Privacy Policy

SciFi Stream is a news and entertainment site devoted to exploring and enhancing the science fiction fandom experience. All personal information you submit will be held in strict confidence.

Some site features are only available for those users who choose to submit an e-mail address: registering here and at GateWorld Forum; posting a comment on a news story or another page on the site; and entering a contest or sweepstakes. You may also include an e-mail address when sending us feedback or a letter to the editor, but it is not required if you do not wish to receive a reply.

SciFi Stream is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. Your personally identifiable information, including name or e-mail address, will not be sold or disclosed to any third party, or in cooperation with law enforcement.

Occasionally, SciFi Stream partners with other companies to bring you contests and sweepstakes. These submission forms may include one or more “opt-in” checkboxes, which allow you to request further communication from that partner. In those cases your personal information is shared with that partner ONLY at your request; it is not retained by SciFi Stream unless you also opt-in to our own e-mail newsletter. SciFi Stream is not responsible for the privacy standards and practices of these companies, so be sure to review their own privacy policies and terms of service before opting in.

SciFi Stream does not track the browsing habits of individual users. GateWorld Forum does use a “cookie” — a small file saved by your Web browser with your personal details — to store your forum log-in username and password, as well as to keep track of when you last logged in and which threads and posts you haven’t read yet. If you’d rather not use cookies, you can disable them in your browser’s Options menu. If you decide to do so, however, some Web site and forum features may not work properly, and you may find that you have trouble staying logged in.

U.S. law requires that Web sites may not collect information of any kind — including an e-mail address — from children under 13 years old without their parent’s consent. If you are under 13, be sure to get your parent’s permission before registering, posting a comment, or e-mailing us. GateWorld Forum is restricted to fans 13 years or older. SciFi Stream’s contests and sweepstakes are restricted to fans 18 years or over.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. The third-party advertising technology that we use on this Web site uses information derived from your visits to this site to target advertising within this site. In addition, our advertisers may use other third-party advertising technology to target advertising on this site and other sites. In the course of advertisements being served to you, a unique third-party cookie or cookies may be placed in your browser. In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser’s cookie when a browser visits this site, to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web site and to deliver more relevant advertising. To “opt-out,” please click here.

Google Adsense, another third-party ad provider, also uses a “DART cookie” to enables Google to serve you ads based on your visit to SciFi Stream as well as to other sites on the Internet. You may review Google’s ad and network content privacy policy and opt out of the DART cookie.

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