We’re not particularly interested in your personal data.
We’re here to provide good speculative fiction, and everything else is in service of that. That said, we do collect some information – sometimes on purpose, sometimes as a by-product.
Site traffic analysis.
We use Google Analytics and Auttomattic’s Jetpack WordPress Stats. We use these to track how many visitors we have, how they came to us, and what they’re interested in, at an aggregate level. We’re looking here at broad numbers, not individuals.
We’re still working out which subscription service to use. Options include MailChimp and Auttomattic’s Jetpack Subscription plugin. Each will collect an e-mail address, which we’ll use to automatically send you updates about the latest stories, reviews, posts, and perhaps comments. It’s possible we’d also send notifications about administrative news (e.g., a writers’ pay rate increase) or best-of anthologies. We won’t sell the information.
This should go without saying, but if you post a comment on our site, the comment is public. We’ll try to remove comments that go well beyond the bounds of polite but vehement discussion.
Some of our services set cookies. For example, we may have a subscription pop-up. If you allow cookies, you’ll only see it once. Other cookies may recognize you so that you don’t have to re-enter identifying information for comments. You can always turn cookies off.
We will, very occasionally, send you e-mail, such as an e-mail announcing an annual fundraiser. If you agree to participate in surveys, we may ask you questions a couple of times a year.
We use Patreon to encourage donations to keep Metaphorosis running. Patreon will ask for contact and financial info in order to process the donation. We don’t see the financial info. We will use the contact info to provide access to donor-only posts, monthly e-books, and other goodies.
In order to enable you to use this website with Patreon services, we save certain functionally important Patreon information about you in this website if you log in with Patreon.
These include your Patreon user id, Patreon username, your first, last names and your vanity name. Additionally, the id of your campaign at Patreon and your campaign’s Patreon URL are also saved.
If you request that your data be deleted from this website, this data will also be deleted and Patreon functionality will not work. You would need to register on this website and log in to this website with Patreon again in order to re-populate this data and have Patreon functionality working again.