analyze trends and usage patterns; conduct research; deliver editorial content; record registration and personalized information; and otherwise administer Deviant World products and services.

If you do not wish to have Deviant World place and use cookies on your computer, you should set your browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing Deviant World. Deviant World is not responsible for any failure by you or your browser to accurately implement or communicate your browser preferences or settings. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of Deviant World that depend on cookies.

Deviant World does not control and is not responsible for the use of cookies by its third party partners or advertisers. The use of cookies by some of these third parties is discussed below (see “Third Party Advertisements” and “Analytics Services”).

Reviewing and Modifying Your Personally Identifying Information

We offer several ways for you to update Personally Identifying Information that is obtained and stored by Deviant World, or to change your account preferences on Deviant World:

If you have an online account with Deviant World, you can log in and update or change your account information
You may unsubscribe to any of our e-mail updates or products by following the unsubscribe instructions in the body of any message
You may contact us using our contact form.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Deviant World may disclose Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from or concerning you or your computer or device to third parties in the circumstances described below. By visiting, accessing, attending or using Deviant World’s products, services or events, you consent to the disclosure of your

Information to certain categories of third parties in the manner described below. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the policies or practices of any of these third parties.

Service Providers

Deviant World relies on third party vendors and service providers to provide support and assistance for its products, services and events (“Service Providers”), and we may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these Service Providers to the extent necessary to support our products, services or events, or as otherwise set forth below.

Web Hosts

Deviant World’s website services are hosted by Knownhost, an enterprise web hosting provider. All Information obtained and stored by Deviant World’s websites ( see What Types of User Information Does Deviant World Obtain?) is processed and stored on servers that are owned and operated by Knownhost.

Third Party Websites

Deviant World offers the ability to share Deviant World content on Third Party Websites, including social networking and blogging services such as LinkedIn or Facebook, through “plugins” or “widgets” (such as LinkedIn’s “in” button or Facebook’s “Like” button). When you elect to share content and information with others on Third Party Websites, Deviant World may transmit your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to such Third Party Websites. This Information may be visible on the Third Party Website to anyone who has access to that content or Information. Your decision to share information in this manner is completely voluntary. You should ensure that you are comfortable with how Third Party Websites may share your Information by reviewing their privacy policies and/or modifying your privacy settings directly on those Third Party Websites.

URL/Referrer Header Information

When you visit Deviant World websites, certain information about the content or activities you have engaged in on Deviant World may be reflected in the Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) for the page you are viewing on Deviant World (i.e., the Internet “address,” commonly displayed in the browser window). For example, the date or title of an article you are viewing may appear in the URL for that page. In addition, if you are logged into a Deviant World account, certain account information may be visible in the URL when you visit your account on Deviant World. If you leave Deviant World to visit a third party website, including when you click on an advertisement or link or when you share information through a social plug-in, the information contained in the URL may be transmitted to the third party website by your browser.

Advertisers and Analytics Services

As discussed in (“Third-Party Advertising on Deviant World”), Deviant World uses third party advertisers, including ad networks, to provide advertising on its websites. In addition, as discussed in (“Analytics Services”), Deviant World uses third party analytics products to obtain information about how users are using and interacting with Deviant World. These third parties may receive Information (including Personally Identifying Information) from Deviant World as discussed in greater detail in (“Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information”).

Law Enforcement/Legal Process

We may disclose your Information (including Personally Identifying Information) when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to comply with any law, regulation or legal request; enforce, apply, or investigate breaches of our terms of use and other agreements; respond to public requests; or protect the rights, property, user experience or safety of Deviant World, our employees, our users, or others. This can include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Comments and Public Posts; Sharing on Third-Party Websites

Deviant World encourages active participation by users, including through comments on Deviant World. However, please be aware that if you voluntarily disclose Information, personal or otherwise, on Deviant World, that Information can be viewed, collected and used by others, including other users, search engines, advertisers, third party applications developers, and anyone with access to Deviant World. Deviant World has no control over the use, collection or disclosure of any Information that you post publicly on Deviant World.

Change of Control

If Deviant World, or substantially all of its assets, is acquired by another company or party, user Information will be one of the assets transferred or acquired by the purchaser. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any purchaser of Deviant World or its assets may continue to collect, use and disclose your Information as set forth in this Policy.

Third-Party Advertising on Deviant World

Deviant World may allow third party advertising serving companies, including ad networks (“Advertisers”), to display advertisements or provide other advertising services on Deviant World. These third party Advertisers may use techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect and record demographic and other Information about you, including your activities on or off Deviant World. These techniques may be used directly on Deviant World. Please keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Advertisers may use the information collected to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests or background and/or associate such information with your subsequent visits, purchases or other activities on other websites. Advertisers may also share this information with their clients or other third parties.

Deviant World has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the Advertisers that provide advertising and related services on Deviant World. This Privacy Policy does not cover any collection, use or disclosure of Information by Advertisers who provide advertising and related services on Deviant World. These Advertisers’ information gathering practices, including their policies regarding the use of cookies and other tracking technologies, are governed entirely by their own privacy policies, not this one.

Deviant World currently may be using one or more of the following Advertisers to provide advertising and related services on Deviant World. If you would like to know about their information gathering and privacy practices, please visit the links below

Deviant World uses the Standard Terms and Conditions set forth by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB).

Analytics Services

In addition, Deviant World uses third party analytics providers and products to obtain, compile and analyze Information (that may include Personally Identifying Information) about how users are using and interacting with Deviant World. Deviant World may provide Information (including Personally Identifying Information) to these analytics providers for the purpose of obtaining statistics and other information about how users are using and interacting with Deviant World. These analytics providers may use tracking techniques other than HTTP cookies to recognize your computer or device and/or to collect or compile this information. These techniques may be used directly on Deviant World. Deviant World has no responsibility for the technologies, tools or practices of the third parties that providing analytics products and services to Deviant World. Please also keep in mind that your web browser may not permit you to block the use of these techniques, and that browser settings that block conventional cookies may have no effect on such techniques.

Security and Protection of Personally Identifying Information

We have implemented reasonable security measures and practices in an effort to protect the confidentiality of your Personally Identifying Information (other than Personally Identifying Information that you have elected to disclose to others). However, no security system is impenetrable. It may be possible for third parties to intercept or access information you provide to Deviant World. Deviant World cannot guarantee the security of your Personally Identifying Information, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to Deviant World. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password(s) and computer or device, and to log off when using any shared computer.

Email or Text Message Communications

We may contact you by e-mail, text message or other equivalent electronic communications if you access Deviant World products or services. By visiting or using Deviant World content, products or services, or registering for or attending Deviant World events or webinars, you specifically consent to the receipt of these e-mail or text message communications. If you do not want to receive emails, text messages or other communications from us, please notify us using our contact form and include sufficient information for us to identify your account, including your Name, Email Address and the specifics of your request. If you unsubscribe, Deviant World may still contact you via email or text message for administrative purposes or concerning any products, services or events for which you have registered or are using.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Deviant World retains the discretion to amend or modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. Use and disclosure of Information we obtain is subject to the later of: (1) the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such Information is collected or (2) any subsequent Privacy Policy of which you have notice. Your use of Deviant World is entirely voluntary, and you may discontinue use of Deviant World at any time.

Image attribution policy

We make every effort to attribute images that run on Lost At E Minor to the correct source or photographer, but sometimes we are unable to determine this prior to a post going live and we may run a photo without a credit.

If you see your work on the site and you would like us to add the appropriate credit to it, please contact us with the details and we will happily add it in.

How to Contact Us

Deviant World welcomes any questions or comments you may have regarding this Privacy Policy or its implementation. Any such questions or comments should be directed to the address below. We will undertake reasonable efforts to resolve or address your concern.

info@deviantworld.com