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Commited to Data Protection
Effective: 23rd October 2005, William Faulkner

William Faulkner Privacy Page

I am committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Indeed, protection of data is one of the key success criteria by which I measure my performance.

This document discloses the privacy practices for this site, including:

  • What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
  • What organization is collecting the information
  • How the information is used
  • With whom the information may be shared
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
  • What kind of security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under my control
  • How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Questions regarding this privacy policy should be directed to William Faulkner via email

Note that many of these policies are now irrelevant due to the services referred to no longer being available on my site. Left clauses in just in case I re-enable.

Table of Contents

  1. Under 18s
  2. Information Collected
  3. My Use of Your Information
  4. E-Mail Opt Out
  5. My disclosure of your information
  6. Discussion s
  7. Control of your password
  8. Reviewing & Changing Personally Identifiable Information
  9. Other Information Collectors
  10. Security
  11. Changes to Privacy Policy
  12. Downloadable Software Disclaimer
  13. Mailing Address

1. Under 18s
Children are not eligible to use services provided by William Faulkner and I ask that minors (under 18 years of age) do not submit any personal information to me.

2. Information Collected by William Faulkner
My primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and personalized experience while using my services. This allows me to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize my service to make your experience of my sites easier and quicker.

To fully use my services, you will need to register using my online registration form, where you will be required to provide me with your contact information (e.g. e-mail address) and possibly some other information. I automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on his site. I use this information to do internal research on my users’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and serve site users. This information is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis.

Using the Site’s web server log files, I may use IP addresses to analyze trends, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on my site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on my site or not), what browser and operating system you are using, your IP address etc.

In addition, I may use cookies on certain pages of my site, certain features that are only available through the use of a cookie. Cookies can also help me provide information which is targeted to your interests. Cookies are stored on your hard drive, not on William Faulkner sites. Most cookies are “session cookies,” meaning that they are automatically deleted at the end of a session. I may use a ‘persistent’ cookie. This stays on your hard drive and is used to automatically identify who you are so that you do not need to log in manually every time you visit the site if you are a registered user. The cookie itself contains no personally identifiable information but it does pass an ID to my server which allows me to tie the cookie to your personal information. You are always free to decline my cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you will not be able to use certain features. For example, if you disable cookies, you will need to log in manually each time you visit the site as I cannot use a cookie to remember who you are. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by William Faulkner only.

Payment Processing. In order to process payments online, you will currently require a Paypal account.

3. Use of Your Information by William Faulkner
I use personally identifiable information about you to statistically analyse site usage, to improve my content and product offerings and to customise my site’s content, layout, and services. I believe these uses allow me to improve my site and better tailor it to meet my users’ needs.

I use your e-mail address to send you newsletters or other communications that you have requested from the Site. Out of respect for my users I offer an opt-out (see 4. below).

I use information in the file I maintain about you, and other information I obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to resolve any disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce the William Faulkner / User Agreement. At times, I may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular on rare occasions I may evaluate your information to look for users using multiple User IDs or alias.

Payment Processing. I take online payments for my subscription and membership services. I use paypal as my external payment provider.

Your Personal Information is stored in my databases, which are located in the UK. Please note that the information you enter may at some time be transferred outside the European Economic Area for the purposes of processing by myself or any affiliates. By submitting your information, you consent to this transfer.

4. Opt-Out of Email Communications from William Faulkner
If at any stage you wish no longer to receive any e-mails from me, you can stop them coming by changing your preferences in the “E-mail services” section under “Your profile” which can be found at On this page you can define what e-mails you receive from the site (if any) and save your settings.

5. Disclosure of Your Information by William Faulkner
Unfortunately, due to the existing regulatory environment, I cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personally identifiable information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), I may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. I can (and you authorize me to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as I, in my sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose me to legal liability.

I do not rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party.

William Faulkner community. Throughout the Site, you are identified by your User ID, which is thereby disclosed to other users and third parties. Your User ID can be used to identify you and your activities throughout the Site. Other people can see your rating, your postings on the Site, and so on.

Legal Requests. I cooperate with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property and other rights. Local, and international law enforcement agents can request and may receive your personally identifiable information where appropriate

6. Discussion Rooms

If you choose to post messages in my rooms, or leave a message or comment in other areas of the site (e.g. comments in the Providers section of the site), or leave feedback for me or other users, I will store such information in a file personal to you. This is so that I can see what contributions you have made to the site.

7. Control of Your Password
Except as specifically permitted by this section, you may not disclose your William Faulkner password to any third parties nor share it with any third parties. If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personally identifiable information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password by visiting the preferences page on the Site.

If you wish to change your password you can do so at any time through the ‘Modify Profile’ section of the site at

8. Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information

You can at any time review and change the information you submitted during registration by visiting the preferences page on the Site

You must promptly update your information if it changes. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in my rooms or other message areas or the feedback area.

You can at any time ask to see and have removed any information that I have stored on you, though I reserve the right to charge for this service. Please contact me if you would like your personal information removed. I will retain in my files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce my User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from my databases due to technical constraints and the fact that I back up my systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from my databases in response to your requests that it be removed.

9. Other Information Collectors
Except as otherwise expressly discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information William Faulkner collects from you. To the extent that you disclose your information to other parties, whether they are other members of the Site or other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the personal information you disclose to them.

10. William Faulkner & Security
On the William Faulkner site I use all endeavour to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information but I do not use encryption (such as SSL) or firewalls to further protect the information as it travels across the Internet. This is because I do not believe that the personal information I currently collect warrants such measures and the accompanying loss of speed experienced. You should be aware that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet.

11. Changes to Privacy Policy of William Faulkner
If I am going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection I will notify you via email, prior to making such changes. You will have a choice as to whether or not I use your information in this different manner. In addition, if I make any material changes in my privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in my database, I will post a prominent notice, before changes go into affect, on my web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where I post the notice I will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from me, notifying them of the changes in my privacy practices.

12. Downloadable Software Disclaimer for William Faulkner

I use all endeavour to ensure software downloaded from this site is legitimate and free of viruses or other malicious code. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that the software is clean. I cannot be held responsible if this proves not to be the case. I do not endorse downloading of copyright material.

13. Mailing Address for William Faulkner
In order to protect my own interests, the only direct method of contact at present is via e-mail though my filtered address: