Privacy Policy

SciFi Stream is a news and entertainment Web site devoted to celebrating the science fiction fandom experience. All personal information you submit on this site 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 a message via the contact page.

SciFi Stream is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. Your personally identifiable information, including name or e-mail address, will never be sold or disclosed to any third party except in cooperation with law enforcement.

Occasionally SciFi Stream may partner 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 contact list. 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 uses 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 settings. 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. Similarly, a cookie on SciFi Stream is used to keep registered users logged in for posting comments.

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 used on this site uses information derived from your visits 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 enable 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.

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