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Privacy Policy & Cookie Information

At The Fiction Desk we take your right to privacy seriously. On this page, we’ve laid out exactly what we do – and what we don’t do – with the information we gather about you.

1. Transactions

For your security, all of our credit card transactions are handled by PayPal. We do not store credit card details, nor do we share customer details with any third parties.

2. Subscriber information

We don't sell our subscriber list, or share it with anybody else. So you can subscribe or purchase from us safely, and you won't receive spam or junk mail from "companies that may be of interest to you".

3. Our statistics

Like most websites, thefictiondesk.com uses a simple statistics program to enable us to gather certain information about our readers. This information tells us which countries our viewers come from, and what sort of browser and computer system they use. It also tells us where on the internet they came from, e.g. from a Google search, so that we can (for example) see how well one of our advertising campaigns is doing.

It doesn’t tell us anything personal about you; your name, your address, and who you are is nobody’s business but your own.

We use the information collected simply to see how many people are looking at our site, which pages are populat, which countries our users from, and how people are discovering our website.

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If you choose to contact us through our contact form, we will only use the details you provide to enable us to reply to your enquiry. We won’t add you to our mailing list without your permission, and we won’t sell your contact details to anybody else.

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