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This Privacy Statement was last updated on December 15, 2003

Our services are made available by the The Philip K. Dick Trust, its contractors and affiliates (collectively "PhilipKDick.com").

PhilipKDick.com values its users and their concerns about privacy. Because of our commitment to these values, PhilipKDick.com engages in consistent information practices and uses its best efforts to make clear disclosures regarding those practices. This Privacy Statement is a part of that effort.

In general, PhilipKDick.com does not collect, store, use or disclose personally identifying information except in very specific instances such as voluntary participation in one of our Visitor Surveys, New Content Alerts, or Contact Form. If you choose to participate in a survey or fill out any web-based form on this site, you may be asked to provide information such as your name and e-mail address. Whenever we ask for such information, you will have a choice regarding whether to provide it, how it will be used, and to whom it will be disclosed. The instances in which PhilipKDick.com does collect and use information are specifically described in this Privacy Statement.


What does this Privacy Statement cover?

This Privacy Statement applies to the collection, use, storage and disclosure of information by PhilipKDick.com. If there are exceptions, we will disclose them prior to collecting any information, and give you the opportunity to choose not to participate or provide the information. By using our services and our Web site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as it is outlined in this document.

PhilipKDick.com may occasionally change this Privacy Statement. Changes will be posted here to ensure you will always be informed of the information we collect, how we use it, and the circumstances under which it might be disclosed.

Please be aware that, as an integral part of our service, PhilipKDick.com provides links to Web sites operated by third parties. PhilipKDick.com is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices or the content of those third party Web sites or applications.



What information is collected and how is it used?

PhilipKDick.com may collect any or all of the following types of information: (a) traffic or click-through data, and (b) contact information and other personally identifying information. PhilipKDick.com's collection and use of each type of data is described below, as well as the ways (if any) in which the data may be shared with third parties.

(a) Traffic and Click-through Data.
Our systems are set up to gather certain anonymous data to help us to better administer the site, track user's movement, analyze trends, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This automatically gathered data includes your computer's Internet" Protocol ("IP") address. Traffic and click-through data is not personally identifying or identifiable, and is not supplemented or combined with personally identifying or identifiable information. PhilipKDick.com shares this traffic and click-through information with selected third parties, but only in aggregated, anonymous form. In addition, PhilipKDick.com uses the information in aggregate form to as market research to improve our services and develop content of interest to our visitors.

(b) Cookies.
Cookies are small files we send to and store on your computer in order to recognize it as a unique machine. At the present time, PhilipKDick.com does not utilize cookies.

(c) Contact Information or Personally Identifying Information.
PhilipKDick.com can obtain access to your name, e-mail address and other contact information only in the following instances: 1) you voluntarily participate in a visitor survey; 2) you provide comments on our Contact Form; 3) you request information such as New Content Alerts from PhilipKDick.com and provide your name or return contact information, or (4) you provide the information in connection with a special offer or contest.

Contact information provided in connection with problems, comments, or requests is used only to deliver mail or respond to those problems, comments or requests. This information is not stored or used in connection with traffic or click-through data and is provided to a third party only if necessary to respond to the comment, problem or request.

In order to properly administer New Content Alert accounts, we may need to communicate via e-mail with users enrolled in that service. In most instances, these email contacts are related to actual alerts, maintenance and service issues. From time to time, users enrolled in these programs may receive other information we believe that user may find of use or interest.

Finally, you may choose to provide contact information, other personally identifying information, and demographic information in order to participate in optional surveys or contests, which are run for promotional purposes. PhilipKDick.com uses such information to send you information about its content or services and for market research to develop new products or services we believe to be of interest to our visitors.

In addition to using your personal information as described above, note that we may disclose the information we collect about you when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities who may be causing injury to you, to us or to others, and may also disclose such information when we believe that the law requires it.



Is data stored by PhilipKDick.com secure?

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, PhilipKDick.com has put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online. Your name and e-mail address serve as a unique identifier in our record system, and your email address is used to prevent unauthorized access to any information collected by PhilipKDick.com.

However, as with any internet site, you should consider information transmitted to PhilipKDick.com (such as data, questions or answers, comments, or suggestions) as non-confidential, and agree that PhilipKDick.com will not be liable or responsible if information that belongs to you is intercepted and used by an unintended recipient.



Does PhilipKDick.com collect personally identifying information from or about children?

PhilipKDick.com uses reasonable efforts not to collect, use or disclose individually identifiable information from children under the age of 13. Our services are not targeted at children, and children may not utilize any portion of our service that requires registration.



How can I access or correct any personally identifying information?

To request a copy of the personally identifiable information you have sent to PhilipKDick.com, please send an e-mail containing your request to [email protected] You must provide your full name and the e-mail address from which the request is received (and to which the response will be sent) must match the e-mail on file with PhilipKDick.com. You may then correct or delete such information using the procedures specified in the e-mail.



How do I find out more about PhilipKDick.com's information practices?

If you have any questions about anything in this Privacy Statement, or about collection of personally identifiable information, please contact PhilipKDick.com via email at [email protected] You may also use the previous contact information if you think any information about you is inaccurate, incomplete, or if you want to change the sort of information about you that PhilipKDick.com may have collected.

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