Who we are
OWS CyCon is an event put on by OWS Ink, LLC a publisher and writing community. To learn more about OWS Ink, LLC visit our main website address www.ourwriteside.com
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We utilize analytics solely for the purpose of ensuring we are providing the type of content our viewers most desire in the method they demonstrate that they prefer.
Who we share your data with
Your personal data is only shared with the OWS Ink LLC
We will never share your personal data with an outside source unless it is expressly listed on that form that you are filling out (EG, if you are signing up for a giveaway with one of our vendors they are getting your data, not us.)
We may share general data of behaviors and clicks on links, pages, etc with our partner vendors but we will never share your personal data unless you specifically elected to share it with that specific vendor by filling out a form.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Your contact information
We do not share your contact information with anyone, however if you sign up for giveaways or e-newsletters of outside vendors (For example, and author giving a book away at their booth.) we have no responsibility for that information. Please read their TOS closely when completing contact forms.