Your privacy is very important to us. This Policy is designed to help you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information.
When accessing our website, 4Words Copywriting will learn certain information about you during your visit.
Like many commercial websites, this site uses a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What Are Cookies?”) and web server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and your IP address.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it. However to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
You computer uses an IP address every time you connect to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
If you communicate with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
How do we use the information that you give us?
Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our customers and prospective customers.
4Words Copywriting will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
A special note about children
Children are not eligible to use our website and services and we ask that minors (under the age of 13) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this site only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.
How do we protect your information and secure information transmissions?
Email is not recognized as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. Some of the information you may enter on our website may be transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Pages utilising this technology will have URLs that start with HTTPS instead of HTTP. Credit Card information is never transmitted via email.
4Words Copywriting may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, 4Words Copywriting uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
Our responsibilities as a “controller” under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
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 fulfil 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
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
You can withdraw your consent to our collection or processing of your personal information. You can do so by contacting us. If you withdraw your consent to the use of your personal information, you may not have access to our services, and we might not be able to provide you with our services. In some circumstances where we have a legal basis to do so we may continue to process your information after you have withdrawn consent, for example if it is necessary to comply with an independent legal obligation or if it is necessary to do so to protect our legitimate interest in keeping our services secure.
All personal information stored on our platform is treated as confidential and stored securely. Our collection is limited to what is necessary, for the purpose for which the personal information is processed, and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purpose for which the personal information was collected.
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to us disclosing it to third parties who reside outside the EU. We will ensure that those third parties are GDPR compliant.
We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or your dealings with our website, please contact us.