Privacy Policy – Yawn

Privacy and Cookies Policy

This tells you when and why we collect personal information from you, how we keep it secure and how we use it. There is also stuff about cookies, but not the type you can eat, sadly.

When?

We collect information when you interact with us including (but not limited to) when you visit our blog website, sign up for our emails, make a donation (thank you), ‘follow’ us on Twitter, or ‘like’ our posts on Facebook.

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What?

We collect information that is necessary to perform the services you have requested, and to keep you informed about potentially useful resources, including books published by Reflectionary authors.

You do not have to provide any information that you prefer not to, but this may affect the service you receive or the information we provide to you.

Why?

We use the information we hold about you for purposes such as providing services you have asked for and replying to requests or comments, developing and improving our services and providing means by which you may, if you feel so inclined, support this ministry.

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The Reflectionary will not share, sell or otherwise make available your personal information to third parties unless required to do so by law.

Some posts may include links to third-party organisations (for example, Amazon, Grove Booklets, PayPal) where resources mentioned by The Reflectionary can be purchased, or donations made. In all cases the financial activity takes place outside The Reflectionary’s website, and no personal data is transferred to the third party.

In some case the link contains a reference (‘affiliate link’) to The Reflectionary so that the third party knows where the link originated, and may make a payment to The Reflectionary for that traffic. The payment may be linked to the amount that you purchase in that visit. Affiliate links will always be noted in the post and no personal data is transferred in either direction. The Reflectionary has no way of identifying visitors who make purchases.

If you make a donation (thank you), you have the option of remaining anonymous or identifying yourself. If you choose the latter, identifying information will be transferred from the financial institution to The Reflectionary, but this will only be information that you have agreed to release (usually name, email address and donation amount). Specifically, no banking information is ever held by The Reflectionary.

How?

You have rights under data protection laws, including asking for a copy of the information we hold about you, having inaccurate information corrected, and requesting that we stop using your personal information in a particular way (for example, that we stop emailing you). Please contact The Reflectionary (info[at]Reflectionary[dot]org) of you want more information.

The Reflectionary is not a commercial enterprise, so is exempt from the GDPR rules, and does  not need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office “The rules don’t apply …[if] there is no connection to a professional or commercial activity.” 

 

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Cookies are pieces of data that a website can transfer to a user’s web browser. The cookies may remain on your computer after you leave the website. Facebook, Twitter and WordPress may make use of cookies and similar technologies.

The Reflectionary itself does not place or read cookies.

If your browser is set to accept cookies, or if you have clicked ‘Accept’ when asked, then when you visit The Reflectionary’s WordPress website or Facebook / Twitter page, you are giving consent for cookies to be stored on your computer. If you do not wish this to happen, please disable cookies in your browser. You can eliminates cookies on your computer should you later change your mind. (Search ‘how to clear cookies’) You can use The Reflectionary’s resources without accepting cookies, but it may affect how the websites work.

WordPress uses cookies to track total number of visitors and number of visits to each post, plus (where they have permitted this), country, incoming links, and external resources. This data is anonymous and is used to ascertain the relative merits of different posts and the effectiveness of any advertising campaigns. No individuals are ever identified.

Facebook uses cookies to collect information of page ‘likes’ and ‘dislikes’ and other responses including names of people or organisations who have liked or shared a post. In paid advertising campaigns, Facebook collects (where supplied by the user) country, age-group, gender and interests of people who have responded to the ad. This is anonymous and is used to better target future ads and resources.

 

We keep this Privacy and Cookies Policy under review and may make changes from time to time. The latest version of this policy will always appear on this page.

Wow. I’m impressed. Not many folks make it all the way down here.

Have another cookie on the house, calorie-free, you know!

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