The Bitter Student wants to do right by you, and that starts with respecting your privacy - something we take very seriously. The following are policies we have implemented with you in mind. This is how we govern our content community.
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We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.
If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we will use your name and email address to send the newsletter to you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe.
We also use Google Drive to backup our newsletter information, including contact details. We do this in case of data lose from one of the the providers.
In any case, we keep your information secure and safe.
You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of the newsletter.
We use Google Analytics to provide us with data or statistics from a User for the duration the User remains on our Site.
We use this data (such as bounce rate, search terms used) to deliver a better website experience which includes, but is not limited to, improving customer service, personalize the user experience, improve our Site, and to run promotions. All information is kept strictly anonymous.
The cookies used by Google Analytics do not identify users nor do they associate IP addresses with any personally identifiable information.
We provide you a way to opt out of this because we respect your privacy. You are able to visit the Google Analytics website, where you will find Google’s “opt-out” tools for various web browsers.
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Sharing your personal information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.
Third party websites
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensor and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.
Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.
The Bitter Student respects copyright law (http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf.) and expects its users and content creators to do the same. We will terminate in appropriate circumstances any content creators and subscriber who are established to be repeat infringers. If you believe that anyone has violated your copyright rights through use of our Services, you may email us, and we will thoroughly investigate your claim upon notification.
Copyright Notice to Content Creators
Content Creators must comply with all applicable intellectual property laws, such as copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret laws, when posting Content to our Site. Do not submit any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. If you have permission from said owner, you need to submit, in writing, proof of permission. The Bitter Student, LLC will direct any claims of misused content from other sources to the contributor who submitted the piece. Writers are responsible for their own submissions. This site distributes, posts, and facilitates discussion of authors’ pieces.
The Bitter Student, LLC is an inclusive community that fosters diversity. Therefore, we respect the opinions, beliefs, and views of all Users.
We encourage dialogue and discussion on our Site, but we reserve the right to remove any and all comments our team deems inappropriate without further explanation.
The views of authors and content creators to the Site are not the express opinion of The Bitter Student (unless otherwise stated).
We reserve the right to edit, promote, and engage with content as we see fit. Further, we reserve the right to dismiss and accept content without reason. We do work to provide balanced coverage and varied opinions to maintain the integrity of this publication and site.
All works submitted and published to this site are the property of The Bitter Student, LLC and cannot be reproduced or used in any way without express consent from the editorial team. For permission, you may write to us at the address below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submission to the Site is acknowledgment of these terms.
The Bitter Student
PO BOX 542011
Birmingham, AL 35254 USA
Updated March 27, 2018