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Privacy Policy

Updated: September 4, 2011

Important- Read Carefully:

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) states the terms and conditions under which Adducent, Inc.., and its imprints (collectively, “Adducent, Booknology, Fortis, ONEWorld and Escrire). “We,” “Our” or “Us”) will agree to allow you (“You” or “Your”) to use Our web sites, including, without limitation –

The imprints and/or brands

Adducent

Booknology

Fortis

ONEWorld

Escrire

(Collectively, the “Sites” and each a “Site”) and the materials accessible on the Sites, and governs your use of the Sites. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using any of the Sites, You agree to be legally bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree with any term or condition of this Agreement, do not use the Sites.

Adducent, Inc. reserves the right to modify this Agreement without advance notice to you. However, you can review the current version of this Agreement by clicking on the “Terms of Use” link at the bottom of every page of the Sites. You can determine when this Agreement was last revised by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this Agreement. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by such modifications.

Adducent, Inc.reserves the right to modify this Agreement without advance notice to you. However, you can review the current version of this Agreement by clicking on the “Terms of Use” link at the bottom of every page of the Sites. You can determine when this Agreement was last revised by referring to the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this Agreement. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you will be bound by such modifications.

We reserve the right, at any time and from time to time, temporarily or permanently, in whole or in part, to: modify or discontinue any of the Sites, with or without notice; charge fees in connection with the use of the Sites; modify and/or waive any fees charged in connection with the Sites; and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Sites. You agree that We shall not be liable to You or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any of the Sites, in whole or in part, or of any Service, content, feature or product offered through the Sites. Your continued use of a Site after such changes have occurred will indicate your acceptance of such changes. (collectively, the “Site”) and is part of the Terms of Use Agreement that states the terms and conditions under which Adducent, Inc. will agree to allow you to use the Site (unless a different policy is provided on a particular site, in which case such different policy will control).

For the full text of the Terms of Use Agreement, please see the Adducent, Inc. terms of use agreement. Adducent, Inc. are providing this Policy to explain our online information practices and the way that we may collect, use and disclose information about you. Your use of the Site indicates that you have read and accepted our privacy practices, as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

If you do not agree with any term or condition of this Policy or the Terms of Use Agreement, do not use the Site.

The Information We Collect and How We Use It

Adducent, Inc. does not intentionally share any Personally Identifiable Information (as defined below) with any unaffiliated third party except: (1) as described in this Policy; (2) as disclosed at the time your Personally Identifiable Information is provided; or (3) with your consent.

Adducent, Inc. learns certain information about you from your visit to the Site, and what we do with this information depends on what you do when you are visiting the Site, the information that you provide and the choices that you make with respect to information that we collect. This Policy lets you know what choices, access and security you have with respect to the information Adducent, Inc. collects.

When we use the term “Personally Identifiable Information” we mean any information that can be used to identify a specific individual, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, resume information, date of birth or pictures. When we refer to “Aggregate Information” we mean information that does not allow us to identify a specific individual, such as demographic information, areas visited on the Site or what browser was used to access the Site.

Personally Identifiable Information

Adducent, Inc. may collect, use, and store Personally Identifiable Information about you when you provide such information. What we collect depends on what information you choose to provide to us. Adducent, Inc. may collect and use such Personally Identifiable Information: (i) to provide you with requested information or services relating to the Site, its books or other business activities; (ii) to send you promotions or newsletters; (iii) to permit you to enter sweepstakes or contests; (iv) to evaluate you for job opportunities at Adducent, Inc. if you submit a resume; (v) to allow you to participate in online games; (vi) to allow you to post to the Site; (vii) to effectively administer the Site and our business operations; (viii) to fulfill your purchases; and (ix) as disclosed when you provide your information.

On certain areas of the Site you may also provide names and email addresses to allow you to send information or materials (such as articles, trailers or themed e-cards) to other individuals. If you choose to participate in these offerings, please make sure that you have permission to enter the other individual’s information. Adducent, Inc. will not use the other individual’s email address that you provide to us for any other purpose, unless otherwise disclosed to you at the time you provide such information.

If you choose to participate in user forums that may be hosted on the Site, you will have the opportunity to share ideas and thoughts about various topics with other visitors. Such user forums may consist of a web blog, chat functionality (including within a game), message board and other interactive services we may offer from time to time. We may also provide you with the ability to create public profiles on the Site. Use of user forums and profiles is governed by the Site’s terms of use User forums and profiles may be accessible by all visitors or all participating visitors, and users of these services should be mindful that any information posted to any user forum or profile, including any Personally Identifiable Information, will become public information and will be available to other visitors to the Site. Therefore, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy does not apply to protect any information, including any Personally Identifiable Information that you may disclose in user forums and profiles. Accordingly, if you choose to participate in any user forums or create any profiles, and to post information to such user forums or profiles, please use discretion.

In some cases, we may use a third party payment service to collect and process payments made through the Site. In such cases, you will be directed to a web page hosted by such third party, and not by us, and any Personally Identifiable Information that you provide through the this web page will be collected by such third party, not by us, and will be subject to such third party’s privacy policy, rather than this Policy. We have no control over, and shall not be responsible for, such third party’s use of your Personally Identifiable Information. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POLICY DOES NOT ADDRESS THE COLLECTION, USE AND/OR DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION THROUGH A THIRD PARTY PAYMENT SERVICE OR BY ANY THIRD PARTIES.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

Adducent, Inc. may gather and store Aggregate Information about visitors. The collection of this Aggregate Information serves a variety of purposes, including enabling Adducent, Inc. to measure the number of visitors to various portions of the Site, diagnose problems with our server, administer the Site and track visitor activity. Among other things, Adducent, Inc. will use this Aggregate Information to learn more about what you and our customers are expecting from our services, and to tailor and improve the Site. Because Aggregate Information collected on the Site does not personally identify you, we may use Aggregate Information for any purpose whatsoever, and share Aggregate Information with third parties for any purpose whatsoever.

Adducent, Inc. and its service providers may collect environmental variables (such as your MAC address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, OS version, Internet browser, and Internet browser version). Cookies or other similar technologies may be used by Adducent, Inc. or others, including third-parties, to gather information. Cookies are electronic files that your web browser places on your hard drive to retain information relating to visits to and use of a website. Although cookies allow you to visit the Site more efficiently, you may elect to disengage them by changing your browser properties. Each browser is different, so please review your browser properties to determine how to disengage cookies.

In addition, we may collect data by using so-called “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs” or similar means (collectively, “Pixel Tags”) in connection with Site pages and HTML-formatted e-mail messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and e-mail recipients, determine the success of marketing campaigns and compile aggregate statistics about Site usage and response rates.
Your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address is an identifying number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. This number is identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you visit the Site, along with the time(s) of your visit(s) and the page(s) that you visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice on the Internet and is done automatically by many websites.

When We Disclose Personally Identifiable Information

Adducent, Inc. works with third parties who provide services to it and we may share your Personally Identifiable Information with those third parties, including without limitation: website hosting or information technology consulting services, website management, distribution, marketing and promotion services or partners, newsletters, data analysis, legal services, accounting services, credit card processing services, purchase fulfillment services and other administrative and back-up and security services.

Adducent, Inc. may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information in connection with such sweepstakes, contest or other promotion. Such disclosures may include, for example, posting your entry or submission and attributing it to you, fulfilling your prize, including your name on a published winners list, sharing information with a co-sponsor or promotional partner or as provided under the official rules relating to the sweepstakes, contest or promotion.

Adducent, Inc. may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information in order to: (1) comply with applicable laws; (2) respond to governmental inquiries or requests; (3) comply with valid legal process; (4) protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Adducent, Inc. Site visitors or the public; (5) permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain; and (6) enforce our Terms of Use Agreement.

In addition, Adducent, Inc. may disclose Personally Identifiable Information to third parties whose products and services we believe may be of interest to you for their marketing purposes.
In the event there is a change in the corporate structure of Adducent, Inc. including without limitation, merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of substantial assets, Adducent, Inc. may, in its sole and absolute discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected on and through the Site, including without limitation, Aggregate Information and Personally Identifiable Information concerning visitors, to one or more affiliated or unaffiliated third parties.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, we support and comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), and we do not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children without parental consent. We recognize the importance of safeguarding the privacy of children and encourage parents to check and monitor their children’s use of online activities regularly. We will not condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the child providing more Personally Identifiable Information than is reasonably necessary for participation in such activity. References to “child” or “children” throughout this Policy refer to children under the age of thirteen (13). “Parent” is used to refer to both parents and legal guardians.

Adducent, Inc. currently does not disclose personally Identifiable Information about children to third parties, as defined by COPPA. We may disclose such information to service providers that provide services to us, such as support Site operations and online services and other services.

Collection and Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information about Children

Adducent, Inc. may collect non-personally identifiable information or Aggregate Information from children in the manner described in the section above entitled “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” Because Aggregate Information does not personally identify any child, we may use and/or disclose such information for any purpose.

Parental Rights

COPPA provides that parents of children can: (1) review a description of the specific types of Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child; (2) refuse to allow any further use, maintenance in retrievable form or future collection of Personally Identifiable Information about your child; (3) obtain any Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child; and (4) delete Personally Identifiable Information collected from your child that is contained on the Site. To exercise any of these rights, please contact us via this website.

In some cases, we may permit the parent to exercise some or all of these rights through use of an online dashboard. The dashboard may also allow the parent to choose the type of activity the child can engage in (for example, whether the child will be able to chat on the Sites, or just have access to “canned” chat, which consists of phrases created by Adducent, Inc.) and/or to otherwise restrict the child’s activities on the Sites (for example, the number of hours, or what days, the child can play games on the Sites).

Changing Personally Identifiable Information

If you would like to correct or change Personally Identifiable Information that you have previously provided to us, please contact us via this website.

Choice and Opt Out

When you provide us with your Personally Identifiable Information we may ask you to indicate whether you are interested in receiving our newsletter or other email communications from us. We may also ask you if you are interested in receiving email or other communications from our affiliates and from selected third parties about products and activities that we believe may be of interest to you. At any time, you may change your preferences by contacting us via via this website.

Location of Information Collected and Maintained

The Site is hosted in the United States. By providing Personally Identifiable Information and other information on the Site, you understand and consent to the collection, use, processing and transfer of such information to the United States.

Security

Adducent, Inc. takes reasonable security precautions to safeguard the Personally Identifiable Information that you choose to provide against the loss, misuse, alteration and unauthorized access of such information. Unfortunately, no security system is perfect and no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem. Please contact us via this website.

Links to Other Websites

On the Site, you may have the opportunity to follow a link from or to other websites maintained by third parties (e.g., iTunes and Amazon, etc.). Because these other websites may not be hosted or controlled by Adducent, Inc. however, we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those websites. Therefore, the privacy policies with respect to those websites may differ from those applicable to the Site and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of each of those other websites.

Changes to this Policy

Adducent, Inc. reserves the right to modify this Policy and any modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting. You can review the current version of this Policy by clicking on the “Privacy Policy” link at the bottom of every page of the Site. We will announce material changes to this Policy, to be determined in ArkWatch Holding’s sole and absolute discretion, by posting the revised draft of this Policy on the Site. You can determine when this Policy was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this page. By continuing to use the Site after a revised policy has been posted, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, in whole or part, please do not continue using the Site.

 How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us via this website.

Some (not all) of our Feedback & Testimonials

  • “Excellent, as usual, Dennis Lowery!” Pietro Montevecchio
    [commenting at G+ on, Night Descending]
  • “Fantastic writing. Captivating. A book for all ages, you do not get much of those! Cannot wait for the next one.” Miemie
  • “Dennis, well, I’ve perused your sites, and ALL you’ve put out there. I must say NOTHING and no one comes close… not even 10% of what you present. [This next is to his attorney who is reviewing my standard agreement]: I have talked to a number of prospects [writers] and none come close to how I feel about, Dennis.” L .M. [ghostwriting client prospects, name withheld due to confidentiality - commenting via email]
  • “My appreciation and thanks also go to Adducent (under their Fortis publishing imprint) for giving an unpublished writer a chance and for the editorial and administrative support they provided.” Bud Durand
  • “’The moon mocked his baldness even more than the girls in the village.’ –> LOL. That made me laugh. Great story! Especially the irony at the end, how it was his personality the girls didn’t like, not his baldness. Nicely done ♥” Nyan C.
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “A great and indeed agonizing story of a young girl who experiences life changing events in a short period of time. Evil meets good face to face. This novel was surprising, captivating and brilliantly written.” Tutu
  • “Excellent short story. Your writing style reminds me of my favorite short story author–O’Henry!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Jim Zumwalt
  • “The author has not only created a wonderful mix of fact and fiction, he has created characters that are very believable. It makes you believe the characters in the story are real. Usually this is the part of stories that are missing. The story line is great but the characters are flat. Not so with this one.”
  • “Mesmerising…” Nina M.
    [on reading an excerpt from "The Forbidden Journal"]
  • “I liked that little excerpt [from The Devil’s Writer] very much Dennis; A story with a promise to entertain and captivate.” Michael Koontz
  • “I enjoyed the Mirabella book so much it was hard to put down once I started reading it. I look forward to reading other books you have written or published. Thanks a lot.” Kathy Rosson
    posted on Facebook
  • “Nicely written, anecdotal, and peppered with humor and photos…” HRC
  • “I really need to take this to heart. I tend to blindly believe everyone is good and I’ve been burned a good few times because of it. I enjoyed reading this. It is wise.” NJ
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "About Being Good... to Others"]
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “Very nice writing!” [comment upon reading, “Rising Sun ~ Setting Sun”] Alexander M.
  • “I like it!!! You have me hooked. The descriptions aren’t overwhelming. The dialogue seems realistic and I could see this becoming a novel soon. Nice job on this piece!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Dennis is highly competent, expert editor and writer, exhibits excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. His creativity is unprecedented and noteworthy.” Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris
    Director, Center for Women Veterans at Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • “Dennis, the project went exactly as you described it when we first spoke. As I mentioned during our last conversation, your insight, direction, and patience were invaluable to me as I learned about the process and asked a seemingly endless number of questions. I have no doubt that you spent significantly more time guiding me through this process than you had planned, and I am grateful for your kindness and generosity. It is extraordinarily refreshing to work with someone who does what he says he will do, on time, without excuses or drama, and delivers a finished product as promised. I wish more people would conduct business in the manner you do.Many thanks for your help and best regards.” George W. Clarke, President, Clarke Resources
  • “Working with Dennis Lowery has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional career. He can do it all, and make it look easy. He has all the skills and attributes needed to help his clients succeed. He is so easy to work with and always delivers great results. Dennis should be on everyone’s speed dial.” Kerry Kachejian
    President & CEO, Bold Solutions, LLC
  • “Very interesting little piece of flash fiction [A tale Lost At Sea…]. I enjoyed this very much. I was very pleased to find no grammar errors in this, and the diction and syntax were fantastic. It’s nice to read a story from the hand of a professional writer!” Heidi L.
  • “Interesting and suspenseful. I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention, I can’t want for the next one!” Cindy Chaney
  • “Good hearted people need to read this.” [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Rebecca W.
    on Facebook
  • “Honestly, your writings are written so well and so personally that I’ve never been drawn in by what someone has had to say so much in my life.” Reader of Dennis Lowery's personal blog
  • “Tremendously enjoy reading all the stories you share with us Dennis Lowery. Especially liked tone and setting in this story.” NMJ
    [On reading the flashfiction piece, A Tale Lost at Sea...]
  • “This is a very nice beginning. Each sentence helped to evoke an overall emotion. I can definitely see how you show and not tell. Great work!” Annie W.
    [on reading an excerpt from an early part of Dennis Lowery's The Devil’s Writer]
  • “To the team at Adducent who carried out my vision, particular president (and senior editor) Dennis Lowery. His patience, wisdom, insight and experience helped me navigate the many hurdles in publishing a book. His entire team was a pleasure to work with and always available to answer any question or concern which arose along this journey.” Greg Slavonic, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.), author of Leadership in Action | Principles Forged in the Crucible of Military Service Can Lead Corporate America Back to the Top
  • “I wanted to thank you for the beautiful posts you wrote recently. They stay with me for a long time. I hear the words in my heart and always amazed at their timing, with things that happen in my life. It gives me strength. Please keep inspiring us all.” Galit Breman
    [subscriber to www.DennisLowery.com]
  • “I realize you probably get hundreds of email messages, and I don’t expect mine to stand out any more than anyone else’s would. Your writings, on the other hand, seem to have come into my life at just the right moment. I’ve just read “Of A Death…and A Life”, and while I know they weren’t, your words could have been written for me.”
  • “After reading through this draft I am truly overwhelmed with gratitude for such a meaningful quality product. I believe this book will be a blessing for many people for years to come.” Ghostwriting Client (name withheld due to confidentiality agreement)
  • “I have been on the road. Went to Office Depot and printed all. Everything is awesome; I love it! Great minds think alike.” –Business executive/ghostwriting client comment via email on reading the final draft of the adventure/thriller novel written for him based on his rough idea.]
  • “Dennis Lowery encouraged me to complete the book and provided invaluable editing assistance and guidance in navigating the vast oceans of the world of publishing.” Hank McKinney, Rear Admiral, USN (Retired)
  • “Well written and full of good information.” Richard R.
  • “This is a very impressive piece and I’d be very willing to read more when or if there will be more to the story! Good Job!” Liam P.
    [about reading an excerpt from an early part of The Devil’s Writer]
  • “Dennis Lowery showed me how to get the project across the goal line. Without him, my book may not have been published.” Kerry C. Kachejian
  • “I’ve had the good fortune for the past five years to work closely with Dennis on several different book projects. He is a highly skilled writer and editor and showed unequaled patience when answering the mountain of any questions I presented him on a regular basis. I know I was not his only client, and was impressed by his management ability to work with other clients but to ensure my projects kept moving forward so as to meet the agreed upon deadline and deliverable date. He is the consummate professional whose attention to detail and work ethic is beyond reproach. I continue to work with Dennis on other projects and highly recommend him!” Greg Slavonic
    Rear Admiral (Ret.), US Navy, Senior Executive | Communications & Public Relations | Marketing | Public Speaker
  • “You guys ROCK!!!” Cherie R
  • “First off, I love the cover. Again your descriptions here were amazing! I don’t know how you do it. It made me feel like I was in the main character’s body. I like how you use more complex language in this piece. And the descriptions are really realistic. Nice job on this piece!!!!!!!!!!” Adrianne Avery
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “This was a really well thought out book, I loved the characters and the plot. I loved the little fantasy elements that opened up amazing avenues in the book, with talking animals, talking books and all sorts of other delights. Highly recommended. Reminded me a little of the Harry Potter books – but without the magic, and maybe also of the Spiderwick Chronicles – but without the freaky creatures.” Buddy
    [Review of Mirabella and the Pearl of Chulothe]
  • “I love your posts and shared the one I especially loved from the airport, The D’Inja, with my husband – we had such a good laugh! It was hilarious.” GB
    [blog subscriber at ww.DennisLowery.com]
  • “A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. Thank you for your support and guidance through this project; you have helped me make this dream a reality.” Carisa Bisagno
  • “This book is right up my alley. I’ve had so many jobs that I tried to make my life/ career. I never felt fulfilled. I felt there was always something missing. It might be hard to follow the path of your talent/dream but you’re going to have to work hard no matter what you choose. So why not choose what’s going to make you happy & fulfilled. What you truly are. You just have to find what it is.” Rebecca W.
  • “This is a really cool story. I found it interesting and intriguing, and it was full of imagery that really helped to set the mood and scene. It was a really cool take on the story of werewolves. Really nice work! :)” WB
    [on reading Dennis Lowery's "The First Werewolf"]
  • “Adducent is a top-notch, first class organization which I would highly recommend to another who may have an interest in publishing a book. I’ve used this company in publishing two books and they were most helpful in helping me navigate through the many obstacles in book publishing.” Rear Adm. Greg Slavonic, USN (Ret), Principal Leader, Strategic Communications & Public Affairs at Computer Sciences Corporation
  • “Thank you so much, Dennis! Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful gift for writing!!” L. DeHope
  • [To Dennis Lowery] “I shared your website for I think you are an amazing writer!” Ana C
  • “I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the unwavering support of my publisher, and friend, Dennis who created an environment in which I was able to explore without boundaries both the idea and practice of becoming a published author. His steady hand, sense of humor, and perspective on life as a Navy veteran were a match for my style from day one. Thank you, Dennis for your partnership, mentoring, and coaching through one of the most challenging years of my career. You inspired me to live and write with the Navy core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.” Dr. Curtis L. Odom, Ed.D.
  • “I will share this with many that need that understanding. Well written… this is a life lesson. [Reader of ‘About Being Good to Others…’ at www.DennisLowery.com] Jonnie D.
    on Facebook
  • “And finally, big thanks to Dennis Lowery, who helped to gel the story, and stitch it all together. Without his guidance, this project would never have been finalized.” Barbara Benke
  • “Let There Be Light | Creating a Life Worth Living is wonderfully written!” Rod Merritt
  • “I still look forward to reading your writings every day.” All the best, Kelly W