Privacy Policy
Last Modified: 06-20-2017

Welcome to Indiepolis Privacy Policy. We take the private nature of your information seriously. This policy regarding our privacy practices ("Privacy Policy") describes how we treat information we collect when you visit and use our Services. When you do so, you also consent to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.


"Our", "we", "us", collectively, refer to Indiepolis' owners, its agents, representatives, directors, and system operators.

"Indiepolis", "website", "site", collectively, refer to, and/or all features, products, services, and/or Content described, offered, and accessible by Indiepolis.

"You", "member", "user", collectively, refer to the person utilizing this website.

"Services" refers to all features, products, services, and/or Content described, offered, and accessible by Indiepolis.

"Content" refers to a creative experssion and includes, without limitation, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, written posts, replies, comments, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, and interactive features, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services.

"User Content" refers to Content that an Indiepolis member submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to the Services. Content includes, without limitation, all User Content.


This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of information gathered when you are using or accessing Indiepolis Services. This Privacy Policy also covers our treatment of any information about you that our partners share with us or that we share with our partners.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that we do not own, control, or manage, including but not limited to any third party websites, services, applications, or businesses. While we try to work only with those Third Party Services that share our respect for your privacy, we don't take responsibility for the content or privacy policies of those Third Party Services. We encourage you to carefully review the privacy policies of all Third Party Services you access.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

When you create an Indiepolis Account ("Account") through our Services, you'll be asked to provide information such as your username, password, and email address. We use your email address to verify your Account and to communicate with you.

As part of the Services, your email communications with us consist of administrative communications relating to your Account for purposes including but not limited to Account verification, Account recovery, password reset, or Account termination. We may also send you emails in response to your queries relating to your use of our Services. Note that we will never email you to ask for your password or other Account information; if you receive such an email, please ignore it.

Your email address is never publicly viewable unless you publish it through Services that are publicly viewable. Your password stored in datebase is hashed and salted.

Upon the creation of your Account, a unique string of characters will be generated as your Account's identifier ("Account ID"), which is publicly viewable.

An Indiepolis "Book" is a collection of information about one or more written "Works" that are original prose or poetry content of which you are the sole or partial author. When you create a Book, you'll be asked to provide a sample of such Works. For more Book-related files, please read Indiepolis Guide.

An Indiepolis "Project" is a user-initiated process that involves two Accounts and one Book for the sole purposes of receiving or providing Book Services necessary for improving and/or publishing the Works promoted by said Book. You may communicate with another Account by sending messages or transferring files through interfaces provided by a Project.

"Book Services" include, without limitation, beta-reading, editing, proofreading, cover design, and reviewing, which are provided by Indiepolis users.

Files necessary for the creation of an Indiepolis Book and transferred files in Projects are "Essential Files".

Messages and transferred files in a Project are only accessible by you and the other user. However, we may need to review or monitor your electronic correspondences through our Services and other communications from time to time. In addition, we reserve the right to copy and distribute to third parties any information associated with your use of our Services, except for Essential Files. Therefore, you should not expect to have a right to privacy in any of your communications or in any material you post to Indiepolis, or in any information or material relating to your account that is at any time generated by Indiepolis.

Indiepolis utilizes Amazon Simple Storage Service to store Book-related files and transfered files of Projects.

Cookies are text files that may be sent to and saved by your web browser when you access a website; your web browser stores these cookies in a way associated with each website you visit, and you can generally see your cookies through your browser settings, depending on what browser you’re using. We use cookies to support Account's auto-login feature, which is disabled by default. You can only have auto-login feature active on one device at a time. Our cookies do not contain your personal information.

We also collect and anaylze information about your activities in order to display statistics, such as populations of the website and the useage of Book Services.


Your Account Information is protected by a password for your privacy and security. We may enable additional security features in the future. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your Account and information by creating a unique, secure, and protected password and limiting access to your computer and browser by logging out after you have finished accessing your Account on the Services.

We seek to protect your information, including your Account Information, to ensure that it is kept private; however, we can't guarantee the security of any information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of user information at any time.

How to Delete Your Account

To delete your Account, please contact us and present your proof of ownership.


We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time, using the process for modifications set forth in our Terms of Service. Use of information we collect is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time such information is collected.

Where to Ask Questions

Please direct your feedback and questions to their respective folders in our Indiepolis Group on Goodreads.