Privacy Policy – The Writer's Tech Stop

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of your personally identifiable information ("Personal Data"). The following outlines our privacy policy.

We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
  • we are performing a contract with you for our services;
  • we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.  

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we, The Writer's Tech Stop, are the “data controller.” If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of May 21, 2018. We review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such we may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

What Personal Data Do We Collect?

Data That Is Automatically Collected

When accessing our website https://thewriterstechstop.com, The Writer's Tech Stop will learn certain information about you during your visit.

Similar to other commercial websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. We use Google Analytics to assist us with understanding how visitors use our site. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.

For more detail on how we use cookies, please view our Cookies Policy.

You can find information on how Google Analytics handles the information it collects from partner sites such as The Writer's Tech Stop in Google's Privacy & Terms.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites (e.g. YouTube) behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Data That You Submit to Us

When accessing our website https://thewriterstechstop.com, The Writer's Tech Stop will collect Personal Data from you when you interact with us in the following ways:

Activity

Type of Personal Data Collected

When you sign up to receive our newsletter or free resources.

Email address

First Name

Last Name

When you fill in one of our contact forms and submit it.

Email address

First Name

Last Name

IP Address

Any Personal Data you include in the text box.

When you submit a comment on our blog.

Email address

First Name

Last Name

IP Address

Browser user agent string

Any Personal Data you include in the text box

Your Gravatar image if you submit a comment using an email address that you have linked to Gravatar

When you complete a feedback and testimonial form regarding a course or service you have received.

Email address

First Name

Last Name

Any Personal Data you include in the answer boxes on the form.

How Do We Use the Personal Data That You Provide to Us?

We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to:

  • process and manage your use of our website;
  • respond to your questions, comments and requests;
  • where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
  • improve our services and Website through analysis of information.

Sharing of Your Personal Data

We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:

We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. Such third parties include payment processors, services that help us send out our newsletters, and services that host our courses and classes. These third parties may also include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. 

Third parties, including Facebook may use cookies, web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and target ads.

This site is built on WordPress. By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anyone.

We use MailerLite to manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. MailerLite is a third-party provider, which may process your data using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter.

MailerLite’s privacy policy is available at https://www.mailerlite.com/privacy-policy.

You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

We use either PayPal or Square, Inc. to invoice our coaching and tech services. All PayPal transactions are subject to PayPal's privacy policy. All Square transactions are subject to Square's privacy policy.

Our online courses are hosted by Teachable, Inc. Payment for our courses is also processed by Teachable. All personal data entered while on the Teachable site is subject to Teachable's privacy policy

We use CleanTalk Anti-Spam & Security to protect our site from spam. If you submit a comment to our blog or submit information via our contact forms, CleanTalk Anti-Spam receives and processes the following personal data if they exist: IP address, e-mail, text and values of each filled form field. Also, for security reasons and to protect this website from spam, your data will be processed in the CleanTalk Cloud Service and they will be stored in log files for 7 days. On the expiry of the mentioned period, they will be deleted completely. CleanTalk may use information of spam activity of IP/email addresses to offer proper anti-spam protection to all websites connected to its service. It concerns exclusively those IP/email addresses that are being used for spam mailing.

Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.

​We have turned on Do Not Track for Jetpack. However, other plugins do not offer this option. You should assume that we are unable to fully honor Do Not Track requests.

Users can opt-out of the collection and use of information for ad targeting here: http://optout.aboutads.info and http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

Keeping Your Personal Data Secure

We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure. 

Retention Periods for Use of Your Personal Data

We will use and store your Personal Data only for as long as necessary, bearing in mind the uses of your Personal Data as described in this privacy policy and otherwise as communicated to you. We review the Personal Data we hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymize any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Children

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 16 years old. If you are under the age of 16, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

Access to and Control Over Your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email: support@thewriterstechstop.com or via our postal address: The Writer's Tech Stop, PO Box 285, Lafayette, CA 94549 United States

  • see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to (for example, if you have left comments on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us);
  • ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask us to delete your Personal Data (excluding any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes);
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.

Change of Purpose

We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact us:

Full details: The Writer's Tech Stop

Email for Privacy Questions: support@thewriterstechstop.com

Postal Address: The Writer's Tech Stop | PO Box 285 | Lafayette, CA 94549 | United States

​Last Updated

​July 13, 2018