Swoon Reads Privacy Notice
Effective Date: December 2016

In general, the terms of the Privacy Notice applicable to the us.macmillan.com website are also applicable to this website available at www.swoonreads.com. Click here to go to the Macmillan Privacy Notice. This website and the Swoon Reads app which provides access to limited features of this website are individually and collectively referred to herein as the “site” or website”.

However, the SWOON READS site has some unique features, and its privacy practices in connection with such features are described below. The information provided below is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any non-conflicting information contained in the us.macmillan.com privacy notice.


Certain parts of the SWOON READS site may be accessed with registering. However, registration is required for users to upload manuscripts, or to read, rate and/or comment on manuscripts. In connection with registration, we may ask you to provide information such as your full name and email address, and a user name either directly or through your Facebook or Twitter accounts. You will also be prompted to create an optional user profile, discussed below. We will use such personal information to provide you with the services and/or products you select. For example, we may use your email address to notify you of information relating to your account or your manuscript. Information you provide at registration or in your profile section may also be used to customize your experience on the site. We may also use such personal information to contact you about other services, products and/or content which we think may be of interest to you.

Creating a Personal Profile

Once you are a registered user, you may provide additional optional information in the “Profile” section, including a bio, social media account information, and favorite books and book genres. You may also upload a photo of yourself. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional, but enables you to better identify yourself.

Note: The Swoon Reads app does not provide access to these additional profile features.

Manuscripts and Commenting

When you submit a manuscript, or comment on a manuscript, we will of course have any information about yourself that you may have embedded in your manuscript or comment. If we contact you about the possibility of publishing your manuscript, we will have any additional information about yourself you may provide to us.

Visibility of Your Information, Manuscript and Comments to Other SWOON READS Users

Once you’ve registered, the following information will automatically be available to all other users: your display name, your photo (if uploaded), and how long you’ve been a member. In addition, if you’ve included any optional information in your profile, this information will also be available to all other users.

In addition to other information passively collected by the site (see the section entitled “Cookies and Online Tracking” in the Macmillan Privacy Notice), this site also tracks (i) Manuscripts that have uploaded by users, (ii) what Manuscripts, comments and other content users view and how often they view it, (iii) ratings given to Manuscripts by users.

As a default, all comments you post on SWOON READS will be publicly visible, and will be attributed to you and your profile.