Privacy Policy

We value your privacy. In all cases, we accord your information with the same level of privacy and respect that we would want for ourselves. Our entire website is under a secure socket layer (SSL); all data you enter is encrypted.

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your PII in accordance with our website.

 

Do you live in the European Union or the European Economic Area? Learn about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

 

If you wish to stop receiving communications from us, or have questions, please email us at info@weepingwillowbooks.com.

 

WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM THE PEOPLE WHO VISIT OUR WEBSITE?

When subscribing to our monthly newsletter or contacting us using a form, you will be asked to enter your name and email address. When you purchase a book, you will use PayPal to collect your name, credit card information, and other details. When you submit your work to us, your writing will be kept confidential. We do not publish your work without your permission.

 

We do not control the information which PayPal collects and receives from our customers. If you have questions about PayPal’s privacy policy, see its privacy policy on its website at:

 

 

WHEN DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION?

 

We acquire information about you only when you subscribe to our newsletters, buy a book, or correspond with us. 

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

 

We may use the information we collect from you when you sign up for our newsletter or contact us to:
 

  • Send periodic emails regarding events, products, and services.

  • Follow up with you after your email inquiries.
     

DO WE USE ‘COOKIES’?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. Weeping Willow Website users are  not individually identifiable and your personal information is not gathered by our cookies. Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity. This enables us to provide you with improved user experience on our site. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

WE USE COOKIES TO:

Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. .Our cookies only convey general data such as which internet browser you are using and which pages you visit on the Weeping Willow Website. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, it won’t affect the user’s experience.

THIRD-PARTY DISCLOSURE

Your PII is safe with us. We do not purchase mailing lists; we do not release personal information to third parties; and we do not rent our mailing list. What’s shared with Weeping Willow stays with Weeping Willow.

 

THIRD-PARTY LINKS

Our Weeping Willow Books website online store links to PayPal, a third-party user as defined by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations. Credit card and other personal information you enter on PayPal’s site while buying a Weeping Willow Book through our online shop is stored and used by PayPal under users instructions and preferences. Users with questions about PayPal’s privacy policy should visit PayPal’s policy online at:

AFFILIATE LINKS

Some third party links to products (such as books) may contain affiliate links that allow us to earn a small percentage of any purchases made at no extra cost to you as the buyer.

GOOGLE

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users:

We use Google Analytics on our website. Google Analytics does not provide individually identifying information about our website users. Google Analytics provides Weeping Willow Books with general data such as what internet browsers our visitors are using, which pages they are viewing, and how long visitors are staying on our site.

OPTING OUT:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on.

CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at:

 

ACCORDING TO CALOPPA,
WE AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

 

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the home page and contact page.
 

YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES:

On our Privacy Policy Page.

 

EMAIL MARKETING DATA PROCESSING:

We use Wix.com to host our Weeping Willow Books website, provide email services to our staff, manage our email marketing subscriber list and to send emails to our subscribers. Wix is a third-party provider which processes and stores our subscriber data using the standards of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the end of each newsletter.

YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION:

By contacting us by email at info@weepingwillowbooks.com

HOW DOES OUR SITE HANDLE DO NOT TRACK SIGNALS?

Wix, our web host, does not honor Do Not Track signals per the protocol of the EUGDPR. For questions about the privacy policy of Wix, our web host, visit its website at:

 

 

Our website does allow third-party behavioral tracking, including but not limited to Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.

COPPA (CHILDREN ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

IN ORDER TO BE IN LINE WITH FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICES WE WILL TAKE THE FOLLOWING RESPONSIVE ACTION, SHOULD A DATA BREACH OCCUR:

We will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM ACT

The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

We collect your email address in order to:

  • Respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions

  • Market to our mailing list

 

Note: Your email address is only collected when you fill out a form or leave a comment on this website. Cookies are used by Wix (this site’s web host), and plugins that run on this website. You can disable cookies in your browser settings to prevent this type of tracking.

 

 

TO BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CANSPAM, WE AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.

  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.

  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.

  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.

  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.

  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

 

IF AT ANY TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO UNSUBSCRIBE FROM RECEIVING FUTURE EMAILS, YOU CAN:

Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email (Unsubscribe), and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

USER DATA REQUEST

To request your information that this site has collected and stored, please email us at info@weepingwillowbooks.com.

CONTACTING US

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Weeping Willow Books
Attn: Marcia Meier
3463 State St., Suite 434
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105
info@weepingwillowbooks.com

© 2019 by  WEEPING WILLOW BOOKS
3463 State St., Suite 434
Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

info@weepingwillowbooks.com

Weeping Willow Books respects your privacy. We never sell or share your data. What's shared with Weeping Willow Books stays with Weeping Willow Books.