of our members who register for The First Time Project.
Effective Date: April 1, 2007
(also referred to as the Site).
that The First Time Project collects and receives. Personal information is information
about you that is personally identifiable like your name, email address, and birth date.
Children under 13 are not permitted to use or register as a member for The First Time Project,
Information Collection and How it is Used
The First Time Project collects personal information when you register with The First Time
Project to use post content or use services of the Site.
When you register we ask for your email address, birth date, and a pen name to sign your
stories with. This pen name does is not required to reflect your actual name.
The First Time Project automatically receives and records information on our server logs from
your browser, including your IP address, cookie, and the page you request.
The First Time Project uses information for the following general purposes: identification
and authentication, contact, research, and personalized content delivery.
IP Addresses are automatically reported by your browser each time you view a web page.
Your IP address is stored in our user registration databases when you visit The First
IP addresses may be used for various purposes, including:
To diagnose or service technology problems reported by our users or engineers
that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.
To estimate the total number of users visiting The First Time Project from specific
To make sure that people are not boosting their story and profile statistics.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's computer tied to information
about the user. The First Time Project uses both session ID cookies and persistent
cookies. For the session ID cookie, once users close the browser, the cookie
terminates. A persistent cookie is a text file stored on a user's hard drive for an
extended period of time.
Cookies are used to manage sessions on The First Time Project. Cookies on the
Site do not collect personal information.
Also, users may optionally use a cookie to remember their password in order to
that a user did not intentionally submit to us.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
When you author a story, post a comment, or subscribe to content, your pen name
that you are posting under is visible to others.
If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may
receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. The First Time Project
does not rent or sell your personal information.
It may be necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or
take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities, including without
limitation, fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety
permitted or required by law. We will transfer information about you if The First Time
Project is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, The First Time
Project will notify you by email or by putting a prominent notice on the Site before
Editing and Deleting Account Information
You can change your account information at any time.
You can delete your account at any time from your You page. Account deletion results in
complete removal of pen name, stories, comments, favorites, subscriptions, and messages related
to your account.
Your account information is password protected.
The First Time Project may update this policy at any time for any reason. If there
are any significant changes to how we handle personal information we will send a notice
to the email address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on the Site.
If you have any questions or concerns please email us