Privacy policy


The Writers Happiness Movement has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to internet privacy. We may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.


How we use your information

The Writers Happiness Movement is committed to protecting your privacy online. When you sign up, donate, nominate a writer for a micro-grant, become a patron, or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name and email address, or that of the writer you are nominating for a micro-grant. In the case of micro-grants, we will also request the writer’s snail mail and email addresses. We use this information to send requested news and information, to award and mail micro-grants, and to let you know of any upcoming programs, events, or activities.

We will never provide your e-mail address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization, for any purpose. If you become a patron or make a donation (thank you!), you may be taken to or another donation site that will ask for your credit card number and its expiration date. That information is used solely for processing your contribution and follows all privacy policies of the third-party site. It is not maintained by The Writers Happiness Movement at any point.


How we protect information you provide

The Writers Happiness Movement uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and organization name employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.


Links to other websites

This privacy policy covers this website and its subdomains. These sites may link to third-party websites, such as Patreon. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these third-party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit.


Other disclosure of your information

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors, artists, and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.


Special notice for parents of writers

We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the internet. The Writers Happiness Movement does not knowingly collect, use, or distribute children’s personally identifiable information to any third parties. If you have any reservations, questions, or concerns about your child’s access to this site or how information that your child provides is used by us, please contact us.


About cookies, IP addresses and log file data cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user.

The Writers Happiness website uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages and other information. We may also use third-party services such as Google analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings.


server log files

We log standard technical information, such as your IP address and the kind of browser you use. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of the website.


How to unsubscribe or opt out

People who subscribe to e-mail lists via this website will receive periodic updates from The Writers Happiness Movement. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the e-mail message.


How we notify you about privacy policy changes

We may revise and update this privacy policy if we change our practices, add new site features, or change existing site features. We will notify registered users by email and post notice to this site of any substantive changes to our privacy policy. Your use of this site following such changes constitutes your agreement with regard to information collected from you in the past and in the future.


How to contact us

Questions regarding this privacy policy should be emailed to