Policies

PRIVACY POLICY

Sequestrum is committed to protecting the privacy of our subscribers and other people who provide us with their personal information. We have created this privacy policy so that you can learn what Sequestrum does with your information. This policy covers information that is collected online as well as offline. By providing Sequestrum with your personal information, you agree to be bound by the terms of this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time, and we encourage you to check it periodically.

At Sequestrum, we take web security seriously and value transparency. Subscriptions are processed through Braintree, a division of PayPal. By partnering with PayPal and Braintree, transactions are processed by industry-leaders in online payments and security. Data shared with Sequestrum is not sold to third parties. Any further data we use is non-identifiable, such as site traffic.

Checkout and other vital pages are SSL secured, and Sequestrum is monitored by SiteLock daily.

Sequestrum recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. We provide this Privacy Statement to help you understand what we may do with any personal information that we obtain from you. By providing your personal information to us, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement, and agree that we may collect, use, and disclose your personal information as described herein. If you do not agree to this statement, please do not provide your personal information to us via this website.

Information You Provide to Us

In general, Sequestrum uses information it obtains from you in order to communicate with you about Sequestrum events and activities, and to communicate with you about subscriptions and/or submissions to Sequestrum (as applicable). To communicate effectively with visitors to our website, we may ask you for personally-identifiable information that can include, as an example, your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, or other information entered on checkout or newsletter pages. It is your choice to provide us with this personal information; we will only collect personal information that you provide. Sequestrum will never sell or trade personally-identifiable information you provide to us through this website unless we have your consent to share the information, or we are sharing such information in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal process.

To help deliver Sequestrum’s services, Sequestrum sometimes uses third party service providers and vendors (“Outside Contractors”). Sequestrum may share your information with these Outside Contractors as necessary for those providers to provide the services in question. Access to your personally identifiable information by these Outside Contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary in order for the Outside Contractors to perform their limited functions for us.

We also use information about the writers and artists whose work we publish to promote Sequestrum. Each writer and artist whose work we publish agrees that Sequestrum shall be permitted to use his or her name, biographical information, and likeness to promote Sequestrum and its activities.

Sequestrum may use non-personal data that is aggregated for reporting about Sequestrum web site usability, performance, and effectiveness. It may be used to improve the experience, usability, and content of the site.

Sequestrum may use personal information to provide services that support the activities of Sequestrum members and their collaboration on the Sequestrum standards and projects. When accessing Sequestrum members-only web pages, your personal user information may be tracked in order to support collaboration, ensure authorized access, and enable communication between members.

Credit card information may be collected to facilitate membership applications. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service (such as Braintree), and a management company external Sequestrum may provide support for the financial activities of Sequestrum. Sequestrum may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.

Occasionally, the Sequestrum website may allow you to click on links that will take you to third party websites. If you click on these links, please note that the Sequestrum privacy policy does not apply to these third party websites, and we encourage you to read the privacy policy of the new sites you may visit. Finally, Sequestrum may disclose your personally identifiable information to law enforcement officials and/or governmental authorities if we believe that we are required to do so by law.

Information Sharing

Sequestrum does not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of this information. However, Sequestrum reserves the right to supply any such information to any organization into which Sequestrum may merge in the future or to which it may make any transfer in order to enable a third party to continue part or all of its mission. We also reserve the right to release personal information to protect our systems or business. In addition, please be aware that in certain circumstances, Sequestrum may be obligated to release your personal information pursuant to judicial or other government subpoenas, warrants, or other orders. In keeping with our open process, Sequestrum may maintain publicly accessible archives for the majority of our activities. For example, posting an email to any of the Sequestrum public mail lists or discussion forums, subscribing to one of our newsletters or registering for one of our public meetings may result in your email address becoming part of the publicly accessible archives. On some sites, anonymous users are allowed to post content and/or participate in forum discussions. In such a case, since no user name can be associated with such a user, the IP address number of a user is used as an identifier.

When posting content or messages to Sequestrum anonymously, your IP address may be revealed to the public. If you are a registered member of a Sequestrum website or email list, you should be aware that some items of your personal information may be visible to other members and to the public. Sequestrum member databases may retain information about your name, e-mail address, company affiliation (if an organizational member), and such other personal address and identifying data as you choose to supply. That data may be visible to other of Sequestrum members and to the public.

Your name, e-mail address, and other information you may supply also may be associated in Sequestrum publicly accessible records with Sequestrum committees, working groups, and similar activities that you join, in various places, including: (i) the permanently-posted attendance and membership records of those activities; (ii) documents generated by the activity, which may be permanently archived; and, (iii) along with message content, in the permanent archives of Sequestrum e-mail lists, which also may be public. Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our web site, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use.

Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these. Given the international scope of Sequestrum websites, personal information may be visible to persons outside your country of residence, including to persons in countries that your own country’s privacy laws and regulations deem deficient in ensuring an adequate level of protection for such information.

If you are unsure whether this Privacy Policy is in conflict with applicable local rules, you should not submit your information. If you are located within the European Union, you should note that your information will be transferred to the United States, which is deemed by the European Union to have inadequate data protection. Nevertheless, in accordance with local laws implementing European Union Directive 95/46/EC of 24 October 1995 (“EU Privacy Directive”) on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to its transfer to and/or storage in the United States of America. If you do not want your personal information collected and used by Sequestrum, please do not visit the Sequestrum web site or apply for memberhsip or email lists.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

Sequestrum are committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may access members’ personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. Certain areas of Sequstrum web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a membersonly resource is being accessed.

Subscription and Newsletter Registration

If you use our website to register for a subscription or newsletter, we require that you provide us with certain personally-identifiable information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, and credit card number. This information is necessary to process your application and to contact you. When you submit this information via the registration form, it is encrypted when transmitting it to our website.

Information Gathered Automatically

When you visit our site, some information such as your Internet network address, Internet service provider, operating system, web browser version, site from which you arrived, and the time and date of your visit may be collected automatically as part of normal site operation. This information is not personally identifiable, and we do not link this information to any personally identifiable information you submit while using our site. This information is used solely to track web browsing patterns to better understand how our site is being used, and when necessary, to troubleshoot problems with the site.

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer for record-keeping purposes. Session cookies expire and are removed from your hard drive when you close your web browser. Persistent cookies remain on your hard drive for extended periods of time. We use both session and persistent cookies on this site. The use of cookies helps us to assist your use of certain aspects of the site, and also helps us evaluate usage patterns so that we can improve site content and organization. We do not link the information we store in persistent cookies to any personally-identifiable information you submit while using our site.
You can delete persistent cookies by following the directions provided with your web browser. You may also set your web browser to reject cookies from our site. If you choose to do this, you may still use our site, but you may not be able to access the full functionality of some sections of the site. You can obtain more information about how to manage cookies from aboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

Some sections of our website use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how people use our site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website includes your Internet network address. This information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on its servers. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website administrators, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your network address with any other data held by Google. To disable Google Analytics’ tracking of your usage of our site, you may disable cookies in your browser; however, please note that by doing so you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. To learn more, visit the Google Analytics Privacy Overview and Google’s privacy policy.

Use of This Site by Children

Sequestrum is not designed for or intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we request that such individuals do not submit personally-identifiable information to this site.

Access to and Accuracy of Member Information

Sequestrum is committed to keeping the personal information of our members accurate. All the information you have submitted to us can be verified and changed. In order to do this, please email us a request. We may provide members with online access to their own personal profiles, enabling them to update or delete information at any time. To protect our members’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify identity, such as a user ID and password, before granting access to modify personal profile data. Certain areas of Sequestrum web sites may limit access to specific individuals through the use of passwords or other personal identifiers; a password prompt is your indication that a membersonly resource is being accessed.

Security

We follow generally accepted industry practices to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. and you should take this into account when submitting personal or confidential information about yourself on any web site, including this one.  Sequestrum assume no liability for the interception, alteration, or misuse of the information you provide. You alone are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your personal information. Please use care when use access this web site and provide personal information. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially reasonable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Opting Out

From time to time Sequestrum may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements. If you have questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us.

Additional TERMS AND CONDITIONS

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”) BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

GENERAL USE RESTRICTIONS

Sequestrum LLC, or third parties granting rights to Sequestrum LLC, holds all right, title and interest in and to the information and content on this website (“Website”). These materials, including, but not limited to, (i) the company names, trade names, logos and designs owned by Sequestrum LLC appearing on the Website; and (ii) text, art and audio content, are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws.

Except as expressly authorized herein, you have no right to copy, download, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, alter or enhance any of the content on this Website in any manner.

Unauthorized use of this Website or misuse of any content posted on this Website is strictly prohibited. The limited permission granted by these Terms and Conditions terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms.

UPDATES AND REVISIONS TO CONTENT & POLICIES

Sequestrum was organized to publish and promote a wide range of voices and viewpoints. Our goal is to foster an open dialogue and exchange of ideas, but we reserve the right in all instances to remove content from our website and other online platforms (or to not publish content) that we deem objectionable or offensive, or which we believe features authors or publishing professionals who do not embody Sequestrum’s standards of ethics and social responsibility. In addition, we reserve the right to modify or delete content on our Website due to changes in our editorial direction or vision or for other reasons.

We may also modify these Terms (or our other policies) or the information on this Website without notice at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms, policies, information or content on this Website. You agree to review these Terms periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of this Website shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms.

COMMENTS

Sequestrum LLC reserves the right to at any time, without notice, and in our sole discretion: (i) edit, not include within, or remove from some or all of any comments you provide (“Comments”) to the Website and from any other form of it’s associated media (“Media”) and (ii) terminate your ability to post Comments to the Website and it’s Media.

Your Comments may not include any material that (a) defames, threatens, harasses, abuses or slanders any person; (b) invades or infringes any person’s rights of privacy or publicity; (c) violates copyrights or other intellectual property rights or that is otherwise unlawful; (d) is sexually explicit or obscene; (e) constitutes advertisements; or (f) solicits business.

When you provide a Comment to the Website or Media, you agree to accept sole responsibility for, and assume all liability (including for claims of infringement, libel and slander) associated with such Comment, including the information, statements, facts, and material contained therein.

By providing a Comment to the Website or Media, you grant us a world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and freely sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display your Comment anywhere, for any purpose, whether commercial or non-commercial, and in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

THIRD-PARTY INTERACTION AND LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Opinions and other statements expressed by contributors are theirs alone and not opinions of Sequestrum LLC. Content created by any contributor is the sole responsibility of the contributor and Sequestrum LLC does not guarantee its accuracy and completeness.

This Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not under our control or third parties may link to this Website. Links to or from a third-party website do not imply any affiliation between us and the website owner, or an endorsement, approval, or verification by us of any information or content available on such third-party websites. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for the accuracy or completeness of the content on any such third-party websites. These third-party websites may have a privacy policy different from ours and such third party websites may provide less security than this Website. By providing access to other websites, we are not recommending the purchase or sale of products or services provided by the sponsoring organization of any linked website.

We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website to which you provide personally-identifiable information.
This Privacy Statement applies only to information collected by this website.

This includes Submittable, Facebook, Twitter, and any other linked site.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision or portion of these Terms is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and the Terms will be severable and will remain in effect to the extent consistent with the intent of the Terms.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THIS WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ITS INFORMATION AND CONTENT. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. CONTRIBUTORS, AND NOT SEQUESTRUM LLC, ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE WEBSITE.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR OR ANY OTHER USER’S REQUIREMENTS; (ii) ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR FREE OF ERRORS; OR (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE AS A RESULT OF ANY VIRUSES, ERRORS, OR OTHER PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF VISITING THIS WEBSITE.

TO THE EXTENT THAT THE LAW DOES NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, ALL CONTENT ACCESSIBLE ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE TO WHICH WE LINK, AND ALL OPERATIONS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE WARRANTED ONLY TO THE MINIMUM AMOUNT LEGALLY REQUIRED.

NO LIABILITY

IN USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE OR USE THEREOF OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF WE, OR REPRESENTATIVES THEREOF, ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and, at our option, defend Sequestrum LLC and our officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any and all third-party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising from your improper use of this Website or our products or offerings, your violation of these Terms, your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, or any Comment you provided to the Website or Media.

GOVERNING LAW AND CHOICE OF FORUM

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Colorado, without giving effect to its principles or rules of conflicts of laws to the extent such principles or rules are not mandatorily applicable by statute and would require or permit the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to your use of this Website or these Terms shall be filed only in the federal court located in the state of Colorado and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Changes to This Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently.

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