Get THREE HOT READS for Free! Get 3 Hot Reads For FREE!

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us

It is Claire Thompson’s (“we,” “us,” “the website”) policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you or which you may provide to us, in the circumstances set out below. Accordingly, we have developed this privacy policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, safeguard and otherwise make use of your personally identifiable information (“Personal Data” or “PII”).

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; and
• 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, Claire Thompson, 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 15 May 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.

1. Personal Data we collect via our website clairethompson.net (the “Website”)
Personal Data that you provide to us

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

Activity and Types of Personal Data Collected

When you sign-up to receive free content, including eBooks, news and offers, we may collect the following Personal Data:

• Email address
• First name
• Last name

When you purchase a book directly from us, we may collect the following Personal Data:

• Name
• Email address
• Phone number
• Any Personal Data which you provide to us in the free text box of the form
• Payment method choice (payment details are held by our payment processor, not us)

When you contact us directly via email or website contact form, we may collect the following Personal Data:

• Name
• Email address
• Phone number
• Any Personal Data which you provide to us in the free text box of the form or via the message area of an email message

Data that we collect automatically

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

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies, Website Analytics, and Social Media buttons

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We may, from time to time, use cookies from trusted third parties. The following gives information on which third party cookies you may encounter on our site:

Google Analytics, one of the most widely used and trusted sites to help us understand how you use this site and the ways we can improve that experience. This analytics data is used to measure traffic and usage of various elements on our site, including web pages, mailing lists, social media connections, etc. This information is collected and used in the aggregate and is not manipulated to identify any particular user. For more information on Google Analytics and the cookies they use, go to the Google Analytics page.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social networks in various ways. For these to work, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Pinterest will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. If you have further questions, you can review the privacy policy of the social media site you wish to connect with.

You can elect to have your web browser warn you each time a cookie is sent, or you can turn off all cookies through your browser settings.

Turning off cookies should not affect the user experience on this site; however, it may affect user experience when following a link to a third party site, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.

2. Use of your Personal Data

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.

3. 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.

Mailing list data is stored via MailChimp and managed by us.

Other 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 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.

4. 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 US law and the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorized access, use and disclosure.

5. 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.

6. Children

This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 18 years old. If you are under the age of 18, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.

7. Access to and control over your Personal Data

You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. These right vary by your location. In general, you can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email [claire@clairethompson.net] or via our postal address:

• see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
• ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
• ask us to delete your Personal Data;
• 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.

8. Your California Do Not Track Disclosures

This website is not designed to respond to “do not track” requests from browsers.

9. 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.

10. Contact Us

Our full details are:
Claire Thompson
Email for Privacy Questions: claire@clairethompson.net
Postal Address: PO Box 1062, Naples FL 34106