Last updated: 23 February 2021 (non-substantive edits: 4 January 2022)
Who we are
The Clarity Editor is a trademark name for freelance editor Ema Naito.
Our website address is https://theclarityeditor.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the site to:
- Assist law enforcement and respond to subpoena.
- Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally or with third parties.
- Respond to your inquiries.
- Increase the efficiency and operation of the site.
- Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience with this site.
- Provide you with a free downloadable or send you a newsletter (if you choose to opt-in).
- Perform other business activities as needed.
- Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.
Comments and testimonials
When you leave comments (including testimonials) on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments and testimonials forms, and also information such as your IP address and browser, user agent string, referrer, and site URL to help detect spam with Akismet anti-spam service.
We collect certain pieces of information about you when you fill one of our testimonial forms. This may include your full name, e-mail address, photo, company name, and website (depending on what you choose to include in the testimonial form).
- Send a confirmation e-mail, to let you know your testimonial was received and approved
- Send important account/service information
- Set up and administer your account, provide technical/customer support, and verify your identity
If you send us a message via the contact form on this site, you will be asked for your name and email address. These are collected to allow us to respond to your queries. Your personal data will not be used for any other purpose, such as for marketing purposes.
We use the third-party service provider Sendinblue to send newsletters to those who sign up. Sendinblue securely stores your name and email address.
Subscribing to and receiving our newsletters with SendinBlue means we can find out how many recipients have opened the newsletter email and how often links in the email are clicked.
If you do not wish to have your usage analyzed, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter through the link provided in every newsletter.
- 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.
- We use anonymous cookies to prevent users from seeing the same popup repetitively in an attempt to make our users experience more pleasant while still delivering time-sensitive messaging.
We use Statcounter, an anonymous web tracking service, to review general visitor statistics to this site. When you visit our site, Statcounter’s web servers automatically collect data about your activity on our website. This data includes:
- Time and date of visit (this can help us to identify and plan for busy periods on our website)
- IP address (this is a numerical label assigned to a device by an Internet Service Provider to enable the device to access the internet)
- Browser and operating system (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the browsers/operating systems used to access our site)
- Device information, e.g. device type and screen size (this can help us to make sure that our website functions correctly in the devices used to access our site)
- Referring data, e.g. a search engine link (this can help us to understand which search engines are helping visitors to find our website)
Furthermore, when you visit our website a Statcounter cookie (called “is_unique”) may be placed in your browser. This cookie is used only to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor and to estimate unique visits to the site.
You can learn more about cookies from Statcounter and set your browser to refuse the same here:
Any information collected is solely for statistical purposes and not used to identify individuals.
We also use Google Analytics to understand our audience and to ensure that the site is functioning well.
We use a plug-in to redirect access to pages and posts that have been moved or renamed. The plug-in collects information such as the ‘referrer’ URL (the page that sent you to our page), your IP address, operating system, browser, and language. The information is used to best redirect you to the page you seek.
If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook or LinkedIn, or following or tweeting about us on Twitter, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.
In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button. As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies we set ourselves.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g., a court or a government agency).
We may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend the rights or property of The Clarity Editor
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the services we provide
- Protect the personal safety of those who use our services or of the public
- Protect against legal liability
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
Google Analytics retains user data for 26 months.
Transferring your personal data
Your information, including personal data, is processed wherever The Clarity Editor is working at the time. It means that this information may be transferred to—and maintained on—computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those from your jurisdiction.
The security of your personal data
The security of your personal data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Our contact information
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.