Rob Parnell's Writing Academy Privacy Policy

Please note, Rob Parnell's Writing Academy (RPWA) is not affiliated with any other website, company, author(s) and/or their agents or affiliates. You will never receive promotional information from Rob for any other product, project, or enterprise outside of Rob Parnell's Writing Academy. Similarly, RPWA does not run an affiliate or incentive program of its own. Rob does not authorize any other party, agent(s), or individual(s) to act on his behalf. This policy is in place to protect the integrity of RPWA's copyright material, to prevent fraud and misrepresentation, and to better serve the student-focused environment of Rob Parnell's Writing Academy.   

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read my privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how I collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information with my website.

What personal information do I collect from the people that visit my blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on my site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address or other details to help you with your experience.

When do I collect information?

I collect information from you when you register on my site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, Use Live Chat, Open a Support Ticket or enter other information on my site.

How do we use your information?

I may use the information I collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

      To personalize your experience and to allow me to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.

      To allow me to better service you in responding to your customer service requests.

      To quickly process your transactions.

      To send periodic emails regarding your order or other products and services.

How do I protect your information?

My website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to my site as safe as possible.

I use regular Malware Scanning and provide a totally secure site (certificate available - viewable through your browser on request.)

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. I CANNOT access your credit card, Paypal, stripe, or any other of your personal bank details. 

I implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on my computers or my servers.

Do I use 'cookies'?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site's or service provider's systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, I use cookies to help my server remember and process the items in your shopping cart - and help you login to the Academy. They are also used to help me understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables me to provide you with improved services. I also use cookies to help compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that I can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

I use cookies to:

      Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.

      Understand and save user's preferences for future visits.

      Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser's Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If users disable cookies in their browser:

If you turn cookies off, of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. Some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly. For example, you may have problems logging into secure sites like mine if you do not allow your computer to store usernames and passwords for you.

Third-party disclosure

I do not sell, trade, or otherwise, transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information. This does not include my website hosting partners and other parties who assist me in operating my website, conducting my business, or serving my users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. I may only release information when its release is to comply with a court order, the law, to enforce my site policies, or to protect my or others' rights, property, well-being, or safety.

Third-party links

We do not include or offer third-party products or services on our website.

Google

We have not enabled Google AdSense on our site.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law's reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. - See more at: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit my site anonymously.

Once this privacy policy is created, I will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering my website.

My Privacy Policy link includes the word 'Privacy' and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes:

      On my Privacy Policy Page

You can change your personal information:

      By emailing me

      By logging in to your account

      By chatting with me or by sending me a support ticket


How does my site handle Do Not Track signals?

I honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does my site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

I do not allow third-party behavioral tracking

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States' consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children's privacy and safety online.

I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. When children under 13 years old contact me, I always encourage them to seek their parents' advice before engaging them in Academy services.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices I will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

I will notify you via email

      Within 1 business day

I will notify the users via in-site notification

      Within 1 business day

I also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

I collect your email address in order to:

      Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

      Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.

      Send you additional information related to your product and/or service

      Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.


To be in accordance with CANSPAM, I agree to the following:

      Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

      Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

      Include the physical address of my business or site headquarters.

      Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

      Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

      Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.


If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

      rob@easywaytowrite.com and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Or you can:

Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email.


Contacting Me

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact me using the information below.

http://rob-parnell-writing-academy.thinkific.com

OR via post:

Rob Parnell's Writing Academy

c/o Perry's Service Station

Warnertown, SA 5540

Australia

OR via email:

rob@easywaytowrite.com

OR via TEXT: 

0481 529 641


Last Edited on 2017-08-31