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Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. We're committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when using our website.

Our Privacy Policy below forms part of our website terms of use.

Looking for our T&Cs? Find them here: Terms & Conditions.

If you've already read the Privacy Policy, you can check a specific clause using the Privacy Policy Menu at the bottom of the page.

 

EU Residents

To comply with the the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (UE) 2016/679), we, (Jeda pearl Creative), must inform you of the personal data we hold, why we hold it, who we share it with, where we it is stored.

Your explicit permission is required.

You can opt-in or opt-out via our Subscription Form or via your Client Questionnaire, or our Contact form.

If you opt-out, regrettably, you may be unable to access some or all of our services.

 

Summary

We do NOT collect or store any of your financial details. We use secure payment processors, like PayPal to do that for us.

And we do NOT collect any "sensitive" personal data, such as your racial/ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, physical or mental health or sexual life.

We MAY collect some personally-identifiable data from you, for example: we may need your name and email address if you sign up for our newsletter; contact us; log-in; or you place an order. However, you can use most of this website without giving us any personally-identifiable data. Occasionally we may invite customers and subscribers to answer surveys, so we can find out how to improve our services.

We DO collect anonymous statistical data, such as, what search engines visitors use and which pages are popular, which helps us improve our website and services for you.

And we DO use Cookies for a number of actions, including: to help our website function, embed third-party content and gather anonymous statistical data.

You must be aged 13 or over to comment on our blog posts and/or share our web pages with third-parties - Posting Guidelines below.

 

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Please note we only collect data and use cookies to improve your experience as well as the products and services we offer to you.

Thank you.

The full Privacy Policy below {in my native British English} explains:

  • what data we collect + why;
  • our Posting Guidelines {please have fun, be polite & professional!}; and
  • what cookies we use + why.

 

Privacy & Cookies Policy

OVERVIEW:

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website, and JEDA PEARL CREATIVE, the owner and provider of this Website.  This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the JEDA PEARL CREATIVE via the Website.  This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998 (UK) and the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR);

“Client” means any third party who has bought copywriting, editing, marketing and / or business consultancy Services;

"Content" means any text, media, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, video clips, documents, coursework, materials, data compilations, software and any other form of information capable of being stored in a computer that appears on or forms part of this Website;

“Cookie” means a small, non-personally identifiable text file placed on your computer or mobile device by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website.  Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in Clause 12;

"Member/Members" means any third party User who has an account to log-in to this website, who has bought a paid membership, bought a product or service which includes a member’s account, or received a gift membership for JEDA PEARL CREATIVE's Services and accesses the Website and is not employed by JEDA PEARL CREATIVE and acting in the course of their employment;

“Service” means collectively any online facilities, tools, digital and physical products, digital and physical services, consultancy services, memberships or information that JEDA PEARL CREATIVE makes available through the Website either now or in the future;

“Services” means the services available to You through this Website and from JEDA PEARL CREATIVE, including but not limited to:

  • a place where Users can read articles related to creative writing, business writing, marketing, small business management and business development;
  • and may purchase services, including but not limited to: copywriting and editing services, marketing and strategy consultancy, digital products, physical products, online classes, workshops, event tickets, memberships, membership areas;
  • and may opt-in to email newsletters;

Staff” means Our employees and specific contractors, such as assistants, photographers, designers, writers, editors, etc.

“UK and EU Cookie Law” means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 - Documentation ;

“User/Visitor/You/Your” means any third party that accesses the Website &/or Services and is not employed by JEDA PEARL CREATIVE and acting in the course of their employment;

“Website/Site" means the website that you are currently using (JEDAPEARL.COM, THECOPYSPA.COM, AND/OR NURTUREYOURAUDIENCE.COM - INCLUDING .CO.UK DOMAINS) and any sub-domains of this Site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions; and

“We/Us/Our” means JEDA PEARL CREATIVE.

"Writer/Artist/Jeda Pearl" means Jeda Pearl Lewis (pen name Jeda Pearl), owner of JEDA PEARL CREATIVE.

 

2. Scope of this Policy

This Policy applies only to the actions of JEDA PEARL CREATIVE and Users with respect to this Website and Services.  It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

 

3. Data Collected and Held

JEDA PEARL CREATIVE is committed to ensuring that the collection and processing of personal data is only undertaken in the legitimate operation of Our business. We collect and use the following Data for legitimate purposes only and Data is not disclosed to any third party unlawfully.

We do NOT collect or store financial information such as credit/debit card numbers.

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected:

3.1 PERSONAL DATA:
3.1.1 name (if provided by you);
3.1.2 month of birth (if provided by you);
3.1.3 contact information such as email addresses, postal addresses and telephone numbers (if provided by you);
3.1.4 demographic information such as profession, preferences and interests (if provided by you, eg via surveys);
3.1.5 your messages and blog comments (if provided by you);
3.1.6 your feedback and reviews (if provided by you);
3.1.7 photos and videos of you (if permission is given by you);
3.1.8 your website address (if provided by you);

3.2 Non-personally-identifiable data:
3.2.1 IP address (automatically collected);
3.2.2 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
3.2.3 operating system (automatically collected);
3.2.4 a list of URLs starting with a referring site, and the site you exit to (automatically collected); and
3.2.5 your activity on this Website (automatically collected).

3.3 SENSITIVE DATA:
3.3.1 We do NOT collect any "sensitive" personal data, such as your racial/ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, physical or mental health or sexual life.

3.4 In addition to choosing what Data you share, you may choose the WAY in which you share Data with us. Data is collected via:

  • Post
  • Paper forms and methods
  • Digital forms and methods
  • Email
  • Secure online forms

 

4 Our Use of Data – Why We Hold Personal Data

4.1 JEDA PEARL CREATIVE Data users must comply with the eight Data Protection Principles:

  • Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
  • Personal data shall be held only for one or more specified and lawful purposes and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or purposes.
  • Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose for which it is processed.
  • Personal data shall be accurate and where necessary kept up to date.
  • Personal data processed for any purpose shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
  • Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subject under the DPA.
  • Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of the data.
  • Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or a territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

4.1.1 Any personal Data you submit will be retained by JEDA PEARL CREATIVE.

4.1.2 Subject to Clause 8.2, Data provided by Users will NOT be sold to third parties.

4.2 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your personal Data will NOT be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.

4.3 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. For more details on security see Clause 11 below.

4.4 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
4.4.1 internal record keeping;
4.4.2 improvement of our products / services;
4.4.3 transmission by email or post of information regarding your use of Our Services;

4.4.4 transmission by email or post of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
4.4.5 contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, or post;

4.4.6 illustrate, customise or update the Website and/or Our Services.

 

5. Sharing Your Data, Third Party Websites and Services

5.1 JEDA PEARL CREATIVE may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to:
5.1.1 Website use;
5.1.2 search engine facilities;
5.1.3 communications and newsletter transmission;

5.1.4 advertising and marketing;

5.1.5 feedback and reviews;

5.1.6 Service use;

5.1.2 delivery of purchased items.

Third-party providers MAY have access to some personal Data provided by Users of Our services and Website.

5.2 Third-Party providers for in-person Service use include:

5.2.1 service providers:

5.3 We may share personal Data with JEDA PEARL CREATIVE Staff.

A non-exhaustive list of further Third-Party providers, including digital Service use, and first-party Cookies use is within Clause 12.

Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that JEDA PEARL CREATIVE requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited.  Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

5.4 Links to Other Websites:

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites.  JEDA PEARL CREATIVE has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof.  This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites.  Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

 

6. Confidentiality, Intellectual Property, Rights and Usage

Please refer to Clauses 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 of our Terms & Conditions Policy - use of the Website and Our Services are also governed by Our Terms & Conditions Policy which is incorporated into this policy by this reference. To view Our Terms & Conditions, please click on the link above.

 

7. Where We Store Data

Subject to Clauses 4, 5 and 3.4, personal Data is kept on our office PC. Some personal Data may be kept on Google Drive; TypeForm; Gmail; MailChimp and Backblaze.

 

8. Controlling Use of Your Data

8.1 Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
8.1.1 use of Data for direct marketing purposes;
8.1.2 sharing Data with third parties; and

8.1.3 photographs and video footage (see Clause 4).

8.2. Changes of Business Ownership and Control

8.2.1 JEDA PEARL CREATIVE may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of JEDA PEARL CREATIVE. Data provided by Users will NOT be sold to third parties with the exception of the sale or transfer of our business. Where it is relevant to any part of our business Data will be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.

8.2.2 In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in the sale or transfer of our business, you will be contacted in advance via email and informed of the changes. When contacted you will be given the choice to have your Data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.

 

9. Your Right to Withhold Information

9.1 You may access certain areas of Our Website and some of Our Services (such as our “Drop In” classes) without providing any Data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website and fully use Our services, you may be required to submit certain Data.

9.2 You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information see Clause 12.

9.3 Your explicit permission is required.

9.3.1 You can opt-in or opt-out via our Subscription Form or via your Client Questionnaire, or our Contact form.

9.3.2 You may “opt-out” of providing certain Data. If you opt-out, regrettably, you may be unable to access some or all of our services.

9.4 You may unsubscribe from Our mailing list at any time.

9.5 You may request your Data is rectified, restricted, blocked, erased or destroyed.

9.6 You may notify us of any change in Data permissions, for example, you may request photographs and videos to be removed from this Website by contacting Us: jeda @jedapearl.com

 

10. Your Right to Access Your Own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by JEDA PEARL CREATIVE (where such data is held) on payment of a small fee which will not exceed £10 (the statutory maximum).

 

11. Security

11.1 Data security is of great importance to JEDA PEARL CREATIVE and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected.

11.2 You acknowledge it is impossible to construct “perfect internet security”. This Website does not use encryption (such as SSL), however, we have other security measures in place and our third-party providers, such as our email service providers and payment processing providers, do use encryption.

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