This document describes the details of our privacy and data retention policies at Dog Throat Journal. It explains what types of information we collect and how we use the information. Updated September 2023.
When you visit any page on the web site, a log entry is created that contains the date, time, your internet protocol (IP) address, and information that identifies the maker and version number of your browser. Your IP address identifies your location, but only roughly. It does not identify your actual home or office address.
This information is used for statistical analysis, to examine trends in browser usage, and to determine where (roughly) our visitors are visiting from.
We do not share the information that is collected here with any third party.
Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.
When you leave a comment on a story or an article, we collect your name, web site URL (optional), and the text of your comment.
When your comment is published, the information that you entered is made available to the public. If you entered the optional web site URL, your name will be displayed as a link to that URL. Comments are retained indefinitely. We remove inapppropiate comments.
When you sign up for our mailing list, we collect your name and email address. This information is used for the sole purpose of sending announcements such as call for submissions, announcements that an issue is ready, and other news. You receive only a modest amount of email through the mailing list, around 5 - 8 messages per year.
You may change your mailing list preferences at any time or opt out completely. We do not share the information that is collected here with any third party.
When you register into our submission system, we collect your name and email address. Your email address is automatically added to our mailing list if it's not on there already. We use the email address that you enter during the registration process to contact you about the status of your submission. We don't publish your email address or share it with any third party.
From the submission system, you can enter biographical information about yourself. You can also enter a web site URL if you choose. We use this information to provide a public bio (with a link to your web site if you have one) in the event that your work is selected for publication. The bio that you can enter in the submission system and the public bio that is displayed if your work is published are separate. You cannot update the public bio directly. We may edit your bio.
When you create a submission, we store it in order to be able to read / view it. Your submission info remains in the system indefinitely. We do not share your submission with other parties unless your work is selected for publication. In that case, we will publicly display the work that was selected.
In addition to the above, we also collect certain information relating to your activities within the submission system. We log your browser maker and version, and various errors. We use this information to troubleshoot problems that you or the system might have.