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NOTICE OF YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS We, our, and us, when used in this notice, mean "These Strange Worlds" and "These Strange Worlds" associates: subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees. This is our privacy notice for our visitors. When we use the words you and your we mean visitors to this web site: • We will tell you the sources of the information we collect about you. • We will tell you what measures we take to secure that information. We first define some terms: Nonpublic personal information means information about you that we collect while interacting with you. Nonpublic personal information does not include information that is available from public sources, such as telephone directories or government records. Hereafter, we will use the term "information" to mean nonpublic personal information as defined in this section. An associate is an individual or company that is part of "These Strange Worlds". A nonaffiliated third party is a person we do not employ or a company that is not an affiliate of ours. This is also known as nonaffiliated third party, or simply, an "other party."
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT We collect information about you from the following sources: • Information you give us in email, on applications, or other forms • Information about your interactions with us • Information about your interactions with other parties or public or non-public sources
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Description of Service We may modify or terminate our services (“Service”) from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Please review these Terms of Service from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes.
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Modifications to Service "These Strange Worlds" reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that "These Strange Worlds" shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
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