This policy supports our commitment to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all personal information given to us.
This policy covers:
The kind of personal information we collect and hold
How we collect and hold personal information
The purposes for which we collect, hold and disclose that information
Privacy information for minors and their parents, and
How you can access or lodge a complaint about your personal information held by us.
Personal information includes information obtained through our website evascottwriter.com. Any reference in this document to 'us', 'our' or 'we' refer to Eva Scott.
WHAT KIND OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Personal information - we collect personal information from you when it is reasonably necessary to do so. Most commonly, you will have given us the information.
The type of personal information we collect may include: your name, mailing address, email address, gender, date of birth, chat room communications, records of promotions offered to you, and any complaints you may lodge.
This information is collected by us when it has been voluntarily provided by you when you subscribe to our newsletter, answer our polls or surveys, register as a member on our website, or win a competition.
We do not collect sensitive information such as credit card or bank details, information about your race, religion or political affiliations.
UNSOLICITED PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you provide us with your personal information we have not asked for, for example, on our blog or social media, and that information is not something we would ask for, we will destroy or de-identify the information as soon as possible. If you provide personal information about a third party, you must have that person’s consent to provide that information for the purpose for which you provide it to us.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information may be collected by us from a variety of sources including: from you directly, mailing lists, our website, forum, blog and social media such as our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We collect your personal information when you fill out one of our forms, answer a poll or survey, register with us as a subscriber or member, through face-to-face exchanges, business cards, electronic communications, telephone conversations, and written communications.
We also may collect personal data via cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive. They allow us to better understand how users in general use our site. This, in turn, helps us focus on features that are most popular with our users. You may always decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly if you do.
THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Your personal information is collected so we can provide a better service, solicit your opinion on our products and make promotional offers which maybe be of interest to you. For example:
To send you correspondence, solicit your opinion, make promotional offers we believe will be of interest to you.
To gain an understanding of your interests so that we can develop better products and services for you.
To maintain a list of individuals who have indicated to us that they do not want to be contacted by us or our representatives so that such requests can be honored.
To inform you about important changes to this website.
SHARING INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
Any information we collect is used to improve the content of our website and the quality of the services we offer. It is not shared with anyone or sold to organizations for commercial purposes.
The only time we will share your information is in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our Terms of Service, or as otherwise required by law.
We may also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us or affiliated parties; b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us or third parties.
PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
It is important to remember that email is not recognised as a secure medium of communication. Therefore, we ask that you do not send private information to us by email.
Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
INFORMATION FOR MINORS AND THEIR PARENTS
Minors under 18 years of age are welcome to subscribe to our services and to participate in our competitions or other promotional activities on the condition they have the permission of their parent or legal guardian.
Parents and guardians of children or minors are personally responsible for monitoring their child’s access to and use of our services. They are also responsible for providing valid approvals for their child’s participation in our subscriptions, competitions and other promotional activities.
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INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (EEA)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) you have certain rights and protections under the GDPR regarding the processing of your personal information. We are a controller under the GDPR as we collect, use and store your personal information to enable us to provide you with our goods and/ or services and information about them.
We rely on the following lawful means of processing your personal information:
Where it is necessary to fulfill a contract with you. This includes where we collect your personal information to enable us to send you course materials.
Where you have given us valid consent to use your personal information, we will rely on that consent, and only use the personal information for the specific purpose for which you have given consent. This includes where we email newsletters, or send mobile notifications;
We may also process your personal information where it is to further our legitimate interests where they are overridden by your rights or interests. This could include usage statistics, analytics and internal analysis so we can improve our services.
If you are an EEA resident, you have various rights including the:
Right to be informed;
Right of access;
Right to rectification;
Right to object;
Right to restriction of processing;
Right to erasure or to be forgotten;
Right to data portability; and
Right not to be subject to automated processing.
If you want to access personal information we hold about you, or ask if that the information be corrected, please contact us. In some circumstances, you also have a right to object to or ask that we restrict certain processing activities or delete your personal information. If you would like to limit or request deletion of your personal information or exercise any other rights you can do so by contacting us.
WITHDRAWING YOUR CONSENT
If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us via the email located on our Contact page. If you have a complaint you’d like to make, please send it in writing via the same address.