Privacy

You are a valued customer!

 

I want to address any privacy concerns you may have.

I want your decision to do business with me to be an informed one. To that end, here’s my privacy statement for handling the information you share with me online.

 

Collecting Information

 

When you visit this website — GaryWrites.com I may collect information about you that you voluntarily share by using this website. This identification information may include, but isn’t limited to, your name, physical address, email address, telephone and fax numbers and other details of your business.

As you may be aware, it is a common practice when visiting a website, just like mine, for that website to automatically collect data involving your usage on that website. This is called ‘gathering ‘cookies,’ which are small text files placed on your computer by websites, like mine, and/or consumer applications, web server logs and other web tools.

This ‘cookie’ technology allows me to customize your online experience and track how you use my website so I can improve your online experience. Tracking data I collect may include, but is not limited to, the date, time and location of your visit, how much time you spend on my website, which, if any, pages you view when on my website, any links you click, or downloads you open, other websites and/or consumer applications you may visit by clicking a link on my website that opens those other websites, your search queries, and basic information about your computer, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your domain name, your browser type and the name of your Internet Service Provider (ISP).

You can deactivate cookies if you don’t want your browsing on my website to be tracked. Note that deactivating cookies may affect your online experience while on my website.

When visiting my website, you may be directed, through hyperlinks, to other websites or consumer applications that are beyond my control. Further, when you are visiting my website, other companies, such as third party advertisers and sponsors, may gather information about you.

This Privacy Statement does NOT cover the collection of information by other companies and consumer applications. Although I encourage third parties to provide their own privacy policy, I’m NOT responsible for their activities, such as how they handle the information they collect online about you.

 

Using Information Collected

 

I primarily use identification information that you voluntarily share with me on this website to customize your online experience, and to do what you asked of me. I also use your identification information to tell you about my services, for example, but not limited to, when you complete a form or submit an email request. You can instruct me not to send communications to you by following the procedure indicated on my Contact page, for example, you can opt out or unsubscribe from content sent from my website.

Occasionally, I may use your identification information to validate your identity. As for usage tracking data, I primarily use that information to operate and improve the website experience for you — my readers — and to further my marketing efforts.

Typically, I do not share your information with unaffiliated third parties. I may, however, share your information with my own personnel and/or my service providers to the extent necessary to fulfill your requests. I also may share your information with my affiliates, but I will not share it with unaffiliated third parties for direct marketing purposes.

I reserve the right to disclose your information under limited circumstances. Those circumstances may include, but are not limited to, cooperating with law enforcement or judicial authorities as required by law or legal processes, to protect my legal rights or to protect the public good.

Whenever you are online, or on this website, you run the risk that the information you provide will fall into the wrong hands. Although I implement and maintain commercially reasonable security procedures and practices to safeguard your privacy, I cannot. and DO NOT, guarantee the security of any information you provide to me.

I accept no responsibility or liability for the activities of third parties. By using this website, you agree to my Terms.

 

Updating Information

 

If you want to review the information about you that I collect when using this website, or want to change that information, make a request following the procedures on my Contact page. I may require you to verify your identity before processing your request.

 

Anti-Fraud Disclosure

 

Electronic communications such as email, text messages and social media messaging, are neither secure nor confidential. While my company has adopted policies and procedures to aid in avoiding fraud, even the best security protections can still be bypassed by unauthorized parties. To that end, I will NEVER send you any electronic communication with instructions to transfer funds or to provide nonpublic personal information, such as credit card or debit numbers or bank account and/or routing numbers.

YOU SHOULD NEVER TRANSMIT NON-PUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION, SUCH AS CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD NUMBERS OR BANK ACCOUNT OR ROUTING NUMBERS, BY EMAIL OR OTHER UNSECURED ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION.

EMAILS ATTEMPTING TO INDUCE FRAUDULENT WIRE TRANSFERS ARE COMMON AND THEY MAY APPEAR TO COME FROM A TRUSTED SOURCE. DO NOT BE FOOLED.

If you receive any electronic communication directing you to transfer funds or provide nonpublic personal information, EVEN IF THAT ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION APPEARS TO BE FROM MY WEBSITE — DO NOT RESPOND TO ITIMMEDIATELY send me an email. Such requests, even if they appear to be from me, are likely part of a scheme to defraud you by stealing funds from you or using your identity to commit a crime.

 

Updating My Privacy Statement

 

Occasionally, I may change this Privacy Statement. I will notify you of any changes by posting an updated Privacy Policy on this page with a new ‘Effective Date’ notice as noted below.

 

Contacting Me

 

If you want to send me a request or you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact me by email.

 

Effective Date and Contact Information

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 01 September 2017.

 

International Users

 

My website is hosted by servers in the United States.

If you are located outside the United States, your personal information may be transferred to the United States. By submitting your personal information, you consent to its transfer to the United States and to its storage, processing, and use in the United States according to this Privacy Policy.