Privacy Policy

 Pertamaink cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use Pertamaink services for illegal activities. We reserve the right to release information about members who we believe are in violation of Pertamaink content guidelines, even without a subpoena, warrant or court order. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful. We save your personal information indefinitely since we may need to contact you in the event we want your permission to publish your work in the future. If you would like us to remove you from our data base, please contact us at We maintain information on members who have been removed for violating

Pertamaink, we respect your privacy. We do collect information from you, but it is Pertamaink's policy and priority to ensure that all personal information remains private and secure.


1. General

To protect your privacy, Pertamaink:

  • Provides a privacy notice and/or a link to this Privacy Statement on all pages that ask for personal information;
  • Will not release personal identifying information about you without first obtaining consent; and
  • Will not knowingly collect or use personal identifying information from children younger than 13.
2. Basic Information

When you visit the  Pertamaink website, we may collect some basic information about your computer, including:

  • IP address (your computer's unique signature)
  • Operating system (e.g., Windows 95)
  • Browser software (e.g., Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • Internet Service Provider (e.g., AOL)
  • Geographic location (e.g., Philadelphia, PA.)

The information we collect reflects the population as a whole rather than focusing on individuals, and we use it to help us better understand the people who visit Pertamaink. This information helps us identify the most popular areas on Pertamaink's website and determine the effectiveness of Pertamaink's promotional activities. In addition, we may disclose some of this general information to advertisers to inform them of the number of people who have seen and clicked on their advertisements.

For the same purposes, we may use cookies - small text files placed on your computer's hard drive - to help us determine the type of content and sites to which you link, the length of time that you spend at any particular site and the Pertamaink services you use. We use cookies to personalizePertamaink's members' and visitors' experiences. Without cookies, it would be difficult for us to provide any personalized service or to fully understand Pertamaink readers needs. Cookies also tell us which advertising you have seen on the Pertamaink site, thereby allowing us to offer you a more diverse selection of advertising information.

The cookies used in connection with certain pages may allow Pertamaink to compile demographic data (which is not identifiable to a specific individual) about visitors to Pertamainkk.


3. E-mail

We do collect the e-mail addresses of people who communicate with us via e-mail to respond to these communications and to send future correspondence. We may archive messages for quality assurance purposes. In cases where Pertamaink may use a third-party vendor to provide a service (such as chat), feedback or questions directed to Pertamaink about that service may be forwarded to the vendor for a direct response to a reader.

For your protection, some of Teen Ink's personnel have access to Pertamaink's bulletin boards, chat rooms and forums to help us maintain a safe and collaborative environment online. Currently, we do not archive chat dialogs, screen names or forum postings. We also do not perform any analysis of chat room discussions. We encourage you not to give personal information or passwords to anyone on the bulletin board, in the chat rooms or forums. When you disclose your personal information, it may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited e-mail. If you encounter any Pertamaink user who is improperly collecting or using information, please contact Pertamaink.

4. Personal Information

When you join, enter contests or sign up for other services at Pertamaink, we collect personal identifying information from you, which may include the following:

  • First and last name;
  • Home or other physical address;
  • E-mail address;
  • Phone number;
  • Your age and date of birth

We collect this information on pages where you can submit your work to Pertamaink for publishing consideration or register to join Pertamaink services and at other locations where you can sign up for sweepstakes and contests. We give notice at each location that asks for personal information, and such information will be used only for the purposes stated at the location of the collection and/or within this Privacy Statement.

We use information about Pertamaink members and visitors for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain and improve Pertamaink's services. Such uses include data transmission, customer surveys conducted by Pertamaink or third parties, e-mail or chat services and other future services. We reserve the right to use third parties to provide these services. These third parties may receive certain personal identifying information about you in order for them to perform their services.

We send member account passwords only to the e-mail address given during the registration process. All registrants receive e-mail confirming their Registration. NEVER GIVE YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE. If someone claiming to represent Pertamaink in an e-mail or chat room asks for your Pertamaink password, DO NOT RESPOND. The only time we ask for your password is when you need to access to the Pertamaink system.