Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is https://saolegalwriting.com.

Contact info can be found at the bottom of each page.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Mailchimp

We use Mailchimp from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA (Mailchimp) to send our newsletter and other correspondence. This allows us to contact subscribers directly. In addition, we analyze your usage behaviour in order to optimize our delivery.

For this purpose, we pass on the following personal data to Mailchimp:

* email address

* First name

* Our email sends include a link that allows you to update your personal data.

Mailchimp is the recipient of your personal data and acts as a processor for us as far as the sending of our newsletter is concerned. The processing of the data provided under this section is neither legally nor contractually required. Without your consent and the transmission of your personal data, we cannot send out a newsletter to you.

In addition, Mailchimp collects the following personal data using cookies and other tracking methods: Information about your terminal device (IP address, device information, operating system, browser ID, information about the application with which you read your emails and further information about hardware and internet connection. In addition, usage data is collected such as date and time, when you opened the email / campaign and browser activity (e.g. which emails / web pages were opened). Mailchimp needs this data to ensure the security and reliability of the systems, compliance with the terms of use and the prevention of misuse. This corresponds to the legitimate interest of Mailchimp (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) and serves the execution of the contract (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO). Mailchimp also evaluates performance data, such as email delivery statistics and other communication data. This information is used to create usage and performance statistics for the services.

Mailchimp also collects information about you from other sources. In an unspecified period and scope, personal data is collected via social media and other third-party data providers. We have no control over this process.

You can find more information about objection and removal options vis-à-vis Mailchimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/#3._Privacy_for_Contacts.

The legal basis for these processing operations is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. A corresponding link can be found in all mailings. In addition, the revocation can be made via the specified contact options. The declaration of revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out to date.

Your data will be processed as long as you have given your consent. Apart from that, they will be deleted after the termination of the contract between us and Mailchimp, unless legal requirements make further storage necessary.

Mailchimp has implemented compliance measures for international data transfers. These apply to all global activities where Stripe processes personal data of individuals in the EU. These measures are based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs). For more information, please visit: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum

Google Analytics

We use the web analytics service Google Analytics from Google on our website.

The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors as well as for marketing and advertising purposes. For this purpose, Google will use the information obtained on our behalf as the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The following information, among others, can be collected: IP address, date and time of the page view, click path, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using (device), pages visited, referrer URL (website from which you accessed our website), location data, purchase activities. The IP address of your browser transmitted by Google Analytics is not linked to any other Google data.

Google Analytics uses technologies such as cookies, web storage in the browser and tracking pixels, which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of our website generated by the Google Analytics cookies is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The data transmission takes place i.a. on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data and is available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://business.safety.google/ adsprocessorterms/. Both Google and US government agencies have access to your data. Your data may be linked by Google with other data, such as your search history, your personal accounts, your usage data from other devices and any other data that Google has about you.

You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ or at https://policies.google.com/?hl=en&gl=de and at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en.

Our website also uses Google Analytics reports for performance, based on demographic characteristics and interests as well as reports to impressions in the Google Display Network. You may deactivate Google Analytics for display advertising and set the displays in the Google Display Network by accessing the display settings under this link: https://www.google.de/ads/preferences?ac_tld=de&continue=aHR0cHM6Ly9hZHNzZXR0aW5ncy5nb29nbGUuZGUvYW5vbnltb3Vz.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.