Longform.org (“the Site”) is operated by Professor Seagull, LLC (“us,” “we,” or “our”) a Delaware Limited Liability Company. Our services (“Services”) include the Site, Longform.org, and the Longform.org Application (the “App.”) The Terms of this Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Service, constitute a legal agreement (“Agreement”) between you and us. We request that you review this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service carefully. Your use of the Services constitutes your assent to the terms of the Agreement.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of users of our Services. We will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you provide us remains private and is used only for the purposes set forth herein. This Privacy Policy details our commitment to protect your information and the limited manner in which we will use that information to provide and improve our provision of the Services.

Privacy Notice
The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Site and App, as well as the Services provided thereby. We reserve the right to modify the information contained herein at any time without prior notice. If we do make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will modify this page accordingly. Check this page periodically for amendments. The Services and all information and materials therein are provided to you "AS IS" without warranty of any kind.


Normal Browsing
As with many websites, we collect certain information. When you browse, read, or download information from the Site and/or App, we collect data, including but not limited to your IP address, URL request, browser type, and date and time of your request. The data are analyzed in various ways, including using third-party services. These include Google Analytics (which is subject to the privacy policy of Google) and Clicky (which is subject to the privacy policy of Roxr Software Ltd.) We encourage you to review the terms of these privacy policies. For example, we track which pages are most popular among visitors as a whole. We do not track information on which pages an individual user visits. We do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. We use this information to improve the usefulness of the Services to our users. Unless you affirmatively provide additional information to us, we do not collect or store personally identifiable information such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, or social security number.

Your Email Address
If you elect to sign up for opt-in emails from us, such as the Site’s newsletter, we will use your email address only for the purpose of sending you those additional messages for which you have opted in. The Site’s newsletter is distributed via MailChimp, operated by The Rocket Science Group, LLC and subject to MailChimp’s privacy policy. We encourage you to review the terms of this policy. If you donate money to us, we may use your email address to contact you about your donation or to request your continued support. If you submit an article for our consideration, we may use your email address to contact you regarding that article, and/or other articles you have written if you are an author. We may also use your email address to send you updates regarding the App. We will not share your email address with any other parties without your consent.

Disclosure of Information
Available log records, account information, and all data stored on our servers may be accessed by our system administrators. In the event that we are required by law (including a court order) to disclose the information you submit, we will provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made so that you may object to the disclosure. We will send this notice by email to the address you have given us, if you have provided an email address. We prefer to independently object to over-broad requests for access to information about users of our Services, but we cannot assure you that we will be able to do this in all cases. If you do not challenge the disclosure request yourself, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

Cookies are small text files that we can send to your browser for storage on your computer's hard drive. Cookies make save your status and preferences and are refreshed every time you visit. We may use session cookies when you visit the Site or use the App. We may use cookies to customize information for certain segments of our customer base. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you may be able to change the settings to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent.

Privacy of Underage Users
If you are under 13 years of age, do not send us any information about yourself, including your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.

We have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. However, we cannot guarantee your confidential use of the Services.  We shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to your use of the Services or any information you transmit via the Site or App.

Other Websites
Material on the Site or App may link to independently-run websites outside of the www.longform.org domain. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any websites you visit via links provided on the Site or the App.

We may from time to time change this Privacy Policy with or without notice, so please check it regularly for any changes or updates. For future reference, we will make a link to the current Privacy Policy available to you on your screen when you are on the Site. Your use of the Services constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and your assent to any modification thereto.

Effective Date
This Policy is effective as of 11/20/2011.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us via email at editors@longform.org.