Privacy Policy & Legal Notices

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Writers Helping Writers® Privacy Policy

Short Version:

We respect your data and would never sell it to a third-party provider. We collect as little data as possible, used for the purpose of communicating with you (with your permission), and to allow you to comment on posts, enter contests (and be notified if you win), sign up for events, notifications, and newsletters. We also collect data to better understand site traffic so we can serve you even better moving forward, bringing you the articles and service you expect from Writers Helping Writers® and our products. You can ask us at any time for the date we store on you, to have it moved, or deleted completely.

Long Version:

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

  • when you register on our site
  • subscribe to a newsletter
  • fill out a form
  • enter information on our site
  • provide us with feedback on our products or services
  • leave a blog comment

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To improve our website in order to better serve you.
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
  • To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

  • We do not use vulnerability scanning and/or scanning to PCI standards.
  • An external PCI compliant payment gateway handles all CC transactions.
  • We use regular Malware Scanning.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. They are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

We use cookies to:

  •       Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
  •       Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off it may turn off some of the features of the site (such as being recognized when you go to leave a comment).

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site but we may do so in the future.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. – See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

  • Users can visit our site anonymously.
  • Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website.
  • Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

      On our Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information:

      By emailing us

      By logging in to your account (if this applies)

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email

      Within 7 business days

We will notify the users via in-site notification

      Within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  •       Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  •       Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  •       Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  •       Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  •       Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  •      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at:

jaddpublishing@gmail.com

and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below:

Site: www.writershelpingwriters.net

Email: jaddpublishing@gmail.com

Giveaway Rules & Legal Disclaimers

Writers Helping Writers® and One Stop For Writers® giveaways will run for the length of time as described in each individual event.

Unless otherwise stated, all giveaways are open to anyone over the age of 18, and only in states, provinces or countries where such giveaway activities are legal.

All winners will be selected randomly through Random.org, unless otherwise stated. Duplicate entries will not be considered.

Any images posted in conjunction with giveaways by entrants that do not belong to Writers Helping Writers® must belong to the entrant themselves, or be used with permission of the copyright holder.

Writers Helping Writers® and its products claim no responsibility for any copyright materials used in conjunction with giveaway events that do not explicitly belong to Writers Helping Writers® or its products.

Giveaways are free to enter, and any social sharing involved is optional, not a condition of entering. No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. Purchases will not increase an entrant’s chance of winning.

Prizes are absolute and can not be substituted for cash. Should a winner be unable to accept a prize due to ineligibility, a new winner will be selected. If a winner cannot be contacted and confirmed within 48 hours to accept the prize, they forfeit their winnings and a new winner will be selected.

Winners will be announced on the date drawn, and notified by email.

19 Responses to Privacy Policy & Legal Notices

  1. Diana Gold says:

    Yes. Still interested in receiving info and newsletters.

  2. Peggy Jaeger says:

    would love to win. Please kep sending me all emails and newsletters, et!

    • Hi, Peggy. This page is just a summary of our privacy and giveaway policies; there is no specific giveaway being offered on this page. However, you should have received an email recently, asking you to confirm that you’d like to continue receiving our newsletter updates or blog posts by email. Due to certain legal restrictions, each customer has to click the button on that email themselves; we can’t confirm anything on our end. So if you’ve followed the instructions on that email, then you should be golden. If you have questions about this, please send us a message at jaddpublishing@gmail.com. Thanks!

  3. Tammy Archambeau says:

    Congratulations!! Love you guys. ❤❤

  4. Mary McClellan says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  5. Maggie says:

    Happy Birthday! You created a great site. 🙂

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  7. Amber Troyer says:

    I religiously use your site, and think what you’ve done is amazing here! Thank you for creating a place I know I can depend on!

  8. Michelle Cogley says:

    Would be an awesome prize to win. I love your site!

  9. Mary Van Everbroeck says:

    Congratulations! I can only imagine what your venture will be like in three years!

  10. Carol Fillmore says:

    Would love to win this:)

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