Privacy Policy

privacy-policyTHE PHATI’TUDE WEBSITE ( is operated by The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc., a New York-based nonprofit organization (the “IAAS”), which also publishes phati’tude Literary Magazine.

The IAAS provides (the “Website”) to you subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy. By subscribing to the IAAS mailing list or using the website, you accept and agree to this Privacy Policy.

We respect your privacy. We allow you to “opt out” of our mailing list, however, choosing to share information with us will help make your experience at and other interactions with us more pleasant and successful for you, and will help us continue to provide you literary and cultural news.

Most of the information we collect on our website is aggregated to track general patterns, such as browser and platform usage and overall traffic patterns. We use name, address, and email information primarily to deliver items you request, such as magazines or email newsletters. We may also use your email address to remind you to renew your subscription, notify you about new products or upcoming events, or send you donation appeals and sponsored messages with offers from other organizations. You may always opt out of receiving these communications.

Upon request, we provide our users with access to any personally identifiable information that we maintain about them. Users may correct this information or have themselves removed from any list of users or subscribers that we may share with others by contacting us via email at info [at] phatitude [dot] org.

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. The Revision Date below will show you when the Privacy Policy was last revised. By continuing to use, you agree to all terms of the most recent version of this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy was last revised on April 24, 2015.

The Website allows you to submit and post comments and to recommend comments posted by others (collectively “User Content”). User Content that you submit to or post on the Site, including any personal information included in your User Content, becomes publicly available and can be seen, collected, and used by others.

We use your email address for administrative purposes (such as notifying you of changes to the Website or customer service). We may also use your email address to contact you about new products or upcoming events, and to send you newsletters or other editorial content, donation appeals, and messages from The IAAS and its programs. If you make a donation, we may use your email address to send you occasional messages about our projects or ways that you can support

The Website uses cookies. (A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive that may be accessed when you use a website.) Cookies are used primarily as follows: (1) to help deliver advertisements, in particular to spare users the irritation of seeing the same pop-up ads repeatedly in the same visit; (2) to store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (3) to track usage throughout the Website (e.g., tracking where traffic comes from, how traffic flows within the Site, etc.); and (4) to monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc. Most Web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your Web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, certain features of the Website may not work if you delete or disable cookies.

In addition, when you visit the Website some basic technical information may be collected by us or by a third party that provides us with Website usage information, including your IP address, domain name (e.g., whether you logged on from or, referral data (e.g., the address of the last website you visited prior to clicking through to the Website), and browser and platform type (e.g., a Firefox browser on a Macintosh platform).

Information about users and usage of the Website may be merged into aggregated data, which may then be used by The IAAS and/or shared with our advertisers and others. We generally receive only aggregate information about Website usage, which is not linked to any identifiable individual. If we provide aggregated information to outside companies, they will be not able to identify you or contact you based on that data. We will not disclose personally identifiable information about you, except to the degree that you disclose it through your comments or Profile Page, or as provided in this Privacy Policy, or with your permission.

The Website includes advertisements placed by advertisers or ad networks. These companies use technology to deliver advertisements you see on the Website and other websites directly to your Web browser. In doing so, they automatically receive your IP address. Companies that place advertising on the Website also have the ability to use cookies or Web beacons to collect information, such as your “click stream” (your viewing and/or purchasing behavior) and information about your usage of the Site. Additionally, other companies may also use and track this type of information for to provide and improve the Site, to provide tailored services to you, and for other purposes. We do not control the processes that advertisers and other companies use to collect information. However, cookies and Web beacons alone generally cannot be used to identify individuals, only computers. Therefore, these companies generally will not know who you are unless you provide additional information to them, by responding to an advertisement, by entering into an agreement with the company, by creating an account with the company, or by some other means.

The Website may also contain links to sponsor, advertiser, or other third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by the IAAS. We have no control over, and we assume no responsibility for, the conduct, practices, or privacy policies of others. You should review the privacy policies of the companies who operate those websites.

When you subscribe to our newsletter, purchase merchandise or make a donation, you may provide us with your name, physical address, and email address. You may also provide credit card account information.

The IAAS does not retain or use any credit card or other financial account information. That information is conveyed to third-party payment services, and is used only to clear the payment for your subscription or donation. When sending or receiving credit card information, we automatically direct users to a secure transaction server.

When you subscribe, we use the information you provide to deliver our newsletter. We may also use it to contact you about new products or upcoming events, to send you donation appeals, or to send you sponsored messages with offers from other organizations. We do not share or sell your information with any third party entities. In addition, any and all electronic messages send will provide you the opportunity to opt out of receiving similar messages in the future.

When you donate, we use the information you provide to process your donation. Online donations made to The IAAS are processed by PayPal. We do not share your name, address, email address, or any other personally identifiable information about your donation with anyone else. If you provide us with your postal address or email, we will use that information for the purpose of delivering any benefit or information you have requested, such as your newsletter, or other premium content. We may also use that information to send you occasional messages about our projects or ways that you can support or other IAAS programs and projects. If you do not wish to receive such communications, you can opt out on any of the electronic messages we send to you.

Protecting the privacy of young children is important to us. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information at our Website from those we know are under 13, and no part of our Website is designed to attract anyone under 13. If you are under 13, you should not submit or post any personal information on our Site.

We will not use or disclose your personal information (personally identifiable data such as your name, email address, password, and the content of your communications) except: (1) as described in our Terms of Service or this Privacy Policy; (2) after obtaining your permission to a specific use or disclosure; (3) if we are required to do so in order to comply with any valid legal process or governmental request (such as a court order, search warrant, subpoena, civil discovery request, or statutory requirement); or (4) as otherwise required by law.

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or about our privacy practices, or if you want to review and correct any personal information we may have about you, please contact us at info [at] phatitude [dot] org, with “Privacy” in the subject line.

The IAAS is a New York-based  nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Copyright © 2009-2015 by The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (the IAAS) and its Individual Contributors. All Rights Reserved.


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