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Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users means of connection to our site, such as the operating system and the internet service providers utilised and other similar information.

Personal Information

We collect your information when you: sign in or make an account, sign up to receive email notifications. This information includes but is not necessarily limited to your username, email address and IP address. However, you may access the site anonymously.

If you happen to link your Google account we store your Google ID which allows us to log you in automatically via Google authentication.

We also collect information that is not personally identifiable, this can include what browser you use, that platform that you used to access our site, and what search terms you used to get here.

Google Drive

If you are an author, we may link to your Google account and request access to Google Drive / Docs, this allows us to update the chapters you upload automatically if a link has been made between the document and the Google document.

As a part of this we will also request offline access, this is to ensure the documents can be updated even if you are not logged in to Hosted Novel.


The site may use “cookies” in order to enhance user experience. Users’ internet browsers place cookies on their hard drives for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may change the settings of their browser in order to deny cookies, however some features of the site may not function correctly.

How we use collected information

Hosted Novel may collect and use users personal information for the following purposes:
  • To improve customer service
    • Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalise user experience
    • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site
    • We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature
    • To send users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit


Ads appearing on our site may be delivered to Users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.
This Site is affiliated with Publisher First, Inc. dba Freestar ("Freestar") for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and Freestar will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about Freestar’s data usage, click here.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Opting Out

You can opt out via NAI or DAA using the below links.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at [email protected].

This document was last updated on 12th Feb, 2024.