Your privacy is critically important to us. At Steve Eggleston Writes, we have a few fundamental principles:
Below we explain how we collect, use, and share information about you, along with the choices that you have with respect to that information.
Information We Collect We only collect information about you if we have a reason to do so – for example, to provide our Services, to communicate with you, or to make our Services better.
We collect information in three ways: if and when you provide information to us, automatically through operating our Services and from outside sources. Let’s go over the information that we collect:
Information You Provide to Us In the course of regular business, we do collect information that you provide to us. The amount and type of information depends on the context and how we use the information. Here are some examples:
Basic Account Information: We ask for basic information from you, such as a username and email address, in order to set up your account. Public Profile Information: If you have an account with us, we collect the information that you provide for your public profile. Your public profile information is just that – public – so please keep that in mind when deciding what information, you would like to include. Transaction and Billing Information: If you buy something from us you will provide additional personal and payment information, such as your name, credit card information and contact information, that is required to process the transaction and your payment. Content Information: Depending on the Services you use, you may also provide us with information about you. Communications with Us: You may also provide us information when you respond to surveys, communicate with our salespeople or customer service personnel about a support question, or post a question in our public forums. Information We Collect Automatically We also collect some information automatically:
How and Why We Use Information
Purposes for Using Information We use information about you as mentioned above and for the purposes listed below:
To further develop and improve our Services – for example by adding new features that we think our users will enjoy or will help them to create and manage their websites more efficiently; To monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our Services, which helps us improve our Services and make them easier to use; To measure, gauge and improve the effectiveness of our advertising and better understand user retention and attrition – for example, we may analyze how many individuals purchased a plan after receiving a marketing message or the features used by those who continue to use our Services after a certain length of time; To monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, protect the security of our Services, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights and property of Steve Eggleston Writes and others, which may result in us declining a transaction or the use of our Services; To communicate with you, for example through an email, about offers and promotions offered by Steve Eggleston Writes and others we think will be of interest to you, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date on Steve Eggleston Writes and our services; and To personalize your experience using our Services, provide content recommendations, target our marketing messages to groups of our users and serve relevant advertisements. Legal Basis for Collecting and Using Information A note here for those in the European Union about our legal grounds for processing information about you under EU data protection laws, which is that our use of your information is based on the grounds that:
(1) The use is necessary in order to fulfill our commitments to you under our Terms of Service or other agreements with you or is necessary to administer your account–for example, in order to enable access to our website on your device or charge you for a paid service; or
(2) The use is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation; or
(3) The use is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or those of another person; or
(4) We have a legitimate interest in using your information–for example, to provide and update our Services, to improve our Services so that we can offer you an even better user experience, to safeguard our Services, to communicate with you, to measure, gauge, and improve the effectiveness of our advertising, and better understand user retention and attrition, to monitor and prevent any problems with our Services, and to personalize your experience; or
How We Share Information We do not sell our users’ private personal information! We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:
Security While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect information about you against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction and take reasonable measures to do so, such as monitoring our Services for potential vulnerabilities and attacks. To enhance the security of your account, we encourage you to enable our advanced security settings, like the Two-Step Authentication.
Choices You have several choices available when it comes to information about you:
Limit the Information that You Provide: If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information, profile information and transaction and billing information. Please keep in mind that if you do not provide this information, certain features of our Services – for example, paid, premium themes – may not be accessible. Limit Access to Information on Your Mobile Device: Your mobile device operating system should provide you with the ability to discontinue our ability to collect stored information or location information via our mobile apps. If you do so, you may not be able to use certain features like WhatsApp to chat with us. Opt-Out of Electronic Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional messages from us. Just follow the instructions in those messages. If you opt out of promotional messages, we may still send you other messages, like those about your account and legal notices. Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies: At this time, Steve Eggleston Writes does not respond to “do not track” signals across all of our Services. However, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using Steve Eggleston Writes websites, with the drawback that certain features of Steve Eggleston Writes websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. Close Your Account: While we’d be very sad to see you go, if you no longer want to use our Services, you can close your account with us. Please keep in mind that we may continue to retain your information after closing your account, as described in How Long We Keep Information above – for example when that information is reasonably needed to comply with (or demonstrate our compliance with) legal obligations such as law enforcement requests, or reasonably needed for our legitimate business interests. Your Rights If you are located in certain countries, including those that fall under the scope of the European General Data Protection Regulation (AKA the “GDPR”), data protection laws give you rights with respect to your personal data, subject to any exemptions provided by the law, including the rights to:
Request access to your personal data; Request correction or deletion of your personal data; Object to our use and processing of your personal data; Request that we limit our use and processing of your personal data; and Request portability of your personal data. EU individuals also have the right to make a complaint to a government supervisory authority if we don’t respond to any of your requests.
Other Things You Should Know
Transferring Information Because Steve Eggleston Writes services are offered only in the US, EU rules do not apply.
Terms of Service, Updated November 10, 2020
Our Services are not directed to children. Access to and use of our Services is only for those over the age of 13 (or 16 in the European Union). If you are younger than this, you may not register for or use our Services. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information to our Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older (16 years or older in the European Union).
Use of our Services requires opting into one of our offers and receiving information, messaging and WhatsApp communications on a regular basis. You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register for an account. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your username.
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