Privacy Policy

Privacy matters and Disturbing Frequencies and the Rochester Speculative Literature Association, Inc. (R-SPEC) are committed to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our website. We have established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our website and how it is used.

Quick Summary

  • We collect anonymous statistics about your visit and computer, such as which of our pages you viewed and what browser you use.
  • Some third parties like Facebook and Twitter may know you visited this website, if you use their services. We can’t control them but we don’t believe this knowledge poses any threat to you.
  • Whether you sign up for our newsletter or submit a script or audition to us, we take great care to keep your information safe and we’ll never share it with others without your express permission.
  • We never share your data with third parties except to help us deliver our own services or as required by law.

These are just the key points. For greater detail, read on.

Information Gathered by Disturbing Frequencies

We measure visitors to our website using Google Analytics. This records what pages you view within our site, how you arrived at our site and some basic information about your computer (e.g., operating system, browser, IP addresses, etc.). All of that information is anonymous—so we don’t know who you are; just that somebody visited our site.

The information we collect from analytics helps us understand what parts of our site are doing well, how people arrive at our site, and so on. Like most websites, we use this information to make our website better, which includes:

  • Site testing
  • Diagnosis of technical problems
  • Defending against attacks to the site
  • Handling a spike in traffic or other abnormal, short-term circumstances

You can learn more about Google Analytics or opt out if you wish.

Facebook, Twitter and other social networks

Social networks may know that you’re viewing this website, if you use their services. We do not have any access to that information, nor can we control how those networks use it. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these sites, if you have not done so already.

Third-Party Services and APIs

Our site also provides links to or interacts with a wide variety of third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like voice messaging services, mapping services, or video hosting websites, often via application programming interfaces (APIs). Disturbing Frequencies is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties.

Voluntarily Submitted Information

In addition, Disturbing Frequencies collects and retains information you voluntarily submit to us. This includes:

  • Subscribing to the Disturbing Frequencies newsletter, where we collect your name and email address. You have the ability to opt out of this communication at any time.
  • Sending us scripts, auditioning for roles, or volunteering, where we collect names and contact info so we can get in touch with the sender.
  • Leaving us voice messages using the SpeakPipe utility. Here, we will collect names, phone number, and email addresses so we can get back to the sender in person.

We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us.

Other activities

We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.

Disclosure of Your Information

While Disturbing Frequencies endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice (unless we are prohibited or it would be futile) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have provided a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.


Disturbing Frequencies employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We use Wordfence to scan for viruses daily and block unauthorized logins and all access to information restricted by password and/or secure key.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by Disturbing Frequencies in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security of data sent over the Internet.

Updates to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time, particularly as technology changes. You can always check this page for the latest version. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or your personal data, please write to us by email to or by mail to Disturbing Frequencies, c/o Rochester Speculative Literature Association, 91 Duffern Dr., Rochester, NY 14616.