We take reader privacy very seriously. Bards and Sages Publishing will never sell our reader or customer contact information. It is important for readers to know what information we do collect, and what we do with it.
In most cases, we only collect as much information as is necessary to address your query. Any requested information is only used to address your question or concern, and is not stored or added to any marketing list for other use.
In some cases, your emails may be shared internally with Bards and Sages staff and contractors if such sharing is necessary to complete your request. All staff and contractors are obliged to follow the same policy and are not permitted to sell or trade information.
In some cases, we may need to share some of your information with our business partners in order to complete a service or answer a query. Information shared is limited to only what is necessary to complete the transaction or answer your request.
We will collect certain personal information from you in order to conduct business, including your name, address, and payment details. We primarily employ PayPal to pay all contractors and contributors.
In some cases, we may be required to request a W-9 in order to report the payment of royalties to the IRS.
Social Media: Bards and Sages has a presence at a variety of social networking and media sites. Our readers should familiarize themselves with the privacy policies of such sites. While we treat any private messages or communication through such sites with the same care as messages sent to us directly via email, readers should be aware that each site has its own policies and that we have no control over those policies.
Public Discussions, Private Information: We may at times quote or reference correspondence we receive in the public sphere, such as in blog posts or articles we publish. Such references are for example only and will never include personally identifiable information. Examples of such references include adding your question to our FAQs list, referencing a point made in an email during a discussion about the writing craft, or citing a game mechanic loophole in an article.
Please note that, in reference to unsolicited "business opportunities," (see section regarding SPAM), we may publicly identify
companies that contact us in order to get further information regarding the company.
Legal Requirements: There may be situations where we are required to disclosure certain information to government agencies. Some examples include reporting income to the IRS or complying with a warrant. In such situations, we will strive to release only as much information as is legally required.