I, Susan Dugdale, the owner and operator of write-out-loud.com am dedicated to protecting your data and privacy.
I recognize that your privacy is important. This document outlines the types of personal information I receive and collect when you use write-out-loud.com, as well as some of the steps I take to safeguard information. This will help you make an informed decision about sharing personal information with me.
write-out-loud.com uses information from Google Analytics and Stat Counter to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. I use the information that Google Analytics and Stat Counter generates relating to my website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow me to update the site and improve your usage of it.
In order to do a year to year comparison on any data collected by Google Analytics, I have set my Data Retention settings in Google Analytics to 38 months, after which Google will automatically delete the data.
If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on. Click the link to find out more: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Likewise if you do not wish your data to be collected via Stat Counter you can install an opt-out or refusal cookie. Click the link to find out more: http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/
You may opt out of personalized ads for over 125 different ad networks. Click the link to do that. http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Some third-party advertisements are served by Google. Google's cookie enables it to serve ads to our visitors based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of personalized ads by visiting the Google ad opt-out page here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
This link from Google provides more information about how Google manages data in its ad products. Click to find out more: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites
I receive an affiliate commission for some of the products/services sold on write-out-loud.com.
The affiliate services platforms I use are Site Sell, ClickBank and Betterhelp.
You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of my site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.
If you choose to refuse write-out-loud.com's cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.
write-out-loud.com may collect and use your personal information for the following purposes:
write-out-loud.com may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit my site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources I make available on my site.
If you complete a form, I will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.
For instance, if you want speech writing help I will ask for information about the speech you want. If you require coaching, I will want information about why and what for. If you sign up for my newsletter I'll need your first name and an email address to send it to, and if at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, I include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email I send.
If you submit content to write-out-loud.com, I will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.
If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, I will require your first name and your email address.
You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.
If I make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, I will inform you by placing a notice on my site. You can be assured I will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.
I also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps me combat spam and fraud. I do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.
write-out-loud.com provides convenient links to our varying social media accounts on its website: Facebook, and Google+. When you click on their links or leave a comment, your browser connects directly with that site and sends information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit and information about how you use the social site.
Should you wish to prevent those platforms from collecting data, please view their individual policies by using the following links:
Facebook: to prevent Facebook from collecting data while on write-out-loud.com, you should log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.
I also use the social media share service AddThis which enables you, my visitors, to share pages and other resources from my website via your own social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest, Weibo, LinkedIn, or any of many others, including email.
I may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.
This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. I operate my site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must provide parental consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.
If I sell write-out-loud.com, the information I have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in my site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through my website of that change in control and practices, and I will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.
Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site is stored on my host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.
If you wish to review your information stored on the SiteSell servers for write-out-loud.com, click on this link. You can also edit, download or delete any of your information from the servers by clicking on that link.
Last updated: 31 May 2018