Cate Ashton collects and maintains certain personal information about you when you send us an e-mail or complete any of our online forms such as Request a Service or Contact Us. The personal information you provide can identify you individually.
What Information We Collect: We may collect the following information:
- Pen Name
- E-mail address
- PayPal address/Billing information
- Telephone Number
- Mailing Address
- Records of purchases of services or products through us
- Or other information you choose to provide to us
Methods Used to Collect Information: We may actively collect information about you from the following sources: applications, forms, newsletter sign ups, contracts, contests, giveaways and other information that you provide to us, whether in writing, in person, by telephone, electronically, or by any other means. If you choose to send email messages to Cate Ashton, we may retain the content of your e-mail message, your email address, and our subsequent responses. Please be careful about the information that you provide us by e-mail; as with any public web site, this channel of communication is not necessarily secure against interception. We do not collect any information from you online other than the personal information described above.
How Information May Be Used: We use the information you provide us to contact you in response to any requests, product or service purchases, complaints, or comments you may have about this Web Site, our products or services, or author Cate Ashton. If you have opted in to join our mailing list (A Date with Cate), we may also use the information you have provided to us to contact you in the future regarding author Cate Ashton, or product or services, or our partners.
What/When Information May Be Shared: Cate Ashton does not collect or compile personal information for distribution to parties outside of her business as an author. Except as described below.
- We will disclose personal information to comply with valid legal processes such as a search warrant, subpoena, or court order, judicial process or regulatory authorities, to prevent fraudulent transactions, or to protect our rights and property.
- We will disclose information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
You will not receive any contact from third parties outside of author Cate Ashton as a result of providing information to us, other than its officers, directors, agents, or consultants and only for the purpose of conducting official company business.
Controlling Your Information: When you opt to join our mailing list (A Date with Cate), if at a later time you wish to change your participation in our mailing list, you may opt-out by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of the most recent email, or sending an e-mail through our Contact page, stating that you would like to be removed from our mailing list. You will receive confirmation that we have received your communication.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 as well as the GDPR rules effective May 25, 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, you can either click “Update Your Preferences” at the bottom of our A Date with Cate newsletters, or send an email through our Contact page.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please update your information either by clicking “Update Your Preferences” at the bottom of our A Date with Cate newsletters, or contact us as soon as possible through our Contact page. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
If you wish to have your data deleted from the A Date with Cate newsletter database, please contact us as soon as possible through our Contact page. We will promptly remove your information. We can not delete every email exchange, website comment, or other digital exchanges beyond what is in our mailing list database. Contracts, or data used in relation to paid-for business transactions that you’ve completed with Cate Ashton will NOT be deleted, as that information is needed for (and will only be used for) tax/business/legal purposes.
E-mailing Cate Ashton: This Web Site allows you to send e-mail to Cate Ashton and certain designated individuals. Information you send us will be considered non-confidential and may be used by author Cate Ashton, or its affiliates without restriction. DO NOT SEND INFORMATION THAT YOU CONSIDER CONFIDENTIAL OR PROPRIETARY, INCLUDING BUSINESS PLANS OR IDEAS, INVENTIONS, AND THE LIKE. By sending us your ideas, you agree that we may use such ideas without compensation to you.
Links to Other Websites: Our Web Site may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst 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.
Security: Cate Ashton takes reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We rely on the security provided by the software/apps we pay to use to manage our business: All mailing list (A Date with Cate) activity/data is managed via mailerlite.com. All website activity is managed via WordPress.com. All email activity is managed through Gmail.com. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100-percent secure or error-free. In particular, e-mail sent to or from this Web Site or our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us via e-mail. Moreover, do NOT share or use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this Web Site or via our email address. It is your responsibility to safeguard them.