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Personally Identifiable Information
universeofsymbolism.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
universeofsymbolism.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.
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If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
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You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
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We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
Children's Privacy Protection
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
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If we sell universeofsymbolism.com, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
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Last updated: 5/25/2018
Universe of Symbolism does not allow copy/pasting
We work very hard to create valuable and original content for our website. However copy-pasting from our site by others is very high and unfortunately the vast majority of people who copy-paste actually never give credit to this the original website. Doing this is a copyright violation and plagiarism is rampant - many times others actually assign themselves as the author. We have found our material on more websites than we can count -- without any attribution.
If/when we find our content on other websites, we will immediately request that the material be taken down. If our request is not honored we will without hesitation engage the DMCA.
In perusing the internet you'll see many websites basically copying entire texts from books and putting it up on their website, especially in the animal symbolism genre. Doing this dilutes the value of the content and in addition my site gets penalized by search engines because others have copied my content!
If we do quote an author, we will always give due credit.
We want you thoroughly enjoy our site, but we also want to keep the rights to our work.
Thank you for your understanding.