We, at Realistic Writing (the “Company”, “we” or “us”), respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”).
What Type Of Information We Collect
The first type of information is un-identified and non-identifiable information pertaining to a user(s), which may be made available or gathered via your use of the Services and interaction with the website (“Non-personal Information”). We are not able to identify the user from the Non-personal Information that is collected.
In order to enhance the functionality of the Services and to provide you with a better user experience, we collect technical information transmitted by your computer (through the use of third party analytical cookies), including certain software and hardware information (e.g. the type of browser and operating system your device uses, language preference, access time and the domain name of the website from which you linked to the Services; etc.).
We also collect information about your use of the Services, such as user activity (e.g. pages viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages, online browsing, clicks, actions, etc.). This information is collected, amongst other things, for research and analytics purposes about your use of the Services.
The second type of information is individually identifiable information, namely information that identifies an individual or may with reasonable effort identify an individual (“Personal Information”). This may be collected when you subscribe for our email newsletters by providing us with your email address on the website or when you post a comment including your name and email address in response to one of our news pieces.
We may also collect specific types of connection details and information with regard to your device and hardware, such as IP addresses.
If we combine Personal Information with Non-personal Information, the combined information will be treated as Personal Information for as long as it remains combined.
A cookie is a piece of data stored on your computer containing information about your access to the website. We and our trusted partners may use such cookies for various different purposes. These purposes include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, enabling automatic activation of certain features, remembering your preferences, and making the interaction between you and our Services quicker and easier.
We use the following types of cookies:
Session cookie: Allow us to link your actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finishes when you close it.
Persistent cookie: A cookie that remains on your device for the period of time specified in the cookie and is activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie.
Performance cookies: Cookies that gather information about how you use and navigate a website. For example, which pages you go to most often, and if you get error messages from them. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All of the information gathered by these types of cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website works.
Targeting cookies or advertising cookies: Used to deliver adverts that are relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times or the frequency you see an advertisement, as well as help, measure the efficiency of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s consent. They record that you have visited a particular website as well as what pages you have viewed, and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.
You may remove the cookies by following the instructions of your web browser; however, if you choose to disable cookies, some features of our Service may not operate properly and your online experience may be limited.
We use such technologies for routine operation, including for the collection of statistical data about your use of our Service and in order to adapt the Service to your personal preferences. The information collected through such tracking technologies by third parties on our behalf, help to provide technical diagnostics and analytic tools.
Provider cookies: These are cookies are placed by us or the operator of our website, who is commissioned by us.
How We Use The Information We Collect
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests
Where you have given us your specific consent for processing your personal data on a legal basis. We will always obtain your consent before sending third-party direct marketing communications to you via email. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.