Policies

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PRIVACY POLICY

It is author Katie Penryn’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect from you or which you may provide to us, in the circumstances set out below.

Accordingly, I have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how I collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data”).

I will only collect and use your Personal Data where:

  • I have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with my legal obligations;
  • I am performing a contract with you for my services; and
  • I 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”), I, Katie Penryn, am the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how I use your Personal Data, please contact me via my contact details at the end of this policy.

This policy is effective as of 14th May 2018. I review my privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and as such I may change this privacy policy from time to time. Please check this page frequently to ensure you are familiar with its current content.

  1. Personal Data I collect via my website KATIEPENRYN.COM (the “Website”)

Personal Data that you provide to me

I only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with me on the Website in the following ways:

ACTIVITY TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED
When you sign up to:

·         Receive free content, including eBooks, videos and offers;

 

·         Email address

·         First name

·         Last name

When you purchase a book directly from me: ·         Name

·         Email address

·         Phone number

·         Any Personal Data which you provide to me in the free text box of the form

·         Payment method choice (payment details are held by my payment processor, not by me)

When you complete the media enquiries form: ·         Name

·         Email address

·         Phone number

·         Any Personal Data which you provide to me in the free text box of the form

Data that I collect automatically

I automatically collect certain information when you visit my Website – such as the type of  browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. I do not link this information with any Personal Data.

I may also collect data automatically through my use of cookies on the Website. Please see my COOKIE POLICY below to find out about the types of cookies I set and why, and how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

  1. Use of your Personal Data

I will only use your Personal Data when the law allows me to. Most commonly, I use your Personal Data to:

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

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

I share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on my behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to me. These third parties may 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. Please note that I have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom I share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on my behalf.

  1. Keeping your Personal Data secure

I have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data I collect. I 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  from unauthorised access, use and disclosure.

  1. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

I 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. I review the Personal Data I hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymise any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

  1. Children

This Website and my services are aimed at adults, and I do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide me with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

  1. 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 me via email, Katie@katiepenryn.com, or via my postal address:

  • see what Personal Data I hold about you (if any), including why I am holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
  • ask me to change/correct your Personal Data;
  • ask me to delete your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data;
  • ask me to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
  • withdraw any consents you have given me to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.
  1. Change of purpose

I will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which I collected it, unless I reasonably consider that I 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 me.

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

  1. Contact Me

My full details are: KATIE PENRYN

Email for Privacy Questions: Katie@katiepenryn.com

Postal Address: Grange Neuve, 24320 Verteillac, France

 

COOKIE POLICY

Cookies are small pieces of code generated by many websites and which reside in your browser. They contain all kinds of useful information which can be read by the websites you visit and generally improve user experience by remembering security and useability settings. Most of the time they do not cause any problems at all for you – the end user – and oftentimes a website will not work properly without the cookies. However, as technology has advanced, so has the ability of cookies to remember more and more about you, including web-surfing preferences. The latter is generally done to provide you with more targetted adverts, but in most cases all the data is amalgamated and anonymised, which means nobody will be able to personally track you using the most common cookies.

The European Union has sought to protect the privacy of all European internet users by introducing a 2009 EU Directive instructing member States to create new legislation. This website is operated from France which country has adopted the terms of the EU Directive.

There are four categories of cookie and this website uses all four.

Category One – essential service cookies

These cookies are essential to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

Examples: remembering previous actions when navigating around the site, security status and whether you are logged in or not.

By using this site, you agree that we can place this type of cookie on your device.

Category Two – performance cookies (in use on this website)

These cookies gather information about how you use the website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from web pages. These cookies DO NOT collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.

Examples:
– web analytics – this site may use Google Analytics and/or StatCounter to measure data relating to visitor numbers and other metrics. None of this data is shared in any way with other parties;
– affiliate tracking – this site may obtain commission from sales of products referred from this site to third party sites. Cookies enable me to obtain the correct referral commissions, and without the support of such income the site would not be able to operate;
– contextual based ads – this site may use Google Adsense advertising in ‘contextual ads’ mode, for the same reasons as outlined above (cf. affiliate tracking) and as such DO NOT re-target ads based on user preferences.

By using this site, you agree that we can place this type of cookie on your device.

Category Three – functionality cookies (in use on this website)

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Examples: currently, only used for fulfilling user-requests, namely submitting blog comments. This section may be modified in future if other user-operated features are introduced (eg changing font, colours or other preferences), remembering choices in relation to questionnaires, whether services have been offered and other optional services

By using this site, you agree that we can place this type of cookie on your device.

Category Four – targetted advertising cookies

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

By using this site, you agree that we can place this type of cookie on your device.

I Don’t Like Cookies!

If you do not agree to accept the anonymised cookies used on this site, you must leave the site. To delete any cookies already set – by this and other websites – look for the Privacy Settings in your browser Options and uncheck the box for accepting cookies. Then use a free application such as CCleaner to delete all your currently stored cookies.

Note that since cookies are required for some websites to work properly, you might see odd effects if you disable ALL cookies via your browser Options. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

If you agree to accept cookies from this website, then Click Here to go back to the homepage, or continue using other site navigation links. Otherwise please hit your browser Back Button, then go into your browser’s internet options and delete your cookies to remove any that this site has already set. Thank you for reading, and I hope you decide to stay and enjoy the site!

(Thanks to Mark Dawson of SelfPublishingFormula.com for his draft Privacy Policy which I have amended slightly.)