Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy has been published to provide details of how and when personal information is collected, stored, used and disclosed by Efthalia Author. Please check this page from time to time to ensure you are up-to-date with any changes. 

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

Personal information collected, stored and maintained by Efthalia Author consists of the following: personal contact details, name, email address, or other details pertaining to access of website material. 

When do I collect information?

I collect information from you when you subscribe to my newsletter or enter information on my website. I may also collect information such as names and contact details of persons who contact me directly with requests for information/or queries, including via email to respond to those queries. 

How do I use your information?

I only use your name/email address to send you a Newsletter via e-mail. 

How do I protect your information?

I only provide articles and information. I never ask for credit card numbers or personal information like phone numbers. I do not use Malware Scanning. I do not use an SSL certificate. 

Do I use cookies? 

I may use a feature of your browser called a “cookie” to assign a user ID. Cookies identify your computer to our servers when you visit my site. My web site may store cookies on your PC in order to improve your future visits to the web site. By using cookies, I can track information about your usage of the site, to provide customised and improved content. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, you may be able to configure your browser to disable cookies. 

Third-party disclosure 

Personal information will not be disclosed with any third parties for them to market goods and services to you, nor will I use or disclose Personal Information unless permitted or required by the Privacy Act or any other law. Personal Information will be disclosed wher the disclosure of information is authorised under the National Privacy Principles.  Examples of where the disclosure of this information is authorised are: You have consented either expressly or impliedly, to the disclosing of the information about you; where the use or disclosure is required or authorised by or under law; use or disclosure is necessary to prevent a threat to life, health or safety; or use or disclosure is required to investigate unlawful activity, to prevent or detect a criminal offence or seriously improper conduct. 

Third-party links

Occasionally, at my discretion, I may include or offer third-party products or service my website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. I therefore have no responsibility for the content and activities of these linked sites. 

Security of Personal Information

Security of personal information is important to me and I take all reasonable precautions to protect personal information from misuse, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure as well as to destroy or permanently delete personal information if it is no longer needed for any purpose. Nevertheless, the internet is not a secure environment. No data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.  I cannot warrant the security, integrity or privacy of personal information submitted to this web site www.efthaliaauthor.com. If you use the internet to send me information, including your email address, it is sent at your own risk. All personal information collected by Efthalia Author will be stored in a secure area with controlled access to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or alteration. Records containing personal information that are no longer required for business purposes or by law, will be destroyed by a secure means. 

GDPR Compliance and Privacy

EfthaliaAuthor.com takes privacy seriously and makes all attempts to ensure this site is complaint with privacy legislation in Australia, US, UK and Europe.  Once you join Efthalia’s mailing list you will be welcomed by an email. You are able to leave at any time, with every email sent to you by Efthalia Author, you have the option to unsubscribe. 

Google

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. See 

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6008942?hl=en&visit_id=0-636645388769136285-1322244346&rd=1

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the US to require commercial websites and online service 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 http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, I agree to the following:

You can visit our site anonymously. 

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

I do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. 

If you have any questions regarding Privacy on EfthaliaAuthor.com, please use the contact form at Efthalia Author’s website. 

Complaints

Should an individual wish to complain to Efthalia Author, please notify me in writing (via my contact details below or alternatively via my website. All complaints will be responded to in writing within 14 working days.  

Contact 

If you believe the privacy of your personal information has been breached in any manner or form, please notify me by email at: efthalia@efthaliaauthor.com

Privacy and Policy Amendments

This policy will published on Efthalia Author’s website and will be accessible to all customers at any time. If I modify this policy, changes will be published on the website, on the day the changes are made. This information is current as at 25th May, 2018.  

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