Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY FOR Wicked Words Publishing, LLC / Ryan Michele

 

It is Wicked Words Publishing, LLC/Ryan Michelepolicy 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”).

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, Wicked Words Publishing, LLC/Ryan Michele 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 May 25,2018. 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 websites www.authorryanmichele.net and www.authorryanmichele.com and www.ryanmichelebooks.com and www.wickedwordspublishing.com(the “Websites”)

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: When you sign-up to: receive free content, including eBooks, videos, newsletters and any other offers

Types of Personal Data Collected: Email address, First name, Last name

Information: It is your choice to opt-in to these and you can unsubscribe at any time. Please check Mailerlite privacy policy for more information on newsletters.

 

Activity:When you purchase directly from us

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

Information: Please check purchase sites for their Policies. We do not store any kind of information related to you credit cards or banking. (Paypal, Society6and Shopify)

 

Activity:When you complete any of the media inquiries forms:

Types of Personal Data Collected: Name, Email address, Phone number, Any Personal Data which you provide to us in the free text box of the form

Information: We need this information to respond to your inquiries.

 

Activity: When you comment on a blog post or page

Types of Personal Data Collected: Name, Email address, Any Personal Data which you provide to us in the free text box of the form

Information: We need this information to stop spammers from commenting on a blog post or page. You are able to decide if you want to give us this information in order to comment.

All comments will be checked through an automated spam detection service.

 

Activity: When you fill out a contact form

Types of Personal Data: Email address, First name, Last name, Address, Kindle Email Address

Information: We only collect the information given to us through the contact form (email, name, address, kindle email address). This information will be protected and will not be shared or sold to anyone.

 

Activity: When you use external links

Types of Personal Data: None

Information: This site uses external links to provide additional services to this website such as (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) but not limited to these.

These sites have their own privacy policies—we encourage you to visit those sites while visiting those sites.

 

Activity: When you win a prize from us. Such as—Giveaways of any typevia website or social media

Types of Personal Data Collected: Name, Email, Physical Address, Kindle Email Address, Any Personal Data which you provide to us in the free text box of the form

Information: Upon winning a giveaway, you will be contacted via private message or tag on social media or email. You will have twenty-four hours to respond. If you do not, they prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

You will receive a form after responding to us contacting you. You can opt-in to receive your prize. If you choose to fill out the form, that information will not be shared, sold or released to anyone.

Prizes are sent out 4-8 weeks after the form is filled out. If you have not received your prize on the 9thweek email ryanmicheleauthor@gmail.com

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.

We may also collect data automatically through our use of cookies on the Websites. Cookies are data that will help us improve your access to the website and also identify any repeated visitor to our website. The cookies will NOT provide any kind of private information to our websites (such as email, name, address or phone).

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this).

Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Please be aware that third-party sites such as Facebook, Amazon etc., use cookies as well. Please visit their sites for further information.

You can visit this site anonymously without providing any information (such as name, address, phone or email) though. We do not collect these types of information except when you provide them. The information given to use is protected and will not be shared or sold to anyone.

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;
  • to purchase merchandise from the Website

3. Sharing of your Personal Data/Analytics

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. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook, Twitter 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.

We collect data to optimize an offer of better service for you with Google Analytics and/or Jetpack. This information is to keep track of our visitors to our website but it will NOT collect your personal information.

Some data will be collected by a newsletter mailing service (Mailerlite) which you will have the option to decide if you want to opt-in. This information is protected by us and the company providing the service. Please read their privacy policy for their information. You can opt out of the newsletter at any time by emailing ryanmicheleprivacypolicy@gmail.comor by checking the bottom of any received email from us where it says unsubscribe. Once you opt out, you will NOT receive any more newsletter emails from us.

These websites use Facebook Pixels to track what pages are visited is anonymous and is used to have a better target on Facebook ads towards readers.

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 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. Information can be stored indefinitely if needed. If you want to have this information deleted, email us at ryanmicheleprivacypolicy@gmail.comand we will do so.

6. Children

This Website and our services are aimed at adults 18 years of age and older, 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. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email ryanmicheleprivacypolicy@gmail.comor via our postal address Ryan Michele PO Box 6 Edwards, IL 61528:

  • 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. 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.

9. Contact Us

Our full details are: Wicked Words Publishing, LLC / Ryan Michele

Email for Privacy Questions: ryanmicheleprivacypolicy@gmail.com

Postal Address: PO Box 6 Edwards, IL 61528

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