Information we collect
When you access our website, client information and the essential and nonessential technical information listed below is automatically collected. No other information is collected through our website except when you deliberately decide to send it to us (for example, by clicking on a link to send us an email or filling out a form). The information you might choose to send us is also listed below as “optional information.”
Client information is used to route the requested web page to your computer for viewing. We send the requested web page and the routing information to our internet service provider or other entities involved in transmitting the requested page to you. We do not control the privacy practices of those entities.
We may keep your information indefinitely after the web page is transmitted, but do not try to obtain any information to link it to the individuals who browse our website.
Essential and nonessential technical information
Essential and nonessential technical information lets us respond to your request in an appropriate format [or in a personalized manner] and helps us plan website improvements. The Writing by Design website uses “cookies.” Usually a cookie enables our website to tailor what you see according to the way you entered the site (i.e., if you entered by pushing a button identifying yourself as a concept writing customer, your subsequent views of information might be tailored for our concept writing services).
We also use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website. For example, we may determine that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, but we do not disclose information that could identify those specific individuals.
The Writing by Design website uses Google Analytics to analyze web traffic for design and content purposes. In such cases, the access information described above may be shared with the vendor(s) providing the analytical service. Writing by Design does not control the privacy policies of these vendors.
Optional information enables us to provide services or information tailored more specifically to your needs, to forward your message or inquiry to another entity that is better able to do so, and to plan website improvements.
We use the information you provide about yourself, or about someone else when placing a request for service, only to complete that order or request. We do not share this information with outside parties, except to the extent necessary to complete that order or request.
We generally use return email addresses to answer the emails we receive.
Finally, we never use or share the optional information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the purpose described without a clear notice on the particular page accessed and without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
Why do we collect this information?
The information we collect may be used to:
Our website may place a “cookie” on your computer, unless your browser is set to reject cookies.
The choice to provide information
There is no legal requirement for you to provide any information at our website. However, our website will not work without client information and the essential technical information. Failure of your browser to provide nonessential technical information will not prevent your use of our website but may prevent certain features from working. For any optional information that is requested at the website, failure to provide the requested information will mean that the particular feature or service associated with that part of the web page may not be available to you.
Should you have other questions or concerns about the Writing by Design Internet Privacy Statement and our privacy practices, please send us an email at [email protected].
Changes to this policy
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