PRIVACY POLICY

Our details

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25th May 2018, and for the purposes of this privacy policy, The Wordsmith is the ‘data controller’ operating under the website https://www.the-wordsmith.com. The Wordsmith provides freelance writing and editing services. For details of how to contact us, the data controller, please visit our Contact page.

Website host details
The Wordsmith is hosted by Wix, a web development platform, with headquarters at 40 Namal Tel Aviv St., Tel Aviv 6350671, Israel.
Wix strictly adheres to the GDPR and has its own Privacy Policy which you can find here: https://www.wix.com/about/privacy

Your personal data

The Wordsmith takes your privacy very seriously and will ever only use your personal information to respond to any questions you may have and to provide the services you have requested. We are a small team made up of between 1-3 professional freelancers. Your personal information will never be shared with third parties for marketing purposes and will not be used by us for marketing purposes (such as testimonials and newsletters) without your explicit consent.

Data collected on this website

When you contact us using our Contact Form, you will be voluntarily providing us with your personal information. The information you enter in the contact form is encrypted by Wix, as you can see from the padlock icon in the address bar of your browser, and is sent to us by email.

While encryption is implemented to ensure secure transmission of your personal information, internet-based data transmissions may, in principle, have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, you are always welcome to contact us via alternative means, such as by direct email or Skype. You will find all these details on our Contact page.

 

Data storage
Whatever personal information we retain when you contact us, we use only in order to be able to reply to your enquiries and to potentially conduct business with you. If, at any point, you would like us to remove your details, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny data file that is used to store information. Most websites use cookies for a number of purposes, including providing essential functionality, providing useful information about the way in which the website is being used (e.g. analytics), and many other functions such as enhanced security. There is more information about cookies here: https://www.learn-about-cookies.com/


We have installed a cookie consent pop-up banner which appears when you first visit our site. This gives you various options, including information on the control and deletion of cookies. By continuing to use our website, you consent to use of the following cookies:
 

  • The Wordsmith cookies

Via Wix, our website has limited cookies for sessions, for site performance and to enable us to provide the services we do. When you click “Got it” on our cookie consent pop-up banner, an additional cookie is set so that you will not be asked to reconfirm your acceptance the next time you visit.


We do not use any cookies to gather personal data such as names or email addresses.

  • Wix cookies

As visitors to our site, you are considered by Wix to be Users-of-Users. In some cases, Wix uses cookies to gather information on Users-of-Users in order to improve their performance and services. We have no control over this. For a full list and further details, please see here: https://support.wix.com/en/article/cookies-and-your-wix-site

To know more, or to request removal of any personal information, cookies and so forth, please contact their Data Protection Officer team at: privacy@wix.com

 

  • Google Analytics cookies

We use Google Analytics to provide us with information about how our website is used, such as the demographics of our visitors and what pages are the most popular. The data gathered is anonymous and cannot be used to identify individual users.
 

You may block the collection of the data generated by this cookie (incl. your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser plugin available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
 

How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. There is more information on this in a link within our cookie pop-up banner. You can find the same link here: https://www.learn-about-cookies.com/how-to-delete-cookies. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
 

Your rights

In accordance with UK and European law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have numerous rights in regards to the personal data we hold about you, including:

  • Right to confirmation – you have the right to know if we hold personal data that concerns you

  • Right to access – you have the right to view and to obtain a copy of any personal data we hold that concerns you

  • Right to rectification – you have the right to the correction of any inaccuracies within the personal data we hold that concerns you

  • Right to erasure – you have the right to have your personal data removed from our systems
     

You can find out more about your rights under the GDPR here. Should you wish to exercise any of these rights in relation to The Wordsmith, please get in touch via our Contact page