Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Data Privacy

We are fully committed to maintaining the privacy of any information (‘personal data’) that you provide to us. Furthermore, we commit to ensuring that such data is held securely, used appropriately and only retained for as long as is necessary.

Our systems and services are designed with privacy in mind, and we operate a ‘data minimisation’ principle wherever possible – that is to say that we will only ever ask you for the minimum amount of information required to provide our services efficiently; we have no desire to retain (and therefore maintain) any more information than is necessary. We aspire to comply to the fullest extent possible with applicable data protection regulations, in particular the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and ePrivacy Directive, where applicable.

Who We Are

In terms of your use of this website, We, Cathy Bryant Books, act in the capacity of Data Controller, and should you have any questions or concerns about the data we hold about you, we can be contacted using the information below:

Data Controller: Cathy Bryant Books
Correspondence address: P. O. Box 884; Farmington, AR 72730
Email correspondence: catbry1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

The quickest way to contact me is via the contact form on this website.

Definition of ‘Personal Data’

When we refer to ‘personal data’ we mean any information that allows us to identify you personally. Obvious examples include your name and email address, which are both required to comment or contact us personally. We will always seek to gain your explicit consent to providing this information before we collect it from you. In addition, we never use this information to add you to any mailing lists without your prior consent.

Other types of information, such as your computer’s ‘IP’ address or broad geographical location do not, generally, allow us to identify you directly. However, because in their current form, European data privacy regulations are somewhat vague in this regard, we will cover the use of such data here also.

Data Sharing

We operate on a strict ‘need to know’ basis for all your data, especially your personal data. The only people/organization with access to your personal data are:

  • Cathy Bryant as the operator of this website;
  • Our web hosting technology supplier (currently WordPress.com) who provides the physical server infrastructures that this website operates on. Data Privacy Agreements are in place with the 3rd party technology suppliers above which detail our respective responsibilities for data security. You can check out their privacy policy here.

Data Protection

We take the security of all personal data very seriously, and that data is protected through access control. Access to personal data is strictly limited in line with our policy detailed in the ‘data sharing section’ on this page.

Your Rights

In the situation where you have directly provided personal information to us (such as by completing an online form or contacting us for further information), you have a number of rights regarding the personal data that we hold:

  • You have the right to obtain from us confirmation about whether any such data is being held;
  • You have the right to require that we provide you with whatever data we are holding/processing about you, including the right for that data to be transferred to another data controller;
  • Even if you have consented to us processing your personal data, you have the right to withdraw that permission at any time;
  • You have the right to require us to rectify any incomplete or incorrect information held about you;
  • You have the right to require us to erase the data held about you (the ‘right to be forgotten’).

Types of Data Collected

Website Forms

When you complete one of the contact forms on our website, we will ask you for a number of pieces of personal information, such as your name, email address and other contact details. This is obviously required for us to respond to your request.

If you do not use or submit an online form on the website, no data will be collected in that regard.

Technical Data (such as IP Address)

When you visit any website, systems log a record of your visit in their server logs. Typically this record includes the technical ‘IP’ address associated with your device and the browser type and version you use.

Such server logs are extremely common practice, and are used to monitor technical resources, monitor high-level server activity, and importantly to detect and prevent malicious or fraudulent activity. This data can also be used, if required, to diagnose reports of technical issues. The storage of IP addresses, can identify patterns of behavior (such as repeated malicious attempts to access a system).

IP addresses, in and of themselves, do not allow us in any way to identify you as an individual, especially given that it is very common for IP addresses to be dynamically allocated by your service provider, and will therefore often routinely change.

Furthermore, we do not and will not use the content of server access logs to attempt to determine an identifiable individual.

Website Analytics

This website platform uses Google Analytics to better understand what people look at on our website.

When people visit this site, information about their visit (such as which pages they look at, how long they spend on the site and so on) is sent in an anonymous form to Google Analytics.

The data contains information about anyone who uses our website from your computer, and there is no way to identify individuals from the data.

No personally identifiable information is ever contained within the data sent to our analytics provider. Google’s privacy policy can be accessed here.

Thank you so much for your trust. We promise to always hold that trust in highest regard, and will do all we can to protect your data.

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