Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how Wordstitch Editorial uses and protects the information we hold about individuals who use our website and individuals with whom we are engaged in editorial projects and other ventures.

Wordstitch Editorial is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we hold or ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Wordstitch Editorial may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 11 May 2018.

What we collect

Website

We may collect the following information from our website:

  • name
  • email address
  • any personal details you choose to provide in our contact form.

Projects

If you are engaged in a project with us, we may also collect the following information or we may hold the following information as a result of having it supplied to us by an organisation or person with whom we are jointly collaborating (such as a publisher):

  • name, job title, and place of employment
  • contact information, including email address
  • demographic information, such as gender, place of residence, and educational background (for example, as provided in an author biography)
  • other identifying data contained in manuscripts or other correspondence.

What we do with the information we gather

Website

Information provided by you on our website may be used as follows:

  • to keep you up to date with our blog posts
  • to contact you with regard to editorial work.

These functions are separate. For example, if you have filled in our contact form, we will not add you to our blog updates list. Similarly, if you have subscribed to our blog, we will not contact you with regard to editorial work.

Your data may also be held for internal record keeping.

Projects

Your personal data are stored electronically by Wordstitch Editorial for the sole purpose of administering projects and other related editorial work. Your data will under no circumstances be shared beyond people and organisations whose work is essential to the commission of the project(s) or venture(s) in which we are jointly engaged.

Your data may also be held for internal record keeping.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file that asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps to analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use cookies when you interact with a blog post (for example, when you comment, like, or share) and to analyse traffic in Google Analytics.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

If you wish to see the data Wordstitch Editorial holds about you, please contact us at hazel@wordstitcheditorial.com.

You can unsubscribe from our blog updates at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link found at the bottom of all our blog emails.

If you believe that any information we are holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.