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Privacy Policy

Dark Scarab collects and uses a variety of information while people use the site. This privacy policy is here to clarify exactly what kinds of information we collect, how we may or may not use that information, and a few other things you may want to be aware of.

What data is collected and how is it used?

General Use Data

Any time you submit a form on Dark Scarab or perform various actions, data is stored into our database. This includes actions such as registering for an account, submitting works, posting comments, liking works, becoming a fan, and other actions that need to be remembered for future reference. This kind of data is usually connected to a user account and is only used to provide and improve the services that are made available to you on Dark Scarab.

We also make use of cookies. These cookies store small bits of information on your computer to allow DS to recognize returning members so they may remain logged in. They are also used to allow for features that require you to be logged in.


Dark Scarab uses Google AdSense, meaning related third party cookies are used. Google uses the DoubleClick cookie to allow Google and its partners to serve ads based on your prior visits to Dark Scarab and other sites that also use DoubleClick and related cookies. If you want more information or would like to opt out of the third party cookies for advertising, you can do so at

Alternatively, you can turn off all third party cookies in your browser. This is highly recommended if you want to try to prevent advertisers and other entities from tracking you from site to site.


Dark Scarab uses Google Analytics. This means third party cookies related to Analytics are used to collect anonymized information about how people use Dark Scarab. You can find out how Google Analytics uses data about you here:

Amazon Affiliate

Dark Scarab is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Other Cookies

Dark Scarab allows people to embed content they have uploaded to third party sites. These third party websites may or may not use cookies when providing their services. Some of this embedded content may come from any of the sites listed here:

Do you share this data with anyone?

We do not sell, trade, or transfer your personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you. We may release your information if we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others' rights, property, or safety.

What about third party content?

Third party content, such as embedded videos or links, may be posted on Dark Scarab. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about our usage of these sites.

What if you change your mind?

If we decide that we need to change this privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. Significant changes to this privacy policy will result in the notification of the members of the site via email.

Last Updated July 1, 2014
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