Privacy Policy

Last updated: 17 March 2020

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 also use CleanTalk plug-in service to protect the site from spam. In order to do so, CleanTalk sends to its server information such as your IP and technology of JavaScript in the browser, in addition to the information you provide in the comment form (e.g., email, name, comment text). CleanTalk stores the data on its servers for seven days. CleanTalk’s full Privacy Policy is at https://cleantalk.org/publicoffer#privacy.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

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.

Cookies

We use cookies to improve your experience on the site and to better understand our visitors (see also the Analytics and Redirects sections below).

  • 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.

Analytics

Statcounter

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:
http://statcounter.com/about/set-refusal-cookie/. Statcounter’s full Privacy Policy is at https://statcounter.com/about/legal/.

Such information is collected solely for statistical purposes and is not used to identify individuals.

Google Analytics

We also use Google Analytics to understand our audience and to ensure that the site is functioning well.

Google Analytics uses cookies to generate reports on visitors, such as their geographic location (based on their IP address), language, operating system, browser, which URLs the visitors have come from, what pages were accessed how many times and for how long.

For details on how Google uses data, see www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Google’s entire privacy policy is at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Redirects

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.

Social Media

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We use the third-party service provider MailChimp to send newsletters to those who sign up and to provide freebie downloads. MailChimp’s privacy policy can be found at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

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

We will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

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 than those from your jurisdiction.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The security of your personal data

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

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.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

Please review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Our contact information

You can contact us at info@theclarityeditor.com.