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Privacy Policy (Click here to go back to The Readers Group Newsletter)

Your privacy is vitally important to us, and so is being transparent about how we collect, use and share information about you. We believe you should know as much as possible about practices, so that you can make informed decisions about the information you share with us. This Privacy Policy explains:


  • The legal basis for processing your personal data;

  • What personal information we collect;

  • How and why we use your personal information;

  • How and why we share the information we collect;

  • How we store and protect your information;

  • How you can access, update and take control of your personal information.


This Privacy Policy sets out the privacy practices for, and applies to my website (the "Site") and any subdomains and services I offer (together with the Site, the "Services"). By visiting the Site or using my services you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree please do not use or access our Site or Services.


If at any time you have questions about our practices or any of your rights described below, you can contact me at This inbox is monitored and managed so that I can deliver an experience that you can confidently trust.


1. Legal basis for processing (for EEA Users)

We collect and process information about you only where we have legal basis for doing so under applicable EU laws. The legal basis depends on the services you use and how you use them. This means we collect and use your information only where:


  • I it to provide my Services, including to provide any personalised Services, provide customer support and to protect the safety and security of the services against fraud, spam and abuse, etc.;

  • It satisfies a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests) such as to: monitor, maintain and improve internal business processes; develop innovative and tailored offerings to my users; send you relevant marketing information and to protect our legal rights and interests;

  • You give us consent to do so for a specific purpose; or

  • We need to process your data to comply with a legal obligation.



2. What Personal Information we collect

I require certain information from you to provide my Services. I collect information that directly or indirectly identifies you, if you choose to share it with me.

I receive limited information when you (Agree) to sign up for my newsletter: just your email, name and IP address. This ensures optimal performance when delivering your service. These methods of collection may not be as obvious to you, so we have highlighted and explained below a bit more about why we collect this information and the ways of collecting this information.



2.1. Information you provide

i. Basic information: In general, if you have not signed up to my newsletter, the only information you reveal to me when you browse is your IP address. IP addresses are stored by my reputable autoresponder company, Rest assured the comply with all data protection laws. IP addresses help identify problems and to help prevent misuse of the Site.

If you do choose to sign up to the Newsletter, you must provide us with some personal data so that I can deliver my Services to you, such as:

  • Name;

  • Email address;


ii. Payment information: does not store credit card information. All payment information you submit is collected and used by our payment processors in accordance with their privacy policies, which you can read below:





iii. Information you provide through support communications: for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem.


2.2. Information we collect automatically when you use the Services

i. Location information: We collect information about your location, which we get from signals such as your IP address, to personalise our Services to you.


ii. Cookies: The data collection company I use Getresponse uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, they use cookies to track how you browse my Site, the links you click, the landing pages you view, your device type, and to collect various data, including analytics, about how you use and interact with my Newsletter. This allows me to provide you with more relevant product offerings, a better experience on my Site, and to collect, analyse and improve the performance of our Services.


iii. Log data: Data about the use of our Services is automatically collected when you use and interact with our Services, including metadata, log files, cookie/device IDs and location information. This information includes specific data about your interactions with the features, content and links (including those of third parties, such as social media plugins) contained within the Services; Internet Protocol (IP) address; browser type and settings; the date and time the Services were used; information about browser configuration and plugins; language preferences and cookie data; information about devices accessing the Services,including type of device, what operating system is used, device settings, application IDs, unique device identifiers and error data; and some of this data collected might be capable of and be used to approximate your location.


iv. Information we receive from other sources: If you choose to sign up to my newsletter using accounts you create with third-party products and services such as Facebook or Twitter ("Third-Party Accounts"), we will collect information that you have agreed to make available such as your name, email address and preferences with the applicable Third-Party Account. This information is collected by the Third-Party Account provider and is provided to,  under their privacy policies. You can generally control the information that we receive from these sources using the privacy settings in your Third-Party Account.


3. How and why we use your personal information

We are committed to both minimising the data we collect and limiting its use and purpose to only that (1) for which we have been given permission, (2) as necessary to deliver our Services, or (3) as we might be required or permitted for legal compliance or other lawful purposes. These uses include:


3.1. Delivering, improving, updating and enhancing our Services

We collect only YOUR EMAIL, NAME AND IP ADDRESS relating to form submissions you make on our Site, and your use of and/or interactions with our Services. We use this information to:

  • Improve and optimise the operation and performance of our Services;

  • Diagnose problems with and identify any security risks, errors or enhancements to our Services;

  • Detect and prevent fraud and abuse of our Services and systems;

  • Collect aggregate statistics about use of the Services;

  • Understand and analyse how you use our Services and what products and services are most relevant to you.


Often, much of the data collected is de-identified or aggregated in ways that do not personally identify you. Examples of such aggregated information or statistical data include information about interactions of the Site (e.g. page views) or customer profiling (e.g. demographics or location information).


3.2. How we share your data

i. Sharing with trusted third parties for operational purposes

We outsource certain aspects of our business to trusted third parties. For example:


  • Processing credit card payments;

  • Communicating with you, such as by way of email or survey delivery

  • Marketing campaigns.


We only share your personal data as necessary for any third party to provide the services as requested or as needed on our behalf. These third parties are subject to confidentiality agreements with us and other legal restrictions that prohibit their use of the information we provide them for any other purpose except to facilitate the specific outsourced operation, unless you have explicitly agreed or given your prior permission to them for additional uses.


ii. Third-party websites

Our Site contains links to third-party websites, such as social media websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third-party sites. Please read the privacy policy of any website you visit.

Certain areas on our site contain embedded videos, served by these pages results in YouTube being sent data about your browsing activity.




3.3. Communicating with you

We may use your personal information to contact you directly or through a third-party service provider regarding products or services you have signed up or purchased from us, such as is necessary to deliver transactional or service-related communications. We may also contact you with offers for additional services we think you'll find valuable if you give us consent or where allowed based upon legitimate interests.

You don't need to provide consent as a condition to use our Services.

You can review and modify your email subscription settings from every single email I send. There is a GetResponse or Wix unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email I send. You can unsubscribe at any time


i. Targeted advertisements

Targeted ads may be presented to you based on your activities on my Site. These ads display as varying product banners presented to you while browsing. We also partner with third parties to manage our advertising on our Site.


ii. Transfer of personal data abroad

Some of our service providers are based outside of the European Economic Area (the "EEA"). Where we transfer your data to a service provider that is outside of the EEA we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to make sure that your personal data is held securely and that your rights are upheld.


iii. Legal requirements cooperates with government and law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws such as intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights, to help protect you and service. Therefore, in response to a genuine request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can share personal information about you, if we determine that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with the law.


4. How we store and protect your information

We take the security of your personal data very seriously. We follow industry-standard practices to protect the data we collect and maintain, and use safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access and disclosure to protect your privacy.


5. Your Rights: Managing Your Personal Information


5.1. Accessing or rectifying your personal data:


If you have signed up to the newsletter/readers group

It is important that you update this information or let us know if there are any changes to your situation, contact or personal details. This is so we can successfully fulfil our obligations to you and communicate with you safely.

You can also request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you. Should you wish to make such a request, please email with adequate information to identify yourself to assist us in fulfilling your request. We will respond to any request within 28 days.


5.2. Marketing preferences:

You have the right to withdraw consent or object to direct marketing. You can:

review and modify your email subscription settings anytime by following the instructions contained at the bottom of each type of email (UNSUBSCRIBE LINK)


Any administrative or service-related emails (to confirm a purchase, or an update to this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service, etc.) generally do not offer an option to unsubscribe as they are necessary to provide the Services you have requested.


5.4. Right of erasure:

You can request that we erase your personal data by emailing If you make a request to delete your personal data and that data is necessary for the products or services you have purchased, the request will be facilitated only to the extent it is no longer necessary for any Services or required for our legitimate business purposes or legal or contractual record-keeping requirements.

We will respond to any request to delete personal data within 28 days.


6. Complaints

If you are not satisfied with how your personal data is managed, you have a right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). You can visit their website for information on how to make a data protection complaint here, call their helpline on 0303 123 1113 or chat online with an ICO advisor here.


7. Age Restrictions

Our Services are only available for those over the age of 18. Our Services are not targeted at, intended to be consumed by or designed to entice individuals under the age of 18. If you know of or have reason to believe anyone under the age of 18 has provided us with any personal data, please contact us.


8. Notice

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms on the Site. All amended terms shall automatically be effective immediately after posting on the Site. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you in accordance with your email preferences. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

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