To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; in effect starting May 25, 2018), Freelance Library Services, dba the-freelance-editor, would like you to know that we collect no payment type information (all payments are handled through trusted third-party vendors). In addition, any personal data we collect will be used for a specific (and obviously stated) purpose, such as making contact with you or completing registrations; will be shared only with relevant and necessary parties; and will be destroyed once the data’s purpose is served. By providing any such information, you are consenting to our temporary use of that data.
Freelance Library Services, dba the-freelance-editor
Our services are operated and managed for clients around the world, but we are physically located in the United States. If you choose to use our services from the European Union or other regions of the world where laws governing data collection and use differ from US law, then you acknowledge and agree (1) that you are transferring your Personal Information outside the protection of those regions and (2) that, by providing your Personal Information and choosing to explore our site or engage our services, you consent to that transfer.
Information Collection and Use
In order to provide a better experience while using our website, we may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your name, email address, phone number, and/or postal address. The information that we collect will be used to contact you or to identify you in the event you contact us.
If you leave a comment (when allowed) on the site, we will collect the data shown in the related form, as well as your IP address and browser user agent string to help detect and prevent spam. (See also “Specially Designated Cookies”, below.) The comment and this metadata will be retained indefinitely so that we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you have made comments on this site, you may request that we erase any Personal Information or other data—except data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes—we hold about you.
Note that we also have a separate Statement on Discrimination and Harassment that you should be familiar with before commenting.
For users who register on our website (when activated; as a member, subscriber, or a contributing author), we will store the Personal Information you provide in your user profile. All users can see, edit, and/or delete this Personal Information (except your username) at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive a file of the Personal Information we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any Personal Information or other data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obligated to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
To protect the confidentiality of Personal Information as a registered user, you must keep your password confidential. If you disclose it to another person or if you believe your password has been compromised and misused, advise us immediately. Please note that we will never ask you to disclose your password in an unsolicited phone call or email message.
Subscription information you provide on our subscription form will only be used in-house, to provide you with updates and personalized information. We will not use your information to show you ads or to send you messages about promotions; but, we may occasionally let you know about new products and important information related to our own services.
Release of Information
the-freelance-editor is committed to safeguarding the privacy of all website visitors and clients; however, we may disclose identifiable information without your consent if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is: (a) required by law, valid legal process, or applicable court order; (b) necessary to protect or defend the rights or property of our company or another person; or (c) to protect the personal safety of any person.
Whenever you visit our website, https://the-freelance-editor.com/, we collect information that your browser automatically sends to us (a standard procedure that is used as a part of hosting service and website analytics); this information is called Log Data and may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), the Internet browser and browser version you are using, web pages that you visit on our website and the time spent on those pages, the time and date of your visit, and other statistics, such as geo data, time stamps, viewability levels, and, when appropriate, transaction data. The general use for this information is to help us improve our site experience, but the information may also be used for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking entrance points and exit points along with page-to-page movement on the website, and gathering demographic information. Log Data cannot be linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Non-Identifiable Information
Cookies are generated files that contain small amounts of data that are used to create an anonymous unique identifier. These files are sent to your browser from all websites and are generally stored on your computer’s hard drive. Your computer uses these cookies to store information, including visitor preferences and pages on the website that are accessed, visited, or “bookmarked”. Our website and our hosting service may use these “cookies” to collect information so we can improve our site experience by customizing and expanding web page content and making adjustments based on visitor browser type and landing/visitation page.
You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and to know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the website.
For more general information on cookies and how to control them, visit Cookie Consent.
Specially Designated Cookies
If you leave a comment (when allowed) on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and/or website—this information is saved in cookies and provide a convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again if and when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you are invited to visit our login page (when activated; as a member or a contributing author), 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 set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen-option 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. If you publish or edit an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after one day.
Accept or Decline Cookies
As part of our compliance to GDPR (see link to information above), you will have the ability to accept or decline cookies the first time when you visit a site hosted by the-freelance-editor. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline our cookies, you may not be able to fully experience applicable interactive features of our website.
Images and Media
If you upload images to the website (when activated; as a member or a contributing author), you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Third Party Privacy Policies
Freelance Library Services, dba the-freelance-editor, may occasionally employ third-party companies and individuals while
- distributing e-newsletters and information to assist us in providing our services;
- adding value to our provided services, as allowed with your knowledge; or
- providing payment or escrow or refund services.
When employed by Freelance Library Services, dba the-freelance-editor, these third party companies and individuals may have access to your Personal Information. The reason is to allow and enable them to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.
We, Freelance Library Services, dba the-freelance-editor, value your trust in providing your Personal Information as needed, and we will strive to protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, alteration, and destruction through our own efforts and through the use of commercially reasonable safeguards. However, we wish to remind you that no method of transmission over the Internet nor any method of electronic storage can be 100 percent secure and reliable. We will do our best, but we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the Internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, monitor, and guide their online activities.
Our services are not intended for anyone under the age of 13 unless they have permission and supervision from a parent or guardian. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information (theirs or yours), we will immediately delete it from our servers; additionally, if you, as parent or guardian, become aware that your child has provided us with this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us. We will take necessary actions to promptly remove such information from our records.
As noted above, by choosing to explore our site and/or use our services, you hereby consent to the collection and use of your Personal Information as explained in this policy.
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