Privacy

Well Said Limited (trading as Well Said Press) respects your privacy in relation to any information we may collect from you or which you may provide to us, in the circumstances set out below. We have developed this privacy policy so that you can 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

For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we, Well Said Limited, 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  25 May 2018 when the GDPR regulations come into force. (We will review our privacy practices on an ongoing basis, and 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 website thesecretlake.com (the “Website” — which is hosted by wordpress.com)

 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 way:

Activity Types of Personal Data Collected
When you complete the ‘leave a review’ box or leave a comment about The Secret Lake for the author •      Name (please only put your first name, per our instructions)

•      Email address (optional – per the instructions – and never shared or used for marketing purposes)

•      Any Personal Data which you choose to provide to us in the free text box of the form

Data that we collect automatically

Our website host, WordPress.com, automatically collects 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/they do not link this information with any Personal Data.

They may also collect data automatically through use of cookies on the Website. Please see WordPress.com’s cookie policy to find out about the types of cookies they set and why, and how you can adjust your settings to disable cookies.

2.    Use of your Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data to respond to your questions, comments and requests via the comments box.

3.    Sharing of your Personal Data

We will not share your Personal Data with anyone else, other than with our website host who provides services or functions on our behalf and who requires the information to provide those specific services to us, such as to enable us to reply to your review or comments.

4.    Keeping your Personal Data secure

Please note that our website host wordpress.com has appropriate safeguards in place to protect your data privacy. You can read their privacy policy here – though most of it is about how they use my own data as the owner of this blog, so you may fall asleep!

5.    Retention periods for use of your Personal Data

WordPress, our host, 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. They review the Personal Data they hold at regular intervals and delete permanently or anonymise any Personal Data which is no longer necessary.

6.    Children

We do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children under the age of digital consent for their country of residence. In the UK, Ireland and USA the age of digital consent is 13 but this may vary for other countries where it may be as high as 15 or 16 years old. If you are below the age limits set out here or for digital consent in your own country, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address. Instead ask a grown-up to sign up or write in on your behalf.

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 at kpinglis [at] wellsaid.co.uk or via our postal address on the ‘Contact’ page:

  • 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

8.    Contact Us

  • Our full details are: Well Said Press
  • Email for Privacy Questions: kpinglis [at] wellsaid.co.uk
  • Postal Address: 83 Castelnau, London, SW13 9RT, England
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