Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy of Just a Word website at justaword.org.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://justaword.org.

 

Non-Identifying Information

My site uses tools like Google Analytics to collect non-personally-identifying information like your browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of your visit. I do that to better understand who is visiting and how I can make my site more useful.

 

Forms On My Site

I also collect personally-identifying information like your email address, your website URL and your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses when you submit a form. I don’t make this information available and if I don’t need the data, I don’t collect it on the form. I use your personally-identifying information like your email address to reach back to you and reply to your questions.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

 

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

 

Your Purchases

If  you make a purchase on my site, you require me to gather personally-identifying information. But I limit how much and what type of information that I gather depending on the nature of the interaction. If you buy an online course or ebook, I collect personal and financial information required to process your purchase and pass it to my payment gateway – Paypal (more details on their privacy policies can be found here). In each case, I only collect what I need to deliver what you’re requesting. And I don’t disclose that information in any ways other than how I articulate them here in this policy.

 

International Users

I may transfer the personal data I collect about you to recipients in countries other than the country you live in, including Jamaica, where I am headquartered. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. Rest assured, where I disclose personal data to a third party in another country, I have safeguards in place to ensure your personal data remains protected; as described in this privacy policy, or as disclosed to you at the time of data collection.

For individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA), your data may be transferred outside of the EEA. Where your personal data is transferred outside the EEA, it will only be transferred to countries that have been identified as providing adequate protection for EEA data or to a third party where we have approved transfer mechanisms in place to protect your personal data – i.e., by entering into the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses, or by ensuring the entity is Privacy Shield certified (for transfers to US-based third parties). For further information, please contact me using the details set out in the “Contact me” section below.

Your Rights

It’s your personal data and you have certain rights relating to it. When it comes to marketing communications, you can ask me not to send you these at any time – by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in the marketing communication, or send your request to the email below, in the “Contact” section.

Depending on your country you may have right or choice to:

  • Opt out of some collection or uses of your personal data, including the use of cookies and similar technologies, the use of your personal data for marketing purposes, and the anonymization of your personal for data analyses
  • Access your personal data, update it, restrict or object to its processing, or request its deletion (see below)
  • Receive the personal data you provided to transmit it to another company
  • Withdraw any consent provided
  • Where applicable, lodge a complaint with your supervisory authority

The length of time I keep your personal data depends on what it is and whether I have an ongoing business need to retain it (for example, to provide you with a service you’ve requested or to comply with applicable legal, tax or accounting requirements).

I’ll retain your personal data for as long as we have a relationship with you and for a period of time afterwards where we have an ongoing business need to retain it, in accordance with our data retention policies and practices. Following that period, I’ll delete or anonymize it.

You can exercise these rights at any time by sending me an email. See the “Contact me” section below.

If you’re not happy with how I am processing your personal data, please let me know by sending an email. I will review and investigate your complaint, and get back to you within a reasonable time frame.

Employees, Contractors & Your Information

I only share your personal information in order to process certain purchases where I may be using an employee, contractor or partner to help me fulfill your requests. Each of these folks has agreed to not disclose it to others. I don’t rent or sell your personally-identifying information to anyone, including any partners I may be using (which are listed below).

 

My Partners And Your Data

Google Analytics – Your browsing data, navigational paths, and time of visit are being captured but anonymized.

MailerLite – Your email is being captured when you proactively subscribe using forms on my site. You can change / unsubscribe via every email you get.

Vimeo / YouTube – I enable embedded videos on my site. These sites may capture browser and IP data, but are never passed additional personally-identifying data (like your name/email) from me.

Embedded content from other websites – Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.) from other websites apart from the aforementioned. Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Protecting Your Data

I am doing everything I can and know of to reasonably protect against any unauthorized access, or use of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

 

Contact Me

If you have questions or want to talk about any of this, feel free to reach my by email at admin@justaword.org.

 

Policy Changes

From time to time I review and may make changes to my Privacy Policy. I strongly encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes. As you continue to use my site, your use will be under the new or changed terms.