Privacy

Cookies Policy – Writers’ Garage

This might not be one of the longest cookies policy you have read, yet it is adequate because it covers everything you need to know about how Writers’ Garage uses cookies. You need not like cookies and you need not value cookies, but it is important that you understand that cookies are essential. In this policy, Writers’ Garage explains to you what cookies are and the types of cookies it uses.

If you have any questions about this policy or you need more information on how we use cookies and for the exact purposes for which we use them, you can contact us by sending an email to info@writersgarage.net

What are cookies?

Cookies is a small text file containing a string of letters and numbers to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets Writers’ Garage help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site.

Cookies are also known as “Web cookie” “Internet cookie” or “Browser cookie”. They don’t reveal your identity to us but they do allow us to recognise your device and prepare customised web pages for you. For instance, when you fill our contact form and include information such as your name, the information is packaged into a cookie and sent to your browser which saves it for later use. Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

What types of Cookies does Writers’ Garage use?

Generally, there are different types of cookies namely essential cookies or necessary cookies, persistent cookies, social media cookies and functionality cookies. Nonetheless, Writers’ Garage uses the following types of cookies.

Essential Cookies

Writers’ Garage uses essential cookies to help make https://writersgarage.net/ usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of its website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Session cookie

Also called a transient cookie, a cookie that is erased when you close the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from your computer.

Social Media Cookies

These allows us to assimilate social media functions into our site and may also be used for advertising purposes.

Persistent cookie

Also called a permanent cookie, or a stored cookie, a cookie that is stored on your hard drive until it expires (persistent cookies are set with expiration dates) or until you delete the cookie. Writers’ Garage uses persistent cookie to collect identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies allow Writers’ Garage to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, personalised features. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to customisable parts of our site including text size and font. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.

Why Writers’ Garage use Cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • recall your user ID when you visit our website.

  • collect information about the pages you view and your activities on the site.

  • enable the site to recognize you.

  • keep track of your preferences if you visit the website again and personalise your browsing experience.

The cookie transmits this information back to the website’s computer (or server).

Cookies used by our service providers

Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website. For instance, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

Controlling cookies

You can control or reset your cookies through your web browser, which will allow you to customise your cookie preferences and to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. HOWEVER, some features of the website may not function properly if you block all cookies.

Privacy policy- Writers’ Garage

Writers’ Garage acknowledges the pertinence in safeguarding your privacy and is therefore dedicated to protecting your personal information when you access or use its services on www.writersgarage.net.

In this policy we explain in clear and unambiguous terms why we process your data, how we collect your data, the legal basis for processing your data, how long we retain your data and who we might share your data with and how we share your data.

Kindly read this privacy policy to have a clear-cut knowledge and understanding of how we use your personal information.

Data Controller

Our data controller for the information you provide us with or for the information that is collected by us is:

Writers’ Garage

23, The Crescent – Griffith Downs

Drumcondra

Dublin, Ireland.

Types of Information Writers’ Garage Collect

Writers’ Garage collect the following types of information about you:

 Information you provide Writers’ Garage

We may ask for customised information such as username, your first and last name, phone number, physical address, billing address and e-mail address when you register for our services on www.writersgarage.net. or if you contact us by filling the contact form on our website or if you subscribe to our newsletter. We use this information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the functionality of our services. We may also use this information to correspond with you, and to address any issues you raise about your purchases.

Information Writers’ Garage collect from you automatically

We may directly collect analytics data or use third-party analytics tools such as google analytics to help us measure traffic and usage trends for our services. These tools collect information sent by your browser or mobile device, including the pages you visit and other information that assists us in improving our services. We collect and use this analytics information in collective form such that it cannot reasonably be manipulated to identify any specific individual user.

Cookies information

When you visit www.writersgarage.net. we may send one or more cookies. Kindly read our cookies policy for more information.

Log file information

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser or mobile device each time you access our website. When you use our website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include anonymous information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Service, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Device identifiers

A device identifier may convey information to us about how you browse and use the Service. A device identifier may remain persistently on your device, to help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the website. Some features of the website may not function properly if use or availability of device identifiers is impaired or disabled. Thus, when you access the Service by or through a mobile device (including but not limited to smart-phones or tablets), we may access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store one or more “device identifiers,” such as a universally unique identifier (“UUID”). Device identifiers are small data files or similar data structures stored on or associated with your mobile device, which uniquely identify your mobile device. A device identifier may be data stored in connection with the device hardware, data stored in connection with the device’s operating system or other software, or data sent to the device by Writers’ Garage.

Location data

Location data may convey to us information about how you browse and use the website. When you access the Service by or through a mobile device, we would ask you for your location data and access, collect, monitor and/or remotely store “location data,” which may include GPS coordinates (e.g. latitude and/or longitude) or similar information regarding the location of your mobile device. Some features of the website, especially location-based services, may not function properly if use or availability of location data is impaired or disabled.

How Writers’ Garage use your information

We use the information we collect about you for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with the Service: We use the information that you provide us to provide our services to you. This includes allowing you to log in to Writers’ Garage to subscribe to our packages.

  • To communicate with you about the Service: We use your contact information to get in touch with you and to send communications about vital elements of the Service. For example, we may send you emails about technical issues, security alerts or administrative matters.

  • For data analytics: We use information about you to help us improve Writers’ Garage Service and our users’ experience, including by monitoring aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns.

  • Remarketing: Writers’ Garage uses the Google AdWords, Facebook and Adroll remarketing service to advertise on third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. It could mean that we advertise to previous visitors who viewed our service but haven’t completed the purchase process. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s past visits to Writers’ Garage.

  • Any information collected will be used in accordance with our own privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, as well as opt-out of personalization.

  • To promote and drive engagement with the Writers’ Garage Service: We use your contact information to communicate with you about features and offers of similar services that you have viewed, and we think you would be interested in. You can opt-out of getting these communications as described below.

  • For security measures: We use information about you to monitor activity that we think is suspicious or potentially fraudulent, and to identify violations of this Privacy Policy or our Terms and Conditions.

  • For matters that you have specifically consent to: Periodically Writers’ Garage may seek your consent to use your information for a particular purpose. Where you consent to our doing so, we will use it for that purpose. Where you no longer want us to use your information for that purpose you may withdraw your consent to this use.

  • For matters that we are required to use your information by law: Writers’ Garage will use or disclose your information where we reasonably believe that such action is necessary to (a) comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement; (b) to enforce our Terms and Conditions or to protect the security or integrity of our Service; and/or (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Writers’ Garage, our Users or others.

Legal basis for processing information

We will collect and use your information only where:

  • We need it to provide you our services and fulfil our obligations to you under our Terms and Conditions. This includes providing you with access to our services you purchased or subscribed to on our site.

  • It is justified because of a legitimate interest such as for research and development or marketing the Service (but only where our legitimate interest isn’t overridden by your interest in protecting your data).

  • You consent to us using your information in a certain way.

  • It is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations.

If you have consented to our use of your information you may withdraw that consent at any time. Depending on the situation you can either withdraw your consent by emailing info@writersgarage.net or through your account settings page. Where we are using your information because of a legitimate interest to do so, you have the right to object to that use. However, if you do so it may mean that it is not possible for you to continue using the Services.

Sharing your information

We will not divulge, rent, lease or sell your information to third parties (including any parent, subsidiaries and affiliates) without your consent, except if it is mandated by government authorities.

We would only share your information to third parties who are our service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.

Some of the third parties that Writers’ Garage may share your personal information with include providers who assist Writers’ Garage with functions such as:

  • Billing;

  • Email services;

  • Customer support and customer management;

  • Analytics; and

  • Hosting and storage.

How we transfer, store and protect your data

Your information collected through the website may be stored and processed in the Republic of Ireland. Writers’ Garage may transfer information that we collect about you, including personal information, to affiliated entities, or to other third parties across borders and from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world. Where we transfer your information to a third party provider that is not located in the EEA, and is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, we will require those third party providers to enter into an agreement that provides appropriate safeguards for your information. Occasionally, we may also seek your consent to transfer your information to a third country outside the EEA.

Unlawful access of your information

In the event that any information under our control is unlawfully accessed as a result of a breach of security, Writers’ Garage will take reasonable steps to investigate the situation. Where necessary, Writers’ Garage shall alert those individuals whose information may have been compromised and take other steps, in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Choices about your information

You control your account information and settings

You can update your account information by logging into your account and changing your profile settings. You can also stop receiving promotional email communications from us by clicking on the “unsubscribe link” provided in such communications. We make every effort to promptly process all unsubscribe requests. You may not opt out of Service-related communications (e.g., account verification, purchase and billing confirmations and reminders, changes/updates to features of the Service, technical and security notices).

Opting out of collection of your information for Tracking / Advertising

Kindly refer to your mobile device or browser’s technical information for instructions on how to delete and disable cookies, and other tracking/recording tools. Depending on your type of device, it may not be possible to delete or disable tracking mechanisms on your mobile device. Note that disabling cookies and/or other tracking tools prevents Writers’ Garage or its business partners from tracking your browser’s activities in relation to the Service, and for use in targeted advertising activities by third parties. However, doing so may disable many of the features available through the Service.

Rights in respect of your Information

You have the right to:

  • Request a copy of your information;

  • Object to our use of your information;

  • Request that your information be deleted or that we restrict access to it;

  • Request a structured electronic version of your information;

  • Request that we correct inaccuracies relating to your information.

Kindly contact us at info@writersgarage.net should you wish to make a request in respect of your personal information. We shall respond to your request within 4 weeks.

In some circumstances Writers’ Garage may not be able to comply with a request that you make in respect of your personal data. For example, we may not be able to provide a copy of your information where it infringes on the rights of another User. We may also be required to retain certain information that you ask us to delete for various reasons, such as where there is a legal requirement to do so.

If we are unable to resolve your request, or if you are concerned about a potential violation, you may be entitled to report the issue or make a complaint to the data protection authority in your jurisdiction.

How Long Writers’ Garage retain your information

Following termination or deactivation of your User account, Writers’ Garage may retain your profile information and user content for a commercially reasonable time, and for as long as we have a valid purpose to do so. In particular, Writers’ Garage may retain your information for the purpose of compliance with its legal and audit obligations, and for backup and archival purposes.

Link To Third Party Sites

Writers’ Garage may contain links to other websites of interest which you may encounter. We are not affiliated with these sites neither are we responsible for these sites. Consequently, we have no liability whatsoever with regard to privacy matters or any other legal matter with respect to such sites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies and the terms of use or service of such websites.

Children Privacy Protection Act

Our services are not for children, we do not knowingly and calculatedly gather or retain information about children without the consent of their guardian or parents.

Changes to this privacy policy

We have the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to you. When we make changes to our privacy policy, we shall send a notice to you via email.

Reach out to us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the Service, please reach out to us at info@writersgarage.net